Monday, December 8, 2014

Basic Slouchy

Basic slouchy hat pattern.
It should fit a small to medium adult head, it's very stretchy.

I used a sport weight yarn for one, and a worsted weight yarn for another. It really depends on how you want the final product to look. Using the sport weight yarn made the hat have a more lacy look, whereas using the worsted weight yarn gave the hat a more solid appearance.
If you like a longer slouchy, increase dc rows between row 5 and 8 to however long you like it.

Materials:
Yarn - a medium weight is recommended. I have not tested this pattern with bulky yarn.
I hook
K hook
Tapestry needle

R1: With I hook, FDC 72. Ch 2, turn
R2: FPDC, BPDC to the end of the piece. Sl st to the first st on the foundation row.
R3 & 4: ch 2 FPDC, BPDC around. Sl st to first st of the row
~~Switch to I hook.
R5-8: ch 2 Dc each dc around, sl st to the first st of the row
R9:  ch 2. Dc in next 5 dc, dc2 tog. *dc in next 6 sts, dc 2 tog. Repeat from * to end. Sl st to first st of round.
R10: Ch 2. Dc in next 3 sts. dc 2 tog. *dc in next 4 sts dc 2 tog. Repeat from * to end. sl st to first st in round
R11: Ch 2 Dc in next 2 sts dc 2 tog. *dc in next 3 sts. dc 2 tog. Repeat from * to end. Sl st to first st in round
R12: Ch 2. Dc in next st. dc 2 tog. * dc in next 2 sts. dc 2 tog. Repeat from * to end of round. Sl st to first st in round
R13: Ch 2. Dc in nesst st. dc 2 tog. * dc, dc 2 tog to end of round. sl st to first st in round.
R14: Ch 2. Dc next st. Dc 2 tog to end of round. Sl st to first st in round
R15: Ch 1. sc dec each 2 sts to end. sl st to first st in round. finish off.

Use tail to close remaining hole. Pull tail to ws, tie off & weave in.

On foundation row, use tail to sew up the seam, pull tail to ws, tie off & weave in.




Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It started out as a joke...

 A gay friend of mine had a dream in which the lesbians were presented with a new mascot. It's called a "lez-ard" and is a rainbow iguana. 
I decided to photoshop up one and posted it on Lizzy the Lezzy's facebook page. As of the writing of this post, her repost of my picture has gotten over 22,000 likes and almost 1,000 shares. I'm pretty blown away. My original post got somewhere around 75 likes.



Some commenters on the post started naming other LGBTQ animals; the PAN-da (pansexual), Trans-Gander (transgender), GAY-cko (a gay gecko), BI-per (bisexual), etc. 
I decided to make these creatures using the colors from the corresponding pride flag for each. I present to you, the LGBTQ-nimals.