Saturday, 31 October 2015

SKYE - Child Hat & Mittens

This simple hat and mittens set is made in Aran weight yarn.
It is easy and quick to knit, and perfect for the chillier days ahead!
 

SKYE Hat & Mittens

SKYE Hat & Mittens          3 - 6 years
 
 
 
Child’s Hat 3 - 6 years
 
Aran weight yarn
5.5mm needles
 
Tension:
 
4sts = 1” over the ribbing pattern, when stretched as worn
 
 
Size:
 
Width:  14 - 15” when stretched as worn
 
Height:  7”
Cast on 61sts

Choose either a single rib or a double rib ~
For a single rib ( 1 x 1)


1st Row:          S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

2nd Row:         S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

For a double rib ( 2 x 2)

1st Row:          S1, k2, * p2, k2, repeat from *to last 2sts, p1, k1
2nd Row:        S1, k1, p2, * k2, p2, repeat from * to last st, k1
 
Repeat the last 2 rows 4 times more
11th Row:       S1, knit to end
12th Row:       S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2rows until 5½” from the cast on
 
It is easy to adjust the hat height here ~ by increasing or decreasing the number of rows.
If you want a turn up brim – add 2” to the length here.
 
To shape the crown:
Row 1:          S1, k2, * k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog              
Row 2:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3:          S1, knit to end
Row 4:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 5:          S1, * k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end               
Row 6:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 7:          K2tog all across row to last st, k1                                         
Row 8:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 9:          K2tog all across row 
                                                   
Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.
With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure.
Sew up side seam and weave in ends.
 
 
 


Child’s Mittens     3 - 6 years

 
Requirements:
Aran weight yarn  (10ply)
5.5mm needles
 
 Size:
Length:  6 1/2 "  (16.5 cm)
Width:    6 1/2 "  (16.5cm)  all around
 
Pattern:            
Make two mittens
 
CUFF
Cast on 23sts
1st Row:            S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2
2nd Row:            S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end
 
Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more
 
HAND
1st Row:            Knit                 
2nd Row:            Purl - inc in the first and last stitches                              (25sts)
3rd Row:            K11, inc in next 2 sts, k12                                              (27sts)                         
4th Row:            and all following even rows – Purl                                             
6th Row:            K11, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k12                        (29sts)
7th Row:            K11, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k12                        (31sts)
9th Row:            K11, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k12                        (33sts)
11th Row:            K11, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k12                        (35sts)
12th Row:           P23, turn
 
 
THUMB
K11, turn
Working on these centre 11sts only work a further 5 rows
K2tog, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog, k3tog
Cut off yarn leaving a tail. Draw a needle through these 5sts. Draw up tightly and fasten off.
 
 
TOP
With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to last 12sts left on the needle, purl 12
Continue on 24sts, - work 8 rows
 
SHAPE TOP
1st Row:  S1, s1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, k1
2nd Row: and all following even rows – Purl
3rd Row:  S1, s1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, k1
5th Row:  S1, knit to end
6th Row: Cast off purlwise
Join the thumb seam, top and side seam. Darn away ends.

 
 
 
 
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Thursday, 29 October 2015

ALFIE Hat


Alfie - Classic Striped Hat
for a babies, toddlers, children, teenagers and adults.   
 
ALFIE Baby Hat

    
 
ALFIE Baby Hat
 
DK yarn in two colours which look good together
M = Main colour          C = Contrast colour
 
4mm needles
 
For a baby of 0 - 3 months
 
Size          
Width:    5½ “ (14cm)   11” (28cm) all around 
Height:   5½ “ (14cm)
 
 
Pattern:
 
Using M, cast on 65sts
Work 10 rows in k1,p1 rib or garter stitch (every row knit)
Add in C (do not cut off the first colour, simply carry it loosely up the side and use as required)
Using C, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using M, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using C, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using M, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using C, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using M, work 2 rows in stocking stitch
Continue in main colour only

Shape the top ~
1st  Row:  (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1               57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th  Rows:  Purl
3rd  Row:  (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1             49sts
5th  Row:  (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1             41sts
7th  Row:  (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1             33sts
9th  Row:  (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1             25sts
11th  Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1              17sts
12th  Row (P2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                     9sts
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.
 
 
For a baby of around 6 months
Size

Width:    6½ “ (16.5cm)   13” (33cm) all around 
Height:   6½ “ (16.5cm)
 
Pattern:
 
Using M, cast on 73sts
Work 10 rows in k1,p1 rib or garter stitch (every row knit)
Add in C (do not cut off the first colour, simply carry it loosely up the side and use as required)
Using C, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using M, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using C, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using M, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using C, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using M, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using C, work 4 rows in stocking stitch
Using M, work 2 rows in stocking stitch
Continue in main colour only

Shape the top ~
1st  Row:  (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1               65sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th,12th Rows:  Purl
3rd  Row:  (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1             57sts
5th  Row:  (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1             49sts
7th  Row:  (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1             41sts
9th  Row:  (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1             33sts
11th  Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1              25sts
13th  Row ( K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                   13sts
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.
 
 


ALFIE Baby Hat
For bigger sizes
Follow the rib, stripe pattern and top shaping instructions for the baby 6months hat as written -  with the following adjustments to the number of stitches and rows ~
 
6-12months       Cast on 73sts, work until 5” from cast on, shape top         6½” total height
1-3years            Cast on 81sts, work until 6” from cast on, shape top         7½” total height
4-10years          Cast on 89sts, work until 7” from cast on, shape top          8½” total height
Teens/Woman    Cast on 97sts, work until 9” from cast on, shape top       10½” total height
Adult Man          Cast on 105sts, work until 10” from cast on, shape top   11½”” total height


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