Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Linda Beanie



Good morning all!
How are you going with the hat drive? What is your tally so far?
Today's beanie is a lovely fun number thats great for pops of colour. It was also my first time using both Stylecraft baby and King Cole Cottonsoft. Wow, talk about amazing. These yarns are so so soft. Im very impressed!

The Linda Beanie

Sized To Fit:
38-40 weeks gestation (Will fit a small 4-5lb newborn)

You will need:
3.75mm hook
DK/Light Worsted/8ply/weight 3 yarn
I used King Cole Cotton Soft in Aqua Stylecraft Baby for Purple and White.

Join to the top of the starting chains. Chains count as stitches. Unless instructed, do not crochet into the same stitch as your chain.

Key - A = White
          B = Purple
          C = Aqua

With A
1. dc 12 times into a magic ring, join. (12)

2. ch2, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join. (24)

3. ch2, dc in the same stitch, *dc in the next stitch, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join. (36)

4. ch2, dc in the same stitch, *dc in the next 2 stitches, 2dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join. (48)

With C
5. ch2, dc in the next stitch, *ch2, skip the next 2 stitches, dc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, ending with a ch2, join.

With B
6. ch1, sc in the next stitch, *dc into the next 2 stitches from the previous round (the ones you skipped), sc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, ending with 2dc's, join.

7. ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

With A
8-9. ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

10-14. Repeat rounds 5-9

15-19. Repeat rounds 5-9

20-22. Repeat round 9

End off and weave in all tails.








Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Harrison Beanie + The 2015 Itty Bitty Hat Drive



Good morning all and a massive huge welcome!

Today marks the start of the 3rd annual Itty Bitty GIANT Hat Drive . This is such a huge deal for me. It was my little project started in 2013 in the memory of my own Frankie. It has grown in leaps and bounds and last year saw the donation of 1100 hats to Chance's Clothes Project.

This year we're hoping to make it bigger and better then ever! We have a whole bunch of new to share with you. Like the new website! We have a new form you can send off with your parcel, and a new interactive map that will show the location of each donation that comes in for the drive (providing the form is included, so we can lodge you). I also have 30, yes that's right THIRTY brand spankin' new preemie and angel hat patterns. One for each day of September. Each one of these hats has had its name suggested via my Facebook Page, most in memory of loved ones and precious babies. Thankyou to all that suggested names.

We're also encouraging everyone to share photos of their donation hats on social media and hashtag them #ittybittygianthatdrive and sharing the project/patterns/webpage in general. So what are we waiting for? Get making, and here is the first of 30 patterns for September!




The Harrison Beanie

Sized To Fit: 
28-30 Weeks Gestation

You Will Need:
3.5m hook
4ply/fingering/weight 1 yarn.
I used King Cole Bamboo Cotton, Wendy Petter Pan and Bella Baby Bambini

Key - A = Green
          B = Blue
          C = White

With A
1. dc 12 times into a magic ring, join. (12)

With B
2. ch2, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join. (24)

With A
3. ch2, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join. (36)

With B
4. ch2, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join. (48)

With C
5. ch1, sc in the same stitch, *ch3, skip 2 stitches, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join.

With A
6. sl st into the ch3 space, (ch2, 2dc) into the ch3 space, *3dc in each ch3 space*, repeat around, join.

With C
7. ch1, sc in the same stitch, *ch3, skip 2 stitches, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join.

With B
8.  sl st into the ch3 space, (ch2, 2dc) into the ch3 space, *3dc in each ch3 space*, repeat around, join.

9-12. Repeat rounds 5-8

With C
13-14. ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.

End off and weave in all tails.