What to Make: Sand + Sea Hat

Welcome to our weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so versatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

Sand + Sea Hat knitting pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Sand + Sea Hat knitting pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

The Sand + Sea Hat is one of the first patterns I designed for Ewe Ewe Yarns and it’s still one of my favorites and an all-time bestseller!

It’s a simple color work hat that makes it easy to get started with a new technique and it’s just a fun project.

Sand & Sea Hat Knitting Kit using Wooly Worsted merino yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Sand & Sea Hat Knitting Kit using Wooly Worsted merino yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

I put together some other fun color combinations for this hat that can be purchased as a Sand & Sea Hat kit. Take a look:

Any 3 shades of Wooly Worsted merino yarn would work, though. Choose colors for your favorite team, knit it in school colors, match your eyes or your winter coat. Whatever!

See all the colors: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted merino wool yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)

Measurements: 18 (20, 22)" circumference

Yarn requirements: 3 colors of Wooly Worsted merino yarn; 1 skein each.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Sand + Sea Hat — on Ewe Ewe Yarns
Sand + Sea Hat — on Ravelry.

Yarn + Pattern Kit: Ewe Ewe Yarns Sand + Sea Hat Knitting Kit.

Get your yarn: Find the yarn at a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns or here on our website.


What to Make: Dancing Santa Hat

Welcome to our weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so versatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

Dancing Santa Hat knitting pattern  by Amber Darling for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Dancing Santa Hat knitting pattern by Amber Darling for Ewe Ewe Yarns

A Santa hat seems like an obvious thing to wear around the holidays but what about a hat FULL of Santa hats? Yes, please!

I love to knit quirky things because they make me happy when I’m making them and they make others laugh when they see them. Dancing Santa Hats fits right in there with its adorable little hats on a hat.

This easy color work hat knitting pattern fun purl bumps for the brim and bobbles as a topper to give the beanie some great texture and dimension.

Knit in Baa Baa Bulky yarn from Ewe Ewe, this hat works up so fast! You can knit in a full festive color combo like Red Poppy, Pistachio and Vanilla or go for the original with a Brushed Silver backdrop.

See all the colors: Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky merino wool yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: Kid (Small Adult, Large Adult)

Measurements: 15¾ (18¾, 22)" circumference; 9 (9½, 9½)" high excluding pom pom

Yarn requirements: 3 colors of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn; 1 skein each.

How to find the pattern, yarn and join the KAL

Pattern: Dancing Santa Hat — on Ewe Ewe Yarns
Dancing Santa Hat — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn.

Get your yarn: Find the yarn at a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns or here on our website.


Fun + Festive: Winter Wonderland Mini Garland

Winter Wonderland Mini Garland limited edition kit by PostStitch

Winter Wonderland Mini Garland limited edition kit by PostStitch

Add some festiveness to you your winter months with the new Winter Wonderland Mini Garland knitting kits by PostStitch. This limited edition kit includes everything you need to create adorable garland to hang in your home!

The Winter Wonderland Mini Garland knitting kit includes 4 balls of Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino yarn, a pattern with 2 mini mittens, 2 mini hats, 2 mini stockings plus twine, tiny pom poms, clothespins and jingle bells so you can mix and match to create your own wintery look. Awesome!

Ideas to use this garland:

Make 24 minis and use them as an advent calendar! Stuff little treats or prizes inside for a sweet surprise each day leading up to Christmas.

Winter Wonderland Minis as an Advent Calendar

Winter Wonderland Minis as an Advent Calendar

Use the knitted pieces as Christmas tree ornaments or just tiny decorations to accent your home. Add them to the top of a wrapped present. Maybe your Elf on the Shelf needs a new hat each day? There are so many places to use these jolly little baubles!

Get the kit today!

This limited edition kit is available in two color options. Choose from Festive Christmas for a more traditional look or Tropical Holiday for a punched up pink!

Each Winter Wonderland Mini Garland Kit includes:

  • 4 skeins of Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering in one of two color combos

  • Winter Wonderland Mini Garland Pattern (code for Ravelry download)

  • 60" of twine

  • 6 1/2" pom poms

  • 6 mini clothespins

  • 6 mini jingle bells

Winter Wonderland Mini Garland Kit Price: $45

Hurry! Winter Wonderland Mini Garland Kits are only available through July 31st, 2019 from poststitch.com. Shop now to get yours!

Want just the pattern? Download Winter Wonderland Mini Garland on Ravelry.


Halloween Hat: Spooky Nights

Spooky Nights  hat knitting pattern using Ewe Ewe  Wooly Worsted yarn

Spooky Nights hat knitting pattern using Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn

Look at this hat! It has black bats, black cats, and creepy crescent moons. Soooo spoooooky! The Spooky Nights stranded knitting hat is the perfect topper for the Halloween time of year. Wear it on trick-or-treat or just around town because you love creepy stuff.

Use Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn to make this hair-raising hat. Our new Citrus Pop works perfectly to add the right amount of eeriness.

Bundle and save: The Spooky Nights hat is also part of our Halloween Hats eBook that includes 4 more season hat knitting patterns. It’s a great deal for 5 patterns!

Get the pattern and the yarn!

Knit this fun hat today and be ready for your favorite holiday! Here’s what you need:

Wooly Worsted Merino Yarn
10.00
Color:
Quantity:
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Southwest Stockings KAL: Part 4 Finishing

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Hello and welcome to the last day of the Southwest Stockings Knit Along! We've done a lot of knitting and now it's time to embellish our big Christmas sock. If you've knit the Cozy Socks then you're probably on your way through the second sock and almost done. For the Christmas Stocking knitters today we'll add a hang loop and top it with a pom pom. Woohoo!

