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« on: October 29, 2005 08:09:06 AM »

I found a "new" LYS yesterday (new for me), and this fun yarn at the same time. I was looking for something to make a great winter baby hat and couldn't have asked for anything better. I worked on it sporadically last night. In total, it probably took me 2  hours. Would take a faster knitter about an hour, I'd think.

Pattern: my own (I took notes if anyone wants, but it was pretty basic (note that I think this will fit a 3-6 month old - I don't have kids, so I had to guess at the height - got the circumfrence from the mother))
Yarn: 1 skein Jumbo Merino by Knitting Fever (www.knittingfever.com), #180, "Nail Polish." This is a super-chunky merino, and is super soft. I had 2" left over, so for any size larger, you would need 2 skeins (or try going up a needle size)
Needles: US 13 (for ribbing) & 15 circs (16" or smaller), US15 DPNs
Started & Finished: 10/28 PM
« Last Edit: October 29, 2005 08:23:02 AM by crazycatladymel » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2005 09:27:30 AM »

I LOVE that color! I dyed some yarn that looks almost exactly like that. And it's such a cute little hat!

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2005 09:39:15 AM »

That is super yummy.  I want to eat it  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2005 12:19:24 PM »

I love it, and I was looking for a quick knit gift.  could you please share your pattern?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2005 12:30:08 PM »

It's not much of a pattern, but here's what I did:

Figured gauge in st st on size US 15 needles = 2.5 st/in
I needed a 16" hat, so I cast 40 stitches onto size US13s (for ribbing) & placed marker
(the baby's head is just under 15.5" and she's growing. Plus, the ribbing makes it a little smaller but able to stretch to 16" (I hope)).

This JUST fit on a 16" circular needle. It could be worked flat and seamed up the back - just add 2 to the CO for the selvage.

Work 2 rows of 2x2 ribbing

Switch to US15 needles and work stst until hat measures about 4" from beginning (I had so little yarn leftover, I'd do 1 row short of 4" the next time if I used the same yarn).

Decrease: I divided by 4, but would divide by 5 next time. In any case, knit one round of decreases, by k2tog, knit 8 (or 7), repeat to marker. Purl next row. Repeat round of decreases and purl row. Switch to DPNs when it gets too hard to work on circs.

Next row, k2tog around. Repeat until 2 or 3 stitches remain. Work 3-4 rows of icord.
Leave enough yarn to pull down through top of hat, leaving a little knot/bobble thingy on top.

Weave in ends.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2005 12:31:50 PM by crazycatladymel » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2005 03:04:51 PM »

That yarn is sooo pretty! Shocked

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2005 03:35:03 PM »

Thanks for the pattern!
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2005 05:37:12 PM »

No prob.

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