Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Ben's Hat

I have been making hats for charity  -
and I decided that I would like to knit some to match Ben's Blanket.
It is such an easy stitch pattern to knit, and I love the result!

Ben's Baby Hats
Large Premature      Small Newborn      Newborn

Ben's Baby Hats

Ben's Baby Hat  3 - 6 months 
with ribbed border 




Ben’s Baby Hat                     Large Premature

Requirements ~

DK (8ply) yarn
4mm needles


Measurements ~

Width:             4½ “ ~  9” all around 
Height:            4½ “


Pattern Instructions ~

Cast on 49sts

1st Row            S1, knit to end

Repeat this row 5 times more

7th Row            S1, knit to end

8th Row            S1, k1, *p3, k3, rep from * to last 5sts, p3, k2                                               

Repeat last 2 rows 9 times more

Shape Top ~

27th Row:         * k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (41sts)

28th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1

29th Row:         * k3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (33sts)

30th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1

31st Row:         * k2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (25sts)

32nd Row         S1, purl to last st, k1

33rd Row:        * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (17sts)

34th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1

35th Row:         * k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                   (9sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a tail to use for sewing up the side seam.

Draw yarn through remaining 5sts.    Fasten off.                   Sew seam.


Ben’s Baby Hat                     Small Newborn


Requirements ~

DK (8ply) yarn
4mm needles


Measurements ~

Width:              5“ ~  10” all around 
Height:            5“

Pattern Instructions ~

Cast on 55sts

1st Row            S1, knit to end

Repeat this row 5 times more

7th Row            S1, knit to end

8th Row            S1, k1, *p3, k3, rep from * to last 5sts, p3, k2                                               

Repeat last 2 rows ten times more

Shape Top ~

29th Row:         * k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (46sts)

30th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1

31st Row:         * k3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (37sts)

32nd Row         S1, purl to last st, k1

33rd Row:        * k2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (28sts)

34th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1

35th Row:         * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (19sts)

36th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1

37th Row:         * k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                  (10sts)

38th Row          p2tog across row                                                          (5sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a tail to use for sewing up the side seam.

Draw yarn through remaining 5sts.    Fasten off.                   Sew seam.


Ben’s Baby Hat                     Newborn


Requirements ~

DK (8ply) yarn
4mm needles

Measurements ~

Width:              5½ “ ~  11” all around 
Height:            5½ “


Pattern Instructions ~

Cast on 61sts
1st Row            S1, knit to end
Repeat this row 7 times more
9th Row            S1, knit to end
10th Row          S1, k1, *p3, k3, rep from * to last 5sts, p3, k2                                               
Repeat last 2 rows 11 times more

Shape Top ~

33rd Row:        * k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (51sts)
34th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1

35th Row:         * k3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (41sts)

36th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1

37th Row:         * k2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (31sts)

38th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1

39th Row:         * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (21sts)

40th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1

41st Row:         * k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                  (11sts)

42nd Row         S1, p2tog across row                                                    (6sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a tail to use for sewing up the side seam.

Draw yarn through remaining 6sts.    Fasten off.                   Sew seam.


Ben’s Baby Hat                     3 – 6 months


Requirements ~

DK (8ply) yarn

4mm needles

 

Measurements ~

Width:    6¼“ (16cm),   12½ ” (32cm) all around 

Height:   6“ (15cm)

 

Pattern Instructions ~

Cast on 67sts

1st Row            S1, knit to end

Repeat this row 7 times more

9th Row            S1, knit to end

10th Row          S1, k1, *p3, k3, rep from * to last 5sts, p3, k2                                               

Repeat last 2 rows 13 times more

37th Row:         S1, knit to end

38th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Shape Top ~

1st Row:           * k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (56sts)

2nd Row           S1, purl to last st, k1

3rd Row:          * k3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (45sts)

4th Row            S1, purl to last st, k1

5th Row:           * k2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (34sts)

6th Row            S1, purl to last st, k1

7th Row:           * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (23sts)

8th Row            S1, purl to last st, k1

9th Row:           * k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                  (12sts)

10th Row:         S1, purl to last st, k1                                                   (12sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a tail to use for sewing up the side seam.

Draw yarn through remaining
12sts. Fasten off.                  

