Babies grow - what a discovery - and with the cold weather approaching the super cute baby hat with earflaps (pattern from Purl Bee) I knitted for a friend's newborn baby in spring, is now getting tight around the head. Alas, I thought I made it large enough to last the hole winter, but you know - babies grow faster than you plan.
So I'm knitting a new one in toddler size and I hope he can wear it a bit longer then.
In other news: Today in the morning I had my car outside in front of the house and it was frozen with ice. It's now offically autumn I suppose! When I bring the kids to schol in the morning, the sun just rises and we have fog almost everyday now. So enchanting!......
My sister's birthday wish this year was a blue slouchy hat with a light yarn and pattern. She has beautiful light red hair and the color she picked makes her hair shine even more. Since it's her birthday and I made the calculations anyway, I'll give you this pattern as a gift, too. It's adult size and quite wide to sit loosely on the head. It's not too long, so you can fold the brim and wear it as a cap, too. I'm tempted to make one for me actually!
The wool this hat is made from is Lamana Como, a new yarn. It's unbelievably soft and light. The weight is spectacular for the length (25g for 120m), that's why you should double the amount of yarn stated below, if you substitute it for another one. The hat in the Como yarn is 50g.
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The trigonometric hat is a cabled hat with wavy curves and a simple knit and purl pattern inbetween. It's knitted tightly so the winterwinds can't get through and your head stays warm and cozy. You can wear the hat with doubled brim or slouchier. The pompom is optional and there also is a tutorial included how to make one.
This hat matches the trigonometric loop scarf and mittens. There will be a three-piece set of the trigonometric patterns available soon.
Trigonometric hat- cable-textured hat
- knitting in the round
- knit and purl
- simple cables
adult: width: 22cm/8.66inch; length 25cm/9.85inch
child: width: 19cm/7.48inch; length 20cm/7.87inch
The feather portrait is progressing slowly. This projects wants to take it's time it seems. I have added some smaller feathers and the collar of the dress since the last time I've shown you the portrait. Also some shading and lighting and the mouth. The mouth was a tough one, it's not easy to draw or stitch a mouth without it looking like overdone lipstick.
So far I'm content with the overall look, but it doesn't feel finished yet. We'll see what this portrait wants me to add to it.
There is knitting going on here, too. An old friend in a new shape. I'll show you when it's finished.
The last week my knitting was all baby knits. A friend of mine is expecting and it's her first baby so she will need some baby knits, right?
It started so harmless with the Wills sweater from Rowan Classic Babies, Book 4. I knitted this exact same sweater for my boy when he was 6 months or so and I loved the construction of the yoke and wanted to make this again.
Then I looked for a hat pattern and found the Garter Ear Flap Hat by the Purl Bee. It's such a clever and easy design because the ear flaps are not attached afterwards, but knitted on the go with shortrows. I like earflap hats for babies because on tiny heads, hats tend to slip over the forehead too much when you want to cover the ears.
I finished the brioche pattern hat. It's way too big (my son can cover his whole head in it if he turns down the brim...). *sigh* Brioche stitch stretches so unpredictably! I started the first version with 10 or 20 stitches bigger, yet the smaller version is too big. this is not my first hat, but the brioche keeps me at the edge of my sanity.
The good thing is, my son said he likes the hat because it's so warm and squishy. At least a silver lining :) I'll start a new - smaller - one next year.
KUMO is a winterproof hat with a beautiful cably texture and easy to knit. The pattern includes instructions for a slouchy and a men's version. The pattern has a chart and written instructions.
KUMO- cable-textured hat Knitting skills: - knitting in the round - knit and purl - simple cables - kitchener stitch Finished measurements: Slouchy: circumference: 51cm/20inch; length 28cm/11inch Men's: circumference: 45cm/17.7inch; length 23,5cm/9.25inchBuy here:
This is my current knitting project: a cable pattern hat in Drops Lima (an alpaca - wool blend)
I kept my knitting needles in a shabby red plastic bag for some years. When I looked at it yesterday - for the hundredst time regretting the old thing is still there - I decided to make a real fabric bag. It is made from the same fabric as my embroidery hoop bag. I can close it with drawstrings I kept from a christmas paper bag.
I think I'll make some for my knitting projects, too!
Coming today, the Huegel hats. The inspiration for these hats come from the image of a snow powdered hilltop. The name Huegel comes from the german word "Hügel" which simply means "hill".
Finished versions in 4 sizes and many colors are in the Etsy store. You want to knit one yourself? Alright, the pattern is available in all of my pattern shops here:
Finished measurements (for children 5-6 years/ head circumference 50-54cm/19.7-21inch) 47x20.5cm/ 18.5x8inch stretches up to 21inch (54cm) Gauge (stockinette): 10x10cm/ 4x4inch=19stsx29rounds needle size: 4mm/US6 Material Garnstudio DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk (23.0sts=4inches). It's worked with 2 strands! Maincolour (MC): 50g in lilac Contrasting colour (CC): 25g in off-white circular knitting needle size 4mm/US6 Abbreviations CO cast on ** repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed st(s) stitch(es) k1 knit one stitch p1 purl one stitch rnd(s) round(s)
InstructionsTo achieve a larger or smaller size just add/leave away a multiple of 3sts in the width to increase size by 1.6cm/0.62inch. 1. With MC cast on 90sts. Join them in the round, be careful not to twist stitches. 2. Establish the ribbing: *k2, p1*. 3. Work ribbing for 10 rounds. 4. Knit for 21 rounds. Cut one strand of the MC and include one strand of off-white. You are working with one lilac and one white strand now. 5. Knit for 12 rounds. Then cut the......