Stack Of Hats

So guess what! That bin of mystery worsted-weight acrylic yarn that I collected over the first decade of knitting has officially been emptied! I’m so thrilled I can’t even tell you. Now that the bin was emptied of all that worsted acrylic, I can use it for my stash of acrylics and blends that I…

More Hats!

It’s hat making season!  I made two more “Hat No. 5” Hats. Both of these were made as written with 84 stitches cast on for a stretchy finished circumference of just over 19″.  I like that this pattern is interesting, but it’s only a six row pattern repeat so it’s short enough to easily  keep…

Hat No. 5 Revisited

A little over a year ago, I posted a hat recipe titled “Hat No. 5“. It was a hat for the 500 Hats Project and at the time I was just numbering the hats chronologically — this was the 5th hat made. I still don’t have a better name for it, so this hat pattern…

A Ravens Pre-Season Hat Update

In August 2012, I published the Ravens Pre-Season Hat. It’s a quick, simple hat pattern that uses decreasing stripes to create an interesting crown. It’s a freebie I’d put up on the Pattern page of this site; but for some reason, didn’t add to the Ravelry database. As of now the hat is up on Ravelry…

Welcoming

Knitting little gifts for babies is a great way to welcome them in to the world. It’s also one of those things that is incredibly easy to do. I make sweaters, blankets, and booties too. But hats are my preferred knitted baby gift. Hats can take as little as an hour or two to make,…

FO: Spring Baby Cardi and Cloche

A colleague’s baby is beginning to outgrow the gifts knit for her almost a year ago, so this seemed like a perfect time to knit a new little something for her. Something that’s a little bigger and right for the rest of spring and into the summer months. The cardigan is a top down raglan seamless wonder based on…

Day In The Park Cloche

The Day in the Park Cloche pattern is now up on Ravelry! This cute cloche pattern was originally designed as a gift for twin baby girls. I had two contrasting colors of yarn and wanted to make adorable hats that matched but used both of the colors in some way that contrasted (those original hats…

FO: Cacao Sweater and a Cloche Teaser

About a week ago,  I finished the Cacao Sweater by Drops (links to Drops website and pattern on ravelry). I made a couple of small changes including changing all the garter stitch in between the cables to purls and making the sweater 3/4 sleeved. The couple of pictures I have to show the sweater itself make it look much…

It’s That Time of Year

My self-imposed schedule to post part 2 of the Holiday Cabled Wreath with the poinsettia instructions was today. Clearly I’ve missed that goal. But I’m really pleased to have done a bunch of other things because it’s that time of year when it seems like I’m trying to get a million things done all at…

Tubu Take Two

A couple of months ago, I used some Noro Large Tubu , a discontinued yarn, to make my friend a hat for her mother’s birthday (post is here). I was at Lovelyarns last weekend (because apparently I’m at Lovelyarns every weekend) and noticed they still had Tubu. So I had to have two hanks to…