Thursday, May 14, 2009

Everything is Hunky-Dory

One more free hat pattern - this is actually mine . . .

        Hunky-Dory Hat

Design by Erin Ruth
Sizes: infant (toddler, adult small, adult large) 

Materials: 1 (1,1,2) skeins of Alchemy’s Synchronicity (50% wool 50% silk, 118 yds)
         16” size 7 circular needle
         16” size 4 circular needle
         Size 7 double-pointed needles
(Note: For the infant size most knitters will find it more comfortable to work the whole hat on double points.)

Gauge: 5 sts/in on larger needle

Hat Band:
With smaller needles cast on 88 (96, 104, 112) sts. 
Join in the round and place marker at the beginning of round. 
(p2, k6) to end of round for 3 rounds. 

Hat Body:
Switch to larger needle to begin mock- cable pattern.

Round 1: (p2, k3, k2tog, k1, yo) repeat to end of round
Round 2, 4, 6 & 8: (p2, k6) to end of round
Round 3: (p2, k2, k2tog, k1, yo, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 5: (p2, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2) repeat to end of round
Round 7: (p2, k2tog, k1, yo, k3) repeat to end of round

Repeat these 8 rounds 4 (4, 5, 6) times (or until hat is desired length - try it on! - just make sure to end on round 8).

Crown Decreases:
As you decrease around the crown, switch to double-pointed needles when there are too few stitches to knit comfortably on 16” circulars.

Round 1: (p2, k3, k2tog, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 2: (p2, k2, k2tog, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 3: (p2, k1, k2tog, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 4: (p2, k2tog, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 5: (p2tog, k2) repeat to end of round
Round 6: (k2tog, k1) repeat to end of round
Round 7: k2tog all the way around
 You will now have only 11 (12, 13, 14) sts left.

Finishing: Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Using a darning needle thread remaing stitches onto the tail and off of the needles. Pull yarn tight drawing the stitches closed at the top of the hat. Weave in ends. 

Super Bobble - Free Pattern

This one's not mine guys; it a product of the mind of one Alyssa Kabel. I'm just providing the space. Without further ado: 

       The Super Bobble

Designed by Alyssa Kabel
Finished Size:      Adult 20 -22” (50-60 cm)
Yarn: 1 ball of Twinkle’s Soft Chunky (83 yds, 200 grams, 100% wool/Super Bulky). I used the color Hazel.
Needles:       #13 16” circular needles,  #17 16” circular,   #17 DPNs
Gauge:     2 sts = 1” in stockinette
Notions:     Jumbo Marker, Darning needle

CO: Cast on
K: Knit
P: Purl
P3tog: Purl 3 stitches together
KFBF: Knit stitch leaving it on the left needle, knit into the back loop of this stitch, do not slip the stitch off, knit into the front of the stitch again and slide all three off together. 
Bobble: KFBF, turn, P3tog, turn, K1
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together
M1: Make 1 increase.  From the back, lift the loop between the stitches with left needle, knit into the front of loop.
Psso: pass slipped stitch over
DDC: Slip 1 stitch, K2tog, psso

CO 36 sts with smaller needle.
Place marker.
 Join in the round being careful not to twist.
Next row: *K1P1* 
Repeat ribbing for 4 rows, slipping the marker as you come to it.
Following row: *K2, M1* repeat between *’s. (54 sts) 
Change to larger needle.
Knit 1 row, increasing one stitch. (55 sts)
Row 1: * Bobble, K4 *. Repeat between *’s.
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K3, bobble *K4, bobble*. Repeat between *’s. End K1. 
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Repeat Row 1.
Decrease for the Crown:
Row 6: *K3, K2tog* (44 sts)
Row 7: *K3, Bobble* Repeat between *’s.
Change to #17 DPs.
Row 8: *K2, K2tog* (33 sts)
Row 9: *Bobble, K2*. 
Row 10: *K1, K2tog* (22 sts)
Row 11: K2 *Bobble, K4*  
Row 12: *K2tog* (11 sts)
Row 13:  K2tog *DDC* (4 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a 6" (15 cm) tail. Thread tail onto a tapestry needle, draw through remaining stitches, and pull tight to close top of hat.  Weave in loose ends.  

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Claudette is now on Etsy!

I've successfully set up the Claudette pdf for sale on Etsy. At the moment my Etsy store is pretty darn bare, buts it's a start yeah?

Alyssa looking sexysexy in Claudette:
Edit 5/15/09: N0w for sale on Ravelry as well.