Monday, March 30, 2015

Infant Knit Bunny Hat Free Pattern

Waaay back in October I shared with you my Bear Cub knit hat. I had made it for my little boy for Halloween. October was a pretty hectic month due to some family circumstances, and I never got around to sharing this sweet little bunny hat I knitted for my daughter's costume!




Materials:
  • Bulky weight yarn
  • Size 9 knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle for attaching ears
Notes:
  • You are welcome to make and sell products from this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.
  • Size 3-6 months
  • Don't knit? You can find a crochet bunny baby hat here

Pattern Instructions:

Hat:

CO 56
Round 1: P around
Round 2: K around
Repeat rounds 1 and 2 until work measure 1.5 inches.
Continue in stockinette stitch until work measures 4.25 inches from the cast on edge. 
Crown Shaping:
Round 1: *K5, K2tog* repeat around
Round 2: *K4, K2tog* repeat around
Round 3: *K3, K2tog* repeat around
Round 4: *K2, K2tog* repeat around
Round 5: *K1, K2tog* repeat around
Round 6: *K2tog* repeat around

Cut tail and sew through remaining stitches. Weave in all loose ends.

Ears: (Make 2)

CO 9
Rows 1-11: Stockinette stitch, beginning with a K row
Row 12: P2tog, P5, P2tog
Row 13: K across
Row 14: P2tog, P3, P2tog
Row 15: K across
Row 16: P2tog, P1, P2tog

Bind Off, attach to hat, sew in loose ends. Block lightly if desired.

My little miss was the cutest bunny last Halloween!


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Monday, March 23, 2015

Textured Knit Toddler Hat Free Pattern

Today I have the cutest free toddler hat pattern for you! I made this hat for a very special little girl who I hope loves it. And minus the flower, it would be really cute for a little boy as well.



Materials:
Notes:
  • You are welcome to make and sell products from this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.
Pattern Instructions:

Hat:

CO 72
Ribbed band: Work in the round in double rib (k2, p2) for 1 inch.
Crown: Seed stitch until piece measure approximately 5.25inches from the bottom.
Crown Shaping:
Round 1: *K2tog, (p1, k1)x2, p2tog* repeat around.
Round 2: *P1, K1* repeat around
Round 3: *P2tog, k1, p1, K2tog* repeat around
Round 4: *K1, P1* repeat around
Round 5: *K2tog, p2tog* repeat around
Round 6: *P1, K1* repeat around
Round 7: *P2tog, K2tog* repeat around

Cut tail and sew through remaining stitches. Attach flower, weave in all loose ends and block lightly if desired.



As I have mentioned before, I have a little sister who died of leukemia a few months ago at age 3 and it got me thinking that this little hat would make a wonderful "chemo cap" for young toddlers with cancer. I know I'll be making a  few for that purpose in memory of my sweet angel sister! If you are interested if donating hats for cancer patients, you can do so at Knots of Love, Halos of Hope, or other similar foundations. And there is always the option of finding a local hospital to donate to as well! I know my little sister loved new hats, so I promise your efforts would not go unappreciated!

And be sure to check out my new Facebook page!


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Monday, March 16, 2015

6 Petal Knit Flower Free Pattern

Not too long ago, I shared my crochet flower patterns. Now, for all you knitters, I have a sweet little 6 petal flower pattern! 


Materials:
  • Sport weight yarn
  • Size 5 knitting needles 
  • Tapestry needle
  • Coordinating thread
  • Bead or button for flower center
Notes:
  • You are welcome to make and sell products from this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.
  • This flower is about 4 inches across
Pattern for Petals: (Make 6)

CO 5
Row 1: P across
Row 2: K1, *m1, k1* repeat from * to * across
Rows 3-11: Stockinette
Row 12: K2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2
Row 13: P across
Row 14: K2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1
Row 15: P
Row 16: K1, k3tog, k1
Bind off

To finish, sew in all loose ends. Hold all six petals together by pinching the centers in one hand. Using a strand of coordinating thread, sew the petals together and attach button. I recommend blocking lightly because the edges of the petals tend to curl. 



