Big Loop Knitted Hat Tutorial

29 08 2014 DIY

Oh I know I know...none of us want's to talk about fall and winter yet, but fact is, the nights are getting colder and the season change is lingering in the air.

But I have something for you to sweeten the farewell of summer:

A super cozy and chunky hat tutorial.

So fun to make and wear!

Chunky Hat Tutorial by Lebenslustiger.com

Chunky Hat Tutorial by Lebenslustiger.com

It's made of Loopy Mango Big Loop yarn which is available in my Shop or directly at Loopy Mango NY.

You can also use any other mega chunky yarn.

The pattern is similar to the Helsinki hat by Loopy Mango but less in height and I used much thinner needles, because I didn't have thicker ones.

This wool is just gorgeous and my goal was, not to waste even a tiny bit of this precious yarn.

So I wanted to get two hats out of a 36m skein - and it worked!

Here come the patterns for an adult size hat and a kids size hat with a fun bobble on top. 

For two hats you will need:

- About 36m of Big Loop Yarn

- A set of needles size 15mm/US size 19 ( if you have needles size 20mm/US size 36 and you want to use those, please keep in mind, that you might need more yarn)

If you want to use circular needles instead of a set there is a technique called "magic-loop-method".

Someone recently mentioned it to me in the comment section in one of my other tutorials. But I haven't tried that technique yet.

Ok! Let's start with the adult version (and of course you can also add the bobble to the adult version!!!)

Adult hat pattern 

Round 1: Cast on 18 Stitches 

The yarn length you need for casting on is about 3m. Don't pull too tight while casting on.

Generally it's better to knit this yarn fairly loose because you are using small needles for this size of yarn. The yarn needs to be able to breathe a bit.

Make sure there is no twist when you connect to a loop. 

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Now... 

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Autum/Winter Catalog 2014-15 From Bloomingville

06 08 2014

One of my favorite interior shops is the danish brand Bloomingville.

Their products are really esthetic in design and color choice.

You can browse the new A/W catalog here.

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Happy Day,

Anette 


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Have You Heard About...

31 07 2014

Great.ly?

It is a new ecommerce platform that will leverage the audience of tastemakers to drive sales for the maker economy.

Well - as a maker myself (not on Great.ly though YET - but I am considering...) I have to say: That is a dream come true for every maker!

Because all you want to do as a creative person is to make things.

But in reality - if you create for a living - you can't just be creative.

Or let's say - you have to be very creative in additional 10 jobs to make that dream come true.

You have to be a great salesperson as well. And a media specialist, and a bookkeeper, and an office administrator and organisator, and a nerd and a marketing strategist, and a market analyst and and and...

Puhhh... and all you originally wanted to do is drinking cups of tea and creating neat stuff in your little dreamy backyard workshop studio.

So it's a great thing that Great.ly connects the dots between makers and tastemakers who help to spread the word about creative makers and their products to their audience by creating exclusive boutiques with handpicked items from those makers.

This time, I find myself on the 'other' side by being a tastemaker on Greatl.ly with my own little curated boutique.

If you like Lebenslustiger aesthetics here on my blog or my Pinterest boards, chances are, you'll also like my choosen selection in this boutique.

Take a look and be inspired... 

A few of my favorites from my boutique:

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Small leather tray by Canoe

Arrow necklace by Julian and Co

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Pineapple Print by Miles of Light 

Pineapple blush by Kiana Mosley 

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White Rabbit kit by Thread Follower

Carnation by Miles of Light 

Please visit some of my fellow tastemakers as we collaborate for #makegood

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- great.ly/t/smallfryblog

- great.ly/t/passionshake

Happy Day,

Anette 


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Happy Chinese Year Of The Horse & Some Favorite Etsy Shops

03 02 2014

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It's the year of the horse now.

Well - I basically do not know anything about the complex Chinese astrology but I am with horses three times a week because of my daughters horseback riding and I do love these animals dearly so the horse year fact caught my attention.

The horse is part of a 12 year cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. These interact with the five elements: wood, metal, fire, water and earth. This year it's the wood horse. 

I found many differnt interpretations and predictions from various experts what this constellation will mean for us and I liked this one best:

"The horse energy inspires powerful Intuition and an indomitable surge towards freedom in every aspect of life.

Step up and out of any old clutter, stored memories, should-have-dones or regrets. The time to deal with that is over for now."

Sounds nice and promising, right? 

Speaking of nice and promising - here are some more favorite Etsy shops of mine.

It made me really happy to see, that you liked the Etsy shops I linked up a few weeks ago.

- Awesome Boucherouite, Beni Ourain and Azilal rugs

- Beautiful handmade felted clogs 

- Wooden organizers from Austria 

- This natural leather storage tote

- Linen from Latvia 

Enjoy and have a good start into February.

Happy Day,

Anette