Saturday, September 23, 2017

23. Talia Preemie Beanie



Good morning all and hello day 23!

Today's beanie is another great beginner beanie. Proving that you don't need fancy stitches to make something delicate and sweet. This Talia beanie uses a simple edging of skipped stitches and picots to give it all it's charm.





Tarlia Beanie

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply Yarn
5mm hook

Sized To Fit:
32-34 Weeks Gestation

Picot: ch3, slst into the first chain. Picot made.

1: Into a magic ring make 12 hdc's, join to the first hdc. -12hdc

2: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -24hdc

3: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -36hdc

4-11:  Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -36hdc

12: Ch3 (counts as first hdc and ch1), skip 1 stitch, *hdc in the next stitch, ch1, skip 1 stitch* repeat around, join to the 2nd chain of the ch3.

13: Ch1, sc in the same stitch, sc in the ch1 space, picot, *sc in the next stitch, sc in the ch1 space, picot*, repeat around, join to the ch1.

End off, weaving in all tails.


Friday, September 22, 2017

22. Elijah Newborn Beanie



Good morning all and welcome to day 22. Today's beanie is an upsize! The Elijah beanie, a classic granny stitch earflap beanie, has been redesigned so it will now fit a full term newborn. I love this style, and according to the numerous upsize requests, so do you guys!



The Elijah Beanie, Upsized

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply Yarn in 3 Colours (A, B and C)
4.0mm hook

Sized To Fit:
40 weeks gestation, full term newborn.

NOTE: For the sake of easy writing, each ch1 gap and each space between clusters will both be referred to as spaces.


With Colour A
1. Into a magic ring, ch2, 12 dc's, join to the first dc. -12dc

2. Ch3, 2dc in the same stitch, skip 1 stitch, *3dc in the next stitch, skip one stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -18dc

Change To Colour B
3. Slst into the space between the 3dc clusters, (ch3, 2dc, ch1, 3dc) in the space, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in each remaining space, join to the ch3. -36dc

4. Slst into the first space, ch3, 2dc in the same space, 3dc in each of the next 2 spaces, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the next space, 3dc in each of the next 3 spaces*, repeat around. ending with a (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in the last space. -45dc

Change To Colour A
5. Slst into the next space between 3dc clusters, ch3, 2dc in the same space, 3dc in each remaining space around around, join to the ch3. -45dc

6: Repeat around 5.

Change To Colour B
7-8: Repeat round 5

Change To Colour A
9-10: Repeat round 5

Change To Colour B
11-12: Repeat round 5

10. Slst into the next space, ch3, 2dc in the same space, 3dc in the next space, 3dc in the next space, turn, ch1, 3dc in the next space, 3dc in the next space, ch1, slst to the top of the ch3. End off, one earflap made

11. Count off 5 spaces to the left of the earflap you just made and join yarn with a sl st, ch3, 2dc in the same space, 3dc in the next space, 3dc in the next space, turn, ch1, 3dc in the next space, 3dc in the next space, ch1, slst to the top of the ch3. End off, second earflap made

Change To Colour C
12. Join yarn to the space in the middle of an earflap, ch3, 2dc in the same space, 3dc in the ch1 space, dc once in the same space as the 3dc cluster from the previous round (view photo below to see location), 3dc in each space until you reach the next earflap, dc once in the same space as the previous 3dc cluster, 3dc in the ch1 space, 3dc in the next space, 3dc in the next ch1 space, dc in the same space as the 3dc cluster from previous round, 3dc in each space until you reach the 1st earflap, dc in the same space as the 3dc cluster from the previous round, 3dc in the ch1 space, join to the starting ch3. End off, weave in all tails.





Thursday, September 21, 2017

21. Ryan Preemie Beanie




Hello hello day 21! Gee, the end of our third week! Incredible!

Today's pattern, the Ryan beanie, is a sweet and small beanie, for 28-30 weeks gestation and features the seed stitch, and clever colour changes, to make zigzag stripes. Take note though, you will need a light hand for this one, as sc stitches can tend to get a bit tight, and won't have as much stretch as the hdc's do. It's such a pretty stitch though!



