NRL Earflap Hat – Free Beanie Knitting Pattern

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With the last game of the 2016 State of Origin series about to grace our screens, what better way to celebrate your team than by knitting your own beanie?

If you have wool left over, check out the other free knitting patterns HERE (cushion cover), and HERE (scarf).

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NRL Scarf – Free Knitting Pattern

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So we’ve had State of Origin NRL Cushion Covers (HERE), and now we have State of Origin NRL Scarves.

These are free knitting patterns from Lincraft, so make sure you go in store (or shop online) to get the very best colours and wool.

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NRL Cushion Cover – Free Knitting Pattern

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YAY! I’m so happy! My local Lincraft store has released a lot of new knitting patterns.

To help spread the love for those not near a store, I will be uploading them here. Let me know what your favourite is.

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Regular Guy Beanie – Free Beanie Knitting Pattern

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Making the Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright as found on Ravelry.

This year I am trying to knit as much as possible, and collect bulk general items for cheap, so I can create Christmas present packages for the local homeless community.

The Regular Guy Beanie was my first creation.

It’s a free pattern, and very easy to make, so check it out here and through the link above, and see what else Chuck has designed.

I don’t like DPNs (double-pointed needles), and I didn’t want to knit in the round, so I amended this patten for two straight needles.

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MEASUREMENTS
To fit head – 24″

YARN REQUIRED
1 x 100g ball

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NEEDLES
1x US 6 or 7 knitting needles
1x wool needles for sewing up

TENSION
20sts over 4″

DIFFICULTY
Easy. You only need to know how to do a few different stitches.
Requires: K, P, K2tog, P2tog

BEANIE
Using 4mm needles, cast on 84sts.

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First 2″: K2, P2
Until 5.5″: Stockinette st (K one row, P one row)

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SHAPE CROWN
Row 1: *K12, K2tog, rep from * to end
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: *K11, K2tog, rep from * to end
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: *K10, K2tog, rep from * to end
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: *K9, K2tog, rep from * to end
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: *K8, K2tog, rep from * to end
Row 10: Purl
Row 11: *K7, K2tog, rep from * to end
Row 12: Purl
Row 13: *K6, K2tog, rep from * to end
Row 14: Purl
Row 15: *K5, K2tog, rep from * to end
Row 16: Purl
Row 17: *K4, K2tog, rep from * to end
Row 18: Purl
Row 19: *K3, K2tog, rep from * to end
Row 20: Purl
Row 21: *K2, K2tog, rep from * to end
Row 22: *P1, P2tog, rep from * to end
Row 23: *K2tog, rep from * to end

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FINISHING
Join back seam. Sew in all ends.

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That’s it! Very easy to make.

Make sure you click through to Chuck’s Ravelry page and give this knit a try.

Knitted and Stuffed Marvel Thor’s Hammer

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Today I’m going to take you through making a knitted and stuffed Marvel Thor’s Hammer. It is a design I came up with myself, and is broken down into easy-to-follow steps with photos.

*Be safe when making this when it will be around little kids/babies and animals. It’s durability and safety depends on how strongly it is put together.*

STEP 1

Knit the individual pieces all in garter stitch (both sides knit).

You will have (from photo below top to bottom, left to right) –

1x CO8, K 59cm (designated A)

2x CO20, K 18cm (designated B)

2x CO8, K 14cm (designated C)

1x CO5, K 34cm (designated D)

(white sections listed under photo)

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White wings (it doesn’t matter if these don’t come out in the perfect shape, as you can manoeuvre it when you sew it on).

2x CO10

Row 1: K

Row 2: K9, K1M1

Row 3: M1K1, K….., K1M1

Row 4: K……., K1M1

Rows 5, 6, 7, 8: K all

Row 9: K2tog, K rest

Row 10: K……., K2tog

Row 11: K2tog, K rest

Row 12: K…….., K2tog

Rows 13, 14, 15, 16: K all

Row 17: K2tog, K rest

Row 18: K………, K2tog

Row 19: K2tog, K rest

Row 20: K………., K2tog

Rows 21, 22, 23: K all

Row 24: K………, K2tog

Row 25: K2tog, K rest

Row 26: K………., K2tog

Row 27: K2tog, K rest

Rows 28, 29, 30: K all

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STEP 2

This is the handle of the hammer. You will use C and D. C (2 pieces) are the sides, and D is sewn around them, making a 3D rectangle. Do not sew it up completely. Leave one side open.

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STEP 3

You can either stuff the filling in like it is, or, as I did to make sure no fibres poked through, I sewed a little fabric packet stuffed with fill.

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Sew up the remaining side.

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STEP 4

Sew the white wings on – one on each B. As stated before, when sewing them on, you can give them more of a proper wing shape.

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STEP 5

Like STEP 3, connect the Bs with A, making it into a 3D rectangle. As you sew-up the bottom-middle, sew-on the handle. Add stuffing (again, can be in a fabric pouch), and close it all up.

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ENJOY!