Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Bit Of Crowning Glory

Knitting has been a bit on the back burner here recently.  I simply seemed to have lost the will to knit.  Alarming as this was, I scoured Ravelry for an idea to get my passion back.  Something small and quick.  Something rewarding.

I came across this crown in my favorites folder and immediately set to work, using some of the purewool that had recently arrived from a co op.  This pattern is extremely easy and would be a great beginner project.  I knit the recommended size for a child in just one evening and set about to felting it.

It came out a bit small, at least for the noggins of my little ones.  Peter was the only who who it fit.  Still, I think it is absolutely adorable.  It also came out a bit flared, which I wonder could be avoided if I used a size up of needles on the bottom.  I will definitely make this pattern again, with the following mods:  use yarn held double for extra sturdiness and knit one more peak, making it big enough for the rest of the family.

All in all, a perfect crown for the dress up basket.  Or for just every day.  Peter seems to think it works just fine.

What are you working on these days?

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  1. I think you've seen my knitting frenzy! I am nearly done with a newborn lace cap for a baby blessing in June. It still needs trim, as does the original, too big for a new baby-fits Natalie, hat.

    1. Yes I have! Sometimes I have "the bug" and sometimes it seems to leave me for a bit. Lately I've been relishing a few books so that has taken the place of knitting for now, although I have been known to knit and read at the same time! The kindle is good for that.

  2. Oh that little Pete with that tiny crown, he reminds me of those classic paintings of the baby Jesus.

    1. I hadn't even drawn that comparison! So sweet.


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