This set has been a few days in the making. I wanted to make some hats for the smallest of small (14-16 weeks gestation), and it starts getting a bit tricky when you get down to this size. Its hard to keep details and get stitch patterns noticeable which such little room. I'm pretty happy with how this 6 came out, and I'm hoping they prove useful for charities across the globe and give comfort to many families. Yarn and hook sizes listed under each title, and all stitches are in AMERICAN terms. These can all be easily adjusted by going up a hook size or by using thicker yarns, however I do not recommend using anything thicker then DK. All Joins are done to the top of the chain that started the round.
3.5mm and 3.00mm hook for last round
R1. ch 26, careful not to twist, join to first chain.
R2. ch2, hdc in each st around, join
R3-R5 Repeat row 2.
R6. ch3, dc in each, join
R7. ch2, hdc in each st around, join
R8-R11 Repeat round 7
drop to a 3mm hook
R12-13 ch1, sc in each st around, join.
Finish off and weave in ends.
Take a piece of ribbon or contrasting yarn, weave it in and out around the DC stitches. Pull tight and tie a bow.
The sc end is the bottom of the hat.
R1. ch2, 8hdc into first ch. join
R2. ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around (16)
R3. ch3, dc in each st around, do not join, from here on in we'll be working in rows.
R4. ch3, turn, dc in each st across
R5-R6. Repeat R4
R7. ch1, turn, 3sc in each st across. End off and weave in ends
Weave a length of ribbon in and out between the stitches on the second last dc row. Tie in a bow.
Mini Butterfly Hat
3mm hook, Sports weight yarn, small button or bling.
R1. ch3, 8dc in the 1st chain, join
R2. ch3, dc in same st *dc, dc, 2dc next* around, Join
R3. ch2, hdc around, join
R4. ch2, hdc7, ch7, sk5, hdc in next and rest to end, join
R5. ch2, hdc7, ch7, skip the chains, hdc in next hdc and rest to end, join.
R6 ch2, hdc 7, ch4, sc into the 3rd skipped stitch from round 4 so all the ch rows are bunched together, ch3, miss the rest of the chains and hdc in each hdc to end. Join, Finish off and weave in ends
Sweet Pea3mm hook, fingerling 4ply baby yarn
R1. ch4, join to make a loop.
R2. ch2, 6hdc in the loop do not join
R3. hdc around until piece is 1.1 inches long, slst once to even out and prepare for increases
R4. ch3, dc same st, 2dc each round (12 counting chain)
R5. ch3, dc same st, *dc, 2dc in the next* Repeat around, join.
R6. ch3, dc in each st around, join.
R7-R11 Repeat R6
Finish off and weave in ends.
piece should be 4.5 inches from top to bottom. Fold the bottom few rows up so the finished piece measures about 3.4 inches
3.00mm Hook, fingering weight baby yarn in 2 colours.
Colour A: ch3, hdc 8 times into the first ch, join
pick up secondary colour and start crocheting with it. there is no need to end and rejoin new colours each round yet, simply drop the old and pick up the new :)
Colour B: ch2, hdc same st, 2hdc in each st around, join
Colour A: ch2, hdc same st, *hdc, 2hdc in the next st* repeat around, join
Colour B: ch2, hdc in each st around, join.
Colour A: Repeat previous row and after joining at the end of this row finish off colour A
Colour B: ch2, hdc in each st around, join
Repeat previous row
ch1, sc in each st around. Finish off and weave in ends.
Striped Pixie Bonnet
3.00mm hook and sports weight yarn in 2 colours.
R1, Colour A: ch21. DC 3rd from hook each across
R2-R3. ch3, turn, dc in each st across. Finish off and weave in ends.
R4, Colour B: join colour with a sl st, ch3, dc in the same st, dc in each st across
R5-R6 ch3, turn, dc across
Fold in half and sl st up the back. weave in ends
Cut one length each of colour A and B (mine are 13 inches) fold in half and tie the loop onto the corner of the bonnet. Braid the tie and knot at the bottom. Repeat on the other side. Trim the ends so they are the same length.