New pattern: Ross slouchy hat

Hi everyone!

My Facebook and Twitter followers had gotten a hint already last week, but anyway it’s now official, I have published a new pattern!

I must say that I am pretty excited cause this is my first knitting pattern, so yay! I hope that you will enjoy it!

The pattern is available for everyone to download FOR FREE till Sunday 9th December, 2012. After this date it will be for purchase only, so hurry up! In less than 12 hours it’s been downloaded almost 150 times already!

In case you’re curious, here it is ๐Ÿ™‚

Ross – slouchy hat

A very hip yet cute slouchy hat knitted in worsted weight yarn.

The pattern features faux cables actually knitted through twisted stitches.


The pattern will be also available on Etsy and Dawanda for download from Sunday on.

Aaaaaand, in case you can’t knit, but you would like to have your own Ross hat, you can REQUEST YOUR CUSTOM ORDER HERE ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pattern of the week: thinking of… owls!

Hi everyone!

This week’s pattern if definitely a funny one.

I have noticed that owls are getting very popular lately, in stores I keep seeing owl themed tshirts, necklaces and other accessories ๐Ÿ™‚ they are usually super cute and I find the whole phenomenon pretty interesting since owls haven’t always been very loved animals in history, I would really love to know where the whole new trend is coming from!

Anyway, onto the pattern! enjoy it!

Adult Owl Hat

 

As I have mentioned, I have seen many owl themed hats around, esp. for Blyhte dolls ๐Ÿ™‚ they are super cute, like the ones made by the seller “susyq19″… isn’t it sweet?

(clicking on the pic will redirect you to her Etsy shop, by the way)

sale hootie cutie psychedelic

Mod-inspired Blythe Hat

I finished another Blythe hat ๐Ÿ™‚

My initial purpose was to make a pumpkin-shaped hat in time for halloween, but as I noticed that I was running out of time I changed it into a mod-inspired hat ๐Ÿ™‚ Mustard yellow is very trendy this year anyway… Too bad that it doesn’t suit me at all as a colour lol

My Simply Vanilla Blythe – Ali – wears it definitely better that I would! ๐Ÿ™‚

Mod Hat for Blythe

Mod hat for Blythe

Here are also a couple of pics of the “work in progress” – that is, before waving in ends and adding the button ๐Ÿ™‚ I actually took them to test my new Iphone ๐Ÿ™‚

New hat finished last night! I will add some buttons for a more finished touch tonight ;)

As a trivia… the dress my doll is wearing is actually a barbie Tshirt ๐Ÿ™‚ My parents moved houses in may and my mum found a HUGE bag full of my Barbie clothes from when I was a child, washed them all and gave to me the ones that were still in good shape! Being Blythe rather shorter and thinnier than Barbies, not everything fits unluckily, but tshirts make good dresses ๐Ÿ™‚ I had got this one together with my super cool Benetton Barbie sometimes in the 90’s, who had the most amazing braids ever ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, I so wish her coat would fit Blythes!

UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON TERESA 1990

By the way, the hat is for sale

Knitting for Blythe

Lately I got involved in Blythe dolls, ever heard of them? They’re japanese dolls with a huge head and multicolour eyes ๐Ÿ™‚ I find them pretty creepy and at the same time extremely cute.

Due to their high price I have only 2 and I am not planning on buying any other. I wouldn’t want to turn something that costs over 100โ‚ฌ into a dust catcher, but I think that if they had cost less I would have bought many more! I wish I could have one with some fantasy hair colour, like hot pink or celeste ๐Ÿ™‚

 

As soon as i got the first one (which I named Pumpkin) I started knitting and crocheting for her… I enjoy it so much! The relative small size allows me to complete projects pretty quickly and those dolls are surely fashionistas, as they are able to embody so many personalities.

 

Here are some completed projects… enjoy!

 

aurora blythe hat

tundra blythe hat

A Blythe Basque

Be a Star - hat

Blythe hat giveaway!

snowdrop set

Fruit Punch Hoodie

Forest Fruit Hoodie for Blythe

Raspberry Blythe Beret

Howl knitted hat for Blythe -WIP

***Some patterns are mine, some are courtesy of Ravelry***

Pretty Puff hat – fail?

I wanted to make the Pretty Puff Slouchy Hat pattern from Ravelry.com so much and I’ve been obsessed by it ever since I read the post, so I recently bought some super soft and bulky wool at the local market and started working on it…but I’m so disappointed!

Dunno what went wrong with it… the wool seemed to be right, the hook was right, the pattern was right, but no way it managed to come out the supposed way!

First of all, I had to re-do the whole thing FOUR times, cause it kept being too small. I had to add about 6 more rows in the first part of the hat and still, when I put it on it’s sooooo tight! The puffs are super cute, I even added a purple knitted flower on the side, but still.. it looks like I stole the hat from my little sister. I am so sad about that, really.

Here is a picture of the “cute disaster”, any advices on where I went wrong? I couldn’t try to make it even bigger cause I had run out of yarn. I bought 2 skeins and they were the last ones in the store… *sniff*

Crocheted puff stitch hat
Everyone said it loks great, but I feel uncomfortable at wearing it…

Here is the crocheted flower:
Crocheted Flower on my Puff stitch hat :)
Pattern HERE

Yarn shopping and more crocheting

I went yarn shopping the other day ๐Ÿ™‚
I was feeling a bit down cause of the terrible weather (it’s been snowing and/or raining since early Nov. now… sigh) and I needed to cheer myself up with some sparkly colours.
I took a chance to buy some skeins for whitedomino @ Ravelry.com for the 10$ swap, but I had to get me this super soft merino/acrylic wool yarns too!!

New yarn

which I have used to knit myself a hat (yes, AGAIN!). My mum said the hat seems to be too small once more. After the big Puff Hat failure (more about that in a following post), I must say I’m pretty disappointed. I try to follow the pattern and also keep track of the gauge, so I don’t really know what’s wrong.

Crocheted hat
Pattern: The Darling Diva’s Snow Day Hat @ Ravelry.com

Do you think it looks too small?

I used the same yarn to crochet a pair of fingerless mittes and I totally adore them!! These are super soft and warm, and finally I managed to make something the way it was supposed to be ๐Ÿ™‚ eheh

First crocheted mittens
Pattern: Lacy Fingerless Gloves by Christie Pruitt @ Ravelry