Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WIP: A Stashbusting Lap-ghan

I have started the prototype for another lap-ghan pattern.  This one is made with leftover balls of yarn from various projects and our local thrift store.  The stitches are so big, that the pattern repeat is huge, and it's hard to get the width of the 'ghan right... either too wide or not wide enough.  What you see above is wider than I'd like, almost 4 feet, but it might be acceptable when it's finished.

UPDATE:  The free pattern is up now: Scrappy Lap-ghan.

You can find more WIPs (works-in-progress) online here.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lil' Punkin Hats

These are extra- and super-small sized versions of The Whimsical Witch-Hat pattern.  You can make a fast Halloween table decoration, centerpiece, or hat for a pumpkin.  The new smaller sizes are great for children, as well.

Here are the modifications to the pattern for these little hats:

1. Starting ring: for an 18" head circumference, ch 51; for 16", ch 48.

2. Brim: work only rounds 1-6.