Free Seed Stitch Hat Knitting Pattern

Free Seed Stitch Hat Knitting Pattern

After taking a year off from this blog, it’s with a huge sigh of relief and a new burst of creative energy that I can say that I am back! In the past year, I’ve dedicated my time to starting up a little art studio in my small town, and this blog fell by the wayside as a result. I knew that opening my own brick and mortar business would require all of my time and energy.

My little art studio called Pink Velvet Studio (you can check it out here!) is a space that I created as a way to bring creativity and art into the local community. We host a range of crafting and art classes from children’s clay workshops to wine and paint nights (for the adults of course!). And of course I had to bring my love of knitting into my little art studio too. In January I’m going to be hosting a stitch and bitch event where we will feature a local fiber artist who will be doing a spinning demonstration and selling some of her handmade yarn. If you’re in the Northeast Ohio area, I’d love you to stop by and see us!

So my world has gotten fuller and my knitting needles have been really lonely. But as many of you know, we can’t really leave the needles and hooks alone for long. And it just felt right to come back to this blog in the winter months, where the cold draws me inside and begs me to slow down. For my first post back on the blog, I figured the best pattern to share would be one that I started last year! So here it is, the seed stitch hat. I hope you enjoy the pattern, and I hope you’ll come back again! You can also follow more of my knitting process and adventures on Instagram!

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Seed Stitch Hat

Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Colorway: Grey Marble Heather

Yardage: Approx. 150yards

Gauge: 16 & 16 rows = 4”


 

Needles:

US Size 6 (4.0mm) 16 inch circular needles

US Size 8 (5.0mm) 16 inch circular needles

5 US Size 8 (5.0mm) double pointed needles

Stitch Marker

Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

CO : Cast on

K : Knit

P : Purl

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together

P2tog: Purl 2 stitches together

Pm : Place marker


 

Seed Stitch Pattern:

Round 1: K1, P1

Round 2: P1, K1


Pattern Directions:

With Size 6 circular needles, CO:  71 sts, pm, join in the round. (If you want to make this hat for a child size, make a gauge swatch of the stitch pattern to calculate the number of stitches. Stitches must be an odd number for the seed stitch pattern.)

Work in seed stitch pattern until brim measures 2″

Switch to size 8 needles and work in seed stitch pattern until hat measures 7 inches (17.75cm – 19cm) or desired height

Ending with a round 1, on the last round before you begin the decrease rounds, continue in seed stitch pattern until 2 stitches remain. Then purl the last 2 stitches together.

Decrease Rounds:

***Switch to double pointed needles when stitches become difficult to knit on circular needles.***

Decrease round 1: *K2tog, P2tog, rep. From * to end of round

Decrease round 2: *P1, K1, rep from * to end of round

Decrease round 3: *K2tog, P2tog, rep from * until last st, K last st. to end of round

Decrease round 4: *K1, P1, rep from * to end of round

 

Cut yarn and weave end through remaining loops. Pull tight to secure and weave in ends.

 

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, it’s one of my favorite stitches and I love this hat! It will definitely end up in someone’s stocking this year.

Show me your seed stitch hat! Post a photo on Instagram using hashtag: #margoknits for a chance to be featured on the blog! Thanks for reading!

 

Cora Cowl Cable Knit Infinity Scarf

Cora Cowl Cable Knit Infinity Scarf

Hey hey and happy Thursday! Remember a few weeks back when I posted the Minty Morning Headband? Well what a difference a gauge makes! Today I’m actually going to be using the exact same pattern as the Minty Morning Headband, but with superbulky yarn to make a cowl!

The Cora Cowl features edge cables, and a big beautiful braided cable right in the middle. I love the effect of cabled edges. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. The texture of the yarn is so soft, and the cable pattern is my new go to! The Cora Cowl is knit flat, and seamed. You can make it to any length you want.


What you need to make the Cora Cowl

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick

Yardage: 160-180 yards

Needles:

US Size 13 (9.0mm)

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Cable Needle

Abbreviations:

CO : Cast on

K : Knit

P : Purl

C6F: Cable 6 Front (Slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, and hold in front. Knit 3 from needles, then knit 3 from cable needle).

C6B: Cable 6 Back (Slip 3 stitches onto cable needle, and hold in back. Knit 3 from needles, then knit 3 from cable needle).

Gauge: 18sts. & 12 rows = 4” in cable pattern

You will work the following 8 row repeat stitch pattern until your scarf reaches 43 inches, or your desired length.


 

Begin Pattern:

Using US Size 13 (9.0mm) knitting needlles, CO. 28sts.

