Baa Baa Band {free headband knitting pattern}

Baa Baa Band free headband pattern

These headbands are fast and fun to make! The basket weave stitch pattern is addicting to knit and soft and bouncy to wear. Great for you or any littler members of the family! Try Baa Baa Bulky yarn >

Baa Baa Band Free Headband Knitting Pattern

Specs:

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #130
Designed by Heather Walpole
Sizes: Baby (Kid, Adult)
Measurements: 14 (18, 22)" circumference; 3 (4½, 4½)” high
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns, Baa Baa Bulky, 132 yards
    1 skein (30 Saffron) makes 2 adult headbands
Needles: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16" circular knitting needles
Supplies: Stitch marker, yarn needle
Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows to 4" stockinette stitch.

Pattern:

Cast on 56 (64, 72) sts, place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist cast on sts.

Rounds 1-3: *K3, p5; rep from * around.

Round 4: Knit.

Rounds 5-7: *P4, k3, p1; rep from * around.

Round 8: Knit. 

For Kid and Adult sizes only: Work Rounds 1-8 one time more.

For ALL sizes: Work Rounds 1-3 one time more.
Bind off as for Round 4.

Weave in all yarn ends. Block headband using steam or wet-blocking to set the stitches. Love!

Download the PDF of the Baa Baa Band headband pattern >

Baa Baa Beanie {free hat knitting pattern}

Baa Baa Beanie free hat knitting pattern

A simple, quick, basic beanie is my favorite thing to knit. That's the Baa Baa Beanie! Choose your favorite color of Baa Baa Bulky yarn and cast on. Just one ball makes a hat sized for anyone in the family! 

Baa Baa Beanie Free Hat Pattern

Specs: 

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #129
Designed by Heather Walpole
Sizes: Baby (Kid, Adult)
Measurements: 13¾ (17, 20½)" circumference; 5 (7, 10)" high
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns, Baa Baa Bulky, 132 yards, 1 skein (50 Pistachio)

Needles: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16" circular knitting needles
    US 10.5 (6.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles
Supplies: Stitch marker, yarn needle
Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows to 4" stockinette stitch.

Baa Baa Beanie basic free hat knitting pattern in bulky yarn

Pattern:

Cast on 48 (60, 72) sts, place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist cast on sts.

Round 1: *K2, P1; rep from * around.

Work as for Ribbing Round 1 until piece measures 1" from cast on edge.

Next round: Knit.

Continue to knit each round until hat measures 3 (5, 8)” from cast on edge or 2" less than desired height.

Decrease as follows changing to double-pointed needles as needed to prevent stretching the fabric. 

Round 1: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around. 36 (45, 54) sts.

Round 2: Knit around. 

Round 3: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around. 24 (30, 36) sts.

Round 4: Knit around.

Round 5: K2tog around. 26 (15, 18) sts.

Round 6: Knit around.

Round 7: K2tog (k3tog, k2tog) around. 6 (5, 9) sts.

Cut yarn leaving a 6" tail. Thread tail through remaining sts. Pull tight to close hole and secure on the inside. Weave in all yarn ends. Block hat using steam or wet-blocking to set the stitches. Love!

Click here to download a PDF of the Baa Baa Beanie hat pattern >

New at Ewe Ewe: Knitter's Notions Tins

Meet the Ewe Ewe Knitter's Tool Tin! This little Altoids-size tin packs a wallop of helpful knitting tools with a sweet message to "knit what you love". Let's take a peek inside and see what's in store!

WHAT! Look at all of that stuff! These are straight up essential knitting notions dialed down to their best. A new, avid, and even expert knitter will use all of these supplies at some point and this little tin brings it right to your fingertips because it's so easy to toss into any knitting project bag!

Let's take a look at what's inside. We'll start at the top right and work our way down and counterclockwise. 

First we have a double-ended crochet hook that is perfect for fixing a dropped stitch. The two ends mean that it works for several weights of yarn.

Next are miniature scissors to snip your yarn that pack a mighty punch! Whether it's a skinny thread to snip or a bulky wool, these sharp little scissors will do the job.

Meet your new cute sheep measuring tape. This little guy comes in a variety of colors and has a retractable tape measure for checking your distance when you're on the go.

To keep you on pattern, use this row counter. Also, you won't leave it at home because it doubles as a sparkly stitch marker so you can keep it right on your project!

There comes a time when every knitter needs a cable needle and this one will always be there.

And so will this ever-ready stitch holder.

