I started the Prayer Collection for 2018 and this year it will be… Beanies! There’s a lot of newborns on the way so it just made sense since I didn’t have much time between baby showers to get them ready.
The first one I made was for Karis using We Are Knitter’s The Baby Wool which is 100% baby alpaca in Natural and Camomile. It was made using 5.00mm knitting needles. You can also make hats using double pointed needles or circular needles, but I decided to use what I had at the time to create this piece.
Pattern: Striped Baby Beanie (Newborn, Knitting)
- Cast on 60 stitches with Color A.
- Row 1: Knit 2, Purl 2.
- Row 2: Purl 2, Knit 2.
- Repeat 1-2 2x totaling 6 rows.
- Row 7: Use color B to knit entire row.
- Row 8: Continue B to purl entire row.
- Row 9: Use color A to knit entire row.
- Row 10: Continue A to purl entire row.
- Repeat 7-10 until you the 11th stripe finished is color B or row 22.
- Row 23: Use color A to knit entire row.
- Row 24: Continue A to purl entire row.
- Repeat 23-24 2x totaling 6 rows. (Bind off on the last row.)
- Leave a long tail to sew through top edges to bunch top of hat.
- It’s up to you if you want to bunch it right side in or right side out, but I flipped mine inside out to bunch it.
- Sew in end tails and voila! Finito.
The hat will stretch to fit the baby’s head and it ends up being about 5″ tall.
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Yarn finally arrived from We Are Knitters for me to finish the basket weave blanket! (Baby’s rattle pictured for size reference.)
This took 7 skeins of The Baby Wool in Grey, 100% baby alpaca. The blanket came out to be about 2′ x 2′ or 24″ x 24″.
I think as I begin to develop my own patterns and pieces, I’ll be able to write more coherent patterns for you all. If you’re interested in making this blanket also, please check out the video below for the tutorial I used on how to make this stitch. It’s essentially one giant square in that stitch.
- US Size H or 5.00mm crochet hook (Clover Soft Touch) per the yarn’s suggestion
- When making the basket weave design your item has to be made in multiples of 8 and then add 7, this blanket was 103 chain stitches across the bottom.
- On her video she did 4 rows of each, making 2 chains across every other, but I opted for 5 rows to make 3 chains across every other. It looked more pleasing to me since the vertical ones were 4 across. It’s really up to you how you want your blanket to look.
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Video tutorial below from Bella Coco:
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
This Christmas season I made most of my close families custom Christmas ornaments.
Ribbon, snow, and acrylic craft ornament obtained at Michael’s. Snow inside can be found at the train and small figurines section. (They also carry glass craft ornaments but usually the glass ones go quick. If you can stand to wait, you want to go about early December for the best deals/coupons.) The red glossy vinyl sticker was custom printed/cut from a Cricut with Magnolia Sky font (free). Lastly, I used Contact Paper as transfer paper. Easy peasy!
The first few ornaments I made were a little bit crooked because the ornament has a round surface, so don’t forget it when you make one of your own. 👍