Bunny Boy

I chain stitched the “B” - or slip-stitch as I used a hook. Also added a chin strap as per request of Bunny Boy. Also extended the back of the helmet as far as the supply of blue yarn would allow. Nice and stretchy - it fits just about everyone from 4 to 14 years. Many requests to make more.

bright rolled brim hat

Cable cast on 77 sts on a small circular needle. Knit Run out of yarn, change colour and knit some more. Repeat last step as you like. (K9, K2 tog) to end K next round (K8, K2 tog) to end K next round (K7, K2 tog) you get the idea? You need to change to double points, or do the magic loop thing along the way… until you get down to K2 tog to end, then break and gather up stitches tightly, weave in loose ends.

Rose Of China

Looking for a pattern with a five petalled rose. Also pining for a hat I knitted and can’t find anymore - happens a lot around here. We dropped by Bendigo Woollen Mills on the way to the Christus rex Pilgrimage and bought lots of bits from the remnants baskets. I have about 137g of Russet Rustic 8ply (I think). Hopefully it will cover most of the hat. There’s also some green in case I run out.

Last minute Winter Magic fodder

Mystery ball of yarn, cast on till the circular needle is covered, knit till it looks fair enough, decrease at 8 points every second round or so, a couple of rows i-cord on 4 sts, and VOILA a very cute hat!

Parasaurolophus Mark II

The old Parasaurolophus hat has gone missing so the cold weather prompted a replacement. The dark blue wool is a superwash crepe wool which tends to flop, so it seems less parasaurolophish than the old hat which was probably all acrylic. Keeps your ears warm. I followed the directions for this one - 4sts/inch. It looks comfortably big on the boys and snug on the grown-ups. The little bobble on the end is cute - but the colour scheme on this one seems so sensible.

Chunky cabled cap

I was hoping this one would fit me with the extra repeat, but in this house its sure to fit someone. Bigger needles next time!

Parasaurolophus hat

I used a mystery yarn - probably acrylic - hoping to get the hang of it to make another better one in the future, but now I’ve lost my copy of Knitter’s Almanac so on to other things. Dear son loves it as it looks like the crest of one of his favourite dinosaurs.