The kit includes three needles for darning and sewing. Two are sharp are perfect for adding buttons to a finished project. The third has a big eye for weaving in those finished yarn ends.

Do you ever wonder what knitting needle that is sitting at the bottom of your tote bag? Wonder no more! The cute yarn ball is a wooden needle size gauge! It has US and metric sizes measuring needles US 1-11.

This kit is packed with six locking stitch markers that can either sit on your needle or clip right to your work depending on what you need that day.

And if all that wasn't enough, these tool tins have five handmade origami star stitch markers. Aren't they so cute! I love origami! 

There you have it! So much goodness packed in a little package. Get a Ewe Ewe Knitter's Tool Tin today!

Holiday Knitting Pattern Preview

The holidays are the perfect time to wear adorable knitted items. Check out our fun Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects that are right on for this time of year.

5 Holiday Knitting Ideas

Meet the Stuff It Stocking

Stuff It Stocking is one of our best-selling knitting patterns, ever. It's a basic top-down sock and it's great for knitters looking to learn how to knit socks or a fun adventure for a more experienced knitter. And it takes just one ball of each color of Wooly Worsted yarn.

There's tons of ideas and color combinations on its Ravelry page. Take a look! There is also a full knit-along tutorial right here on our blog that you can use to guide your project. It's like having a knitting teacher every step of the way. See Knit-Alongs >

Get the Stuff It Stocking pattern here >

Our next two favorite holiday knitting patterns are the Me and the Tree stocking cap and the Me and the Tree Scarf Set. Both come with patterns for cute coordinating christmas tree ornaments that are mini versions of the real thing! 

And to round out the holiday season (get it?) we have the Year Round Wreath. This pattern can be worked in a variety of Wooly Worsted colors for your favorite decorating season. We even have kits for it with color combinations already put together. See kits. See Year Round Wreath knitting pattern >

And lastly we have the new Turkey Says What? hat. This might be my favorite addition to the Ewe Ewe line this year! Those little dancing turkeys with orange waddles make me giggle every time I see them saying gobble gobble. Get the Turkey Says What? hat >

See Wooly Worsted yarn >

Find a Ewe Ewe Yarn store near you! Visit our Stockists page >

The Perfect Palette: September 2016

Welcome to The Perfect Palette! This is a monthly newsletter that includes Ewe Ewe yarn color pairing ideas along with coordinating knitting projects. Make these designs now and show them off with @eweeweyarns and #theperfectpalette. I hope you enjoy this September guide!
Best,
Heather


The Perfect Palette September 2016
September color palette

September is the time where we start to slow down. The days get shorter but there’s still a hint of warm summer days. We start to have cooler mornings and chilly evenings where a we need a little something on our shoulders or a boxy sweater to keep us warm. Our Wooly Worsted yarn comes in rich warm tones that pair perfectly with cooling colors to mirror this seasonal swing.

PATTERN IDEAS FOR SEPTEMBER

See pattern >
Yarn: Wooly Worsted
  MC: 8-11 Saffron
  CC: 1 Brushed Silver

See pattern >
Yarn: Wooly Worsted
  MC: 2 balls Saffron
  CC1: 1 ball Teal
  CC2: 1 ball Vanilla

See pattern >
Yarn: Wooly Worsted
  MC: 1 Aquamarine
  CC1: 1 ball Teal
  CC2: 1 ball Wheat

On Sale! Here at EweEwe.com and Ravelry get 25% OFF all the patterns shown here! Patterns 123.

WOOLY WORSTED YARN SHADES

See all Wooly Worsted yarn >

Find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you!

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The Perfect Palette: September Knitting Color Guide

Ravelry Roundup: The Cutest Knits for Baby

Lots of knitters use Ewe Ewe yarns and they share their patterns on Ravelry. There's so many great ideas and I love to see how people use my yarn and turn it into amazing projects! Here are just a few.

Ravelry Roundup

Let's take a little tour of these amazing knitting and crochet projects for babies made by knitters like you! From the top right and heading clockwise; all of these projects use Ewe So Sporty yarn.

I am so smitten with Yllwros' Milly Tank Top knit in our Ewe So Sporty yarn. She got the yarn from the Hillsborough Yarn Shop and chose Vanilla and Aquamarine to knit these adorable kissing sheep. 

Another darling top for baby but this one is crochet! Amanda made the May Flowers shirt using Ewe So Sporty yarn in Soft Sage and added a tiny Cotton Candy flower detail. She says, "Amazing yarn, squishy soft washable wool, so perfectly spongey." Thanks, Amanda!

