Sunday, November 18, 2007

Christmas Elf

I had to start this baby cap 3 times because the numbers didn't work for me. I was knitting the 6 months size which called for casting on 121 stitches. When I got to the increasing and decreasing, it wasn't coming out even. After frogging it 2 times, I did a little math and I casted on 127 stitches and it worked. Not sure why the original pattern numbers didn't work for me, but I will just blame it on being pregnant.

For the increasing and decreasing, I followed Hello Yarn's instructions: To decrease, Slip 1 purlwise, K2TOG, PSSO. To increase, knit into the front and back of the stitch.

Pattern: Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap (Free Pattern)
Yarn: 1/3 of a skein of Sundara Sock Yarn in Fern
Needles: US 1.5 / 2.5 mm
For Ravelry Users: Link to Pattern

21 comments:

Kirsten said...

Adorable! Those teeth, those eyes, I can barely contain myself! I hope you plan to use this for your Christmas card!

Julie said...

Awww such adorable photos!

I find that most folks only test knit one size and the rest is just number crunching so it's easy to run into errors for sizes that were not test knit. Looks like you worked it out beautifully though!

CynCyn said...

How cute is the model? Part Pekinese? The underbite kills me.

Bliss said...

I love the pics!

schrodinger said...

HA!! Very cute.

caitlyn said...

Totally adorable!

Jennie said...

Too cute!!!

Marianne said...

Your dogs are unbearably cute !
Such a sweet face under that cute baby hat ! Love the yarn you used for it.

Rebekah said...

such cute pups! The hat is is so adorable and I love the yarn you used. Your baby is going to be so stocked up on gorgeous handknits!

*karen said...

::ack!:: what a cutie pie. he distracts from the awesome hat.

jen said...

ahahahahah i swear your dogs crack me up everytime.

how they don't mind modeling stuff is beyond me!

Sarah said...

That is too, too cute!

Octopus Knits said...

My, what big teeth you have, little elf! What a cute baby cap (and stunning model)! I really love the colors, too.

Hannah said...

Aww! Cutest model ever!

JL said...

haha, cutie

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

That's just too cute! It reminds me of a little woodland faerie hat! Adorable :)

rashida said...
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rashida said...

omgosh that is sooooo cute!!
I tagged you btw! =)
http://iheartlinen.typepad.com/i_heart_linen/2007/11/vintage.html

randi---i have to say said...

Your dog is an adorable hat model! Maybe he should go professional! The hat looks great too! ;)

Alice said...

Darling hat and darling model! It doesn't get much cuter than this ;)

Cie said...

Fab hat, just came across it and am making one now! If it's not too late, the reason 121 st didn't work for you might be because you used the kfb increase, which 'eats up' a stitch, rather than the running-thread one, which doesn't. The type of increase is specified in the Norwegian version of the pattern but kind of vague in the translation.
Mind you, I have pregnancy brain too and am only up to the garter stitch part, so wait and see while this bites me in the behind ;)