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more baby hats

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.

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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! I wish I could drive the way to school by bike to enjoy the scenery more, but there sadly is no save and short way to cycle with two kids. With the freezing weather come out my woolen sweaters and hats and scarves… hmm… it’s so great to have all these handknits to warm you and the whole family!

Joining in with Ginny and Nicole.

 

free knitting pattern: Happy K

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.

You can take the inscriptions here or download the pattern here as PDF or at the following websites: youtube craftsy makerist kollabora

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Happy K – hat knitting pattern

Finished measurements
circumference: 52cm/20.5inch
length: 24,5cm/ 9.65inch

Gauge (in eyelet pattern)
20stsx32rounds=10x10cm/4x4inch

Materials
Lamana Como; 100% wool; 120m, 25g per skein
color: petrol (24) 2 skeins
set of 4 double pointed knitting needles (DPNs) size 3mm/ 2.5 US

Abbreviations
CO cast on
** repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed
st(s) stitch(es)
k1 knit one stitch
p1 purl one stitch
k2tog knit two stitches together – one stitch decreased
ssk slip, knit, pass stitch over – one stitch decreased
rnd(s) round(s)
rep repeat(s)
pm place marker

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Patterns
Half brioche stitch
Round 1: Purl all stitches.
Round 2: *p; knit into the stitch of the round below*
Repeat round 1 and 2.

Eyelet pattern
Knit all even rounds.
Round 1: P4, k5, k2tog, k1, yo.
Round 3: K1, p3, k4, k2tog, k1, yo, p1.
Round 5: K2, p2, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, p2.
Round 7: K3, p1, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, p3.
Round 9: Yo, k1, ssk, k5, p4.
Round 11: P1, yo, k1, ssk, k4, p3, k1.
Round 13: P2, yo, k1, ssk, k3, p2, k2.
Round 15: P3, yo, k1, ssk, k2, p1, k3.

Instructions
1 . CO 90sts and join in the round.
2. Work half brioche stitch for 32 rounds.
3. Knit one round. AT THE SAME TIME: knit through the front and back loop of every 5th stitch.
=> 108sts on the needles
4. Work in eyelet pattern for the next 56 rounds (3.5 pattern repeats).
5. Crown shaping:
1st round: *k5, k2tog, k2, p3*
2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th round: knit every stitch
3rd round: *k4, k2tog, k2, p2, k1*
5th round: *k3, k2tog, k2, p1, k2*
7th round: * k2, k2tog, k5*
9th- 14th (every) round: * knit to one stitch before the k2tog of the round below, k2tog*
6. Cut the thread and pull it through all remaining stitches.
7. Sew in the ends.

 

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knitting pattern: The trigonometric hat

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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 hatcable-textured hat
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– knit and purl
– simple cables
Finished measurements:
adult: width: 22cm/8.66inch; length 25cm/9.85inch
child: width: 19cm/7.48inch; length 20cm/7.87inch

Buy here: youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy makerist kollabora

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Stitches

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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.

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There is knitting going on here, too. An old friend in a new shape. I’ll show you when it’s finished.

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The baby knit kit

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.

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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.

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Then I got lost on the Purl Bee website and made the infant mittens and the baby moccasins, too. I’m still in love with the elfin hats, but did not get around making them yet.

Together with the baby quilt I made them for their wedding, I think that’s a good start for handmade baby stuff. Tiny things like these are done so fast, it’s a joy to knit them after huge projects like two adult sweaters in a row. Even the garments for my kids take so long now, because the grow much too fast. It’s not that I don’t enjoy knitting for them, too, but it’s wonderful to knit up tiny baby things in 2 hours, sometimes.

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Joining in with Nicole.

brioche hat continued

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.

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new KUMO hat pattern

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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.

KUMOcable-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/9.25inch

Buy here: youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy makerist kollabora

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the knitting needle bag

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This is my current knitting project: a cable pattern hat in Drops Lima (an alpaca – wool blend)

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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.

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I think I’ll make some for my knitting projects, too!