The Ryan Beanie

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply yarn in 3 colours
5mm hook.

Sized To Fit
28-30 Weeks Gestation

With main colour
1: Into a magic ring ch2, hdc 10 times, join to the first hdc -10hdc

2: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -20hdc

3: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next stitch, *2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join. -30hdc

4: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches, *2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -40hdc

5: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -40hdc

Change to first contrasting colour
7: Ch2 (counts as sc and ch1), skip 1 stitch, *sc in the next stitch, ch1, skip 1 stitch*, repeat around, join to the first chain of the ch2.

8: Slst into the ch2 space and ch2 (counts as first sc and ch1), (sc, ch1) in each ch1 space around. Join to the first ch of the ch2. *note: Pay attention to where the last sc+ch1 go, its easy to miss it because of the initial slst.

Change to the second contrasting colour

9-10: Repeat round 8

Change to the first contrasting colour

11-12: Repeat round 8

Change to the main colour

13-14: Ch2, hdc in each st and ch1 space around, join to the ch2.

End off and weave in tails.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

20. Brittany Newborn Beanie



Good Morning all and welcome to day 20! Gosh, only 10 days left!

Today's pattern is something a little different. The Brittany beanie features zigzag puffs!!!
Now, given how puffy the puffs are, this beanie is quite large, and probably the largest one in the collection this year. It will easily fit a 9-10lb baby. But, thats ok! Because as we know, sadly angels come in all sizes, and some wonderful charities out there also provide hats to babbas that are a bit older. Im glad to have something to offer for this size range.

Having said that, if you want to make this one smaller, I would suggest dropping to a 4mm hook AND leaving out round 5 increases. Puffs need to be kept tight, so if your having tension problems, you could downsize your hook for those rounds too.



The Brittany Beanie

7 loop Puff Stitch: *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through*, repeat twice more. There will be 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over, pull through all 7 loops

You Will Need:
DK weight yarn in 4 colours
4.5mm hook

Sized To Fit
Large Full Term Newborn (9-10lb)

1: Into a magic ring, ch2, hdc 9 times, join to the first hdc. -9hdc

2: Ch2, hdc into the same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. - 18hdc

3: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. - 27hdc

4: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -36hdc

5: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -45hdc

6-9: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -45hdc

Change colour.

10: Ch3, puff stitch in the hdc BEFORE the ch3, ch1, *skip the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, puff stitch in the skipped stitch, ch1*, repeat around, when you get to the last puff stitch ch1 and join to the ch3.

Change colour.

11: Ch3, turn, puff stitch in between the last 2 puffs from the previous row, ch1, *skip the next stitch (ch1) and dc in the top of the next puff, puff stitch in the space between the last 2 puffs (see photo), ch1*, repeat around, join to the top of the ch3.

Change Colour.

12: Ch3, turn, puff stitch in between the last 2 puffs from the previous row, ch1, *skip the next stitch (ch1) and dc in the top of the next puff, ch1, puff stitch in the space between the last 2 puffs (see photo), ch1*, repeat around, join to the top of the ch3.

Change Colour (This round will be done with hdc instead of dc's to make it slightly shorter)

13: Ch3, turn, puff stitch in between the last 2 puffs from the previous row, ch1, *skip the next stitch (ch1) and hdc in the top of the next puff, ch1, puff stitch in the space between the last 2 puffs (see photo), ch1*, repeat around, join to the top of the ch3.

14: Ch2, turn, hdc in the top of each puff stitch and each ch1 (skip all dc stitches), join to the ch2.

15: Ch1, sc in each stitch around, join to ch1.

End off and weave in all tails.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

19. Helen Preemie Beanie



Good morning all and a warm welcome to day 19. Today's beanie, the Helen, is a simple pattern that uses alternating rounds of hdc and sc to make some stripes! I love how they are different sizes! It's also finished with the crab stitch, which I am totally in love with right now. It's such a simple way to add a bit of texture to a beanie!




