North Star {Knit Cabled Sleep Cap}

This is the seventh post in my North Star November series….a soul centered discussion about depression.  Each day this month, I’ll be sharing a piece of my soul’s journey, along with a free pattern to thank you for taking part in such an important conversation!  Catch up by reading Day 6Head forward to Day 8.

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Busy World of Distractions

This seems like the perfect time in my story to talk about meditation.

In the chaotic lives we all lead, we’re constantly being pulled away from the here and now to deal with one thing or another.  It could be a cell phone ringing, a child asking to be fed, or a to-do list that could span the distance between the moon and back.

It’s no wonder we have a hard time holding space for big emotions and feelings with everything we’re constantly trying to do!

Because it’s nearly impossible to connect with yourself in an authentic way in the midst of all this chaos, it’s important to carve out other time to do it.  Remember how you’re always telling your kids, “practice makes perfect”?  Well, you speak the truth, oh wise one.

In order to bring awareness to repetitive thoughts, we have to practice.

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Sit Quietly

Which is why meditation is so helpful.  What better way to get to know yourself than to sit quietly with your mind and body each day?

There are a few different types of meditation, which I’ll go into next time….but they seem to all honor the same basic principle.

Meditating is about non-judgmentally sitting with yourself and your awareness.

Comment and tell me…

Have you ever tried meditating?  What form?  Tell me about it.

 

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Another cute knit….

The knit stocking cap pattern I’m sharing with you today is so fun for the upcoming holiday season.  It features pretty cables running from bottom to top, and is a snug and warm fit.  Thanks again for following along with this series, and sharing your hearts with me.  It means the world!

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Cabled Stocking Cap Knit Pattern

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Cabled Sleep Cap Knitting Pattern

Average Head Circumference Size Chart

Newborn:

13-14″ (33-35.5cm)

0-3 Months:

14-15″ (35.5-38cm)

3-6 Months:

14-17″ (35.5-43cm)

6-12 Months:

16-19″ (40.5-48cm)

Toddler 1-3 Years:

18-20″ (45.75-50.75cm)

Child 3-10 Years

19-20.5″ (48.25-52cm)

Teen

20.5-22″ (52-55.75cm)

Adult

21.5-23″ (54.5-58.5cm)

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 100 yards (25 of Color 1 and 75 of Color 2) of aran (4) weight yarn for smaller sizes, and approx. 275 (50 of Color 1 and 225 of Color 2) yards for larger sizes (I used Plymouth Yarn – Baby Alpaca Ampato)
  • Knitting Needles: Size 6.0 mm (US 10) Double Pointed Needles (DPNs) (or use the magic loop method)
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge

8 sts and 12 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Stockinette Stitch

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • C6B: Cable 6 Back: Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle, and hold in back of work, K3, then K3 from the cable needle.
  • K2tog: Knit next two stitches together
  • P2tog: Purl next two stitches together
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

Newborn Pattern

Cast on 48 sts using Color 1 Yarn

Round 1: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 1.5” (3.75cm) from the cast on edge.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn.  Pick up Color 2 Yarn.

Rounds 2-4: *K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 5: *K2, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 6-11: *K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Rounds 5-11 until your project measures approx. 4.5 (11.5cm) in length from the cast on edge.  End after repeat of Round 11.

Round 12: *K2, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 13: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (44 total sts)

Rounds 14-16: *K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 17: *P2tog, P1, K6, P2* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 18: *P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 19: *P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 20: *P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 21: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, K6, P2tog* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Rounds 22-24: *P2, K6, P3, K6, P1* Repeat around

Round 25: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (32 total sts)

Round 26: *P2, C6B, P3, K4, P1* Repeat around

Rounds 27&28: *P2, K6, P3, K4, P1* Repeat around

Round 29: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (28 total sts)

Rounds 30-32: *P2, K6, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Round 33: *P2, C6B, P2, P2tog, P2tog* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Rounds 34-36: *P2, K6, P4* Repeat around

Round 37: *P2tog, K6, P2tog, P2* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Rounds 38&39: *P1, K6, P3* Repeat around

Round 40: *P1, C6B, P3* Repeat around

Round 41: *P1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P3* Repeat around (16 total sts)

Rounds 42-44: *P1, K4, P3* Repeat around

Round 45: *K2tog* Repeat around (8 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For Pom-Pom: Wrap Color 1 around 4 fingers approx. 70 times.  Remove from fingers.  Use separate piece of yarn to tie in the middle (make sure to leave 5-7 inch tails.  Cut all loops on both sides of the tie.  Trim pom to desired length.  Using yarn needle, attach pom to the end of the hat with the piece of yarn that you used to tie the center of the pom pom.

