02 April 2012

Easter Egg Hats

These are very cute, very quick and very cheap because they use up scraps of wool. You don't need to be an experienced knitter to whip up these cute little egg cosies, they are easy enough for beginners.

Breakfast on Easter Sunday (or any day for that matter) will be special when you present the boiled eggs with their hats on.

You will need:
4mm knitting needles
8 ply yarn - only a small amount is needed, so scraps are ideal
Wool needle to sew in the ends

These instructions are for a single colour cosy. You can work the cosy in stripes in any combination you like. The cosy in the picture is done in green and purple, my niece's favourite colours, ready for her Easter egg.

To make your egg hat:
Cast on 34 stitches
Knit 8 rows  k1, p1 rib
Knit 8 rows stocking stitch
Next row: Purl
K1, *K6, K2 together - repeat from * to end
Purl
K1 *K5, K2 together - repeat from * to end
Purl
K1 *K4, K2 together - repeat from * to end
Purl
K1 *K3, K2 together - repeat from * to end
Purl
K1, *K2, K2 together - repeat from * to end
Purl
K1, *K1, K2 together - repeat from * to end
Purl
*K2 together - repeat from * to end
Purl
Repeat last two rows until you have no stitches left.
Tie off.
With right sides together, stitch centre seam.
Turn to right side, fold up ribbed band.


These little hats are really quick to knit, I did this one in about an hour!  I was even able to watch a show I had recorded over the weekend while I knitted. You can't get much easier than that.

They really are so quick and easy I am going to knit some up in football colours for the boys and in blues for Hannah and surprise them on Easter Sunday too. It's a good thing they don't read my blog, isn't it :)

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