Saturday, 31 December 2016

Moorland Aran Ladies Button Hat

So 2016 is almost over .......... it has been a very busy year for me.
 
I have added around 80 new patterns to this blog page this year.
 
Many have been aimed for those of you who love to knit & crochet for charities for babies, refuges, homeless etc.
 
I hope you have enjoyed using my patterns. 
 
However, my last design for 2016 is for ME.
It is years since I made something for myself !
 
          Moorland Aran       Ladies Button Hat

 

Moorland Aran Ladies Button Hat           

 
Requirements:

Aran weight yarn ~ I used King Cole Moorland Aran Shade 374
5.5mm crochet hook

 
Pattern:

This pattern is written in UK terminology      

  
tr = treble crochet        htr = half treble      

dc = double crochet     ch = chain

 

Worked in the round (for the first 13 rounds), then worked in rows to complete ~

Chain 3, join with a slip stitch into a ring
 

Round 1:   Ch2, make 11tr into ring, slip stitch to join (12sts)
 

Round 2:   Ch2 then 1tr in same stitch as ch2, 2tr in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch (24sts)
 

Round 3:   Ch2 then 1tr in same stitch as ch2, * 1tr in next stitch, 2tr in next stitch repeat from * all around,  join with slip stitch (36sts)
 

Round 4:   Ch2 then 1tr in same stitch as ch2, * 1tr in next stitch, 1tr in next stitch , 2tr in next stitch repeat from * all around,  join with slip stitch (48sts)
 

Round 5:   Ch2, 1tr in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch (48sts)
 

Rounds 6 - 13:    Repeat round 5, increasing one stitch on every round
 

(Work should now measure around 7“ in length – you can adjust here)
 

Chain 6, TURN (to make the button flap)
 

Row 14:       1htr in 3rd ch st, 1htr in each stitch all around, TURN
 

Rows 15 & 16:    Repeat row 14
 

Fasten off.  Weave in ends. 
 
Add a pretty button –
 
If the button is small ….. you can add it to the lower layer and push it through the top layer.

If the button is big ….. sew it through both layers.
 
 
 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.  
However, please do not copy my patterns
 
Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved

This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced

or republished on another webpage or website.

 

 


Sunday, 18 December 2016

Little Jay Baby Bonnets

I know that many of you knit for babies born earlier than expected, and donate to hospitals.
 
So I thought I would add these sweet little bonnets for premature babies.
 
Little Jay Baby Bonnets
Angel Baby                     Small Preemie              Medium Preemie
 

Little Jay Baby Bonnet              Angel Baby

Size:
Width:           2 ¾ ”
Height:          3 ¼ ”

Requires:
DK yarn
4mm needles


Instructions:
Cast on 11sts
 
Work in stocking stitch (1row knit, 1 row purl) for 16 rows

Cast on 10sts at end of next 2 rows                                                (31sts)

Row 1:          S1, knit to end
Row 2:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3:          S1, *k2tog, yrn, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 4:          S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 5:          S1, knit to end
Row 6:          S1, purl to last st, k1

 
Repeat the last 6 rows once more
 
Knit 2 rows
 
Cast off loosely (knitwise), leaving the last stitch on the needle – do not cut the yarn

Sew side edge of cap to 12 cast on stitches of front - sew second side the same
 
Continuing from the stitch left on the needle - pick up 8 more stitches along one front edge, 11sts along the base, 9sts along the next front edge                  (29sts)

Row 1:          S1, knit to end
Row 2:          S1, *k2tog, yrn, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2     (Eyelet Row)
Row 3:          S1, knit to end
Cast off loosely
Darn away ends
 
Crochet a chain about 18”and draw through eyelet row
 
Tie in a bow

 

 

Little Jay Baby Bonnet              Small Preemie

Size:
Width:           3 ¼ ”
Height:          3 ¾ ”

Requires:
DK yarn
4mm needles


Instructions:
Cast on 13sts

Work in stocking stitch (1row knit, 1 row purl) for 18 rows
Cast on 11sts at end of next 2 rows                                                (35sts)

Row 1:          S1, knit to end
Row 2:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3:          S1, knit to end
Row 4:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 5:          S1, *k2tog, yrn, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 6:          S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 6 rows once more
Row 13:        S1, knit to end
Row 14:        S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 15:        S1, knit to end
Row 16:        S1, purl to last st, k1

Knit 2 rows

Cast off loosely (knitwise), leaving the last stitch on the needle – do not cut the yarn
Sew side edge of cap to 12 cast on stitches of front - sew second side the same

Continuing from the stitch left on the needle - pick up 9 more stitches along one front edge, 13sts along the base, 10sts along the next front edge                  (33sts)
Row 1:          S1, knit to end
Row 2:          S1, *k2tog, yrn, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2     (Eyelet Row)
Row 3:          S1, knit to end

Cast off loosely
Darn away ends

Crochet a chain about 20" and draw through eyelet row

Tie in a bow

 
 
 
Little Jay Baby Bonnet                 Medium Preemie

 Size:
Width:           3 ¾ ”
Height:          4 ”

 
Requires:

DK yarn
4mm needles

 
Instructions:

Cast on 15sts

Work in stocking stitch (1row knit, 1 row purl) for 20 rows
Cast on 12sts at end of next 2 rows                                                (39sts)
Row 1:          S1, knit to end
Row 2:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3:          S1, knit to end
Row 4:          S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 5:          S1, *k2tog, yrn, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2
Row 6:          S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 6 rows twice more

Work 2 rows stocking stitch
Knit 2 rows
 
Cast off loosely (knitwise), leaving the last stitch on the needle – do not cut the yarn

Sew side edge of cap to 12 cast on stitches of front - sew second side the same

Continuing from the stitch left on the needle - pick up 10 more stitches along one front edge, 15sts along the base, 11sts along the next front edge                  (37sts)
Row 1:          S1, knit to end
Row 2:          S1, *k2tog, yrn, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2     (Eyelet Row)
Row 3:          S1, knit to end

Cast off loosely
Darn away ends

Crochet a chain about 22" and draw through eyelet row
Tie in a bow

 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.  
However, please do not copy my patterns
 

Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.

 
 

 


Sunday, 11 December 2016

Charlie Baby Bootees

Today's free pattern is Charlie Baby Bootees in three sizes ~
premature baby, newborn and 3months 
 
Charlie Baby Bootees

Charlie Baby Bootees

These are knitted with DK yarn and 4mm needles


Charlie Bootees             Size:   3months

Length of sole:       4” (10cm)

 
Instructions:           Make two bootees the same

Cast on 41sts

Knit 11 rows

12th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

13th Row:     K16, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k16

14th Row:     P15, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, p15

15th Row:     K14, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k14

16th Row:     P13, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, p13

17th Row:     K12, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k12

18th Row:     P11, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, p11

19th Row:     K10, k2tog, k5, s1, k1, psso, k10

20th Row:     P9, p2tog tbl, p5, p2tog, p9                           (25sts)

21st Row:      S1, knit across row

22nd Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2rows three times more

29th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

30th Row:     S1, knit across row

31st Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

32nd Row:     S1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p2, k1, kfb, p1, * k2, p2, repeat from * to end  (26sts)

33rd Row:     S1, k1, * p2, k2, rep from * to end

34th Row:     S1, knit across row

35th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

36th Row:     S1, knit across row

Cast off knitwise loosely – I use a larger size needle, or a stretchy cast off

Sew seam along the sole

Sew back seam

Darn away ends

Fold down cuff

 


Charlie Bootees             Size:   Newborn

Length of sole:       3 ½ ” (9cm)



 
Instructions:           Make two bootees the same

Cast on 36sts

Knit 9 rows

10th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

11th Row:     K14, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k14

12th Row:     P13, p2tog tbl, p4, p2tog, p13

13th Row:     K12, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k12

14th Row:     P11, p2tog tbl, p4, p2tog, p11

15th Row:     K10, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k10

16th Row:     P9, p2tog tbl, p4, p2tog, p9                          

17th Row:     K8, k2tog, k4, s1, k1, psso, k8             (22sts)

18th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1                                              

19th Row:     S1, knit across row

20th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

Repeat the last 2rows twice more

25th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

26th Row:     S1, knit across row

27th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

28th Row:     S1, p1, * k2, p2, rep from * to end

29th Row:     S1, k1, * p2, k2, rep from * to end

30th Row:     S1, knit across row

31st Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

32nd Row:     S1, knit across row

 
Cast off knitwise loosely – I use a larger size needle, or a stretchy cast off

Sew seam along the sole

Sew back seam

Darn away ends

Fold down cuff

 

 


Charlie Bootees             Size:   Premature Baby

Length of sole:       3” (8cm)

 
Instructions:           Make two bootees the same

Cast on 31sts

Knit 7 rows

8th Row:       S1, purl to last st, k1

9th Row:       K12, k2tog, k3, s1, k1, psso, k12

10th Row:     P11, p2tog tbl, p3, p2tog, p11

11th Row:     K10, k2tog, k3, s1, k1, psso, k10

12th Row:     P9, p2tog tbl, p3, p2tog, p9

13th Row:     K8, k2tog, k3, s1, k1, psso, k8

14th Row:     P7, p2tog tbl, p3, p2tog, p7                           (19sts)

15th Row:     S1, knit across row

16th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

 
Repeat the last 2rows twice more

21st Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

22nd Row:     S1, knit across row

23rd Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

24th Row:     S1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p2tog, p1, * k2, p2, k2, p2        (18sts)

25th Row:     S1, k1, * p2, k2, rep from * to end

26th Row:     S1, knit across row

27th Row:     S1, purl to last st, k1

28th Row:     S1, knit across row

 
Cast off knitwise loosely – I use a larger size needle, or a stretchy cast off

Sew seam along the sole

Sew back seam

Darn away ends

Fold down cuff
 

 You will find my matching Charlie baby cardigan jacket at ~
 
You will find my matching Charlie baby hats at ~
 
You will find my matching Charlie baby mittens at ~

You will find my matching Charlie baby blankets at ~
 
 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.  
However, please do not copy my patterns
 
Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.