Free knitting pattern: kitten hat

Kitten hat

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Finished measurements (for children 5-6 years/ head circumference 50-54cm/19.7-21inch)
47×20.5cm/ 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)

Instructions

To 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 second strand of lilac and include one strand of off-white. You are working with 2 white strands now.
6. Knit 18 rounds. Bind off stitches with 3 needle bind off. You can graft the seam, too, if you like the head without a visible line.
Ravelry link to the pattern site: youtube

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Aulon hat

Something warm for our heads. It’s finally getting winter again (as opposed to the rainy 10°C weeks we had before) what calls for warm hats! Each hat used less than 1 skein of DROPS Alpaca. This yarn is so incredibly warm and light.

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Next project is a double knit loop:

Knitwear

The knit wear section presents textured scarfs and hats. I like to combine lace patterns with thicker yarn, structural cables and geometric color knits. The difficulty ranges between simple knit and purls und more complex lace or color work knits.

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PINA fingerless mitts
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– knit and purl
Finished measurements:
15.5×8.5cm/6.1×3.35inch (unstretched)

Buy here: youtubepatternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

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PFEIL double knitted infinity scarf
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– double knitting
Finished measurements:
60x22cm/23.6×8.6inch laying flat

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HUEGELbeginner level beanie hat
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– decreases, knit and purl
Finished measurements:
1-3 years – 35cm/13.8inch for head circumference 40.5cm/16inch
4-7 years – 40cm/15.75inch for head circumference 45.75cm/18inch
8-12 years – 42.5cm/16.75inch for head circumference 51cm/20 inch
adult – 45cm/17.7inch for head circumference 55cm/22inch

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PAUKA double knitted infinity scarf
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– double knitting
Finished measurements:
60×17,5cm/23.6×6.9inch laying flat

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Linden scarf – bobbles and lace infinity scarf
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– increase/decrease
– bobbles
Finished measurements:
55x23cm/21.6x9inch (laying flat)

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Caroline lace infinity scarf
Knitting skills:
– increase/decrease
– knitting in the round
– yarn over
Finished measurements:
50x22cm/ 20×8.8inch laying flat

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Trigonometric scarf – cable infinity scarf
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– cables
Finished measurements:
small loop 42x14cm/ 16.5×5.5inch laying flat
large loop 57x21cm/ 22.5×8.2inch laying flat
Available in 2 sizes: adult and children

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TRIGONOMETRIC WRISTLETS cable pattern wristlets
Knitting skills:
– knitting in the round
– knit and purl
– cables
Finished measurements (one size):
9x12cm/3.54×4.725inch

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Fast Forward garter stitch infinity scarf (Horizont set)
Knitting skills:
– increase/decrease
– knit in rows
There are instructions for 2 lengths included and 3 color options.
Finished measurements:
Version 1: 62x17cm/ 24.4×6.7inch laying flat
Version 2: 52x17cm/ 40.9×6.7inch laying flat

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Point of view – garter stitch long scarf(HORIZONT set)
Knitting skills:
– knitting in rows
Finished measurements:
90x15cm/ 35.4×5.9inch laying flat

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Aulon lace hat and cowl
This light weight hat is convertible to a cowl.
Knitting skills:
– increase/decrease
– knitting in the round
– yarn over
Finished measurements: (circumference x height)
adult:50x30cm/ 20x12inch
child: 44x25cm/ 17.6x10inch
baby: 37,5x21cm/ 15×8.4inch

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Silver Lining – brioche stitch infinity scarf (HORIZONT set)
Knitting skills:
– knitting in rounds
– half brioche stitch
Finished measurements
53x23cm/ 20.8x9inch laying flat

This is a free pattern. You can find it here on the blog or as PDF at  youtube  craftsy

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LINKED spring lace cowl – LINKED set
Knitting skills:
– increase/decrease
– knitting in the round
– yarn over
Finished measurements:
33x24cm/13×9.4inch (laying flat)

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LINKED winter – eyelet cowl (LINKED set)
Knitting skills:
– knitting in rounds
– yarn overs
– increase/decrease
Finished measurements
29x24cm/11.4×9.4inch (laying flat)

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LINKED summer lace stole – LINKED set
Knitting skills:
– increase/decrease
– knitting in the row
– yarn over
Finished measurements:
120x53cm/47.2×20.6inch

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Purple toddler hat eyelet hat
Knitting skills:
– knitting in rounds
– yarn overs
– increase/decrease
Finished measurements (for toddlers 2-3 years)
40x18cm/ 15.7x7inch
stretches up to 18inch (46cm)

This is a free pattern. You can find it here on the blog or as PDF at  youtube  craftsy