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Free Knitting Pattern: Winter Waffle Hat

Where I am, winter has been a long time coming. Finally (or unfortunately, depending on how you feel about it!), it has arrived, leading most of us to cuddle under blankets, blast the heat, turn on the wood stove, and chug tea like it’s our jobs.

I sat down to design a hat and originally picked up a thin (but beautiful) yarn. Just as I was about to start the stitch pattern, I decided I wanted something that was going to be quick and - perhaps most importantly - warm! This Winter Waffle hat is the result. Check it out:

Craft: Knitting

Level: Easy

Materials:

  • Super Bulky weight yarn (I used one skein of Bernat Roving in the color Teal)
  • Size US 10 circular needle and DPNs (you can use the DPNs for the entire hat if you'd like; otherwise, you'll just need them for decreasing at the top)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker

Abbreviations:

  • PM: Place Marker
  • K2tog: Knit 2 Together: Knit the next two stitches together (right-slanting decrease)
  • YO: Yarn Over
  • st/s: Stitches

Notes:

  • Slip stitch marker at the end of each round so you know where the next row begins

Pattern:

CO 58 sts

Ribbing Pattern: *K1, P1* around, PM

Repeat Ribbing Pattern for 1"

Row 1: *YO, k2, pass YO over 2 knitted sts* around

Row 2: Knit around

Repeat rounds 1 + 2 until entire hat measures 6" high, ending on R2

Decreasing for top of hat

Note: Switch to DPNs once hat is too small to fit on your circulars.

Row 3: *YO, k2tog, pass YO over the k2tog st* around

Row 4: Knit around

Repeat rounds 3 + 4 until 4 sts remain, ending with an R3 row.

Finishing:

Cut yarn. Using a tapestry needle, thread yarn through remaining stitches and tug. Weave in ends and enjoy!

5 Valentine's Day Crochet Patterns to Warm Your Heart

The day is quickly approaching where we can add some color back into our wintery white lives. Indeed, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to reincorporate a hint of reds, pinks, and other pastels to our otherwise dull and dreary February months.

The wonderful folks at Blitsy have provided us with plenty of opportunities to stock up on yarn for such occasion, but what can you make for the holiday? Why, delightfully bright Valentine’s Day decor, of course! Here are some of my favorite items to make with yarn you can often purchase at Blitsy:

Free Christmas Crochet Pattern Roundup

By now, I’m sure you’re all going crazy finishing up those last-minute gifts. If you’re anything like me, then procrastination is king and stress results in a better product (I don’t know how, but it does. Really.)

But in the midst of all the chaos, we could all use a little break, if for no other reason than to get back in the spirit of the season. That’s why I’ve selected these ridiculously fun and quick crochet patterns for you to make before the festivities end. As a bonus, you can use them to decorate your house or attach to gifts (because you’re done with those, right)?

PLUS… if you’ve purchased a ton of holiday-themed yarn from Blitsy (or just want an excuse to buy more), then you’ll love that these patterns are from companies whose products are consistently featured on Blitsy. Just head on over here to see what’s currently available for all your crocheting needs.

Anyway, onward to my favorite quick-to-crochet free patterns: