Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Inspiration - Meet Henry!

I'd like to introduce you to my newest inspiration, my grandson Henry James!  Over the last several months, you've probably seen some of the pieces he's already inspired me to create.  There will be more!

I'll most likely be absent from the blog for a couple of weeks (except for an upcoming post inspired by my other muse, Charlie)  as I spend my time adoring him and helping his mom and dad.  But I'll leave you with instructions on making his little newborn hat!

Newborn Hat
This is a pattern by Bev found here that I adjusted to be a larger size.  Henry was almost 8 pounds and the tiny newborn hats just didn't work well, plus I wanted something that would take him through his first few months.

*worsted weight yarn - I used Lion Brand's Wool Ease in Wheat
*size 6 knitting needles
*tapestry needle

1.  Cast on 56 stitches very loosely.
2.  Work ribbing with a knit 1, purl 1 stitch for 10 rows.
3.  Work in stockinette stitch until whole piece measures 4.5 inches - end with a purl row.
4.  Knit two together across the next row - you'll have 28 stitches.
5.  Purl the next row.
6.  Knit two together across the next row - you'll have 14 stitches.
7.  Purl the next row.
8.  Knit two together across the next row - you'll have 7 stitches.
9.  Cut off leaving a long piece of yarn.  Pull the yarn through the 7 remaining stitches, remove from the knitting needle and pull tight.  Thread the yarn onto a tapestry needle and sew up the seam.  Weave the ends in.

Happy Creating!  Deborah

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