Most Adorable Nephew’s Chullo Hat Pattern!

I see all you people looking for chullo hat patterns

I’ve finished my nephews hat! And got a job offer! I may be moving to Stockton.

chullo hat

Blocked over cereal bowl and tin          Blocked over the tin only

Chullo Hat for a young child (about 4 years)

I’m not putting up color charts or anything, just basic, basic instructions so that you can make one too and colors listed on the side in case you want one like mine.

Lion Brand Wool-ease in 4 colors, red, light blue, goldenrod, and white

Size 8 needles, double pointed and 16″ circular.

Top Down:

Red: C/o 8 sts, divide evenly into 4 circular needles

Blue: KFB of each stitch (16 sts)

Gold: Kfb, k2, kfb, repeat to end (24 sts)

Gold: kfb, k4, kfb, repeat to end (32)

Red: kfb, k6, kfb, repeat to end (40)

Red: kfb, k8, kfb, repeat to end (48)

Red: kfb, k10, kfb, repeat to end (56)

Red: kfb, k12, kfb, repeat to end (64)

White: kfb, k14, kfb, repeat to end (72)

Blue: kfb, k16, kfb, repeat to end (80)

These are the patterns I used if you want to make exactly the same thing…otherwise, just knit until the piece is 6″ long from the last decrease or however long, I don’t have kids and am guessing on the length…fair warning.

1 Blue Row

2 Gold Row’s

Diamond pattern

Knit 1 Red, 3 Gold, Repeat

Knit 2 red, 1 gold, 1 red, repeat

Red Row

knit 2 red, 1 gold, 1 red, repeat around

Knit 1 red, 3 gold

2 Gold row’s

2 White Row’s

Square Pattern

Knit 2 blue, knit 2 white, repeat around

Knit 2 blue, knit 2 white, repeat around

knit 2 rows white

Knit 2 rows red

knit 1 row gold

knit 2 rows red

2 rows blue (I accidentally made an extra one on mine…don’t do that)

Knit 1 gold, knit 3 blue, repeat around

Knit 1 blue, knit 1 gold, knit 1 blue, knit 1 gold, repeat around

knit 2 blue, knit 1 gold, knit 1 blue, repeat around

knit 2 rows blue

checker row

knit 1 red, knit 1 white, knit 1 red, knit 1 white, repeat around

knit 1 white, knit 1 red, knit 1 white, knit 1 red, repeat around

knit 2 rows white

Now it’s time for earflaps!

White: cast off 20, knit 18, cast off 24, knit 18

Ear flaps: knit k rows in stockinette (white yarn for 2 rows and blue yarn for 4 rows)

gold: k1, k2tog, k12, k2tog, k1 (16)

gold: k1, k2tog, k10, k2tog, k1 (14)

red: k1, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k1 (12)

red: k1, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k1 (10)

red: k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k1 (8)

red: k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1 (6)

red: k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1 (4)

To make a liner, repeat the whole thing, put’em together and crochet the edges together


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Bob’s Hat Pattern

Here is the pattern for Bob’s hat.  It is meant to fit an average male head, but I didn’t pack extra yarn in my carry-on, so I’m modifying it for you all to make a better length.

Size 5 16″ round needles and dpn’s

Worsted weight yarn (I use Lion Brand Wool-ease in Blue Mist)


 Term: MiniCable Knit into 2nd stitch on left needle and without taking stitch off needle knit into 1st stitch, then take them both off the needle.  You’ll have a little cable.  There are a variety of explanations here too.


C/O 104 sts loosely.  Join.

Knit in a k2, p2 rib for 2″

MiniCable Round: MiniCable the knit sts and purl the purl sts.  Knit 4 rounds, Repeat until hat is 8″ high (9 for men)

Begin Decrease.  While decreasing continue to follow minicable pattern whenever possible.  Divide sts evenly on 4 needles (26 sts on each needle).  K2 tog at the beginning and end of each section. Continue until 8 sts are left, thread yarn through sts and close off.

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Safe Returns

I have safely returned to the freezing cold bosom of the Pacific Northwest.  When the plane was loaded and we were preparing to leave from Oakland the pilot told us the current weather in Portland was 27 degree’s.  27 degrees!  If I do continue to live up here, I am most certainly going to have to get used to hearing about temperatures below freezing!

Darby was very happy to have me back.  It took her a little while to warm up to me and get comfortable again, but by the evening she was happy as a clam.

And had every intention of staying on me as long as possible…


It is nice to be home. Pilot picked me up from the airport, but he was sooo sick.  I felt so bad for having him pick me up and wish he had told me.  I could have had roommate pick me up, even if I strongly suspect he would have demolished me car in the process.  Poor SIL is sick.  Possibly very very sick.  We are waiting for test results.  She could have asked me to drive up and take her to the hospital and I gladly would have, but the stubborn woman would not.

It is now Monday and I am expecting to hear from the school districts I interviewed with last week.  Strangely, I don’t have work today.  I suspect that after 5 days off, regular teachers are calling in sick less than they normally would.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

I flew down to San Jose the day before Thanksgiving to spend it with my cousin and her family (my half-uncle and his wife and their daughters…my family tree is a little convoluted)

On the job front..

I had 2 interviews Tuesday, over the phone.  The 1st one (which I really wanted) was a position at a continuatio high school teahing art, but the interview never really warmed up.  The afternoon position was for a k-8 school as the art teacher.  the interview went really well, the principal eve said that it went wel and to expect a call Wednesday.  the call never came, but I know that there is a lot in hr and superintendant/school board approval that would have to be done before I can be offered the job so I won’t totally freak out until Monday at 5:01 if they hven’t called me by that time.

I would be happy with either of the jobs.  Sacramento might be a nicer place to live, but the k-8 ounds like something I might enjoy more.

O the knitting frontm I’m about halfway through Bob’s Hat with my ow design.  I’ll publish it here for you all when i’m done making it.

Happy Birthday Darby!

Darby is 1 year old today!  Since i took the day off of work so that I could do 2 phone interviews in peace she will be spending her birthday happily curled in asleep in my lap all warm and cozy.

Here’s what a 1 year old Darby looks like

She plays fetch, can sit, and actually comes when I call her name (about 50% of the time).

I’ll knit her something nice for her birthday.

Here’s a picture of her, by me (I can’t help the cropping)


Vanna’s Choice Yarn

I’ve checked out this stuff and thought it rather nice until I bought some to use on the larger sized A-Line Ruffled Dog Sweater Dress. I found that on the small needles I was using (size 6) it was too scratchy and bulky compared to some of the other lion brand yarns I have used. I am hoping though, that Unlike Lion Brand WoolEase, that Vanna’s Choice holds up to being washed better. I love WoolEase, it is just the right size for knitting hats, but it fuzzes up like crazy after repeated washings and wearings as a dog sweater. As a hat, it’s just peachy.

I want to knit a men’s Norwegian sweater. Anyone have a particular pattern they adore to send me a link to. I like the pattern on knitpicks better than any of the Drops patterns and find the Dale of Norway website difficult to navigate.