winter bobbles for everyone

I posted last week about my love of bobbles, and my mom shared this adorbs photo of my sister and I wearing bobble hats as kids.

Anne and Susan in bobble hats photo anne and susan bobble hats

How adorbs is Susan’s expression?! I love it. I also remember these hats quite distinctly! Mine was, I think, two shades of pink. Fittingly, I recently finished this bulky yarn bobble hat for Blythe in pink yarn!

Bulky Bobble Hat for Blythe

This hat is so quick to knit up, it feels almost ridiculous. You barely get started and voila! You have a finished item ready to be worn! Of course you can play with the size of bobble like always. Bulky yarn can make up some truly luscious bobbles!

Bulky Bobble Hat for Blythe

Find this pattern on Etsy, Craftsy, LoveKnitting, and Ravelry.

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New pattern: Rib Stripe Bulky Hat

It’s maybe a little bit late for starting holiday gift projects (or maybe not! Could be a New Year’s gift, in which case there’s plenty of time!), but this pattern is a quick hat anytime you want to knit one!

Rib Stripe Bulky Hat

This hat is warm and cozy and in three sizes for adults (the small might work for some older kids, too).

Rib Stripe Bulky Hat

It has a fun, angular decrease on the crown that makes it so much more interesting than any ol’ hat.

Rib Stripe Bulky Hat

The monochrome stripes formed by the alternating purl and knit sections give the hat an elegant look that will suit just about anyone!

Rib Stripe Bulky Hat

This pattern (including three sizes and permission to sell finished objects) is available for you at Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy, and LoveKnitting.

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clang clang clang went the Cable Car Hat

Ding ding ding (not really) went my knitting needles making this hat that I totally love. I designed it to have a really luxurious-feeling ribbed brim, which can be folded up if you wish or worn as is if you prefer it that way. For some reason a generous brim really adds a feeling of quality to a hat!

Cable Car Hat

In the same spirit, I also designed it to include a cable braid pattern that feels deluxe. It’s not complicated and the pattern can easily be memorized, but the result looks more complicated than that, I think.

Cable Car Hat

Using this bulky yarn also makes this hat knit up very quickly! A handful of hours catching up on The Great British Bake Off and Jessica Jones, and you’re finished!

Cable Car Hat - Plum

If you’d like to make this hat, the pattern is just a click away at Etsy, Ravelry, LoveKnitting, and Craftsy.

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power cables

Who doesn’t need a power cable? I need multiple power cables to make it through the day (ridic, maybe, but true) and here is one more that I definitely need to make it through the winter.

Power Cable Hat

My goal for this hat was to make something warm and stylish but still relatively simple. I think I was successful!

Power Cable Hat

There are four cable sections around this hat, with luscious cozy purls in between. The cables begin right at the brim, which I think lends it an elegant look. You can change up your look by wearing it with a cable at your forehead, or one on either side.

Power Cable Hat

Best of all, the yarn used to make this hat is so cozy and warm and perfect for the winter weather we know is coming.

Power Cable Hat

The Power Cable Hat pattern is awaiting your clicks at Etsy, LoveKnitting, Ravelry, and Craftsy.

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FO Friday: Ramona Sweater for Blythe

It’s finally done! After several prototypes, I finally got the Ramona sweater pattern down to a shape and design that really works.

Ramona Sweater for Blythe

Ribbed sweaters are perfect for the coming fall season – I wish I had one like this for myself, actually (not sure we’ll see the day when I have the patience to knit one). The ribs increase gradually over the whole yoke of the sweater, so it fits like a dream and doesn’t call too much attention. This minimalist design does not include a distinct collar or cuffs, so it feels modern, clean, and simple.

Ramona is another in the series of pullover sweaters I’ve designed for Blythe – they pull over the body, since Blythe’s head is far too large. The rib gives the sweater a nice flexibility, which makes it work well layered and with whatever choice of skirt or pants you choose.

Ramona Sweater for Blythe

Find Ramona on Ravelry, Etsy, LoveKnitting, and Craftsy.

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FO Friday: Sarah smiles

Many of my Blythe sweater patterns are oversized – I just think it’s an attractive look for Blythe and can help her appear more like a miniature person (yes, still with a gigantic head, but closer). However, in the interest of creating a diverse wardrobe with lots of options, I want to create some patterns for pieces that are more fitted, too.

Sally Sweater for Blythe

How’s that for fitted? This sweater is worn reverse-cardigan style and fastens in the back with a tiny snap (you could alternatively use sew-on velcro if you so desire). It’s a body-con top that is able to be tucked in if desired.

Sarah Sweater for Blythe

This pattern is available on Etsy, Ravelry, LoveKnitting, and Craftsy.

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home sweet home

One of the things I am thankful for is that we have a great home, and that we got to travel to my parents’ lovely home for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Speaking of home…

Home is where the controller is

The Domestic Scientist has created this clever pattern, which I think would be perfect for a housewarming present. Nintendo, Wii, and NES controller logos also available. And all for free!

via Craftzine

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