my finished knitting

ear warmer with crochet flowerThis headband ear warmer pattern with a crochet flower is easy to knit up if you are looking for a last minute gift to make that someone special for Christmas.

I’m sure y’all have notice I post lots of free knitting patterns here which is mainly because I’m just starting out knitting and I guess I don’t want to invest in a project that I might not have the experience for.  I really wanted a knitting pattern for these cute ear warmers with the crochet flowers on them but the ones I found were all crochet patterns.

Well I came across this headband knitting pattern on Craftsy and  I had to buy it because it was just what I was looking for.

ear warmer knitting patternI didn’t use part of the crochet pattern though as I don’t crochet and didn’t know how to read that part of the pattern so I turned to YouTube and found a great video tutorial for the crochet flower that I have included below!

Materials for Knitting this Headband:

wendy ear warmerWorsted weight yarn (4)
Size 8 straight or circular knitting needles
Size H crochet hook
Row counter
Stitch marker (or piece of scrap yarn works just as well)
Two – 1 inch buttons
Tapestry needle
Tape measure

*I also got a large button to put in the center of my crochet flower.

Like I said this would be a good gift you could finish before Christmas.  It took me about five and a half hours which is not bad considering I’m not an experience knitter and I had to crochet a flower which I had never done before.  🙂

Happy knitting (and crocheting) and if you take on this project come on back and leave me a comment and tell me what you thought of it.

ruffle scarf free knitting patternI’m happy to report that the Potato Chip Ruffle Scarf I knitted turned out beautiful.   I will say that while it was very easy to knit and had a nice rhythm to the pattern, it did take me quite a bit of time.  I would guess 12 hoursish altogether but I’m a newbie knitter so I go pretty slow.

I’m happy enough with the pattern though that I have already started a new one!  This time I’m using a a thinner yarn, a 3 DK weight,  instead of  a 4 worsted weight.  The knitting pattern did call for a 3 but I already had some beautiful yarn I wanted to use for this one, Cerulean – With Love by Red Heart Yarns.  Like I mentioned in my last post the pattern requires size 8 needles but I think US 10 would be good as well.

To the left you will see you can lay the scarf flat for a ruffle scarf or you can twist it like in the picture below to get a beautiful spiral scarf.

 

spiral scarf free knitting patternYou can get the free pattern for this scarf here.

Have fun and if you happen to take on this project come on back by and tell me about your experience and share a picture!

Happy Knitting!

 

 

 

 

long hat knitting patternThis super fun long hat is one of the first things I made after learning to knit.  It reminded me of the hat that Schwartz wore in the movie A Christmas Story.   It was time consuming as I’m not fast but it was worth it and my daughter loves it in her school colors.  If you are looking for a fun hat to create for an adult or a kid and you are new to knitting this could be for you.

I got the pattern from Craftsy.

TIP – The pattern calls for size 10 double pointed needles however I also bought size 10 circular needles which I used until I started to have to decrease I found it to go faster with more control the circulars especially if you are new to knitting..

santa hat knitting pattern

 

 

 

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