Sunday, December 9, 2007

Ornament that Rocks!

While babysitting the Little Guy this weekend I wrote out the details for the Ornament that Rocks! Its a quick way to use up those leftover sock bits (or a way to justify buying more sock yarn?!). Enjoy! Oh, and cutie-patootie Little Guy photos at the end modeling his new Candy Cane hat!!

Ornament that Rocks!

Mini-Ornament that Rocks

Pattern: Ornament that Rocks!
Yarn: Socks that Rocks, lightweight (shown in color Jingle Bell Rock) or mediumweight (shown in color Hollyday) (note: didn't seem to really matter too much if used lightweight or mediumweight, so get out all those leftover sock yarn bits!)
Needles: size 4 circular for magic loop
Materials: marker, 2" styrofoam balls

Cast on 10 stitches. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist (the pattern is knit in the round).

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Knit into the front and back (kfb) of every stitch. (20 stitches).

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: (kfb, k2) 6x, kfb, k1. (27 stitches).

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: (kfb, k3) 6x, kfb, k2. (34 stitches).

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: (kfb, k4) 6x, kfb, k3. (41 stitches).

Rows 9-17: Knit.

Row 18: (k2tog, k4) 6x, k2tog, k3. (34 stitches).

Row 19: Knit.

Row 20: (k2tog, k3) 6x, k2tog, k2. (27 stitches).

Row 21: Knit.

Row 22: (k2tog, k2) 6x, k2tog, k1. (20 stitches).

Row 23: Knit. Put knitting around styrofoam at this point (or else it may not fit over it as you continue to decrease). It is a bit tricky knitting around the styrofoam, but just two rows left!

Row 24: (k2tog, k1) 6x, k2tog. (13 stitches).

Row 25: k2tog, then bind off until 3 stitches remain (for the last bind off stitch you will only knit one stitch).

Knit a 4-inch i-cord with the 3 remaining stitches. Bind off. Weave the i-cord in to make loop at the top of the ornament. Seam the bottom of the ornament at the cast-on edge. Make a bunch more!

Candy Cane Hat

Candy Cane Hat

Happy Holidays!!


Anonymous said...

We want to thank auntie for the hat and the babysitting - the hat looks great - the only thing is lil guys mom wants his eyebrows shown next time :-) Ornament are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Love the ornaments and the pictures of the little guy! He shows off your handknits well. :)

Scrabblequeen said...

Little Guy is sooo cute, and the hat and ornaments are very nice, too.

Bezzie said...

Awww...and he's got eyebrows too? I'm jealous! (Chunky doesn't really have eyebrows)

Anonymous said...

He could not be any cuter!!! Thanks for the pattern too!

kasiaiscarly said...

Totally cracks me up that Little Guy appears to be such a ham :)

Brena said...

Thanks for the ornament pattern!

Little Guy is too cute!!!!!!!!

Stacey said...

oh those are cute! I may have to make some, even though we don't have a Christmas Tree this year.

And Little Guy is, once again, adorable!

sgeddes said...

Thanks for sharing the ornamnet pattern. I'm, goign to have to go out and get some of those balls.

The little guy is so cute in his hat!

tiennieknits said...

These are awesome! What a sweet hat on a sweet baby!

Zonda said...

Great ornaments, I may get time to make some LOL! Cute as pie as usual is your little nephew!! Great hat Auntie!!

Discoknits said...

That second picture of Little Guy is just adorable. That should be his Christmas Card pic this year.

And thanks for sharing the Christmas Ornament pattern - awesome.

cpurl17 said...

Thank you for posting the pattern!!

And that hat, too cute!!

Batty said...

Those are awesome. And what a cute little guy! He's adorable. I love pictures of babies and toddlers in hand-knits.

Anonymous said...

love the ornaments...will have to knit these next year...too late for me at this stage of the game.

Cherie B. said...

Oh, my god! These are too cute!

Anonymous said...

Arne&Carlos just published a book in Norway, Julekuler:

This will be popular this christmas.

Anonymous said...

Love ornaments, love the "little guy", we still call our youngest "the little guy", and he's almost 23 years old !