Category Archives: Knitting Projects

Knitted Hats Finale

Finally I re-finished the knitted hats. In the most part it was enjoyable!

I added a dinky bow to the girls hats. I looked at adding a button for the boy hat but it just didn’t look right so that one will stand alone as a woolen hat.

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The pattern I found for these bows was from pinterest but the link is no good. So, if anyone out there knows who this came from please let me know so I can credit them.

They are straightforward, quick to make and really effective.  Here is a photo step by step:

Cut three pieces from felt [my new all time fav!]

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Fold biggest pieces sides into middle

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Add smaller piece to back and sew together

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Wrap strip around centre and sew. Voila

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By the way. I finished these late evening, went to bed. Woke up, came downstairs, took the bag off my banister and inside found the “lost” hats. Yup. What timing. Life is hilarious.

Have a lovely last few days before Christmas and I hope you avoid all winter bugs!

♡naomi

Knitted Bed

A little impromptu knitted bed for my dinky doo’s baby playmobil. [I thought this would be really quick but it ended up taking me an hour!]

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Initially her bed was made out of tissue until she had an upgrade!

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Just a little knit stitch and stocking stitch for the pillow, filled with some padding. Sew up to close and all around like a sleeping bag and voila a snuggly bed.

[4 ply, 2  1/3 size needles]

♡naomi

Finally A Knitting Post!

Hello fellow knitters,

A few months ago a dear friend taught me to knit. I created a labour of love aka a soft pink, holey, wonky hat.

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I loved it. I was so proud that I had managed to manipulate yarn and needles to create such a thing. And so the yarn heart in me was born.

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I found a yarn shop, pursued the shelves and bought a snuggly soft grey dk (get me with the knit talk! Double knitting size).

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I knit 3 hats one of which had to be all undone and re-knitted as I cast on too few and knit too many rows. Ah the pain. I also adapted a pattern and made a dolls hat.

Now I have a bit of a sad tale to tell…I took 3 of those carefully and gently made hats onto a train and then *sob*, *sniff*, forgot to take them back off. My mind was full of life and a few stressful events and so I was not on the (yarn) ball.

Anyway, glass half full, the recipients will at least get the benefits of the results of extra knitting practice.

Taking advantage of staying in a British coastal town for a week I devoured the numerous yarn shops. I smoothed my fingers over alpaca, mohair, cashmere and many more divine threads.

I have my new wool and am well on my way with the new hats. I’m following a Sidar pattern that is straightforward and relatively quick (for newbie hands).

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Work in progress:

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It’s a lovely bluey grey colour.

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Happy knitting, knitting friends.

♡naomi