Thursday, September 21, 2017

21. Ryan Preemie Beanie




Hello hello day 21! Gee, the end of our third week! Incredible!

Today's pattern, the Ryan beanie, is a sweet and small beanie, for 28-30 weeks gestation and features the seed stitch, and clever colour changes, to make zigzag stripes. Take note though, you will need a light hand for this one, as sc stitches can tend to get a bit tight, and won't have as much stretch as the hdc's do. It's such a pretty stitch though!



The Ryan Beanie

You Will Need:
DK Weight/8ply yarn in 3 colours
5mm hook.

Sized To Fit
28-30 Weeks Gestation

With main colour
1: Into a magic ring ch2, hdc 10 times, join to the first hdc -10hdc

2: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -20hdc

3: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next stitch, *2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join. -30hdc

4: Ch2, hdc in the same stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches, *2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join to the ch2. -40hdc

5: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -40hdc

Change to first contrasting colour
7: Ch2 (counts as sc and ch1), skip 1 stitch, *sc in the next stitch, ch1, skip 1 stitch*, repeat around, join to the first chain of the ch2.

8: Slst into the ch2 space and ch2 (counts as first sc and ch1), (sc, ch1) in each ch1 space around. Join to the first ch of the ch2. *note: Pay attention to where the last sc+ch1 go, its easy to miss it because of the initial slst.

Change to the second contrasting colour

9-10: Repeat round 8

Change to the first contrasting colour

11-12: Repeat round 8

Change to the main colour

13-14: Ch2, hdc in each st and ch1 space around, join to the ch2.

End off and weave in tails.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

20. Brittany Newborn Beanie



Good Morning all and welcome to day 20! Gosh, only 10 days left!

Today's pattern is something a little different. The Brittany beanie features zigzag puffs!!!
Now, given how puffy the puffs are, this beanie is quite large, and probably the largest one in the collection this year. It will easily fit a 9-10lb baby. But, thats ok! Because as we know, sadly angels come in all sizes, and some wonderful charities out there also provide hats to babbas that are a bit older. Im glad to have something to offer for this size range.

Having said that, if you want to make this one smaller, I would suggest dropping to a 4mm hook AND leaving out round 5 increases. Puffs need to be kept tight, so if your having tension problems, you could downsize your hook for those rounds too.



The Brittany Beanie

7 loop Puff Stitch: *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through*, repeat twice more. There will be 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over, pull through all 7 loops

You Will Need:
DK weight yarn in 4 colours
4.5mm hook

Sized To Fit
Large Full Term Newborn (9-10lb)

1: Into a magic ring, ch2, 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

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

6-9: Ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join to the ch2. -45hdc

Change colour.

10: Ch3, puff stitch in the hdc BEFORE the ch3, ch1, *skip the next stitch, dc in the next stitch, puff stitch in the skipped stitch, ch1*, repeat around, when you get to the last puff stitch ch1 and join to the ch3.

Change colour.

11: Ch3, turn, puff stitch in between the last 2 puffs from the previous row, ch1, *skip the next stitch (ch1) and dc in the top of the next puff, puff stitch in the space between the last 2 puffs (see photo), ch1*, repeat around, join to the top of the ch3.

Change Colour.

12: Ch3, turn, puff stitch in between the last 2 puffs from the previous row, ch1, *skip the next stitch (ch1) and dc in the top of the next puff, ch1, puff stitch in the space between the last 2 puffs (see photo), ch1*, repeat around, join to the top of the ch3.

Change Colour (This round will be done with hdc instead of dc's to make it slightly shorter)

13: Ch3, turn, puff stitch in between the last 2 puffs from the previous row, ch1, *skip the next stitch (ch1) and hdc in the top of the next puff, ch1, puff stitch in the space between the last 2 puffs (see photo), ch1*, repeat around, join to the top of the ch3.

14: Ch2, turn, hdc in the top of each puff stitch and each ch1 (skip all dc stitches), join to the ch2.

15: Ch1, sc in each stitch around, join to ch1.

End off and weave in all tails.