Monday, January 24, 2011

Cute As a Button iPod Cozy


This cozy will fit 4th and 5th generation iPod Nanos.

1 ball I Love This Cotton
1 small button
F (3.5 mm) hook
Yarn needle

Ch. 17

1. Sc in first ch, dc in next ch. (Sc in next ch, dc in next ch) across. Ch 1, turn (16 sts).

2. Sc in first st, dc in next st. (Sc in next st, dc in next st) across. Ch 1, turn (16 sts).

3. Repeat row 2 until piece measures 4 ¼ inches from beg. Ch 1, turn.

4. Sl st in first 4 sts, ch 14, sl st in next 4 sts. FO.  **Note: the number of chains can be varied to accommodate different sized buttons.**

Fold the cozy in half to determine button placement, and sew button to the front of the cozy. Stitch the bottom and side together, leaving a small hole in the bottom for headphones, if desired. FO, weave in ends.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ski Bunny Hat


2 balls Yarn Bee Melody Bulky Wool Blend

I (5.5 mm) hook

Yarn needle (optional)

Crown

Ch 5, sl st to form ring, ch 1.

1. 6 sc in ring, sl st to first sc to join. Ch 1 (does NOT count as first sc, now and throughout). (6 sc).

2. 2 sc in each st around. Join, ch 1 (12 sc).

3. 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc. (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around, join. Ch 1 (18 
sc).

4. 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc. (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around, join. Ch 1 (24 sc).

5. 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc. (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around, join. Ch 1 (30 sc).

6. 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc. (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around, join. Ch 1 (36 sc).

7. 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc. (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) around, join. Ch 1 (42 sc).

8. 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 6 sc. (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) around, join. Ch 1 (48 sc).

9. 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 7 sc. (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc) around, join. Ch 1 (54 sc).

10. 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc. (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc) around, join. Ch 1 (60 sc).

11. 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 9 sc. (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc) around, join. Ch 1 (66 sc).

12. Work even until piece measures approximately 7 inches from beginning. FO.

Band

Ch 9.
1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (8 sc).

2. Ch 1, sc in blo of each sc across.

3 – 65. Repeat row 2.

66. Sc first and last rows together. FO.

Sew or sl st band to flo of last row of crown. The easiest way to do this is to put the band on the outside of the hat. The hat will seem to bunch at first, but that’s okay. It’ll even out. FO.

Earflaps

1. Join yarn to blo of any stitch on last row of crown. Sc in same stitch and next 10 sts across. Ch 1, turn (11 sc).

2 – 9. Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (11 sc).

10.  2 sc tog, sc in next 7 sc, sc last 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn (9 sc).

11. Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (9 sc).

12. Sc first 2 sc tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc last 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn (7 sc).

13. Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn (7 sc).

14. Sc first 2 sc tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc last 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn (5 sc).

15. Sc in each sc across, FO (5 sc).

Skip 24 sts, join yarn in next st. Repeat rows 1 -15 of first earflap. FO, weave in ends.