9/2/14

Crochet Faux Knit Hats for all Gestations

I love stretchy hats since they can be easily put on and taken off a sweet little angel.I loved them too for even my newborn :) This pattern has been a LONG time in the making. This is my go to pattern now when making hats for Kaitlin's Angels since one hat can span a decent number of kits :) ENJOY!


(I am going to include in this post the pattern for the most common size I need, but please download the pdf for ALL the sizes)


 20-24 Weeks Hat

Using a G hook

Leaving a LONG tail
Ch 24

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in every ch across, ch 2 turn

*work in back loops only on each row for rest of pattern*

Row 2: sc in each stitch across row, ch 2 turn

RIDGE MADE

Row 3: sc in each stitch across, ch 2 turn

Row 4: sc in each stitch across, ch 2 turn

RIDGE MADE

Repeat row 3 and 4 until you have a total of 15 ridges

End leaving a long tail

Whip or Mattress stitch the two edges together using one of your tails. Work the rest of the end in and cut.

2nd tail
weave in and out around top edge, catching as little of each stitch as you need to. Pull tight and weave in end (this closes the top of the hat).

Fold up brim and your done :) 


Stretchy Hats
condensed pattern/reference guide

Yarn used: CATEGORY 3 DK WEIGHT: LIGHT WORSTED YARN


Gestation
Hook
Start chain
Stitch
(all back loops)
Ridges
36+ weeks
H
32
alternate
sc & hdc
15
32-36
H
29
alternate
sc & hdc
12
29-32
H
26
sc only
18
25-28
G
26
sc only
18
20-24
G
24
sc only
15
16-20
G
20
sc only
13
12-15
G
12
sc only
9

 

8/23/14

Niagra Falls... Move the Box!


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Release from Grief Blogposts

I wrote a series of blog posts about my path through grief. I called it a Release from Grief, because in many ways I feel I'm beyond it... I don't grieve the loss of  my precious babies anymore...I'm in a new place with no name...but I've found a way to release my grief and move to here. It might not be for everyone as we all walk very different, very personal paths, but I wanted to share :) Here is the complete blog series together in one post: