Monday, August 22, 2011

Very Simple, Garter Stitch, Children's Knit Crown


With US size 3 needles, and worsted weight yarn, cast on seven stitches (gauge doesn't matter so much for this project).


Knit four rows.


*On the last row cast on two extra stitches at the end of the row.


Knit down the nine stitches, and back up again (making two rows).


At the end of the second row, cast on an extra stitch.


Knit down the ten stitches, and back up again (making two rows).


At the end of the second row, cast on an extra stitch.


Knit down the eleven stitches, and back up again (making two rows).


Knit two stitches together, then the knit the additional nine stitches.



Knit back up the ten stitches.


Knit two stitches together, then knit the additional eight stitches.



Knit back up the nine stitches.


Knit two stitches together twice, then knit the remaining five stitches.




Knit seven rows.*


Repeat the rows between the *s, until you have a long enough piece to wrap around the crown of a child's head (10 times made a crowns to fit my children - remember, garter stitch is stretchy).


Cast off, leaving a long enough tail to stitch the two ends together.

Bring the two ends together, making sure not to twist the crown, and stitch back and forth, from underneath, to sew the crown together, into a circle. If you are making a crown for a very young child, you might want to sew on Velcro, to close the crown with, so the ends will come apart easily, if it ends up around the child's neck.


Weave in the loose yarn.


It's great to be a homeschooler.

6 comments:

Debbie said...

Thank you for this simple tutorial. I will definitely have to pull my knitting needles out.

Christy said...

My children would love crowns like that!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Very cute! I would really love to start knitting again at some point in the future.

MamaTea said...

Great tutorial. I don't knit, only crochet, but your instructions are so good I bet i can easily convert it! Thanks!!

Phyllis said...

I love those crowns. Too bad I don't knit. Wouldn't consider selling them, would you?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Phyllis - I'm thinking of opening an etsy store - but have to decide if I have time.