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


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

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)

CO -cast on
R1- Row or Round 1
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


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

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)
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
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.