Thursday, February 2, 2012

An Early Valentine’s Day Present!


        Valentine's Day is coming! Only 12 knitting days left before one of my favorite holidays (for chocolate reasons). I’m currently working on a very big home decorating Valentine’s Day project, which I will post details of later. Additionally, I finished another Valentine's Day project last month and it’s a present for YOU!

© My Slouchy Valentine ©



Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver: Cherry Red (MC), White (CC) 1 skein of each
16” circular needles, US sizes 7 & 9
Double Pointed needles size 9
Yarn Needle

Gauge: 20 sts = 4 inches using larger needles and working stockinette stitch

Pattern:
Using smaller needles CO 80 sts.

Set Up Section:
Using larger needles,
Rounds 1- 10: Work K2, P2 rib 10 rows.
Round 11: *K4, M1, repeat from * around.
Round  12: Knit all sts.
Round  13: *K5, M1, repeat from * around.
Round 14: Knit all sts.

Work the 30 rows of the Chart.

Knit 2 rows.

Decrease Section:
Round 1: *K4, k2tog, repeat from * around.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: *K3, k2tog, repeat from * around.
Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: *K2, k2tog, repeat from * around.
Round 6: Knit.
Round 7: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * around.
Rounds 8- end: K2tog until 5 sts remain.
Cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches and pull tight.
Weave in ends.


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Abbreviations:
CO – Cast On
K – Knit
P – Purl
M1 – Make one stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together


Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. Super Cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. A slouchy hat that does not end up sloppy. Perfect. Thank you.

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  3. Great hat. I made it with black hearts, because I'm single and I hate Valentine's Day. I'm also making some for my friends, but with white hearts, because they love Valentine's Day. Plus, I'm a good friend like that.

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    1. great idea (the black hearts should also be worth a try). I hate valentines day too, bought I'll still make the white ones...They look nicer :)

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  4. I have sizes 6 and 8 needles. How much smaller do you think this would be with these needles? I'm making it for a 12-year-old, so I'm thinking it would work.

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