Remember, you can always watch me work these steps on The Knit Show with Vickie Howell.

Knitting a hang loop for a Christmas Stocking

In the pattern it tells us to cast on 4 stitches and work back and forth in garter stitch for 6". That's all we need to do.

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Now we stitch that little strip of fabric to the top edge of the stocking. Lay the top of the stocking out flat and attach the hang loop to the first 2 and last 2 stitches of the ribbing at the top of the stocking. Use the tail and the darning needle to sew it securely.

Bring the other end of the loop around and stitch that down to meet the first edge. Sew, sew, sew. Remember, this is what holds that stocking up when it's all packed with presents!

And, done! A cute little loop.

Our next job is to weave in the yarn ends inside the stocking. I usually flip mine inside out, weave them in, then flip it back the other way. When you're all done give your stocking a good blast of steam to help set the stitches. I use my regular iron set to the highest steam setting. Hover the iron over the fabric and let the steam relax the yarn. Never touch the iron to the project! Set the iron aside and let the stitches cool before touching them. Ahh, look how even!

Making a multi-color pom pom

Now for the best part, pom pom time! I made pom pom with the Llamallooma Pom-Pom Maker by Betz White. This little llama is so adorable that I had to use it. 

The first step is to wrap a long strand around the llama's body. This will be the yarn that secures the pom pom together after we cut the strands. 

I decided to make a pom pom using all 4 colors that are in my stocking so I lined them all up and wound them around the llama's legs until it was thick and full.

Next we untie that original loop and tie it tightly across our wrapped yarn.

Remove the yarn bundle and carefully cut the loops in half to make a fluffy pom pom.

Trim your pom pom to make it round. There's always weird long pieces on any pom so give it a good haircut.

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And attach it to the top of the stocking by the hang loop. 

And there we have it! A finished Southwest Stockings Christmas Stocking. I can't wait for Santa to come and fill it with goodies in a few weeks!

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Introducing: Southwest Stockings Knit Along!

Southwest Stockings Knit Along

Southwest Stockings Knit Along

Handmade holidays are the best kind of holidays. I want to share my love of holiday knits with you with a knit-along! I recently appeared on The Knit Show with Vickie Howell to teach how to knit the Southwest Stockings. This pattern can make either a Christmas stocking or a pair of cozy socks and I'd love to work on them with you. I've even got a few more tricks up my sleeve that I'll show you along the way. I hope you'll join me for the Southwest Stockings KAL!

Heather on The Knit Show with Vickie Howell!  Watch the show >

Heather on The Knit Show with Vickie Howell! Watch the show >

What's a KAL?

A knit-along, or KAL, is a virtual sit-and-knit. We're all going to make the same project during a set timeframe and I'll show you how to do it! I hope you'll join me. Continue reading to see more details and decide if you'd like to knit the Southwest Stockings with me.

Step 1: Pick your project

Which project would you like to knit?

  1. Christmas Stocking using Baa Baa Bulky yarn from Ewe Ewe
  2. Cozy Socks using Wooly Worsted yarn from Ewe Ewe
Option 1:  Southwest Stockings Christmas Stocking

Option 1: Southwest Stockings Christmas Stocking

Option 2:  Southwest Stockings Cozy Socks

Option 2: Southwest Stockings Cozy Socks

The Southwest Stockings are a design that is unique to Ewe Ewe Yarns. Using the same pattern you can make two very different items! The secret's in the yarn. Use Baa Baa Bulky to create a big bright Christmas stocking OR change to a smaller needle size and Wooly Worsted yarn to a squishy pair of socks for yourself. It's super fun!

Download the pattern:

Get the Southwest Stockings pattern FREE from The Knit Show with Vickie Howell >

    Step 2: Choose your colors

    Pick your color way. The best part about Ewe Ewe is that all of our yarn colors are planned to work together so you really can't go wrong. Find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you to see the colors!

    If you don't have a shop near you, I put together 7 color combo kit ideas that fit all different styles. Maybe you want to pick your own shades of Baa Baa Bulky yarn or make the Christmas Stocking in one of these: 

    Stocking kit color option:  True Christmas

    Stocking kit color option: True Christmas

    Stocking kit color option:  Cotton Candy Dreams

    Stocking kit color option: Cotton Candy Dreams

    See Christmas Stocking kits >

    Perhaps you're going to make the Cozy Socks to wear on Christmas morning or give as a gift. Take a look at the Cozy Sock kit ideas or browse Wooly Worsted yarn colors.

    Cozy socks kit ideas:

    Cozy Socks kit color option:  Soft + Sweet

    Cozy Socks kit color option: Soft + Sweet

    Cozy Socks kit color option:  Rich Red

    Cozy Socks kit color option: Rich Red

    See Cozy Socks kits >

    Step 3: Knit Along!

    We'll be learning great techniques like:

    • Casting on to double-pointed needles
    • Knitting with two colors of yarn (Fair Isle, color work)
    • How to knit the heel flap and turn the heel of a sock
    • Knitted decreases
    • Kitchener stitch grafting for the toe of a sock
    • Finishing, weaving in ends, and pom pom making

    Here are our dates:

    • October 26-November 8: Get your supplies! Find a yarn shop >
    • Thursday, November 9: CAST ON! Learn how to knit color work.
    • Tuesday, November 14: Sock heel flap and turning the heel
    • Thursday, November 16: Decreasing for the toe and Kitchener stitch
    • Tuesday, November 21: Finishing and pom pom making

    Get social!

    Get your supplies now. We start on November 9th! Read the Supplies post >