Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cupcake Hat: Free Pattern

I made my daughters matching hats over the weekend. My two year old refuses to take hers off and ended up going to bed with it on the other night. Not sure who puts cherries on top of cupcakes but adding the pom-pom cherry really finished the look. They fit loose and look like a beret on my two year old, since the furry yarn cannot hold its shape since it is kind delicate.
Size small: huge on my newborn, will fit for winter

Brim: leftover Dream, probably about 1/4 skein for both hats. (Leftover from this project.)
"Icing:" Hikoo Caribou
Cherry pom-pom: Scraps of sock yarn

CO 60 stitches using size 8 (5.0mm) needles. CO 80 for 2T. (My two year old can stretch the smaller size on her head. I think it would easily fit 6-18 months.)

Size 2T hat

Knit 2¹/⁴" in 2x2 rib.
After first inch of "icing", decrease - k2tog - every fifth stitch.
After second inch of "icing," decrease every forth stitch (40 stitches total).
After the third inch of "icing," making sure there is an equal amount of stitches on each needle, k2tog twice the beginning and end of each needle. For the larger size, after three inches: k2, k2tog so there are 36 stitches when that row is finished. Knit for additional ¹/² inch. Follow pattern as written after this row.

Knit next row.
K2tog twice at beginning and end of each needle.
Knit next row. Repeat until 3 (4) stitches remain on each needle.
K1, k2tog.
Bind off and make a small pom pom for the top.

Friday, May 13, 2016

FO Friday: Dumbledore Socks

I finished these yesterday morning! Just in time for my husband's birthday! I added his initials instead of what was part of the pattern since I know he'd be less than thrilled about Harry Potter themed socks.

Enjoy the photos!

The two photos above are most true to the yarn colors.

I used Candy Skein Yummy Sock yarn in Poppyseed for the main blue color, and Candy Skein minis for the rest of the colors. The lighter green is Green Olive, the darker green is Green Bean Casserole, orange heels were Pumpkin Spice, and the red top stitching is Cranberry Sauce.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Just About Finished

I'm almost finished with these socks. I just need to finished the section that will be monogrammed on the top of the second sock, finish the the green ribbing, and then add the top stitched initials.

It sounds like a lot, but with all the rain we've had this week I'm OK with sedating the kids with tv long enough to finish.

Until next week!
More projects can be found at the link below!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Past the Heel

I finally knit and got past the heel on the second sock this week. I'm excited to almost be finished with these. I do know that I'll be done in time for my husband birthday next week. What a relief.

I tried to get a photo with proof that they're the same size and everything but the photo makes the finished sock look astronomically smaller than its mate. This is not the case. They're ARE the same size! Thank goodness!
More WIPS can be found at the links below: