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Baby Beanie Pattern

Baby beanies are one of my favorite things to knit. They are small, fast, cute and easy to stylize. One of these hats without the extra duplicate stitch work takes only 2 hours or less.

Materials:

Size 6 circular needles (I use addi turbo 10″ circular needles)

Worsted weight yarn – 4 weight (I use Caron Simply Soft)

Sewing Needle

Pattern:

CO 56 (newborn) or 64 sts (baby)

Rows 1-6: K1, P1

6 inches from brim to top: K*

Binding off (Switching to dps when needed): K2tog* one row then K* one row

Continue until you have 7 (newborn) or 8 (baby) sts left

Finishing:

Cut your yarn and weave your it through your live stitches to create a circle.

Pull the circle closed, thread the yarn through the middle and flip the hat inside out to weave in ends.

Now, you can either leave your hat plain or choose to add a pom pom or do a duplicate stitch to add some character.

 

Here are some of my favorite designs!

Whale

 Polka dots

always, ashley

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Chunky Infinity Scarf

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Infinity scarves may just be the best thing that ever happened to Fall and Winter fashion. They are stupid simple to wear, they keep you toasty warm and they can be warn by anyone, regardless of age.  This pattern is for a chunky, ribbed infinity scarf with a mobius twist. I know it sounds like alot, but it will probably be one of the easiest things you have ever had to knit. In fact, you might just end up knitting a bunch for holiday presents!

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Materials:

Size 13 needles

Super chunky yarn – 6 weight (I used Loops & Threads Country Loom in Driftwood)

Sewing Needle

Pattern:

CO 18 sts

All Rows: K1, P1

Repeat until you reach your desired length (I used all 104 yards of my yarn)

Finishing:

Bind off you project and create a mobius twist by holding your project flat and rotating one end so there is a single twist in your scarf. It may seem unnecessary now, but the twist helps it look better when looped over your head.

Sew your project’s ends together, keeping this twist in your scarf. Weave in your ends and cut the excess yarn.

Ta-da! Now wrap that bad boy around your neck twice and you are ready to go. Easy peasy.

always, ashley

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Simple Knit Beanie

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A great, simple beanie can be the best staple of any outfit.  This beanie is light weight, best for spring or fall and will fit the average adult head.

Materials:

Size 8 circular and/or double point needle

Worsted weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft Charcoal Heather)

Stitch marker

Sewing Needle

Pattern:

Body of the hat:

CO 88 & join in the round

Row 1-6 rows:*K2, P2

Row 7 onward: Knit in the round until project reaches 7 inches tall

Crown of the hat:

Row x: *K2tog

Row x2: *K

Repeat until you have 11 stitches left (You will have to switch to dpn if you have not been using them all along.)

Take your yarn and sew it through the 11 live stitches to make a circle. Take your yarn through the center hole so your hat is inside out and weave in ends.

The end!

always, ashley

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Holiday Stockings

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As promised in my last post, Holiday Knitting…in late summer, I have pictures of some of the stockings I have knitted up!  They didn’t take nearly as long as I thought they may and to be honest…they have me considering doing some actual socks (I know, hypocritical much???).  I just adore how they turned out and with a bit of duplicate stitching yet to come, they will be perfectly personalized for myself and Jack.  So much more fun than store bought stockings!  More holiday fun yet to come!!!  PS… you may find one of these for sale in my store!

always, ashley

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Holiday Knitting…in late summer

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It’s that time of year again!  The time of year where it is MONTHS out from the winter holiday season and everyone is lookin’ at me weird for my holiday knitting projects.  But that’s the way us knitters have to roll, am I right?  Handmade gifts, decor, and other holiday knick knacks don’t just make themselves over night!

SO!  For my first project of the season, I am making my boyfriend and I some stockings to hang up at our new home.  Now, I have never knitted any kind of sock before (honestly, I think they take too long and they don’t seem much fun), so for this project, I am using my own special mash up of several patterns from this vintage knitting book.

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If I haven’t mentioned it before, I am a big fan of taking similar patterns and creating Frankenstein’s monster.  (FYI, in this case Frankenstein’s monster is really, really cute!)  Essentially, I am taking the cuff of one, the body of the other, and then duplicate stitching our names on to each one!  Pictures to come when complete!  Stay tuned for more holiday knits!

always, ashley

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Feelin’ Foxy Scarf (The Fox)

This version of “Feelin’ Foxy Scarf” is designed to be quick and dirty.  Unlike the wolf, the fox was made for people who don’t have all week or month to be knitting a damn scarf!  So pick up your needles and get crackin’!

Mr. Wolf & Ms. Fox

Mr. Wolf & Ms. Fox

Inspired, translated, and tweaked from a lovely pattern created by a woman somewhere in Europe (sorry, I could not tell you where!), this foxy scarf is a fun accessory to add a little sass to any day.  You can find the original pattern here.  Follow along to furnish your own furry, foxy friend! (Pardon the alliteration!)

Very Foxy

Very Foxy

Materials:

2 different colors of super chunky weight (I used Bernat Softee Chunky)

2 size 8 needles

A darning needle & a sewing needle

Scissors

A 2 medium buttons & 1 small button (or yarn to embroider)

Pattern:

Body of Fox:

CO 2 of your lighter color

R1: *K

R2: KFB2

R3: KFB,*K*, KFB

Repeat R1 & R3 until you have 16 sts

Change to your bold color

R3: *K

Repeat R3, 18 times

R4: *K2tog, K2 (You should have 12 sts)

R5: *K1, P1

Repeat R5, 20 times

R6: KFB, K3, KFB, K3, KFB, K3 (You should have 15 sts)

R7: *K

Repeat R7, 65 times for S/M & 65 times for L/XL (Note the odd numbers of sts is so there is only stripe jogging on one side of you cute little friend)

Change to your lighter color

R8: *K

Repeat R8

R9: K2tog, *K*, K2tog

Repeat R8 twice & R9 until you have 3 sts left

R10: *K

Repeat R10, 3 times

R11: *K

Repeat R11

R12: KFB, *K*, KFB

Repeat R11 twice & R12 until you have 15 sts

R13: *K

Repeat R13

BO

Ear:

CO 8 of your lighter color

R1: *K

R2: K2tog, *K*, K2tog

Repeat R1 & R2 until 2 sts remain

BO

Repeat for second ear

Finishing:

Sew the BO end to the matching side of the foxes face so it makes a loop (I completed this by sewing the BO end to the lighter color jogging loops, it made for a clean join.)

