Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Slipped Cable Hat

During the 2010 winter Ravelympics, I decided to make baby hats for charity.  It was also another way for me to use up some stash.  Here is a cute hat that I created.  The hat is based off of a cable that I found in "A Second Treasury of Knitting  Patterns" from Barbara G. Walker. As a friendly reminder, if you want to share this pattern please print it from this blog.

1 skein of Sport weight yarn: Examples: Patons Beehive Baby Sport
U.S. 5/ 3.75 mm needles
Gauge: 10 Stitches, and 9 rows per inch (Without stretching)

Sizes: 0-3 mos (3-6 mos, 6-12 mos, toddler)

Note: You can also use size 3 or 4 U.S. needles, if you wanted to make any of these a bit smaller.  For the crown shaping to turn out nicely, you must have a multiple of 20.

Slip St Cable: Drop slipped st off needle, and leave in front of work, slip next 3 stitches to the right needle, drop next slipped st.  place the first slipped stitch on left hand needle, slip 3 stitches from right needle back to the left needle place remaining slipped stitch back on left needle then knit these five stitches.

Pattern dec:  Slip next stitch to right needle, place next stitch on a holder, slip next stitch on right needle, place stitch from holder onto left needle, slip two stitches from right needle back to left needle.  Knit these three stitches tog.

Cast on 120 (140, 160, 180) and evenly divide on dpns, be careful not to twist, join in the round

Rnds 1-5:  *P2, K5, P2, K1.  Repeat from *around.
Rnds 6-7:  *P2, Wyib Sl1, K3, Wyib Sl1, P2, K1. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 8: *P2, Work slip st cable, P2, K1. Repeat from * around.

Repeat these 8 Rnds, until piece measures  3.5"( 4", 4.5", 5") 

Shape Crown

Rnd 1:  *P2, K5, P1, work pattern dec, P1, K5, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 2:  *P2, K5, P1, K1, P1, K5, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 3:  *P2, K5, work pattern dec, K5, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 4:  *P2, K11, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 5:  *P2, K4, work pattern dec, K4, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 6:  *P2, K9, P2, K1. Repeat from * around
Rnd 7:  *P2, K3, work pattern dec, K3, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 8:  *P2, K7, P2, K1.  Repeat from *around
Rnd 9:  *P2, K2, work pattern dec, K2, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 10: *P2, K5, P2, K1. Repeat from * around
Rnd 11: *P2,   K1, work pattern dec, K1, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 12:  *P2, K3, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 13:  *P2, work pattern dec, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 14:  *P2, K1, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 15:  *P1, work pattern dec, P1, K1.  Repeat from * around
Rnd 16:  *P1, K1. Repeat from * around
Rnd 17:  K2tog around

Cut string and pull through remaining stitches.  Weave in ends. 
Hoped you liked this hat pattern!!   

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hello everyone,  : )
Thank you all for participating in the blog contest!

I the bunny pattern in the photo, is from The Knitted Teddy Bear, from Sandra Polley.  It is the bear on the cover of the book, I will discuss what changes I made below.

The winner of the yardage contest was lil bean,   She guessed 2100 yards.  The actual yardage was 1,993 yards.   I hope that you can make something nice with the yarn!

This bunny's pattern name is Thomas.  I made 300 yards of yarn by using 1 yard increments from the left over yarn from the blanket.  I think that this is another fun way to use up stash yarn. I used a size U.S. 2 needle to knit him up.  I followed the bear pattern exactly.  I decided to knit up bunny ears instead, tommorow  I will be updating this blog, to add the ear pattern, and tell you about a type-o in the pattern itself.



Sunday, April 4, 2010

Completing The Afghan

Today the contest begins.  At the bottom of this blog there will be a photo of my left over yarn.  If you would like it, post a comment stating how much yarn you think there is.  You can guess in yards or meters.  The person who guesses closest wins!  I will announce the yardage, and winner in my next blog.  April 15.

Yarn 29:Smooth
Second Treasury of knitting patterns.

Yarn 30: Ribbon                                      Yarn 31: Slightly textured
Anny Blatt Victoria                                   Seed Stitch
2 rows Reverse stockinette

Yarn 32: Smooth                                        Yarn 33: Smooth
2 rows Garter                                             Baby Alpaca
                                                                   Second treasury of Knitting

Yarn 34: Ribbon                                  Yarn 35: Trendsetter
Linen Stitch                                           a ruffle yarn, 1 row stockinette

Yarn 36: Arabesque (Trendsetter)         Yarn 37: Smooth
Stockinette                                            Stockinette
Yarn 38: 1 strand arabesque, 1 strand eyelash
2 rows reverse Stockinette

Yarn 39: Smooth                                      Yarn 40: Baby Alpaca
Knit 3 Purl 5 rib                                        Stockinette

Yarn 41: Smooth                                      Yarn 42: Eyelash
2 rows reverse stockinette                         2 rows reverse stockinette

Yarn 43: Slightly textured
Stockinette, then bind off!!!

All done yea!!

Now here are the photos of the yarn that will be given away.  To enter the contest, post much much yardage you think there is in the photos.  I will announce the winner on the 15th of April.  Good luck to you all.