Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Simple Stripes Baby Hat



Simple Stripes Baby Hat - premature baby
 
 
 
 
 

Using 3.25 mm needles cast on 57sts for a premature baby

 

Work 8 rows in K2, P2 rib

 

Change to 4mm needles and work 14 rows in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl)

 

Try these stripe options ~

 

2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl

 

2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl
2 rows – knit & purl

 

2 rows – knit & purl
 
4 rows – knit & purl (twice)
 
2 rows – knit & purl
 
4 rows – knit & purl (twice)
 
2 rows – knit & purl

 


 

2 rows – knit & purl

 

4 rows – knit & purl (twice)

 

 

4 rows – knit & purl

 

 

4 rows – knit & purl (twice)

 




Shape Crown

Row 1:   S1, * k5, k 2 tog, repeat from * to end

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10:   Purl across row

Row 3:   S1, * k4, k2 tog, repeat from * to end

Row 5:   S1, * k3, k2 tog, repeat from * to end

Row 7:   S1, * k2, k2 tog, repeat from * to end

Row 9:   S1, * k1, k2 tog, repeat from * to end

Row 11:  S1, * k2 tog, repeat from * to end

Row 12:  S1, * p2 tog, repeat from * to end

 

Cut off yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail onto a needle and pass through remaining stitches. Pull to gather up.

Sew side seam. Weave in ends.

 

 

Simple Stripes Baby Hat - newborn baby

 

Using 3.25 mm needles cast on 64sts for a newborn baby

 

Work 10 rows in K2, P2 rib

 

Change to 4mm needles and work 18 rows in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl)

 

Try these stripe options ~

 

     2 rows – knit & purl
     2 rows – knit & purl
 
4 rows – knit & purl (twice)
 
      2 rows – knit & purl
 
4 rows – knit & purl (twice)
 
      2 rows – knit & purl
      2 rows – knit & purl

 

 

      2 rows – knit & purl
 
4 rows – knit & purl (twice)
 
     2 rows – knit & purl
 
4 rows – knit & purl (twice)
 
      2 rows – knit & purl
 
4 rows – knit & purl (twice)
 

 

 

Shape Crown

Row 1:   S1, * k5, k 2 tog, repeat from * to end

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10:   Purl across row

Row 3:   S1, * k4, k2 tog, repeat from * to end

Row 5:   S1, * k3, k2 tog, repeat from * to end

Row 7:   S1, * k2, k2 tog, repeat from * to end

Row 9:   S1, * k1, k2 tog, repeat from * to end

Row 11:  S1, * k2 tog, repeat from * to end

Row 12:  S1, * p2 tog, repeat from * to end

 

Cut off yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail onto a needle and pass through remaining stitches. Pull to gather up.

Sew side seam. Weave in ends.
 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Christmas Pudding Hat

Christmas is coming ...........

and I have my Christmas pudding ready .......!
 
 
Christmas Pudding Hat


 
 
 

 You will find the instructions at ~

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ladies-christmas-pudding-hat

 
 
 

 

 


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Amanda Baby Hat

Love this cute little baby hat ~ 

perfect gift for a baby shower - or for charity donation.

Amanda Baby Hat - with pom pom
 
 
Amanda Baby Hat
 


 
Size

Width:    5 ½ “ (14cm)   11” (28cm) all around 
 
Height:   5 ½ “ (14cm)
 
 
 
DK yarn in two colours which look good together
 
M = Main colour                   C = Contrast colour
 
4mm needles
 
 
 
Pattern:
 
 
Using M, cast on 65sts
 
 
Work 10 rows in k1,p1 rib.
 
Work 2 rows in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl)
 
 
Add in C
 
(do not cut off the first colour, simply carry it loosely up the side and use as required)
 

13th Row:  Using C, knit across row
 
14th Row:  Using C, purl across row
 
 
15th Row:  Using M, knit across row
 
16th Row:  Using M, purl across row
 
17th Row:  Using M, S1, *k2tog, yrn, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2
 
18th Row:  Using M, purl across row
 
19th Row:  Using C, knit across row
 
20th Row:  Using C, purl across row
 
Cut off C ~ continue in main colour only
 
21st Row:  Knit
 
22nd Row:   Purl
 
Repeat last 2 rows twice more
 
Shape the top ~
1st Row:                      S1, *(k2tog tbl, k5), repeat from * to last st, k1
2nd Row:                     S1, purl to last stitch, k1
3rd Row:                     S1, *(k2tog tbl, k4), repeat from * to last st, k1
4th Row:                     S1, purl to last stitch, k1
5th Row:                     S1, *(k2tog tbl, k3), repeat from * to last st, k1
6th Row:                     S1, purl to last stitch, k1
7th Row:                     S1, *(k2tog tbl, k2), repeat from * to last st, k1
8th Row:                     S1, purl to last stitch, k1
9th Row:                     S1, *(k2tog tbl, k1), repeat from * to last st, k1
10th Row:                   S1, purl to last stitch, k1
11th Row:                   S1, *k2tog tbl, repeat from * to last st, k1
12th Row:                   S1, p2tog across row

Cut off yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.
 
 
 


Sunday, 7 December 2014

Easy Crochet Gift Bags with Chocolates Inside

It's that time of year again when I want to give several nice little Christmas gifts without spending a fortune.
 
I decided this year to buy some small bags of Chocolates and put them into crochet gift bags. Each one is unique.
 
 
 
I think these are really nice little for gifts for teachers, club leaders..........
 
    
 
or as a thank you to show appreciation to colleagues and friends.
 
 
        
 
I think they would be a big success at Christmas Fairs and Bazaars too!
 
                    
 
 
 
You will find the instructions for the gift bags here ~
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Gift Card Purse

This cute little Gift Card Purse is an ideal solution to making a gift card more personal.
 
Crochet Gift Card Purse

sparkle yarn gift card purse
 
 
They can be made very quickly ....... and they look especially pretty in sparkle yarn, with a contrast colour border.
 
Or use different colours for a fun look ......
 
 
Gift Card Purse
 
 

Gift Card Purse

 

Requirements:

 DK yarn

 

 4mm crochet hook

 

Pretty button

 

 

 Pattern:

 

 

This pattern is written in UK terminology:~         

sc = single crochet                  dc = double crochet               tc = treble crochet      

 

 

Foundation Chain:   chain 16

 

 

Round 1:   1tc in third chain from hook, 2tc in every second stitch along chain (14sts),

 

and then continue in the same way along the bottom of the chain, making 2tc in in every other stitch . (28sts in the round).

 

 

 


 
Join with a slip stitch.

 

 

Round 2:   chain 3 and make 1tc into the first 2-stitch group, 2tc in each 2-stitch group all around. (28sts).  Join with a slip stitch.

 

 


 

 Repeat round 2 four times more

 

Edging Round:  chain 1 then make 1dc in every stitch until the middle of one side, ch 10 (to make a button loop), join to next stitch of the purse edge, and continue making 1dc in every stitch  to the end of the round. 

Join with a slip stitch.

Cut off yarn.

 

Darn away ends.

Add a pretty button.

Put a gift card inside  J