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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

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. 🙂

Cute Padmé Amidala

Cute Padmé Amidala

Amigurumi

I have been making so many amigurumis lately, so many that I have not had the time to post about them. Right now I have them on my Etsy Shop, both ready made and patterns. However, this post is about the one amigurami that made my want to make my own designs. It is a post that I wrote months ago, but did not post, until now.

“I have been intreseted by these cute amigurumi figurs for som time now, and have given it a try but they did not turn out as good as I hoped. BUT, I have been seeing so many cute and cool crochet Star Wars figurens and could not keep myself from making one for me. Istumbled upon this really sweet pattern by Pilbeam from defectivegeek.com, you can find it here, and I just loved the way it looked. I am a huge Star Wars fan, and I think Padme is a great lead character, so I had to make it.

The pattern was very clear and easy to follow, I made some misstakes so I hade to redo som things, but other than that I thought it was great.

Here is she, a Padmé of my own design

Here is a sweet Padmé in her pretty summer dress 🙂

And the last picture, Padmé with her Jedi 🙂

Crochet Coin Purse

Crochet Coin Purse

The last couple of weeks I have been working on a number of knitted and crochet projects, that I will share soon, but this one is my favorite so far. I ordered this cute metal frame from ebay some weeks ago, and when it arrived, I just had to stop everything and work on it. This simple coin purse is crochet using the sunburst pattern, front and back, these are then joined using simple crochet stitches to create the sides of the purse, it is very quick and easy. I hade a lot of fun working on it, I hope you enjoy this pattern and post.

The basic idea is that you crochet a purse that matches the frame, both the length and the depth. The Sunburst square will be made to match the length of the frame (from side to side). One of the squares will then be worked into a purse by simple crocheting along the three sides, then the second square will be crochet in to close the purse.

What you need:

  • Yarn, any yarn you like
  • Hook that matches your yarn
  • Frame
  • (Optional) thinner yarn to decorate the sides
  •  Needles, both yarn and large sewing needles
  • ( Optional) Fabric
  • Thread

How to do it:

  1. Start by working one sunburst square that is big enough to match the length of the frame (see below for info on how to make the sunburst square). Fasten off and wave in the ends of the yarn.
  2. Make a second square, but do not fasten off, work around the square’s three sides with simple crochet stitches to create the purse. When you reach the edge, chain one, turn the work around and simple crochet back. Do not increase or decrease the number of stitches. Work until the length of the simple crochet part match the depth of the frame when it is opened. (See pictures above).
  3. When the size of the simple crochet part of the purse matches the depth of the frame (when open), fasten the first square to the purse. You could do so by slip stiches around or by sewing using the yarn needel.
  4. Simple crochet around the edge of the purse to give it a clean look, if it is uneven.
  5. (Optional) If you would like the purse to have some lining on the inside, measure the bottom and the sides of the purse. Cut any fabric you like, to fit, remember to cut more that you need. Sew the parts together (right side of the fabric on the inside of the purse) place the fabric purse inside the crochet purse, sew together around the edge.
  6. Place the frame over the opening of the purse, adjust to place it correctly, and sew in the purse to the frame.
  7. Finish the purse by sewing with a nice thin yarn, or the same yarn you used.

 

Sunburst square:

  1. Slip stitch, chain five, joining with a slip stitch in the first chain.
  2. Chain three (double crochet), double crochet around the ring 15 times. Join with slip stitch in the last chain of the chain three at the start.
  3. Chain one, puff stitch. repeat around a total of 16 times. End round by joining with a slip stitch into the first puff stitch.
  4. Chain two, Cluster stitch. Repeat around. End with chain two then a slip stitch into first cluster stitch.
  5. Chain four (treble crochet), two treble crochet in the same space. chain three, three treble crochet in the same space. *three double crochet in the next space. Three half double crochet in the next space. Three double crochet in the next space. Now we will have a corner: three treble crochet followed by chain three, then three more treble crochet.* Repeat *-* twice.
  6. When you have reached the last side of your work. Right after the corner, three double crochet in the next space. Three half double crochet in the next space. Three double crochet in the next space. Work three treble crochet in the same space as the one from the start of the round ( that is a corner) chain three, slip stitch into the chain four from the start of this round.

Now this is how you make a sunburst square, you can make it bigger by working in the same way around, until you are happy with the size. Now, go back to the “How to do it”-part to complete this purse. 🙂