Sirdar's new sparkle yarn is perfect for this project. We've made ours for a little girl but you could easily knit a crown in a different colour for a boy, as the yarn comes in seven glittery shades, including a rich royal purple.
A Yarn Sirdar Hayfield Baby Sparkle DK: Yarn A: 1 x 100g ball in I Lilac your style (shade 603) Yarn B: 1 x 100g ball in Little Mermaid (shade 605) A Needles 1 pair 4mm (UK 8, US 6) needles 1 set of 4mm double pointed needles (DPNs) Tapestry needle
A Sirdar Hayfield Baby Sparkle DK www.sirdar.co.uk 01924 231682 A 97% acrylic, 3% polyester A 100g/260m (284 yards) A Machine wash at 40°C A £3.49
20 sts and 22 rows with yarn held double over 10cm or 4in in moss st on 4mm needles 24 sts and 32 rows with yarn held single over 10cm or 4in in st st on 4mm needles
MB Make bobble: Knit into front, back and front again of next stitch, turn and purl the 3 sts, turn and knit the 3 sts, turn and purl the 3 sts, turn, k1, k2tog, psso
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A Rico Essentials DK www.rico-design.de James C Brett Twinkle DK www.jamescbrett.co.uk 01274 565959
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“This lovely set is sure to inspire hours of pretend play from your little queen of the castle”
CROWN HEADBAND Using 4mm needles and 2 strands of Yarn B held together, cast on 9 sts. **Work 14 rows in moss stitch. Next row: Moss st 4, MB using 2 strands held together of Yarn A, moss st 4. Next row: moss stitch *** Repeat 16 rows of pattern from ** more times. Work 14 rows in moss stitch. Cast off (or work to length to fit round child’s head if this differs and then cast off). Using 2 strands of Yarn A worked together and 4mm needles, pick up and knit 94 sts evenly along top edge of band. Knit 1 row. Cast off.
POINTS OF CROWN Using 4mm needles and 2 strands of Yarn B held together, cast on 8 sts. Row 1: Sl1, k2, ([yo] x 2, k2tog) x sts. Row 2: K3, p1, k2, Row 3: Sl1, k9. Row 4: K10. Row 5: Sl1, k2 ([yo] x 2, k2tog) x Row 6: K3, p1, (k2, p1) x 2, k3. Row 7: Sl1, k12. Row 8: K13. Row 9: Sl1, k12. Row 10: Cast off 5 sts, k7. 8 sts. Repeat row 1 to row 10 ten more times (or until crown points fit along top edge of band). Sew crown points to top of band.
Sew back seam.
DOLLY BAG (WORKED IN ONE PIECE) Using 4mm needles and a single strand of Yarn A, cast on 60 sts.
PICOT EDGE Work 4 rows in st st. Next row: K1 * yo, k2tog, repeat from * last st, k1. Next row: Purl. Work 4 rows in st
to EYELETS FOR CORD Next row: K1 * yo, k2tog repeat from * last st, k1. Next row: Purl. Work 10 rows in Join in Yarn B. Knit 4 rows. Continue in Yarn A and work in st st until work measures 22cm or 8¾in from cast on.