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Saturday, December 20, 2014

eBook: Bohohats Volume 2

The sequel is finally here! This stunning selection of 8 original designs is now available in one handy book. Create hats with fair isle, cables or lacework! Patterns are clearly laid out and easy to follow. Enjoy the gorgeous photography and scenery while learning some new skills. 

This eBook is 48 pages and arrives to you via email in PDF format within 24 hours of payment. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, edits or suggestions:


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hydra Cowl

This cowl-shawl hybrid is knit with fingering weight yarn and is a great way to show off a precious sock yarn. The lacey pattern is pretty and easy to memorize. It’s as practical as it is gorgeous and will quickly become a favourite!

This cowl is knit in one piece from the bottom to the top with a simply crocheted fringe worked in a contrasting colour. It buttons at the sides to ensure it doesn’t slip down and keeps you nice and warm. This shawl has one size.

This is a 6-page PDF pattern, $5 CAD
The pattern is emailed to you within 24 hours.

Skill Level: Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
Skills: knit, purl, YO, K3tog, sssk, basic crochet: ch, sc

Sizes: one size
Gauge: approx 26 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm in St st on 3 mm as given on Madelinetosh Tosh Sock ball band

approx 28 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm in Hydra Patt on 3 mm

Yarn: fingering wool + fingering cotton
Suggested Brand: 1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh Sock (100% merino; 361 m per 100 g): shown in colour Baltic (blue)
OR 1 skein Malabrigo Sock (100% merino; 402 m per 100 g): shown in colour 862 Piedras
+ 1 ball Katia Mississippi 3 (60% cotton, 40% acrylic; 210 m per 50 g): shown in colour 757

Needles: 3 mm 80 cm circular
3 mm crochet hook
or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook; stitch marker; 2 buttons approx
3-4 cm

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sea Monkey Baby Hat

This hat is a favourite baby gift and knits up really quickly (for those last-minute gifts). Cotton is nice and soft for babies, plus the little ears are just so darn adorable. 
The pattern features three different sizes and three brim styles. It is constructed from the bottom up on circular needles.

Skill Level: Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
Skills: knit, purl, grafting/Kitchener stitch (optional)

Sizes: newborn; 0-6 mos; 6-12 mos
Gauge: 18 sts and 28 rows per 4" on 5 mm in st st (20 sts = 4" on
4.5 mm as given on ball band)

Yarn: 50 g, 90 yds (82 m) worsted weight cotton (dishcloth cotton is perfect!)
Suggested Brand: 1 ball Sugar n’ Cream cotton

Needles: 5 mm 16" circular; 5 mm dpns (for grafting - optional) or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook; 1 stitch marker


CO 52 (60, 68) sts, join in the round being careful not to twist sts. Pm for beg of rnd.
Work either Brim 1, 2, or 3.

Brim 1: (roll) Knit in St st for 6 rows.
Brim 2: (rib) K2, P2, repeat to end of row; repeat this row 3 times more.
Brim 3: (garter, shown in blue) Knit 1 row, purl one row; repeat these two rows two times more.

All styles:
Change to St st and knit until hat measures 5-5.5-6" from CO (if you are making the roll brim style, measure from the bottom of the roll and not the CO edge). It may seem tall for a baby hat, but it will shorten after you make the ears.

Finishing: You can either BO all your sts and then sew up the top with a darning needle, or graft (kitchener st) your sts together. Do not cut yarn.

Ears: Once the top is closed up, insert your needle from the inside about 1.5 inches from the top corner and pull through. Wrap the yarn tightly around the corner a few times; fluff out the ear and give it a few tugs until it is the shape you desire, then tie off and weave in the ends. For the second ear, cut a length of yarn and attach it 1.5" from the top corner and repeat the rest of the instructions.

Notes and Tips:

• After tying off the ears, use your needle or crochet hook to pull the ends into the ear itself and then trim; this way you don't need to worry about weaving inthe ends, but make sure your knots are secure.
• If you choose to graft the top together, be sure to change to dpns first.