28 Dec

pijl hat

Pijl Hat - a design by La Visch Designs

The Pijl hat is a lovely unisex hat with stranded color work. With only two colors, this hat knits up super quick. Due to the simple colorwork design, it is also a great first stranded project for anyone who has never attempted this technique before.

This pattern contains instructions for a whopping 9 sizes, ranging from Preemie to Adult Large. The Pijl hat is knit completely seamless and from the bottom up. The color work pattern for the body of the hat is in charted form only. All other instructions are in written form.


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Difficulty level
Stitches used include k, p, k2tog and the M1 increase. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Size and finished measurements
Preemie (Newborn, 6M Baby, 12M Baby, Toddler) {Child, S, M, L} with resulting circumference of approx. 29 (36.5, 40, 43.5, 47.5) {51, 54.5, 54.5, 58} cm (11 ¾ (14 ½, 16, 17 ½, 19) {20 ¼, 21 ¾, 21 ¾, 23 ¼} inch) in the body of the hat.

When choosing your hat size, take 2.5-5 cm (1-2 inch) of negative ease into account.

Pattern details

  • Gauge: 22 sts / 24 rounds = 10 cm (4 inch) over stranded stockinette on larger needles.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size).

Materials

  • Yarn: GGH Maxima [100% merino wool; 111 m (121 yds) / 50 g] in 2 colors:
    MC: 33 (52, 65, 77, 85) {106, 121, 138, 155} m (36 (56, 70, 85, 93) {114, 132, 150, 169} yds) – green in sample.
    CC: 22 (51, 56, 62, 67) {71, 113, 113, 120} m (24 (56, 61, 68, 73) {77, 123, 123, 131} yds) – blue in sample.
    Substitute any DK weight yarn for a similar result.
  • Knitting needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round in the following sizes (or to match gauge): Size 3.5 mm (US #4) and size 4 mm (US #6)
  • Yarn needle
  • 7 stitch markers
  • 1 differently colored end-of-round stitch marker

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11 Dec

bloem

Bloem, a hat design by La Visch Designs

Bloem is a cute hat with stranded color work depicting little flowers. With only two colors, this hat knits up super quick and is a great first stranded project for anyone who has never attempted this technique before.

The Bloem hat pattern contains instructions for a whopping 9 sizes, ranging from Preemie to Adult Large. The Bloem hat is completely seamless and knitted from the bottom up. The color work pattern for the body of the hat is provided charted only. All other instructions are in written form.


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Difficulty level
Bloem is seamless and knit in the round from the bottom up. This pattern involves following a color chart and working in stranded knitting. An alternative technique for creating the design is to duplicate stitch this design onto the hat after knitting.

Stitches used include knit, purl, k2tog and the M1 increase. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Size and finished measurements
Preemie (Newborn, 6M Baby, 12M Baby, Toddler) {Child, S, M, L} with resulting circumference of approx. 30 (37, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5) {51.5, 54, 55, 59} cm (11 ¾ (14 ½, 16, 17 ½, 19) {20 ¼, 21 ¼, 21 ¾, 23 ¼} inch) in the body of the hat.

When choosing your hat size, take 2.5-5 cm (1-2 inch) of negative ease into account.

Pattern details

    • Gauge: 22 sts / 24 rounds = 10 cm (4 inch) over stranded stockinette on larger needles.
    • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
    • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size).

Materials

    • Yarn: GGH Maxima [100% merino wool; 111 m (121 yds) / 50 g] in 2 colors:
      MC: 29 (49, 59, 68, 76) {93, 111, 121, 140) m (32 (54, 64, 75, 82) {102, 121, 131, 152} yds)
      CC: 40 (47, 47, 49, 49) {51, 60, 60, 62} m (44 (51, 51, 53, 53) {56, 65, 65, 68} yds)
      Substitute any DK weight yarn for a similar result.
    • Knitting needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round in the following sizes (or to match gauge): Size 3.5 mm (US #4) and size 4 mm (US #6)
    • Yarn needle
    • 7 stitch markers
    • 1 differently colored end-of-round stitch marker

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29 Oct

bloemenmeiske

Bloemenmeiske, a crochet bonnet by La Visch Designs

Bloemenmeiske is a sweet bonnet to keep your dearest little person warm and happy. This design not only has a lovely petal edging, but also a pretty flower detail at the back. The pattern is available in 5 sizes, ranging from newborn to child. Using less than 100 g of DK-weight yarn for all sizes and even less than 50 g for most sizes, this design is not only a great stash buster, but also the perfect last minute gift. In what color are you going to make yours?

This pattern is written using American English crochet terminology.


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Difficulty level
Techniques used consist of foundation single crochet, hdc tbl, hdc increases and hdc decreases. Stitches used in this pattern: sc, hdc, dc, slst and ch st. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate crocheter.

Size and finished measurements
The Bloemenmeiske bonnet is available in the following 5 sizes: newborn (6M, 12M, toddler, child) to fit a head circumference of approx. 35.5 (40.5, 45.5, 48, 50.5) cm or 14 (16, 18, 19, 20) inches.

