Posts Tagged 'ribbing'

Hats 32-36: Punctual, yet absent

Tapestry ribbed, pink and blue striped, blue with white brim and bobble, green ditto, light blue ditto

Hats on my bookshelf, since I'm right next to the bookshelf

I’ve been knitting hats on time lately, but I’ve also been unable to blog, as I’ve been either very busy or staying with a friend. I thought I’d chuck them all in the same post, and save us both some time.

Also, see below for a photo of Annie’s cute hamster, Dylan, who wouldn’t stay still for long enough to be photographed wearing the hat, so we put him next to it for scale purposes.

Hamster, slightly bigger than a smoothie hat

Hamster, slightly bigger than a smoothie hat

Hat 31: On the map (sort of)

A glove for Alexa, some mappy envelopes and a white woolly smoothie hat

You can't really see the cable on Alexa's glove, but she will 🙂

Today I’ve been busy, and without even leaving my bed except for to eat Chinese takeaway on the sofa. Result! I agree that today’s post title is even more poor than usual, but I couldn’t think of anything better. Sorry. 🙂

So, today’s hat has a brimmy bit and some ribbing, because I wanted to make a ribbed hat from that Berlande. I’ve also been assembling some sets of envelopes made from maps, and knitting half of Alexa’s pair of gloves. (She’s making me a cake, can’t complain!) I’ll be publishing the glove pattern online as a PDF at some point.

Hats 26, 27 and 28: Unbalanced

Rowan Tapestry ribbed, blue Sirdar Denim Tweed with two white stripes and a green and blue eco-yarn.

It was hard to take the photo without the top one falling off!

Today I had a blissful, uninterrupted period of silence and solitude, in my friend’s house. She’s kindly told me that I can stay with her in tough times, and so I knitted three little hats. From the bottom up:

  • Rowan Tapestry with 2×2 ribbing
  • Blue Sirdar Denim Tweed, with two white stripes of the same yarn.
  • Another green and blue one made from that eco-wool from Greenfibres.

So now I am two hats behind, and should knit three tomorrow. I am having a delicious duvet day tomorrow, which is probably a good thing as there’s weather warnings and suchlike. So I hope to get at least two done. 🙂

Hat 25: Tired

Blue denim tweed and a bobble and some ribs

Blue denim tweed and a bobble and some ribs

I finally finished some epic socks I was making for someone today, and I am really pleased because they took me well over 30 hours! They’re pretty cool though. Anyway, this hat was an afterthought and just a quick thing knocked together with a brimmy bit and some ribs and a bobble. All the things I like in a hat, with minimum brain input.


I know, I have catching up to do. I will try to do them tomorrow, as I’m all done with emergency knitting for a few hours.

Hat 23: Almost square

Grey and white horizontal ribbed hat, in scraps box

Observe, many beautiful scraps, and the buttoned hat 23

This is a catch-up hat for the few days I’ve missed. I’ve used another of my grandmother’s buttons, so it’s antique. I knit 3 rows of grey, then purled one row of white, and so on. The effect is quite bizarre, and makes it look kind of square when you see it from the front. Proper pattern for knitting flat is below.

I thought you’d also like to see how the scraps box is getting emptier, and the kinds of colours and yarns I have to work with.

I am tired and manky today, so I don’t know what I’m going to do with the rest of the day but it won’t involve much moving. I have some sewing up of some socks to do and I just can’t because I’m full of manky mank. Ahhh, doomful CFS!

I will stop whinging now.


To knit flat. Cast on 28 stitches.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Knit in a different colour.

Repeat rows 1-4, 3 or 4 times. Then knit 2 together all the way along the row twice, so you have 7 stitches left, and thread the tail through the remaining stitches. Pull tight and sew down the side. Attach button to taste.

Hat 20: Not a phone cozy

Ribbed hat, with matching phone cozy and sudoku book

The phone cozy in question that the hat isn't

This is a little snippet of my time with my family. Me and my mum did some sudoku puzzles, and I’ve knitted a phone cozy from the part-soya Rowan Tapestry as a prize for the Sutton Cheney fund-raising tombola. I knit a matching hat, since they look nice together in this photo. (That is the only reason.)

So! You should all go to Sutton Cheney Christmas Bazaar, on November 28th. There will be many crafts and local produce things for sale, and fun games to play, like the tombola. You can also win this awesome phone cozy. It’s totally good fun, and you could also meet my mum, who’s great!

Shameless advertising now over, I thought you’d like to know that I posted off the hats yesterday. Though I might have actually told you that yesterday. Anyway, the hat box is looking woefully empty! I might have to get hold of some more endy bits of yarn to cheer it up again.

Hat 15: Ribbed, hurhur

Navy blue denim ribbed hat with bobble

Hat 15, navy blue and... ahem... ribbed.

Since the nights are drawing in, I thought a nice navy blue hat would be in order. Every fourth row is a purl row instead of a knit row; I did it in the round.

I don’t feel like there’s anything else to say about this hat!

I had my blood taken, as per yesterday’s prediction. Apparently I’m not supposed to do any heavy lifting today as a result. Intriguing! I also totally forgot to post the hats off to Innocent, but since there’s a postal strike on until Saturday I don’t think it will make any difference if I post them tomorrow instead. Such thoughts can only lead to laziness.

Hat 11: Faster veg pot warmer

Observe the stripes on Hat 11

Observe the stripes on Hat 11

With the hope that I would be able to knit the veg pot warmer a bit faster this time, I included some go-faster stripes. However, I forgot to time my knitting.

Anyway, this one is the first thing I’ve ever made with k3p1 ribbing, very strange, considering how much I love 3×1 ribbing and how much knitting I’ve done. It’s that pink and dark blue Sirdar Denim Tweed, but you can’t tell because the lighting is funny and my webcam doesn’t adjust too well. I like it though. 🙂

You can get the pattern for the veg pot warmer, which they need lots more of, here.

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