Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Silly Hat for Emily

This  remnant appeared from nowhere, most likely found by Emily.  And for many days it sat in my line of vision saying "make something out of me."  Now this is cheap yarn in an interesting varigated pattern, probably something like Jiffy by Lion brand.  I don't know what it was originally, maybe socks for someone, maybe mittens.  I really don't know.  So I decided to make a playful hat for Emily out of it.  

Material:  a remnant of unknown amount, maybe the size of a tennis bal
l.  It was Jiffy and weighed 37 grams, which would be about 58 yards.
Needles: 5.5 mm
 double pointed, set of five.
Tension:  7 stitches to the 5 cm.

Cast on 64 stitches (16 per needle)
Work a row in stoc
king stitch
Work 2 rows in 1/1 ribbing
Work about 11 rows in stocking stitch
Work 1 row in purl
Work 1 row in knit
Begin the mitered decrease:
round 1: on each needle - ssk, knit to the last 2, k2tog
round 2: knit
Repeat these two rounds until there are 4 stitches on each needle.
work round 1
Break off the yarn to about a 12 inch length of yarn and thread through the remaining 8 stitches.

Make a tassel that's about 2 1/2 inches long.
I simply used up the remaining yarn.
Using the length of yarn on the hat, attach the tassle

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