Monday, September 22, 2014

Free Pattern: Puff Stitch Baby Beanie

Hello World. Hello Hookers. Happy Monday everyone!!
Another crochet project on your way. This is my second crochet beanie. And I made it as a gift for my sister's bear (stuffed toy). This is so easy because it is mostly made of one stitch: the puff stitch. Puff stitch is named because it gently puffs up into an oval shape. It is gorgeous. HERE is a video by Sheruknittingcom on how to make a puff stitch . This will be my second project using a puff stitch and it is really fun and I'm into it. Haha. 

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Before the puff stitch. I made a band for the beanie. I used a 3mm steel hook and color grey light weight cotton yarn. The band was made of a Half Double Crochet. 10 HDC in each row. Total number of rows is 62 rows. I think it will be perfect if you have a length that can be multiply by 2. This beanie size is good for at least 12 to 24 months old. You can check Anne Granger's blog post HERE that had a chart for head sizes that is useful in crocheting a beanie. 


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Crochet HDC. I sewed both end together to form a band. 


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Next is single crochet around the edge of the band. Then after that, you can start to make the puff stitches.  I used 3mm steel hook and a lavender cotton yarn. In each spaces between continue making puff stitch row after row. 


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In every row, I begin puff stitch by 2 chain and puff stitch. Chain one. Puff stitch. Total of 16 rows of puff stitches.


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Close off the top area of the hat by sewing together forming a star.


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Back side looks like this.

And adding flower embellishments to finalize the look of our beanie. HERE is my post for the 5 petals flower crochet that I used. Hope you can also read and share your thoughts about it. 
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Thank you for reading! Xxx
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