Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sweetheart Hat Pattern

Hi Knitters,
Here it is! Sweetheart hat is ready to go.

Here is some information for you:
Yarn: 1 ball Sugar-n-Cream for the hat (I used Strawberry)
Small amount of Sugar-n-Cream for the hearts (I used Rosie Pink)
Small amount of Sugar-n-Cream for the trim on hearts (I used White)

Size 7 sixteen inch circular needles and double-pointed needles (set of 4)
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette
Finished sizes: 0-6 months (6-12 months, 12-24 months, small child)
Level: easy, easy, easy! 
Skills: knit, purl, ssk, k2tog, kfb, single crochet
Go for it!
Have fun, Knitters. This is a quick little knit. You can whip these up super fast for a go-to gift.

If you are interested in purchasing the pattern click on the "buy now" button below and it will take you to paypal. The pattern is $3.50. I will email the pattern in a pdf file. It may take a short while for me to get the pattern to you.

Thanks and enjoy!
best, susie

Sugar-n-Cream Sweetheart Hat

Hi Knitters,
I was so inspired by the Sugar-n-Cream yarn that I bought a few balls for $1.99 a pop at Joann's. This is a pretty slick little deal for some decent cotton. The colors are sweet and fresh and I always like a good solid cotton yarn. Throughout the years I have had requests to design a Valentine's baby hat and I have done a few before. I started thinking of a new way to incorporate the sweetheart pattern into a sweet hat for a baby. This morning it came to me. 

Here it is! I'll be posting this pattern soon.
Sweetheart earflaps! The ties are optional, of course. I used 3 colors of Sugar-n-Cream. You could get 3 hats or a hat and a Sweetheart Washcloth or any other combo. There is plenty of yarn left after you knit either of these projects.
It's pretty darn cute with this simple cotton yarn. Sugar-n-Cream is a worsted weight cotton but any type of worsted weight yarn will work fine for this pattern.
I worked this on US size 7's both 16-inch circulars and dpns at 5 stitches per inch in stockinette. Anyhoo, let me know if you're interested and I'm going to get busy writing it up for you:) Check back soon.
I did one more Sweetheart Washcloth in a darker purple with a lavender trim. It's a fun color combo. I think I have everyone covered for gifts now. I need a few more soaps to match up with the washcloths. I can't wait to wrap them up for Valentine's Day.
I bought this pattern yesterday, it's a ravelry download. I think it is really wonderful looking. I wanted to try the yarn called for in the pattern, Paton's Classic Wool and that is the reason I ended up at Joann's in the first place. It's only $5.99 for a ball of 223 yards. You need one ball to make the neck warmer. That's a pretty good deal and would make a great gift as well. I'll keep you posted on the yarn and pattern as I go.

Happy Saturday, Knitters.
best, susie
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