Sew on the ears and either sew on button or embroider for eyes

Huzzah!

Wrap your cute little fox around your neck!  Do it!  Do it now!  Now look at your self! Aren’t you foxy? 😉

Notice any issues with the pattern? Want to let me know how smashing you look? Well don’t keep these things to yourself! Share!

always, ashley

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Feelin’ Foxy Scarf (The Wolf)

This version of “Feelin’ Foxy Scarf” takes much longer than the fox, but I promise, it’s worth it!  I prefer this style and I think you will too if you can muster the strength to sit through it!

“The Wolf”

Inspired, translated, and tweaked from a lovely pattern created by a woman somewhere in Europe (sorry, I could not tell you where!), this foxy scarf is a fun accessory to add a little sass to any day.  You can find the original pattern here.  Follow along to furnish your own furry, foxy friend! (Pardon the alliteration!)

This cutie! <3

This cutie! ❤

Materials:

2 different colors of medium weight / worsted yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft)

2 size 2 needles

A darning needle & a sewing needle

Scissors

A 2 medium buttons & 1 small button (or yarn to embroider)

Mr. Wolf & Ms. Fox

Mr. Wolf & Ms. Fox

Pattern:

Body of Fox:

CO 2 of your lighter color

R1: *K

R2: KFB2

R3: KFB,*K*, KFB

Repeat R1 & R3 until you have 32 sts

Change to your bold color

R3: *K

Repeat R3, 32 times

R4: *K2tog, K4 (You should have 26 sts)

R5: *K1, P1

Repeat R5, 37 times

R6: KFB, K11, KFB, K12, KFB (You should have 29 sts)

R7: *K

Repeat R7,

SIZES: 141 times for an S/M adult & 161 for a L/XL adult (Note the odd numbers of sts is so there is only stripe jogging on one side of you cute little friend)

Change to your lighter color

R8: *K

Repeat R8

R9: K2tog, *K*, K2tog

Repeat R8 twice & R9 until you have 5 sts left

R10: *K

Repeat R10, 4 times

R11: *K

Repeat R11

R12: KFB, *K*, KFB

Repeat R11 twice & R12 until you have 29 sts

BO

Ear:

CO 14 of your ligher color

R1: *K

R2: K2tog, *K*, K2tog

Repeat R1 & R2 until 2 sts remain

BO

Repeat for second ear

Finishing:

Sew the BO end to the matching side of the foxes face so it makes a loop (I completed this by sewing the BO end to the lighter color jogging loops, it made for a clean join.)

Sew on the ears and either sew on button or embroider for eyes

Huzzah!

Wrap your cute little fox around your neck!  Do it!  Do it now!  Now look at your self! Aren’t you foxy? 😉

Notice any issues with the pattern? Want to let me know how smashing you look? Well don’t keep these things to yourself! Share!

always, ashley

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Tweed Cabled Headband

 I would love to share one of my favorite headbands with you. Essentially, it is comprised of a basic cable stitch that sits in the middle of a simple seed stitch.  Follow these directions for a foolproof, lovely headband for yourself or a friend!

The front...

The front…

...and the back!

…and the back!

Materials:

Medium weight / Worsted yarn (I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Oatmeal)

2 size 6 needles

A cable needle (or a size 6 dpn)

A darning needle

Scissors

A cute button

Supplies, pattern, and progress can be all seen here!

Pattern:

CO 17 sts

R1: K, P, K, P, K9, P, K, P, K

R2: K, P, K, P11, K, P, K

R3: K, P, K, P, K9, P, K, P, K

R4: K, P, K, P11, K, P, K

R5: K, P, K, P, K9, P, K, P, K

R6: K, P, K, P11, K, P, K

R7: K, P, K, P, Cable 3 in back, K3, K3 from Cable needle, K3, P, K, P, K

R8: K, P, K, P11, K, P, K

R9: K, P, K, P, K9, P, K, P, K

R10: K, P, K, P11, K, P, K

R11: K, P, K, P, K3, Cable 3 in front, K3, K3 from Cable needle, P, K, P, K

Repeat rows 6-11 until your project measures long enough to wrap around your head and over lap about half an inch to an inch (You know, for a button!). (For reference, mine was just short of 150 rows in total up until this point.)

Once here, you will add your button hole in your next row!

Rn: K, P K, P4, (ADD YOUR 4 STITCH BUTTON HOLE HERE) Don’t know how? Try this video!, K2, P, K, P, K

Rn2: *K, P2tog, *P until 3 sts remain, P2tog, K

Rn3: *K, P, *K until 2 sts remain, P, K

Rn4: *K, P2tog, *P until 3 sts remain, P2tog, K

Rn7: BO

Weave in those ends! Sew on that button! Never sewn a button you say?! Try this video!

Huzzah!

Button it on up, put it on your head! Look in the mirror! Don’t you look adorable.

Notice any issues with the pattern? Want to let me know how smashing you look? Well don’t keep these things to yourself! Share!

always, ashley

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