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Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie
10/6/2014 11:59:49 AM

Baby Pumpkin Crochet Beanie

By: Danyel Pink from CrazySocks Crochet

Dress your little one up this Halloween by crocheting a pumpkin beanie. This is for the newborns zero to three months old. It makes for a great gift if you know someone who is expecting around Halloween. This free crochet pattern is a breeze to make and will protect your little goblin's head from the autumn chill. Every baby deserves to look its best this Halloween, and even if he or she is too young to be in costume, this pumpkin beanie will be an adorable topper to any orange outfit.

 

Materials:
Both cotton and acrylic yarn will work well for this project.

  • Size I-9 (5.5 mm) hook
  • 1 oz green worsted weight yarn
  • 2 oz orange worsted weight yarn
  • Yarn needle

Size:

  • Newborn (0-3 months)

Abbreviations:

  • BL – back loop
  • CH – chain
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • SC – single crochet
  • SC2TOG – single crochet 2 together (decrease)
  • SL ST – slip stitch,
  • ST – stitch

 

Instructions:

Beanie

1.    Using orange, ch 25.
 

2.    Row 1: hdc in BL of 3rd ch from hook, and in each st across, ch 2, turn. (23 hdc)
 

3.    Row 2 – 23: hdc in BL of each st across, ch 2, turn.
 

4.    Row 24: hdc in BL of each st across, ch 1, turn.
 

5.    Joining both ends, sl st down entire length of hat through both sides, fasten off and weave in ends.
 

Stem

1.    Using green yarn, join with sc at top of hat near back seam.
 

2.    Sc evenly around (about 24 sc), do not join. When you arrive back at your 1st sc, begin sc2tog continuously around, until 4-5 stitches remain.
 

3.    Now, sc in each st around for about 6 rounds so that you create a 1-1 ½” stem. Fasten off, tuck tail inside hat, and weave in ends.
 

Vine

1.    Using green, ch 20.
 

2.    Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ST to end. Fasten off.
 

3.    Using starting and ending tails, tie the vine between any 2 stitches on stem. See photo for suggested placement.

 

Notes:

  • Crochet leaf instead of vine.
  • Use red yarn to make an apple, blue yarn for a blueberry, etc.

 



New Craft Channel Starts Monday 6th October
10/4/2014 2:24:27 PM

Have you heard about Craft Daily? 

Craft Daily is the UK's first and only instructional craft TV show - coming to Sky 192 and Freesat 402 on Monday 6th October at 10.30am! The show is repeated on Thursday at 7pm, and will then be on those times for all of series 1.

 

It's Craft TV like never before!

On Craft Daily, world-class teachers and demonstrators will explore the nation's favourite crafts - from sewing, embroidery and quilting to knitting and crochet, papercraft and more - with techniques, tips and tutorials to help viewers gain confidence and learn new skills. 

 

So, what does Episode 1 have in store?

Firstly, you'll meet the presenters, Ali Myer and Ame Verso, for the first time! They will be guiding you through Craft Daily TV! 

Three techniques will be covered in the first show

  • Quilting: Superstar author Liz Betts demonstrates paper piecing techniques for beginners
  • Crochet: Experienced designer Kristin Omdahl will demo basic crochet stitches and techniques to take you from beginner to expert!
  • Dressmaking: Expert sewer, Emily Levey runs a tutorial on making a gathered skirt, which is super easy and there will be a free pattern on the Craft Daily website!

 

We are so excited about Craft Daily Launching on Monday!

It's a whole programme about crafting, of which there are no where near enough! We hope you will be glued to your TVs at 10.30am on Monday 6th too. If you miss it, you can catch the episode on the Craft Daily website!

Remember it's on SKY 192 or Freesat 402 or you can catch the live stream on www.craftdaily.co.uk at 10.30am on Monday 6th October!

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