Sunday, November 14, 2010

One step closer to being called a Cat Lady..

Yes, it's now official. I've gone bonkers. The proof: check out the hat I made last night. First of all, I spent the entire saturday evening home alone knitting this thing. And second, I find it the cutest, most adorable hat ever. I think it's the best thing since sliced bread. I must be off my rocker. What ever happened to my dignity and sophisticated style? Bah, humbug! I will from now on embrace my newly found love for all things OTT such as wooly hats decorated with massive pink roses.. Gosh. What's next? A reindeer jumper for christmas? Hmm... now there's an idea.


Instructions:

Yarn: Novita Katri (100g = 160m, 100% acrylic)
Gauge: 14 st = 10cm
Skeins: 1 for the hat, left over yarn for the roses
Needle: 6mm
Hook: 5mm
Cap:
Cast on 88 (makes a fairly loose cap) on double pointed needles or circular needle. EDIT: After few wears the cap became very loose indeed, so I'd suggest starting with 80 st instead of 88.
K2P2 for about 5 rows. Then knit stockinette.
After you've knitted about 30 rows stockinette devide the stitches in 4 parts placing a marker at the end of each quarter. K2TOG at each marker on all the following rows. After you've done this 4 times and you are left with 72 stitches, add additional markers half way between the excisting markers. On the rest of the rows you will then be decreasing the stitches at every marker, alltogether 8st/row. Knit until you are left with 8stitches, cut yarn, leaving a 15cm tail. Draw tail through the last stitches, draw tightly closed, and fasten on inside of cap. Weave in ends.

Big rose: (Novita pattern translated by yours truely):
Make a loop of yarn around your index finger. Crochet the first round on the loop. 1st rnd:  *2 ch, 2 tr, 2 ch,1 dc*, repeat *-* 4 times.The 1st round now has 5 petals. 2nd rnd: *2 ch, 1 dc in the middle of the petal on the back side, 2 tr between*, repeat *-* 4 times. 3rd rnd: crochet into every chain at the back 1 dc, 2 tr, 1 d tr, 2 tr ja 1 dc. 4th rnd: crochet *3 ch, 1 dc in the middle of the petal on the back side*, repeat *-* 4 times. 5th rnd: crochet into every chain at the back 1 dc, 2 tr, 2 d tr, 2 tr ja 1 dc. Cut yarn. Tighten the loop around the first round and fasten on inside. 
 
Small rose: 
Exactly as the big rose, just leave out 4th and 5th round. 

Petals: 
Bigger petals
Cast on 10. Crochet a dc on the 1st ch. 2 h tr, 6 tr, 1 h tr on the last ch. Do not turn the leaf around but continue to work on the other side of the chains: 1h tr, 6 tr, 2 h tr, 1ch. Cut yarn.

Smaller petals 
Cast on 7. Crochet a dc on the 1st ch. 2 h tr, 3 tr, 1 h tr on the last ch. Do not turn the leaf around but continue to work on the other side of the chains: 1h tr, 3 tr, 2 h tr, 1ch. Cut yarn.
Sow on the roses and the petals and voilà! Your slightly gaga flower hat is done!

4 comments:

  1. Minäkin haluan tuommoisen! :)
    Onpas muuten mukaa idea tämä blogi. Upeita juttuja oot saanu aikaan :) Sitä paitsi, mummoilu tuntuu olevan kovastikin IN, ;)

    Nanna

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  2. No ei kun vaan neulomaan, on meinaan järjettömän helppo tehhä, ohjeet löytyy suomeksikin tarvittaessa :)

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  3. Hello, I was wondering if you have any youtube videos on how you do the flowers or leafs? I have tried and tried again to so the second part of the petals and just cannot seem to get it.

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  4. Sorry no, all I have is the original Finnish version of the instruction, but that's probably of no use to you..

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