Friday, February 25, 2011

Leftover Beanie Hat

 Leftovers Beanie
Size 8 needles, 16" circular, DPNs
Gauge 5 stitches per one inch
Cast on 84 stitches.  
K2P2 ribbing for 2 1/2 inches.  
Stockinette for another 3 inches. 
Decreasing for crown--divide 6 into 84. Every group of 14 stitches place a marker.  Knit 12 stitches, knit 2 tog (or ssk.) all around.  Knit even one round.  Knit until 2 stitches (11sts) before marker and knit 2 tog.  Knit 1 round even.  Continue this way until 24 stitches remain and then start decreasing every row until 6 stitches left.  Break off yarn leaving long time.  Thread through loops couple of times and pull tight.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

trimming overgrown yarn bushes

Burgundy Stripe Hat  my own pattern
Urban Beanie 
 Closely Knits:  Handmade Gifts for the Ones You Love
by Hannah Fettig

Jester Hat by Elizabeth Morrison
found in Ravelry

Most of January was spent knitting hats.  I was trying to use up my stash.  It worked somewhat.  It's like trimming overgrown bushes. Trimmed nearly to the root but by spring there's more branches.  More flowers. Now Herr Reinhart doesn't follow this analogy.  It simply does not compute (he is after all an engineer.)  He just wonders how stash-busting creates more skeins of new yarn.

This hat is knitted with leftovers.  It seems to be a favorite with all.  There is something about stripes.

Patons Classic  Wool

Love the tips over the ears.

Felted Tweed by Rowan

Love the pompom.  Stuffed with leftover bits of yarn. 

Using two strands of Encore Dk in a lavender and lime.