Monday, 27 October 2014

Princess Anna Hat Frozen



Princess Anna Style Hat/Bonnet


Supplies: 
Worsted weight yarn, purple and blue
Size H crochet hook
Yarn needle
scissors
Probably a cat and a cup of coffee ... and an impatient child asking if you're done yet... ;)
Sizes: Toddler (child)  (in the photo above, my 5 year old is wearing the toddler size cap.)


With Purple yarn:
Ch 44  (50)
First 12 rows:  42(48) dc across, ch2, turn.

Ear flaps:
Row 1:  7hdc, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 5sc, ch 1, turn
Row 3: 5sc, ch1, don’t turn! 

(here’s where it gets confusing, just bare with me) 
hdc into stitches to create a smooth edge until the last 7 stitches then do rows 1-3 again. Break off yarn.
Fold the hat in half and sew up the back seam

With Blue yarn:
Attach blue yarn to edge anywhere and dc around the the entire edge. Break yarn, weave in.

With White fluffy yarn:
Attach white fluffy yarn TO PURPLE YARN, not blue yarn. This is so it stands out.  dc about 10(15) stitches in center of top of hat.  Break yarn, weave in. DONE!

For extra fun, attach some braids on the side, appliqué a crochet flower, or embroider some flowers and swirls. 



Sunday, 15 December 2013

Way Basic Toddler Hat

This is the hat in the Way Basic Toddler Mittens picture

Yarn: Lion Wool-Ease Worsted Weight (shown in Rose Heather 140)
Needles: size 7 DPN's
Size: Toddler age 1-3


Pattern:

CO 72 sts, join in the round.

Rows 1-7:  *k2 p2 rib across.

Knit for 5"-6" in stockinette stitch

Decreasing rows:

R1: (k2tog, k7) across
R2: (k2tog, k6) across
r:3: (k2tog, k5) across
continue decreasing around like this until there are 8 sts, break yarn, pull through loops and tie off.

Would be super cute with a big pom pom on top!

The cant remember what the name of the knit flower pattern is, but I found it free on Ravelry.com

Monday, 25 November 2013

Quick Headband and Flower






Yarn: Loops & Threads Charisma  in Black Raspberry
Needles: size 13 straights or 9 mm
Hook: size P or 11.5 mm

The Headband is about 4 inches wide and fits teen-adult (size for toddler at bottom)

Key:
CO -cast on
R1- Row or Round 1
k-knit
p-purl
ch-chain
sc-single crochet
hdc-half double crochet
dc-half double crochet
tc-treble crochet



Headband: (knit, worked flat)

CO 11 sts

Work in seed stitch for desired length to fit around head:
R1: *k1, p1, repeat across, last stitch k1

repeat this row for entire length of headband

BO

Sew two short ends together



Flower: (crochet, worked in the round)

Chain 2

r1: 5 single crochet in 2nd Chain from hook, join in round with a slip stitch into first stitch.

r2: ch1, (sc, hdc, dc, tc, dc, hdc, sc) 5x

Weave in ends, sew onto headband.

**for the flower I cut the yarn so that it would be completely pink for good contrast.

**for toddler size, only cast on 7 for headband and knit less rows.  for smaller flower, use size L or 8mm hook and continue pattern as suggested, omitting treble crochet. 

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Tea Cozy


Yarn: Lambs Pride Worsted
Needles: size 7 straights
Knit in 2 pieces and sewn together

Pattern:
Make 2
CO 31 sts
Knit 2 rows
Increase 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 4 rows (35 sts total)
Knit 30 rows in Stockinette Stitch (knit right side, purl wrong side)
Decreasing:
R1: *k5, k2tog, k1, repeat K3 (31 sts)
R2: purl
R3: *k5, k2tog, repeat, k3 (27 sts)
R4: purl
R5: *k4, k2tog, repeat, k3(23 sts)
R6: purl
R7: k2 (k2, k2tog, k1) repeat, k3(19 sts)
R8: purl
R9: *k2, k2tog, repeat, k3(15 sts)
R10: purl
R11: *k1, k2tog across(11 sts)
R12: purl
BO
Sew both sides together leaving holes large enough for the spout and handle of your teapot
Bottom should be rolled up. The top should remain open for lid handle.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Headband

Ok, so I found this knitting pattern http://carlynnfield.tumblr.com/post/6099450778/b and thought it was SOOO awesome, gave it a go and I couldn't get it to work out right. I was adding stitches and then it dawned on me...I think I can rewrite this pattern. So I did.

