Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick 'n Quick (or super bulky)
Size 15 circular needle
Size N crochet hook
Cast on 40. Join and pm.
Knit in 1 by 1 rib until piece measures 6 inches.
Decrease Row 1: continue in rib pattern 6 stitches, k2tog, repeat.
Decrease Row 2: continue in rib pattern 5 stitches, p2tog, repeat.
Decrease Row 3: continue in rib pattern 4 stitches, k2tog, repeat.
Decrease Row 4: continue in rib pattern 3 stitches, p2tog, repeat.
Decrease Row 5: continue in rib pattern 2 stitches, k2tog, repeat.
Decrease Row 6: k1, k2tog, repeat.
Decrease Row 7: k2tog, repeat.
Break wool and thread thru remaining stitches - secure inside hat.
With size N crochet hook:
Chain 6, slip to join.
SC into circle, chain 3. Repeat 4 (or 5) times and slip last loop to first.
To crochet petals - in each loop SC, chain 1, HDC 3 times, chain 1, SC. Slip to join last stitch to first finished petal.
Sew onto hat - add optional button in center of flower.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Size 15 circular needle or double points and spare needle for casting off
Crochet hook (size H)
Super bulky yarn - 1 skein in green shade (Sensations Sumptuous Green shown)
Super bulky in cream and blue (or eye color)
Cast on 40. Join and knit in round as follows
2x2 rib for 5 rows
Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 7" (8" for adult)
Divide stitches evenly on circular needles and cast off using the double needle cast off method (or you can cast off and sew seam).
With eye color (blue) chain 5 and join. DC into circle around (about 12 stitches). Repeat for row 2 alternating between 1 DC into each stitch and 2 DC into each stitch (about 18 stitches). Break wool and tie off. With cream TC into back loop of each DC - every other stitch 2 TC into back loop. Break wool and tie off. Sew onto front center of hat.