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NEW Free Pattern Slouchy Angora Hat

Slouchy Angora Hat

This is a pattern I came up with YEARS ago, but I don’t seem to have ever published it to Ravelry. I came across this utterly DIVINE yarn, Phildar Pur Angora, and I had to buy it, and then of course had to make something with it … so the old Slouchy Angora Hat pattern came out. I’ve re-edited and made some updates to the pattern.

The hat is a basic, slouchy toque. You can wear it with the brim turned up and wear it as a watch-cap, down and slouchy, or turn the brim under and wear it as a beanie. It’s pure angora, it does all the work! It is knit with 2 strands held together, in our sample we used one strand of black and one of the lighter grey, Perle, to create a marled effect. If that feels a little busy for you try using two strands of the same colour and make it a dense and delicious colour.

The yarn is just so gorgeous and precious! I hold it and I’m like “Oh hello you beautiful thing!”, and then I start talking to it like it’s a baby with the fattest thighs I’ve ever seen. I like using different kinds of yarns, and once in a while using something and precious special REMINDS me that I’m special and precious (it seems like the further we get from that yummy baby fat the less we receive that kind of honour, so I undertake it myself).

Please note … I am currently wearing the hat (brim turned under) and I’m not sure if it is influencing my writing, but I think that if it *is* inspiring me to love myself and treat myself well then it qualifies as an EXTRA-successful project, regardless of any of it’s other properties. Thanks to Erika for making the sample, it’s my new thinking cap!

Brim turned under

Size

  • S(M, L)
  • Finished Circumference: 17(19, 20.5)”
  • To approximately fit head circumference: 21(22, 23)”

Materials

  • (2, 2) Phildar Pur Angora (25g,109m/123yds, 100% Angora)
  • 4.5mm/US7 (5mm/US8, 5mm/US8)-16” circular needles
  • 4.5mm/US7 (5mm/US8, 5mm/US8) double pointed needles
  • Darning/Tapestry Needle
  • 1 stitch marker
  • FREE Pattern

Conclusions & A Question

I’m definitely going to have to make a little beret and maybe a matching neck thing with this yarn!

I also have an open ended mindfullness question for those of you who practice such things …. if you work on a project, and the entire time you are making it you intentionally think of about how precious you are (or whatever you choose), will you feel those emotions every time you wear the finished garment? Has anyone ever tried this? What would you call the practice? How did it turn out? …. It’s pretty clear to me at this point that I’m going to have to try it and share. 🙂

PROJECT Easy Garter Wrap

Easy Garter Wrap

We just finished making our FREE Easy Garter Scarfy Wrap with one of the new multi-coloured Handmaiden Casbah 5ply Gradient Wrap Kits – I knew it would come out beautifully! Handmaiden always comes up with interesting colour combinations that I wouldn’t normally think of, and the pop of colour is just what’s needed on dreary winter days.

All of the Handmaiden Casbah 5ply Gradient Wrap Kits are one-of-a-kind so no two colourways will be the same. The pattern is free, VERY beginner friendly, and mostly mindless. I used THIS TUTORIAL for weaving in the ends on garter stitch – it is super helpful. This project didn’t require many notes, but you can find it on Ravelry anyway.

Materials

Very Last Minute Knitted Gifts – FREE Patterns

Aujourd’hui
Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 

Pattern: from Knit-O-Matic via Ravelry
Needles: 15mm-24″ circular
Yarn: 1 skein Cascade Magnum ($24.97 solids, $32.47 paints)

Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)
Needles: 10mm circular needles, minimum 36″ long, (preferably 47″)
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 




Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 12mm straight or circular
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 15mm (straight or circular)
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm-24″ circular 
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 15mm 
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:



Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm-16″ circular + double pointed needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:



Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm 
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:



Quick + Easy Ribbed Hat
Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 9mm-16″ circular + double pointed
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:




Pattern: Free from Bad Amy Knits
Needles: 9mm-16″ circular + double pointed needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:  


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 9mm double pointed needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:  



Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)

Needles: 9mm double pointed
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 



Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)

Needles: 9mm double pointed
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 






Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)
Needles: 10mm-24″ circular needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 



New Yarn: Cascade Magnum Paints



Cascade Magnum Paints

Cascade has finally come through and is making it’s fab super bulky yarn Magnum in multi-colours! It’s the same fluffy, soft, single ply Peruvian wool you love – but in colours! We also still carry Cascade Magnum for $24.97.

  • 100% Peruvian wool
  • Super Bulky – 12mm to 15mm needles
  • 1 skein is enough to make 1 scarf or 2 hats
  • see project ideas on Ravelry HERE
  • yarn details on Ravelry HERE
  • $32.47 per skein

All of the following patterns will look great knit up with Cascade Magnum Paints …..


Bulky Mobius Cowl




Shopping Tunic



Uber Cowl


    Weekend Pullover


    Magnum Reversible Wrap







    New Free Pattern: Janice Market Bag




    Skills
    Cast on, Knit, Purl, pick up stitches, cast off.

