Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kids: Good Directions for an Adorable Knitted Beanie

Some of you may remember that I have written about my desire to learn to knit. I've taken it up, but I'm such a novice that most patterns leave me a bit flabbergasted. Here is one from Michelle at TwoAndSix that has given me some 'I can DO it!' confidence:

Finished measurements:

18"/47 cm long x 8"/20cm wide

Any bulky yarn would work well. I've used Moda Vera Shiver (super soft for a little persons head, and it drapes beautifully). 2 x 50 gram balls.
[approximately 90m of yarn]

Needles and Notions:
1 pair 7.5mm needles
Tapestry needle

Not important in this pattern.

Using Provisional Cast on on method, cast on 25 stitches.

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Starting with Row 3, be sure to slip (as if to purl) the last three stitches on each KNIT row. This will give you and i-cord trim to keep the edge from curling.
Row 3: Knit (being sure to slip the last 3 stitches!)
Row 4: Purl

Repeat Rows 3 & 4 until your piece is long enough to wrap around your child's head.

Break working yarn, leaving a tail long enough for grafting. Remove provisional stitches and place live sitches on needle. Knit into the little half stitch at the end of the non i-cord edge to make up equal number of stiches on each needle.

Using Kitchener Stitch, graft the 2 sets of live stitches together.

Join top seam, making sure the grafted section is placed at middle back of hat.

Add tassles, and enjoy!"

Thank you, Michelle!!!!

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