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December 13, 2017

From Susan — Stop Me, Puh-lease!

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 11:25 pm

Okay.  I designed two more mini hats for the Mini Hats Snowfall Series.  But I am done now, I promise!!

The Christmas Tree and Candy Canes are the latest and last to be added.  The Candy Canes may look familiar.  I was inspired by our family Christmas stocking!

Anyway, I need to go lay down now…

December 10, 2017

From Susan — Mini Happy Returns

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 8:04 pm

I have been working furiously to get this little pattern out in time for the holidays!  It is FREE to anyone who has purchased my Snowfall Hat pattern — ever: past, present, or future.

These take about 8 grams of yarn (26 yards) and a few of your leftover beads.

Thank you for your support, loyal readers!! :)

December 3, 2017

From Susan — Can’t Help Myself!

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 11:39 am

I had to knit another Snowfall Hat!  I really am addicted to these hats and missed knitting on them.  I also wanted to do a pink colorway, which I am calling Peppermint Stick.  Sally and I wanted to do shades of purple/lavender, but the beads just weren’t there, but we did find these gorgeous pinks.

I knit this using WOOLFOLK TOV DK which is wonderful yarn.  No halo, but just gorgeous to work with.  It is called DK but the yardage is identical to Fresco so I tried it.

I used three shades of pink from Fire Mountain Gems:

Rainbow Ruby, #6, 40 gm, H20-5851SB
Transparent rainbow inside color hot pink, #6, 40 gm, H20-5632SB
Light Pink, #6, 40 gm, H20-5737SB

I did the bottom ribbing differently and deeper.  I prestrung as follows:

1 row clear
2 rows light pink
3 rows Transparent Rainbow
4 rows Ruby Rainbow

This placed the darkest color at the cast on edge and made the ribbing 20 rows instead of 14.  Because my ribbing was deeper, I deleted rows where I could at the beg of the hat and at the start of the dec rows. I ended up using more beads and more yarn.

The other side:

I hope I have enough beads to make a quick pair of Peppermint Mitts!!

PS to Sherri – a couple of people on Rav have made the hat for children and it looks adorable!

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