Christmas gifts…

So, I have a couple of Christmas presents done! Whew!!

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I have been trying to get my gifts done in between finishing up a large corporate chocolate order.

These hats were created using a “knit 3, purl 3” pattern.  I used 2 strands of DK yarn at one time so you will need 2 balls of yarn of about 50 yards each.  Double knitting makes them ultra warm. Cast 69 stitches onto US size 9 needles and continue with the knit 3, purl 3 ribbing pattern until the hat is 8″ long.

Once at 8″, the next row you will knit 2 stitches together across the row and knit the last stitch.  Then the next row, purl every stitch and the last row knit 2 stitches together across the row.

When you’re done, cut a tail of about 15″ and thread it through a darning needle.  Lift the stitches off your knitting needle and onto the darning needle, pull tight so the top comes together and sew it up using the invisible stitch.  Tie the two ends together at the bottom and weave them in and your done!

As super quick and simple project!

Happy knitting!

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I’m still knitting…

Hi there!

I know I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I’m still knitting away. 😉

I’ve been working on some baby blankets for a nursing friend in Sault Ste. Marie for her hospital’s  Neonatal Dept. and just have to finish knitting one and weave in the ends on another.

dscn3680I’ve also been making hats I’ll be donating to our local Downtown Mission.  It’s starting to get chilly at night so I want to get them them done and delivered sooner than later.

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Once I have all the hats done for the Mission, it’ll be time to start on the Christmas pressies!!  I already have a couple made, but still have a bunch more to do!

Have you started your Christmas knitting yet??

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PURPLE…

Hey everyone!

I took a short break from working on my incomplete projects to knit a few baby hats for the London Health Sciences Centre “Period of PURPLE crying” campaign.

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If you want to learn more about PURPLE crying in newborns, please click here!

And if you are a knitter and want to help out and knit a few purple newborn baby hats, all the information is in this link.

Now back to working on my “incompletes”!!

Happy knitting!

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Super easy winter hat…

Good afternoon everyone!

I thought I would share today a super easy hat pattern. You can literally complete this hat in a few hours!

It consists of your basic ribbing (knit 1, purl 1)and the garter stitch (knitting every row).  I used 2 strands of DK yarn at one time to make it extra cozy.

You can find the pattern here!

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Happy knitting!

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