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Santa Christmas Hat Pattern and Creative Friday

I’ve been working on a little Santa Hat pattern this morning, it’s a very versatile little hat and can be used as a hanging decoration on your tree, a name tag or place tag at the Christmas table. It knits up in no time at all!

Here is the pattern:

Santa Christmas Hat Pattern©

Materials:

Dk red merino yarn oddments

Dk white merino yarn oddments

Brushed mohair oddments

3.5 mm circular needles

Sewing needle

 

Pattern:

Notes:

When you change the colours of the yarn for the stripes, make sure you carry the yarns up the beginning inside area of the row by twisting them so that when you need to change colours, they will be there to knit with.

Cast on 20 stitches and join for knitting in the round.

Rounds 1-4: Knit 4 rounds of stocking stitch in brushed white mohair for the fluffy rim of the hat (knit a round then purl a round and repeat both again)

Rounds 5-8: Join the red yarn and knit 4 rounds in red.

Round 9-12: Tie on the beige merino yarn and knit carrying the red yarn up each round. Remember to carry the red yarn up the inside of the hat by twisting it around the beige each time you reach the end of the round and visa-versa with the other rounds.

Round 13: Knit (red)

Round 14: (Knit 1, knit 2 tog) across the round, knit 2 on the end (14 stitches) red

Round 15: Knit, red

Round 16: (Knit 1, knit 2 tog) across  the round, knit 2 on the end (10 stitches) red

Round 17: Knit, red

Round 18: Knit in beige yarn.

Round 19: Knit 1, knit 2 tog, knit 2, knit 1, knit 2 tog, knit 2. (8 stitches)beige

Round 20: Knit, beige

Round 21: Knit, beige

Round 22: Knit, red

Round 23: Knit 1, knit 2 tog, knit 1, knit 1, knit 2 tog, knit 1 (6 stitches)red

Round 24: Knit1, knit 2 tog, knit 1, knit 2 tog (4 stitches)red

Round 25: Knit 2 tog, knit 2 tog (2 stitches)red

Bind off by cutting the yarn and threading it onto a needle, thread the needle through the 2 remaining stitches, pull tight.

Sew in all ends, I used two of the strands from sewing up and tied them into a bow on the top of the hat.

Happy knitting!

Welcome to Creative Friday

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and their beautiful links:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday. To join the group, please go here.

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

Have a wonderful day,
xo
Linda

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Creative Friday and an Autumn Sewing Needle Saver Tutorial

Welcome to Creative Friday.

Today I am posting a craft that I shared on Rhythm of the Home online Magazine previously. It is for a knitted needle saver with an autumn theme. It could be any theme really, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter etc… just change the colours and the felt motif on the front and there you go.

 

Materials:

DK Merino yarn, I have used a naturally dyed yarn that has been dyed with Peach Bracket Mushrooms.

4mm straight knitting needles.

Wool sewing needle

Embroidery needle

Scissors

Material

Felt

Pinking Shears

 

Pattern:

Cast on 30 stitches.

Knit 5 rows of garter stitch.

Row 6: Knit 5 stitches, purl 20 stitches, knit 5 stitches.

Row 7: Knit

Alternate rows 6 and 7 twelve times finishing on a purl row.

Knit 5 rows of garter stitch.

Cast off

Sew in all the ends with a wool needle.

 

 If you would like to make your folder lie flat, just block it on a piece of felt. To block, dampen and pin into position and allow to dry.

Cut a piece of cotton material with a pinking shears to fit just inside of your knitted cover. Cut it slightly smaller.

Sew the liner onto the knitted cover with thread.

 

Cut a piece of yellow felt to stitch into your sewing book. Sew along the left side to secure into the sewing book.

 

Draw an Oak Leaf onto a piece of yellow felt and cut it out. Sew along the main vein of the leaf with dark cotton.

 

Sew the Oak Leaf onto the front of the needle book cover.

