Thursday, 28 July 2016

Snowman Family

Yes I know it is still July!
But I also know that some of you like to plan ahead ........ ;)
 
Snowman Family


 
There are 3 sizes - this little chap is the medium size. He is around 5 ½ " high.
 



LARGE SNOWMAN

Make the body & face

Using white ~ Cast on 33sts

Stocking stitch 36 rows

Change colour for the hat ~

Knit 4 rows

5th Row:  S1, k2, *k2tog, k3, repeat from * to end                                     27sts

6th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

7th Row:  S1, k1, *k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last st, k1                           21sts

8th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

9th Row:  S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog                        15sts

10th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

11th Row:  *K2tog across the row to last st, k1                                          8sts

12th Row:  P2tog across row                                                                        4sts

Break off yarn, leaving a ‘tail’ for sewing up.

Draw yarn tail through the remaining stitches. Pull up tightly.

 

Make the scarf ~

Using the same colour as the hat ~

Cast on 60sts

Knit 2 rows

Cast off

 

To finish ~

Sew up the back seam. Fill with polyester stuffing. Sew along the bottom seam.

Make a head by weaving a length of white yarn in and out around the body 10 rows down from the hat – and pull together to form a neck

 

Add a face ~

For the eyes – sew on two small black buttons (or use a length of black yarn)

For the mouth – use a length of black yarn to make a running stitch mouth

For the nose – using a length of orange yarn ~

Cast on one stitch

Kfb

K1, kfb

Cast off

Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails.



MEDIUM SNOWMAN

Make the body & face

Using white ~ Cast on 25sts

Stocking stitch 28 rows

Change colour for the hat ~

Knit 4 rows

5th Row:  S1, k1, *k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 3sts, k2tog, k1                           19sts

6th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

7th Row:  S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end                                                          13sts

8th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

9th Row:  *K2tog across the row to last st, k1                                                            7sts

10th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

11th Row:  S1, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog                                                                              4sts

Break off yarn, leaving a ‘tail’ for sewing up.

Draw yarn tail through the remaining stitches. Pull up tightly.

 

Make the scarf ~

Using the same colour as the hat ~

Cast on 48sts

Cast off

 

To finish ~

Sew up the back seam. Fill with polyester stuffing. Sew along the bottom seam.

Make a head by weaving a length of white yarn in and out around the body 8 rows down from the hat – and pull together to form a neck

 

Add a face ~

For the eyes – sew on two small black buttons (or use a length of black yarn)

For the mouth – use a length of black yarn to make a running stitch mouth

For the nose – using a length of orange yarn ~

Cast on one stitch

Kfb

K1, kfb

Cast off

Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails.

 

SMALL SNOWMAN

Make the body & face

Using white ~ Cast on 17sts

Stocking stitch 20 rows

Change colour for the hat ~

Knit 2 rows

3rd Row:  S1, k1, *k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 3sts, k2tog, k1                           13sts

4th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

5th Row:  S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog                                       9sts

6th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

7th Row:  *K2tog across the row to last st, k1                                                             5sts

8th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

9th Row:  S1, 2ktog, k2tog                                                                                           3sts

Break off yarn, leaving a ‘tail’ for sewing up.

Draw yarn tail through the remaining stitches. Pull up tightly.

 

Make the scarf ~

Using the same colour as the hat ~

Cast on 36sts

Cast off

 

To finish ~

Sew up the back seam. Fill with polyester stuffing. Sew along the bottom seam.

Make a head by weaving a length of white yarn in and out around the body 6 rows down from the hat – and pull together to form a neck

 

Add a face ~

For the eyes – sew on two small black buttons (or use a length of black yarn)

For the mouth – use a length of black yarn to make a running stitch mouth

For the nose – using a length of orange yarn ~

Cast on one stitch

Kfb

K1, kfb

Cast off

Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails.
 
This pattern is just an easy starting place - you will find it is very easy to make changes.

Some people find it easier to add the face AFTER the snowman has been stuffed.

You might like to add a little cord if your snowman is to be a hanging decoration.

 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.

 
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
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Saturday, 23 July 2016

PIP Baby Hat


Here in the South of England we have been having a bit of a heatwave - six days of warm sunshine! It has been lovely for me as I have not been at work, and have been able to enjoy it . I have spent a couple of hours each day sitting in the garden with a book ....... noticing the smell of the grass and flowers, listening to the birds, and looking at the few clouds pass overhead ......
 
It has been too hot to knit much - so all I have to show for the week is a pile of baby hats!
 
Here is my latest pattern. It is simple - but I hope you think it is cute too!
 
