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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!

 

Gargantuan Scarf

Gargantuan Scarf

Gargantuan scarf free infinity scarf knitting pattern

I’ve been having a lot of fun with super bulky yarn lately. I wanted to find a way to knit a huge scarf without spending $100 on yarn. So I bought myself a pair of size 50 (25mm) knitting needles and got to work! I realized that if I held 2 strands of super-bulky yarn together, I could achieve the same effect as those beautiful Loopy Mango chunky knits.

Free super chunky infinity scarf knitting pattern

I would love to get me some Loopy Mango yarn, don’t get me wrong. But after the holidays I decided that it wasn’t the right time to splurge. So for my first project, I used 2 strands of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick N Quick held together. It was a great substitute, though I have a feeling I’ll be trying out some more luxurious yarns on these huge needles soon.

You can order the needles on Amazon, and have them at your door in 2 days, which gives you enough time to finish whatever’s currently on your needles, and start this amazingly huge scarf! The cost of yarn for me was only about $16. A pretty good deal I think! So are you ready to begin? Cause I’m already knitting this baby in gray!

What you Need:

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n’ Quick 212 yards (2 skeins)

Us Size 50 (25mm) Knitting Needles

Yarn Needle for weaving in ends, and sewing seams

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is made by using 2 strands of super bulky yarn held together.

Gauge:

4 sts. & 4.5 rows = 4” in stockinette st.

Abbreviations:

Co: Cast on

K – Knit

P – Purl

Bo: Bind off

Begin Pattern:

With 2 strands of Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick yarn held together, cast on 16 stitches. Knit the stitches that are cast on together as 1 stitch, holding the 2 strands together throughout the pattern.

Row 1: Knit all sts.

Row 2: Purl all sts.

When your scarf reaches 52 inches long, Bo. Using yarn needle, fold scarf in half and sew seam together.

Enjoy!

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Free knitting pattern for super chunky infinity scarf using giant knitting needles

Free scarf pattern

 

Free Pattern: Textured Knit Purl Cowl

Free Pattern: Textured Knit Purl Cowl

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As you’ve probably guessed, I’ve been going through a little bit of a cowl phase. I love how easy and quick it is to knit up a 1 skein cowl. So I may have gotten a little carried away, but here’s another one. I bought 3 50g. skeins of Karabella Margrite Bulky yarn on ebay for $18 over a year ago- and I decided it was time to stop hoarding the cashmere! Unfortunately, the yarn I used for this cowl is discontinued, but I recommend replacing it with a soft alpaca blend.

I was overthinking it- afraid to use up “the good yarn”. This cashmere blend yarn is luxurious- it doesn’t need a complicated pattern, just something elegant and simple. This textured cowl is so easy to make, and the pattern is one of the easiest to memorize that I’ve found! I was able to knit and watch TV without messing up once (which is something I’ve never been able to say.)

If you know how to knit in the round, knit, and purl, then you can make this deceptively simple cowl!

What you need:

Yarn:

2 skeins (approx. 230yds / 210m) bulky yarn

Gauge:

4 sts. and 6 rows = 1” in stockinette

Needles/Notions:

Us Size 10 (6.0mm) 16inch (40cm) circular knitting needles

stitch marker

Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:

CO – Cast On

K – Knit

P – Purl

BO – Bind Off

pm – Place Marker

 

Begin Pattern:

CO 120 sts. Join in the round, pm, and begin round 1

 

Round 1:  *[k3, p1, k1, p1] twice, K3; rep. from *

Round 2: k3, p4, k1, p4, k3

 

Rep. rounds 1 & 2 until scarf is about 9 inches (23cm) tall. BO with a stretchy BO. Weave in all ends and enjoy!

 

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