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HOW TO KNIT YOUR FIRST NEWBORN BEANIE | DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES | DIY PHOTOGRAPHY PROP TUTORIAL



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okay so today I'm gonna be showing you

how to knit your first newborn tini

and we're gonna be using double pointed

needles and they seem really

intimidating and they're really not in

the round so if you try to knit a

newborn being before with double with um

circular needles you probably realized

really quickly that either the string

was too long which you've probably found

a way around or the last problem that

you can't find a way around is that the

knitting needle was too long so the

answer to that is the double pointed

needles and I know this sort of saying

they look intimidating because there's a

lot of them but they're really not so

what we're going to be using today is

double pointed needles size eight

this yarn calls for size nine so I had

to make some calculations it I

calculated that I should have 52 cast on

stitches but we're gonna go with 48

which I'll show you how to do also in

another video this charm is called basic

yarn from wall marks mainstays it is

medium for and it's calls for size 9 so

but that's okay it we're good at this

yard um it's a little tighter knit so we

are gonna use the longtail cast on

method which also seems intimidating but

I promise it's really okay so for the

longtail method we're gonna need to have

about three feet of yarn out already the

way we're gonna do it is put your yarn

on your needle put your fingers through

and make a V so you've got your thumb

your pointer finger and you're holding

on with your other fingers kind of

loosely then this is the part that looks

crazy but once you do it a few times you

realize how extremely easy it is so I

like to do it this way I turn my hands

over

I put the needle through the the piece

of yarn closest to me on my thumb and

push it through then pull through the

yarn that's on your pointer finger then

pull that yarn through the entire thing

just like that and then you tighten it

up a little bit and you have two

stitches so I'll show you one more time

really slow so it's just hanging there

put your fingers in hold on at the

bottom turn your hand over put your

knitting needle through bring it through

the yarn on your pointer finger and then

bring it through the whole thing

tighten it up a little okay one more

time make your diamond turn it over

getting the needle through the yarn on

your thumb closest to you then you go

through the yarn on your pointer finger

pull that yarn through the yarn on your

thumb and you got it like I said we're

going to put 48 and these stitches on

here so I will see you back here and

it's going to be difficult for them to

fit so just FYI they're gonna be packed

on here but that's okay because we're

gonna transfer some so I'll see you back

here in a minute

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now that we have all 48 on here what

we're going to do is transfer 16

stitches to another needle might cut the

tail down a little bit because it's very

long

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okay okay my phone's going crazy hey my

balls count so we got 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 and 16

get down here in the middle so you don't

lose that then we're gonna transfer 16

stitches to this one 1 2 3

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and push that to the middle don't leave