The Helen Beanie

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply yarn in a main and contrasting colour
4mm hook

Sized To Fit:
32-34 Weeks Gestation



1: Into a magic ring, ch2, hdc 9 times, join to the first hdc - 9hdc

2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to ch3. -18dc

3: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next stitch,* 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch* repeat around, join to the ch3. -27dc

4: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches,* 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches* repeat around, join to the ch3. -36

5: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches,* 2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 3
 stitches* repeat around, join to the ch3. -45dc

Change To Contrasting Colour

6: Ch1, sc in each stitch around, join to the ch1.

Change To Main Colour

7: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2.

8-13: Repeat rows 6 and 7 3 times, remembering to change colours each round.

14: Change to contrasting colour, crab stitch (reverse sc) in each stitch around. slst to join.

End off and weave in all tails.



Monday, September 18, 2017

18. Rose Bonnet Upsized




Good morning lovelies and helloooooo day 18!

Today's pattern is another upsize, this time of the Rose Bonnet, which was released for the last hat drive, but was sized super itty bitty tiny! This new version will fit 30 weeks gestation.




The Rose Bonnet

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply yarn
4mm hook

Sized To Fit:
30 Weeks Gestation.

1. Into a magic ring ch2, hdc 9 times, join to the first hdc. -9hdc

2. Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -18hdc

3. Ch2, *2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -27hdc

4. Ch2, hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch, *hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -36hdc

5. Ch2, hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch, *hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, do not join. -45hdc

6. Ch1, turn, in the first stitch (slst, ch3, 2dc), shell made *skip 2 stitches, (slst, ch3, 2dc) in the next stitch, repeat around, sc in the last stitch.

7. Ch1, turn, (slst, ch3, 2dc) in the sc, *in the ch3 space of the next shell (slst, ch3, 2dc), repeat across, when you reach the last shell, sc in the ch3 space.

8-11. Repeat row 7

12. Do not turn, ch1, sc evenly along the base of the bonnet (neck area) when you reach the corner chain 35. End off. Join yarn to opposite corner and chain 35 for the second tie.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

17. Finley Newborn Beanie



Good morning all and hello day 17!

Today's pattern is the Finley beanie, and it's a sweet little aviator style. I love how sweet these look on! This beanie is sized for a full term newborn. It's so nice to have a range of full term sizes in the hat drive this year.  Most organisations I know support loss at every gestation (and some even into the first year) and so I'm really pleased to be able to offer patterns for those families too.

However, if you'd like to make it for a smaller preemie, or your local group focuses on smaller bubs, drop the hook size to a 3mm or 3.5mm

I havn't tried this one with stripes yet, but I bet it would be just as good! Another alternative would be to crab stitch the final round to change it up even more!



Finley Beanie

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply yarn, in a main and contrasting colour.
4mm hook
2 Matching Buttons

Sized To Fit:

Full term newborn

1: Into a magic ring, ch2, make 10dc, join to the first dc. -10dc

2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3. -20dc

3: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -30dc

4: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -40dc

5: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -50dc

6-11: Ch3, dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3. -50dc

12: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around. join to the ch2. Do not end. -50hdc

Earflaps

1: Slst in the next 8 stitches, ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 7 stitches.
2: Ch2, turn, hdc in all 8 stitches.
3: Repeat row 2.
4: Ch2, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 4 stitches, hdc2tg
5: Ch2, turn, hdc2tg, hdc in the next 2 stitches, hdc2tg
End off, weave in all tails.

Count 22 stitches to the left from the last stitch of the done earflap and reattach yarn
Repeat all earflap steps
End off, weave in all tails.

Adding the front panel. With contrasting colour

1: At the front of the hat, 2 stitches from the left of the right side earflap attach yarn to the front loop only. Ch1, sc in the same stitch and the next 18 stitches, using the front loops only.