PIP Baby Hat - Large Premature & 0 -3 months
 
PIP Baby Hats
 
PIP Baby Hat
Gauge    22sts = 4” (10cm)
Large Premature Baby Hat             11″ circumference,  5“ high
DK yarn ~ main colour around 10-12g, small amount of contrast colour
4mm needles
 
Using main colour (M) cast on 55sts  
Knit 7 rows
Row 8:             Kfb, knit to last 2sts, kfb, k1     (57sts)
Row 9:             S1, knit to end
Row 10:           S1, purl to last st, k1
Join in contrast colour (C) and work in 2 colours for the next three rows
Row 11:           S1, k1(M), k1(C), *k3(M), K1(C), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2(M)
Row 12:           S1, *p3(M), p1(C), repeat from * to end
Row 13:           S1, k1(M), k1(C), *k3(M), K1(C), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2(M)
Row 14:           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 15:           S1, knit to end
Row 16:           S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more  
(Work should measure around 3“ ~ it is easy to adjust the length here)           
 
 
Shape Crown
 
1st  Row:          (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        49sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th Rows:  S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd  Row:          (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        41sts
5th  Row:          (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        33sts
7th  Row:          (K2, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        25sts
9th  Row            (K1, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        17sts
10th Row           (P2tog) repeat to last st, k1                               9sts
 
Cut off yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail onto a needle and pass through remaining stitches. Pull to gather up.
 
Sew side seam. Weave in ends.
 
 
Newborn - 3months  Baby Hat                       12 - 13″ circumference,   5½ - 6“ high
 
DK yarn ~ main colour around 12-14g, small amount of contrast colour
4mm needles
 
 
Using main colour (M) cast on 63sts  
Knit 7 rows
Row 8:             Kfb, knit to last 2sts, kfb, k1     (65sts)
Row 9:             S1, knit to end
Row 10:           S1, purl to last st, k1
Join in contrast colour (C) and work in 2 colours for the next three rows
Row 11:           S1, k1(M), k1(C), *k3(M), K1(C), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2(M)
Row 12:           S1, *p3(M), p1(C), repeat from * to end
Row 13:           S1, k1(M), k1(C), *k3(M), K1(C), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2(M)
Row 14:           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 15:           S1, knit to end
Row 16:           S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last 2 rows 6 times more  
(Work should measure around 3 ½ “ ~ it is easy to adjust the length here)    
 
Shape Crown
 
1st  Row:          (K6, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                         57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th  Rows:  S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd  Row:          (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        49sts
5th  Row:          (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        41sts
7th  Row:          (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        33sts
9th  Row:          (K2, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        25sts
11th Row           (K1, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        17sts
12th Row           (P2tog) 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.
 
Cut off yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail onto a needle and pass through remaining stitches. Pull to gather up.
 
Sew side seam. Weave in ends.

 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
 However, please do not copy my patterns
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Hats to Match the Hugs


Last week I made this little set as part of a small baby shower gift - hope the mum likes them!
 
 
 
Hundreds of you have enjoyed knitting my little Hug Boots - so I thought you might like the pattern for this little easy-to-knit matching hat.
 
 
Hats for Hugs
Large Premature Baby Hat
Using 3.5mm or 3.75mm needles cast on 56sts  
Work 8 rows in K2, P2 rib
I do it this way ~
Row 1: S1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 2: S1, k1, *p2, k2, repeat from * to last 2sts, p1, k1       
Repeat the last 2 rows 3 times more.
Increase one stitch       (57sts)
 
Change to 4mm needles
Work 14 rows in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl)
 
Shape Crown
1st  Row:          (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        49sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th Rows:  S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd  Row:          (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        41sts
5th  Row:          (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        33sts
7th  Row:          (K2, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        25sts
9th  Row            (K1, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        17sts
10th Row           (P2tog) repeat to last st, k1                               9sts
Cut off yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail onto a needle and pass through remaining stitches. Pull to gather up.
Sew side seam. Weave in ends.
 
Newborn Baby Hat
 
Using 3.5mm or 3.75mm needles cast on 62sts
Work 10 rows in K2, P2 rib
I do it this way ~
Row 1: S1, p1, *k2, p2, repeat from * to last 4sts, k2, p1, k1
 
Row 2: S1, k1, *p2, k2, repeat from * to end  
Repeat the last 2 rows 4 times more, increasing one stitch at each end of last row   (64sts)            
 
Change to 4mm needles
Work 18 rows in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl)
Increase one stitch at the beginning of the last row     (65sts)
 
Shape Crown
1st  Row:          (K6, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                         57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th  Rows:  S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd  Row:          (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        49sts
5th  Row:          (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        41sts
7th  Row:          (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        33sts
9th  Row:          (K2, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        25sts
11th Row           (K1, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                        17sts
12th Row           (P2tog) 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.
Cut off yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail onto a needle and pass through remaining stitches. Pull to gather up.
Sew side seam. Weave in ends.
 
 
 
You will find the pattern for the Hug Boots here ~ 
 


 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
 However, please do not copy my patterns
 Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.
‘This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service.’