I have taken my newborn beanie pattern and made one with a lacy look, one with some added ribbing and texture around the beanie itself and made a seamless, in the round beanie with a very simple edging. Will be donating all of these to our local hospital for their new maternity ward. I can just picture some sweet little ones going home with these and it puts a great big smile on my face. Take your crochet style to another level too by trying new techniques to this very basic pattern. The super simple and subtle edging was just crocheting on the last row in each stitch — a SL (slip stitch), CH one (chain stitch), SL, CH one, SL, CH one around the entire beanie.
Just discovered a fellow crocheter from Ravelry (a wonderful crochet/knit site) who has been busy making my newborn/preemie crochet beanie pattern and donating them to her local hospital. Way to go Loz!!
Check out her website http://xloz68x.wordpress.com/ to see her cute beanies!!
Let me know if anyone else has been making these too!! They really are easy and loads of fun to make and for a wonderful cause.
We are having a beautiful Spring day and I thought I would take just a moment to share a picture of some of the baby beanies that I have made. Hopefully, giving you some fresh ideas that can be made from this quick, simple pattern. I am donating these to our local hospital’s maternity ward for the newest arrivals!!
Also, I did knit two preemie sized beanies from a free Red Heart pattern that I tweaked a bit. If you are interested in that pattern, let me know and I will tell you what I did.
As you can see, I used several different solid colored baby yarns, a variegated brown and pink baby yarn, two shades of pink for one and I made one by crocheting a solid blue baby yarn and a solid white baby yarn together.
Using different sizes of hooks and weights of yarn gives you a nice variety of shapes and sizes.
For my next batch, I think I will add some pompoms to the tops and/or little appliques. Hope you have as much fun creating these beanies as I have!!