Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Big Wool Little Hat

I have written up another hat pattern ... this time in pdf format and this time its for babies, toddlers and children. The name tells all ... little hat with big wool ... Rowan Big Wool in fact.

Needles: 10mm straight
Yarn: 1 ball Rowan Big Wool
Useage: 70% of ball for child's hat, 60% of ball for toddler's hat and 40% of ball for baby's hat

Big Wool Little Hat

Friday, March 7, 2008

feather in her hat

Click on the grid to get a better view.

You start from the top of the hat by casting on 8 stitches cast using 4.5mm dpn. Each row of the above grid is repeated 4 times to make a full hat. Change to 3.5mm dpn for the last rows (shaded in grey) and cast off on the final row.

I've used Lorna’s Laces, Fisherman yarn (1 x 500yd/227g hanks, 100% wool) ... Its actually not a full skein, just a bit I had left over from another project. My tension square was worked in stst on 4.5mm needles, 23 rows and 18 stitches per 10cm square.

I'm very happy with the final hat ... its on my head as I type.

Hope that's enough info for y'all.

You can find all the other details at ravelry

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

i'm moving

I'm consolidating my blog ... its all going next door onto the http://sarahshepherddesign.blogspot.com/ page. Come on over!

Monday, October 8, 2007


Well I've finished the 'flight' collection, but as two of the three designs are going into production I can only show you one of them. The tui design.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

home on the farm

back in nz for a brief visit

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

fiesty red

I was getting bored of the pale blue scarf I was knitting, so introduced a deep red ... perhaps a bit radical ... but more interesting nonetheless. I intend to stitch red stripes up the scarf as well ... to help the red end of the scarf feel and look more at home ... don't let it be said that I don't care for my colour's feelings! The pattern is from a Rebecca magazine ... bit silly to buy a whole magazine packed with loads of patterns ... and use only the scarf pattern ... oh well.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I'm working on a new collection of designs at the moment ... its focused on NZ birds ... these are some of my early sketches. I'm getting quite homesick looking through all the beautiful images of New Zealand on flickr especially those from 'go wild'and 'whereisbrent'