Easy Tarn Coasters

If you make your own tarn, this pattern will make two coasters out of one ladies small- medium size t-shirt worth of tarn (approx 15 yards).

You will need:

10 mm crochet hook

Tarn or super bulky yarn

Tapestry needle

Pattern:

Chain 8

*Turn sc back (7 st) ch 1

Repeat from * 6 times or until you obtain the size you desire.

Weave in ends with tapestry needle; you can use a smaller crochet hook if necessary.

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Thinking Cap

  You will need:

5mm circular needles (16inches)

5mm dpn

1 skein of Bernat Giggles Tickled Pink

Tapestry needle

Gauge:

24 rows x 20st = 4 inches

Pattern:

Cast on 76 stitches

Join in round being careful not to twist

Row 1:  *K1 P1 repeat from * until end of row

Row 2 – 8: Repeat Row 1

Row 9 – 28: Knit

Row 29: Starting decreases. *K1, SSK, K14, K2tog, repeat from star to end of row (68 st)

Row 30: Knit

Row 31: *K1, SSK, K12, K2tog, repeat from star to end of row (60 st)

Row 32: Repeat row 30

Row 33: *K1, SSK, K10, K2tog, repeat from star to end of row (52 st)

Row 34: Repeat row 30

Row 35: *K1, SSK, K8, K2tog, repeat from star to end of row (44 st)

Row 36: Repeat row 30

Row 37: *K1, SSK, K6, K2tog, repeat from star to end of row (36 st)

Row 38: Repeat row 30

Row 39: *K1, SSK,K4 , K2tog, repeat from star to end of row (28 st)

Row 40: Repeat row 30

Row 41: *K1, SSK, K2, K2tog, repeat from star to end of row (20 st) switch to dpn if needed.

Row 42: Repeat row 30

Row 43: * K2tog, repeat from star to end of row (10 st)

Row 44: K1, K2 tog to last stitch, K1 (6 st)

Row 45: K2tog (3st)

Thread yarn through remaining stitches, pull tight and sew in loose ends.

(Note: This pattern creates a cap that sits above the ears to represent the brain. If you would prefer a larger hat that would be suitable for a winter hat that covers the ears, simple add more rows before decreasing until you reach your desired length.)

Brains:

Cast on 5 stitches with dpn

Knit I-cord. You will need approx 10-12 feet of I-cord per side of the cap. I recommend knitting approx 6 feet then starting to attach it to the hat without casting off from the needle. This will make the I-cord more manageable but still in one long piece.

Attach the I-cord using whip stitch in a squiggly brain like pattern. To attach fold cap in half, this will help you create the hemispheres of the brain and not cross over onto the other side. Just be careful not to sew your cap together! This is where you can get as creative as you like making big and small swirls, squiggles and loops. Do what you feel and get creative. Use your brain power.

 

Sew in all loose ends.

Wear with pride.