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Blue Footed Booby


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Do you a penchant for hanging out in the Galapagos? Are your feet blue? Do you enjoy busting a move? Then you might be a Blue Footed Booby. The hat is knit from the brim up. The earflaps are picked up from the brim and knitted in one piece all the way down to the feet. The beak is attached separately. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl knitting in the round increasing decreasing i-cord GAUGE Baby (Adult) Knitting: 24sts/ 36rows (16 sts/ 24 rows) = 4x4in/ 10x10 cm in stockinette stitch with size 3/ 3.25mm (8/ 5.0mm) needles. Crochet: 32sts/ 32rows (20sts/ 20rows) = 4x4 in/ 10x10cm in single crochet with size B/ 2.25mm (G/ 4.0mm) hook. Exact gauge is not crucial as long as the stitches are tight. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Baby: 14in/ 35.5cm circumference, Stretches to fit up to a 17in/ 43cm head, Length from brim to crown: 5in/ 12.7cm Adult: 21in/ 53.5cm circumference, Stretches to fit up to a 24in/ 61cm head, Length from brim to crown: 7in/ 18cm

Recommended with this pattern

  • Baby: One skein of Cascade Heritage, fingering weight 437yds/ 400m, (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon) in: 5671 (Pepper) MC, 5618 (Snow) CC, 5601 (Night), 5630 (Sky Blue) Two black 9/16th inch/ 13mm buttons.
  • Adult: One skein of Cascade 220 Quatro, worsted weight, 220yds/ 200m, (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) in: 9540 (Charcoal Twist) MC One skein of Cascade 220, worsted weight, 220yds/ 200m, (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) in: 8010 (Natural) CC, 4002 (Jet), 8906 (Blue Topaz) Two black 3/4th inch / 19mm buttons
  • Baby: Size 3/ 3.25mm circular needles 12in/ 30cm and dpns

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Bear Ears
Bear Ears
I taught myself to knit in 2005, crochet in 2006 and spin in 2010. It seems I have a habit of developing hobbies. Fiber truly is a passion. I've worked at a wool mill, done knitting for a farmers market, worked at a yarn shop, and most recently been the general manager for a yarn company. In the winter of 2012, my pattern inspired by the constellations of the northern hemisphere, Celestarium, was put out by Twist Collective. In 2013 I put out my first book, Lit Knits, which contained 10 patterns inspired by classic literature. I don't see myself stopping any time soon!