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Salty Sam’s Fun Blog for Children
Post Number 1

 

Diary of a Lighthouse Keeper
Launch Date 20th February 2015

 

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Hello Everyone 

 

Sam

 

Firstly, let me introduce myself.

 

l’m Salty Sam the lighthouse keeper. There aren’t too many of us left in the world. l am certainly the only one around in these parts.

 

l live in a tall, red and white striped lighthouse perched on some rocks out here in the middle of the sea.

 

This is my blog about my life on the rocks! smile1 (2)

 

lt is very exciting living in my lighthouse because l am always having visitors and you just never know who will turn up next!

 

One of my adventures was first published in Salty Sam and the Windy Day.

 

The nearest town to me is Rocky Bay. l can see it on the mainland from my windows. lt is a small fishing town with a harbour where people can moor their boats.  lt is a really magical place to live.

 

Next to it is Sandy Cove where there is a beautiful, sandy beach. Tourists and holiday makers love it because there are cafes and ice cream parlours and lots of ways to have fun like crazy golf and puppet shows.

 

l visit the mainland often because l have friends and family there.

 

My best friend is Captain Jack. He often brings supplies to the lighthouse in his boat.

 

My Auntie Alice lives in a cottage by the river. She loves knitting. She knits jumpers and hats and gloves and scarves and socks for all the family.

 

This week she knitted me a new jumper and l have given you the pattern for it at the end of the post.

 

l have two nephews, Bill and Bob, who live in a little, stone cottage called Primrose Cottage at the back of Rocky Bay and we all love going on adventures together.

 

This is my fun blog for children – but adults are very welcome too.

 

l already have visitors to my website from nearly 100 countries so l really hope all my followers out there will enjoy it.

 

 

Subscription is totally free!

 

 

l’ll tell you more about my life here in Rocky Bay next time.

 

 

Bye bye everyone – don’t forget to subscribe to my blog!

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Love and kisses

 

 

Salty Sam

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 www.christina-sinclair.com

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Bill and Bob’s Joke of the Weekimage002image002

 

Bill:  Knock Knock.

 

Bob:  Who’s there?

 

Bill:  Sam.

 

Bob:  Sam who?

 

Bill:  Sam person who came yesterday!

 

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Salty Sam © Christina Sinclair 2008

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of material from this blog without express and written permission from this blog’s author and owner is strictly prohibited.

Links may be used to www.christina-sinclair.com

 

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Picture Gallery

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A picture of me in my new jumper

 

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 My nephews Bill and Bob

 

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My best friend Captain Jack

 

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image024        Alnwick Castle

 

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Historical Grounds

Tour – Free with admission

Join our knowledgeable guides to hear fascinating stories of the castle’s architecture and history.

www.alnwickcastle.com

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Welcome to this updated website and the launch of my blog!

This blog is for children and big kids everywhere. smile1 (2)

It is for crafting newbies, people who like making toys for their children and parents who want to teach their children all sorts of interesting skills that will last them a lifetime.

It is also for people all over the World who are learning English.

Visitors to this website come from nearly 100 countries and the number seems to go up every month.

Most visitors live in Britain and the United States so measurements on the blog are often in metric and imperial to make everyone happy. smile1 (2)

The projects are for crafters of all abilities. There are toys to make for children and by children.

Hand-made presents nowadays are very popular and hopefully treasured by the people receiving them. There will be lots of ideas here for presents that children can make for friends and relations.

Very importantly, the blog encourages you to become a designer as well, with tips on how to make your own unique projects.

 

  • Please be careful when printing out patterns that they are the size you want them to be before using them to cut out material. You can use a photocopier to reduce or enlarge them if necessary.

 

  • All the knitting patterns on this blog need less than 100g of yarn unless otherwise stated.

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And I would love to hear from you. smile1 (2)

The best messages will be published.

(All comments will be vetted before they reach the blog to make sure they are suitable for children to read.)

 

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New blog posts are published every Friday morning. Tell all your friends that they are welcome to come and join in the fun too.

