Hello again beautiful people!
Well its been a busy few weeks. Ive got a lot on the go right now, and some super exciting things in the works. You can expect a lot of patterns coming up and a lot of fun scrap kits and some other crafty endeavours including some baking!
Today I have another small beanie pattern (Hey variety right?)that I designed to work specifically with brighter or darker colours. The ones people often steer clear of when making prem gear (but usually have a heap of scraps and small balls of kicking about. Now obviously you don't want to make a solid navy blue cap for a bub that has passed, I think we can all agree that would look terrible against their skin, however with a little creativity and some contrasting yarn, you can use pretty much any colour successfully to make a beanie for these wee ones. This cap looks especially great with bright colours for the stripes, giving a simple beanie a pop of colour. Again, this is a super simple beanie and even a learner could tackle this!
You will need:
dk weight yarn in 2 colours
needle for sewing in ends
With your lighter colour
Rnd 1: ch3, dc 10 times into the first chain, join.
Rnd 2: ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around
Rnd 3: Join contrasting colour with a sl stitch, ch1, sc in each stitch around, join. (don't end off the yarn, simply drop it and pick up the main colour. This leaves less ends to weave in)
Rnd 4: Pick up main colour, ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
Rnd 5: Pick up contrasting colour, ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join.
Rnd 6: Pick up main colour, ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
Rnd 7: Pick up contrasting colour, ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join. End off contrasting colour here.
Rnd 8: Pick up main colour, ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
Rnd 9: ch1, sc in each stitch around, join.
End off and weave in all ends.
Thats all there is to it :) It shouldn't take more then 30 minutes tops to make one of these. Fast crocheters will probably whip one up in 15-20 minutes.