2-6: Ch2, turn, hdc in each stitch across.
End off, weaving in tails.

Reattach main colour to rear of hat in any stitch, ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc around entire hat edge, including earflaps and brim. When you get to the earflaps, it helps to add a few extra hdc's on the corners of them to prevent curling.

End off and weave in all tails.

Fold brim up, tack into place, and add 2 buttons to decorate.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

16. Robby Preemie Beanie



Good morning all and welcome to day 16.

Today's pattern is something a little unique that I haven't done a lot of pattern wise. Using negative space to create a visual pattern. I love how the skipped stitches in the Robby beanie give the illusion of little arches in the hat. Now, I know the pattern looks like a wall of text, but trust me, it's pretty simple! The repeats are very easy to remember, promise! I made sure to write the steps out without shorthand, so even those new to crochet can complete this one :)





Robby Beanie

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply yarn
4mm hook

Sized To Fit:
38-40 Weeks Gestation (small newborn)

1: Into a magic ring ch2, dc 9 times, join to the first dc. -9dc

2. Ch3, dc 2 more times into the same stitch, ch1, skip the next stitch, *3dc in the next stitch, ch1, skip the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -15dc

3: Ch3, 3dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, ch1, skip the next chain, *dc in the next stitch, 3dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, ch1, skip the next chain*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -25dc

4: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, ch1, skip the next chain, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, ch1, skip the next chain*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -35dc

5: Ch3,  dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 5 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, ch1, skip the next chain, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 5 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch, ch1, skip the next chain*, repeat around, join to the ch3. - 45dc

6: Ch3, dc in the next 3 stitches, ch1, skip the next stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches, ch1, *skip the next ch1, dc in the next 4 stitches, ch1, skip the next stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches, ch1*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -40dc

7: Ch3, dc in the next 2 stitches, ch1, skip the next stitch, dc in the next ch, ch1, skip the next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches, ch1, skip the next ch1 *dc in the next 3 stitches, ch1, skip the next stitch, dc in the next ch, ch1, dc in the next 3 stitches, ch1, skip the next chain*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -35dc

8: Ch3, dc in the next stitch, ch1, skip the next stitch, dc in the next ch, dc and ch, ch1, skip the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, ch1, skip the next ch space,  *dc in the next 2 stitches, ch1, sk1, dc in the next ch, dc and ch, ch1, skip the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, ch1*, repeat around, join to the the ch3. -35dc

9: Ch3, dc in the next stitch, , ch1, skip the next ch, dc in the next 3 stitches, ch1, skip the next chain, dc in the next 2 stitches, ch1, skip the next chain, *dc in the next 2 stitches, ch1, skip the next chain, dc in the next 3 stitches, ch1, skip the next chain, dc in the next 2 stitches, ch1, ski the next chain*, repeat around, join to the ch1.

10-11: Repeat round 9

12: Ch1, sc in each stitch and chain around, join to the ch1. -50sc

13: Ch1, sc in the back loop only of each stitch around, join to ch1. -50sc

End off and weave in all tails.


Friday, September 15, 2017

15. Posy Beanie




Morning all and hello to day 15, our halfway mark! Today's beanie is very similar to the 18-19 weeker beanie from day 9. In fact, the Posy only has a couple of changes, to change the measurement size! It is, like the other, a great beanie for adding small embellishments and is the perfect place for someone who's only just learning to start.




Posy Beanie

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply Yarn
3.5mm Hook

Sized To Fit:
20 Weeks Gestation

1: Into a magic ring ch2, dc 12 times, join to the first dc. -12dc

2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to the first dc -24dc

3: Ch3, dc in each stitch around, join to the first dc.

4-7: Repeat round 3

End off, weaving in tails.

Alternative Options.

Add a round of crab stitch after round 7.
Use contrasting colours for every second round for stripes.
Use a contrasting colour for round 7. 




Thursday, September 14, 2017

14. Skyla Beanie



Good morning all and a big hey to day 14!

