This morning Erin said she would like to knit a Christmas ornament for our tree, we are going to add as many handmade ornamnets as we possibly can to our tree this year and we are in the process of making them now. She sat down with her pencil and paper and we set about designing a pattern. We worked out a design, the decreasing rows and stitches and then and discussed how we would finish it off! What a proud moment for mama that Erie wants to write patterns! Erin asked if I would share our pattern with you, so of course I have and here it is:)
Red and white yarn
Wool needle for sewing up
Ribbon for making your hanging ornament
Fleece for the end of your hat
This pattern is knitted flat with handspun yarn and size 4mm needles.
Cast on 20 stitches in white yarn and knit 4 rows in garter stitch.
Row 5: Change to your red yarn and knit.
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit 5, knit 2 tog, knit 5, knit 2 together, knit 6. (18 stitches)
Row 8 to 11: Knit in stocking stitch (starting with a purl row)
Row 12: Purl 4, purl 2 together, purl 4 purl 2 together, purl 4, purl 2 together. (15 stitches)
Row 13 to 16: Knit in stocking stitch.
Row 17: Knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 3 knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together. ( 12 stitches)
Row 18 to 21: Knit 4 rows in stocking stitch
Row 22: Purl 2, purl 2 together, purl 2, purl 2 togther, purl 2, purl 2 together. (9 stitches)
Row 23 to 26: Knit 4 rows in stocking stitches.
Row 27: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1 knit 2 together. (6 stitches)
Row 28 to 31: Knit 4 rows in stocking stitch.
Row 32: Purl 2 together, purl 2 together, purl 2 together. (3 stitches)
Row 33: Knit 1, knit 2 together.
Row 34: Purl 2 together.
Sew up on wrong side.
Turn onto the right side and attach your ribbon.
Sew on a little tuft of fleece on the end of you hat, bend the top of your hat over and attach to the side of your hat and you are done!
Linda and Erin
Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.