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.





Friday, September 29, 2017

29. Lynli Preemie Bonnet




Good morning all and hello to day 29!

Wow, we are almost at the end of the month now. That's incredible! I hope everyone has been enjoying the patterns thus far!

Today's pattern, the Lynli bonnet is a sweet little one that makes use of stacked shells and V stitches. When I get a chance, I think Ill go back and add a nice big crochet flower to the side of one of these.





Lynli Preemie Bonnet

You Will Need
DK Weight/8ply Yarn
4.5mm hook

Sized To Fit:
36-38 weeks gestation

1: Into a magic ring ch3, dc 8 times, join to the first dc. -8dc

2: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around, join to the ch3. -16dc

3: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next stitch, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -24dc

4: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -32dc

5: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 3 stitches*, repeat around, join to the ch3. -40dc

6: Ch3, dc in the same stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches, *2dc in the next stitch, dc in the next 4 stitches*, repeat around, do not join to the ch3. -48dc

7: Ch1, turn, sc in the same stitch, ch2, sk3, 5dc in the next stitch, ch2, sk3, sc in the next stitch, *ch2, sk3, 5dc in the next stitch, ch2, sk3, sc in the next stitch*, repeat across, ending with a sc in the last stitch.

8: Turn, ch5 (counts as first dc and ch2), skip the ch2 and next 2 dc's, (dc, ch1, dc) in the next dc, ch2, skip the next 2 dcs and the ch2, dc in the next sc, *ch2, skip the next ch2 and the next 2 dc's, (dc, ch1, dc) in the next dc, ch2, skip the next 2 dc's and the ch2, dc in the next sc*, repeat across, ending with a dc in the last sc.

9: Ch5, turn, sk the ch2, 5dc in the next ch1 space, *ch2, sk the next ch2, sc in the next dc, ch2, sk the next ch2, 5dc in the next ch1 space*, repeat across ending with a dc in the 3rd ch of the previous rows ch5.

10: Turn, ch5 (counts as first dc and ch2), skip the ch2 and next 2 dc's, (dc, ch1, dc) in the next dc, ch2, skip the next 2 dcs and the ch2, dc in the next sc, *ch2, skip the next ch2 and the next 2 dc's, (dc, ch1, dc) in the next dc, ch2, skip the next 2 dc's and the ch2, dc in the next sc*, repeat across, ending with a dc in the 3rd ch of the previous rounds ch5.

11.: Ch5, turn, sk the ch2, 5dc in the next ch1 space, *ch2, sk the next ch2, sc in the next dc, ch2, sk the next ch2, 5dc in the next ch1 space*, repeat across ending with a dc in the 3rd ch of the previous rows ch5.

12: Do not turn, ch1, sc evenly around the neckline (for me that was 26sc) when you reach the corner of the bonnet, ch35 to make a tie. End off

Rejoin yarn to the other corner and ch35 to make the second tie.