Thursday, December 18, 2014

Baby Beanie Knitting Pattern & A Big Announcement!!!

[blouse: Diane von Furstenberg]
First things first- Robert and I are expecting a baby boy at the beginning of May!!!!!!! We're so excited to meet him and we can't wait to start this new chapter in our lives!
I've been going overboard knitting baby clothes- seriously, this baby is going to have more clothes than I do! This hat pattern is one of my favorites:
(circumference of hat is 11 inches)
Size US 10 1/2 needles
Yarn Red Heart Soft in Turquoise
Cast on 40 sts. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 1 inch. Switch to stockinette stitch and work until hat measures 5” from CO edge.
To shape the crown:
Row 1: K2, K2tog [repeat until end]
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, K2tog [repeat until end]
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K2tog
To finish- cut the yarn leaving a long tail.Thread through remaining stitches and pull tightly, sew seam in back.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

DIY Crystal Necklace

This simple necklace is a great way to showcase beautiful beads!
  • Crystal beads
  • Eye pins
  • Chain (2- each 10 inches long)
  • Lobster clasp
  • Jump rings
  • Jewelry pliers

Friday, December 12, 2014

DIY Anthropologie Pom Pom Garland

This Anthropologie garland is a breeze to replicate and no knitting skills are required!

Yarn (2 skeins of bulky)
Pom Pom Maker (large)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mens Ear Flap Hat [knitting pattern]

My women's Ear Flap Hat is one of my most popular kitting patterns. After receiving a bunch of requests I decided to create a guy's version!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sunset Beanie [knitting pattern]

I came across this beautiful yarn at Michaels recently and I knew it would perfect for a hat. I kept the design simple to show off the pretty, self striping colors and I topped it off with a big, fluffy pom pom.
Yarn: Isaac Mizrahi Yarn in Sutton (2 skeins)
Needles 10 1/2 US
Cast on 52 stitches
Row 1 (Wrong Side):
*Purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl 2.
Row 2 (Right Side):
*Knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 10 inches from beginning, ending with a wrong side row
To shape the crown 
Row 1 (Right Side):
*Knit 2, purl 2 together; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2 – 41 stitches.
Row 2 (Wrong Side)
*Purl 2, knit 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches.
Row 3: *Knit 2, purl 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Next Row: *Knit 2 together, purl 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches – 27 stitches.
Next Row: Knit 1, purl 1 to end.
Next Row:*Knit 2 together; repeat from * to end – 14 stitches.
Next Row: Purl
Last Row: *Knit 2 together; repeat from * to end – 7 stitches. Cut yarn leaving a long end for seaming.
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