 

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Fun          Animals         Learning

Hobbies      Salty Sam News        

The Environment      Crafting        

Knitting      Cooking      The Sea       Nature

Gardening    Science    Games     Test Your English

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PLUS

 

Salty Sam fans can join in with their comments and share them with children all over the world. But remember that if you are not an adult, you must ask permission to post a comment!

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You don’t have to give your real name if you don’t want to, and just your first name will be enough.

It would be really nice if you could say your age (of course adults don’t have to) and what part of the world you come from as well.

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I’d like to take this opportunity to say a special hello to my lighthouse keeper friends Andrew, Jon and Don and all the people at the Association of Lighthouse Keepers’ website!

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I would like to thank Richard Dawson for giving me a five-star rating and a lovely comment about my book on Amazon. smile1 (2)image033

I also need to acknowledge and give great thanks to all the wiki, flicker and clip art sources that I have sometimes used to bring the educational aspect of this blog to life, explaining information in a way that would never have been as interesting or as understandable without them.

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If you would like to advertise on this blog, please contact my personal assistant and biographer Christina at the e-mail address below. smile1 (2)

Enjoy…

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This is me at my desk in the lighthouse writing my new blog.

New posts are released every Fun Friday!

 

lNDEX

      Blog Post…                                          How to Make         

  1. lntroduction…       my port and starboard jumper and hat
  2. My Lighthouse Home…       my nightshirt, bed socks and nightcap
  3. My Family…       an appliquéd shoe bag
  4. Barney My Parrot…       a parrot toy and a fruit salad
  5. The Lighthouse Mice…       a baby lighthouse mouse and a mouse key fob
  6. My Mermaid Friends…       a stamp book holder and rock cakes
  7. My Seabed Friends…       a seahorse pencil top and a mobile
  8. The History of Lighthouses…       a toy jellyfish, a toy snake and a toy caterpillar
  9. Rockpooling…       starfish decorations
  10. Beachcombing…       a lavender bag and lavender biscuits
  11. Seagulls…       a sky blue knitted pencil case and drop scones
  12. Smugglers…       my ocean design hat
  13. Tides…       my ocean design mittens
  14. Oceans of the World…       my ocean scene jumper
  15. Seaweed…       book covers, covered boxes, mermaid sweaters and accessories
  16. Weathervanes…       a weathervane and my hot-water bottle
  17. Clouds…       a hygrometer, pine cone decorations, cloud pictures, a knitted purse
  18. Building a Wormery…       worm and caterpillar finger puppets, a knitted glasses case
  19. Bees…       my busy bee hat
  20. Home-made lce Cream…       my busy bee mittens
  21. Bird Boxes…       a birds’ department store and a knitted doll
  22. Exploring Rivers…       picnic scones, repeat pattern designs, knitted doll underwear
  23. Pond Life…       Sussex pond pudding and a knitted doll’s stripy dress
  24. Moth Watch…       marbled paper and a knitted doll’s top
  25. lnsect Hotels…       cheese straws and a knitted doll’s skirt
  26. The Rocky Bay Coastguard…       a bobble octopus and a knitted doll’s bag and shoes
  27. The Rocky Bay Lifeboat…       my lighthouse stripe scarf and striped pencil case
  28. Shipping…       a knitted drawstring bag with sailboat design
  29. Bill and Bob’s Car Games…       a game of seaside snap and a knitted doll’s pixie hat
  30. Collecting Eggs…       a chicken egg cosy and a knitted doll’s pixie skirt
  31. Ant Colonies…       flapjacks and a knitted doll’s beach dress
  32. Where Coal Comes From…       knitted blankets
  33. Looking at the Stars and Planets…       a cat toy and a bedside tissue pocket
  34. Hedgehogs…       a knitted hedgehog and a hedgehog cake
  35. Bill and Bob’s Kangaroo Project…       my duffle bag and a knitted money pouch
  36. First Aid…       a travelling repair kit
  37. Aspiring Millionaires…       a money tree and a knitted doll’s pair of trousers
  38. Number Games…       a dominoes/Scrabble tiles bag and a spelling game
  39. The Pirates of Rocky Bay…       seed bombs and a plastic canvas ring box
  40. The History of Pirates…       plastic canvas boxes and coasters
  41. The Himalayas…       a friendship bracelet, a wall garden, my bobble balaclava
  42. A Soil Test Experiment…       plant pot holders and a knitted doll’s striped jumper
  43. lslands…       an archipelago desk set
  44. The Moon…       a lavender ball clown
  45. Astronauts…       flying saucers and a knitted doll’s hat and scarf
  46. Limericks…       my Tam o’Shanta
  47. lcebergs…       my arctic hat
  48. Flags…       signal flags, castle flags and fairy turrets, a knitted doll’s beach bag
  49. Codes…       invisible ink, a knitted doll’s swimsuit
