Monday, September 25, 2017

25. Quirt Preemie Beanie


Good morning all and welcome to day 25!!!
Today's beanie, the Quirt, is designed for a full term 40 week newborn. However, drop off one increase round and you'll have a size to fit a 38 week preemie.

The quirt hat makes use of slip stitches to create a textured section. I used 3 shades of the same colour for mine to create an ombre effect, but you could use any colours. This is a great beanie to use up those few remaining meters of colour!




Quirt Beanie

You Will need:
4.5mm hook
DK

Sized To Fit:
40 weeks gestation, full term newborn.

1: Into a magic ring, ch1, hdc 9 times, join to the first hdc. -9hdc

2: Ch2, hdc into the same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -18hdc

3: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -27hdc

4: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -36hdc

Skip this increase for 38 week size.
5: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -45hdc

6-12: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2.

13-15: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, back loops only, join to the ch2.

16: Ch1, sc in each st around, join to the ch1.

End off main colour.

Using various coloured yarn, attach to the loops left from rounds 13-15 and sl st in each stitch around.

Sl st loosely or go up a size in hook to ensure they don't pull tight.

I find instead of slst to the first slst to join the round, just end off with the last slst into the last loop, and tie the ends together before weaving them in. It creates less bulk.

Weave in all tails.



Sunday, September 24, 2017

24: Lyn Preemie Bonnet Upsized



Good morning all and welcome to day 24!

Today's beanie is our last resize for the year, and this time it's the Lyn Bonnet. Ive had so many people ask for this one in a larger size, so here it is!!!




The Lyn Bonnet, Resized.

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply Yarn
4mm hook

Sized To Fit:
34-38 Weeks Gestation

1. Into a magic ring, ch2, hdc 9 times, join to the first hdc. -9hdc

2. Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -18hdc

3. Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next stitch, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -27hdc

4. Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next 2 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -36hdc

5: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next 3 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -45hdc

6: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, *hdc in the next 4 stitches, 2hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, do not join to the ch2. -54hdc

7. Ch3, turn, (dc, ch2, sc) in the next stitch, *skip 2 stitches, (dc, ch2, sc) in the next stitch*, repeat around, sc in the last stitch.

8. Ch2, turn, skip sc, (dc, ch2, sc) in the 1st ch2 space, *(dc, ch2, sc) in the next ch2 space*, repeat around, sc in the top of the turning chain.

9-12: Repeat row 8

At the end of row 12 chain 35 and then end off. This forms one tie. Join the yarn to the other corner with a slst and chain 35 for the second tie. End off. Weave in tails.