Thursday, 9 February 2012

Little Bow Headband

My little girls hair is constantly getting in her eyes, so I decided it's time to do something about it.  This is the fastest knit I've ever done, took less than half an hour to finish it.

For headband (6-12months)
With 4mm needles Cast on 4 sts.
Working in Garter stitch, Knit 123 rows (or number of rows to make it fit your child)
Cast off 4 sts and join ends together.

For centre of bow
Pick up and knit 4 sts from bottom side of headband (preferrably over the join)
Working in stockinette stitch, work 9 rows
Cast off the 4 stitches and join them to the top side off the headband to make a loop for the bow to be pushed through.

Cast on 9 sts
Working in garter stitch, knit 27 rows.
Cast off all 9sts.  Weave in ends and push bow through loop on headband.  When you're happy with the position of the bow, secure bow in place with the ends left from the loop.

Weave in all ends.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

New projects

It's been quite a while since I last updated my blog, lifes been pretty hectic with running around after a nearly 3 year old and a seven month old.

I've come up with 2 new designs for baby dresses.  I'm just trying to figure out other sizes before I write up the patterns and put them on Ravelry.  These are the smock dress and the TuTu dress. 
The smock dress was made with Sirdar Snuggly Crofter and Sirdar Snuggly DK and the TuTu dress was made with SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Opera and Four Seasons Grundl Flamenco.

 Other items I have knit recently are:
Robins Egg Blue hat knitted in SMC
Aventiva Elegaance (left),

Lily the Striped cardigan knit in sirdar smiley stripes (right)

Owl Tuque knit in Rowan Amy Butler Belle Organic DK