See this blog post for help on making a pom pom:

http://melodys-makings.com/how-to-make-a-pom-pom/

Baby 0-3 Months Pattern

Cast on 52 sts using Color 1 Yarn

Round 1: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 1.5” (3.75cm) from the cast on edge.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn.  Pick up Color 2 Yarn.

Rounds 2-4: *K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 5: *K3, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 6-11: *K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Rounds 5-11 until your project measures approx. 4.5 (11.5cm) in length from the cast on edge.  End after repeat of Round 11.

Round 12: *K3, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 13: *K2tog, K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Rounds 14-16: *K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 17: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (44 total sts)

Round 18: *K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 19: *K1, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 20: *K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 21: *P2tog, P1, K6, P2* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Rounds 22-24: *P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 25: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, K6, P2tog* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 26: *P2, C6B, P3, C6B, P1* Repeat around

Rounds 27&28: *P2, K6, P3, K6, P1* Repeat around

Round 29: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (32 total sts)

Rounds 30-32: *P2, K6, P3, K4, P1* Repeat around

Round 33: *P2, C6B, P3, K2tog, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (28 total sts)

Rounds 34-36: *P2, K6, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Round 37: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, P2tog* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Rounds 38&39: *P2, K6, P4* Repeat around

Round 40: *P2, C6B, P4* Repeat around

Round 41: *P2tog, K6, P2tog, P2* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Rounds 42-44: *P1, K6, P3* Repeat around

Round 45: *P1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P3* Repeat around (16 total sts)

Rounds 46-48: *P1, K4, P3* Repeat around

Round 49: *K2tog* Repeat around (8 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through          to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For Pom-Pom: Wrap Color 1 around 4 fingers approx. 70 times.  Remove from fingers.  Use separate piece of yarn to tie in the middle (make sure to leave 5-7 inch tails.  Cut all loops on both sides of the tie.  Trim pom to desired length.  Using yarn needle, attach pom to the end of the hat with the piece of yarn that you used to tie the center of the pom pom.

See this blog post for help on making a pom pom:

http://melodys-makings.com/how-to-make-a-pom-pom/

Baby 3-6 Months Pattern

Cast on 60 sts using Color 1 Yarn

Round 1: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 1.5” (3.75cm) from the cast on edge.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn.  Pick up Color 2 Yarn.

Rounds 2-4: *K5, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 5: *K5, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 6-11: *K5, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Rounds 5-11 until your project measures approx. 4.5 (11.5cm) in length from the cast on edge.  End after repeat of Round 11.

Round 12: *K5, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 13: *K1, K2tog, K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (56 total sts)

Rounds 14-16: *K4, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 17: *K1, K2tog, K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (52 total sts)

Round 18: *K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 19: *K3, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 20: *K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 21: *K2tog, K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Rounds 22-24: *K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 25: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (44 total sts)

Round 26: *K1, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 27&28: *K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 29: *P2tog, P1, K6, P2* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Rounds 30-32: *P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 33: *P2, C6B, P2, P2tog, C6B, P2tog* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Rounds 34-36: *P2, K6, P3, K6, P1* Repeat around

Round 37: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (32 total sts)

Rounds 38&39: *P2, K6, P3, K4, P1* Repeat around

Round 40: *P2, C6B, P3, K4, P1* Repeat around

Round 41: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (28 total sts)

Rounds 42-44: *P2, K6, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Round 45: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, P2tog* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Round 46: *P2, K6, P4* Repeat around

Round 47: *P2, C6B, P4* Repeat around

Round 48: *P2, K6, P4* Repeat around

Round 49: *P2tog, K6, P2tog, P2* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Rounds 50-52: *P1, K6, P3* Repeat around

Round 53: *P1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P3* Repeat around (16 total sts)

Rounds 54-56: *P1, K4, P3* Repeat around

Round 57: *K2tog* Repeat around (8 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through          to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For Pom-Pom: Wrap Color 1 around 4 fingers approx. 70 times.  Remove from fingers.  Use separate piece of yarn to tie in the middle (make sure to leave 5-7 inch tails.  Cut all loops on both sides of the tie.  Trim pom to desired length.  Using yarn needle, attach pom to the end of the hat with the piece of yarn that you used to tie the center.

