Little Hearts

LittleHearts Materials

Knitting Loom: Baby Hat Knitting Loom in Fine Gauge (1/4 inch from center of peg to center of peg). Sample was knit on 64 peg fine gauge knitting loom by Décor Accents, Inc. www.dalooms.com

Yarn: 60 yards of worsted weight yarn for main color. 30 yards of worsted weight in contrasting color.  Sample was knit with Caron Simply Soft in pink and brown.

Notions: Knitting Tool, tapestry needle, row counter (optional)

Gauge: 5 stitches and 6.5 rows per inch

Skills Knowledge: Single Stitch (e-wrap twice, lift the bottom loop off the peg), Purl Stitch, Knit Stitch

Pattern Notes
•    Work the knitting loom clockwise (if you have a thumb tack, start by casting on to the left of the thumb tack)
•    Knit Over=Lift the bottom loop off the peg
•    When skipping stitches, just run your yarn behind the pegs to the next peg that needs wrapped.
•    Heart Pattern is a multiple of 8 (7 for the Heart and 1 for a separator)
•    When working with 2 strands of yarn on 1 round, pick up the color called for at the beginning of the pattern, when that color is no longer needed, just let the yarn drop to the inside of the loom and pick up the second color.

•    Repeat instructions inside [ ] the number of times next to it.


DirectionsAbbreviations

With MC, cast on all pegs using the e-wrap method.

Rnd 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: P to the end of rnd
Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8, 10: SS to the end of rnd
Rnds 11-14: SS all stitches
Rnds 15-23: Follow Heart Chart [repeat 8 times around the loom]

Rnd 15: Follow Hearts Chart Row 1 [repeat 8 times to complete the round] Charts

How to work Round 15:
Step 1: With MC: E-wrap 3 pegs, [skip 1, e-wrap 7 pegs] repeat around to last 5 stitches, Skip 1 peg, e-wrap 4 pegs.
Step 2: With CC: E-wrap all the pegs skipped in Step 1.
Step 3: Knit over.

Rnd 16: Follow Heart Chart Row 2 [repeat 8 times to complete the round]

How to work Round 16:
Step 1: With MC: E-wrap 2 pegs, [skip 3, e-wrap 5] repeat around to last 5 stitches, skip 3 pegs, e-wrap 2 pegs.
Step 2: With CC: E-wrap all pegs skipped in Step 1.
Step 3: Knit over

Rnd 17: Follow Heart Chart Row 3 [repeat 8 times to complete the round]

How to Work Round 17:
Step 1: With MC: E-wrap 1, skip 5, [e-wrap 3, skip 5] repeat around to last 2 stitches, e-wrap 2.
Step 2: With CC: E-wrap all the pegs skipped in Step 1.
Step 3: Knit over

Rnd 18: Follow Heart Chart Row 4 [repeat 8 times to complete the round]

How to Work Round 18
Step 1: With CC: [e-wrap 7 pegs, skip 1] 8 times.
Step 2: With MC: E-wrap all the pegs skipped in Step 1.
Step 3: Knit over

Rnd 19-20: Repeat Rnd 18 (Chart rows 5 & 6)

Rnd 21: Follow Heart Chart Row 7 [repeat 8 times to complete the round]

How to Work Round 21:
Step 1: With CC: [E-wrap 3 pegs, Skip 1] 16 times
Step 2: With MC: E-wrap all the pegs skipped in Step 1.
Step 3: Knit over

Rnd 22: Follow Heart Chart Row 8 [repeat 8 times to complete the round]

How to Work Round 22:
Step 1: With MC: Skip 1, [E-wrap 2, skip 1, E-wrap 2, skip 3] repeat around to the last 7 stitches,  E-wrap 2, Skip 1, E-wrap 2, skip 2
Step 2: With MC: E-wrap all the skipped stitches in Step 1.
Step 3: Knit over

Rnds 23-35: SS to the end of rnd

Rnds 36-44: Follow Crown Chart as follows:

Rnd 36: Follow Crown Chart Row 1 [repeat 8 times to complete the round]

How to Work Round 36:
Step 1: With MC: E-wrap 3 pegs, [skip 1, e-wrap 7 pegs] repeat around to last 5 stitches, Skip 1 peg, e-wrap 4 pegs.
Step 2: With CC: E-wrap all the pegs skipped in Step 1.
Step 3: Knit over.

Rnd 37: Follow Crown Chart Row 2 [repeat 8 times to complete the round]

How to Work Round 37:
Step 1: With MC: E-wrap 2 pegs, [skip 3, e-wrap 5] repeat around to last 5 stitches, skip 3 pegs, e-wrap 2 pegs.
Step 2: With CC: E-wrap all pegs skipped in Step 1.
Step 3: Knit over

Rnd 38: Follow Crown Chart Row 3 [repeat 8 times to complete the round]

How to Work Round 38:
Step 1: With MC: E-wrap 1, skip 5, [e-wrap 3, skip 5] repeat around to last 2 stitches, e-wrap 2.
Step 2: With CC: E-wrap all the pegs skipped in Step 1.
Step 3: Knit over

Cut main color leaving a 6 inch tail.

Rnds 39-44: With CC: SS all stitches

Decrease Round:
Rnd: 45: Move every 2nd loop one peg to the right. You will have 32 pegs with 2 loops on each peg. Each peg with 2 loops will have an empty peg next to it.
E-wrap all the pegs that contain the 2 loops on them, skip all the empty pegs.
The pegs should have 3 loops on them. Lift over and off the peg the bottom most 2 wraps.

Rnd 46: Work one round of knit stitch.

Bind off: Remove with the Gather Removal Method

Weave in all ends to the wrong side of the item.