Knit bunny beanie – free pattern 

Hello peeps,

As I was typing the title of this post, I couldn’t help but gleam in satisfaction, for a number of reasons. One, I finally came up with a pattern for a knit beanie, although my contribution is little. Two, I finally had time to put up a blog post and a pattern that I love, with a baby girl who just discovered crawling and is teething at the same time. Three, I promised myself I would get it out before Easter and there it is.

Alright, all the chit chatter aside let’s get on to the pattern with the disclaimer. I’m no expert at pattern writing or at knitting, I taught myself to do both and I love sharing how its done for those who are interested.
I made a basic beanie following the pattern for a 12 month old basic baby beanie from Mamas stitchery projects. I’m so thankful for the wonderfully written free pattern on that blog. However since I used a bigger sized needles, my gauge was way off and I ended up with a slightly bigger circumference. Although it somehow fit my baby girl so all is well. Now getting on to the rabbits ears, I wish I had double pointed needles so I didn’t have to sew the two bits, but I only had circular needles at hand.

Supplies Used:

  • 4.5mm circular needles
  • Acrylic 8 ply yarn
  • tapestry needles

Gauge:

20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches stockinette

Pattern:

I followed the pattern on the fore mentioned blog to tee for the beanie. Now heading on to ears make two of the white parts for the outer ear and two pink bits for the inner ear. The white part is slightly bigger than the pink part so that it is still visible in the front as well.

Using white colored yarn, cast on 16 stitches. I used the long tail knit cast on, and then stockinette stitch for 11 cms.
i.e., 26 rows of knit 16 and purl 16

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To make the decreases

k1, ssk, knit 10, k2tog, k1.
p14.
k1, ssk, knit 8, k2tog, k1.
p12.
k1, ssk, knit 6, k2tog, k1.
p10.
k1, ssk, knit 4, k2tog, k1.
p8.
k1, ssk, knit 2, k2tog, k1.
p6.
k1, ssk, k2tog, k1.
p4.
Cast off and make two of these

For the bunny’s inner ear
Using pink color yarn cast on 14 stitches and make 26 rows of stockinette stitch i.e., k14,p14
The make the decreases

k1, ssk, knit 8, k2tog, k1
p12
k1, ssk, knit 6, k2tog, k1
p10
k1, ssk, knit 4, k2tog, k1
p8
k1, ssk, knit 2, k2tog, k1
p6
k1, ssk, k2tog, k1
p4
Cast off and make two of these

Place the white part and pink part with the right side facing one another and sew around. These pictures should give you an idea as to how its done.

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Ta da! now that you have the two ears, fold it and sew it to the beanie.

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Knit baby boots

Hello! I fell in love with these cookie style boots the moment I saw them and made one for my little bubby. At that time I only had four ply yarn in hand and the pattern called for a chunkier wool. So I made up my own counts and here they are. I wouldn’t say they were perfect looking but still looked cute enough.

KNITTING CAST-ON & STITCHES
Small Patch: Cast On 12 Stitches, Knit 46 Rows
Long Patch: Cast On 54 Stitches, Knit 20 Rows

There’s a video on YouTube which should help you with attaching these two patches together to make these boots.

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Bananas in pajamas amigurumi – Free pattern

Hello there, don’t you worry I’m not getting ahead of myself making toys from ABC shows for the baby already. This one’s a gift for a cute little girl who loves bananas in pajamas. For the first time, I’ve used knitting in amigurumi and I’m pretty pleased with myself with the way it has turned out. The pattern may not be ideally how a knit pattern is written, please bear with me and let me know if there are ways to improve it while I’m still teaching myself to knit.

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Starting with the brown colored yarn,

Round 1: Magic circle, 8 sc
Round 2: [sc in the next 2 sc, dec ] * 2 times. (6)
Changing to yellow colored yarn,
Round 3: sc around. (6)
Round 4: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 5: sc in each sc around.
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Round 7:
Round 8: 2sc in the first sc, sc in the next 5sc. Repeat. (14)
Round 9: sc in each sc around. (14)
Round 10: 2sc in the first sc, sc in the next 6sc. Repeat. (16)
Round 11: sc in each sc around. (16)
Round 12: sc in each sc around. (16)

The pajamas are knitted as I’m unsure how to make neat vertical striped ones in crochet

Note: Each row is two knit rows in the same colour making a garter stitch
Note: In order to seamlessly change colors, I’ve followed the method clearly explained in the video.
Row 1. Cast on 15 stitches in blue, knit 15 stitches using blue
Row 2-6. Knit 5 rows of garter stitch alternating between white and blue yarn
In the last row, Cast off 9 stitches, knit remaining 6 stitches in white
Row 7. Knit 6, cast on 9 stitches in blue, knit 15 stiches
Row 8-18. Knit 10 rows of garter stitch alternating between white and blue yarn In the last row, Cast off 9 stitches, knit remaining 6 stitches in white
Row 19. Knit 6, cast on 9 stitches in blue, knit 15 stiches
Row 20-25. Knit 5 rows of garter stitch alternating between white and blue yarn
In the last row, Cast off all the stitches in white and finish.

Pajama shirt:

Note: Each row is two knit rows in the same colour making a garter stitch
Row 1. Cast on 12 stitches in blue, knit 15 stitches using blue
Row 2-6. Knit 5 rows of garter stitch alternating between white and blue yarn
In the last row, Knit 8, cast off 3 stitches, knit remaining 1 stitch in white
Row 7. Knit 1, cast on 3 stitches in blue, knit 8 stitches, knit 12
Row 8-20. Knit 12 rows of garter stitch alternating between white and blue yarn In the last row, Knit 8, cast off 3 stitches, knit remaining 1 stitch in white
Row 21. Knit 1, cast on 3 stitches in blue, knit 8 stitches, knit 12
Row 22-27. Knit 5 rows of garter stitch alternating between white and blue yarn
In the last row, Cast off all the stitches in white and finish.

Sleeves:
6 rows of alternating white and blue in garter stitch with 10 stitches. Attach the sleeves to the shirt, hope the picture gives you a better idea as to how its done. I’ve used a piece of stretchy white fabric and sewed it to make crisp collar thereby hiding the crooked edges.

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Arms

Round 1: Magic circle, 6 sc in it.
Round 2: [sc, sc, 2sc] * 2 times. (8)

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Knit newborn sweater

Hello everybody!

How are you all doing? Lets make this post an official announcement, a major life update that I’m soon going to be a mum. I’m expecting my first child this July and the only thing that has got me excited about my due date falling during

the Victorian winter is that I can make cute woolen stuff for the baby. So here’s one of the many things I’ve made, its from a free pattern I found on Ravelry called the Baby sophisticate. You very well know that I’m no experienced knitter and if I could make something by just following the pattern I’m sure you can too. 🙂

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Baby’s first sweater

First knit.

A big hello to the world of knits,
Although my blog tag line claims it also includes knit projects, I have to admit I just got time to finally teach myself to knit. I had to add it in the description because I was somehow going to knit and that right there on top would motivate me. Youtube has been my mentor and I’m more than thankful to the helpful soul who put this video up there. It took me a week to learn to cast on without tugging at the yarn and to knit. And finally, I’ve successfully made my first ever knit dishcloth.  Although  the project fulfilled the longing of my old soul, it didn’t do much good to my arms. It hurt bad, probably I was holding the needles wrong or something. I would love to get better at it soon. Crochet is a lot more forgiving, I can easily make changes if I did go wrong some places without any traces of corrections. However, I still have a lot more to learn about knitting and work through its tips and tricks.