Beanies 4 Buddies Basic Hat and Matching hat for Beanie Baby


Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn
Size 8 or 9 needles
Yarn Needle

-Cast On 64 Stitches
-Knit Until piece measures 5.5 inches from cast-on edge
-Begin Decreasing:

Decrease Row 1: *Knit 2 Together*, repeat across entire row (There should now be 32 stitches)
Decrease Row 2: Knit every stitch
Decrease Row 3: *Knit 2 Together*, repeat across entire row (There should now be 16 stitches)
Decrease Row 4: Knit every stitch
Decrease Row 5: *Knit 2 Together*, repeat across entire row (There should now be 8 stitches)

-Cut the yarn, leaving a 2 foot tail, and thread onto the yarn needle. Thread it through the last 8 stitches on the needle and tighten it up in a circle. Sew down the back of the piece to close it into a Hat! Weave in the ends.

Beanie Baby Matching Hat:

-Using same yarn and needles, cast on 18 stitches. Knit until piece measures 2 inches
Decrease Row: *Knit 2 Together*, repeat across entire row. (There should now be 9 stitches)

-Cut the yarn, thread it onto the yarn needle, thread it through the last 9 stitches on the needle, tighten it up into a circle, and sew down the back of the piece. Weave in the ends.

May 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm 1 comment

Chemo Cap (Both Flat and Circular Knitting Patterns)

Materials:

1 ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in MC (Teal) and a small amount in CC (Light Blue) for stripes.

US Size 7 and US Size 9 straight needles.

Pattern:

With MC and size 7 needles, cast on 90 sts. Work in k1 p1 ribbing for about an inc.

Switch to size 9 needles and work in stockinette st for 4 rows.

Join CC and work 2 rows in Stockinette sts.

Work 2 rows of MC

Work 2 rows of CC

Work 2 rows of MC

Work 2 rows of CC. Cut CC.

Work in Stockinette St and MC for 8 more rows.

Crown Decreases:

Row 1: Knit 7, K2tog *Knit 6, K2tog* to last st, knit 1.

Row 2 (and every odd numbered row): Purl to end,.

Row 3: Knit 6, K2tog *Knit 5, K2tog* to last st, knit 1.

Row 5: Knit 5, K2tog *Knit 4, K2tog* to last st, knit 1.

Row 7: Knit 4, K2tog *Knit 3, K2tog* to last st, knit 1.

Row 9: Knit 3, K2tog *Knit 2, K2tog* to last st, knit 1.

Row 11: K2tog to end.

Thread yarn needle and draw through remaining sts. Sew seam with Mattress stitch.

EDITED TO ADD: Someone asked how to knit this in the round, so here’s the pattern adapted for circular knitting.

Circular Knit Chemo Cap

Materials:
1 ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in MC (Teal) and a small amount in CC (Light Blue) for stripes.
US Size 7 and US Size 9 16″ Circular needles. Size 9 DPNs

With MC and size 7 needles, cast on 88 sts. Join in the round. Work in k1 p1 ribbing for about an inch.
Switch to size 9 needles and work in stockinette st for 4 rounds.
Join CC and work 2 rounds in Stockinette sts.
Work 2 rounds of MC
Work 2 rounds of CC
Work 2 rounds of MC
Work 2 rounds of CC. Cut CC.
Work in Stockinette St and MC for 8 more rounds.

Stitch to Double Pointed Needles.
Crown Decreases:
Row 1: *Knit 6, K2tog* to end.
Row 2 (and every odd numbered row): Knit 1 round plain.
Row 3: *Knit 5, K2tog* to end.
Row 5: *Knit 4, K2tog* to end.
Row 7: *Knit 3, K2tog* to end.
Row 9: *Knit 2, K2tog* to end.
Row 11: *Knit 1, K2tog* to end.
Row 13: *K2tog* to end.

Thread yarn needle and draw through remaining sts. Weave in Ends.

August 2, 2007 at 8:31 pm 4 comments

Plain Ol’ Hat

All the hats I have knit are fancy (stripes, fair-isle, etc.) and I needed a plain, solid colored hat to wear that matched most everything, so:

Materials: Any Chunky Weight yarn, I used Plymouth Encore Chunky
16″ Circular Needle, Size US 10
One set of Double Pointed Needles in the the same size

Gauge: Approx. 3.5 stitches/inch

Directions:
-Using Circular needle, cast on 64 stitches and join in the round.
-Knit in 2×2 ribbing for about 1.5 inches (Mine was 7 rounds)
-Continue, knitting in Stockinette stitch until piece measures about 5 inches (Maybe just a tad more)
-Start Decrease rounds (Divide your stitches onto your DPNs now):
Round 1: *Knit 6, K2tog* repeat around
Round 2 and all Even Number Rounds: Knit
Round 3: *Knit 5, K2tog* repeat around
Round 5: *Knit 4, K2tog* repeat around
Round 7: *Knit 3, K2tog* repeat around
Round 9: *Knit 2, K2tog* repeat around
Round 11: *Knit 1, K2tog* repeat around
Round 13: K2tog around.

