Here is a new item off the needles. I call her Lil’ Red Pixie. She is knitted from Plymouth Encore Tweed in Ruby.
After casting on 90 stitches, I knit 5 rows in garter stitch. Within the first few rows I made sure to add a yarn over so I would have a button hole.
Next, I decreased every 2nd row on each edge 10 times. I then knit for 3 inches.
In the end, I used a 3-needle bind off and sewed in the loose ends. I added a button to close the hat under the chin. I can’t wait to see this on my friend’s daughter. She is going to look super cute!
Until Next Time,
The above is a general outline. The sizing is geared toward a 3-4 year old child.
Generally, I am a monogamous knitter but lately my attention has been all over the place.
My Rainbow Dovetail Scarf is in hibernation as I ran out of yarn.☹️️
A couple of weeks ago I broke into my newer yarn and began My Favorite Cardigan. This is a really enjoyable knit. I am enamored by the color, the plushiness of the yarn, and the pattern. It is pretty perfect TV knitting. I just got past the sleeve divide and now am working the body.
I am also currently blocking a ton of hats. On Sunday, I am participating in an Artisan Fair at my husband’s school. I made about 35 hats and headbands as well as 8 scarves for the event. The hats are taking forever to dry as it has been rather cloudy and chilly here in San Francisco. Hopefully everything is ready for Sunday.
Until Next Time
Well the Niners🏈 lost today…they lost bad. Good thing I had some cute headwear to photograph.
Koala Hat (Inspired by Koala Hat from Little Red Window) in Isaac Mizrahi CRAFT Silver
Color Swap Beanie in Paton Classic Wool Royal Purple and Vanna’s Choice Silver Blue
Trinity in Reverse Headwrap in Vanna’s Choice Mustard
I am really proud of how the Koala Hat came out. Usually I don’t like making hats that have a lot to sew on, but this one was too cute not to make!
How did your weekend knitting go?
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This week was all about the rib.
I have made Graham Hat once before and loved the broken rib pattern so much that I remade it using Patons Classic Wool Worsted in Light Grey Marl. I did knit the hat a little longer this time so that is has more slouch when worn.
I have never used Patons Classic Wool before and I am quite pleased with it. I bought it when Michael’s was having a sale a couple of weeks ago. It is pretty soft and plushy for a budget yarn.
I also crafted the Color Dipped Hat by Purl Soho 💕. This hat is made using Fisherman’s ribbing. Talk about squishy goodness all around. Your end result is super stretchy and thick…perfect for chilly days. The yarn is Patons Classic Wool Worsted in Natural (wool) and Vanna’s Choice in Aqua.
What is your favorite type of ribbing?
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Recently, I participated in a testing pool group on Ravelry for a pattern for a child’s cat hat. I have always wanted to be a tester so I signed up and got knitting. I liked the pattern so much I made two!
Check out my project pages and keep the look out for the published pattern.
Cat Hat in Black
Cat Hat in Red
The latest off my US size 8s is…
I used the remaining Cascade 220 Sport from my On the Beach sweater ( I swear there will be some photos of it soon). I casted on 80 stitches and made a 2×2 rib. After that, I then just made up the pattern. Basically it is a single stitch alternating color pattern. The sizing came out a little small so this is defiantly a kid/ teen hat.
As I finished the above, I casted on the Antler Hat by Tin Can Knits. Someone in my house is expecting a handmade gift for Valentine’s Day ❤️.
Weekends are the best. Especially when there are fun events to fill it. This weekend we headed south to Monterrey/ Carmel for my college friend’s wedding. It was a lovely affair. The setting felt like we were in some forest oasis. There was delicious food, amazing company, and great dance music.
Sunday was the big Artisian/ Craft Fair for my fiancé’s school. There were many amazing crafters at the event. I was in awe of some of the items people were selling. There was pottery, sewing, body products, and photographs. Sorry I don’t have more photos, but I was busy with my table.
I had set a goal of selling 8 items, and I ended up selling 19! Woot woot! It was so great to hear people’s feedback and see them walking around with my products. Nothing beats being able to gain insight into a shopper’s mind.
If I did another fair I would include more hats with variegated yarn as well as hats with details (e.g, buttons, bows). People really seemed to enjoy the unique items that can only be handcrafted. Yay handmade!