Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tubey Head Hat Pattern

Tubey Head Hat

Yarn- bulky thick and thin hand spun merino yarn or any bulky weight yarn
Note- choose a yarn that has memory, and is light, otherwise you tubes will drupe
Needles – US 10 ½ double point needles, and straights/ circulars and a size K crochet hook
Gauge- 3sts per inch or 9 w.p.i.
Notions- stitch markers, 2 stitch holders

Hat is made for a 22-inch head

Earflaps Make 2 Knit Flat Knit St st
Cast on 3sts
All odd rows knit straight
All even rows increase one alternating at the beginning or the end of the row
Row 2- make 1 (knit front and back) purl to the end
Row 3- knit
Row 4- purl 3, make 1
Increase until 10 stitches
Knit St st until the flap measures 5inches
Last row increase every 2 sts.
14 sts total

Hat body knit in the round using double pointed needles
Note- When using the double point needles distribute evenly on needles
CO 7 st
Knit one flap on
CO 24 st
Knit second flap on
CO 7 st
Put on a stitch marker
Knit in a round St st for 2 in
Dec 1 every 10 sts
K 2 rows
K 8 put 9 st on holder Co 11 st behind stitch holder K 25 put 9 st on holder Co 11 st behind stitch holder K 10- the holder sts will become the tubeys
Dec1 every 6 st
K 1 row
Dec 1, K 16, Dec 1, K 18, Dec 1, K 14, Dec 1 (Dec 4 sts)
K 1 row
Dec 1, K10, Dec 1, K 12, Dec 1, K 12, Dec 1, K 8, Dec 1(Dec 5)
K 1 row
Dec 1, K14, Dec 1, K 16, Dec 1, K 9, Dec 1 (Dec 4)
K 1 row
Dec 1, K 8, Dec 1, K10, Dec 1, K 10, Dec 1, K 5, Dec 1 (Dec 5)
K 1 row
Dec 1 every 4 sts
K 1 row
Dec 1 every 3 sts
K 1 row
Dec 1 every 2 sts
K 1 row
Dec every sts
Cut off yarn leaving a 10in tail, thread the tail though the live stitches and pull tight, weave in the ends

Tubes Make 2 Knit in the round
Put stitches on the holder onto double point needle, pick up 2 st on the side of the opening between the live st and CO edge. Pick up 11 sts on the CO edge, pick 2 st on the other side.
K round for 2 in
Bind off
Note- for stiffer tubes that will stay up better use a smaller needle size.

Weave in ends
Single crochet around the hat base 2 rows
Single crochet around the tubes 4 rows
Add braids for ties
6 -1 yard strands folded in half

Dec- Decreases knit two together
St- Stockinette
st- stitch
Make 1- knit in the front and back of the stitch
CO- cast on
w.p.i.- warps per inch

Do not sell hats made form this pattern with out permission.
Please feel free to ask questions and post suggestions or corrections.
please post pictures if you make it or send them to me at kylacrawford88atcomcastdotnet

Earth and Sky Hat

This hat is a commission work for someone who saw my Ketchup and Monster hat online. ^^ I dyed the wool and knit up the hat with the extra yarn I knit a neck warmer or scarfllet.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Earth and Sky

I dyed this yarn for a commissioned hat.
It started as the turquoise and cream
I created the color way using the color lovers website it's lots of fun

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ketchup and Mustard Monster Hat

I dyed, spun, designed and knitted this hat for one of my best friends. She loves yellow and red together and I thought that she needs a fun and funky hat for winter. I hope she likes it. When I was knitting it every thing just worked out it was nice. He hat was meant to be. I have to make small plush monster pins for it still.
The yarn I dyed and spun. It is called sunspots. About 9 wpi and I spun 4 oz, 240 yrds
It is merino, mohair, sparkle, sequins, and gold thread

The hat was knit flat (because I didn’t have DPN’s) on size 10 1/2 needles and a size K croquet hook. The tubes were knit in the round with 3 different sizes of needles because I didn’t have 10.5 double points. I don’t recommend this. I singled crocheted around all the edges and added the braids. It took about 160 yrds to make that hat.