Pattern details

  • This pattern is written for a gauge of 17 sts and 14 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in hdc tbl after gentle blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size).

Materials

  • Yarn in DK weight in the following quantities: 93 (107, 128, 173, 182) m (101 (117, 140, 190, 199) yds) / 33 (38, 46, 62, 65) g.  The sample bonnet was made in Ice Yarns Virgin Wool Deluxe (100% wool; 280 m (306 yds) / 100 g).
  • A size 3.5 mm (US E) crochet hook was used for the sample bonnet. Use the size necessary to match gauge.
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 removable stitch markers

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30 Jan

paris pillbox hat & cowl

Paris Pilbox & Cowl

Originally published as an exclusive design inside Issue #20 of Happily Hooked Magazine, the Paris Pillbox Hat & Cowl is now also available directly from La Visch Designs! The hat in this set is in the pillbox shape reminiscent of the Forties and Fifties of the previous century. A most stylish way of keeping your head warm! To complete the set there is also a matching cowl.

The Paris Pillbox Hat and Cowl are worked from the top down and feature an eye-catching textured stitch pattern.

This pattern is written in American English crochet terminology.


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Size and finished measurements
Hat: Sizes S (M, L): 48.5 (58, 65) cm (19 (23 ¾, 26 ½) inch) circumference.
Cowl: Sizes S (M, L): 67 (84, 101) cm (26 (33, 40) inch) circumference and 20 cm (8 inch) high.

Difficulty
Techniques used consist of puff stitches, dc, dc increases, sc, bphdc and ch stitches. Because of this the pattern is suitable for the intermediate crocheter.

Pattern details

  • Worked in the round
  • Gauge Hat: 14 sts / 11.4 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inch measured over dc in the crown of the hat.
  • Gauge Cowl: Gauge is not critical in this cowl design. For the sample cowl: 12.6 sts / 9 rounds = 10 cm (4 inches) in stitch pattern (after blocking).
  • Pattern language is English
  • Digital PDF has 3 pages (A4 size)

Materials

  • Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Alaska (100% wool; 69 m (75 yards) / 50 g) in red 01 in the following quantities:
    Hat: 94 (114, 135) m (103 (125, 148) yds) or 2 (2, 2) balls of yarn.
    Cowl: 175 (220, 265) m (190 (240, 285) yds) or 3 (4, 4) balls of yarn.
    Substitute for any aran weight yarn for a similar result.
  • Crochet hook Hat: 5 mm / US # H-8 (or size to get gauge).
  • Crochet hook Cowl: 6 mm / US # J-10.
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 removable stitch marker to indicate the end of rounds (optional)

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09 Dec

old school gaming hat

old school gaming hat

Old School Gaming Hat is a simple hat with a folded brim and fun stranded color work depicting old school gaming characters. With only two colors for the color work, this hat knits up super quick and is a great first stranded project for anyone who has never attempted this technique before.

This pattern contains instructions for three adult sizes, when worked in an aran weight yarn. Use a DK or light worsted weight yarn instead for sizes suitable for children from 3 months old and upwards.

The Old School Gaming Hat is completely seamless and knitted from the bottom up. The color work pattern for the body of the hat is provided charted only. All other instructions are in written form


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Difficulty level
The Old School Gaming Hat is seamless and knit in the round from the bottom up. This pattern involves following a color chart and working in stranded knitting. An alternative technique for creating the design is to duplicate stitch this design onto the hat after knitting.

Stitches used include knit, purl, k2tog and the M1 increase. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate to advanced knitter.

Sizes and finished measurements
Adult sizes S (M, L) to fit size: 46-53 (53-60, 60-67) cm, 18-21 (21-24, 24-27) inch.
Children’s sizes 3M (6-12M, child-teen) to fit size: 33-38 (38-43, 43-48) cm, 13-15 (15-17, 17-19) inch.

Pattern details

  • Worked in the round
  • Gauge for adult sizes in aran weight yarn: 17 sts / 24 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) over stockinette, knit with larger needles and measured after blocking.
  • Gauge for children’s sizes in DK or light worsted weight yarn: 19 sts / 26 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) over stockinette, knit with larger needles and measured after blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie)
  • Digital PDF has 3 pages (A4 size)

Materials

  • Yarn: Main color (gray): 100 (125, 150) m (110 (135, 165) yds) / 50 (62, 75) g, contrast color 1 (pink): 21 (26, 32) m (22 (28, 33) yds) / 27 (30, 32) g, contrast color 2 (yellow): 21 (26, 32) m (22 (28, 33) yds) / 27 (30, 32) g. In the adult sized aran weight sample Peruvian Highland Wool by Filcolana [100% wool; 100 m (109 yds) per 50 g skein] was used. Substitute any wool aran weight yarn for a similar teen/adult sized result. For a child sized hat, choose a DK or light worsted weight yarn instead.
  • Needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round in the following sizes (or to match gauge):
    Adult sizes knit in aran weight yarn: Size 4 mm (US #6) and size 4.5 mm (US #7)
    Children’s sizes knit in DK or light worsted weight yarn: Size 3.5 mm (US #4) and size 4 mm (US #6)
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 end-of-round stitch marker
  • 3 (4, 5) differently colored stitch markers (optional)

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15 Nov

paris pillbox hat & cowl

Paris Pillbox Hat & Cowl by La Visch Designs

Happily Hooked Magazine Issue 20 is all about Vintage-Inspired Designs with Contemporary Flair. And both my Paris Pillbox Hat & Cowl are an exclusive feature!