Today's hat release is the Skyla beanie. Sized for a larger newborn (9-10lb) this hat is an absolute gem. It makes great use of colour to create a combination of wavy and straight lines. Also excellent for using up small pieces of yarn!

If you want to make this one smaller, go ahead and drop to a 3.5mm hook, or drop off one increase round. That will make it closer to 38 weeks, or a 5-6lb newborn.

This beanie is a little more challenging, and uses both triple crochets and double triples. But I've wrote out how to do these stitches for you, and once you have the swing of it, they are pretty easy.



Skyla Beanie

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply yarn in a main and 3 contrasting colours. A, B, C & D
4mm hook

Sized To Fit:
Large Newborn

Special Stitches:
tr: Yarn over twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops*, repeat twice more, tr complete

dtr: Yarn over 3 times, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook*, repeat 3 times. DTR conplete

dc dec over 3 stitches: Yarn over, insert into the first of the 3 stitches, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops.

dtr dec over 3 stitches: yarn over 3 times, insert hook into the first of the 3 stitches, yarn over, pull through, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops*, repeat twice, yarn over 3 times, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull through, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops*, repeat twice, yarn over 3 times, insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull through, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops*, repeat twice, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops. 

With Colour A
1: Into a magic ring ch2, make 12 hdc's, join to the first dc. -12hdc

2: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -24hdc

3: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join. -36hdc

4: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches, *2dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join. -48hdc

5-6:  ch2, hdc in each st around

Change To Colour B

7: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2.

Change To Colour C

8: Ch1, sc in the first stitch, *hdc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, tr in the next stitch, 3dtr in the next stitch, tr in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the first sc.

Change To Colour D

9: Ch2, skip 1, dc in the next 3 stitches,  *3dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches, dc dec over the next 3 stitches, dc in the next 3 stitches*, repeat around until the last 6 stitches, 3dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches, skip the next stitch, dc in the last stitch, join.

Change To Colour C

10: Ch3, skip the next stitch, tr in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch, *sc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, tr in the next stitch, dtr dec over the next 3 stitches, tr in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around until you have 6 stitches remaining, sc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, tr in the next stitch, sk the next stitch, tr in the starting ch, join to the ch3.

Change To Colour B

11: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2.

Change To Colour A

12-14: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2.

End off and weave in all tails.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

13. Ashley Beanie Upsized



Good morning beautiful people and hello to day 13!

Today's pattern is another upsize, this time of the Ashley beanie from a few years ago. It's such a lovely pattern, and it definitely needed to be redone in a larger size! I love the subtle texture to this pattern. I hope you love it too!




Ashley Beanie Upsize

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8Ply yarn
4mm hook

Sized To Fit:
34-36 Weeks Gestation.

1. Into a magic ring, ch2, dc 12 times, join to the first dc. -12dc

2. Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3  -24dc

3. Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -36dc

4. Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join. -48dc

5. Ch1, 2dc in the same stitch, skip 2 stitches, *(sc, 2dc) into the next stitch, skip 2 stitches*, repeat around, join to the ch1.

6. Ch3, (dc, sc) in the same stitch, skip 2 stitches, *(2dc, sc) in the next stitch, skip 2 stitches*, repeat around, join.

7-11. Repeat rounds 5-6

End off and weave in all tails.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

12. Arthur Newborn Beanie



Hi guys! Welcome to day 12, rounding out our first dozen patterns! Today's release is the Arthur beanie, which is a simple and basic earflap beanie, to fit 40 weeks, or a full term newborn. Ive made mine using contrasting colours, but you could do it solid, or make thicker stripes. It's a great basic pattern for adding extra's too, like appliques and flowers!





Arthur Beanie

You Will Need:
4.5mm hook
DK Weight/8ply yarn in 2 colours.

Sized To Fit
Full Term Newborn (40 Weeks Gestation)

Note: Alternate colours every round to create stripes.

