Wednesday, 25 March 2009

More Hats

I've finally got round to snapping some of my recent creations. Firstly I've got my little baby hat. This is crocheted and using aran wool (allegedly) and I used my free baby hat pattern. I decided I wanted to make it a bit more quirky so set about crocheting ears and then sewing on some facial features to make...


Next I've got my chunky knitted hat. I meant to take note this time and record the pattern accurately, instead I got mesmerised by the variegated yarn and lost track. From memory here's what I did:
  • Leaving a 12" tail C/O 90 stitches . Work 3" in k1 p1 rib.
  • Work 7 1/2" in k1 row p1 row (I can never remember what stitch that is).
  • Then for the next couple of rows work 2 stitches together until you have 6 stitches remaining.
  • Cut the yarn with a good couple of feet of yarn spare, thread this through the 6 stitches remaining on your needles.
  • Pull tight and use this to sew up w/s of hat. Use the 12" tail at the start of the knitting to sew up the r/s of the brim.
  • Weave in ends
  • Job done - put hat on
  • Go for a walk


Anonymous said...

LOL! I adore the puppy hat!

The Elusive Loo said...

Thanks! It kind of reminds me of the dog from the Muppets!