Saturday, 25 June 2016

Carla Baby Top, Headband & Hat

One of my daughter's friends has just had a new baby girl - she is so petite -  just 6lb.
And all the newborn sizes are too big !
So I just made these - to welcome her to the world.
 
Carla Baby Top and Headband         Version 1
Carla Baby Top    Version 2
 
For a large premature baby or an early/small newborn baby

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    - requires around 32g

Needles  – 4mm

Requires 2 small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards           

Cast on 56sts

Rows 1 & 2   S1, knit to end
Row 3           S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5    S1, knit to end
Row 6           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7           S1, k5, * yrn, k4, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                          68sts

Row 8           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 9           S1, knit to end

Row 10          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 11          S1, knit to end

Row 12          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 13          S1, k5, * yrn, k1, yrn, k4, repeat from * to last st, k2              92sts

Row 14          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 15          S1, knit to end

Row 16          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 17          S1, knit to end

Row 18          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 19          S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k3, * yrn, k1, yrn, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1                      116sts

Row 20          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Rows 21, 22, 23, 24            S1, knit to end

Row 25          S1, k18, cast off 21sts, k35, cast off 21sts, k18
Row 26          S1, knit to end                                                                                          74sts
Row 27          S1, k3, *(k2, m1) repeat from * to last 6sts, k6                       106sts
Row 28          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 
 

**
Row 29          S1, k5, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 30          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 
Row 31          S1, knit to end
Row 32          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 33          S1, knit to end
Row 34          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4  **
Repeat from ** to ** twice more
 
Row 47          S1, k5, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4

Row 48          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely                  
Darn away ends                
Sew on buttons       

 

 

 

 

 
* * * * *
Carla Baby Top         Version 2            
 
For a large premature baby or an early/small newborn baby

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    - requires around 32g
Needles  – 4mm
Requires 2 small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards           
Cast on 56sts
Rows 1 & 2   S1, knit to end
Row 3           S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5    S1, knit to end
Row 6           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7           S1, k5, * yrn, k4, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                          68sts
Row 8           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9           S1, knit to end
Row 10          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11          S1, knit to end
Row 12          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13          S1, k5, * yrn, k1, yrn, k4, repeat from * to last st, k2              92sts
Row 14          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15          S1, knit to end
Row 16          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17          S1, knit to end
Row 18          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 19          S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k3, * yrn, k1, yrn, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1                      116sts
Row 20          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Rows 21, 22, 23, 24            S1, knit to end
Row 25          S1, k18, cast off 21sts, k35, cast off 21sts, k18
Row 26          S1, knit to end                                                                                          74sts
Row 27          S1, k3, *(k2, m1) repeat from * to last 6sts, k6                       106sts
Row 28          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 

 

Row 29          S1, knit to end
Row 30          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 
Repeat last 2 rows 8 times more

 

Row 47          S1, k5, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 48          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely                  
Darn away ends                
Sew on buttons

   

 
 

 
 
Carla Baby Headband
Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    - requires around 6 - 8g
Needles  – 4mm      
 
Cast on 56sts
Knit 4 rows
Row 5           S1, knit to end
Row 6           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 7           S1, k1, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end
Row 8           S1, purl to last st, k1
Knit 5 rows
Cast off, using a stretchy cast off
Join the seam
Darn away ends



 
 

Carla Baby Hat         Version 1       For an early or small newborn baby

 

11“ circumference, 5½“ high

 

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    - requires around 18g
Needles  – 4mm      

 

Cast on 56sts

 

Knit 4 rows

Row 5           S1, knit to end

Row 6           S1, purl to last st, k1

 

**

Row 7           S1, k1, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end

Row 8           S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 9           S1, knit to end
Row 10          S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 11          S1, knit to end
Row 12          S1, purl to last st, k1 **


Repeat from ** to ** three more

 

Row 31          S1, k1, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end

Row 32          S1, purl to last st, k1

 

 

 

Shape Top ~

 

Next Row:      *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (45sts)

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:      *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (34sts)

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:      *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (23sts)

Next Row:      S1, knit to end of row

Next Row:      S1, * k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1              (12sts)         

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1                             

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and weave in ends.

 

 

 

Carla Baby Hat         Version 2       For an early or small newborn baby

 

11“ circumference, 5½“ high

 

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    - requires around 18g
Needles  – 4mm      

 

Cast on 56sts

 

Knit 4 rows

Row 5           S1, knit to end

Row 6           S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 7           S1, k1, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end

Row 8           S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 9           S1, knit to end
Row 10          S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Repeat the last 2rows 11 times more

 

 

Shape Top ~

 

Next Row:      *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (45sts)

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:      *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (34sts)

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:      *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (23sts)

Next Row:      S1, knit to end of row

Next Row:      S1, * k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1              (12sts)         

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1                             

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and weave in ends.

 
 
 
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In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
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 Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
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12 comments :

  1. Love all of your patterns. My Great Grand-daughter was born with a heart defect. She has had surgery to repair the valve but is still only 7 lbs at a year old. I have made 2 of your patterns so far. I have trouble getting the patterns to readable. I thought I had seen where you had a page just for printing. Am I correct.
    Stay well.
    Beverley Tekben

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    1. I always copy the pattern then paste it in a word document and keep it in my patterns folder. Printing is no problem then.

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  2. So sweet Marianna, thank you for sharing another great pattern. :) xx

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  3. I love your patterns and am currently supporting a charity that requires small blankets and clothing for tiny babies. This pattern will be perfect. I have used your pattern of this sweet little cardi in bigger sizes and always like how they turn out. Thanks for all your lovely patterns. xox

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  4. Hi have you any plans to increase the size range available for this pattern? I'm after one to fit a 3yr old

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  5. you are an inspiration to me to keep knitting.. your patterns are the only ones that i use... i just love your stuff

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  6. In 1st pattern on row 19, total stitches are 116. On the row where cast off stitches are done, the total is 114 leaving extra stitches. How do I rectify this for the pattern?

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    1. I've encountered the same issue with the extra stitches left over after casting off for the sleeves. Can anyone give a solution for this?

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  7. Yes I thought there was a printing page but it seems to have disappeared not that it's a necessity and I don't mind paying for the patterns either, just a PDF file is easier to read and I don't have to be on the internet.

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  8. Yes I thought there was a printing page but it seems to have disappeared not that it's a necessity and I don't mind paying for the patterns either, just a PDF file is easier to read and I don't have to be on the internet.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your beautiful patterns! I would like to try a headband for a 8-12 lb baby, how many do I increase for the cast on stitches?

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  10. I adore this set so much, but I would really love to know how many cast on stitches should be increased for these patterns because I want to make this set for a normal size new born. thank you for sharing this

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