1: Into a magic ring, ch1, hdc 9 times, join to the first hdc. -9hdc

2: Ch2, hdc into the same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. - 18hdc

3: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. - 27hdc

4: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -36hdc

5: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -45hdc

6-11: Ch3, dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3. -45dc

End off yarn and weave in tails.

Earflap 1.
1: Count off  6 stitches to the left of the centre back, join yarn, ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 7 stitches.

2: Ch3, turn, dc2tg, dc3, dc2tg

3: Ch3, turn, dc3tg twice (last one will use the ch3)

End off, weaving in tails.

Earflap 2.

Count off 13 stitches to the right of the centre back and repeat earflap 1 instructions for second earflap.

End off, weave in tails.

Edging: Join yarn to centre back of hat and ch2, hdc in the same stitch and around the entire hat, including the earflaps. Join to the ch2. End off, weaving in all tails.



Monday, September 11, 2017

11. Ruth Preemie Beanie



Hello all and welcome to day 11.

Today's release is a sweet little hat that features front post stitches and shells. Combine together it adds great texture! The Ruth beanie will fit 30 weeks gestation and while I've only made solid ones so far, I'm sure would look just as great with alternating colours or even with just the last round in a contrasting colour.





The Ruth Beanie

You Will Need
4mm Hook
DK Weight/8ply Yarn 

Sized To Fit:
30 Weeks Gestation

1: Into a magic ring make 12dc, join to the first dc. - 12dc

2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3. - 24dc

3: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch3 - 36dc

4: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join to the ch3 - 48dc

5: Ch3, 2dc in the same stitch, ch1, sk2, fpdc, ch1, sk2, *3dc in the next stitch, ch1, sk2, fpdc around the next stitch, ch1, sk2*, repeat around, join to the ch3.

6: Slst into the next stitch (centre stitch of the 3dc group) and ch3, 2dc in the same stitch, ch1, fpdc around the next fpdc, ch1, *3dc in the centre stitch of the next 3dc group, ch1, fpdc around the next dc, ch1*, repeat around, join to the ch3.

7- 9: Repeat round 5.

End off, weave in tails.



Sunday, September 10, 2017

10. Sadie Preemie Bonnet






Good morning lovelies and welcome to day 10! We've hit double digits now, how exciting!
How are you coming along with the hats so far? On target to reach your goals? I am!

Today's pattern is the first bonnet for the year, and boy is it a pretty one. The stitches in this bonnet remind me a little of leaves. It looks complicated, but I promise it isn't, just take it slow if your new to decreases and you'll do great. Also, it's worth noting to take care when counting the skip 3 on row 5, don't count the stitch you worked the sc into.

I do love bonnets so much! They are just adorable. They also have the advantage of being able to fit a larger size range, which is always handy.

I havn't tested this at a larger size yet, but I suspect that if you add one more increase round, and an extra repeat of rows 6-7 you should get newborn size. I'll come back and update when I have time to try it.



The Sadie Bonnet

You Will Need:
4.5mm hook
DK weight/8ply yarn in a main and contrasting colour

Sized To Fit:
34-38 Weeks Gestation

1: Into a magic ring make 12 dc's, join to the first dc. -12dc

2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3. -24dc

3: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch3. - 36dc

4: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, do not join. - 48dc

5: Ch1, turn, sc in the same stitch, ch2, 4dc in the sc just made, sk3, *sc in the next stitch, ch2, 4dc in the sc just made, sk3* repeat across, ending with a sc and ch2.

6: Turn, sc in the st ch from the ch2 just made, *skip the next dc, dc2tg over the next 2 dc's, skip the next dc, ch3, sc in the top of the ch2 from the previous round*, repeat across.

7: Ch1, turn, *sc in the sc stitch, ch2, 4dc in the sc just made, sk the ch3 and the dc2tg* repeat across, ending with a sc and ch2.

8: Repeat row 6

End off and weave in tails.

Change to your contrasting colour.

