Thumbless Norwegian Baby Moose Mittens.

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Norwegian Style Baby Mittens.

These are thumb-less because babies don’t *really* need to use their thumbs and who wants to mess with trying to fit the baby’s thumb into the thumbhole anyway.

They fit 0-3 months.

They are knit in the round using the magic loop method and size 2 circular needles.

Use “baby weight” yarn.

Cast on 32 stitches to size 2 circular needles. Join in magic loop and knit about and inch (or longer if you prefer) in a K2, P2 rib for the cuff.

Increase evenly to 42 stitches. (21 on each magic loop needle) and follow chart Right to Left.  (To make the second mitten follow the chart LEFT TO RIGHT so that the moose face opposite directions.)

Each row of decreases should be K2tog when to the right of the mitten tip, and SSK when you are reducing to the left of the mitten tip.

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Please note: I am working on getting a better quality picture of the knitting chart up soon.  Please bear with me.

Thanks!

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Simple Lace Baby Bonnet

bonnet ruffle baby sunlight          bonnet ruffle side

Knit on DK weight yarn.  Size 6 and 3 needles.

Fits the average 4 month old. (Literally. My son is in the 50th percentile for head size. Legit average sized head. This fit him perfectly at 4 months.)

I’ve been able to make 4-5 baby bonnets out of two skiens of Snuggly DK. (I alternated which color was the main color and which was the accent)

Get the pattern Pdf here:

******   baby bonnet knitting pattern **********

OR typed instructions here:
Materials:

Needles: Size 6 and Size 3 Yarn: DK weight. Two colors optional

To Begin Bonnet:

Using size 6 needles cast on 58 stitches

Row 1: Knit across

Row 2: Purl across

Row 3: k1, *yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, k2* (rep til 1 stitch left) k1

(Alternative: If you would like a row of scallops to be completely centered in the bonnet and the same amount of ribbing on each side you can knit Row 3 this way-  Row 3: k2, *yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, k2* (rep til end). )

Row 4: purl across

Repeat these rows 6 more times. Then switch to size 3 needles.

Crown:

Crown is worked in garter stitch on size 3 needles

Row 1: *k3, k increasing in the front and back* repeat across, k2

Rows 2-4: Knit across

Row 5: *k5, k2tog* k1

Row 6: Knit across Row 7: *k4, k2tog* k1

Row 8: Knit across

Row 9: *k3, k2tog* k1

Row 10: Knit across

Row 11: *k2, k2tog* k1

Row 12: Knit across

Row 13: *k1, k2tog* k1

Row 14: Knit across

Row 15: *k2tog* across

Row 16: Knit across

Row 17: *k2tog* across

Break yarn, pull yarn through stitches, and knit seam until the end of crown.

All Versions: Lower Border (use 2nd color optional): Pick up between 40 and 50 stitches along lower edge. Knit 5 rows of Garter Stitch. BO in Garter Stitch

Garter Stitch Edge Version — Upper Border (use 2nd color optional): Pick up between 60-70 stitches including 3 stitches along each garter stitch edging at the beginning and end. Knit 5 rows

Ruffle Edging Version –Upper Border (Use 2nd color optional):Pick up 60 – 70 stitches along upper bordering including 3 stitches along the garter stitch edging at the beginning and end.

Row 1: Knit across

Row 2: k3, Then PURL increasing in the front and back of every stitch across, k3

Row 3: k3, Knit across, k3

Row 4: k3, Purl across, k3

Row 5: Knit across BO in Purl.

Finishing: Weave in all ends. Attach a crocheted chain or ribbon to the bottom edging on each side to make a tie. Place on baby! You’re done!

bonnet ruffle yellow

My First Hat Pattern – Eyelet Hat

Carson in knit hat

This is the first pattern I ever made, and the instructions aren’t particularly detailed.  However it’s a fun and easy hat to make!  (And despite it being modeled on a 4-year-old should fit an adult sized head just fine.)

Uses Worsted Weight Yarn in two colors – Knit flat on Size 9 US needles.

CO 72sts (76, 80) onto size 9 needles

Knit in K1,P1 ribbing for 1.5 inches in Color 1 (or until desired length)

Switch to Color 2

(Fancy band)

row1: P

Row 2: P

Row 3: k1 , *(YO, K2tog)*

Row 4: P

Row 5: P

Row 6: P

(Follow with 5 rows of st st.. or written out):

Row 7: K

Row 8: P

Row 9: K

Row 10: P

Row 11: K

Now make another “Fancy Band” by starting at Row 1 again. Repeat “fancy bands” and bands of stockinette stitch until hat reaches desired length then reduce Starting on a row 4.

REDUCING

Row 4: P5, p2tog

Row 5: P across

Row 6: P4, p2tog

Row 7: K Row 8: p3, p2tog

Row 9: k

Row 10: p2, p2tog

Row 11: k

Row 12: p1, p2tog

Row 13: p

Row 14: P2tog across.

Thread need through remaining loops then sew up the side. Done!