Sew seam.  Darn away ends

 

 

Ben’s Baby Hat                     9 - 12 months


Requirements ~

DK (8ply) yarn

4mm needles

 

Measurements ~

Width:    6¾“ (17cm),   13½ ” (34cm) all around 

Height:   6¾“ (17cm)   

 

Pattern Instructions ~

Cast on 73sts

1st Row            S1, knit to end

Repeat this row 7 times more

9th Row            S1, knit to end

10th Row          S1, k1, *p3, k3, rep from * to last 5sts, p3, k2                                               

Repeat last 2 rows 15 times more

41st Row:         S1, knit to end

42nd Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Shape Top ~

1st Row:           * k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (61sts)

2nd Row           S1, purl to last st, k1

3rd Row:          * k3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (49sts)

4th Row            S1, purl to last st, k1

5th Row:           * k2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (37sts)

5th Row            S1, purl to last st, k1

7th Row:           * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                            (25sts)

8th Row            S1, purl to last st, k1

9th Row:           * k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                  (13sts)

10th Row          S1, purl to last st, k1                                                  

Cut yarn, leaving a tail to use for sewing up the side seam.

Draw yarn through remaining 13sts. Fasten off.                  

Sew seam.  Darn away ends

 
 

You will find my matching Blanket at ~
Ben's Blanket

And I have now added a matching baby cardigan too! 
You will find the instructions at ~ 


https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2020/03/ben-baby-cardigan.html



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 © 2017 ‘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.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Ten Million Page Views

 


 


I started this blog in January 2013 as a way to keep a record of my crafty makes.

I was working in a school 3½ days a week. Chores could be done in ½ day. And that gave me one day a week to enjoy my creativity. I called those precious days my ‘Lazy Daisy Days’ …… time for me …..  time to do whatever I wanted to do.

Actually, they were rarely lazy – as I couldn’t wait to get going!!

I had been donating my knitted, crocheted and sewn items for several years to a UK charity group and to Operation Orphan. But I wished I had taken more photos of my donations before I gave them away! I thought it would be good to look back and see just what I had achieved.

My lovely and very understanding partner bought me a new camera and off I went.

I had no idea at all about setting up a blogsite or website. I had no idea about adding photos. I had no idea about adding labels to my posts. I had no idea about adding captions to photos. But that didn’t stop me!

Some things I worked out for myself, other things I just stumbled upon - often by accident! Sometimes the frustration of not being able to find a way to do what I wanted to do made me very grumpy indeed! But my crafting kept me sane.

I didn’t really expect to have followers – apart from my family. But I began to get a few page views, then a few each day and I couldn’t wait to check each evening. So exciting!  

3½ days at work turned into 4 days, and then into 5 days, and those ‘Lazy Daisy Days’ were gone! I really missed them – that wonderful feeling of waking up and having the entire day ahead …….

But the page views kept growing, and I have been encouraged to keep on sharing my ideas, my photos and my patterns.

I often get 10,000 page views in a day – every one of them is just as important to me as they were in the first few months! That is what keeps me continuing on - designing simple patterns and sharing them with the crafting community! Your support is wonderful and I really truly appreciate the loyalty and friendship so many of you have shown me.  

I would like to celebrate my 10 million page views with a request that you join me in making and donating a hat. Wherever in the world you are - Please will you join me?




 

This is all you have to do is ~


1.     Make a hat -
using ANY of my patterns – any size – knit or crochet
 
2.     Donate it -
to any charity, church, women's shelter or refuge, food bank, home for the elderly, hospice or hospital that you like to support - anywhere in the world
 
3.     Let me know about it -
by leaving a comment below
 
If you would like to join in but do not know where to donate your hat, you might like to take a look at a few suggestions ~
School age children ~ http://www.operation-orphan.org/
 

Please use any of my hat patterns - here are a few to give you inspiration:
 
For all ages ~
 
Alfie
 
For adults and teens ~
 
Warm tweedy Adult Hats
 
Galway Bay
https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/galway-bay-adult-ribbed-hat.html
 
Chemo Turban Hat for Vikki
 
Cabled Hats
 
For children and toddlers ~
 
Bibi Hat


Pre-School Toddler Hat

Up to 3years
 

For babies ~
 
Too many to choose! ~ You will find LOTS here ~
 
 
Knitted Baby Hats

Crochet Baby Hats