Posted in Babette blanket, Crochet, Knitting, sweaters, tagged Babette blanket, hats, Knitting, men's sweater, raglan sweater, sweater on December 2, 2008|
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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.
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.
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.
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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Posted in Crochet, hats, Knitting, tagged baby_hat, hats on December 21, 2007|
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Ambicrafty 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
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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