It is kinda funny looking, but it's cute too and it does the trick! She doesn't have to wear a whole bulky toque and she stays toasty on our spring walks!
Here are the instructions on how to make it. I completely taught myself how to knit in the round (knitting with circular needles) and it's how I make all my hats too. If you are unsure of how to do anything I mention below, email me, or you can look up the techniques on youtube. There are lots of helpful tutorials!
6-9 Month Ear Warmer
- 16 inch #11 8mm circular knitting needle
- 8mm. regular needles
- stitch marker
- 2 colours of #5 bulky yarn
For the ear warmer:
1. Cast on 36 stitches and join in the round. Place your stitch marker at the beginning of your row so you know where the start of each round is.
2. Knit 3 rows of ribbing. I did 2x2 (2knit 2purl) ribbing.
3. Start knitting in your second colour and do 3 rows of plain knitting.
4. Knit 3 more rows of ribbing and bind off in rib stitch.
To make the bow:
1. Using the regular knitting needles, cast on 5 stitches and continue in stockinette stitch (one row knit, one row purl alternating) until you have a small rectangle- about 12 rows- and bind off.
2. Wrap an extra piece of yarn around the middle of the rectangle to create the bow shape.
3. Attach the bow to the ear warmer by threading a piece of yarn through the knitting on the ear warmer and all the way around the bow. Do this a few times until the bow feels secure and tie it in the back.
* If you wanted to make a different size, just adjust your original number of stitches slightly. I have not tested this out, but this would be my guess- 0-3M: 30 stitches, 3-6M: 32 stitches and 9-18M: 40 stitches.
|I love how her hair fluffs out the top!|
|Guys, how to I look?!|
If you decide to make this, I would love to see pictures!