Row 1, 5: K6, P4, K8, P4, K6

Row 2, 4, 6, 8 : P6, K4, P8, K4, P6

Row 3: C6B, P4,  K2, C6F, P4, C6F

Row 7: C6B, P4,  C6B, K2, P4, C6F

Repeat rows 1-8 until scarf measures 43 inches (109cm)

Cut yarn, leaving about a 14” tail. Fold scarf in half, sew seams together with tail. Weave in all ends. Block if needed. Enjoy!

And if you love free knitting patterns, check out AllFreeKnitting.com!

Minty Morning Headband

Minty Morning Headband


FREE headband knitting pattern!

Gosh I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted a new knitting pattern! But I’m back at it and what I wanted to share with you was this simple, satisfying pattern that you can finish in an evening! The Minty morning headband features cabled edges, and a middle braided cable.

I only had a little bit of this colorway in Vanna’s Choice yarn left, so I knew I wanted to make something small. If you’re up for a quick, fun, fashionable project, let’s get started!

Begin Pattern:

Using US Size 9 knitting needlles, CO. 28sts.

Row 1, 5: K6, P4, K8, P4, K6

Row 2, 4, 6, 8 : P6, K4, P8, K4, P6

Row 3: C6B, P4,  K2, C6F, P4, C6F

Row 7: C6B, P4,  C6B, K2, P4, C6F

Repeat pattern until headband measures about 17-19 inches, bind off, and sew seam. Enjoy!

And… If you’re looking for more patterns- I’ve just added a new hat pattern to my shop:

The Dottie Hat

The Dottie Hat features a light worsted yarn in a diagonal lace pattern. It’s comfy, cute, and perfect for transitioning into (or out of) winter!

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View the pattern on Ravelry

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Wham Bam Thank You Lamb!

Wham Bam Thank You Lamb!

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Or in this case, alpaca! I knitted up this asymmetrical cowl in an evening of T.V. watching, and man do I love it. The free pattern is a really simple one, and I modified it a little bit by using K1 P1 ribbing instead of Garter stitch. Some nights making up an entire pattern on my own takes too much brain power, so I like to let another designer do the thinking for me.

I grabbed this awesome pattern by Susan Chang on Ravelry, and it only took a couple hours. I wasn’t watching the clock but I’m pretty sure by the end of 2 episodes of The Walking Dead I was done.

All you need to make this cowl is some super bulky yarn ( I used Yarn Bee Effortless Superbulky, which is a nice Alpaca Acrylic blend that you can find at Hobby Lobby), some size US13 (9.0mm) knitting needles, and a yarn needle for weaving ends and sewing the asymmetrical seam. This pattern didn’t even use up the entire skein. In fact I could probably get another one out of it!


Check out the pattern here on Ravelry, and to make my modified version simply work in K1, P1 ribbing and always slip the last 1st st. of the row. I also seamed it a bit differently, more in the middle as you can see in the last photo.

 

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Winter Seeds : Free Seed Stitch Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern

Winter Seeds : Free Seed Stitch Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern

free seed stitch infinity scarf pattern

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Happy September! Who’s ready for fall yet? I’ll admit, after a year in the Caribbean, I’m excited to break out my jeans, boots, and of course, my yarn! I knitted this infinity scarf in Belize, awaiting the day when I’d actually be able to wear it. Unfortunately, that day has not come as it is 95 degrees here in Ohio. I’m in no rush to say goodbye to the sun, but I am ready to say hello to my cowls!

This is a really simple pattern, and great for beginners. What I love most about my pattern is the yarn. The mint green and gray colorway from Nerd Girl Yarns was so amazing I bought 5 skeins so…. matching hat to come? I think so. Ok, onto the knitting!

 

Please note: This pattern is available to view on the blog for free, if you would like a printable version, it is available for purchase in my Ravelry shop.

Seed Stitch Cowl

What you’ll need:

Yarn:

3 skeins (approx. 384yds / 351m) bulky yarn (I am using hand-dyed yarn from NerdGirlYarns.com, colorway: Eyes bright, chins up, smiles on)



Gauge:

4 sts. and 6 rows = 1” in seed stitch

Needles/Notions:

Us Size 10.5 (6.0mm) 24” (60cm) circular knitting needles

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:

CO – Cast On

K – Knit

P – Purl

BO – Bind Off

Begin Pattern:

CO 160 sts.

Join in the round and begin round 1.

Round 1: *K1, P1, rep. from * to end of round

Round 2: *P1, K1, rep. from * to end of round

 

Repeat roundss 1 & 2 until scarf width measures 12″ (30cm). Bind off and stay warm! I love a good seed stitch infinity scarf, don’t you? (Beware- your friends will want one too!)

 

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