Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap

In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make this set of matching accessories to keep you warm.

Step 1: The things you will need:

Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap

Yarn, obviously, and knitting needles,the ones with the string in between.

I'm using wild wild wool from rico design in color number 015 and knitting needles with 8mm in diameter, I guess that's size 11 in the US.

Two skeins of yarn (200g) should be enough.

Step 2: Casting on

Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
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I'm starting with the cap, first I cast on five stitches.

I tried to show the process of casting on in the pictures, but if it's not clear enough, it's shown in this Video from watchknitting.

Step 3: The first round

Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap

The first round is a bit tricky, you have to distribute the stitches as shown in the picture and then double all the stitches. You can do this as shown here or by working on the front and back part of a stitch. When you're done knitting the first two stitches you'll have to rearrange the stitches on the needles, and so on. When you finished the round use a little loop of yarn in a different color to mark the beginning of the round.

Step 4: Adding rounds

Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap

In the continuing rounds you have to add five stitches each, do that regularly to achieve the flower like shape of the hat.

That means in the second round you double every second stitch in the third round every third and so on, the rest of the stitches are knitted withe the knit stitch, use markers to help you out.

I stopped at 23 rounds, you could make it bigger if you want.

Step 5: Decreasing stitches

Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap

When you reached your desired size you have to start decreasing stitches, do that by just knitting two stitches together as one. Be sure to decrease fife stitches each round.

I found that, in order to fit an average head you should decrease stitches for about the number of rounds you increased minus 13, in my case 10 rounds.

Step 6: The Edge

Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap

Now just knit a few rounds for the edge without increasing or decreasing anything. I did six rounds with one purl stitch and one knit stitch alternating.

To finish the hat you have to cast off, be sure not to do it to firm.

Step 7: Cap finished!

Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap

And here you have your cap finished, just hide the ends of the yarn in the fabric and it's ready to wear.

Be sure to subscribe to watchknittings youtube channel to watch her amazingly simple tutorials.

Step 8: The leg warmers

Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap
Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap

To make the leg warmers cast on 36 stitches and knit four rounds with 2 purl stitches and two knit stitches alternating. Then knit two rows beginning with one knit stitch and then alternating 2 purl stitches and two knit stitches, then two rows beginning with two knit stitch and then alternating 2 purl stitches and two knit stitches, continue this pattern until you have your desired length then knit four rounds with 2 purl stitches and two knit stitches alternating and cast off.

The pattern should look like this (o = purl stitch; x = knit stitch):

ooxxooxxooxxooxxooxx
ooxxooxxooxxooxxooxx
xooxxooxxooxxooxxoox
xooxxooxxooxxooxxoox
xxooxxooxxooxxooxxoo
xxooxxooxxooxxooxxoo
oxxooxxooxxooxxooxxo
oxxooxxooxxooxxooxxo
ooxxooxxooxxooxxooxx
ooxxooxxooxxooxxooxx

Step 9: The wrist warmers

Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap

The wrist warmers have the same pattern as the leg warmers, but for them you only cast on 24 stitches.

For the thumb hole you just flip your work over at the end of the sixth round, knit back one round, flip over again , knit back, flip over,knit back, flip over and then continue knitting like before.

Step 10: Happy knitting!

Easy knitted leg warmers, wrist warmers and cap

I hope i managed to explain all steps comprehensible, if you have any questions, just ask, I'll do my verry best to answer.

Have fun!

 
 

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