JeanieM did a gorgeous job at this Baby's Mitered Blanket pattern using four colors of Ewe So Sporty yarn. The finished baby blanket looks so cuddly and soft!

Another great finished project from a knitter at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! This is juliaemily's Striped Sweater and it is just perfect. The square neckline and blue buttons add a great touch.


Take a minute to browse the hundreds of projects on Ravelry that use Ewe So Sporty yarn. There are tons of creative ideas! And then check out Ewe So Sporty yarn and find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you!

6 Cool Cowls for Warm Weather Knitting

6 Cool Cowl Knitting Patterns

Summer is a great time to knit. Toss one of these small projects in your beach bag and secretly prep for winter while catching some rays. These lightweight cowls are perfect for when the mornings start to get cooler. You'll be ready!

The Rush cowl features alternating stripes of color and lace. Find your perfect color combo of Ewe So Sporty yarn. This one uses Teal and Aquamarine.

Rocky Ridge Cowl knitting pattern is a one ball project! It has a simple lace pattern that is great for a beginner looking to move on to a new challenge because it's not too big. Try it in your favorite color of Ewe So Sporty yarn.

Double the squishiness here! The Color Theory Cowl holds the yarn doubled to create a tonal color shift around the loop. This one uses soft colors but bold colors look great, too!

The Snow Business Cowl can either be knit as a snuggly neckwarmer like the one shown here or sized up into a larger cowl. You choose!

Look boho chic in the Bohemian Grove cowl. Fun fringe is where it's at! This cowl comes together quickly and uses two balls of your favorite color of Ewe So Sporty yarn.

A soft and subtle pattern makes the Freckles Infinity Scarf an elegant choice. It combines basic knits and purls to create a playful dot pattern across the fabric. Pick your favorite color of Ewe So Sporty yarn and make yours now.


Take a minute to check out our yarns and find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you!

The Perfect Palette: August 2016

Hi!

Welcome to The Perfect Palette! This is a new monthly newsletter that will include knitting project ideas and Ewe Ewe yarn color pairings. Make these projects now and show them off with @eweeweyarns and #theperfectpalette. I hope you enjoy this new guide!

Best,
Heather
 


August is warm but we’re having our last breath of summer vacations. Days by the pool are dwindling but it’s a little too early to feel ready for back to school. The sun-kissed pale hues of summer start to mix with deeper shades as we head into autumn. Ewe So Sporty yarn can be knit into soft and airy shawls or sweet sweaters before the weather starts to change.

PATTERN IDEAS FOR AUGUST

Mint Julep
Yarn: Ewe So Sporty
  MC: 2 balls Soft Sage
  CC: 1 ball Sapphire

Pink Sky Dreams
Yarn: Ewe So Sporty
  7 balls Cotton Candy

Stacks
Yarn: Ewe So Sporty
  MC: 2 balls Brushed
   Silver
  CC1: 1 ball Lavender
  CC2: 1 ball Indigo

On Sale! Use code: AUGUST on EweEwe.com or Ravelry to get a 25% OFF all the patterns in this email! Valid through August 31, 2016. Patterns 1, 2, 3.

EWE SO SPORTY YARN SHADES

See all Ewe So Sporty yarn.

Find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you!

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Summer Color Knitting

Great Northern Pattern Book Pre-Order Event!

I'm so excited to see one of my favorite designers, Leah Coccari-Swift, publish her first book! Great Northern is a knitwear pattern collection inspired by the TV show Twin Peaks and there's an amazing pillow pattern using our Wooly Worsted yarn in the book. 

You may remember when I talked about the inspiration for this pillow design a few months ago. It was awesome to see the finished piece at TNNA and now I'm so excited to see the book soon, too! 

Now through July 31 you can pre-order the Great Northern print edition with free shipping. Click through to Leah's blog for more details and to place your order >

Pokémon Pokeball Hat Free Knitting Pattern

Pokemon Pokeball Hat free knitting pattern

Knitters do not shy away from trends! Our friend Cindy at Pearl Fiber Arts whipped up this adorable Pokémon Pokeball Hat using Ewe Ewe's Wooly Worsted yarn. The free knitting pattern is available on Ravelry and works perfectly with our yarn. Use one ball each of Vanilla, Black Licorice and Red Poppy colors to make this for the crazed gamer in your life!

See Ewe Ewe yarn stores here >
Get the Pokeball Hat free pattern here >
See Wooly Worsted yarn >