The hat in this set is in the pillbox shape reminiscent of the Forties and Fifties of the previous century. A most stylish way of keeping your head warm! To complete the set there is also a matching cowl.

These designs are now also available directly through La Visch Designs.

 

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03 Jun

hugs & kisses hat

Hugs and Kisses Hat by La Visch Designs

Luxurious, stylish and deceptively easy, the broomstick lace-filled Hugs and Kisses Hat is a perfectly coordinated set together with the matching scarf to last you all winter long. Together the hat and scarf provide all the warm woolen hugs and kisses one can ask for in winter time.


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Difficulty level
The Hugs and Kisses Hat features a broomstick lace border applied on the ribbed band of the hat. Stitches used include foundation sc, extended sc, sc, front loop sc, sl st and dc.
Skill Level: Easy

Sizes and finished measurements
To fit size: 50-55 (55-60) cm, 20-22 (22-24) inch.

Pattern details

  • Worked partially flat and partially in the round
  • Written for a gauge of approx. 14 sts and 10 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) in ribbed band pattern after wet blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie)
  • Digital PDF has 3 pages (A4 size)

Materials

  • 150 m (164 yds) / 100 g Garnstudio DROPS Big fabel [75% wool, 25% nylon; 150 m (164 yds)/100 g] in #105 Turquoise. Substitute any aran weight yarn for a similar result.
  • Hooks size 5.5 mm (US size I/9) and 7 mm (US size K/10 ½) were used for the sample hat.
  • Dowel with 9 cm (3 ½ inch) circumference for the broomstick lace (for example an actual broomstick)
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker

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28 Jan

ijskristal hat & cowl set

IJskristal Hat & Cowl Set

The IJskristal hat & Cowl set contains patterns for a lovely coordinating slouchy hat and convertible cowl/scarf in a simple and elegant lace repeat pattern. For both patterns written and charted directions for the lace are included.

For pattern details on the IJskristal Slouchy Hat, click here, for details on the IJskristal Convertible Cowl/Scarf, click here.


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16 Nov

zoel hat

zoel hat

zoel hat

The Zoel Hat is a very soft and delicate hat knit using lace weight mohair yarn. It is a great pattern to get familiar with using this type of yarn. Because of the simple two-row lace, this pattern not only lets the yarn shine, but also makes for a wonderful portable project.

Pair it with the Zoel Scarf to warm up a cold day in autumn or winter.


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Skills required
This hat is knit in the round. Stitches used include knit, purl, yo, k2tog and the double decrease sl1, k2tog, psso. The pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Sizes and Finished Measurements
This hat is available in 3 sizes: S (M, L). In the pictures the M sized hat is worn with 7.5 cm (3 inches) of positive ease.
Finished size at brim: 55 (60, 65) cm, 21 1⁄2 (23 1⁄2, 25 1⁄2) inches.
Length from brim to crown: 20 cm, 7 3⁄4 inches.

Pattern details

  • Bottom-up
  • Written for gauge of approx. 14 sts / 24 rounds = 10 cm (4 inches) over lace pattern
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie)
  • Digital PDF has 2 pages (A4 size)

Materials

  • 15 (16,17) g / 83 (89, 95) m (91 (98, 105) yards) of Lana Grossa Lace Pearls [40% wool, 26% polyamide, 18% alpaca, 18% mohair, 8% glass; 137 m (149 yds) per 25 g skein].
    Substitute any laceweight kid mohair/silk type yarn for a similar result. 
  • Needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round in the following sizes (or to match gauge): Size 4 mm (US #6) and size 4.5 mm (US #7)
  • Yarn needle
  • 12 (13, 14) plain stitch markers
  • 1 differently colored end-of-round stitch marker

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01 Nov

gladiool hat & cowl set

gladiool hat & cowl set

The Gladiool Hat & Cowl set contains patterns for a matching hat and cowl. Both warm and colourful, designed to show off multi-colored thick-and-thin yarn. Made with store-bought or your very first handspun yarn, this cowl and hat will brighten up your winter.

Worked in the round, these patterns feature Feather and Fan lace, and stockinette. Both written and charted directions for the lace are included.

For pattern details on the Gladiool Hat, click here, for details on the Gladiool cowl, please click here


Price: € 8.05 add to basket


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