them and then the end here we'll push

that to the middle okay so now we've got

something that looks like this and the

first time I saw it I was like it looks

like Blair Witch it's really scary like

I'm sorry a heart movie fan so this is

the way we're going to knit in the round

without circular needles so that way we

can make our hat as tiny as we want it

the goal is around 11 inches for

circumference for newborn beanie but

it's okay if it's an inch smaller or

larger I like I'm a little bit smaller

just because I feel like if you make

them stretchy then they fit the baby's

head better if they're too big then they

just look really bulky and that's part

of the reasons why I like to make these

myself because I'm a newborn

photographer like I want things to match

and look right so now what we're going

to do is find our table which is like

super alone so we know that's not the

part we're going to be knitting with

right this is your working yarn the one

that's attached to the bundle of yarn

okay

so what we're going to do is we're going

to take this side right here we're gonna

keep our working out of the right we're

gonna get this side right here and this

is where we're going our other sticks in

to play this is our working yarn over

here like I said and this is the part

we're going to start knitting on we're

gonna do a knit stitch so you take your

needles to get in the front here take

your working yarn which is attached to

your ball of yarn and you're gonna let

me turn it this way so you can see it

better take it around and then pull it

through push it through okay now right

at this point we're gonna want to

tighten it up just a little bit so we're

not having a loose let's hat going on

once again we're gonna knit into they're

taking our working yarn pull it around

and push it through pull your stitch off

if we're going to purl the next two so

to purl we're gonna need to pull our

yarn to the front because it's got to

start out at the front if not we create

extra stitches then we're going to push

through the top the front piece here

instead of the back okay

pull it around and then we're gonna go

through the back and pull your stitch

off our yarns all the way at the front

already so just push through we're gonna

tighten up from the last pull around and

then push through the back here pull

your stitch off now we're going back to

knit stitch so at this point we're gonna

push our yarn to the back right here

oops and then we're gonna push through

here like we did before pull the yarn

around and pull your stitch off now

since the yarns artery already in the

back we'll just push through here again

do that

and pull through and pull it off now

we're going to parley in so we're gonna

have to bring our working yarn to the

front just like that and we're going to

push to the front

and pull your switch off once again push

the trot okay once again we're going

back to knit stitch so I'm trying to

tighten that up a little bit I'm gonna

push there onto the back and so we're

gonna continue in this fashion all the

way around because we're gonna end we

started with a knit knit knit I went to

purl purl so we're doing the pattern

knit knit purl purl knit knit purl purl

all the way to the end and we're gonna

end with a purl and then start with a

knit again

okay so we did one stick now we're on to

the second stick and we do the same

thing as with the first stick so let me

start with our knit here get our working

yarn I see ya go play with that you

can't play with data close the door

that was my toddler his name is Apollo

hmm he's amazing okay so we're gonna

knit into the stitch and pull it off and

once again knit

you can pull it off and then we're gonna

purl so I'm gonna pull her into the

front and we hurtle are you gonna help

mommy you're on video yeah and then

we're gonna purl so we're gonna go to

the end of that stick and then we'll

start the next stick the same way and

I'll meet you back here at the end of

all of it okay so somehow my microphone

went out during this clip so what I'm

telling you to do is we've finished the

first row of our knit knit purl purl

knit knit purl purl and are we're

finishing I'm finishing it right now and

I'm purling the last two of the the

third stick and we're now moving on to

the first stick again and we started

with the knit knit on the first kick for

our first stitch and so that's what

we're actually going to do oh I'm still

on a purl here and sorry um and

basically we're gonna do this same

pattern for about six to seven rows up

we want to get a nice ribbing a pretty

ribbing that will keep the beanie a

little tighter where the ribbing is so

here is we're starting on our first

stick once again and you can see in the

middle there the tail that's how you

know I'm a well of course you're done

one stick in the tails there so you're

gonna know it's different from you know

knitting in the round in that respect

you definitely know where you're

starting from all the time so we're

going to do that six to seven rows knit

knit purl purl knit knit I know I keep

repeating that but it's just it's if

you're a beginner it's just you want to

remember it so anyway we're gonna be

moving on to some troubleshooting after

this about two seconds

alright let's actually do some

troubleshooting before we get to the

other color because the last thing you

get interrupted like you know your

toddler runs in or something happens and

you have to put your work down let's

figure out where to start from that

point so let's say you're actually

completed with a row or with a stick a

knitting needle and you've put your work

down and it's a jumbled mess okay so

obviously this is the needle we're

working with and we haven't started a

new one because there's nothing on it

we're gonna pick it up and we're gonna

find that whatever piece is attached to

the right to our working yarn which I

keep on the right this is the side that

we're working on and then this is our

tail okay even if we were in the middle

of of working which will serve we'll

show you to the way we're gonna figure

out what stitch were on is you see this

right here

it's just a line down and then this

right here it has a little coming over

these are knit stitches because it

creates some V these are the purl

stitches because it goes around so that

way you'll know here let's get through a

little bit so let's say we throw it down

we're in the middle of it so and I guess

I'm so hard so sorry it's hard for me to

show you guys how much easier it is to

knit this way that way I have to hold it

for the camera it just looks crazy

you'll you'll find your groove though

when you start knitting okay so

all right so let's say we threw it down

and this is where we're at so there's a

couple ways we know that there are 16

stitches on each stick because we've

cast on 48 and so there's 16 in each

stick so one way of figuring out where

you're at is to say okay well let's see

I've got three on here so I know it

would be knit knit purl so the next

one's gonna be purl you see so it's

easier to count because there's less to

just per stick and you can figure that

out but like I said if you don't feel if

it's too many and you don't want to

count then you can actually just look at

your stitches and tell where you're at

you can't really go by where the yarn is

laying like this yarn is in the front

because what if I go through and purl

this and I had to set it down and I left

the yarn and the front but anyway so

there's different ways we can just say

knit knit purl purl okay i'm gonna knit

or you can count or you can just look at

your stitches to figure out where you're

at so I hope that helps you out a little

bit because that can be very confusing

for a beginner to know exactly where

that so we're gonna finish up our six

rows like I said before and then we're

gonna go on to the blue color

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all right so now we're ready to start