See this blog post for help on making a pom pom:

http://melodys-makings.com/how-to-make-a-pom-pom/

 

Baby 6-12 Months Pattern

Cast on 64 sts using Color 1 Yarn

Round 1: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 1.5” (3.75cm) from the cast on edge.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn.  Pick up Color 2 Yarn.

Rounds 2-4: *K6, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 5: *K6, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 6-11: *K6, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Rounds 5-11 until your project measures approx. 5 (12.75cm) in length from the cast on edge.  End after repeat of Round 11.

Round 12: *K6, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 13: *K2, K2tog, K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Rounds 14-16: *K5, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 17: *K1, K2tog, K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (56 total sts)

Round 18: *K4, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 19: *K4, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 20: *K4, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 21: *K1, K2tog, K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (52 total sts)

Rounds 22-24: *K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 25: *K2tog, K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 26: *K2, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 27&28: *K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 29: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (44 total sts)

Rounds 30-32: *K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 33: *P2tog, P1, C6B, P2* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Rounds 34-36: *P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 37: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, K6, P2tog* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Rounds 38&39: *P2, K6, P3, K6, P1* Repeat around

Round 40: *P2, C6B, P3, C6B, P1* Repeat around

Round 41: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (32 total sts)

Rounds 42-44: *P2, K6, P3, K4, P1* Repeat around

Round 45: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (28 total sts)

Round 46: *P2, K6, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Round 47: *P2, C6B, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Round 48: *P2, K6, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Round 49: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, P2tog* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Rounds 50-52: *P2, K6, P4* Repeat around

Round 53: *P2tog, K6, P2tog, P2* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 54: *P1, C6B, P3* Repeat around

Rounds 55&56: *P1, K6, P3* Repeat around

Round 57: *P1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P3* Repeat around (16 total sts)

Rounds 58-60: *P1, K4, P3* Repeat around

Round 61: *K2tog* Repeat around (8 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through          to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For Pom-Pom: Wrap Color 1 around 4 fingers approx. 70 times.  Remove from fingers.  Use separate piece of yarn to tie in the middle (make sure to leave 5-7 inch tails.  Cut all loops on both sides of the tie.  Trim pom to desired length.  Using yarn needle, attach pom to the end of the hat with the piece of yarn that you used to tie the center of the pom pom.

See this blog post for help on making a pom pom:

http://melodys-makings.com/how-to-make-a-pom-pom/

Toddler 1-3 Year Pattern

Cast on 72 sts using Color 1 Yarn

Round 1: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 1.5” (3.75cm) from the cast on edge.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn.  Pick up Color 2 Yarn.

Rounds 2-4: *K8, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 5: *K8, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 6-11: *K8, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Rounds 5-11 until your project measures approx. 5 (12.75cm) in length from the cast on edge.  End after repeat of Round 11.

Round 12: *K8, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 13: *K3, K2tog, K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (68 total sts)

Rounds 14-16: *K7, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 17: *K2, K2tog, K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (64 total sts)

Round 18: *K6, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 19: *K6, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 20: *K6, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 21: *K2, K2tog, K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Rounds 22-24: *K5, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 25: *K1, K2tog, K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (56 total sts)

Round 26: *K4, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 27&28: *K4, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 29: *K1, K2tog, K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (52 total sts)

Rounds 30-32: *K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 33: *K2tog, K1, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Rounds 34-36: *K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 37: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (44 total sts)

Rounds 38&39: *K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 40: *K1, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 41: *P2tog, P1, K6, P2* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Rounds 42-44: *P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 45: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, K6, P2tog* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 46: *P2, K6, P3, K6, P1* Repeat around

