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Quick Cable Slouchy Hat

Quick Cable Slouchy Hat
This is a pattern I had made to teach my student how to make her first cabled hat, so I made sure it was not intimidating. Very quick to knit, so great for gifts. I have used a bulky alpaca yarn so it had a fair drape and a pom-pom was too heavy, but it may work better if you use wool. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++*Note*I have originally posted and recommended size #10 needles for the body, but it seems like many people have been getting a less slouchy result. If you want to get a slouchy hat for sure, it might be better to use size #11 for the body. Materials Needed: US7 or 8 for Brim US10 or 11 for Body (NOTE : I had used #8 and #11, and the body was pretty big so I felted down a little. For either, DPN, fixed 16" Circular, Using 32"+ needles to work in Magic loop is your choice. I used Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky. Directions: Cast on 72st using smaller needles. 2x2 rib for AT LEAST 10 rows in Main Color. Increase row : Repeat *K3M1* (96st) Establishing rows: Related:  Hats

Ready or Not Rasta Hat | At Yarn's End When the contractions began in earnest, I distracted myself by knitting a hat, wishfully thinking that it would help me weather the labor pains. It did, until we got to the birthing center... But there is a time for everything, and so after I delivered my little munchkin, I spent a few hours working on this "bad hair day" hat in my hospital room. Now be forewarned - this may end up being a gigantic hat - perfect for me and my thick long hair especially when I am having a bad hair day, so if you know you've got a bit smaller head than I do, maybe cast on 10 less stitches :) Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky (Brite Blue) 160 yards or so, about 1-1/3 skeins Needles: US 10 16-in circulars or DPNs US 11 16-in circulars or DPN Using sz 10 needles, CO 60 sts Work 1X1 rib (k1, p1) for 5 rows On 6th row, change to sz 11 needles, k1, p1 INCREASE ROW: 7 - *K1, M1 Repeat * to end of row, M1 (120 sts) 8 - K all around Repeat 9 - 12 7x or until desired length of hat

How to Marbleize Paper and Cards - Martha Stewart Crafts - StumbleUpon Immediately after removing the paper, place it in a pan, and pour water over it. Hang paper to dry, marbleized side up. Do not touch the paper until it is dry (typically within 2 hours, depending on humidity levels). Decide whether to keep or discard your solution (it can be used several times).

Goblin HatRhythm of the Home A slouchy hat, inspired by one of our favorite fairy tale creatures. Size Preschool, Child, Teen, Adult To Fit Head Circumference Gauge With Size 8 needle (or size needle needed to obtain gauge): 18 stitches = 4 inches 24 rows = 4 inches Materials 2 skeins of Cascade 220 one for each color Size 6 US (4mm) 16” circular needle Size 8 US (5mm) 16” circular needle Size 8 US (5mm) double pointed needles *or needles sizes needed to obtain gauge Stitch marker Tapestry needle Sewing thread 1” button Abbreviations k = knit p = purl K2tog = knit two stitches together CO = cast on sts = stitches BO = bind off stitches PM = place marker Instructions With Color A and smaller circular needle, CO 80, 84, 88, 92 sts PM and join, being careful not to twist K1, P1 around for 8 rounds, slipping marker each round With Color B and larger circular needle, K8 rounds With Color A, K8 rounds With Color B, K8 rounds Decreasing With Color A and double pointed needles, *K18 (19, 20, 21), K2tog. *K17 (18, 19, 20), K2tog. *K16 (17, 18, 19), K2tog.

Incognito cowl - Knitty: Winter 2009 Mellow version: With smaller circular and CC1, loosely cast on 56[60, 64] st. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist. Knit 9 rounds. Switch to larger circular and MC, purl 1 round. Knit rounds even until cowl measures 7[8, 9] inches from purl round. Switch to smaller circular and CC1, purl 1 round. Tangy version: With smaller circular and CC1, cast on 56[60, 64] st using provisional cast on. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist. Switch to larger circular and MC, purl 1 round. Carefully remove scrap yarn from cast on edge and place live stitches onto smaller circular. Switch to smaller circular and CC1, purl 1 round.

toast/toasty I have mentioned before how much I love Toast. And this latest catalog was fantastic. Of course, there were a couple of photos that really caught my eye. Ahhh...I love this photo. And then there was this photo. So, I grabbed the nearest yarn. And remember I said that I had a little photo shoot while in Carmel? My two sisters. So here they are. These are my personal favorites. Toast Needles: size 7 double point needles Gauge: 5.5 stitches to the inch Measurements: 7 inches round, 11 inches long Cast on 34 stitches. See! Toasty Measurement: 7 inches round, 11 inches long Cast on 34 stitches. Next round, needle 1: Knit 4, slip next 4 stitches to a piece of waste yarn, CO 4 stitches using the backward loop method, knit to end. Thumb: Place 4 stitches from waste yarn on a double point. Join. Weave in ends. Al-righty then. Have a fabulous day.

