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Easy pointy Pixie hat

Great for beginners!
I used 50gms bulky yarn and #13 US needles. I dont use circular needles so this is for those like me who use 2 needles!

cast on 50 sts.
Knit 6 to 8 rows in garter stitch (all knit)
change to knit stitch (1row K 1 row P) and knit 5 inches.
K8, k2 tog repeat till end
K7, k2 tog, repeat till end
K6, k2 tog, repeat till end

See a pattern forming?
knit until 10 sts are left
Cut off  yarn leaving a long tail
thread tail through the 10 sts and gather up.
Sew down back


Rhoda Design studio

I am a mother of two, wife, teacher, and artist. I love having a Sunday to "just create". Colors and designs make me happy. When I am not mixing up papers, paints, or playing on my computer, I am mixing up essential oils and potions for a greener, cleaner home.


I've been finding time or yearning for it in one form or another for as long as I can remember.

I must admit, when I get an idea I become obsessed :)


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Berets and Beanies

My latest project!
I can't use circular needles so I adapted a pattern to use regular needles

Here is the pattern:
Now you will need to use some imagination, no need to follow this pattern exactly but if you get the idea you can adapt it to different weights of yarn

I used size 10 needles and a bulky weight yarn

Cast on 63 sts
Knit 8 to 10 rows in rib (K1 P1)
next row: switch to stocking stitch
1. k8 m1 in 9th stitch, repeat till end
2. purl
3. k9 m1 in 10th stitch, repeat till end
4.and all even rows Purl
5. k10 m1 in 11th stitch, repeat till end
7.  k11 m1 in 12th stitch, repeat till end.
Continue in stocking stitch  for about 4 inches
start decrease.
all even rows are in purl

1. k12, k2 tog repeat till end
3. k11, k2tog, repeat till end
5.k 10, k 2 tog repeat till end
follow this way till a few stitches are left
runt the thread through the stitches and sew up the sides!

In the above beret, I knitted the band by casting on 12 sts k1p1, k1, p1, k 4 (for the cable) p1K1, P1, K1 as pr…