Round 47: *P2, C6B, P3, C6B, P1* Repeat around

Round 48: *P2, K6, P3, K6, P1* Repeat around

Round 49: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (32 total sts)

Rounds 50-52: *P2, K6, P3, K4, P1* Repeat around

Round 53: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (28 total sts)

Round 54: *P2, C6B, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Rounds 55&56: *P2, K6, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Round 57: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, P2tog* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Rounds 58-60: *P2, K6, P4* Repeat around

Round 61: *P2tog, C6B, P2tog, P2* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Rounds 62-64: *P1, K6, P3* Repeat around

Round 65: *P1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P3* Repeat around (16 total sts)

Rounds 66-68: *P1, K4, P3* Repeat around

Round 69: *K2tog* Repeat around (8 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through          to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For Pom-Pom: Wrap Color 1 around 4 fingers approx. 70 times.  Remove from fingers.  Use separate piece of yarn to tie in the middle (make sure to leave 5-7 inch tails.  Cut all loops on both sides of the tie.  Trim pom to desired length.  Using yarn needle, attach pom to the end of the hat with the piece of yarn that you used to tie the center of the pom pom.

See this blog post for help on making a pom pom:

http://melodys-makings.com/how-to-make-a-pom-pom/

Child 3-10 Year Pattern

Cast on 76 sts using Color 1 Yarn

Round 1: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 1.5” (3.75cm) from the cast on edge.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn.  Pick up Color 2 Yarn.

Rounds 2-4: *K9, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 5: *K9, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 6-11: *K9, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Rounds 5-11 until your project measures approx. 5.5 (14cm) in length from the cast on edge.  End after repeat of Round 11.

Round 12: *K9, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 13: *K4, K2tog, K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Rounds 14-16: *K8, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 17: *K3, K2tog, K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (68 total sts)

Round 18: *K7, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 19: *K7, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 20: *K7, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 21: *K2, K2tog, K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (64 total sts)

Rounds 22-24: *K6, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 25: *K2, K2tog, K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Round 26: *K5, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 27&28: *K5, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 29: *K1, K2tog, K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (56 total sts)

Rounds 30-32: *K4, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 33: *K1, K2tog, K1, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around (52 total sts)

Rounds 34-36: *K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 37: *K2tog, K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Rounds 38&39: *K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 40: *K2, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 41: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (44 total sts)

Rounds 42-44: *K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 45: *P2tog, P1, K6, P2* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 46: *P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 47: *P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 48: *P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 49: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, K6, P2tog* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Rounds 50-52: *P2, K6, P3, K6, P1* Repeat around

Round 53: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (32 total sts)

Round 54: *P2, C6B, P3, K4, P1* Repeat around

Rounds 55&56: *P2, K6, P3, K4, P1* Repeat around

Round 57: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (28 total sts)

Rounds 58-60: *P2, K6, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Round 61: *P2, C6B, P2, P2tog, P2tog* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Rounds 62-64: *P2, K6, P4* Repeat around

Round 65: *P2tog, K6, P2tog, P2* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Rounds 66-68: *P1, K6, P3* Repeat around

Round 69: *P1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P3* Repeat around (16 total sts)

Rounds 70-72: *P1, K4, P3* Repeat around

Round 73: *K2tog* Repeat around (8 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through          to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For Pom-Pom: Wrap Color 1 around 4 fingers approx. 70 times.  Remove from fingers.  Use separate piece of yarn to tie in the middle (make sure to leave 5-7 inch tails.  Cut all loops on both sides of the tie.  Trim pom to desired length.  Using yarn needle, attach pom to the end of the hat with the piece of yarn that you used to tie the center of the pom pom.

See this blog post for help on making a pom pom:

http://melodys-makings.com/how-to-make-a-pom-pom/

Teen Pattern

Cast on 80 sts using Color 1 Yarn

Round 1: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 1.5” (3.75cm) from the cast on edge.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn.  Pick up Color 2 Yarn.

Rounds 2-4: *K10, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 5: *K10, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 6-11: *K10, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Rounds 5-11 until your project measures approx. 5.5 (14cm) in length from the cast on edge.  End after repeat of Round 11.

