Sunday, May 16, 2010

Scooterinis.


After struggling with the correct sizing of round and round beanies for ages, I decided it was time to try something new.

The Scooterini was invented after school the other day while sitting on the edge of the skate park.

The Scooterini is crocheted starting with 18 chain stitches and has an almost pointy top.

The Scooterini was named as such because my girls are OBSESSED with riding their scooters. The Scooterini is crocheted in cotton so it is thin enough to wear under a helmet to keep you warm, but wont overheat you.

The Scooterini is also great for walking around the lake,

hanging out on the farm,

and peeling onions.

I hope you have a great week this week.

32 comments:

  1. Your girls all look gorgeous in their scooterinis! Love them! Thanks so much for recommending me to Attic 24 - genius! x

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  2. Love the Scooterini, and a cool name also.Wish you a great week too.
    It is the Norwegian Constitution Day tomorrow (the National Day of Norway).
    So the kids are excited !!
    Cecilie

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  3. I love them!! I love red stripes anyway but they look great on your scooterinis. How the heck did you manage to make three of them so quick??

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  4. Where's Brenno's scooterini? When you've worked out how to make them for adults, Kate, I'm ready for one. How lucky am I that my birthday's in 24 days time.
    xxxxx

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  5. Love them, gorgeous design and love the name, very good!

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  6. Scooterinis are cool, I love them :D

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  7. They look great! I always struggled with getting the right size in beanies - in the end I would knit a hat THEN find the head it would fit!

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  8. I love these!!! and the name is fab too!
    I've had loads of problems making beanies that fit...they always look big enough until its time to try it on..then always waaay too small.
    Have a nice week.
    Em xx

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  9. Don't they look sweet, love that first pic :-)

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  10. groovy scooterinis you clever girl.

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  11. They are so cute and very adaptable! Well designed kate and gorgeous name.

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  12. I love that your girls look like mine many years ago!!! Little pepper in her scooterinini looks like Nina in her little beanie!!!!(: I love seeing pix of your girls - wish I could crochet more than a granny throw... Gailx

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  13. Scooterinis! Too cute. I want one!

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  14. I'm not sure which I love more Scooterini's or their name Scooterinis!!! gorgeous Kate! xo

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  15. Nice beanies..there is something about winter and getting back into crocheting...i have picked up the hook again too and leaving the sewing machine alone for a minnie.

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  16. hehe great name, and very nice stripy buisness going on there.

    In fact if you ever wanted to share the pattern I would love to make one for myself.

    Hands up who loves Autumn - meeee!!! :)

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  17. They're fantastic! I like the almost pointy top and the crisp stripes. Scoot, scoot, scoot!

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  18. They look even better in real life!

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  19. Such a delightful post and the girls look so adorable. My son used to love his scooter too, which was quite an old-fashioned one with big wheels. He used to ride it to school (about one mile) and I used to ride it home and back again to pick him up. He was 10 and I was 40+++, I don't know who really had the most fun :-D! Hope you had a great weekend and thanks for popping by and your lovely comments.
    Jak x

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  20. What can I say other than ABSOLUTELY ACE!!!

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  21. How cute are those?? And adorable name! Sizing can be a pain...I try to work in the round with increases til the circle is about the size of the crown of whosever head I am working with, then start going down. It really is a trial and error thing. Awesome that you've got a good method going on now :)

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  22. They look fantastic Kate. Really light and stretchy too. How did you manage that? Are you using ordinairy cotton? My 3 are obsessed with scootering too. Hilarious to watch them.
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog yesterday. Really appreciated it :o)

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  23. They are awesome, and they all fit! I find it nearly impossible to make one to fit a particular head!!

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  24. I love scooterins too! great work kate!

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  25. Scooterini....just what I need for horse riding now iSt is getting chilli! They look Fab :-) Do we get a tutorial?? :-)

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  26. happy week Kate!
    hope you & your gorgeous girls are keeping warm

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  27. Your girls look so cute in their Scooterinis..we have a scooter riding obsession going on too :)

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  28. they look really great! cute girls on scooters too. i like the not over heating under the helmet factor.
    had started to think about making some hats for my boys. . .

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  29. Lurve the scooterini- especially like that it is guaranteed to fit after all that crocheting! My latest beanie attempt for Jem ended both times waaaay to big even for an adult head. Don't quite know why... At least crochet is pretty easy to pull apart and start again....

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  30. they look fantastic kate. the photos of your clan are gorgeous

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