our blue color let's see this it looks

really really small part of that is due

to the ribbing effect by made since it's

going to make the beanie snug and the

part of it is how condensed they are on

the needles so we can actually spread it

out let's not pull it up actually spread

it out and see where we're at here so

I'm gonna push him back in okay so since

this is a big beginner tutorial I think

there are a few ways to add this yarn on

and I'm gonna show the easiest way so

right now we're working this is the

outside of our hat and this is the

inside of our hat what we're gonna do is

take our blue yarn and we're just going

to join it attach it to this piece here

you see cuz this are working aren't

coming out of this area over here so

this is where we're going to start and

this is also you'll see your tail that

that's where you ended with so we know

that this is the beginning and we're

just going to tie it on just like that

there's other methods of doing this but

this will be the easiest for now take

our needle we're going to start knitting

and we're not going to knit knit purl

purl anymore we're going to knit the

entire project now see now actually went

under there so I need to go in between

here it's easy to make a mistake you

just have to know what you're doing so

see and that's all you have to do and

we're going to keep this inside since

this is the outside of our work for this

piece right here since I'm done with

this yarn I'm gonna go ahead and take it

off done with that and if you want some

you want to make sure that it's not

loosening as you go so you can actually

just kind of pull out here tie it in to

your last stitch and eventually we're

gonna throw these in but this will be

the easiest way for you right now

I need to pull this to the end a little

bit more

oh now look I made a mistake okay

so I accidentally pulled and didn't pull

it through sometimes that'll happen and

the stitch will go onto that needle

since that didn't happen we're just

gonna push it back on just like that

no no it's easy to fix the mistakes of

you as you make them as long as you

notice them if you don't then it's a

little more difficult to fix them but it

can be done well see it happen again but

now I ended up on that needle so what

we're gonna do is put that needle back

through

and as you can see I'm having difficulty

as well okay so we're gonna go micro and

pull her out

okay

again just like the last time we're

going to continue stitching over our

next needle you're just giving a nice

snug tight up see you happen again

I think it's just the the way I'm trying

to knit this little filming it I just

keep losing track and it's hard to hold

it I'm used to holding it kind of chest

level and much closer to my face so

you'll actually get into the swing of

the best way to hold this I can't tell

you everybody is it different so I can't

really tell you that the best way

because you kind of just develop it

yourself the way your hands are or if

you have arthritis or if you have

special issues you know everybody's

different

okay so we finished our first row of

adding the blue end and we're gonna go

on for a second

so as you see the tail from the gray was

sitting in front well since I want to

since this is the outside all we're

gonna want to do is just pull it down so

it's not seen does it

and we're going to get our new needle

just push it through

you're gonna start knitting again that's

good just tighten it up and I don't know

if you noticed on yours but online when

we joined these two here there was it

seemed to be like a really long piece

like the first row we ever did it seemed

if you like a really long piece and as

we kept knitting and tightening up

you'll see that it has basically

disappeared but you can always use that

as the back if it seemed to be like

super long for you or something

now the depth of a newborn beanie is 5

inches we're actually going to knit up a

little less than that this way because

we're going to decrease at the top so

when you measure you're gonna measure

from here of course not from where the

blue started because you're gonna want

it you know like like that so I'm going

to knit a bit and then give you the

specific measurements that you need a

little dark to turn a light on that had

so much to do today

I wasn't able to get this finished so