Round 12: *K10, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 13: *K4, K2tog, K4, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (76 total sts)

Rounds 14-16: *K9, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 17: *K4, K2tog, K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Round 18: *K8, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 19: *K8, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 20: *K8, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 21: *K3, K2tog, K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (68 total sts)

Rounds 22-24: *K7, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 25: *K2, K2tog, K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (64 total sts)

Round 26: *K6, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 27&28: *K6, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 29: *K2, K2tog, K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Rounds 30-32: *K5, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 33: *K1, K2tog, K2, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around (56 total sts)

Rounds 34-36: *K4, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 37: *K1, K2tog, K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (52 total sts)

Rounds 38&39: *K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 40: *K3, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 41: *K2tog, K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Rounds 42-44: *K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 45: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (44 total sts)

Round 46: *K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 47: *K1, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 48: *K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 49: *P2tog, P1, K6, P2* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Rounds 50-52: *P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 53: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, K6, P2tog* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Round 54: *P2, C6B, P3, C6B, P1* Repeat around

Rounds 55&56: *P2, K6, P3, K6, P1* Repeat around

Round 57: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (32 total sts)

Rounds 58-60: *P2, K6, P3, K4, P1* Repeat around

Round 61: *P2, C6B, P3, K2tog, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (28 total sts)

Rounds 62-64: *P2, K6, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Round 65: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, P2tog* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Rounds 66&67: *P2, K6, P4* Repeat around

Round 68: *P2, C6B, P4* Repeat around

Round 69: *P2tog, K6, P2tog, P2* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Rounds 70-72: *P1, K6, P3* Repeat around

Round 73: *P1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P3* Repeat around (16 total sts)

Rounds 74-76: *P1, K4, P3* Repeat around

Round 77: *K2tog* Repeat around (8 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through          to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For Pom-Pom: Wrap Color 1 around 4 fingers approx. 70 times.  Remove from fingers.  Use separate piece of yarn to tie in the middle (make sure to leave 5-7 inch tails.  Cut all loops on both sides of the tie.  Trim pom to desired length.  Using yarn needle, attach pom to the end of the hat with the piece of yarn that you used to tie the center of the pom pom.

See this blog post for help on making a pom pom:

http://melodys-makings.com/how-to-make-a-pom-pom/

Adult Pattern

Cast on 84 sts using Color 1 Yarn

Round 1: *K2, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Round 1 until your project measures approx. 1.5” (3.75cm) from the cast on edge.

Drop and cut Color 1 Yarn.  Pick up Color 2 Yarn.

Rounds 2-4: *K11, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 5: *K11, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 6-11: *K11, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Repeat Rounds 5-11 until your project measures approx. 6 (15.25cm) in length from the cast on edge.  End after repeat of Round 11.

Round 12: *K11, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 13: *K4, K2tog, K5, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (80 total sts)

Rounds 14-16: *K10, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 17: *K4, K2tog, K4, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (76 total sts)

Round 18: *K9, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 19: *K9, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 20: *K9, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 21: *K4, K2tog, K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (72 total sts)

Rounds 22-24: *K8, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 25: *K3, K2tog, K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (68 total sts)

Round 26: *K7, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 27&28: *K7, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 29: *K2, K2tog, K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (64 total sts)

Rounds 30-32: *K6, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 33: *K2, K2tog, K2, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around (60 total sts)

Rounds 34-36: *K5, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 37: *K1, K2tog, K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (56 total sts)

Rounds 38&39: *K4, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 40: *K4, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 41: *K1, K2tog, K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (52 total sts)

Rounds 42-44: *K3, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 45: *K2tog, K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (48 total sts)

Round 46: *K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 47: *K2, P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Round 48: *K2, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 49: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around (44 total sts)

Rounds 50-52: *K1, P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 53: *P2tog, P1, K6, P2* Repeat around (40 total sts)

Round 54: *P2, C6B, P2* Repeat around

Rounds 55&56: *P2, K6, P2* Repeat around

Round 57: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, K6, P2tog* Repeat around (36 total sts)

Rounds 58-60: *P2, K6, P3, K6, P1* Repeat around

Round 61: *P2, C6B, P3, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (32 total sts)

Rounds 62-64: *P2, K6, P3, K4, P1* Repeat around

Round 65: *P2, K6, P3, K2tog, K2tog, P1* Repeat around (28 total sts)

