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Soft Early Fall Beanie

Soft Early Fall Beanie

Soft Early Fall Beanie

 

This beanie is made with the super bulky The Wool yarn from We are knitters.

(Any other bulky yarn could be used instead. Just make sure that the yarn you use is bulky and that the gauge is same as the pattern.)

Before you start, make sure that your yarn and your measurements are correct with the pattern. Start by making a tension swatch to control the gauge, knit using 15 mm needles a swatch and count your stiches. This beanie is knit back and forth using straight needles.

If you have more stitches than the required, then you should knit loosely, or use bigger needles. If you have fewer stitches then knit tighter or use smaller needles.

Remember, that it is ok if the measurements or tension are off a little, that beanie will look lovely anyway. Here is a link to a very good youtuber that can help if you still have problems.

*PDF pattern at the bottom of the page.

Size:

The circumference of the beanie is approx. 50-52 cm, it is quite elastic.

The beanie is knit in the size adult medium, for a larger size, cast on 2 stitches more (34 in total) at the start. For a slouchy beanie, cast on 4 stitches more (36 in total) at the start.

Gauge: 

In a 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inch) square there are:

7 & 1/2 stitches & 9 & 1/2 rows.

What you need:

  • 1 (200 g) The wool from we are knitters. (you will use more than half)
  • 15 mm knitting needles.
  • A yarn sewing needle
  • Scissors

 

Ready? Let’s get started

 

Start

Cast on 32 stitches using any cast on method you like.

(For different sizes, se information under Size.)

Row 1:  * Knit 2, Purl 2 *. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Row 2: * Purl 2, Kit 2*. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Row 3: * Knit 2, Purl 2 *. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Row 4: * Purl 2, Kit 2*. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Row 5: * Knit 2, Purl 2 *. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Row 6: * Purl 2, Kit 2*. Repeat * – * until end of row.

Now you will continue is stockinet stitch, you knit one row, and purl one row.

Uneven rows will be purl, even rows will be knit.

Row 7- 24: Alternate between knit and purl rows.

 

*(For a slouchy hat, knit and purl until you reach 30 rows.)

Once you are happy with the length of your beanie rectangle, you will go on and finish it off and make it into a nice beanie.

Finishing

Cut the yarn at least 3 times the length of your knitting, approx. 90 cm (35 inches). Thread the yarn on the sewing needle and go through all the stitches on the knitting needle. Once all the stitches are of the knitting needle, pull on the yarn to tighten the top of the beanie and make a knot. Now sew through the length of the beanie to close it. Use any sewing method you like. (Click here for a video of a good seamless looking stitch.) When the sides are sewn together, fasten the yarn tail and enjoy.

 

Optional

Add a decorative label, pompom, tag or even a cute button to make your kitting more personal.

PDF pattern:  1 hour beanie pattern

Unicorns

Unicorns

Since I started to crochet, I have made many cute unicorns. Here are some of my favorite.

A cute mini rainbow unicorn. It was made with Drops yarn in merino wool. The rainbow yarn is hand dyed by me.

Look at that cute belly 🙂
Another cute unicorn. This time with hand dyed merino wool.
Matching the eyes with the bow.
Drops merino wool is perfect when making amigurumi, baby toys or baby clothes. Just look at these pretty colours.
A special order made for a mini human. This unicorn design is cute in all colours.
My first every Unicorn. Unix. This cute and much bigger one was made with bulky wool from Drops and leftover yarn.

 

Baker’s Yarn Design

Baker’s Yarn Design

Etsy Store

Sara’s Animal Kingdom, the amigurumi series that I am working on, is now live on Etsy.

Check out how cute,  soft and heavenly they are.

Bonnie The Bunny.
Look at cute Phil with his min winter hat.
So pretty and cool, Fiona the cat.
Unix the Unicorn. So sweet. Made with hand dyed yarn.

I had to limit shipping to only sweden at the moment, but you can get the pattern for my Bonnie on Etsy, along with some other cute amiguramis that I will ship worldwide.

Meet Bob.
Cute little thing 🙂
Look at his cute banana 🙂

I have also been working on new projcet that will be released soon. 🙂

May the Socks be with you.

May the Socks be with you.

Mayflower Socks

Knitting Socks is very hard, am not gonna lie to you, I have tried. You will have to learn how to knit in the round, or use these annoying little sock-needles, then learn how to measure so that everything will fit at the end, still you might end up will ladders or some thing that is both too big and too small at the same time. But it does not have to be that hard, there are ways around it, if you really want to make your very own first sock without the risk of failing this time.


This pattern will teach you how to knit socks using straight needles, how to make sure that your sock is the size you like and any beginner could do it.

Yarn:
These socks are made in Mayflower Easy Care yarn, you could use a similar yarn to match the size of needels used. I will be posting patterns of socks made in Drops Alpaca yarn and Järbos Big Verona yarn soon aswell.

 


      What you need:

  • Yarn (two balls of 50 g each) worsted weight yarn
  • Needles that fit your yarn (6mm)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch marker, or something similar.

Tip: This sock is knit from the top down. Start by deciding how high you would like your sock to be, you could use a sock you like for reference. Then measure the length of your foot, from heal to toes.

Tip: This pattern below is for socks made for a size 36-38, medium height. To go up in size, 39-41, add 4 more stitches when casting on. 

 

Pattern:

  • Cast on 36 stitches. Work two knit two purl front and back. work 6 rows.
  • Knit in stockinette stitch now (the hight of your sock), 30 rows in stockinette stitch. Start with a knit row.
  • Heel : Now work on the heel. This is worked on the right side: place a marker in the middle of your 36 stitches, to mark half of the sock. Slip first stitch, knit all the way to the marker but leave the last stitch before the marker. Turn your sock around, purl all the way, but not the last two  stitches. Turn your work around, knit all but the last two stitches before the marker. Continue like this, skipping one stitch at the time on each side until you have reached the last 5 stitches before the marker.
  • Turn your work around and purl all the stiches.
  • Continue in stockinette stitch as long as your foot, 32 rows here.
  • Now work the toe. The toe is worked just like the heel, but it is worked on the opposite side of the sock. Here, on the right sock, the heel is on the right and the toe will be on the left. Repeat the heel steps, but start when you have reached a purl row. When you have reached the last 5 skipped stitches from the purl side, do not turn the sock around, purl all the way instead until you reach the marker. Remove the marker, measure double length of the sock in yarn, cut the yarn and thread it on a yarn needle.
  • Place the knitting needles side by side, see picture.Now, drive the sewing yarn needle back and forth between the stitches in the front, make sure that you alternate between the sides. When you have gone through the sitch with the yarn needle, you can then remove it from the knitting needles.

  • Once you have cleared the knitting needles from stitches, you can sew the sock. use the edges to sew, go back and forward evenly for a clean and seamless look.

 

Tip: Do use safety needles or something similar to help you sew evenly. Do not pull on the yarn to hard, you want the tension to be even.

  • Now, Make the left sock just like you made thes right one, just remember that the left sock will have the heel on the left side and toe of the right. To achieve that with the same number of rows, start with a purl row instead of a knit row after the 6 rows of “two knit two purl”. OR, if you dont mind the seam being on the same side of each sock, then just follow the exact pattern, they will look great no matter what.

 

Tip: If you are using variegated yarn, like it did, and would like the socks to like alike. Then, pull on the yarn until you reach the same color combo that you had at the start of the first sock. Just make sure you have enough yarn.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, if you have any questions then don’t be shy, just ask away. 🙂