Small craft- Zsa mask

We are really excited about this cool hat project!  It's easy enough for even a beginner like me to make so I am going to try and get one done for Christmas. You can find other great projects and get some crafting inspiration from the prolific and talented Dutch blogger- Mme ZsaZsa.


Although the design looks complicated, it’s actually just a piece of knitted fabric with the sides stitched together.
The  ears don’t have to be knitted but are shaped by wearing the hat, and the  eyes are openings made by casting stitches off in one row and casting  them back on in the next row.



Take a look at the pattern drawing:
You  knit a rectangle of 31 stitches to a length of 40cm. Those 31 stitches  are about 22cm wide, which you should get by using yarn (7-8mm) with  5-6mm knitting needles. For this hat I used a 7-8mm bulky yarn and 5mm  needles and didn’t even measure the final width, because it doesn’t  really matter all that much. Keep that last sentence in mind at all  times!
Ok, we’re starting.
-       Cast on 31 stitches and knit 4 rows in stockinette stitch, that is knitting one row (RS) and purling the next (WS).
-       Row 5: knit 8 stitches, cast off 6, knit 3, cast off another 6 and knit the remaining 8.
-       Row 6: purl 8 stitches, cast on 6, purl 3, cast on another 6 and purl the remaining 8.
-       Row 7 and onward:  continue (in stockinette stitch) to 40cm.
-       Cast off all stitches.
-       Stitch the sides together with the invisible mattress stitch - learn how here
-       Done!


Now load a picture of your mask up to flicker at the Zsa Mask Pool



Globalement pour celle qui peine en  anglais ce bonnet est la réalisation d'une bloggeuse hollandaise Me ZSA ZSA


J'ai utilisé toujours la même laine 100 g à tricoter avec des aiguilles de 8

J'ai adapté ce bonnet à la tête de ma fille de 4 ans et 1/2

  • J'ai monté 21 mailles que j'ai tricoté en jersey sur 4 rangs
  • Au 5e rang ,j'ai tricoté 4 mailles, rabattu 5, tricoté 3, rabattu 5 et tricoté les 4 restantes.
  • Au 6e rang ,j'ai tricoté  4 mailles envers, monté 5 mailles , tricoté 3 envers, monté à nouveau 5 mailles  et tricoté les 4 restantes.
  • A partir du 7 e rang j'ai tricoté tout droit en jersey jusqu'à une hauteur de 40 cm environ
  • J'ai rabattu toutes les mailles et cousu les 2 extremités


bonnet batman

novembre 2012 couture 013