Saturday, January 18, 2014

American Girl cape

I made a cape for my niece's doll. Alpaca Dance yarn I bought at Jo-ann's. I would make changes to the seed stitch border if I make it again, it tends to roll inward.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Felted Baby Yoda Hat


This pattern is a “felt-to-fit” baby size hat.

Materials:
Size US11, 16” circular needle, and set of 5 DPNs
Green, feltable, worsted weight wool. I used Paton’s Classic Merino Wool in ’Leaf Green’ - 1 ball made 2 hats.

Yarn needle


Gauge: Before felting, 12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch.

Felted gauge is not critical, as this is a felt-to-fit pattern.




HAT:
With circular needle, CO 60 Stitches
Join, and work in K1 P1 rib for about 1.5 inches.
Knit all rounds until hat measures 6 inches from CO edge.


Work decreases as follows:
Round 1: (K13, K2tog, pm) across to end.
Round 2: (and all even rounds): Knit
Round 3: (and all odd rounds): (Knit to last 2 stitches before marker, K2tog) across to end
Repeat rows 2 & 3, switch to DPNs as necessary, continue until only 4 stitches remain.
Finish off by pulling the end of the yarn through the 4 remaining stitches.


LEFT EAR:
CO 17 stitches.
Knit in St. st. for 2 inches, ending with a purl row.
R1: K2tog, K to end (16 sts.)
R2: P
R3: K
R4: P
R5: K
R6: P
R7: K2 tog, K to end (15 sts.)
R8: P
R9: K2tog, K to end (14 sts.)
R10: P
R11: K2tog, K to end (13 sts.)
R12: P
R13: K2tog, K to last 2 stitches, K2tog (11 sts.)
R14: P
R15: K
R16: P
R17: K2tog, K to last 2 stitches, K2tog (9 sts.)
R18: P
R19: K
R20: P
R21: K2tog, K to last 2 stitches, K2 tog. (7 sts.)
R 22: P
R23: K2tog, knit to end (6 sts.)
R24: P
R25: BO

RIGHT EAR:
CO 17 stitches
Knit in St. st for 2 inches, ending with a purl row.
R1: K to last 2 stitches, K2tog.
R2: P
R3: K
R4: P
R5: K
R6: P
R7: K to last 2 stitches, K2tog. (15 sts.)
R8: P
R9: K to last 2 stitches, K2tog. (14 sts.)
R10: P
R11: K to last 2 stitches, K2tog. (13sts.)
R12: P
R13: K2tog, K to last 2 stitches, K2tog. (11 sts.)
R14: P
R15: K
R16: P
R17: K2tog, K to last 2 stitches, K2tog. (9 sts.)
R18: P
R19: K
R20: P
R21: K2 tog, K to last 2 stitches, K2tog. (7 sts.)
R22: P
R23: K to last 2 stitches, K2tog. (6 sts.)
R24: P
R25: BO

Stitch CO edge of ears to hat with purl side facing front.



EAR FLAPS AND TIES:

With 2 DPNs, Pick up and knit 12 stitches centered directly below the ears,

R1: P
R2: K
R3: P
R4: K2tog, K to last 2 st., K2tog, (10st)
R5: P
R6: K
R7: P
R8: K2tog, K to last 2 st., K2tog (8st)
R9: P
R10: K2tog, K to last 2 st., K2tog (6st)
R11: P
R12: K2tog, K to last 2 st., K2tog (4st)
R13: P
R14: K2tog, K1 (3st)

Continue in I-Cord for 24 inches, finish off by pulling the end of the yarn through remaining 3 stitches.



Repeat on opposite side.



Tie in ends and felt to desired circumference.



Allow the hat to air dry completely.


To stiffen the felted ears, so they will stick out, make a non-toxic fabric stiffener by mixing Elmer’s glue with water until milky. Saturate EARS ONLY, and let dry into desired shape, curving in slightly for a more realistic look. The more stiffener you use, the more sturdy the ears will be. To keep ears from flopping over while drying, I used an adjustable pants hanger (the type with clips on the ends). You can either hang the hat or position it over a bowl or pot to dry.


ENJOY!

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Felted Baby Yoda Hat by Sunshyne Leland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.