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Introducing Florian Pattern and How it Can Help Relief Efforts

Worked from the bottom up in a simple romantic, lace pattern, Florian is reminiscent of a hat that Shakespeare’s Juliet would wear as she walked the roads of Verona.  Just as her ardent love adorns her very being, Florian is accented by a red, knitted flower which is hand-sewn on the hat.  You can also wear the hat plainly, if so desired.  Florian is well suited for the enchanting, chilly spring nights when you step out to meet up with your very own “Romeo.”

Difficulty:

Intermediate to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

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

Yardage:

Main Color: 59 yd (54 m)

Flower: 4 yd (3.5 m)

Needles:

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

Notions:

Stitch markers; row counter (optional); tapestry needle.

Size:

Approximately 21” (53 cm) and stretches to 24” (61 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, yo, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns, a little sewing.

In the wake of one of the strongest earthquakes in history, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of Florian will go to charities aiding in the disaster relief efforts in Japan.  To purchase Florian Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

Donations toward the disaster relief efforts in Japan have ended.  Florian pattern price has been adjusted.

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Pattern Preview–Florian Hat

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Montana Hat and a Special Limited Time Offer

When the land lubber in you longs to escape to the mountains where a log cabin hideout awaits, let this two-toned Montana Hat take you there with reckless abandonment.  Ribbing throughout the dark lower half forms repeating congruent angles at the lighter part of the hat suggesting snow-capped peaks where the air is fresh and crisp.

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:

Color A= 31 yd (28 m)

Color B= 22 yd (20 m)

Needles:

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

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 21” (53 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference.  8″ (20 cm) deep.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, knitting through back loop, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

For a limited time, the Montana Hat pattern is available at a special offer price of $3.00– thats $1.00 off the original price.  This offer expires on March 4, 2011.  To purchase Montana Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

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Jordan Pattern Offer Expiring Soon

No other hat or design, for that matter, has inspired so many hits or visitors to this blog (over 4,000) and pattern orders than the Jordan hat that was posted about here.  So it is only fitting to remind our readers that the special offer for this pattern will expire on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 after which the price will go back to its original cost of $4.00.  Many new designs are under way, so I encourage one and all to come back often or better yet subscribe to this blog to be informed of these as well as limited time offers.

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Cool Weather Knitting: Watch Cap (free pattern)

September marks the end of warmer days and the beginning of chilly nights.  As we bring our heavy clothing out from storage , we similarly put aside our lace-weights, place thicker yarns on our needles and frantically work on clothing and accessories to keep us and our loved ones warm and cozy.  The first of these items which is something that gets a lot of use until about early and maybe late spring is a watch cap.  There are a lot of versions online– and I have a couple that use a super bulky weight yarn which takes no time  to knit at all.  One watch cap has a folded brim and the other version doesn’t.  Best of all, both versions are free!  I’ve posted the pattern below both in text and PDF format.

THICK AND QUICK WATCH CAP IN TWO WAYS (Click link for PDF format)

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

MATERIALS:

1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (Super Bulky Weight) yarn

2 sets US 13 (9 mm) circular needles, 16 inches

1 US 11 circular needles, 16 inches

Stitch Marker

Tape Measure

Row Counter (optional)

Crochet Hook (any size) for weaving ends in

GAUGE:

9 sts x 12 r = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch on US 13.

PATTERN:

With #11 needles, CO 45 sts.  Join ends being careful not to twist stitches.  Place marker at the beg of rounds.

Work k2p1 rib for 2 inches.  For folded brim, continue k2p1 rib until 4 ½ inches.

Change to #13 needles and work stockinette (K all rounds) st until 5 ½-6 inches from beg.

Then work dec. as follows, using the second circular needle as necessary:

Round 1: *K7, k2tog; rep fr * to end.

Round 2: *K6, k2tog; rep fr * to end.

Round 3: *K5, k2tog; rep fr * to end.

Round 4: *K4, k2tog; rep fr * to end.

Round 5: *K3, k2tog; rep fr * to end.

Round 6: *K2, k2tog; rep fr * to end.

Round 7: *K, k2tog; rep fr * to end.

Round 8: K2tog to end. (5 sts remaining)

Leaving a 5-inch tail, break yarn.  With crochet hook, pull tail through the loops.  Pull tightly.

Weave all ends in on the wrong side.

This pattern and the entire contents therein are subject to copyright.  Using this pattern other than for personal, non-profit purpose is strictly forbidden by law.  It is not to be used in any publication nor reproduced in any format without the written permission of the copyright holder.  For pattern support or for any questions, please contact LittleSweetKnittings@gmail.com.

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