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Lou Lou Headband - Free Pattern!

When we did family photos a few weeks ago, in addition to making Lou a cute Owlet sweater, I whipped up a little headband for her at the last minute. This super easy crocheted headband took no more than 15 minutes, and can be sized for anyone from newborns to adults!

YARN 20 yards of Lion Brand Wool Ease (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 197y / 180m per 85g)

HOOK size US I/9 5.5mm hook

NOTIONS darning needle

GAUGE 3 sts x 2 rows = 1" in stitch pattern

SIZES newborn (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-4 years, 5-10 years, teen, adult)

ABBREVIATIONS ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
rnd = round
st/s = stitch/es


DIRECTIONS CH 7.
Rnd 1: HDC 2 ch from hook. HDC in rest of chs. You should have 5 HDC sts
Rnd 2: Ch 2. HDC in each st across.


Repeat rnd 2 until piece measures 14 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23)" from edge.

Cut yarn, leaving a 6" tail.


Tie a knot in the middle of the headband. You can tie this as loosely or as tight as you want (I tied mine somewhat loosely, s…

The Simple Slouch Is Taking Over The Internet!

Over the last couple of days, the Simple Slouch Hat pattern (available free here) has been making its way around the internet lately. First there was a mention in a Buzzfeed post, and then this morning I saw that it was shared on Vogue Knitting's Facebook page!

This hat has always been a favorite for me to use when teaching people to knit - if you cast on using a Knit-On cast on (rather than my standard long tail cast on) you only need to learn to knit and then knit two together, and you're knitting a hat!

I love seeing it pop up on Instagram randomly, as someone discovers just how fun it is to cast on and then knit and knit and knit, and suddenly you have a hat!

This hat was actually featured in a Norweigan film in 2012, which was super amazing and cool!

I forget for months just how much I love to make this hat, and just how much both men and women, kids and adults, love to wear this hat. And whenever I look at the pattern page, or the photo above, I'm reminded that I sh…

Bailey Hat

Meet the Bailey Hat! This extra textured hat is the perfect ribbed-looking hat. Just the right amount of slouch and stretch ensure it will fit everyone perfectly, keeping ears warm all winter long!

YARN
1 skein Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (50% acrylic, 50% wool; 90y / 82m per 127g)

NEEDLES
US 11 / 8.0 mm 16” circular needle
US 15 / 10.0 mm 16” circular needle
US 15 / 10.00 mm double pointed needles

NOTIONS Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Marker

GAUGE
8 sts x 12 rows = 4” in stockinette

SIZES
baby (child, adult) = 15 (18, 22)” unstretched

BUY THE PATTERN HERE

Alex Hat

Chunky and slouchy, this hat fits just about everyone from kids through adults, and is a stylish option to keep your ears warm as the weather turns colder.


YARN
1 skein Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (50% acrylic, 50% wool; 90y / 82m per 127g)


NEEDLES
US 11 / 8.0 mm 16” circular needle
US 15 / 10.0 mm 16” circular needle
US 15 / 10.00 mm double pointed needles


NOTIONS Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Marker


GAUGE 8 sts x 12 rows = 4" in stockinette

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 15” circumference, 11” from brim to top


BUY THE PATTERN HERE

Holbrook Hat

I'm super excited to share this fun new pattern today! The Holbrook Hat is made using super bulky yarn, which means you can get this hat done in an evening! I've been whipping Holbrook Hats off my needles all weekend long, and have a few ready to donate already! There's also a bright red one ready for me to wear to the next Husker game, as well!

This hat pattern costs just $1.99 to purchase, and I promise it's worth the money - addictive, fast off the needles, and easy enough for beginner hat makers to work up! As an added bonus, the Holbrook Hat fits just about everyone you know, from toddlers through to adults!

YARN  1 skein Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (50% acrylic, 50% wool; 90y / 82m per 127g)

NEEDLES  US 15 / 10.0 mm 16” circular needle

NOTIONS  Darning needle for weaving in ends
Stitch Marker

GAUGE  2.5 sts x 3 rows = 1" in rib pattern

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS  15” circumference, 11” from brim to top

See the Ravelry Page for more information.