I plan on posting the pattern for free once I refine it and type it out.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

busy busy kyla

I have been extreemly busy with school and hopefull will fave time to post . . .

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Stitching Wrists

Wrist cuffs embroidered to look like the inside on the wrists XD

I had the idea while embroidering in my fibers class, with my angry writs. ^^

I found a bunch of images on line some from real anatomy classes with cadavers *shiver*
I want to donate my body science or my organs to people. It a good thing.
These images look nice to work off from. . .
it is Gray's not Netter's. I ran to library to find Netter's but it is on reserve for med-students.
Thank good for sister's who are docs and art lovers. Especially medical art lovers. I called her to ask if she had her book, and teller my idea. She was very excited and would like a pair. . . I have to see how they stitch up. The first pair are mine so I can have some healthy writs to wear over my angry ones.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Food and Yarny goodness

Classes started today
I get to do a spinning demo in my fibers class ^_^

A while ago a friend and i made Okonomiyak
We split shrimp ones and i made my dad a pork one iwth out the sauce because he is allergic to one of the ingreaiates. But he loved anyway and told my Grandma all about it. Here are some pictures

I made my friend yarn in her favorite colors and then I am going to make her a funky hat out of it with on monster pin.

Other yarn was from the Tour de fleece and the weaving was an overshot sample that I made last durring the winter semester.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

fabric and paint chips

Today mom and I drove 3 hours to Feilds fabrics.
God i love that store, well priced quality fabrics. . . something joanns will never understand

I am painting my neice's nersery and the grey my sister picked out clashes with the drapery fabric.
oh dear god it clashes.
It is a very green grey which is hard to work with.
So I found a better grey but i don't know which one they want for their bathroom
I think i found a nice purple , blue and definatlly a good grey that goes with the fabric.
The grey i picked out is more of a nuteral grey
so yah

I have been listening to a lot of german disco and disco nevo(aka scissor sisters, goldfrapp)

You tube is magic.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Saffron Risotto Onigiri

I have been looking at a lot of Bento Box lunches and recipes and I thought of my own. ^^

Saffron Risotto Onigiri
-Leftover Saffron Risotto
-Hard Salami, persechuto, or spinach (sea weed sub)
- Optional flavorings like Parmesan cheese, or olives

- Rice mold or cookie cutters

Mix in flavorings if want
Put some risotto in a mold or form it by hand
Warp with lunchmeat or spinach

About Onigiri

Tomarrow I am taking a trip to asian markets and to see My grandma in the Hospital.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Updated my DA galliery

today i updated my DA galliery
with old paintings and prints.

I must take pictures of yarn that i finished for a friends xmas gift
- clean my room and studio space
- work on peanut's nursey

I have two weeks off form school

it is nice an cool out ^^

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

picture update

Well I gave up on my camera hunt and found a good quality camera for a fair price.
I bought the Fuji Finepix S700. I like it fits in the hand nicely and I like the images I have gotten.
I have a big image update.
Photoshop collages and retouched images.(original images: and )
My car ^^
And three drawings made with Illustrator.
And a picture of part of my sister throw.

I made a lesson plan where students have to take a historical figure and make him in to an illustration and then put a witty phrase that reflects part of their life. It sounds like a fun thing to do to learn the basics in Illustrator. . . more interesting than drawing a piece of fruit.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


I have a couple lithograph plates to draw on for printmaking.

An Illistrator lesson plan to create. I have some sketches on illistrator that I want to post. ^^

I need to finish my friends felt necklace for her brithday.

I have been brousing for a new camera. I think I have it narrowed down to two:
a Fuji Finepix 40fd or a Cannon Powershot A630

I need to clean like crazy. . . my room, my stuido space, and my car. . . .