Cut yarn and tread through remaining stitches, pull hole tight and weave in ends.

February 28, 2007 at 4:45 am Leave a comment

Thick And Quick Hat

Yarn: Lionbrand Woolease Thick and Quick, 1 skein
Needles: US Size 10.5 16″ Circular and DPNs

Pattern:

Using Circular Needle, cast on 56 Stitches, Join in Round
Work Knit 1 Pur1 1 Ribbing for 24 Rounds

Decrease Round #1: Knit 1, purl 1, [slip 1-k2tog-psso], *purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, [slip 1-k2tog-psso]; rep to last 2 stitches, purl one 1, knit 1.
Next Round: Knit 1, Purl 1 ribbing around
Decrease Round #2: Knit 1, purl 1, [slip 1-k2tog-psso], *purl 1, [slip 1-k2tog-psso]; rep to last 2 stitches, purl one 1, knit 1.
Next Round: Knit 1, purl 1 around
Decrease Round #3: *[Slip 1-k2tog-psso], [slip 1-p2tog-psso]* Across Round

Cut yarn and thread on Yarn needle, thread through remaining stitches to close. Weave In Ends.

December 3, 2006 at 5:37 pm 1 comment

Easy Wristwarmers


I use this pattern for almost all the Wristwarmers I make, they make great gifts, and you can make a pair in no time at all.

Yarn: Worsted Weight, about 100 yards. The one in the Picture where made from some Handspun, but I’ve also used Noro Kureyon, and Cascade 220
Needles: US Size 8 Double Pointed Needles, set of 4. One US Size 9 needle (For casting Off)

Directions:

-Cast on 36 Stitches over 3 DPNs (12 per Needle)
-Knit in Knit 2- Purl 2 ribbing, every round, for 5.5 inches.
-Cast off 6 stitches, knit in esablished rib pattern to end of round.
-When you get back to the place where you casted off, Cast back on 6 stitches using Backward Loop Method, knit in established rib pattern to end of row.
-Knit 2 inches in ribbing.
-Bind off using a US Size 9 needle.

December 1, 2006 at 6:44 pm 7 comments

Super Secret Legwarmers


These are so comfy, and no one can see them while you wear them because your pants cover them. I know they look kinda dumb, but I love mine. If you live somewhere really cold, you might want to make them a bit longer.

Materials:
-Manos Del Uruguay Varigated Wool, 1 skein (You might need 2 if you want to make them longer.)
-US Size 8 DPNs, set of 4
-1 US Size 10.5 needle (for casting off)

Directions:
-Cast one 36 Stitches onto 3 needles (12 on each).
-Work in 2×1 ribbing (Knit 2, purl 1) for 40 rounds (or more for longer legwarmers).
-Cast off in ribbing, using larger needle.
-Weave in ends, be warm.

September 21, 2006 at 9:48 pm 2 comments

The Inside-Out Hat

Yarn: Chunky Weight, 2 colors. I used Encore Chunky (Black) and Knitpicks Sierra (Blue) Needles: US Size 10.5 DPNs, set of 4
Guage: 3.5 Stitches per Inch in Stockinette Stitch

This hat is knit so that the side that shows when you wear it is in Reverse Stockinette. But,
when I was designing it, I didn’t want to have to purl that much, so I made it so you knit it, then turn it inside out to wear.

Now, you know when you do a long-tail cast on, technically the first row is knitted for you when you cast on? Then when you start your first row (after the cast-on), you purl that row? Well, since you turn the hat inside out to wear, there’s a different Cast-on. The Purl Long-tail cast on. If what I said didn’t make any sence to you at all, don’t worry about it, just do as I say, haha.
This Website has a good tutorial for the Purl Long-tail cast on, the pictures are a little small, but you can click on them to make them bigger.

DIRECTIONS: Using the Special Cast-on, CO 60 stitches using the Main Color (Black). Divide onto 3 needles (20 stitches each).

Knit in Knit 1, Purl 2 ribbing for 6 rounds.

Join the second color (blue) and start the 2-round striping. So, you knit 2 rows with blue, then 2 with the Black, and so on and so forth. When changing from one color to the next, just carry the yarn up. That way, there aren’t a million ends to work in.

Knit (In stripe pattern) until the peice measures 5.5 inches from Cast-on.

DECREASE ROUNDS: (Still Striping)
Decrease Round (DR) #1: Knit 8, K2tog (54 Sts Remain)
DR #2: Knit 7, K2tog (48 Sts Remain)
DR #3: Knit 6, K2tog (42 Sts Remain)
DR #4: Knit 5, K2tog (36 Sts Remain)
DR #5: Knit 4, K2tog (30 Sts Remain)
DR #6: Knit 3, K2tog (24 Sts Remain)
DR #7: Knit 2, K2tog (18 Sts Remain)
DR #8: K2tog around (9 stitches remain) Cut yarn, and run it through the remaining Stitches to close the hole up. Weave in the ends on the Stockinette Side. Turn inside out and Wear!

This is a picture of the Side that is towards you while knitting. This will become the inside while your wearing it.

August 16, 2006 at 4:35 am Leave a comment

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