Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My Little Weasley

My latest finished project:
The Weasley Sweater from Charmed Knits by Alison Hansel.
I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It was really hard to get Kaylen to hold still long enough to get a good photo though.

As you can see, I had some major troubles with this yarn for the duplicate stitch letter on the front. Luckily for me the Weasley sweaters are famous for being "homely" so I'm sure Molly Weasley would be proud!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Baby Santa Hat Pattern

I've received a few pattern requests for the Santa Hat I made for my baby this year.

Well, the thing is, I couldn't find a pattern, so I just made one up as I went along. I did write it down as I went though, just in case it actually turned out okay, so here it is........ please note, I've never written a pattern before so forgive me if it doesn't make sense.

Baby Santa Hat

Yarn: I used Bernat Satin Sport : less than 1-85g. (3oz) ball each of

MC: Red

CC: White

Guage: 22s = 4" in st st.

With CC cast on 88 stitches

Join in the round and work in K1, P1 rib for 12 rounds

Knit for 12 rounds in st st. (Note: if I was to make this hat again, I would just do these 12 rounds in ribbing too)

Switch to MC and knit for 26 rounds

[K9, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

[K8, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

[K7, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

[K6, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

Continue in this pattern until you get down to [K1, K2tog]

Knit 6 rounds even

[K2tog] to end of round

Break Yarn and pull through remaining stitches, secure.

Make a pom-pom with CC and secure to top of hat.

(Note: My baby tried to eat her pompom constantly, so please supervise small babies when wearing this hat!)