Knitting for Noggins Hats

During the past year I knit several hats that were deliberately made for Knitting for Noggins or just weren’t gifted to friends/family.  These are some I have not featured in prior posts like the Illilouette Hat.   I sent them a total of nine hats this time.  This first one was knit using the pattern Sirle by Suvi Simola.  The yarn is Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK in the color Lauraville. 

I actually gave the larger of the two (a slouch version) in this next photo to a friend.  The smaller one I donated. The pattern is Milanese Lace Topper by tante ehm.  The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease in the color Heather. 

This one was knit using the pattern Tombreck by Ysolda Teague. Unsure what yarn was used.

This one was made using left over yarns.  The pattern is based on the Messy Bun Hat II by Isela Phelps but no opening was left at the top. 

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Three Pussy Hats

I have a friend going to Washington DC to participate in the Women’s March on Washington.  She is meeting a few of her friends there who are also participating in the march.  There is a group (Pussy Hat Project) encouraging the knitting/wearing of pussy hats.  I knit three hats for my friend to take with her.  I knit all of them using the pattern KitKat Hat by Andre Sue.  I modified the body on hats the first and third hats.  This first one used the Milanese Lace Topper for the body.  The yarn is  Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in raspberry.

This second hat was knit using Loops & Threads Facets yarn in the color ruby. 

For the third hat I just continued the ribbing in the center of the front and back.  The yarn is Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in rose.

Other patterns for the project hats can be found here (both for knitting and crocheting).

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Sweater for a Friend’s Dog

I knit this sweater for a friend’s dog who feels the winter cold in his old bones.  It was knit using the pattern The Ozzie large dog sweater by Jenna Greer.  The yarn is  Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in two colors (527 Abalone and 155 obsidian). 

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More Messy Bun Hats

I made these three messy bun hats using the same yarn (Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Tweeds) and pattern (Messy Bun Hat II by Isela Phelps) which I modified slightly — one for my brother’s girl, one for a cousin, and one for a friend.

Pattern with my variations:

Used needles US size 10 and 11.  Cast on 56 stitches using the smaller needles.  Join to knit in round, careful not to twist.  K1,P1 for 8 rounds.  Switch to larger needles.  *Purl 5 rounds.  Knit 4 rounds.* X two.  Begin decreases with next round.  P5, p2tog, repeat around.  Purl all. P4,p2tog; repeat around.  Purl all.  K3, k2tog, repeat around.  Knit all.  K2,k2tog.  K1,k2tog, k3; repeat around.  Bind off. 

Happy New Year to you all

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Cabled Slouch Hat

Recently finished this hat which I plan to keep for myself.  It was knit using the pattern father cables by Veronika Job.  The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease in gray heather color.  I really like how it turned out.

Merry Christmas to you all!

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Lizzie’s Heart Sweater

This is the second sweater I’ve knit for our dog Lizzie.  It was knit using the pattern Cables and Hearts Dog Coat by Paton.  The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Sportweight in the color blue heather. 

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Scrappy Baby Quilt

This scrappy baby quilt was made for my medical school roommate who’s first grandchild (a boy) was recently born.  It is machine pieced and quilted. It measures 42 in square.

This area of the quilt has angles, words, a motorcycle, a bear, dogs, and trees.

This are of the quilt has trees, a lamp, a girl, a horse, and flowers.

This area has dogs, scissors, trees.

The back features Dr. Seuss fabric.

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