basically I decided since this was more

of a beginner tutorial we're going to do

a different method rather than

decreasing we're gonna do it a little

bit easier but the link that I got to

was about 5 inches but you can do a

little less or a little more depending

on what type of size hat you need so

what we're gonna do is we're gonna cut

the yarn I'd say about 2 feet getting

our yarn needle put it through if I can

get it through this is like a drawstring

type method it should be faster and

easier for the beginner I'm terrible at

putting yarn through needles this one is

kind of small for this yarn too

okay okay so what we're going to do is

we're going to start threading the yarn

through okay I'm so sorry but you guys

can't see this right at first but you're

taking the yarn from one side you see

where it's your working yarn and you're

gonna start threading it through the

loops on the needle that's on the other

side so you're basically just connecting

it and making a drawstring but you'll

see it'll come back up in a minute and

you'll see me threading the needle

through the little loops that are on the

needle and once you get the needle in

the loop then you can just pull it off

the needle because it's already got the

string through it so anyway sorry I just

had to interrupt because I see that

nobody can see anything and I've already

finished the Hat so you can do one at a

time or how are you you need to do it

Oh getting caught up here

okay go on to the next one

at home you pulled one off right

okay in our last one as you can see it's

starting to look like a beanie super

exciting

hey mom pull it through here

last one pasa okay now we're going to

pull it very tightly we don't want to

pull it so tight that we break the yarn

so we just need to keep pulling it

around as we're going here

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look how cute that is it's adorable okay

okay and now we're just going to take

our yarn and we're gonna start putting

it through so we're gonna just sew it in

to where where we had it once again

around the

and she was today

see how that's coming together

damn I'm back where I started it looks

like so

you go through the hole to the inside

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I don't do the same thing just kind of

strengthen it a little bit I just turned

the hat inside out

oh my god see those looking good

okay let's see what that looks like

mm-hmm looks good and now what we're

gonna do is take it through one more

time somewhere and we're going to tie

that part into a knot so through

and then take it through see that and I

like to for good measure just put

another knot and now we're gonna sew the

ends and all of our ends with the inside

top of the hat it's really matter like

it can be kind of long because nobody's

gonna know it's there you know

okay

okay so now we're going to cut this

about here that's to leave it just in

case something happens

and here's our cute little newborn

beanie for photography prop in that

adorable I'm gonna saan a head do you

know it's not gonna be so I was so cute

and so all you have left to do now is to

sew these ends in and I'll show you I'm

one of them how I do that let's take the

short now of course with the blue you're

gonna run to the blue into the blue okay

because if you saw it into the grace I'm

not it might be seen better so I'll show

you what I like to do here okay we're

gonna go down a row here and then up a

row and and these you can do it kind of

messy

it stays in better actually when it's

kind of messy messily sewed in in the

fibers okay okay you're gonna see it I'm

gonna hook down we're gonna sell back up

through

sorry it's getting hard for me to see

now that it's getting dark

so now that's true I'm just gonna cut

this right here I got another train

going by okay

this one right here this was our first

and our first tale I actually want to

take and make a little knot out of this

one here on the back side and then show

it through just for a good measure

or hide it just forget measure because

that one didn't have anything holding it

in now we're done okay so now we're done

I'm so excited I can't wait to

photograph with this I'll be doing it

this week too so thank you so much for

watching everyone I'll be putting out

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