Thursday, April 03, 2008

Video Answers & Knitting a Cup on Your Hat

Hi Knitters,
I sat down tonight during a quiet moment to answer some more questions in a video. I hope you enjoy these. I refer to the hat above during the video. Here is the cup pattern for the top of the hat:

I used Blue Sky Alpacas organic cotton in the natural color way and knit on US size 7 needles at a gauge of 5 stitches per inch. I started the hat in a k2, p2 rib for one inch and continued on in stockinette stitch for the rest of the hat. Knit all the way through the top of the hat decreases of the "simple baby cap" to the end (in Itty-Bitty Hats). I made the size where you cast on 72 stitches so I ended up with 9 stitches (3 stitches per needle on 3 dpns).
Next round: On each needle knit in the front and back of each stitch. (6 stitches per needle and 18 stitches total are on the needles.)
Knit every stitch for the next 3 rounds. Bind off.

That's it, super easy! The 18 stitches for the cup seemed to fit that 2cm ball like a glove. If you make a different size hat and end up with a different amount of stitches I suggest you increase the remaining stitches to 18 stitches to fit the ball. The felted balls I ordered from here. Good luck and let me see the hats you make.

One quick note about the Itty-Bitty Nursery Trunk Show Tour, if you are interested in having these knitted samples in your shop you have until April 15th to get the forms in or to contact Jaime to get signed up. You can email me too and I will pass on the information to Jaime. Make sure to jump in!

Here's the video answers to questions. Hope you enjoy.
The video is now working!
best, susie