Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jade Toboggan

This Toboggan I'm sure you will find is really simple, easy to make. It also is really cool all the the little details that you can put into this hat. When I made mine I crochet the edge, I made a little pom-pom to go on the top of the hat, and I made braids which is totally optional. I plan on giving this hat to my niece and I'm sure she'll like it. : ) So, enjoy the pattern is listed right below, don't forget to join. Follow me on facebook also.

(*To make the braids: Simply cut 26'' 12 pieces, 6 pieces for each braid, and weave into the bottom of the earflap.*)

CO 5sts. onto DPN'S
Row 1: *kfb, knit to last st, kfb
Row 2: Knit all sts.
    Repeat these 2 rows until you have 13 sts. on your needle. Continue in garter st. until piece is 4''.
Cut yarn, make sure to leave a 6'' tail. Do this again for the 2nd earflap.

Slip sts. from the 1st earflap onto circular knitting needles. Attatch yarn & CO 19sts. Using the knitted CO
or the loop CO. Then knit on the 2nd earflap. CO 14sts. & place marker, join in the round. Work garter st/ border *k1 row, p1 row*; rep on all next rows. for 2''.

Work stockinette st. for 4'', after you have finished knitting the brim on the hat.

Row 1: *k7, k2tog*around
Row 2: *k6, k2tog*around
Row 3: *k5, k2tog*around
Row 4: *k4, k2tog*around
Row 5: *k3, k2tog*around
Row 6: *k2, k2tog*around
Row 7: *K1, k2tog*around
Row 8: *k2tog*around

Cut yarn leaving a long tail for weaving in the ends, and pull through remaining sts.
Add your own personal touch to you Toboggan. Make it your OWN.!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Moho Hat

Got another pattern for you all, and it's called the Moho Hat. I know what you thinking funky name right well it fits this hat well trust me. It's pretty easy no complicated stitches to remember no cabling just follow the instructions below and you should do well. For this hat you are going to have to be familiar with 
A: ribbing (1x1): k1, p1, rep 
B: K2tog: Knit two together
C: YO: Yarn over, before you insert your needle into the nest st. place the yarn over the needle 
 so that it lays on the needle, then knit the next st.

Needles = US 4(3.5mm) circular &DPN'S
Gauge = 18sts. = 4in (10cm) in stockinette st. 

CO 90sts.
Place marker and join in the round, DO NOT TWIST ST.
Brim: 1x1 rib, until measures  2"

Stitch Pattern:
Rnd 1-3: Knit all sts.
Rnd 4: *K2tog,YO* rep from * to end
     Repeat rnds 1-4 until your work measures 7"
     make sure to end with rnd 4.

Decrease Rnd:
Rnd 1: K1, *K2tog, K8* rep from* until you only have 9sts. left, K2tog, K7
Rnd 2: Knit all sts.
Rnd 3: *K2tog, K7* rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: *K2tog, YO*rep from * to end
Rnd 5: K1, *K2tog, K6*rep from * to end
Rnd 6: Knit all sts.
Rnd 7: *K2tog, K5*rep from* to end
Rnd 8: *K2tog, YO*rep from * to end
Rnd 9: K1, *K2tog, K4*rep from * until 5sts remain, K2tog, K3
Rnd 10: Knit all sts.
Rnd 11: *K2tog, K3*rep from * to end
Rnd 12: *K2tog, YO*rep from *to end
Rnd 13: K1, *K2tog, K2*rep from * until 3sts remain, K2tog, K1
Rnd 14: Knit all sts.
Rnd 15: *K2tog, K1*rep from * to end
Rnd 16: *K2tog, YO*rep from *to end
Rnd 17: K1, *K2tog* rep from * to end
Rnd 18: Knit all sts.

Cut you yarn & pull through remaining sts. Weave your end in & your DONE!! 
Enjoy : )

Thursday, September 1, 2011

FALL Beret

This is a beret that I made about a couple months ago and I want to share it with you all. It is very easy to make. There are only a few steps like when you get into doing the lace pattern that you should pay a lot of attention to in order to keep your pattern consistent. So, just like in anything thing else you knit you want to pay attention. Overall it a really pretty hat and fun to mix and match with different colors, so play around with it and have fun. :) *<Knit-Mania>*

LEVEL: Intermediate 
Gauge: US 8/5mm circular needles & DPN'S
Worsted weight yarn

Co 70sts. 
Work 1x1 Ribbing for 9rnds 
Next Rnd (increase rnd): *K2, M1, K2, M1, K3, M1 rep from * to end. -100sts 
Repeat rnds 1-8 of the Lace Pattern below four times, then work rnds 1-6 one more time, Knit next rnd plain.

Lace Pattern:
Rnds 1&3: Knit all rnds
Rnds 2: -YO, K3, SL 1- K2tog ,psso,K3, YO, K1* rep from * to end.
Rnd 4: * K1, YO, K2, SL1, K2tog, psso, K2, YO, K1, P1* rep from * to end. 
Rnd 5&7: *K9, P1* rep from * to end. 
Rnd 6: *K2, YO, K1, SL 1, K2tog, psso, K1, YO, K2, P1 * rep from* to end.
Rnd 8: *K3, YO, SL 1, K2tog, psso, YO, K3, P1 * rep from * to end. 

(FYI:*When decreasing switch to DPN'S because sts are no longer going to fit on circular needles.*)
Decrease rnd:
Rnd 1: *K2tog *rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *K2tog *rep from * to end.
Rnd3: * K2tog *rep from * to end.
Rnd 4:* K2tog *rep from * to end.
Rnd 5: *K2tog *rep from * to end.

Thread yarn through remaining sts.& YOUR DONE !! 
Enjoy & wear with pride. :)