Out And About 3

Apr 25, 2014


There’s so much goodness happening around the Internet, I wanted to have a way to share some of it with you each week. Enjoy!

My brother Nick KILLED IT with his review of Hook. Yes, that Hook, which I will never think of the same again.

Purl made me wish I could sew better, thanks to these pillows.

Brooklyn Tweed debuted Wool People 7.

I love it when Rebecca is real about parenting and life and the universe and everything.

Elise de-mystified using affiliate programs, thank all that is good and striped in the world!

I have too much kitchen crap.

The Yarn Harlot threatened a sock, and the sock complied.

Ewe Ewe yarns is hosting a Zigzag Cowl-Along, and it's amazing so far!

Ginormous pom poms!

Out And About 2

Apr 18, 2014


There’s so much goodness happening around the Internet, I wanted to have a way to share some of it with you each week. Enjoy!

Ravelry now offers a bundling option! Check out my first bundle, dedicated to charity hats (of course).

Ysolda's shared some tips for swatching in pattern.

My gal Elise shares her thoughts on starting a podcast. PS - her new podcast is aces!

Some thoughts on indie publishing from Tammy.

I'm glad I'm not the only one with this design process!

Casting on by knitting into the back loop makes such a pretty edge!

Out And About 1

Apr 11, 2014

I'm excited to introduce a new feature to She Makes Hats today - out and about! There's so much goodness happening around the Internet, I wanted to have a way to share some of it with you each week. Enjoy!

Alana of Never Not Knitting shared a free baby sweater pattern - I'm pretty sure Sophie would look gorgeous in this!

Karen asks - does having a yarn stash work?

Oh my .... Jane Richmond is having a "3 for 2" sale!

Love the Zigzag Cowl knit-along happening at Ewe Ewe Yarns right now!

The next hat on my needles is the Trench Hat.

Not knitting - love Sydney's list of toys and apps she's loving for her toddler!

Dodge Street Beanie

Apr 6, 2014

This simple hat is great for knitters of any skill level, and works up fast to make an adorable and whimsical topper for any age!

YARN 

One skein I Love This Yarn! (100% acrylic; 355 yards/325 meters per 198 grams)
Note: You will need between 50 and 100 yards of yarn for this hat.

NEEDLES 

US 9 / 5.5 mm 16" circular needle
TWO size US 9 / 5.5 mm double-pointed needle (for three-needle bind off)

NOTIONS 

Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Marker

GAUGE 

16 sts = 4" in stockinette (row gauge unimportant)

SIZES 

newborn (0-3 months, 3-6 months)

See the Ravelry Page for more information.

Hanscom Park Pixie


The Hanscom Park Pixie will stretch to fit a wide variety of baby heads, making it one of the more versatile hats in a newborn’s wardrobe. Just a few rows of ribbing ensure this hat will stay put, while the stockinette body gives you space to work stripes and patterns if you so desire!

YARN 

Approximately 40 yards worsted weight yarn (used in photo - I Love This Yarn!)

NEEDLES 

Size US 9 / 5.5 mm straight needles
ONE size US 9 / 5.5 mm double-pointed needle

NOTIONS 

Darning needle for weaving in ends.

GAUGE 

16 sts = 4" in stockinette

SIZES 

newborn (0-6 months)

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Midtown Ribbed Pixie


The Midtown Ribbed Pixie will stretch to fit a wide variety of baby heads, making it one of the more versatile hats in a newborn’s wardrobe. All-over ribbing and long ties under the chin help keep this hat in place while keeping little ears warm.

YARN 

Approximately 40 yards worsted weight yarn (used in photo - I Love This Yarn!)

NEEDLES 

Size US 9 / 5.5 mm straight needles

NOTIONS 

Darning needle for weaving in ends.

GAUGE 

16 sts = 4" in stockinette

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Benson Beanie


The Benson Beanie is the perfect no-nonsense hat for your new little one. Just a few quick yards of yarn, some fast and furious ribbing, and quick and simple decreases, and you’ve got a hat that can be worn all day, every day!

YARN 

I Love This Yarn! Solids (100% acrylic; 355 yards / 325 meters per 198 grams)
Feel free to substitute any aran weight (10 ply, 8 wpi) yarn.

Note: You will use between 40 and 80 yards of yarn.

NEEDLES 

US 9 / 5.5 mm double-pointed needles

NOTIONS 

Darning needle for weaving in ends
One button

GAUGE 

16 sts x 20 rows = 4" in stockinette

SIZES 

newborn (0-3 months, 3-6 months)
12 (13, 14)” circumference


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Around Town Hats

I love making hats for new little babies! Whether I’m giving those hats to friends for their new little ones or taking bags of hats to local hospitals, I almost always have a baby hat on my needles.

The Around Town Hats e-book features six hat patterns perfect for little ones from birth to six months! You'll learn how to do a three-needle bind-off, work stripes into hats, and add braided ties to your pixies.

All hats use worsted/aran weight yarn and size 9 needles – no need to carry lots of accessories with you while working these hats.



INDIVIDUAL PATTERNS FEATURED

Benson Beanie
Dodge Street Beanie
Emmerson Beanie
Hanscom Park Pixie
Midtown Ribbed Pixie
Stinson Park Pixie

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