  50. The Magic Beak Fortune Teller…       a fortune teller’s tent, a magic hat with rabbit
  51. The Shipwreck Game…       a board game and game counters
  52. Dolphins…       my swimsuit and swim hat and a plastic canvas container
  53. Storms…       apple snow and a knitted doll’s pyjamas
  54. Human Statistics…       a makeup/pencil case and Cupid heart needle-case
  55. Toy Theatres…       spooky finger puppets and a toy theatre with curtains
  56. Road Safety…       a child’s white hat
  57. Ducks on the Loose…       a doodle stitching picture
  58. A Message in a Bottle…       a hanging star, table crackers, scissors case
  59. How to Embarrass Celery…       my bunny bed socks, a celery salad
  60. Fridge Magnets…       ice cream, my arctic mittens
  61. Feeding the Birds…       embroidered felt caddy and sunflowers
  62. ldioms…       a paper boat and storage basket name plaque
  63. Recycling…       bath salts and a carrier bag holder
  64. Punch and Judy…       a sock puppet and a bracelet
  65. Trees…       an almond roll
  66. Planting Trees…       a fruit fool and a pot luck tree
  67. Beacons…       table place labels
  68. The Cornfield Study…       peppermint creams, a little scarecrow
  69. Sunken Wrecks…       an alpine garden, a blackwork picture
  70. Dandelions…       a plastic canvas tissue holder
  71. How Plants Spread Seeds…       pressed flowers
  72. Dogs That Have Jobs…       a little toy Scottie dog with a lead and blanket
  73. Buckingham Palace…       Apple Charlotte and a knitted doll’s patterned dress
  74. The History of Knights…       a jewellery tray, vegetarian sausage rolls, a family crest
  75. Time…       milkshakes and a knitted doll’s witch’s outfit
  76. Clocks…       a 12″ doll jogging suit, growing living stones
  77. lgloos…       a lace heart and a snowman decoration
  78. Colours…       a spinning colour wheel and a colouring pencils pocket
  79. Kitchen Crops…       a sprouting seeds jar, jam pot tops, my chef’s apron
  80. A Vegetable Patch…       a tomato salad and a knitted carrot
  81. Cooking Vegetables…       my chef’s gloves
  82. Decorating Wellingtons…       cards box, decorated socks, my snowflake jumper & hat
  83. Camping…       beany burgers
  84. The History of the Teddy Bear…       gingerbread and fabric teddies
  85. Blackberrying…       blackberry crumble and my chef’s hat
  86. Finger Puppets…       knitted finger puppet family with house
  87. Yarn Dollies…       12″ doll jeans, dolls’ house cushions
  88. Project Get a Rabbit…       a crazy rabbit finger puppet, a pet present stocking
  89. Strange Sea Creatures…       mermaid hair scrunchies and bracelets
  90. The Bermuda Triangle…       magic potions, a secret Bermuda Triangle file
  91. Atlantis…       fish key rings, an air plant garden, a banana trifle
  92. Chasing Rainbows…       a 12″ doll ribbed sweater, a colour experiment
  93. Stinging Nettles…       a satin stitch harvest mouse canvas work box
  94. Making Model Railways…       farm buildings for your model railway
  95. Adding to Your Model Railway…       pine trees for your model railway
  96. Street Trees…       a 12″ doll sweater, fruit trees
  97. The History of Printing…       a 12″ doll pink sweater, a dolls’ house blanket, a stencil
  98. Horse Holiday Homes…       a 12″ doll high-visibility jacket, a toy horse blanket
  99. The History of Patchwork…       a patchwork cushion
  100. Ladybirds…       a farmyard quilt
  101. Nursery Rhymes…       my bullion sheep woolly jumper
  102. Lightning…       a ribbon weaving cushion
  103. Frost Fairs…        a 12″ doll scarf hood, a textured blanket
  104. The Clink…       a homework in-tray
  105. Hedgerows…       mushroom quiches, a 12″ doll sideways scarf, an embroidered box
  106. Cows…       milk shakes, animal mobile telephone cases
  107. Owls…       bobble birds
  108. The History of Dolls’ Houses…       a dolls’ house mat and rug
  109. Strawberries…       a strawberry tiramisu, punnet of strawberries pin cushion
  110. Christmas Trees…       cross stitch hanging decorations, a 12″ doll fairy dress
  111. Easter Eggs…       a 12″ doll sweater, Easter eggs and Easter bunny
  112. Harvest Festival…       a 12” doll tennis dress, ribbon flowers glasses case
  113. Halloween…       pumpkin faces, a 12″ doll warm outfit
  114. Mysteries at Sea…       a 12” doll beach set, a magic trick
  115. Mighty Oaks…       a 12” doll boutique bag, an owl game
  116. The Badgers Project…       shortbread, a 12” doll coat and hat
  117. The Squirrels Project…       12” doll hair accessories, basket linings
  118. Hibernation and Migration…       a net wash bag, a plastic canvas photo frame
  119. Lucky Talismans…       a Seminole patchwork cushion cover
  120. Native Trees…       an embroidered snow scene
  121. Changing Seasons…       a 12″ doll skating dress, hyacinth flowers
  122. Waves…       a sun catcher, a beach hut dolls’ house
  123. The History of Jigsaws…       a patchwork doll’s cot quilt
  124. The Romans…       my cable scarf
  125. Driving on the Left…       a 12” doll car coat, my cable jumper
  126. Cat’s Eye Studs…       a 12” doll jacket, a cat blanket
  127. Crops from Trees…       giant dice, apple tart, Russian doll badges

