Monday, April 8, 2019

Winter Thaw Hat

 A Free Knitting Pattern


I think you saw the hints that there would be a hat to match the Winter Thaw Shawl. It is finally here. Earlier this month I had some health concerns and it slowed me down a little, but it's time to get back on a schedule.

Just like the shawl the hat is made with two sock yarns held together. It gives the hat great definition and texture. It also makes it pretty comfortable. Its one of those hats that I could put on and forget I had it on. The pattern repeats are pretty easy especially if you have already made the dishcloth and shawl That pattern is slightly different since it is worked in the round, but the only difference is that instead of working a purl row you are working a knit round.

Stay Connected!


If you like this pattern and you don't want to miss the next one be sure to subscribe to Designs by Diligence to get notified when new patterns come out. The only time you will get an email is when a new post happens on the blog, usually on Tuesday.

Subscribe in a reader

You can also follow me through my social media sites. I love sharing sneak peeks, wips, and fiber arts news and projects.

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest



Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Patons Kroy Sock yarn 2 strands held together. 75% washable wool 25% nylon, 50g/ 152 m. 2 skeins color blue/brown 170-200 grams needed.
Needles: 6 mm needles
Notions: tapestry needle
Size: 21 inch circumference fits most adults
Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows = 4 inches k st as the gauge
Stitches Used:
  • K: knit
  • P:purl
  • Yo: yarn over
  • Spike stitch: insert your right needle into the stitch 3 rows below the row you are working, yo, and pull the needle back through the stitch (this counts as a knit stitch)
  • K2tog: knit 2 stitches together
  • Sskp: Slip 2 stitches to the right needle one at a time, k the next st, slip the slipped stitches over the knit stitch just made. 
Copyright:

Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.


Where Can I Get This Pattern


This is a free Pattern right here on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to find the pattern. If you would like an ads free, printer friendly PDF version I have them for sale in my Ravelry Shop for 3.00. 

<---------->BUY NOW<------------>


Pattern Instructions

Cast on 84 sts onto circular needles using the long tail cast on. Complete the circle by putting your first st into the first cast on st.

Optional: Place a stitch marker on first st to keep track and move it with each new round.

Round 1-4: k2, p2,
Round 5-8: k3, p1,
Round 9-12: k
Round 13: (k2, spike st, k2tog) repeat around
Round 14: k
Round 15: (k, yo, ssk2p, yo) repeat around
Round 16: k
Round 17: (spike st, k2tog, k2) repeat around
Round 18: k
Round 19: (ssk2p, yo, k, yo)

Repeat rows 12-19 until you reach a length of 7 ½ inches

Crown Decrease

Round 1: k
Round 2: (k5, ssk2p, k4) repeat around
Round 3: k
Round 4: (k1, ssk2p, k6) repeat around
Round 5: k
Round 6: (k3, ssk2p, k2) repeat around
Round 7: k
Round 8: (k, ssk2p, k2) repeat around
Round 9: k
Round 10: (k, ssk2p) repeat around
Round 11: k
Round 12: (k2tog) repeat around

Finish off with pulling the long tail through the remaining stitches on the needle. Pull tight and knot. Weave in your ends.



More Patterns You Will Love

Slalom Hat


Wellsley Hat

Pin for Later!




Monday, March 11, 2019

Campfire Hat

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern 



When I made the Pinevale scarf, I had a rough idea that I wanted to make a hat with the same stitch pattern. I didn't have any more of the yarn that I used for it so I went in I totally different direction for the colors. I'm not disappointed though. I don't think you will be either.

I used Hayfield spirit yarn for this hat. It is some yarn that I won off of ebay. It is a really soft acrylic yarn that has a touch of wool in it. The colors are really vibrant and just scream warmer weather and no more winter doldrums.

This is a hat that is worked with Tunisian crochet. The hat is worked flat from the bottom up and then seamed at the end.

Stay Connected!


If you like this pattern and you don't want to miss the next one be sure to subscribe to Designs by Diligence to get notified when new patterns come out. The only time you will get an email is when a new post happens on the blog, usually on Tuesday.

Subscribe in a reader

You can also follow me through my social media sites. I love sharing sneak peeks, wips, and fiber arts news and projects.

