Friday, January 3, 2014

Knitting Pattern: New Year's Eve Hair Pin

You know how everything is so sparkly and bright and wonderful on New Year's Eve?  Well that got me thinking about adding glitter to a knitting project, which got me thinking about this hair pin idea...

I wanted to mix the warm cozy feeling of winter knits with the bright and happy feeling of New Year's Eve, so I used crisp white yarn, a bobby pin, and a healthy dash of glitter to make it happen.

More specifically, to make this project you will need:
1.  US Size 5 knitting needles
2.  A very small amount of white worsted weight yarn
3.  A bobby pin
4.  Glitter
5.  Hairspray (optional)

Here's how to knit this little guy:
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: knit 2, slip 1
Repeat Row 1 until your knitting is slightly longer than your bobby pin (as shown in the picture above).
Bind off knitwise

The reason why I slipped the last stitch in every row is to make the edges of the knitting neater than they would have been had I knitted all those last stitches.  If you've never done this before, check out the set of pictures above, which depict how to properly start knitting the next row after you've slipped the final stitch on the row before it.

To do so, pull the yarn over to the right side of your work, then knit the first stitch as if the yarn had been attached to that final stitch all along.  Whatever you do, don't do a yarn over; then you'd be accidentally adding an extra stitch every time you started a new row.

Once you've finished knitting, gently insert the bobby pin into your work, bringing it through each bump in the middle row of bumps, as pictured below.

For the finishing touches, sprinkle a copious amount of white glitter onto the knitting and give it a quick squirt of hairspray to help the glitter stay put in the fibers of the yarn.

Happy 2014!


  1. Seriously adorable idea! And I love the crispy yet softness of the white!

    1. Thanks! I think I'm going through a white phase; I love anything white these days.

  2. This is so cute! Also, I love that dress you're wearing!

  3. Cute! Hope you're having a great weekend!

  4. So cute! I love this and I also really love that dress you're wearing. You look totally lovely. Happy new year!

    Ladyface Blog

  5. This is very sweet! And a great way to wear something 'cosy' in the warm weather!

  6. Oh my word, this is adorable! I love it!


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