Wednesday, August 10, 2011
How we made our awesome mohawk beanie,and you can too!
I wanted to make the big kid one but not enough yarn. SO I made a toddler sized one.
I used my knifty knitter for this one.
So I started ewrapping my yarn.
I ewrapped it around 3 times.
and put my bottom strand over the top 2 strands.
after doing that 5 rows (5 times of the 1 over 2 routine bit)
I took the TOP row (first one done) and pulled it over the 2 strands on the loom.
After doing that, continue taking your bottom strand over the top 2 which will make a brim for your hat. (It keeps the bottom from rolling up)
continue ewrapping until you feel the length you have done is going to fit your wee one.
After you find that length, take your hat off of your loom using the plastic needle that came with it , do not tighten it up really tight, more of a loosely fitted together of the edges. Sew them up with your plastic needled and thread.
Wahlah its a bean hat.
Take your plastic needle and thread it like you would a sewing needle.
Make some loops in the center back up the center top of the hat towards the front. In a line.
you cant really tell but there is a "line" there up the back of the hat.
After making your loops cut some pieces of yarn.
for the "hawk" part of your hat.
Take a chunk of your yarn (4 or 5 pieces at a time) and "thread" them through your loops.
Tie off your pieces. Tie them in knots to make sure they stay on that hat. This part takes some time.
After finishing all the tying off your going to seperate your chunky yarn pieces.
making a poofy piece of yarn :) or curly piece.
There you have it. Our knifty knitter beanie mohawk hat.
Needs some tweaking but this is the basic idea.
I found a really cool fleece version I think Im going to make the mister to wear to a football game in the colder season 'round these parts (since its a hot 104 degree day).
You can check it out HERE if you want to make a fleece one.
If you need help showing you a better version of the sewing loops to attach your yarn and knot to you can go HERE.
I hope you enjoyed our kind of tutorial here today.