Ch42 for the first tie, attach to the first stitch of row 9 (ch1) and ch1, sc in the next sc, *4hdc in the ch3 space, sc in the top of the next dc2tg*, repeat across, ending with a sc in the last sc, ch42 to complete the next tie.

Trim ends.



Saturday, September 9, 2017

9. Basic MicroPrem Beanie




Good morning lovelies and welcome day 9!

Today I thought we'd go back to basics, and do something quick and easy. These little basic dc beanies are the easiest beanie you'll ever make. They have just one increase round, and only 6 rounds total, making them a great place for beginners to start.

Once you've mastered the basic beanie, you can shake it up so many ways! Alternate colours on each round. Alternate colours every second round. Use 3 colours and create an ombre! You could use a contrasting colour on the last round to make a more defined brim, or even put a picot edge on there!

These hats are also an excellent way to use up buttons! If you're anything like me, you have a stash of miss-matched buttons in the craft cupboard! I have a bunch, mostly vintage from my nanna, and I like to add a contrasting one to these small hats. Cute as a button! Oh yes, pun intended! Little bows, ribbons and flowers can also be used to decorate.

These are also a great hat to make on commutes, as they take up barely any space in your bag or even your pocket, and you can make oodles from a 50g ball of yarn.




Basic Micro Prem Beanie

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply Yarn
3.5mm Hook

Sized To Fit
18-19 Weeks Gestation

1: Into a magic ring dc 10 times, join to the first dc. -10dc
2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3. -20dc
3-6: Ch3, dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3. -20dc

End off, weaving in all tails. Attach button to the front side of the beanie.


Friday, September 8, 2017

8. Brook Preemie Beanie



Good morning lovelies! Well, today is day 8, and that means the start of week 2 for the Itty Bitty GIANT Hat Drive!!!  Wow we sure are powering through the month hey?

Today's hat is a sweet little quick crochet, that features a sweet little shell stitch, that's created by turning at the end of each round. Lovely as a solid or striped! An important thing to note with this pattern, is that because we're using stripes and turning the direction each round, to make sure your yarn is always on the wrong side when changing colours, if you change them without cutting and rejoining each round.





The Brooke Beanie
You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply yarn
4mm hook

Sized To Fit:
36-38 Weeks Gestation

1: Into a magic ring, ch2, dc 9 times, join to the first dc -9dc

2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join. -18dc

3: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -27dc

4: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -36dc

5:  Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -45dc

Change colours

6: Ch3, 2dc in the same stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, sk2, sc in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, sk2, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the first dc.

From here on, alternate colours every round.

7: Ch3, turn, 2dc in the same stitch, 2dc in the next stitch (pay attention not to do these 2 stitches in the joining space, they should be in the last sc from the previous round), sk2, sc in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch, sk2, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the first dc.

8-11 Repeat round 7

12. Ch1, sc in each stitch around, join to the first sc.

End off, weaving in all tails.

Alternate Colour Options
Change colours on rounds 8, 9 and 11.




Thursday, September 7, 2017

7. Basic Newborn HDC Beanie




Good morning beautiful people and helloooo day 7! Wow first week down already, that sure went fast!
To end this weeks round of hats, I thought we'd kiss! Keep it simple silly! This is a basic, full term hdc beanie. It makes a fantastic base for any number of ideas.

It's great for adding applique to, put on some ribbon, do stripes or colour blocking or just brim it in a contrasting colour. Or, like one of my alternate examples, you can go crazy and use a new colour for each round! YAY for rainbow beanies right??! A good basic beanie is one all crocheters need in their collection!!!



Basic HDC Beanie

You Will Need:
4.5mm hook
DK weight yarn

Sized To Fit:
40 Weeks, Full Term Newborn


1: Into a magic ring, ch1, hdc 9 times, join to the first hdc. -9hdc

2: Ch2, hdc into the same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. - 18hdc

3: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. - 27

4: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -36

5: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -45

6-15: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.

16: Ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

Alternate Colour Options:
Change colours each round