    Materials
    ° Berroco Origami (50g/90m): 3 skeins (or Berroco Linsey, Captiva, or Seduce)
    ° 4mm-16” or 24” circular needles
    ° 4.5mm-16” or 24” circular needles
    ° 4mm crochet hook (optional, for picking up sts)
    ° Small stitch holder or scrap yarn ° Scrap yarn for provisional cast
    ° Darning needle (straight is easier) ° 4 Buttons: 3/4” wide

    ° Sewing needle & thread (in colours matching yarn and buttons)

    Gauge
    19 stitches & 25 rows = 4”/10xm in stocking stitch on larger needles 



    Download Free Pattern Here

    New Free Pattern: Rialto Baby Beanie



    Size
    ° preemie (newborn, baby, toddler)
    ° Head circumference: 11(12-13, 14-15, 16-17)” or 27.5(30-32.5, 35-37.5, 40-42.5)cm

    Materials
    ° Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Print;50g/105m, 1 ball
    ° 4mm-16” circular needles
    ° 3.5mm-16” circular needles
    ° 4mm double pointed needles
    ° 1 stitch marker
    ° darning needle (preferably pointy & small)

    Hat on the left:
    Newborn size, Debbie Bliss CashmerinoDK colour 18 (navy), Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Print 05 (Ravenna)

    Hat on the right:
    Toddler size, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK colour 43 (beige), Debbie Bliss Rialto DK Print 01 (Florence)



    Dowload the pattern Here

    Free Pattern: Quick Socks

    Quick Socks
    Pattern by Haley Waxberg

    Notes
    This is a quick, bulky weight sock that works up fast. I used a basic short row toe and heel, which I learned years ago from Wendy’s Generic Toe Up Sock pattern. To make a child size cast on 12 sts and make 2 less W&T rows, to make a men’s size cast on 16 sts and make 2 more W&T rows.  This pattern is written with the expectation your you are already familiar with working short-rows (W&T), Otherwise links to good tutorials are offered below in Techniques. we also offer classes in store at Knit-O-Matic.

    Size
    Women

    Materials
    100m/109yds Bulky Yarn, ie. 1 skein of Dream in Color Groovy (we used collour Punky Fuchsia), Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash Chunky, or Berroco Vintage Chunky (with 5.5mm needles)
    6mm/US10 double pointed needles
    scrap yarn
    5mm/H crochet hook (for provisional cast on)
    2 locking stitch markers

    Gauge
    3.5 sts & 5 rows = 1″ in stocking stitch knitting in the round

    Techniques
    Provisional Cast On – Chained Cast On
    This is the easiest provisional cast-on I’ve ever come across, it goes on fast and pops out like a zipper!  Be sure to leave the tail longer on the end you finish with so you know which end to start unraveling.  www.stitchdiva.com/tutorials/knitting/provisional-cast-on

    Short Rows
    I really like this particular tutorial because it shows you how to make the stitches pretty:
    www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/as-promised-a-short-row-heel-tutorial/
    Otherwise, check out this article about the fundamentals of Short Rows on Knitty:
    www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/FEATbonnetric.html

    Abbreviations
    K         Knit
    P         Purl
    PM      Place marker on right needle
    R         Row or Round
    Rem    Remains
    Sl        Slip stitch from Left to Right needle purlwise
    SLM Slip Marker
    St/s Stitch/esW&T   Wrap and turn (see Short Rows in Techniques)

    Directions
    Toe
    With scrap yarn and crochet hook provisionally cast on (see techniques above) 14 sts.
    R1: Purl.
    R2: Sl1, K until 1 st rem, W&T.
    R3: P until 1 st rem, W&T.
    R4: K until 2 sts rem, W&T.
    R5: P until 2 sts rem, W&T.
    R6: K until 3 sts rem, W&T.
    R7: P until 3 sts rem, W&T.
    R8: K until 4 sts rem, W&T.
    R9: P until 4 sts rem, W&T.
    R10: K until 4sts rem, pick up wrap & knit it with the stitch (see techniques above), W&T.
    R11: P until 4 sts rem, pick up wrap & purl it with the stitch (see techniques above), W&T.
    R12: K until 3 sts rem, pick up wraps & knit them with the stitch, W&T.
    R13: P until 3 sts rem, pick up wraps & purl them with the stitch, W&T.
    R14: K until 2 sts rem, pick up wraps & knit them with the stitch, W&T.
    R15: P until 2 sts rem, pick up wraps & purl them with the stitch, W&T.
    R16: K until 1 sts rem, pick up wraps & knit them with the stitch, turn, slip 1 st stitch.
    R17: P until 1sts rem, pick up wraps & purl them with the stitch, turn.

    Next Round: Sl1, K to end of row. (If you are going to have a gap or hole where the 2 sides meet, pick up 1 stitch and decrease it out on the next round). One stitch at a time, remove the scrap yarn and pick up the provisional stitches. Knit these stitches. (Again, if you are going to have a gap or hole pick up 1 stitch and decrease it out on the next round). (28 sts)

    Foot
    Knit in the round until piece measures 6” from toe (You can make them longer, but the superwash yarn seems to have a lot of stretch and may still fit longer feet).

    Heel
    Slip 14 sts onto one needle, and 14 on another. You will be working on the second set of sts.
    Repeat rows 2 to 17.

    Instep
    Redistribute sts on 4 needles
    R1: Sl1, knit to end of needle, PM, pick up & knit 2 sts in gap, K sts that were on hold, PM, pick up & knit 2 sts in gap, knit 7 sts. Place marker, this is now the beginning of the round.
    R2, 4: knit.
    R3, 5: K to 1st marker,  SLM, k2tog, k to next marker, SLM, ssk, k to end. At end of R5,
    Leave 1 marker in the last st.

    Leg
    Knit until piece measures 5” from stitch marker.
    Next 2 rounds: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of round.
    Cast off loosely in k1p1 rib.
    Weave in ends.

    © 2012 Haley Waxberg and Knit-o-Matic, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced or distributed – mechanically, electronically, or by other means, including photocopying – without written permission of Knit-O-Matic. Pattern is for personal use only and not to be used to create items for commercial sale.