Saturday, November 24, 2012

November #2 - A Burst of Orange

Stripe selection number two. I actually saw this color idea on a television ad (not that I remember what the ad was for), which just shows I'll never know where I'll find my ideas from.

I used Berroco Comfort in Kidz Orange for the ribbing and then Chambray and Falseberry Heather for the stripes on a on a size 7 16" circular needle and a set of 7 dpns. Stitches used are knit and k2tog. Just like the first stripe hat this month, I made up the pattern and have included the actual row count on my Ravelry page. I have yet another stripe hat that I'll write about in a day or so, and all three of these are included in the pdf I wrote up if you'd rather work download the instructions.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 2012 #1 - Mind the Gap

You would think a hat with a name such as this would have something to do with London, but no. I actually found inspiration for the stripe sequence on Pinterest. After following the link I found it available from The Gap, which is how I decided on the name. Obviously my version, although similar in color, looks different due to the yarn weight differences.

I used Berroco Comfort in Dusk for the ribbing, Hummus and Pearl for the stripes, and Smokestack for the crown on a on a size 7 16" circular needle and a set of 7 dpns. Stitches used are knit, k2tog and SSK. I made up the pattern and included the actual row counts on my Ravelry page, but since I personally like printed copies so I've also included a pdf file for you to download if you wish.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

October 2012 #2 - Robin's Hat

Yet another blog post that is after the month is over. Can my life be "that" busy? I wouldn't think so, but apparently it is. Either that or I just choose to spend more time knitting and not blogging, and I will admit that there have been a few nights towards the end of the month where I could have sat down at the computer and wrote up this entry, but needed instead to pick up my needles and relieve the stress of the day. And I do count my blessings that I'm still able to do so, which is probably why I have not a single knitted item of clothing in my closet to wear since all my work is given away to charity. Oh well...

This pattern is named Mom's Hat and can be found in Creative Knitting, January 2010, on page 60. I used Berroco Comfort in Turquoise, with striping in Robin's Egg on a size 7 16" circular needle and a set of 7 dpns. Stitches used are knit and k2tog. It really doesn't get much easier than this basic hat, except maybe to not do the stripes. So, pick two colors and make a hat.