Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lent Hats week 4

Before we get to this weeks projects, be sure to check out the book giveaway that ends March 29th over on my Book Review blog, you don't want to miss it!

This week I wasn't sure I was going to get all of my hats done.  I had an order from my Etsy shop to fill and several Spring wreaths to create.  Due to a counting error though I ended up one hat ahead!  So here are this weeks hats:

Hat 1 is the Sweet and Textured Newborn Beanie.  A cute and airy hat that worked up really quick.  If I make one again I would play with the beginning of the pattern to avoid the medallion at the crown and try to continue the pattern instead.

Hat 2 is the Laid Back Little Man hat.  I really like that it is a simple pattern and even a beginner could create it and yet it looks very elegant with the subtle line pattern. 

Hat 3 is the Shell Stitch Beanie.  I left the flower off of this one.  Not because I didn't like it but because I simply didn't want to sort through my stash to find a color that I liked.  (At this point I really thought I wouldn't have time to finish everything!)

Hat 4 is the Looks Like Knit Crocheted Shaped Baby Hat (try saying that 3 times fast!).  I worked 2 extra "wedges" as the pattern calls them.  I also added a ch 15 to the end of every row 2 to create the pompom look at the top when it is gathered.  I am not a big fan of making real pom poms so this is a great alternative for me. 

Hat 5 is the Ribbed Crochet Preemie Hat.  I really love the way that the Bernat Sweet Stripes yarn looks with this pattern.  I bought the yarn when it was being discontinued and after a few projects I realized why it was being discontinued.  It's a boucle which makes it hard to work with but no different than any other boucle.  The problem is that the yarn was advertised as being self striping, and it is.  Problem is that it tends to stripe in the middle of a row and ends up looking odd in most projects.  This pattern helps conceal those oddities.

Hat 6 is the Stretchy Crochet Hat.  This was WAY to big for a newborn.  It actually ended up being big enough that my 3 year old could probably pull it onto her head!  In the picture above the brim is folded twice.  The good news is that it really is stretchy so it can be a hat that the baby has for several seasons (especially with the LONG length!).

And here is the extra hat I made this week:

It's called the LeLe Baby hat.  It is supposed to be worked with a super bulky weight yarn but I didn't have any so I used Simply Soft and a mystery blue acrylic yarn and held them together throughout.  This ended up being a bit big, but I really like the pattern!

And just in case you were curious, here is what I made for the Etsy order this week:

Until next time,


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Do you have patterns i make hats for cancer patients going thriugh chemo

Ginny Blankenship said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@tinkpink623 My hat patterns are for children. :( However, you might consider checking Membership is free and they offer thousands of hat patterns, many at no cost. You can also visit

May God bless you for the work you are doing and may He protect and heal the recipients.

geraldine walters said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hat #4 - can you explain the extra chain at the end of the row? I like the look but not sure how to add to instructions.

thank you.

Ginny Blankenship said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@geraldine walters Row 2 of the pattern reads, "Row 2: Ch 1, sc in ea st across, leaving last 3 sts unworked, turn: 31/37/47 stitches" I would leave the last 3 stitches unworked, chain 15 stitches, turn and sc down those 15 and then begin row 3. This gives a kind of ribbon-y piece at the end of every R 2 so that when you finish off the hat they form a kind of pom pom. Hope that helps!

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