I knit, crochet, sew, quilt, take photos, draw, and do other crafts as well. I adore alpaca wool and other natural materials (cotton, feathers, gourds, wood, and even coconut shells!) and try to do ...
I knit, crochet, sew, quilt, take photos, draw, and do other crafts as well. I adore alpaca wool and other natural materials (cotton, feathers, gourds, wood, and even coconut shells!) and try to do some crafting every day.
A couple of years ago, I began designing knit and crochet items (I confess that I am somewhat addicted to hats...love, love, love hats and have made many for gifts, to donate, and once in while for myself). Small items that work up quickly and travel easily, like hats, wrist warmers, and scarves, seem to be on many people's lists, although I also love making shawls and larger fashion items, as well as toys and dolls. Really, I suppose I haven't come across anything I won't at least try, and I hope you are adventurous in your work, too!
Paloma has sweet lace panels on front, back, and sleeves for an overall soft and cuddly look and feel. The hat features a matching lace pattern. You can make different sizes using different needles and yarn--no extra stitches for larger sizes, so any size works up in about the same amount of time as any other!
Although sport weight is given here, any yarn from fingering to worsted works, depending on the results you want.
NOTE: As of 6/18/14, a corrected version has been uploaded; the cast on should be 57, not 56.
Gauge of 28 sts = 4": about 14 3/4" wide (preemie/small newborn)
Gauge of 26 sts = 4": about 16" (small newborn)
Gauge of 24 sts = 4": about 17" (0-3 mos)
Gauge of 22 sts = 4": about 18 3/4" wide (3-6 mos)
Gauge of 20 sts = 4": about 20" wide (6-12 mos)
Gauge of 18 sts = 4": about 23" wide (12-18 mos)
325 yards of Sport weight