Knitting for beginners lesson five: a Swiss Darning baby hat



Knitting for beginners - a Swiss Darning baby hat - This Little Space of Mine





Today on the LoveKnitting blog I’m sharing my final knitting for beginners tutorial! It’s gone so quickly, but I’ve got to say I’ve felt rather proud to see my tutorials on LoveKnitting’s website. Big thanks to my Mum and Nan for teaching me how to knit!

Have my tutorials inspired you to give knitting a go? I highly, highly recommend it! More than happy to help if you have any knitting questions too.

A quick overview of the projects to date:

A tea cosey | A hot water bottle cover | A cowl | A baby cardigan

So what could the last project be?

I’m venturing into the world of adding motifs, using Swiss Darning, for this baby hat. Similar to fair isle and instarsia techniques you may have heard of, Swiss Darning is a good way of introducing yourself to this skill and allows you to add a bit of sewing to your knits.

The best part of this project? Using gorgeous MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino – gorgeous, luxurious yarn that I couldn’t wait to try out. All all the projects, this has been the most fun – not too big, too small and the heart motif brings this baby hat to life in such a simple way.


Knitting for beginners - a Swiss Darning baby hat - This Little Space of Mine


So let’s get started…

What you’ll learn from lesson five of knitting for beginners:
  • Swiss Darning
  • Counting across rows and learning how a stitch looks
  • Decreasing/shaping items
  • Sewing pieces together


Knitting for beginners - a Swiss Darning baby hat - This Little Space of Mine





Knitting for beginners - a Swiss Darning baby hat - This Little Space of Mine



You’ll need:

Head on over to LoveKnitting now for my full tutorial – including a step by step guide, lots of photos and lots more!



Knitting for beginners - a Swiss Darning baby hat - This Little Space of Mine





I’ll be back next week with a review of the yarns used and an extra something special (watch this space!), so for the meantime, thank you for reading and I hope you’ve enjoyed this series – I know I have.

Happy knitting!


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