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Misc The Knitting, Crochet, Quilting, Weaving and Sewing Pattern Thread 2019
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    The Knitting, Crochet, Quilting, Weaving and Sewing Pattern Thread 2019

    This thread is for sharing patterns and links to patterns that we have found useful or look like fun for 2019 - I think we should do these by the year (for a start) and see how that works.

    Other craft patterns are fine to post too (as are links) I just ran out of title room lol
    expatriate Californian living in rural Ireland with husband, dogs, horses. garden and many, many cats

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    The Dead Easy Hat Pattern (flat version)

    You can knit this in the round too and I do but the top will be slightly different.

    Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches - the hat in the photo is 96 stitches in Aran weight yarn (slightly thinner than worsted) and I think a number 6 needle (I knit loosely) so you might want anything from a 5 to a 7.

    Basic Adult Hat

    Cast on 96 stitches (or any multiple of 4)

    Work in K2 P2 Rib (I slip the first stitch of each row but that is optional)

    Work for as long as you want - 5 inches for a "Beenie" type cap, 11 to 12 inches for very wide brim (this hat is 11.5 inches before decreases)

    Decrease Rows (REVISED from the other thread) Flat Hat

    Row 1: K2 P2 Tog

    Row 2: K1 p2

    Row 3 K2 P1

    Row 4 K1 P1

    Row 5 K2 tog

    Row 6 K2 tog - you can stop here and have 12 stitches

    Row 7 K2 tog - 6 stitches remain (I did this on this hat).

    Cut your yarn at about 12 inches (it isn't exact don't worry)

    Thread the yarn back through the 6 (or 12) stitches and then pin the hat together with what will be the inside out (this only matters if you have other yarns to thread back i
    Sew the seam (yes it will show a bit but not too much)

    Thread in any other lose bit of yarn and your starting yarn, be careful at the bottom if you are using a brim because the "wrong" side will show as the "right side" when folded.

    Turn the hat right side out and fold brim as much as you like and put on the head of the intended victim er all recipient.

    Possibly easy variations of this hat are any simple cable (including mock cable) you like to use - but if you want to do the classic stockinette version you may need to increase your stitches after the ribbing to at least 2 inches (in this yarn I'd go to about 110 stitches) because the fabric won't stretch and knit flat you would K one row, P one row (that one is easier knit in the round).

    Turn hat right side out, fold brim to as much as you like, place on the head of the intended victim er...a recipient

    Here's Mine (or what it looks like on a human head)
    Last edited by Melodi; 07-28-2019 at 03:22 PM.
    expatriate Californian living in rural Ireland with husband, dogs, horses. garden and many, many cats

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    Excellent, thank you Melodi!
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    Melodi... not to drift the thread, but this pattern is super simple as a first project on the Passap knitting machine. It can either be made with a ribbed cuff (I always made the ribbing double length, so it could be folded up as an extra "ear warmer" layer), and then switched to knit the rest as stockinette in the round, or as ribbing the entire length (knitted flat) and then sewn together in a back center seam.

    Summerthyme

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    Thanks to that that isn't "thread drift" that's instructions (aka a pattern for a pattern) using the machine - as soon as we get the needle problem sorted (and hopefully I pick up my motor) I will try that.

    The knitting machine ones that our supplier makes don't decrease at the top, they just pull through all the live stitches and put a pompom on, which is perfect for mass selling at Christmas fairs but my husband hates pompoms.

    I have seen instructions for decreases though so that shouldn't be too hard to figure out if I want to try it.
    expatriate Californian living in rural Ireland with husband, dogs, horses. garden and many, many cats

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    Yeah, decreases are really simple using the tools that go with the machine. I've made the other type, (and I'm not fond of pompoms, either), and they're very fast and simple to make. But the ones with decreases definitely fit nicer,nand I prefer them.

    Summerthyme

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    Sparrow Quilt Co. has a 50 quilt blocks in 50 weeks challenge with a free pattern for each block and a video where Brady shows you how to do it https://sparrowquiltco.com/blogs/50-...weeks/block-37

    The AQS blog has quilt alongs with free downloadable patterns and instructions http://www.aqsblog.com/

    Missouri Star Quilt Co also has tutorials on blocks. https://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriQuiltCo

    I bought the Creative Grids pineapple ruler and fabric and plan to make one someday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujsTghzute0
    It looks easy with the ruler

    National Quilter's Circle also has a bunch of free tutorial videos https://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/videos/all/
    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melodi View Post
    Thanks to that that isn't "thread drift" that's instructions (aka a pattern for a pattern) using the machine - as soon as we get the needle problem sorted (and hopefully I pick up my motor) I will try that.

    The knitting machine ones that our supplier makes don't decrease at the top, they just pull through all the live stitches and put a pompom on, which is perfect for mass selling at Christmas fairs but my husband hates pompoms.

    I have seen instructions for decreases though so that shouldn't be too hard to figure out if I want to try it.
    Not a pompom fan either. They look cute on toddlers. Can you put a machine knitted hat onto needles, and do the decreases by hand?

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    Thought this might be a good project for dolls to be handed out to kids in trauma situations like social service pickups in DV cases, first responder incidents, disasters etc.

    **Attention Knitters and crocheters**

    Are you looking for a quick, easy project to use up scrap yarn AND make a child happy? Allow me to present to you "The Izzy Doll".

    The dolls, which cannot be bought or sold for profit, were inspired and named after Master Cpl. Mark Isfield of No. 1 Combat Engineering Regiment, who was on a Canadian peacekeeping mission in Kuwait and Croatia in the early 1990's. He often came across children with no personal possessions or toys - so his mother, Carol Isfield, knitted little woolen dollies that he could give away to the kids that he would meet.

    Fast forward thirty years, and volunteers are still making the dolls and soldiers are still handing them out to children in over 100 countries.

    Since the dolls are distributed all over the world, all skin tones are appreciated. They can be boy or girl dolls. They are no bigger then 5 inches tall and are quick to make. With Christmas and the holiday season right around the corner...it would be wonderful to have extra dolls to hand out. Please help keep the legacy of the Izzy Doll alive.🍁

    http://www.hpicanada.ca/izzy-dolls/

    http://www.hpicanada.ca/izzy-dolls/knitting-pattern/
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    Thank you for sharing this, I posted this on my FB wall as I have lots of friends who would love a project like this one.
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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