Sunday, 31 March 2013

Stash-buster Challenge ~ March Update



Crochet baby beanie hats
 
My last project in March has been to make these cute little crochet baby beanie hats.
 
Individually they don't use a lot of yarn I know ~ but I have made loads as they are for charity.

 
cute crochet baby hats







 These are for premature babies ~
 
 
 
no flower motif on these ~ as early babies are delicate
 
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Small / Medium Premature Baby Hat

 

Requirements:

DK yarn

4mm crochet hook

 

Size:

Width:                  3 ½ “ (7” all around)

Height:                 3 ¼ “

 

Pattern:

 

This pattern is written in UK terminology      

tc = treble crochet        dc = double crochet          ch = chain

 

Worked in the round.

 

Chain 4, join with a slip stitch into a ring

Round 1:   ch2, make 12tc into ring, slip stitch to join. (13sts)

Round 2:   ch2 then tc in same stitch as ch2, 2tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (26sts)

Round 3:   Ch 2, 1tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (26sts)

Rounds 4-7: Repeat round 3

Round 8:  Ch1, dc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. 

Fasten off.  Weave in ends

 

 

Medium / Large  Premature Baby Hat

 

Requirements:

DK yarn

4mm crochet hook

 

Size:

Width:                  4 ½ “ (9” all around)

Height:                 4 ½  

 

Pattern:

 

This pattern is written in UK terminology        

tc = treble crochet        dc = double crochet          ch = chain

 

Worked in the round.

 

Chain 4, join with a slip stitch into a ring

Round 1:   ch2, make 10tc into ring, slip stitch to join. (11sts)

Round 2:   ch2 then tc in same stitch as ch2, 2tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (22sts)

Round 3:   Ch2 then 1tc in same stitch as ch2,  * 1tc in next stitch, 2tc in next stitch repeat from * all around,  join with slip stitch (33sts)

Round 4:   Ch 2, 1tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (33sts)

Rounds 5-9: Repeat round 4

Round 10:  Ch1, dc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. 

Fasten off.  Weave in ends
 

 
 
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This month in total I have made :
 
For Babies ~ 2 baby blankets, 2 baby sweaters, 36 baby hats, 10 pairs of baby bootees
 
For embellishments/decorations ~ butterflies, daffodils, a shamrock, coasters, Easter baskets and a vintage irish crochet motif
 
Not bad at all. Total stash busted in March = 1,280g
 


7 comments :

  1. That was a busy month and all great charity items.

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  2. You have done brilliantly Marianna, I will update your totals :)

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  3. WOW!!! You made so many little hats...and for a great cause. Wonderful!

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  4. This is awesome. Just found you on The Crochet Boulevard Link party. I to am in the process of crocheting baby hats for charity. I'm just waiting back for some info on a place that may be interested. This will be the first time I've done this. Pretty excited knowing I can help a little one in need. Thank for sharing. Come visit me sometime. www.lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com

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    1. I've just seen your post (Jan 2017). I'm just starting to crochet for babies in need as well. My baby (34 weeks premature) is now nearing the end of primary school and I thought it would be nice to "give back". I'm looking for charities in New Zealand to help. I hope your search for charities to help is going well.

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