 

 

Pictures of all the

Salty Sam’s Fun Blog for Children Crafts

are on Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/TheSaltySamBlog/salty-sam-blog-crafts/

 

 

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Did you know that some scenes from the first Harry Potter movies were filmed at Alnwick Castle? So you may recognise it.

You can visit Alnwick Castle in Northumberland any day of the week between the end of March and the end of October.

http://www.alnwickcastle.com/

 

 

  image044image044image044   Days Out… 

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The Alnwick Garden Treehouse Restaurant, Northumberland

http://www.alnwickcastle.com/

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SALTY SAM’S SEA CREATURE FACTS

 

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  • The largest creature in the sea is the blue whale. ln fact, it is the largest animal in the world at 30m or 85 feet long. A newborn blue whale calf is 7m or 23 feet long.
  • Whales, dolphins, seals and walruses are animals that have to come to the surface of the ocean to breathe air (some of these animals can hold their breath for more than an hour) but fish don’t – they get oxygen from the water they live in.
  • There are more African elephants in the world than grey seals – grey seals are an endangered species.
  • A dolphin is a kind of whale.
  • A killer whale is the same shape as a dolphin.
  • Whales have lifelong friends that they often visit.
  • Giant squids can grow over 13m or 43 feet long which is about as long as a bus.
  • A vampire squid has arms that look like a cape and has the ability to hypnotize its prey.
  • Octopuses are related to the snails in your garden.
  • lt is seahorse fathers that look after their young. They keep their babies in a pouch on their stomach until they are ready to hatch.
  • Pearls are formed when a piece of grit gets into an oyster’s shell. The oyster coats the grit with layers of shell. The inside coating of the shell is called ‘mother of pearl’.
  • The hermit crab does not produce its own shell but lives in discarded shells that it finds. lt moves into a bigger shell each time it outgrows the one it is living in.
  • A nautilus adds larger chambers (thirty or more in a lifetime) to its shell as it grows and then moves into them.
  • A Portuguese man o’war jellyfish’s sting is as poisonous as a cobra’s venom.
  • Jellyfish are 95% water.
  • The fastest fish is the sailfish at 112kph or 70mph.
  • Flying fish have wide fins on their sides and can fly over 400m or 1,300 feet over the water at speeds of 70kph or 43mph.
  • The largest shark is the whale shark at 15-18m or 50-60 feet long and is harmless to humans because it only eats plankton.
  • Plankton are the smallest creatures in the sea.

