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October 11, 2010

Perfect Pixie's Pixie Hood

I love the angora yarn from Cozy Rabbit Farm. It is soft, feather light and warm. The BGITWWW chose it for the “Cotton Candy” colors and she liked the “bunny fluff”.  The photos do not do justice to this Pixie Hood but it was not easy to pull a 5 year old away from Kipper, The Dog, so I am lucky to have these =o)

(BTW, the Pixie Hood link takes you to Amazon, I don't get a commission or anything, but I couldn't find the book on the author's site). 


Using the “2 and up” size as a gauge, I added a few stitches to the cast on, bearing in mind that I wanted the ribbing to begin and end on a knit stitch.

This is a quick and easy pattern to knit. Start to finish took about 3 evenings (I had to wait for more yarn and the BGITWWW to try it on before picking up the bottom for ribbing).

To minimize bumps and ends I did the following for ties:
  • Cut 3 lengths of yarn about 30” long each (you decide what is best for your project).
  • On the Right Side, go to the bottom front corner of hood, find the center 2 stitches.
To the right of the center:
  • Pull 3 strands of yarn into back side
  • Count 2 stitches over and insert yarn up through the front (left of the center).  
You now have 3 strands on the left, 2 stitches, 3 strands on right, and centered as best you can.
  • Tie half knot.
  • Make 3 groups of 2 strands each, braid to desired length.
  • Tie knot at end leaving short tail or embellish ends as you wish.  I might add a tassle or knitted flower with some bling to the Pixie point.
  • Repeat these steps for the other side.
Neat and tidy. Smooth and secure!! 

A Big Kitty Q NO NO

...Happy Trails....


Mimi said...

I have been searching for any kind of flame graph (3 days). I almost wept with joy when I found yours. Then OMG the little pixe hat. My grandson wants black fingerless gloves with flames he is 11. I do not knit all that well, but he rarely asks for things from me. I am maybe over my head on this, but if they turn out ok will let you know with credit to your chart if I put them on ravelry . I live in the boonies so it will be awhile before I can get the right yarn. I love your stuff and live in fear Noah will see the flame hat. It is just THEE hat. Thanks my dear.

Carole said...

Hello again! I asked you a question last December about your flame hat. I am still planning on knitting that hat,just had my first two grandsons born in a year, and been knitting baby stuff. I try and knit something all year long, but as soon as the weather gets cold, the knitting passion really flares! :D
Anyway, wanted to tell you that I'm still enjoying your knitting. Very cute Pixie Hood! Take care!

VTwin said...

Mimi, thank you for your comment. I can relate to "almost wept with joy." The fingerless gloves should have fewer repeats then the hat. You can do it!

VTwin said...

Hi Carole, I started a list 7 years ago of things I plan to knit. There are so many fun projects available, especially for grandchildren. I plan to start another hat, "Black Hills Hoody" that needs to be finished by August 2011. In the meantime, I posted a few more pictures on the Pixie hood. Stay warm!