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Baby Beanies

Well I know it has been awhile since I posted anything but I have been away for about two months and am just now getting back to my routine??!!??

Anyways, I haven’t had the opportunity to do much sewing but have some super ideas on the back burner which I hope to be sharing soon.  I did have the opportunity to do some crocheting while I was gone and just wanted to share with you some of my projects.

I have designed and crochet a new baby girl beanie and baby boy beanie, which I think are adorable and have them available in various sizes (0-3 mos. 3-6 mo. 6-9 mo. 9-12 mo.).

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Also, worked up a really CUTE ruffled flower for the little girl beanie but it is something you could be very creative with and attach it to any of your specific projects.  SONY DSC

Crochet a few more simple baby beanies that I will be donating to our local hospital but will also work on some larger sizes to donate to community shelters as the weather gets colder.SONY DSC

Created a fun can cozy too, just couldn’t help myself!!  Perfect to keep your tables from getting water spots (no coaster needed) plus keeps hands dry.  SONY DSC

Will be sharing some of these items on Ravelry too.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer or are looking forward to summer and keep those creative juices flowing!!

HAPPY CREATING!!

 

Newborn/Preemie Crochet Pattern

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.

HAPPY CREATING!!

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Crochet Beanies for Donations

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.

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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!!

HAPPY CREATING!!

 

 

Simple Crochet Scalloped Edge Scarf

Wow, can’t believe how fast winter is approaching so here’s a pretty easy crochet pattern for a cozy scarf.  It’s simple because it is repetitious and a good design that can be worked while watching TV.   Also, you will have a lot of design flexibility with this pattern to fit your specific needs.

My example is made using one skein (50 grams/183 yards) Plymouth Yarn, Dreambaby DK, and a size G (4.00mm) hook.   I am crocheting my scarf for a toddler (2-year-old) so my width is only about 4″  but you can design your scarf to any width as long as your chain stitches are a multiple of 3 (any number of chains that can be evenly divided by 3).

I used the single crochet foundation chain for my beginning base.  For my example, I completed a total of 15 single crochet foundation chains.  Do not turn your work.

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In the 3rd chain from hook, you will work 2 double crochets (DC), 2 chains, and 1 single crochet (SC) in that one chain (2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc).   * Skip the next 2 chains and crochet your pattern again (2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc) in that chain.  Repeat from * until your first row is completed.  Do not turn.

Crochet 2 chain stitches and now you will begin working along the back side of your foundation chains.  In first stitch *(2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc),  skip next 2 chains and repeat from * until you reach the end of the row ending with your (2dc, ch 2, 1 sc).  Turn.

**Chain 2, skip the first SC, and in the ch 2 space work (2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc), *skip the next 2 dc and 1 sc, and in next ch 2 space work your scallop stitch (2 dc, ch 2, 1 sc) again.  Repeat from * until the end of the row.  You will skip the last 2 dc, turn, and repeat from **.  Continue this crochet pattern until you have the finished length that you want for your scarf.

Pattern design

For the toddler pattern, I like to have my length around 40″ so the scarf can be folded in half and slide the two ends through the fold to loosely secure it around the child’s neck and tuck inside their coat.  Remember, the length can be whatever fits your design.

Quick ‘n Cozy Winter Beanie with the Scalloped Scarf

Perfect way to stay snuggly warm for the upcoming winter season.  Makes a wonderful gift set too!!

HAPPY CREATING!!

 

 

A Quick ‘n Cozy Crocheted Fun Winter Beanie

There is nothing like a cozy crocheted beanie hat for winter, especially to hide those “bad hair” days!!  This pattern is super simple and can be crocheted to your own designs very easily too.  You can make one of these cute beanies in an evening while watching TV!

I begin the beanie by “working in the round” to create the crown piece for the hat using a double crochet (DC) stitch and continue working  in the round until I fasten off.  For an adult beanie, I use a crochet hook (Size I), crocheting in the round completing through the fifth round.  Please refer to blog post Crochet Designing Tips – Working in the Round for complete instructions on how to create your circle.Example of DC crown piece

Once I have completed the fifth round of increases for my crown piece circle, I join with a slip stitch, CH 2 and continue making my DC rounds (no more increases) until I get to the finished length that works for me, which is an additional 13-15 rounds.  NOTE:  At the end of each DC round, I join with a SL stitch and CH 2 and then proceed with my DC.  This helps to keep the shape intact.   I like to be able to fold up my beanie a couple of inches on itself for extra warmth for my ears.  You have creativity here based on your desires and likes, if you don’t want to be able to fold up your beanie than only crochet an additional 12-13 rounds and if you want a deeper fold maybe crochet 16-17 extra rounds.  It really is a personal preference.

After completing my DC rounds, I like to give a finished look to the beanie by crocheting another 3 rounds of single crochet (SC) stitches. Sample beanie

Just remember when working in the round to be sure to place a marker to indicate a row/round so you know where you are in the pattern and to help with counting your rows/rounds.

This is a very easy pattern that can be adjusted to fit many different sizes for babies, children and adults.  Just change your crochet hook size and the number of rounds after making your crown piece circle.  Hook size recommendations and suggested rounds for different sizes  once you have your crown piece circle completed are:

  • Size F for newborn (maybe D or E if you’re making for a preemie) and  7 DC rounds plus 3 rounds of SC
  • Size G for toddlers and  10 DC rounds plus 3 rounds of SC
  • Size H for children and 12-13 DC rounds plus 3 rounds of SC
  • Size I for adults and 13-15 DC rounds plus 3 rounds of SC

Again, the rounds are a personal preference thing depending upon what look you want from the finished beanie.  Once you have made one or two, you will know what works best for your needs.

Have fun with this pattern and experiment with different stitches too.  You could crochet this pattern is all half double crochet (HDC) stitches if you want.  Just remember it is a shorter length stitch and you might need to increase your rows/rounds to get the length desired.

Another look would be to complete  your crown circle piece in DC and then alternate your rounds between DC and HDC finishing off with a couple of rows of SC.  Adding crochet motifs to your beanie will give it a truly custom look too.

This is a truly wonderful beanie pattern for making extras to donate to schools, hospitals, etc.

FYI:  I like to use a 4 ply worsted weight yarn that has some lamb wool blended in for good warmth.  One skein will complete an adult beanie easily.

 HAPPY CREATING!!