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A vampire squid 

 

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Pearls forming in mother of pearl inside an oyster shell

 

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A hermit crab

 

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A nautilus

 

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A Portuguese man o’war

 

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A flying fish

 

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Plankton

 

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This model of a whale shark and a diver gives you an idea of how large whale sharks are

 

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Wildscreen Arkive

have some wonderful films about nature 

Checkout: 

http://www.arkive.org/whale-shark/rhincodon-typus/videos.html

 

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HOW TO KNlT

MY PORT AND STARBOARD JUMPER AND HAT

 

If you want to make this jumper which fits the cuddly toy on my website, of course you can use any colours you like to make the stripes. It is a very good way of using up yarn left over from making other jumpers.

As long as you can knit plain and purl stitches, this jumper and hat is very easy to make.

You can find the pattern to make the Salty Sam toy at

 

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This is a picture of me in my beach chair 

 

Whenever you are crafting, it is always really nice if an adult can help you and teach you how to do things properly. If things go wrong, don’t get upset or want to give up – it is all part of learning. The projects on this blog are quite simple and when you master basic techniques you will be able to move on to more difficult projects later.

Whenever you want to do a project, read through the instructions for everything properly before you start.

 

Port and Starboard

 

PATTERN FOR MY PORT AND STARBOARD JUMPER

The left side of a ship is called the port side and the right side is called the starboard side.

The colour for port is red and the colour for starboard is green.

Port is also the name for a kind of strong, red wine so remembering this sentence might help you to remember this information:-

There is some red port left in the bottle.

 

FRONT AND BACK (KNIT TWO)

Using 3½mm knitting needles and white dk yarn cast on 50 stitches

K3 (p2, k2) repeat these last 4 stitches until last 3 sts, p3

Repeat this last row 7 times (8 rows of ribbing)

 

Change to 4mm knitting needles

Using red dk yarn knit two rows (garter stitch)

 

Change back to the white yarn

Knit one row

Purl one row

Knit one row

Purl one row

Knit one row

Purl one row

(This gives you 6 rows of stocking stitch)

 

Using green dk yarn knit two rows (garter stitch)

 

Change back to the white yarn, knit 6 rows of stocking stitch as before

 

Repeat the last 16 rows twice (48 rows from the top of the ribbing)

 

Cast off 11 sts and knit to the end of the row (37 sts)

Cast off 11 sts and purl to the end of the row (26 sts)

 

Change to 3½mm knitting needles

K3 (p2, k2) repeat last 4 sts 4 times p3, k3

P3 (k2, p2) repeat last 4 sts 4 times k2, p3

Repeat these last 2 rows 3 times (8 rows of ribbing)

Cast off loosely rib-wise (that means do ribbing as you cast off)

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SLEEVES (KNIT TWO)

Using 3½mm knitting needles and white dk yarn cast on 40 sts

K3 (p2, k2) repeat last 4 sts until last 3 sts, k3

P3 (k2, p2) repeat last 4 sts until last 3 sts, p3

Repeat these last two rows 3 times (8 rows of ribbing)

 

Change to 4mm knitting needles

 

Using red dk yarn knit 2 rows (garter stitch)

 

Using white dk yarn stocking stitch 6 rows, starting with a knit row

 

Using green dk yarn knit 2 rows (garter stitch)

 

Using white dk yarn stocking stitch 6 rows, starting with a knit row

 

Repeat these last 16 rows once

Cast off loosely in the next knit row

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TO MAKE UP

With right sides facing, continue as follows:-

Using the white yarn, sew up the right shoulder seam, and then the left shoulder seam only 1cm/½ inch up from the shoulder side (not the neck side).