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest





Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Hayfield Spirit double knitting, 80% arylic 20% wool, 100g, 345m/377 yrds, shade 0400

Hook: 6mm Tunisian hook.

Notions: tapestry needle

Size: Circumference 20 inches stretches to fit most adults

Gauge: 13 sts 16 rows equals 4 inches

Special Stitches:

  • TPS (Tunisian Purl stitch): (forward pass) Place yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the left vertical bar of the st below, yo and pull your yarn through. (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TKS (Tunisian Knit stitch): (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.(Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • Spike Stitch: (forward pass) working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars that are 3 rows below the working row,, yo, pull the yarn through bringing it up to the working row, keep your loop on te hook. (return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TK3tog (Tunisian knit 3 together): (forward pass): working with the yarn behind your work insert your hook through the left vertical loops of the next 3 stitches, yo, pull the yarn through , keep your loop on the hook. (return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • TK2tog (Tunisian knit 2 together): (forward pass): working with the yarn behind your work insert your hook through the left vertical loops of the next 2 stitches, yo, pull the yarn through , keep your loop on the hook. (return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.
  • Yo (yarn over): (Forward pass) put the yarn over the hook from back to front, (Return pass): treat this as a loop on the return pass

Copyright:
Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.

Where can I get this pattern


This is a free Pattern right here on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to find the pattern. If you would like an ads free, printer friendly PDF version I have them for sale in my Ravelry Shop for 3.00.

<---------->buy now<---------------->




Instructions

Hat Band

Foundation Row: (forward pass) Ch 8, insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 8 loops on the hook,
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Rows 1: (forward pass) {TKS}(first loop on the hook counts as a TKS here and throughout) repeat {to} to last st, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (8 sts)

Row 2: (forward pass) {TPS} repeat {to} to the last st, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (8 sts)

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for a total of 85 rows

Row 85: sl st in each stitch across. Do not finish off.

Body of the Hat

Row 1: Turn the body of your work 90 degrees and work in the loops down the side. Pick up a loop on your hook for each row You will have 85 loops on your hook.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Rows 2 and 3: (forward pass) {TKS} repeat {to} to last st, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Row 4: (forward pass) 2 TKS, {spike st, 3 TKS} repeat {to} 19 times,  spike st, TKS in the last 2 sts.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Row 5: (Forward pass) TKS, {yo, TKS3tog, yo, TKS} repeat {to} 19 times.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Row 6: (forward pass) 4 TKS, {spike st, 3 TKS} repeat {to} 18 times, TKS in the last st.
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Row 7: (forward pass) 3 TKS, {yo, TKS3tog, yo, TKS} Repeat (to) 18 times, TKS in the last 2 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. (85 sts)

Rows 8- 28: repeat rows 4-8 or repeat until your hat measures 7 1/2 inches.

Row 29: (forward pass) 5 TKS, Tks3tog, (9 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 5 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 30: (forward pass) 4TKS, Tks3tog, (7 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 4 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 31: (forward pass) 3TKS, Tks3tog, (5 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 3 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 32: (forward pass) 2 TKS, Tks3tog, (3 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 2 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 33: (forward pass) 1 TKS, Tks3tog, (1 TKS, TKS3tog) repeat (to) 5 times, TKS in the last 1 sts
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 34: (forward pass) 1 TKS, TKS2tog for the remaining stitches
(return pass:) yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left. 

Finish off with a 16 inch long tail. Using the tail with a wip stitch sew up the back seam of the hat. 

Weave in your ends.

More Tunisian Crochet paterns you will love:

In a Flash Mitered corners blanket

 

Pin it for Later!






Monday, March 4, 2019

March Promotion



March is International Crochet Month. To celebrate all of my crochet patterns in the Ravelry Store are $1.00. Now until the end of the last day in March. The discount happens automatically at check out. Some of you have already taken advantage of the sale without knowing it. Thanks for all of your support.



I also want to share with you some quick house keeping things. I have recently updated my crochet and knitting pages for easier browsing. I will also be adding separate pages for each category, so there will be some extra emails going out as I put those together. Click on the pictures below to see how they turned out.