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Make Believe Crowns

Knitting
May 2006
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch worked in the rnd on smaller needles.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
142 yards (130 m)
15 (16, 17)" head circumference
This pattern is available for download for $2.75.

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2006: “Not just for birthdays, Nicholette Hoyer’s party crowns are the perfect dress-up headwear for royal princes and princesses. They’re elegant, soft, and glittery, and they fit as comfortably as a knitted headband. Embellish the points with sequins, buttons, embroidery, feathers, or whatever your little ones can imagine.”

Finished Size: 15 (16, 17)” head circumference.

Yarn: Rowan Yarns Classic Cashsoft DK (57% merino, 33% microfiber, 10% cashmere; 142 yd 130 m/50 g): Girl’s crown: #SH510 clementine (rust), 1 ball. Boy’s crown: #SH508 ballad blue (blue), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.

Yarn Weight: #3 - Light

Needles: Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of 5 double-pointed (dpn); Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook; markers (m); tapestry needle; sewing needle and matching thread; sequins, buttons, or beads for embellishment (sequins shown are Embossed Squares and Opaque Petite Flowers, available from www.ccartwright.com).

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2006

Note: This pattern originally appeared in a collection of 4 patterns entitled “Great Gifts,” which included the following:

Photos of these projects are on pages 36-37 of Interweave Knits, Summer 2006. The patterns are NOT in the magazine, however. Readers are instructed to find instructions for these ties on the website www.interweaveknits.com or send a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Interweave Press, 201 East 4th St., Loveland, CO 80537 and request a specific pattern.