Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Myshka Tuque

One of the things I have been busy with lately was writing up a new pattern. I have more tulip photos too, but those will have to wait until another day, as I would like to now present to you the Myshka Tuque:

Myshka, being Ukrainian for 'little mouse' seemed to suit this sweet little tuque just right. Myshka is knit from the bottom up, starting in back-and-forth rows with a half-linen stitch, then joined in the round and knit in stockinette for the remainder. A button finishes it off quite nicely. Myshka is sized from baby through to older children, and the largest size may even fit some adults.

Sizing: Baby (Toddler)(2 yr) (5yr+). Shown in baby and 2-year-old sizes.
Circumference of Hat: 13”/33cm (15”/38cm)(16.5”/42cm)(18”/46.5cm). Worn with approximately 2 inches of negative ease; hat stretches to fit snugly.

Yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123 yards/50 gram ball), Squirrel Heather: 1(1)(1)(2) ball(s). Or, Knit Picks Bare Swish Merino DK (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 246 yards/100 gram hank), 1(1)(1)(1) hank. Dye if desired; I used Strawberry Kool-Aid for the 2-year-old sized hat.

Needles: 3.75mm in either DPNs or Circular needles.

Notions: A button, and a tapestry needle to weave-in ends.

Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows/4 inches in stockinette stitch

Click here to buy the Myshka Tuque, available for 4$ Canadian.

1 comment:

  1. That first picture is definitely a 'framer'. :D