Friday, September 26, 2014

Beads & Circles Crochet Baby Headband

Baby headbands. I am loving baby headbands!

They are probably one of the best parts of having a baby girl! And thankfully, my little miss hasn't figured out how to yank them off her head yet, so I can dress her up all I want!

This sweet little crochet headband hardly took me 10 minutes to whip up! Quick projects are my fav :)




Materials:
  • Paton's Lace Yarn (I used Dove Gray.)
  • Size C crochet hook
  • Needle
  • 3 small beads

Notes:
  • Feel free to adjust the length to fit your baby's head!
  • You are welcome to make and sell products using this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.

Headband: 

Chain for 12 inches. In 3rd chain from hook, dc 4 times. *Skip one stitch, sl st in next. Skip one stitch, dc 5 times in next.* Repeat from * to * once more. Skip one stitch, sl st in next. Working on opposite side, sl st into the same stitch you just worked. *Skip one stitch, dc 5 times in next. Skip one stitch, sl st in next.* Repeat from * to * twice. Join to top of ch 3. Ch for 10 inches. 

It should look something like this at some point :)
Finishing:

Tie small knots with the excess yarn at the ends of the chain and trim. Add beads to the center of circles. 


Update: My baby girl has finally figured out how to take headbands off :( But this particular headband she will leave on without complaint! So it's definitely my favorite headband ever.

Happy stitching! :D


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Bitty Beanie Free Knit Pattern

While I was pregnant, I had so much fun making things for my baby girl. It's been even more fun to see her wearing the things I've made! This sweet little knit hat is an easy pattern that works up in no time! 



Materials:
  • Size 7 knitting needles
  • Baby weight yarn
  • 2 small buttons (optional)
Notes:
  • Size 0-3 months
  • When you cast on, I recommend using the Twisted German Cast On. I've decided I really like this method for baby hats because it's stretchy. But I'm sure whatever cast on you want to use would work just fine.
  • You are welcome to make and sell products from this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.
Pattern: (updated 1-31-15)

Cast on 60, join together to knit in the round
Round 1: K1, P1 repeat around
Round 2: P1, K1 repeat around
Rounds 3-12: Repeat rounds 1 and 2
Rounds 13-27: K around
Round 28: K7, k2tog, repeat around
Round 29: K6, k2tog, repeat around
Round 30: K5, k2tog, repeat around
Round 31: K4, k2tog, repeat around
Round 32: K3, k2tog, repeat around
Round 33: K2, k2tog, repeat around
Round 34: K1, k2tog, repeat around
Round 35: k2tog, repeat around
Cut tail and sew through remaining stitches. Weave in all loose ends.


I found those wooden flower buttons at Hobby Lobby and it was love at first sight. I bought them without knowing what I would use them for and am so happy they coordinated with my baby's little beanie!

Be sure to check out my Little Miss Stitcher Pinterest Board for more free patterns! Happy stitching!
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Infant Stocking Knit Hat

No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth.

I just had a baby and then moved like 3 different times during her first 3 months of life. Yeah, it's been a little hectic! But now we are nice and settled and not moving again for a while... and I've got a cute stocking hat pattern for you! Just like my newborn knit bonnet pattern, I made this for the talented photographer at Bitty Bokeh Photography.



Materials:
  • 2 coordinating color of I Love This Cotton yarn, available at Hobby Lobby
  • Size 7 16" circular and double pointed needles

Notes:
  • 0-3 months size
  • I changed colors every 5 rows after the brim. 
  • I used the German Twisted Cast On method. I have decided I like this method for baby hats because it has a nice stretch to it!
  • You are welcome to make and sell products from this pattern but please link back to this post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not republish any of my photos as your own.

Pattern:

CO 60
Rows 1-12: K1, P1 around
Rows 13-27: K around
Row 28: *K8, k2tog* repeat around
Row 29: K around
Row 30: *K7, k2tog* repeat around
Row 31: K around
Row 32: *K6, k2tog* repeat around
Row 33: K around
Row 34: *K5, k2tog* repeat around
Row 35: K around
Row 36: *K4, k2tog* repeat around
Row 37: K around
Row 38: *K3, k2tog* repeat around
Row 39: K around
Row 40: K2 *k2tog, k2* repeat from * to * around
Now just k for approximately 18 inches, continuing to change colors
Row 1 of tip: *K1, k2tog* around
Rows 2-3: K around
Row 4: K2tog around
Row 5: K around

Finishing:

Break off yarn, sew through remaining stitches. Sew in loose ends.

Tassel:

There are a lot of fun things you could put at the tip of this hat! Pom pom, bells, braid...I went with a simple little tassel. I just cut 3 six inch pieces of each color of yarn and threaded them through the tip of my hat. Then I wrapped a yarn scrap around all the pieces and tied it up!


Do you love making things for babies as much as I do?!


Good. Because over the next few weeks I'm going to share some more baby projects that I have made for my sweet baby girl! ;)
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