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Tricked my ride

My mini van back wheel holes have some rust issues so this weekend I decided to buy some enamel and cover that up. Of course I chose the weekend my dad is out of town. ^^ I bought rustoilum enamel and latex paint (that I thought was enamel*head slap*) My dad comes home and say did you use automotive paint? Ah . . . no. Then he asks if I patched up the hole form getting rid of the rust . . . ah I didn't it out. I just wire brushed it and knocked of the peeling paint, then painted over that. He said ok it might not last. Well yeh it won't because I have latex over oil based and mixed because I didn't read the label *head slaps twice* gah I know far better then that.

Working on a mixed media collage for my digital art class the first part is a digital collage then painted over with cut collage.
It is so nice to paint again.

I when to my favorite LYS for a sale and to show Joan (the owner) my rug and some of my funky yarns. She was so excited she took pictures for her blog ^^. I got yarn to my future niece or nephew some things.

I had to remake beads for a friend’s gift.

And worked on an etching as well this weekend

Camera is still MIA. I need it now so I can show of my tricked van. It has a kitschy angel and devil theme. I feel like I need shag upholstery and carpeting in my van. That would be awesome.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I lost my camera and i hope my house ate it. And not the restraunt or worse the movie theater. if they did i hope some one turned them into the lost and found.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Busy with art

I have been busy with printmaking Computers and tour de fleece
My printmaking professor I getting on my nerves he is the kind that is always looking over your shoulder. I prefer and work better when they leave me the heck alone and put some input in once and a while. I am very head strong when it comes to my art and art making. I think he is the same except he has to have people do things his way. I have a blister on my thumb from carving linoleum. I finished four in one day and printed one, and then a four-layer print.

Finished my first lesson plan in computers and a fun drawing on Photoshop. (I tried to make it a jpg. but ps froze.)

Spinning away made two skeins yesterday. Finished the brown roving yesterday. Today I will finish the surprise-roving mom got me for my birthday last year. Skein form the 9th tattered Pointe shoe

Fri and Sat Mary is having sewing and craft days I want to go Saturday and Friday but I have plans Friday for doc appointments and bead stores maybe Ikea and the nummy foods. I'm thinking mid eastern.

Deviant art is acting weird. I can't post new piece or watch new artists . . . . I am wondering if they put more restrictions for non-subscribers.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Yarn and carving

So I am posting two days of spinning for the Tour De Fleece

This was spun yesterday from BFL top dyed by Spunky Electric
It was plied with wooly nylon and beads.

Todays spinning is a shetland roving I bought a couple years ago at the Mt. Burce Fiber festival. It is very easy to spin. it is a 2-ply

I did some painting and linocuting today. I acually cut my thumb. I was being dumb about it though. Cutting linoleium in my lap. Not smart. I know better too. I think I need some new tools they seem slugish.

Well my camera fell once and the monitor is fucked up. Once. camera Once. I am hoping that a freshly charged battery will help. The pictures are coming out the same and good so no big issuses.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Fiber fun

Tour De Fleece starts to day ^^ so spinning fun

Yesterday I wove and felted. Note to self: do not weave when on pain meds. On Thursday, I had my wisdom teeth removed.
At the moment the prawn on my loom is worn down just enough to be a major pain. I need to order a new one or find a better solution. I have an eye screw and a set of chop sticks helping hold the tension.
I love felting beads. Not the round bead but the felt milifiore type. Lots of fun. Like this -->

I started my printmaking and computer graphics classes. I have to work on homework this weekend. A lesson plain and some mini monoprints and linocuting.

Yes and take pictures you silly Kyla.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I now have creative suites on my mac. Ahh the digital art wonders.

My loom is broken. . . T_T

I bought a silk screen today ^^ ohh the wonders of printmaking.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

First, my weaving mmm

Second, yarn spun by a batt from the lovely SheepFeathers

I plied it with wooly nylon and beads. I call it seasoned dreads.

Third, is a spindle spun mixture of alpaca, wool, silk, sequence and fake leaves. I also hand carded and dyed the fibers. It is called hills of Ireland

I have joined the Tour De Fleece

Other than that I have been working in the warp threads on my rug and my writs are trying to start a revolution. So I have not been working on my art. Soon I will start two of my Art Ed method classes: printmaking and computer graphics.