Archive for January, 2014

Super Chunkys

Posted in Hats/Hoods/Scarves, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I have been knitting more hats than I should be because I get bored, also my mom has bought new patterns and has wool to spare.

These hats I’m about to show you took me around half an hour to make without breaks so I made 2 in one day (I made three all together).

This is the first one I made, it's mine

This is the first one I made, it’s mine

The colours remind me of a teddy bear

The colours remind me of a teddy bear (pic doesn’t do it justice)

This is the knitting pattern I used, I like King Cole patterns as they’re easy to follow and they have a lot of chunky patterns. This one uses super chunky wool but I twisted 2 yarns of chunky, that’s how I got a two tone effect and I made a pompom from each yarn.

I made one for my mom but I didn’t get a photo, when I do it’ll be on my ravelry

Happy crafting!



Baltic Hat

Posted in Hats/Hoods/Scarves, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I was in need (or want) of an easy chunky hat pattern as I haven’t knitted for a while and I wanted a thick beanie.

As I didn’t have any chunky wool for this pattern I did the usual and twisted two skeins of double knitting together so it added up to chunky…. my mom taught me this trick. I’m using the same trick for a jumper I’m knitting but with black and purple instead of one solid colour.

Back to the hat! I opted for this beanie that is knitted with Baltic yarn in the pic, hence why it is named the baltic hat in the Bergere De France booklet I found it in.

Here’s my version

Ribbed Hat

I used the sea shell effect on Js’ phone in this photo.  It’s bright red really

My mom has bought some really cute super chunky hat patterns that I want to make, they have ears and pompoms… how can I resist?!

Stay tuned for those


Jungle Obi Belt

Posted in Accessories, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , on January 6, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I made an obi belt from a free Burdastyle pattern for Jungle January as I didn’t have a lot of this fabric left and I wanted to take part this year (this is the second year running).

I will (WILL) be buying more of this so I can make a fitted dress or a top, maybe another jungle Hemlock Tee.

Here’s my contribution, I’m not sure if the belt goes with the shape of the dress but at least you can see it.

I'm over from the cold

I’m hunch over from the rain and cold

I made 2 or 3 of these belts and they’re so quick and easy to sew. Whenever I have enough scrap fabric I make more, I currently have one in faux leather, Power Ranger and yellow denim. They look cool with matching shoes or accessories.


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