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Knitted Hat

The most awesome and snuggly and warm hat I have made yet.

The pattern was from Let’s Knit magazine ssue 111 XMAS 2016 and I threw away the wool label so I can’t tell you what wool…but it’s very snuggly! [EDIT: Stylecraft Mosaic shade 3622 Graffiti, Super Chunky!]

I started it in December and then had a month off knitting completely for some strange reason. (I think it was because all my ongoing projects seemed to bore me to death and I needed a break!).

Here’s a photo of it…

And another quick make was a tape measure cover which was free with a magazine called Simply Knitting issue 169.

And the first bracelet I have ever made…recognise the beads Lizzie?!

Now what should I make?

Works In Progress are:

  • Lizzie’s blanket (sorry it’s taking more than a year lol!)
  • Knitted cowl
  • Knitted second sock (how does it take 6 months to make a pair of socks?)
  • A crochet ripple blanket
  • A stormtrooper crochet squares blanket
  • A crochet scraps blanket

And I have ideas for more projects…oh so many possibilities and oh so little time and money to do them!

More updates later…watching The Goldbergs and parents have just come in with treats for me lol!!!!! 🙂


Loom Knitting

Last week I bought a set of circular knitting looms from my local yarn shop. I’ve always wondered how to use them and after watching a video on Youtube I have it all figured out (at least the knit stitch – haven’t tried the purl yet).

And it is so QUICK to knit on. I made the smaller hat in an hour and a half and the larger one over 2 evenings. They both use 2 strands of yarn, the smaller hat using aran weight and the larger one chunky weight yarn.

The smaller hat was made on a 36 peg size loom and the larger one on a 41 peg size loom.

I followed this tutorial on Youtube. She’s really good and has a website, just google Loomahat and see what comes up.

Have a go and see how quick and easy it is to knit things in the round! The looms are not expensive at all to buy and you will wonder why you didn’t try it earlier! 🙂

There were no seams to weave in, it was all knitted in one piece with no increases or decreases and the only thing I had to sew in was when I gathered it all at the top at the end.

P.S. you can add a pom pom to the top if you want to finish it off properly.