Cowls/Scarves, Hat

Here Kitty Kitty

My Daughter is not shy about asking me to make her new things. In fact she asks for things so frequently that I wait until she asks for it several times so she doesn’t change her mind about it before I’m done.


She has been asking for this tabby cat scarf for several months. I had some extra yarn left so I made her another kit cat hat to match. I still have about 1/4 of each ball of yarn left so she just might get a pair of matching mittens too. Daughter knows that she’s getting the matching scarf and hat and has even tried them on. Mean old Mom wrapped them up as Christmas gifts thou… That is a parental right… RIGHT???

I hope that you all have a great weekend. We will be celebrating one of our many Christmases this weekend. I am looking forward to watching the kids interact with each other and of coarse the FOOD!!! I hope that every one enjoys their hand made gifts too!


Christmas, Cowls/Scarves, Handmade Gifts, Hat, Tutorials


I designed this scarf to go along with some yarn that I recently dyed. I wanted something Christmas themed but I didn’t want to wear a really hot bulky scarf while attending Christmas parties.


my project notes


With US size 5 (3.75 mm) knitting needles and fingering weight yarn cast on 47 sts

Set Up Row: knit across

Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit
Row 3: *knit 2 tog, yo,* rep from * to last 2sts – k1, k1
Row 4: knit
Row 5: knit
Row 6: knit
Row 7: * k1, yo 6 times * rep from * to last 1 st – k1
Row 8: knit

Continue until you run out of yarn ending with row 5. Bind off loosely.

Add fringe if desired…

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You can find a tutorial for the hat here


Christmas, Handmade Gifts, Hat

Reversible Lined Christmas Sockhead Hat

A few days ago when we were having some snowy weather. I decided that I wanted to knit a hat. Not just any hat would do. I wanted to use some of my hand dyed yarn and I wanted it to have double the thickness since I was using a fingering weight yarn. I settled on the Sock Head Hat pattern with modifications which are listed below.

Lined Sock Head



I knit the hat cuff according to the directions on size 2 circular needles. After finishing the last row of the cuff directions I knit in the front and back of every stitch. Then I went around and placed the first stitch of every “knit in front and back stitch” on a set of size 3 circular needles. These are the stitches that look like knit stitches. I slipped the second of those stitches (the ones that look like purl stitches) to the other end of the size 2 circular needle.

I then flipped the hat inside out so that I could start knitting the inside of the hat according to directions. These are the “purl” stitches on the size 2 needle.

When I finished knitting the inside of the hat I flipped the hat back to its original side before continuing to knit the stitches on the size 3 needles. I knit the outside of the hat about 1/4 of an inch longer than the inside. I also knit the outside of the hat on larger needles so that it knit up slightly larger than the inside.

When you are done you will have a hat that is lined and reversible.

To be continued…

Think matching scarf


Handmade Gifts, Hat

Almost An Achromatize Hat

Here’s another hat to add to my Christmas gift pile.

Almost An Achromatize Hat

It was supposed to look like the Achromatize Hat that I shared last week but I ran out of blue hand dyed yarn so I turned it into a striped hat. I think that it’s really cute even though I didn’t follow the pattern 100%.

Achromatize Hat