Saturday, September 30, 2017

30. Amira Preemie Beanie











Well lovelies, here we are. Day 30! What a month it's been! I know the ladies in the CCP crafters group have learnt a whole bunch of new stitches this past month!

I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing every single photo you have shared with me this September, and have been blown away time and time again by your skills and colour choices! Amazing, simply amazing. Thankyou to everyone who joined in, regardless of if you used my patterns or not. Thankyou too for all the shares from everyone! Word of mouth is so important for events like these!

I always feel a little emotional writing up the last post. It's a weird combination of relief, excitement and a bit of sad. So so many hours of work throughout the last few months, so many stitches and so much time reflecting on not only my own angels, but the ones that will eventually wear these hats, and the ones who they are named after.

The next 15 days are a good time to weave in ends, add any extras and reflect on the enormously amazing contributions you have all made. Your hats will bring a family so much comfort and love in their darkest hours. Don't forget to post your hats on the 15th, which is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, Now, I know that falls on the weekend this year, so feel free to do it a few days earlier if you live somewhere that doesn't have weekend postage.

For those in Australia, your hats can be sent to

Chance's Clothes Project
c/- Cowra Neighbourhood Centre
15 Vaux St
Cowra NSW 2794

Please add a small note with the hat tally in the parcel, your town, and postcode. We love keeping tally and adding to our world map.

Now, onto today's beanie!

The Amira beanie, is another bottom up design. Gosh I love these, they just look so good! The Amira beanie will fit a bub of 32-34 weeks gestation, and is pretty easy once you get the hang of the clusters. Be sure to pay attention to the cluster decreases, they can be a bit tricky if you've never done something like this before, but Ive wrote out how to do them, so you should be good to go <3

Thankyou for joining me on this journey!









Amira Beanie


You Will need:
DK Weight/8ply Yarn in 3 colours.
3mm hook.


Sized To Fit:
32-34 Weeks Gestation

Band:

1: Ch6, sc into the second chain from hook and each chain across - 5sc

2-46 ch1, turn, sc across in the back looks only

End off, sew band together, being careful not to twist.

Rejoin yarn to the band somewhere near the join and ch1, sc evenly for 48 stitches around the band, working in the row ends.

STARTING CLUSTER: *yo, insert hook in same st, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn through two loops*, repeat once, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook,


CLUSTER: *yo, insert hook into the space, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn through two loops* repeat 2 more times in the same space, yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook.


CLUSTER DECREASE: yo, insert hook in next ch1 space, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops, yo, insert hook into next ch1 space, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn through two loops, yo, insert hook into the same ch1 space, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

1: Ch2, Starting Cluster, ch1, skip the next stitch, *cluster, ch1, skip the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the first cluster.

Change Colour 
2: slst into the ch1 space, ch2, starting cluster in the same space, ch1, *cluster in the next ch1 space, ch1*, repeat around, join to the first cluster.

Change Colour
3: Repeat round 2

Change Colour
4: Repeat round 2

Change Colour 5: Slst into the ch1 space, ch2, starting cluster in the same space, ch1, *cluster in the next ch1 space, ch1* repeat once, cluster decrease, **cluster in the next ch1 space, ch1*, repeat 2 more times, cluster decrease, ch1,** repeat around, until you have 4 ch1 spaces left, cluster in each of them, join to the first cluster

Change Colour 6: Slst into the first ch1 space, ch2, starting cluster in the same space, ch1, cluster in the next ch1 space, ch1, cluster decrease, ch1, *cluster in the next ch1 space, ch1, cluster in the next ch1 space, ch1, cluster decrease, ch1*, repeat 3 times, join to first cluster.

Change Colour 7: Slst into the next ch1 space, ch2, starting cluster, ch1, cluster decrease, ch1, *cluster in the next ch1 space, ch1, cluster decrease, ch1*, repeat 3 times, join to first cluster.

Change Colour 8: Slst into the next ch1 space, ch2, starting cluster, ch1, cluster decrease, ch1, *cluster in the next ch1 space, ch1, cluster decrease, ch1*, repeat around, ending with a cluster. Join to the first cluster. End off leaving a long tail.

Using a darning needle, use the tail to gather the hole closed. Weave in all tails.





4 comments:

  1. Thank you once again for all your gorgeous patterns. I know how much work goes in to producing 30 of them and again you have outdone yourself. Thank you.

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  2. Thank you so very much for sharing your talent and patterns. What a blessing you are.

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