Daddy’s Hat

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While doing the girls hats, Daddy decided he wanted one too. Took a while for me to find a pattern I wanted for him. You see, he is a big Manchester United Football Club fan but he has their hat already. I thought of doing the hat in yellow and red but that would have looked very Spanish. Could have gone with red and white, colours of Singapore and a few other Asian country flag but the yarn I bought for him (same as Miss M’s – Vera Moda biscay) did not have red. His favourite colour is green so I went with primary colour green and secondary colour white.

I came across a pattern at Kids Cats & Knitted Hats blog under Hats Frenzy. It’s using 2 colours, the secondary colour creates these group of four “V” in a diamond shape. Basically, where ever, you want the “V” to form, wrap that peg in the secondary colour yarn instead of the primary colour. Doing this reminded me a bit of the Fair Isle technique in needle knitting.

The blog author’s pattern has the diamonds going up in a single line, I decided to alternate, the second row of diamonds started between 2 diamonds of the bottom row. Also hers are a bit spaced while mine a closer together. That’s because I left my iPad in the bedroom and could not be bothered going in to get it to check the pattern.

Daddy's Hat

Daddy’s Hat

Pattern:

Note:

all knitting is e-wrap

carry the yarns behind the pegs.

This is a 4 peg repeat pattern so the number of pegs should be a multiple of 4. That way it can be adjusted to fit any size of head.

C1 – Colour 1

C2 – Colour 2

 

Ribbed Brim as long as you want.

start of pattern

2 Rows of Knit with C1

Row 3, C1 – wrap pegs 1, 2, skip peg 3, *wrap pegs 4, 5 and 6, skip peg 7 – repeat from * until the end of the row

Row 4, C2 – wrap all the skipped pegs, knit off.

Row 5, C1 – wrap peg 1, skip peg 2, wrap peg 3, skip peg 4 – repeat until the end of the row.

Row 6, C2 – wrap all the skipped pegs, knit off.

Row 7 and 8 – repeat Rows 3 and 4.

That’s one set done. If you want the diamonds to be in a straight line up, then knit 2 rows of C1 then repeat the pattern from Row 3, knit 2 rows of C1, repeat from Row # until desired length has been reached.

However, if you want what I have done then follow Row 9 onwards here.

Row 9, C1 – skip peg 1, wrap pegs 2, 3 and 4, skip peg 5, wrap pegs 6, 7 and 8, skip peg 9 – repeat this pattern until the end of the row.

Row 10, C2 – wrap all skipped pegs, knit off.

Row 11, C1 – knit peg 1, skip peg 2 – repeat until the end of the row.

Row 12, C2 – wrap all skipped pegs, knit off.

Row 13 and 14 – repeat Rows 9 and 10.

Repeat from Row 3 to Row 14 until 10cm (4 inches) short of desired length.

Finish the rest using C1 only.

Use the gather removal method to take the hat off and close.

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden

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This is not one of mine. My Mom gave it to me in 2010. These were part of the sewing kit she received when her Grandmother passed away. It’s called Grandmother’s Flower Garden.
There is a bit of history at Womenfolk

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These two pieces were made by Ann, also known as Angie by the family. Ann is my Mom’s Great great grand mother so that makes her my Great great great grand  mother. lot’s of great đŸ™‚ Ann was born in 1862. Assuming she made these after she turned 20 and passed away after 1940 (census record for 1940 shows her still living with her daughter’s daughter at a ripe old age of 78), these pieces can be anywhere between 70 – 130 years old. Considering there was a boom in these quilts during the Great Depression (Refer to article by Womenfolk) in 1930’s, I would assume it is less than 100 years old and probably done by hand by Angie when she may have been about 70. She lost her husband before she turned 58.

Cotton Candy Knitted Hat

Beginning Of Baby Hat

Beginning Of Baby Hat

I had leftover cream coloured Alpaca/Acrylic yarn from Little M’s hat so I decided to make one for Baby G as well and Daddy has put in an order too so I will be busy on the loom for a little while.
While at the yarn shop, I got Little M to choose a colour for baby. She picked pink. It’s Bella Baby Bambini yarn, 50/50 Nylon/Acrylic and thinner and stiffer than the Alpaca/Acrylic.
I had no idea what design I wanted and none of the patterns online for looming was taking my fancy so I just started anyway.
I e wrapped both the pink and cream together on each peg. For the brim I used Knifty Knitter idea, 21 rows then pull up.
For the body, I did 2 knit, 2 purl until it was about an inch and half less than the length I wanted then I finished off with e wrap and gathered the top to close. I added a pom pom on top to finish the look. it’s hot pink like the above photo and not peach like the one below. The addition of the pink yarn has given this hat a more stiffer shape than the one beaded hat I made for Little M. It is still soft enough for a baby. Though, I may not use Moda Vera Alpaca yarn again. All our black clothes are covered with Alpaca hair as if we have been cuddling a cat.

Cotton Candy Baby Hat

Cotton Candy Baby Hat