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 Blanket
 
 



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 Hat
 
You will find the matching Blanket at ~
 

Ben's Blanket
 
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


 
 
 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

DIXIE Deep Rib Hat

Ribbed hats are really practical because they are stretchy - and fit so snuggly.
 
This sweet little hat has a deep rib - perfect for adding cute adornments!
 

I decorated these cute hats for the festive season
 
but they look good in pastel colours too ~
 
 
 

DIXIE Deep Rib Baby Hat                           Large Premature Baby  

                

Size

 

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

 

Requirements

 

DK (8ply) yarn ~ around 8 - 10g

4mm needles

 

Cast on 49sts

 

1st Row         S1, p1, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * to last st, k1

 

2nd Row        S1, p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Repeat these 2 rows 7 times more

 

17th Row       S1, knit to end

18th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

                                                 

Repeat last 2 rows 4 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)

36th Row       P2tog across row to last st, k1                                 (5sts)

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

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

 

 

 

 

DIXIE Deep Rib Baby Hat                 Newborn Baby  

                

Size

 

Width:         5¼ “   ~  10½“ all around
Height:        5¼“

 

Requirements

 

DK (8ply) yarn ~ around 10 - 12g

4mm needles

 

Cast on 57sts

 

1st Row         S1, p1, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * to last st, k1

 

2nd Row        S1, p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Repeat these 2 rows 8 times more

 

19th Row       S1, knit to end

20th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

                                                 

Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more

 

29th Row       S1, knit to end

30th Row       K2tog, purl to last 2sts, k2tog                                  (55sts)

 

Shape Top ~

31st Row:     * k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                       (46sts)

32nd Row      S1, purl to last st, k1

33rd Row:     * k3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                        (37sts)

34th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

35th Row:     * k2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                       (28sts)

36th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

37th Row:     * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                       (19sts)

38th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

39th Row:     * k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                             (10sts)

40th 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.

 

 

 

 

DIXIE Deep Rib Baby Hat                 0 - 3 months baby

 

Size

 

Width:         6“ ~  12“ all around
Height:        6“

 

Requirements

 

DK (8ply) yarn ~ around 18 - 20g

4mm needles

 

Cast on 65sts

 

1st Row         S1, p1, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * to last st, k1

 

2nd Row        S1, *p2, k2, rep from * to end

 

Repeat these 2 rows 9 times more

 

21st Row       S1, knit to end

22nd Row      S1, purl to last st, k1

                                                 

Repeat last 2 rows 5 times more

 

33rd Row       S1, knit to end

34th Row       S1, purl to last 2sts, k2tog                                       (64sts)

 

 

Shape Top ~

 

35th Row:     * k5, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                       (55sts)

36th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

37th Row:     * k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                        (46sts)

38th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

39th Row:     * k3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                        (37sts)

40th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

41st Row:     * k2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                        (28sts)

42nd Row      S1, purl to last st, k1

43rd Row:     * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                        (19sts)

44th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

45th Row:     * k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                             (10sts)

46th 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.

 
 

 
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.