Crafty Cathy

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    I can be both crafty and crafty. Here you'll find most of the former and sometimes a little of the latter.

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Archive for March, 2009

Holy Cow Batman!

Posted by 2ton Inspired on March 23, 2009

I thought it only fitting that both nephews had hats of the superheros they love. (Nephew #1 got this Transformers hat.) This idea for a Batman hat has been bouncing around in my head for quite some time, but due to my pregnancy and then arrival of the little one I wasn’t able to make any progress. With nephew #2’s birthday coming up I decided to get a move on it!


Like the Transformers hat this one is double knitted. I used provisional CO to do the ribbing since I dislike the double knit CO method of holding both strands together (I know there are other types of CO but I didn’t want to research…). I knit the rib twice as long as I wanted so that I could fold it in half and then picked-up the stitches from the provisional CO in between the live stitches. The stitches from the CO were used for the inside of the hat while the live stitches were for the outside.

For the chart I printed out the batman logo and placed it behind graph paper and traced. Hopefully I can transfer that to a file and post it in my patterns page soon.

Here is the backside of the black side of the hat. I opted not to put “Batman” on the backside of the yellow side. Just the thought of it brought back terrible memories of the For The Horde scarf.


For the hat pattern itself I used the Kim’s Hat pattern in Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I made the woman sized hat on size 7 needles. This pattern is my go to for hats. The variations are great and it’s easy to remember. Because it was double knit my gauge was a bit too loose. This should fit him for a few years!

I’m not sure what happened on this side for the circle around the logo. The stitches seem all off…


Pattern: Kim’s Hat from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Double knitted with my own charts. Which I finally made digital and posted.

Needle: Size 7

Yarn: Caron simply soft


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Flower Power

Posted by 2ton Inspired on March 2, 2009

During a trip to Seattle a few years ago we stopped by a few baby stores because my friend and cousin were both pregnant and I fell in love with the Blabla dolls! I even wrote about them here. They’re just so colorful and cuddly.

So for my daughters first Christmas I wanted to buy her one, but my husband said “You can make that! It’ll be more special.” I remembered the Kate doll from Knitty and had been meaning to make one and used that as my starting point.

The body is basically the same except for I added a few decreases from the body to neck and then added increases from the neck to head to make the separation more defined. I opted not to add legs and shortened the arms.

At first I was going to add a flower to the belly but decided on a bird because my daughters Vietnamese name translates to Nightingale.   I cut out pieces of fabric and hand stitched it to the body.
Flower Power

Pattern:  Modified version of Kate by Jess Hutchison from Knitty Winter 05 edition.

Yarn: Bits of leftovers. Mostly acryllic.

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