Friday, September 08, 2006
Here is that pattern for a fall hat I have been promising-- I will get it posted on my website later, with a better photo but for now... this is a good place for new patterns!
BEV'S FALL HAT
Circular needles size 10.5
about 3 oz of Sport weight yarn
Cast on 80 sts Knit 2, purl 2 for 6 rows.
Then knit till hat measure about 8" tall total.
Decrease: Knit 2 sts together around. Repeat this till you have just a handful of sts left on the needles and you can't knit 2 together anymore!
Cut yarn tail.
Thread through sewing needle and weave through remaining sts.
Remove from needle, and pull tight. Weave yarn tail back inside the hat.
I also recently finished a star afghan for friends who just adopted a baby. It worked up quite quickly and was so fun to see take shape. Here is a photo of that:
It is a pattern for preemies but I did 32 rows so it was definitely large enough for a newborn and beyond. The shortest width I measured was 33" so I am quite sure it was 45" or beyond from star point to point. I was able to place my newborn sized doll in there and wrap her up nicely with room to spare. The pattern I used can be found here:
I need to run and take my daughter to the orthodontist! Later