Sunday, April 24, 2016

KNITTING PATTERN - Maria Cowl

Slouchy cowls are stretchy, comfortable & warm... and SUPER easy to make. Pick out your favorite yarn, sit down with a good movie & whip one up for yourself!

Yarn:  Approximately 200 yards of Worsted Weight yarn.  Modeled sample shown using JoAnn Sensations Tropics.

Materials:  Size 11 (8.0 mm) 16” circular needles, stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Sizes:  To fit Child (Adult); 10 (12)” tall x 19 (22)” circumference

Gauge:  13 STS and 16 rounds = 4”

Difficulty:  Beginner

Stitch Guide:  CO - cast on, K - knit, P - purl, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Notes:
  1. If you don’t feel comfortable with your purling skills, feel free to knit the whole thing. 
  2. If you want your cowl longer/shorter, knit more/fewer rounds. If you want it a bit tighter, use smaller needles. 


Instructions:

CO 60 (70).

Round 1:  (K4, P1) around. (Place stitch marker to mark beginning of round.)

Rounds 2—40 (50):
 (K4, P1) around.
(Child cowl should measure about 10” & Adult cowl should measure about 12”.)

Bind off in pattern stitch. 
Weave in ends.

Other Suggestions:
  • (recommended) Crochet around edge of cowl to give it a nice finished edging, and to prevent curling. 
  • Use self-striping or variegated yarns for a fun, colorful cowl. 
  • Sew flowers or buttons, pin brooches, or add ribbons to your cowl to make it unique. 
  • Try different Knit/Purl combinations for different textures. (e.g. K5, P5 or K3, P2)

 © 2016 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.



Sunday, April 17, 2016

5 Crochet Patterns for Sun Hats





Summer is right around the corner!
Sun hats are a must-have accessory for summer!
Click the links to view each pattern.  Enjoy!

#1.  Elegant Hat (free) by Kim Guzman for Yarnspirations
This simple hat will look gorgeous in any solid color!

#2.  Lady Mary Sun Hat by Danyel Pink Designs
My sun hat has a great brim that can be styled in several different ways!

#3.  Sun Hat (free) by Salena Baca Crochet
This cozy, cotton hat is perfect for boys or girls of all ages!

#4.  Josephine's Floppy Sun Hat (free) by The Lavender Chair
This hat looks fabulous in any combination of colors!

#5.  Endless Waves Sun Hat by Crystalized Designs
This fun chevron hat also includes instructions for a newsboy cap!

Happy Crocheting!
❤ Danyel