Thursday, 10 February 2011

Patriotic wristlets and beanie - Free pattern!

My husband was born in Slovenia, so we have close connections to that country. That is of course extra handy when there are sports events running on TV. Right now we are enjoying the Alpine World Championship, and have a lot of participants to cheer for.

Our son asked me to make him wristlets with the Slovenian colors; red, white and blue. I decided to add a little embroidery with the Triglav silhouette. This is the highest mountain in Slovenia, a large national park, and also a symbol that is visible on the flag. Triglav could be translated into "three heads", as in three peaks. And if you are standing on the right point you will actually see these three heads, where the middle one is the highest mountain.
And, when I was done with the wristlets he was SO pleased. Wore them all day around for a couple of days. And then he was starting to ask for a beanie... Well. I AM a nice mum, so I made him one. And fortunately I actually wrote down the pattern when I was crocheting. So, I am extra nice today and giving away a free pattern. You can of course make these accessories in any teamcolor you like!

I have used Gjestal Baby Ull, a 100 % Merino wool, but you can do it in any yarn you like, just make sure that you use a yarn with the same weight and a 2,5mm crochet hook.

These are the stats I copied from the tag to help you choose a good yarn:
50 g = ca. 175 m
Knitting needles : 2,5 - 3
Gauge: 28st = 10 cm

Make an adjustable ring.

Rnd 1: In RED 10 dc in ring, join with sl st: 10dc

Rnd 2: in RED 2 dc in each dc around: 20 dc

Rnd 3: in RED 2 dc in each dc around: 40 dc

Rnd 4: in WHITE *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around: 50 dc

Rnd 5: in WHITE *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, rep from * around: 60 dc

Rnd 6: in WHITE *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * around: 70 dc

Rnd 7: in BLUE *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 6 dc, rep from * around: 80 dc

Rnd 8: in BLUE *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 7 dc, rep from * around: 90 dc

Rnd 9: in BLUE *2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 8 dc, rep from * around: 100 dc

Rnd 10-12: in RED dc in each dc around: 100 dc

Rnd 13-15: in WHITE dc in each dc around: 100 dc

Rnd 16-18: in BLUE dc in each dc around: 100 dc

Rnd 19-21: in RED dc in each dc around: 100 dc

Rnd 22-24: in WHITE dc in each dc around: 100 dc

Rnd 25-27: in BLUE dc in each dc around: 100 dc

Rnd 28-30: in RED *fpdc in dc, bpdc in dc, rep from * around: 100 dc

Cast on 46 stitches.
Rnd1-2 In RED Ch3, dc in each dc around, sl st: 46st
Rnd3-4 in WHITE Ch3, dc in each dc around, sl st: 46st
Rnd5-6 in BLUE Ch3, dc in each dc around, sl st: 46st
Rnd 7 in RED Ch3, dc in each dc for 20 stitches. With an extra thread chain 14, skip the next 6 dc, sl st to fasten. DC in the chained thread, and then start dc in the regular loop. : 54 st
Rnd 8. in RED Ch3, dc in each dc: 54 st
Rnd 9-10 in WHITE Ch3, dc in each dc around, sl st: 54st
Rnd 11-12 in BLUE Ch3, dc in each dc around, sl st: 54st
Rnd 13-14. in RED Ch3, *bpdc in dc, fpdc in dc* repeat around: 54 st
Rnd 15-16 in WHITE Ch3, *bpdc in dc, fpdc in dc* repeat around: 54 st
Rnd 17-18 in BLUE Ch3, *bpdc in dc, fpdc in dc* repeat around: 54 st

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