Here you go!

Here's the link to the pattern on Ravelry if you want to see a picture. Blogger wont upload today for some reason.

This is one of those "one size fits most" patterns. All you have to do is adjust the length. The width is great for toddlers to adults!

Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport Ombre
Needles:  Size 7 Straights
Notions: scissors, yarn sewing needle
Stitches:
CO-cast on
st(s)- stitch(es)
sl 1- slip one stitch knitwise
k-knit
p-purl
YO-wrap yarn over needle
[ ]- work anything in the brackets as a repeat for the amount of times(4x or 5x) following the brackets


CO 18 sts

r1- *and all odd rows: sl 1, k1, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

r2- sl 1, k2, [YO, k3, pass 3rd st on right needle over first 2 sts] 4x, YO, k3.  (19 sts. on needle)

r4- sl 1, k across

r6- sl 1, k1 [k3, pass 3rd st on right needle over first 2 sts. YO] 5x, k2. (18 sts. on needle)

r8- same as r4.

Repeat rows 1-8 one more time.

After these first 16 rows omit rows 4,5,7,8.

So the new pattern repeat will be rows 1, 2, 3, 6.

Knit these 4 rows until 2" before desired length. Then repeat rows 1-8 two more times.

Sew ends together. The seam should be worn at the back of the neck under your hair.

***Option B- You can just knit rows 1, 2, 3, 6 for the whole project, but this way it saves you a little time.

***Option C- You can knit rows 1-8 for the whole project, which will save you a lot of time!

***Option D- matching SCARF!  You increase the number of CO stitches by adding stitches in increments of 3's, to desired width and knit rows 1,2,3,6 for the full length.

Tips- I've found that this pattern works best with pointy needles as it can be hard to pick up that 3rd stitch sometimes.


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Little Lamb Costume



Infants Lamb Vest
Size 0-3mos or newborn (it fits loosely)
Yarn Bernat Pipsqueak
Needles size 9 straights


Body:
Co 50
Knit 11”

Back:
Knit first 25 sts and then turn work.
Continue knitting these first 25 sts for 4” and BO those stitches.

Front:
Starting in middle of work (space between back and front separation)
Knit 6sts and then turn work.
Continue knitting these 6 sts for 4” and BO.

Next start binding off 13 stitches in the center of the front piece, this will make the neck line.

Knit the remaining 6 sts for 4” and BO.

Sew tops of front to back, and sew up side seam—remember to leave room for the arm!


Tail:

I just wrapped a bunch of yarn around my hand, tied some string around it and sewed it on the back. 


Hat:
Size: newborn (for larger hats, use your favorite hat pattern, or figure out how to make this one bigger and sew on 2 ears—pattern below)
CO 35 on straights
Knit 4”

Decreases:
Row 1: *Knit 5, k2tog, across.
Row 2: *Knit, across
Row 3: *Knit 4, k2tog, across.
Row 4: *Knit, across
Row 5: *Knit 3, k2tog, across. (15 sts remaining)
Row 6, 7 & 8: *Knit across.

Break yarn, pull through all 15 loops and sew seam.

Ears: make 2

CO 6 sts

Knit 1”

Decreases:
Row 1: k2, k2tog, k2
Row 2-3: Knit
Row 4: k1, k2tog, k2
Row 5-6: Knit
Row 7: k1, k2tog, k1
Row 8-9: Knit
Row 10: k3tog
Break yarn, pull through loop.

Fold ear in half and sew on the side of the hat, about midway down with the fold facing the back . You can add some pink to the center by knitting the same ear pattern as above in a worsted weight yarn and sew it on. 

All Finished! 

 ***Side Note: This vest should be big enough to fit a 12-18month old, but may be snug.


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

100K

Wow! I cant believe my blog has almost hit 100,000 page views! Just 3,000 more, which should be in about 3 weeks or less. Thank you so much!! It makes me feel very special.

So, I thought I would come to you and ask, What do you want me to make next?