Monday, August 31, 2009

And she's back!

I've been so delinquent about keeping my blog up to date and I'm so sorry. I have been busy with my knitting as my cousin is having a baby girl and I feel the need to endow her with knits. I also entered seven items in the state fair earlier this month and came away with five ribbons. Not too shabby. I also was commissioned to make hats for twin boys with bear ears by my friend. I couldn't find a pattern I liked so I wrote one and they came out way cute. Here's the pattern: (sorry for the fuzzy picture; my camera is acting up)

Baby Bear Hat

Gauge 4"= 24 sts

Materials : 6" circs and dpns
tapestry needle
worsted weight yarn (I used Ella Rae Superwash in color Taupe)
scrap pink yarn

CO 80 sts. PM and join to work in the round.
Work in 1x1 rib for six rows.
Switch to st st and work until piece measures 4 1/2 inches from cast on edge

Decrease rounds:
*K6, K2tog*
*K5, K2 tog*
*K4, K2tog*
*K3, K2tog*
*K2, K2tog*
Break yarn, leaving a 6" tail. Thread through remaining sts, pull tight, tie off, and weave in end.

Ears (make 4) :
CO 15
K 4 rows st st
Next row: K2tog each end
K2tog at beginning of next four rows.
P2 tog each end (9 sts remaining)
BO Knitting 2tog at each end.

Stitch two pieces together with right side facing. Turn right side out and sew in position on hat.

Pink part of ears:
CO 10
K 4 rows st st
K2tog each end
K2tog each end
BO Knitting 2tog each end.
Stitch to front of ears.