Teaching and knitting are keeping me busy in the last few months. It’s been four years since I started teaching and running workshops. On May 2017 – this time two years ago, I started knitting socks and just a few months after, I had my first socks knitting group of students. It was a strong demand and I just couldn’t resist. Today my workshops are a mixture of crochet and knitting which for me, is too good to be true.

I have finished knitting a few projects. Started with simple projects followed by more complicated ones. I wrote a Brioche workshop, where we got to know this addictive puffy stitch. These workshops and the craving for knitting made me write my own knitting patterns for my students. After all it’s not just me craving for knitting around here…

Naturally, my patterns were all written in Hebrew up till now. Teaching and writing patterns go together for me. So, it was just a question of time till  I started writing my first knitting pattern in English, for you, my far away followers.Cotton stripe hat knitting patternMy first knitting pattern in English is a simple Cotton Stripe Baby Hat. it’s a basic hat pattern. I knitted Four of them, using my Granny Kit cotton, in just one weekend. It’s a real fun and quick knitting project. Perfectly suitable for beginners. All you have to know is just Knit and Purl, just the basics of crochet. If you are a beginner, then this is a great project to start with. You can find a lot of help on YouTube if you look for ‘how to knit for beginners’ or ‘ how to knit in a round for beginners’. Go for it, give it a try. And if you are an advanced knitter, you can be sure that this little project is a lot of fun. It’ll make a quick sweet gift and will provide some comforting knitting time. Within the pattern you’ll find links for specific knitting tutorials, to help you make it.

So, My first ever knitting pattern is now available in my Etsy shop as well as on my Ravelry page. YES finally, I’ve been working on my Ravelry page after years. It’s just about time don’t you think so? Thank you for those of you that wrote and pushed me to do it. You were so RIGHT. So now you can link your projects to my Ravelry !

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I designed this baby hat for a few new babies, mothers and grandmothers around our workshops table. The Cotton Stripe is a basic hat, knitted in the round, from the rib up to the crown shaping. It’s an addictive play with stripe and makes a perfect project for beginners. Knit up in 2 colors of Granny Kit cotton in a few hat sizes. The two colors cotton Stripe makes it light & stylish for both girls and boys.

The Cotton Stripe Hat is available in a few sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4)  Premature ( 0 – 6, 6 – 12, 12 -18 ) month
You can easily make it bigger by adding 12 sts to your CO sts.

I used my Granny Kit Cotton but you can use any Sport weight – 4 ply cotton OR any other yarn you have in stash. You will need two colours. In the picture you can see the four hats I knitted using my Granny Kit cotton using colours: Baby pink & Rose, Pale Blue & Denim, Pistachio & Moss, Shale Grey & Loft.

You will need two sizes needles.
Main Fabric – 3mm / US 2.5 – 16″/40 cm or 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference (Magic Loop or DPNs)
Ribbing – 2.5mm / US 1.5 – 10″/25 cm or 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference (Magic Loop or DPNs)
Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, going down two sizes for the ribbing.

26 sts & 34 rows = 4”/10 cm on larger needles.
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round after blocking.

You will need one stitch marker, row counter, tapestry needle and crafty scissors.
You can find more details about this Pattern on my Etsy shop and Ravelry page.

I just can’t wait to see your Cotton Stripe Hats. Use #crochetobjet and #cottonstripehat on social media. I check these hashtags every few days and share your projects on my Instagram stories.
Can’t tell you how excited I am with this first knitting pattern. I would love to here what you think and if you like it. xxxMo