20 October 2012

FO: tiny blue beehive

Latest in the lineup of quick knits is this tiny blue beehive hat, for friends' soon-to-arrive baby.


Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Fjord Heather, less than 1 skein
Needles: US 7 circular and dpns for crown


Pattern: improvised, but pretty basic. CO 48 sts and alternate between 3 rows of stockinette and 4 rows of reverse stockinette, doing 4 sets of crown decreases (for a square shaped top) in stockinette rows only.
Verdict: Fast, easy, cute. Tada!


I immediately cast on for a baby sweater, too, so photos will be coming shortly...


6 comments:

Julie Rose said...

This is adorable! I'm so in awe of people who can cast on, kind of wing it, and end with a gorgeous FO. And that is such a beautiful blue!
xo Julie
♥Julie Rose Sews♥

nikkijoy said...

This is really sweet! All my friends are having babies at the moment and it really inspires me to want to learn to knit, you have a real talent.
Nikki Joy x

Allison said...

Thank you, ladies! I have to admit that knitting baby items is pretty much purely rewarding, since the knitting time is minimal and the finished items are so freaking adorable :) What more incentive could you need?

kathy b said...

Okay Im making one!!!!! it's addorable....and it BEE
s cute too

kathy b said...

one more thing Allison:
When do you start the decreases?

Allison said...

Kathy, I think I started decreasing after the fifth set of purl/reverse stockinette ridges. I did 2 stockinette blocks with decreases on rows 1 and 3, and then I decreased on every stockinette row on the last two stockinette sections. I ended with 8 sts and passed the yarn end through them all. Hope that works out!

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