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and posts their links to their amazing work:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

 

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.blogspot.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

 

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday.

 

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

 

Have a wonderful day,

xo

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Autumn Oak Leaf Knitting Pattern

Happy Sunday everyone:) As promised, here is my pattern for a knitted Autumn English Oak Leaf. This was really an enjoyable pattern to design. They are knitted flat and so quick to knit up:) I think they are perfect for place holders at weddings or functions, lovely to adorn nature tables, for story telling or play or even just a bowl full of these leaves on your dining room table would look wonderful…

Materials Needed:

Yarn in lovely Autumn tones.
Knitting needles.
Wool needle for sewing up.
Double pointed needles.

Abbreviations:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Knit 2 together – k 2 tog
Knit into front and back – knit into f & b (increase)

Pattern:

I knitted these leaves in a handspun Merino yarn with size 4mm needles.
Cast on 3 stitches
Knit 2 rows.
Row 3: Knit in to the front and back of the first stitch, purl 1, knit into the f & b of the last stitch (5 stitches)
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Knit into f&b of first stitch, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit into f & b of last stitch. (7 stitches)
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: K f & b first stitch, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit into f & b of last stitch. (9 stitches)
Row 8: Knit.
Row 9: Knit 2 tog, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit 2 together. (7 stitches)
Row 10: Knit.
Row 11: Knit 2 together, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit 2 together. (5 stitches)
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: Knit into f&b of first stitch, Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit into f & b of last stitch. (7 stitches)
Row 14: Knit.
Row 15: Knit into f & b of first stitch, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit into f & b of last stitch. ( 9 stitches)
Row 16: Knit.
Row 17: Knit into f & b of first stitch, knit 3, purl 1, knit 3, knit into f & b of last stitch. (11 stitches)
Row 18: Knit.
Row 19: Knit 2 together, knit 3, purl 1, knit 3, knit 2 together. ( 9 stitches)
Row 20: Knit.
Row 21: Knit 2 together, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit 2 together. ( 7 stitches).
Row 22: Knit.
Row 23: Knit into f & b of first stitch, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit into f & b of last stitch. (9 stitches).
Row 24: Knit.
Row 25: Knit into f & b of first stitch, knit 3, purl 1, knit 3, knit into f & b of last stitch. (11 stitches).
Row 26: Knit.
Row 27: Knit into the f & b of first stitch, knit 4, purl 1, knit 4, knit into f & b of last stitch. (13 stitches).
Row 28: Knit.
Row 29: Knit into f & b of first stitch, knit 5, purl 1, knit 5, knit into f & b of last stitch. (15 stitches).
Row 30: Knit.
Row 31: Knit 2 together, knit 5, purl 1, knit 5, knit 2 together. (13 stitches).
Row 32: Knit.
Row 33: Knit 2 together, knit 4, purl 1, knit four, knit 2 together. (11 stitches).
Row 34: Knit 2 together, knit to the last 2 stitches, knit 2 together. (9 stitches).
Row 35: Knit 2 together, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit 2 together. (7 stitches).
Row 36: Knit.
Row 37: Knit into f&b of first stitch, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit into f&b of last stitch. (9 stitches).
Row 38: Knit.
Row 39: Knit 3 stitches, turn work, knit 3 stitches, turn work, knit 2 together, knit 1 stitch, turn work,
knit 2 together. Bind off. Attach yarn to the next stitch on the right side. Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, turn
work, knit 3, turn work, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, turn work, knit 2 together, knit 1, turn work, knit
2 together. Bind off this section. Attach yarn to next stitch on the right side, knit 3, turn work,
knit 3, turn work, knit 2 together, knit 1, turn work, knit 2 together. Bind off.

Leaf Stem:
With double pointed needles, pick up 2 stitches at the base of your leaf and knit an I-Cord.

Sew in all your ends, and you have a beautiful Oak Leaf:)
Enjoy!

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.

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