With Autumn looming around the corner and Winter fast on its way too I decided it was time for a new hat (and to use up some of my stash so I could later by more yarn) and so I came up with this cosy little pattern. By using a DK weight yarn you’ll get a fairly light hat but if you want to get a thick and dense feel then you can easily switch over to a chunkier wool on the same needles to get that effect,
The Bamboo stitch is one of my favourite stitch to use for items designed for colder weather just like this beanie hat.
This particular design is adjustable for babies up to an XL adult size using DK weight yarn but if you want it a little chunkier you can go up to worsted or chunky yarn and it will work just fine.
If you want to crack on and get the pattern then follow the buy now button below. Otherwise carry on reading for some extra detail on what you’ll need for the pattern and how to knit the bamboo stitch.
The waffle stitch is a great introduction for beginners looking to move into 3D textures and how to make your work stand out rather than just being another flat piece.
The great thing about the waffle stitch is that you can make just about anything with it: scarves, blankets, wash-cloths. If it’s in a square or rectangular shape that you can apply the waffle stitch to get that 3D effect.
I have designed a new hand-warmer to keep the chill out in the Autumn months or to wear inside on those cold December days and the office heating just isn’t quite up to scratch. Having passed the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year (in the UK) it is time for us organised knitters to start planning ahead for those cooler months.
This is a lovely quick knit hat pattern for children aged 3 months – 10 years.
This pattern is all based around twisted knit stitches to create columns of little twisters that all meet up at the crown of the head.
The pattern can be adjusted for adults but it is not included in the pattern but you can scale up your cast on based on your gauge or use a thicker yarn and larger needles.
This hat is worked in the round with the magic loop method although you can quite easily work the hat up using DPNs.
What Will You Need?
To create this lovely little hat you will need the following:
- 4 mm circular needles: I used Knit Picks Caspian Interchangeable Needles for this project;
- A stitch marker: I love Charmed Knitting’s Metal Stitch Markers and they look so pretty on your project too;
- Scissors & tapestry needle: the Tool Marker Kit by BCMRun has everything you could possibly need for most of your knitting life;
- Any version of a DK weight acrylic or wool blend yarn, one skein will be plenty.
How To Make The Hat
The pattern is designed for beginners – advanced knitters and I talk you through the different skills that you will need. However, if you need any extra support then feel free to leave a comment or message me and I’d be happy to help you.
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Baby season seems like it’s always here, or as it’s known in my office “Oh, another one came along” (we have a lot of Mummies). Come the Summer time though you’ll be seeing all those fresh cheeked babies out in their strollers with their parents and they’ll be needing a little something to keep them comfortable: enter the Moss Block Baby Blanket.
This is an introduction to combining your basic knit and purl stitches, slip stitches, plus an easy crotchet edge as well.
Socks For Beginners
Socks are a great way to build your skills as a knitter because they have a standard construction which you can build on to make a unique version of the vanilla sock.
This sock is going to use a combination of knits and purls to make a staggered moss stick pattern for the leg and front foot construction. The sock will be constructed in the Cuff-Down method: start with the cuff, move down the leg, turn the heel, make the foot, and decrease down to the toe.
The skills you will need to complete this pattern are:
- Casting on
- Magic Loop if you are using large circular needles (see video for instructions)
- Knit and purl stitches
- Decreases using SSK and K2tog
- Kitchener Stitch (see video for instructions)
I will take you through the pattern step-by-step and show you how to integrate the textured pattern in the standard sock construction.