I made a second beanie for Mini-Mikey, adding one additional increase round and two additional rows. I don’t think I made it long enough.
However, it does fit…for the meantime. I told the mom to let me know one week before she is going to do her photo shoot; I will crochet a hat at that time that will fit perfectly. They are so small and quick to crochet that I can have it ready on time.
Thankfully, I have plenty of yarn to make another due to my original order error. 😄
I finished this with my morning cup of coffee. I’m not particularly jumping for joy, although, the more I look at the picture the more I am okay with it. The circumference IS wider because I crocheted on additional increase round. My immediate concern is that perhaps I did not get the right height/length? And the brim, is a little wonky.
I am happier with the ear placement.
I will present to the parents and hopefully be present upon placement upon baby’s head, so I can see for myself how it fits because this is the second time I have made hats for babies and they have not fit! 😡 I know nothing is exact, but there must be a standard, right? Whatever, it’s just annoying and nothing I can’t get over. 😀
I just realized why I am no liking this version as much; the round connections are obvious and open-spaced; unlike the first one. I missed something this time, where there was an extra stitch or two that closed that space. Oh well…it’s not that bad, only to a trained eye. 😉
I think my overall feelings about the project tend towards the negative because of the way the pattern is written: an altered increase order.
The ear portion of the pattern is ideal.
I despise sewing stuff together…ESPECIALLY in third dimension.
In retrospect, if the parents would like another I will use a standard increase to the same diameter on this hat see if I get a better shape. I will also pay more attention to the round connections, making sure they are more unseen.
Winnie The Pooh by Walt Disney Chorus should be the obvious choice, right? Indubitably!
About The Project
My niece-in-law asked me if I could crochet a hat like this…
Her plan is to take a similar picture with Mini-Mikey after he is born.
I was going to wing it, but happened to remember seeing a similar hat recently while surfing the interwebs, which was a relief because the last time I made baby hats, they were too small for the kid’s head!
About The Pattern
Sure enough…”Baby Bear” Simple Baby Beanie by Rachel Glassco. I chose not to do the red in the ribbing, per the pattern, instead choosing to following in pattern to end like the original picture above. Which, had to be an executive decision as mom was admitted to the hospital today.
Loved the measurement guides. Could have been a little clearer, but manageable.
At Mini-Mikey’s baby shower, Roxanne asked me to make a special hat for a photo shoot, where she will place the baby in a Hunny pot with the beanie…at least, I think that’s the plan.
I searched “mercerized cotton worsted weight” because I wanted something lustrous and this came up: Love KnittingBlue Sky Fibers Worsted Cotton. The colors – True Red 641 and Dandelion 638 – are perfect, but I am always hesitant to order online, due to extravagant shipping costs, I searched local yarn shops and discovered that out of the possible three stores near me: one was closed; one I was banned from; and the other had no cotton. The one I was banned from probably has what I want, but screw them! Besides this is for my grand/great nephew and I am willing to skip a meal for him – I shouldn’t miss it.
Smiling Faces Sometimes by The Undisputed Truth refers to the fact that I was smiling sometimes – when I figured out why the pattern kept bowing.
About The Project
This project marks the end of my Bernat Baby Coordinates from my stash…finally! The only amount left will be used in a scrap project. I was not sure how big this project would be; I’m glad that it is big enough to be used as something practical. I was prematurely thinking mama could use this as a pad for Mini Mikey due to the thickness created by alternating back and front post double crochets.
About The Pattern
I may write it up, but I am sure there are plenty out there already. I will check and if not, I will write up the pattern now that I know the secret to making this pattern coming out flat.
I still have some Bernat Baby Coordinates. As such, I want it gone from my stash, so I am crocheting another baby blanket.
I have tried this pattern before, but my afghan started to bow. I was so frustrated, I ended up just throwing it away. This time, I worked a bit more and I actually discovered where my design mistake was. I have still not perfected the beginning, but I am on the path to finishing this project, yarn, design once and for all.
I have not yet decided if this will be a gift or merchandise.
Green Light by Cory Daye was the name selected for these booties, which were going to be dark/light green striped like the pattern, but for lack of dark green, I used blue.
About The Project
I hate booties! Especially the sewing of the buttons and more so, the sewing of the snaps on the inside, as the buttons are decorative. These booties are for my future great grand nephew: Michael Kenneth Aguilar, due in January 2018.
I started and had to stop because the written pattern was difficult to follow, missing some instructions. I then searched for another pattern, but kept coming back to this style, which I realized I had made before. However the first set I made were worsted weight yarn, so I contacted the mother of the previous set and asked when the booties fit the children because, as I remember, they did not fit as infants. I never got a reply.
Written pattern difficult to follow because I think it is missing some instructions. I had a better experience with the video pattern. I did change the HDC cuffs to SC cuffs, and shortened the height because I just wanted to be done.
I happened across this pattern while browsing Ravelry and the picture looked good – visual eye candy! When I glanced at the pattern, I found it simple enough and I had been itchin’ to knit.
Yikes! Knitting aggravates the tendonitis in my right middle and lower knuckles. Aiyaa!
About The Project Name
I was so pleased to learn I had misnamed Pink Fluffy Clouds Cocoon/Hat; because now I could more appropriately name this project Little Fluffy Clouds by The Orb, which even ties into the yarn I used for this project!
Calls for Chunky Alpaca, so I was a little worried, but figured at one point in his short infancy, he will have at least one opportunity when this jacket will fit him. The pattern is very simple; I followed it from her web page on my iPad. The sleeves were a little tricky, until I figured out the magic loop – on my own I might add. 👏
At the suggestion of another crocheter, I finally put a border on this bib. Not a fan of single crochet legs, I chose to crochet a crab stitch border, which I really like. Now that I’ve finished, I am wondering if a wrong side single crochet border might look better? Hmm…
The border was crocheted using an unidentified white kitchen cotton yarn. For other project info please see the original post: Eat To The Beat Baby Bib.Save
Well, babies don’t jog. My next thought was a project name including the word “walk.” Wait! Babies don’t walk either. I ended up with Nicest Kids In Town, sung by James Marsden, from Hairspray 2007 Original Soundtrack.
Very simple. Does require the use of two different hook sizes: US G for ribbing, US H for body. I Had a question about one thing and the designer replied to me super fast in my opinion – the same day!
Once again, my impulsiveness got the best of me again. I did not look closely at the pattern and realized after I had made the first piece that I needed to seam this project together. What the heck! I need sweater practice, though already I am a fan of top down.
Seaming of this sweater was first done with single crochet, but later changed to slip stitch in an attempt to alleviate some of the puckering…improved, but not gone completely, and the stiffness apparent in photo. The designer indicates she used cotton…I wonder if the fiber might contribute/alleviate the puckering from seaming?