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Thursday, December 16, 2010
 

The earflap hat and december winds update





The hardest part about blogging is the picture taking. I wanted to update you on my December winds entry....the finished projects turned out awesome. I actually did everything I said I was going to, it may have taken a day or two longer than expected but I have decreased the number of bags with started projects. My pictures started out kinda boring and then my girls started to help me out. That is when the fun started. We started the photo shoot and making the accessories come to life.
I love the end results of each of these projects and just wanted to share them with you. The gloves and scarf(Urbana from the Stephen West collection) are patterns that need to be purchased. The hat is one I will share with you. It is dedicated to a promising young knitter that requested an earflap hat.

The River Colors Bulky Earflap Hat
1 Hank of Cascade Magnum
50 yards of Contrast yarn(overestimate)
16' circular size 15 needles
double point needles
stitch marker
gauge 8sts = 4 inches

earflaps
cast on 3 stitches and purl back
knit one, make one left, knit one, make one right,knit one
purl back
knit one, make one left, knit 3, make one right, knit one
purl back
continue with the increases on the 2nd and 2nd to last stitch, working the stitches in between until there are 11 stitches
purl back and cut yarn and leave on the cord

start earflap number 2 and follow the directions for the first one BUT DO NOT CUT THE YARN. purl back and cable cast on 8 stitches, purl across the other flap.
turn and knit across all stitches, pm, cable cast on 10 stitches and join.(40 stitches total).
purl one row, knit one row for 11 rounds total(end with a purl row)
continue just knitting until the length from the beginning is 6 inches.
begin decreases:
knit 6, knit 2 together...repeat until you get to the marker
knit 5, knit 2 together...repeat until you get to the marker
knit 4, knit 2 together...repeat until you get to the marker
knit 3, knit 2 together...repeat until you get to the marker
knit 2, knit 2 together...repeat until you get to the marker
knit 1, knit 2 together...repeat until you get to the marker
knit 2 together...repeat until you get to the marker

cut the yarn so there is around 6 inches left and thread back through the live stitches. weave in the ends.

I will add the rest of the info later.


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