Then fold the sleeves in half lengthways in order to find the centres. Match these centres up to the shoulder seams and sew across the top of each sleeve. Then sew the under sleeve and side seams.

Using sewing thread, sew a snap fastener to the outside corners of the collar – this will then turn over to hide the snap fastener.

 

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HAT (KNIT TWO THE SAME)

Using 3½mm knitting needles and red dk yarn cast on 40 stitches

K3 (p2, k2) repeat these last 4 sts until last 3 sts, k3

P3 (k2, p2) repeat these last 4 sts until last 3 sts, p3

Repeat these last 2 rows 3 times more

(8 rows of ribbing in red)

 

Change to 4mm knitting needles and white dk yarn

Stocking stitch 8 rows

 

Continuing to use stocking stitch decrease 1 stitch at the beginning of the next 16 rows (24 sts)

Decrease 1 stitch at each end of the next 8 rows (8 sts)

Cut off yarn leaving a length of about 20cm/8 inches to use to sew on the pompom

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 HOW TO MAKE A POMPOM

To make the pompom, cut two circles of card about 7cm/2¾ inches in diameter with a 2½cm/1 inch hole in the centre of each (you can draw around a 10 pence coin).

Then wind lengths of the green yarn around the two pieces of card through the middle hole to the outer edge until a pad is formed around the whole ring (tying in the ends of new lengths securely as you go).

Cut through the yarn by slipping the point of your scissors between the card pieces. Then tie a long piece of green yarn around the core of the pompom between the pieces of card. Pull it very tight as you knot it. Do this several times going backwards and forwards around the core.

If you make the pad of yarn too thick or you don’t tie the centre together tightly enough, your pompom will fall apart. If your hands are not strong enough, then you might be able to find a grown-up to help you with this bit.

Leave two lengths of green yarn to help you sew the pompom to the top of my hat.

THEN it is time to pull the pieces of card away from the yarn.

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TO MAKE UP

With wrong sides together, over-sew the ribbing using red yarn, then turn the hat inside out and using back stitch or running stitch and white yarn sew around the edges of the top of the hat.

Make sure that you attach the pompom to the outside of the hat.

Fix the pompom on by tying the pompom to the hat and the hat to the pompom. You will need a knitter’s needle (yarn needle) to help you.

Then you might need to trim a few bits of yarn to neaten the pompom.

 

And that’s it! Happy knitting!

 

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This is a picture of me wearing my new jumper and matching hat.

 

l’ll speak to you soon.

 

Salty Sam

 

Please note that the material on this blog is for personal use or for use in classrooms only.

It is a copyright infringement and, therefore, illegal under international law to sell items made with these patterns.

Use of all of the toys and projects on the blog is at your own risk.

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A Couple of little Crafty Tips from Auntie Alice

  • Knit through the back of the stitch when you decrease on a knit row and knit through the front of the stitch when you decrease on a purl row.
  • To sew your knitted pieces together, use back stitch or running stitch on stocking stitch and over-sewing on ribbing. If the ribbing will be turned back (like on the cuffs and hat rim on this pattern), then you can sew these pieces wrong side together – but this is not really important if you find it too fiddly to do.

 

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4mm knitting needles = UK size 8 and US size 6

3½mm knitting needles = UK size between 9 and 10 and US size 4image089

 

  • Auntie Alice says:

    Hello Sam. Are you coming round for your tea on Sunday?

    Auntie Alice

    • Salty Sam says:

      This is my new blog Auntie Alice! You’re not supposed to be sending me messages on it.
      Have you got any crumpets?
      Salty Sam

  • Auntie Alice says:

    Crumpets and honey!
    Auntie Alice

  • Salty Sam says:

    l’ll be there!
    Salty Sam

  • eebest8 mitch says:

    I really liked your blog post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

  • Salty Sam says:

    Thank you very much! l am so glad that you like my blog.
    Don’t worry, there are many more posts to come.
    l’ll be back with another post on Friday.
    See you then. 🙂

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