Thank you to Debs for sending patterns for these fine hats. They make me feel nice and cosy on this cold autumn morning. We hope that you enjoy them, and if you have any creative ideas that you would like to share, then please get in touch. Think of it like a swapsies of inspiration.
Here are the patterns for the tea pot and the cake…
Starting with a nice cake
To make a ball shaped hat - cast on 28 stitches and rib two rows.
Next row: increase to 42 stitches evenly across row purl 42 stitches. Next row: increase to 56 stitches evenly across row stocking stitch 7 rows decrease to 42 stitches evenly across row purl 42 decrease to 28 stitches evenly across row purl 28 stitches decrease to 14 stitches decrease to 7 stitches on the purl row thread the wool through and pull up tightly.
To make the icing pattern in the ball shape, alternate brown and white evenly across the 7 rows of 56 stitches.
Then top off with a red cherry bobble!
And for the tea pot
Cast on 28 stitches and rib two rows in blue.
Alternate blue and white wool every two rows for 3 rows Knit one row in blue then during the next purl row decrease once somewhere in the knitting to end up with 27 stitches.
To create the flat top of the tea pot
Knit 27 stitches in white, then knit the next row to create a purl row on the right side. In blue (K1, K2tog) to end. 18 stitches. Purl one row in blue. In white (K2tog) to end 9 stitches.
Bind off tightly and sew hat side together.
Add a blue bobble.
To make the spout and handle
Knit these by using i-cord. You knit this on two double ended (cable) needles. Cast on 4 stitches, then knit a row. Instead of passing the needle over to your left hand and turning it over, push the knitting to the end of the needle and carry on knitting with the wool passed behind the knitting. If you pull as you knit, you will create a tube of knitting. Continue until you have a spout and handle the right size. Thread the wool through the four stitches, pull tightly and fasten off, threading the wool through the i-cord. Now attach to tea pot.