Posts Tagged ‘hats’

I’m stunned that it’s been so long since my last post.  At least I’ve been keeping busy crafting.  Finally wrapped up Babette.  Just the first 9 panels, then I ran out of steam and figured it would make a good lapblanket for the couch.


Truncated Babette Blanket


Also knit up a brimmed cap in three evenings using the Page Boy hat pattern from Stitch Diva and Lion Brand Landcapes, a beautiful bulky weight yarn.


Knit Pageboy Cap w/ Brim


Knit Pageboy Cap w/ Brim 2


Here’s a another top down raglan I’m working on.  Lion Wool-Ease Chunky (works up fast!) in a beautiful dark charcoal gray that does not show in this pic.


Men's Top Down Raglan WIP


But let me vent:  I will never do a top down raglan again.  It’s supposed to be easy, but I never end up with the right number of stiches for body and sleeves, no matter how many times I rip back.  And I dislike the squared off neck.  Next time I’ll try a top down yoke with evenly distributed increases.


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Baby Hats!!

Ambicrafty Baby Hat

Baby Hat

Materials: Knit Picks Swish Superwash DK, one skein each eggplant and turquoise. 5 mm hook, 4mm circular needles (extra long for magic loop technique).

size: made to fit 18.5″ circumference

This was a really fun hat to improvise. I first started out with base chain sc for the brim, and then worked upwards in granite stitch, switching colors back and forth which resulted in a cool tile pattern. Then picked up one loop from every crochet stitch with a circular needle, knit about one inch plain, and then did a normal hat decrease sequence with 7 markers.

Felici Baby Hat

Toddler Hat for Ben

Materials: Knit Picks Felici sock yarn in Aurora (2 balls), 5.5mm hook.

Size: made to fit 19.5″ head circumference

This took a bit of experimenting before I got something I was kind of happy with. I matched the stripes on two strands for this. Started with 8hdcs and did a standard crochet hat increase pattern. Then switched to hdc, fpdc mock rib pattern after achieving desired circumference with a bit of negative ease. The brim naturally wants to flare out and roll up.

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