last-minute slouch | madelinetosh knitting for last minute gifts is part of the holiday season and often unexpectedly fun. this year a slouchy hat using two luxurious skeins of eyre, for a close friend seemed just right. last-minute slouch ::: yarn :: madelinetosh eyre (225 yds (206 meters): “milk”, 2 skeins, madelinetosh tosh sock (395 yards / 361 meters) : “robin’s egg”, 1 skein. note : both yarns are held doubled throughout. needles :: one US 9 (5.5mm) 32” (80 cm) circular needle. change needle size if necessary to obtain gauge. notions :: 1 stitch marker for marking beginning of round and a darning needle for securing remaining sts. gauge :: 12 sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch. here is what i did CO 80 stitches. Work a K2P2 rib for 3 inches and cast-on one extra stitch before starting the pattern rows. Pattern: Rnd 1 – K1P2 across Rnd 2 – K across rnd. Repeat 2 rounds until hat is 9″ from beginning. Shape Crown: Rnd 1 – (K1 P2 K1 P2tog) across rnd. (68 sts) Rnd 3 – (K1 P2tog K1 P1) across rnd. (54 sts)

DIY Wrap Bracelet - Honestly WTF - StumbleUpon You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. It’s a party!

*happilicious*...... when you're so happy you can taste it......: I need a new hat...... despite spring being just around the corner it is still freezing here..... yes, the sun is shining and everything looks beautiful from inside my centrally heated house but the temps are still LOW..... so that means I need a new hat..... now I did crochet a beanie whilst I was at my sister's but I have to admit that I am rather taken with the slouch hat...... I really would like to have a go at making, and wearing, one even though my {wonderful} husband said words to the effect that they were hideous when I mentioned that fact to him..... never one to be deterred by his slightly negative response to my ideas I've been having a little mosey round ravelry and have come up with a few suggestions...... first off..... love the curled edge and simplicity of this one...... next up...... just realised how very similar the first two hats are, the second one though is in a super chunky yarn...... mmmmm, warm..... {and a quick knit I'm thinking}..... third in the starting line-up is....... but then I found the

Spud & Chloë & Blog Hi Spud & Chloë Friends, After an overwhelmingly positive response for the Oink preview and for adding wings….. here he is! This project is so fast to work up you will barely blink an eye and a pig will be flying around your house. I promise. Oink’s body has a Hi Bounce Pink Ball inside but it is optional. Here is some information you might like to know: Finished Measurements: 3 ½ inches tall by 2 ½ inches wide Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 160 yards/100 grams), 1 hank each in Watermelon #7512, Popsicle #7501 and Igloo #7517 (optional for the wings only) Needles: US size 5 double pointed needles, set of 4 or size to obtain gauge Tools: Yarn needle Scissors Tape measure or ruler Polyester fiberfill (small amount) Hi-Bounce Pinky Ball (optional and available on Amazon.com) Black embroidery floss Stitch marker Gauge: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch Pigs really do fly! Have fun and hopefully Oink will bring some smiles to you and those around you.

Kitty Pi Lucy's Kitty Bed -- Felted Cat Bed for the Kitty Who Has Everything! Visit the kitty bed gallery here! There is a translation of this pattern into Norwegian here! I think of this as a Kitty Pi, because the shaping is based on the increases used in Elizabeth Zimmerman's Pi Shawl. Think of it as a pie shell with your kitty as the filling! You can use any bulky weight 100% wool yarn that will felt. Materials Noro Big Kureyon (bulky weight wool, 176 yards/skein) -- 2 skeins (I used less than half of the second skein Eyelash yarn (optional, for trim) US size 11 (or larger!) Directions With Kureyon, cast on 9 stitches on dpns Knit 1 round Knit 1 round, increasing by knitting into the front and back of each stitch -- 18 stitches And here's what it looks like at this point: Knit 3 rounds Knit 1 round, increasing by knitting into the front and back of each stitch -- 36 stitches Knit 6 rounds Knit 1 round, increasing by knitting into the front and back of each stitch -- 72 stitches Knit 12 rounds

Basic Earflap Hat « Otherwise known as FO #93. I had a skein of Pastaza in my stash that I didn’t know what to do with, and I’d toyed with knitting hats to send to this program in the fall. I relied heavily on this pattern when I started knitting earflap hats, but I changed up a few things and rarely use a pattern any more….but I wrote this one down as I knit it up. (Note that in the pictured hat, the earflaps are 4″ and the main part of the hat is 4″. I changed the pattern to reflect what I discovered when finished — the flaps are a bit too long, and the length would be better used as part of the hat proper.) Supplies: about 100g of heavy worsted weight yarn (I used Cascade Pastaza, but you can use any yarn that knits to gauge)at least three DPNs and a matching 16″ circular needle (I used US8, but again, you can use whatever knits to gauge)one stitch marker Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch Ear Flaps CO 7 stitches. Knit straight until piece measures 3.5″. (Confused? Block and lay flat to dry.

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