Thursday, May 8, 2008

Imaginary Hat - loom knit

Imaginary Hat – inspired by Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

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Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Sky Blue
White and black worsted weight yarn
Green Knifty Knitter
Size G crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sc – single crochet

E-cast on all pegs of the knifty knitter. E-wrap stitch in round for about 32 rows for adult hat. Bind off with Provisional method. Weave in the ends.

With white yarn and crochet hook:Using the magic ring cast on technique, ch 3. 12 dc in center of circle and join. Ch 2, 2 sc in each stitch around (24 stitches), join. Fasten off leaving a tail to sew with (about 10 inches). Make 2.Using the white circles yarn tail, sew eyes next to each other on the hat using the tapestry needle. Using black yarn and tapestry needle, embroider pupils and a mouth onto the hat. See picture for placement.

For those who might want to convert to regular knitting:
I dug out the hat and measured the gauge. In stockinette I am getting 2 stitches and 3 rows per inch. The hat comes off the loom as a tube (about 9 inches long) and you just gather the top stitches together. On needles you could add shaping to the top to make the gather less noticeable.

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Cindy Dy said...

It's enjoyable to learn more and more from your blog. Thanks for sharing.


Nathalie Uy said...

When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, thats when you will be successful.

Maria Bass said...

I knit for charity and this is amazing I can knit it and make it a little special thanks for sharing