I really love quick and fun projects like hats and when some stranded colorwork in the form of owls in thrown in, they are extra fun!
My owls hat was knit on 4.5mm needles in worsted weight yarn. The white is a Samoyed/Merino blend and the rose color is some lovely heathery Merino, both from Belfast Mini Mills. I used the owl chart from Little Owls Blanket Charts as the basis of my hat and improvised the top. I’m quite happy with how it turned out and definitely want to knit more!
I am also planning on sharing the pattern for the hat in a future blog post so stay tuned!
Happy Fiber Friday all!
I was browsing through Ravelry recently and came across Little Owls Blanket Charts by huizeStinesen and fell in love. The owls are just so cute! I would love to knit the blanket eventually but knew that I definitely wanted to knit the little owls into a fun, instant gratification project now. So I started planning for a hat. Using my trusty 4.5mm needles and some worsted weight yarn, I whipped up a little owls hat in no time flat. This baby is my second and I’m hooked!
So what are you working on at the moment? I’d love to hear all about it!
Today’s work-in-progress post is extra special. I’ve been working hard on creating a companion fingerless glove pattern to go along with my Queen Of Hearts hat and I’m giving you all a sneak peek.
I actually broke down and bought some yarn for the project … crazy huh? I think I’ve only bought 7 balls of yarn this year as I’ve been using up my handspun almost as fast as I spin it. Anyway, I’m using two different shades of Paton’s Kroy Sock to give this new pattern a good test run and it seems to be working out quite well. The first glove is finished now and the second one well underway. I’m hoping to have this pattern available for download sometime in January. Be sure to stay tuned for more spoiler photos!
What are you working on today? Are you deep in the throes of holiday knitting or are you just knitting for the sheer pleasure of it? I’d love to hear all about it!
As I mentioned in my post on April 4th, I’ve been hard at work creating a fun new spring hat pattern. The hat pattern is written for two different lengths and since the 4th’s post featured pictures of the shorter version, I though that I would share a couple of picture of the taller version.
In the taller version of the pattern, the leaves on the crown are much more prominent. It makes me day dream of birch trees in all their splendor and glory.
Be sure to leave a comment on this April 4th’s post to enter the giveaway to win an advance copy of the pattern.
Until then, happy knitting, spinning and crafting!
Spring has sprung but the weather here is still cool so I’ve been working on a new hat pattern to keep the spring chill at bay.
Printemps features a traditional stranded colorwork rabbit pattern (one of the surest signs of spring around here) mixed with a budding foliage crown. It is worked in two colors of your favorite fingering weight yarn on 3 mm needles and the pattern includes two length options.
The pattern has just finished being test knit and is being prettied up for release on April 16th. So to celebrate Spring and a fresh new hat pattern, I will be giving away a copy of Printemps to one lucky blog commenter 3 DAYS EARLY. Yay!
The winner will be the very first person to check out the finished pattern!
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post on your absolute favorite way to ring in spring. The winner will be drawn using random.org on April 13th.
Happy knitting everyone and happy Spring!
Queen Of Hearts hat pattern is now available for download!
The pattern has been test knit in a variety of yarns and looks wonderful in Belfast Mini Mills Specialty Sock, Malabrigo Sock, Knit Picks Pallet, and Paton’s Kroy Sock. If you’re looking for something extra special and very fuzzy, you can use a nice fingering weight angora/angora blend yarn or a light fingering yarn held double with Rowan Kidsilk Haze to give your hat a lovely loft!
You can grab your copy:
Happy knitting to you all and stay tuned within the next while for the matching fingerless glove pattern!
I feel completely in love with Kate Davis’s Peerie Flooers hat pattern the moment I set eyes on it and, since I was in need of a new winter hat, I just HAD to knit it! The pattern calls for 50 yards or less for each color, which I already had in my stash. I used some of my naturally dyed sock yarn (which I tend to hoard like pirates gold). The grey sock yarn was dyed using iris roots and the yellow was dyed with marigold, both of which grow prolificaly in my garden.
The hat is knit up on 3mm needles in seven different shades of sock yarn and I LOVE how it turned out. Such happy looking little flowers! It was quite surprisingly as fairly quick knit. The only thing that took some time was sewing in the scads of ends from all the color changes.
This project has definitely left me with a craving for more fair isle. Sheep heid is at the top of my list of ”must knits” as is Paper Dolls but they will have to wait until the new year, when my knitting schedule is a little more relaxed
I’ve been drooling over tons of beautiful and intricate stranded knitting patterns on Ravelry when I found Cindy Craft’s Unicorn Mittens pattern and instantly fell in love. I knew I HAD to knit it but wanted to try it out as a hat and I am very happy with how it turned out.
Yarn: Belfast Mini-Mills Ltd. Specialty Sock (purple) and Belfast Mini-Mills Ltd. Samoyed/Merino (white)
Mods: Knit a herringbone trim for the brim of the hat because it gives it such a nice finished edge. I omitted the flower and vine chart as it would have made the hat too long and knit four repeats around of the unicorn chart.
The pattern is very well written and the charts are beautiful! I can’t wait to knit the actual mittens.
This project was my homework for Defense Against The Dark Arts in the HPKCHC on Ravelry. I hope that it earns a few points for my house. Go Gryffindor!