Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bear Hat on Bic Knitting Loom

Here is yet another hat. I didn't really intend on making this wearable (hence the size). This was just an experiment in decreasing stitches on my Bic pen loom creation. I have discovered that I can actually add and remove pegs from the loom while working, giving me the ability to increase/decrease stitches while knitting "in the round". I need to improve my placement of the decreases, but at least I figured out how to do it. I'm eventually aiming to make some contoured fingerless gloves and some socks to wear camping. I will need to use thinner pegs, though. I'm thinking BBQ skewers at the moment.


bear hat

bear hat

Here are close ups showing the decrease effect. Not the best placement.

bear hat

bear hat

Next I think I've found a way to double knit on it as well! I'll keep you posted on my success. :)

************UPDATE************

I did it! I figured out how to double-knit on my pen loom. Check it out here. I'm all ready to start making a double-knit scarf!

5 comments:

  1. i am obsessed with finding new things to do with soda tabs and had to comment on your blog to tell you that you are my new role-model!!!

    also

    that hat is so cute! i love hats with ears. they are so playful and young. and your daughter as adorable!!!!

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  2. Wow this is a really cute hat. I just started knitting. How did you do the ears?

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  3. Hello, Blood Knight. Welcome to the world of knitting! The ears were really easy. Let me try to explain it.

    I just wrapped the yarn around a hair pick that I had around like you would to make a pom pom. However, after tying the center with another piece of yarn and removing it from the pick, I left the loops intact pushing them to one side and tying the bunch to the hat through the stitches.

    If you need pics to visualize it, let me know and I'll try to get some posted.

    Mieljolie

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  4. Hi Tiffany, I'm curious about the ears as well. I've been trying to find instructions for the ears. I'm very new to knitting and only have the round knifty knitter looms. I'm making a baby hat and wanted to add ears to it. I would love to see more detailed instructions on how I could do this. Thanks :)

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  5. Hi Jennifer. It's really easier than it may look to make the ears. Just make a yarn pom pom. But, DON"T cut the loops apart to make the fringe. Stop at the part right after tying the center off. Separate the pom pom on one side of the center knot and push the loops to other side while holding the tails.

    I ran a piece of yarn through the loops to keep them in place. And, be sure to leave long tails to tie the ear to the hat with.

    Here's an interesting video on making a yarn pom:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjG1rgPoLlQ

    Hope it's useful.

    Mieljolie

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