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Leslie Hat Pattern and a Free* Pattern Offer

If you’re stylish and chic and want to let everyone know about it, the Leslie Hat’s for you.  It’s the latest of the super bulky, seamless hat from Little Sweet Knittings Designs.  Just as the button was originally used for embellishing a garment, Leslie has a lone accent button to please the eyes.  The hat itself is worked in two methods: knit flat to create a flap and finished in the round.  It’s overall pattern remains simple in such a way that it complements the button accent.  Instructions are written and with  charted stitch pattern.

Difficulty:

Beginner to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

80 yd (73 m)

Needles:

US 11 (8 mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Size:

Approximately 20” (51 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, knitting through back loop, increasing (make 1), decreasing (knit 2 stitches together), knitting in the round, knitting with dpns and flat knittiing, a little sewing.

To purchase Leslie Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

And for our readers a special offer, any hat pattern for free– *with the purchase of $7 or more from our shop.  This offer will expire on January 7, 2011, so you might want to take advantage of this limited time offer.

©2010 Mylyne De Jesus/Little Sweet Knittings Designs.  All rights reserved.

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Leslie Hat Pattern Preview and Viva Las Vegas!

As promised at the previous post, I’d like to share one of the things I’ve been working on lately.  The pattern for Leslie is still on the works, but that and its details will be released soon.

 

It’s refreshing to see so many sights.  I feel like a kid in a candy store only the pictures below taken at Las Vegas’ newest attraction, The Cosmopolitan, are more for the eyes.

Then there are a couple of knitter’s eye candy that I had to indulge myself with at Gail’s Knits:

 

All in all, it was a very fruitful trip, but as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz chanted, “There’s no place like home.” 🙂

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Buttons for Embellishing

I can’t wait to show you what I did with one of these babies.  Stay tuned for the next post.  How’s that for a cliff hanger?  🙂

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