Grand daughter to make beanies for. They are going
to the snow in a few weeks and she asked if I could make
some with earflaps. I made the crochet ones first using the
Lil' Darlin' hat pattern. Then I found some lovely
Sirdar Baby Crofter in 8ply at the local yarn shop, the
colourway is called Tilly, pink, cream with some red
and I knitted my first beanie in the round.
I must say this was nearly the undoing of me.
I struggled with joining after cast on. The pattern said to
use 2 circular needles. It was no help to me, I couldn't work
out how that could be achieved. I decided to rib one row
before joining and that made a huge difference.
I then decided to use 4 circulars and I still had trouble,
getting them all mixed up. I eventually
(accidentally mind you) ended up with 2 circulars
and worked out a method that worked for me.
I still had trouble in the last few rows with the stitches
slipping of the needles. I'm going to the
Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair next week, so I should
be able to find some stoppers for the ends.
Nessie Colourway, lovely mauve, blue and green.
That's a china doll modelling for me.
This will be for charity and I might make a matching
jacket, I just have to find a suitable pattern for this wool.
The beanie pattern is so easy, for a 3 month old,
CO 72 sts, 8 rows rib, then stocking stitch
until it measures 12.5cm, then decrease rows are:
k6, knit 2 tog to end
k5, knit 2 tog to end
k4, knit 2 tog to end
k3, knit 2 tog to end
k2, knit 2 tog to end
k1, knit 2 tog to end
knit 2 tog,
draw the wool through the remaining 8 stitches, fasten off.
I added the earflaps then crocheted the curly ties.
The next pattern I made was the Shadow Stripes Hat
in yellow. I chose not to make the top knot and
decided to crochet 3 little squiggly tails on top.
I have just cast on the sleeves of a baby cardigan
that I hope will be suitable for the Baby Crofter
wool, I'm using Panda Baby Lustre 8 ply in lovely pale
blue/mauve tones, I will show pics when I am finished.