Thursday, December 27, 2007

Everything's Coming up Cupcakes!
I've been knitting cupcake hats, cupcake mittens, even a cupcake scarf! It's pretty much all I've knitted for a month or so. Here are some pictures of my work.


I love this color combination. The cream base really offsets the pink. The mitten pattern I made up. I just followed a regular mitten pattern and added the cupcake top!



This little teal hat turned out cute.


This was a special order for a customer. She ordered cupcake hats for her girls, and then wanted something equally cute for her boys. I invented this little snowman hat. I think it turned out pretty well!


This little yellow cupcake hat almost looks good enough to eat!


Kids aren't the only ones who like cupcakes. This set was made for an adult. She wanted convertible mittens, so I had to invent this pattern for convertible cupcake mittens!



This is one of my customer's daughter wearing my cupcake hat.


And this is my daughter modeling the cupcake scarf I made. The color choice was one a customer special ordered. I think it would look really cute in alternating pastel colors.


Here are two cupcake hats I knit. I use acrylic yarn to give the items wash-ability and to make them hypoallergenic. I myself am very sensitive to animal fibers. They make me itch like crazy.

11 comments:

Patt said...

Your cupcake hats are the cutest baby hats I've ever seen.
Love them.
Hugs Patt

Karen Bee said...

Thank you very much!

Anna 李玉玲 said...

What beautiful designs!

I found your blog when I saw your video on ehow on "How to Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over - S1 K1 PSSO." It was a great help!

Karen Bee said...

Thanks, Anna,

I'm glad you found one of my Ehow videos helpful. Feel free to look at my other Ehow knitting videos if they can be helpful.

Karen

Kelly said...

Is there any way you can email me the patter for the cupcake hats for an adult? I really want to knit myself one but can't find a pattern anywhere.

Karen Bee said...

Kelly,

Since I don't have your email address, I can't email it to you, so I hope you check back here. All you need to do is use the free cupcake pattern for a child size hat and add 4 stitches when you cast on. Everything else is done the same.

I hope that helps.

Karen

Karen Bee said...

Oh, I should amend my last comment. For the adult sized hat, you will need to knit taller before decreasing than for the child sized hat. I would knit about 6 inches from the bottom before decreasing.

Karen

Michelle said...

hey, i love the blue cupcake hat!
i'd really like to try to make it. i totally forgot how to knit, but i go to a knitting group once a week, so um..yea my email is symphonic_219@hotmail.com if you could explain the last comment you made cuz i don't really understand. know you said you have to just do it like the child cupcake hat, and um..add 4 inches or something? i forgot. anyways hope to hear from you before i go to knitting today!

Anonymous said...

Karen, I love your hats. They're very cute. Where can I download the free cupcake pattern?

Karen Bee said...

The original child's cupcake hat pattern that I started with can be found here http://rsveverka.com/chileconyarne/2008/09/08/cupcake/

You can change yarn and needle sizes to affect the size, or you can add or subtract stitches too. Be sure to add or subtract them in multiples of 4 because of the k2 p2 ribbing.

Karen

Anonymous said...

Love these! Dressing my girls as cupcakes for Halloween. DO you have an idea of how to make a cupcake treat bag as well?