Rounds 66&67: *P2, K6, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Round 68: *P2, C6B, P3, K2, P1* Repeat around

Round 69: *P2, K6, P2, P2tog, P2tog* Repeat around (24 total sts)

Rounds 70-72: *P2, K6, P4* Repeat around

Round 73: *P2tog, K6, P2tog, P2* Repeat around (20 total sts)

Round 74: *P1, K6, P3* Repeat around

Round 75: *P1, C6B, P3* Repeat around

Round 76: *P1, K6, P3* Repeat around

Round 77: *P1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, P3* Repeat around (16 total sts)

Rounds 78-80: *P1, K4, P3* Repeat around

Round 81: *K2tog* Repeat around (8 total sts)

Do not bind off.  Cut approx. 7 inch tail.  Using yarn needle, remove all sts from DPNs or magic             loop, as if to purl.   Pull tail through sts to cinch the top of hat.  Using yarn needle, pull tail through          to the inside of the hat.  Tie a knot and weave in ends.

For Pom-Pom: Wrap Color 1 around 4 fingers approx. 70 times.  Remove from fingers.  Use separate piece of yarn to tie in the middle (make sure to leave 5-7 inch tails.  Cut all loops on both sides of the tie.  Trim pom to desired length.  Using yarn needle, attach pom to the end of the hat with the piece of yarn that you used to tie the center of the pom pom.

See this blog post for help on making a pom pom:

http://melodys-makings.com/how-to-make-a-pom-pom/

 

 

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  1. Thank you so much for bringing awareness to this debilitating disease that is so often swept under the rug and for sharing your beautiful patterns.
    Much Love,
    Brenda

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  2. I do meditate. I have played around with several apps, loved Headspace, but came upon one called Meditate and I have really loved it. It’s amazing how much those few minutes a day calm my mind. Now even just preparing to meditate and beginning the breathing has an immediate effect. I love it!

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  3. I love to use the app Calm on my cellphone for guided meditations. I still have trouble staying awake during meditation, but it also includes sleep guidance. I have trouble staying asleep due to anxiety and this is a great help to close down the monkey mind.

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  4. My favorite source for quided meditations is Jennifer Lane’s patreon page. You can sign up and see other beautiful content at: beautyloveandmagic.com.
    Michael DeMaria’s you tube channel has wonderful meditation techniques for everyone, especially beginners.

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  5. I’ve never been successful at meditation because my mind won’t stop churning. The closest I’ve gotten is meditation is after yoga classes, but the apps sound interesting. Thanks for the suggestions 🙂

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    • Meditating is exactly about letting the mind churn while being the quiet observer. It’s not about making the mind quiet, as much as bringing awareness to how busy it is. Once you start to let those thoughts just come and go without judgment, they tend to show up less often 🙂

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  6. I have meditated every single day for over 422 days but I have actually been meditating for over 750 days. I just wasn’t consistent for a while. It has saved me, hands down. It help me get through some of the worst situations I have ever experienced over the 3-4 years with my son being totally violent and crazy with drinking. It’s helped me through much, much more than that.
    I am a very emotion based person and it’s calmed me and helped me sit with these emotions, some very, very painful ones, and helped me get out of my head and calm my heart. I use Insight Timer on my iPhone and the community on there has become a second family to me. I can’t emphasis enough how important it is and how it’s healed me, both mentally and emotionally, as well as physically. I was so stressed out that I was actually starting to get sick. It’s easy to do and so beneficial for us.
    I tried to do Transcendental Meditation in the early 70s but it just didn’t click with me.
    This meditation app has. Come join us!!

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    • I’m gonna have to check this app out too! Thank you so much for your comment confirming all the awesome benefits you can get from meditating regularly. I now do a 75 minute meditation nearly every day….sometimes I have to skip it, but I always miss it when I do.

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  7. My type of meditating would be in the morning with a cup of coffee and the whirling-whistling sounds of the wind, a beautiful start of the day!

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  8. Thank you for your words on this. I guess Kristin i do do what you say just never thought of it as meditation. And perhaps that is why that whirring happens less often now then it use to. I do sit there and listen to my thoughts and answer back at times, it helps too. I found calming in spiritualism and poetry.

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