Next week I'll share the project I embellished with this flower!
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

5 Free Knit Dishcloth Patterns

Have you noticed how much I love to create things for the kitchen?? No? Well, I do! There's something so satisfying about creating something functional AND cute. So today, I've rounded up 5 of my most favorite washcloth patterns. These patterns are ones that I have tried and sincerely enjoyed making!



Do you like easy but pretty patterns? I know I do! I adore this pattern because I was able to quickly memorize it and can whip one of these pretty dishcloths up without really thinking about it!



Looking for something that will really help scrub those dishes clean? Yes? Well, this is just the pattern for you! 



This is another easy knit washcloth. I just love the texture it produces! 





In my opinion, this one takes a little bit more brainpower! But it's a fun, kind of different look and I enjoyed making it :)



Aunt May Dishcloth

I had this one pinned this one to my Knitting Pinterest Board for ages before I made it! For some reason, this pattern really intimidated me. But once I started, I was surprised to realize that it isn't as complex as it looks! 


Not only does having cute towels and things in the kitchen make cleaning more enjoyable, they make such easy, practical and cute gifts! And if you're new to knitting, washcloths make wonderful first projects:)

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Monday, March 9, 2015

FACEBOOK

So, I finally started a Facebook page.

(Took me long enough!)

And I'd love it if you would go check it out here. 

It's kind of exciting, isn't it?! :) 

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Serendipity Knit Hat Free Pattern

I needed a hat. I just about went out and bought one, but my crafty heart wouldn't let me. Why on earth would I buy a hat when I could just make up my own knitted hat pattern with a gorgeous lacy brim? 

Anyway, I needed a hat because of my latest crazy endeavor. For the last two weeks I have quit using shampoo and have been following the "no-poo" method. My hair has been going through an icky grease-blob transition, so I really needed to hide that with a cute hat! 



Materials:
  • Worsted weight yarn. I used Vanna's Choice in rose pink. 
  • Size 7 knitting needles (I used circuluar needs and switches to DPNs when the top of the hat got too small for my ciruclars.)
Notes:
  • This hat is worked in the round.
  • I used the St. John's Wort lace stitch for the brim.
  • You are welcome to make and sell products from this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.
  • (This pattern has been updated as of 3/4/15 thanks to a reader who caught a mistype)
Pattern: 

CO 102, place marker
Round 1: *Sl1, k2, psso, k3* repeat around
Round 2: *K1, yo, K4* repeat around
Round 3: *K3, sl1, k2, psso* repeat around
Round 4: *K4, yo, K1* repeat around
Rounds 5-16: Repeat rounds 1-4
Stockinette stitch until peice measures 6.5 ish inches from bottom.
Crown Shaping:
Round 1: *K49, K2tog* repeat around
Rounds 2-4: K around
Round 5: *K2tog, K8* repeat around
Round 6: *K2tog, K7* repeat around
Round 7: *K2tog, K6* repeat around
Round 8: *K2tog, K5* repeat around
Round 9: *K2tog, K4* repeat around
Round 10: *K2tog, K3* repeat around
Round 11: *K2tog, K2* repeat around
Round 12: *K2tog, K1* repeat around
Round 13: *K2tog* repeat around

Cut tail and sew through remaining stitches. Weave in all loose ends. Block lightly if desired. 


I named this hat "Serendipity" because it actually didn't turn out how I visioned. AT ALL. I knitted the majority of it after my two littles were in bed while in zombie mode as I watched some Netflix series. The next morning when I looked at this almost completed hat, I was a little bit horrified that I hadn't even come close to making it how I had wanted it! However, my hubby thought I just needed to try it on and I'd love it. He was right and I was pleased with how it turned out. It really was a pleasant surprise!


Sometimes the best projects are the ones that didn't turn out quite right, don't you think?

Be sure to check out my Craft Closet for more free patterns!


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