Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Christmas Pudding Baby Hat

Yes I know it is JUNE !!

But I was asked for this pattern by members of a charity group who are already preparing for the festive season!
 
Easy Christmas Pudding Baby Hat    ~     0 -3 months
 
 

 
Christmas Pudding Newborn - 3 months Baby Hat
 
Size

Width:    5 ½ “ (14cm)   11” (28cm) all around 
 
Height:   5 ½ “ (14cm)
 
Requirements :
DK yarn in dark brown and cream for the hat
DK yarn in green and red for the holly leaves & berries
 4mm needles
 
Pattern:
Using brown, cast on 65sts
Knit 8 rows

9th Row:        S1, knit to end
10th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last 2 rows 8 times more
Cut off brown, join in cream

27th Row:      S1, knit to end
28th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

Shape the top ~
1st  Row:  (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                   (57sts)
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th  Rows:  Purl
3rd  Row:  (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                  (49sts)
5th  Row:  (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                  (41sts)
7th  Row:  (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                  (33sts)
9th  Row:  (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                  (25sts)
11th  Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                  (17sts)
12th  Row ( K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                         (9sts)
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.
 
 
Holly leaves – makes 2 leaves joined together
Using green yarn cast on 1 stitch
Row 1:          Knit
Row 2:          Knit 3 times into the stitch                      (3sts)
Row 3:          Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch           (5sts)
Row 4:          Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                (4sts)
Row 5:          Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                (3sts)
Row 6:  Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch      (5sts)
Row 7:          Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                (4sts)
Row 8:          Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                (3sts)
Row 9:          Slip 1 stitch, k2tog, pass slip stitch over  (1st)
Row 10:        Knit 3 times into the stitch                      (3sts)
Row 11: Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch      (5sts)
Row 12:        Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                (4sts)
Row 13:        Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                (3sts)
Row 14:  Knit front and back into the first stitch, k1, knit front and back into the last stitch      (5sts)
Row 15:        Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                (4sts)
Row 16:        Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                (3sts)
Row 17:        Slip 1 stitch, k2tog, pass slip stitch over  (1st)
Fasten off
 
 
Berry
Using red yarn cast on 3 stitches
Row 1:          Knit in the front and back of every stitch           (6sts)
Row 2:          Purl
Row 3:          Knit
Row 4:          P2tog three times                                           (3sts)
Cast off purlwise
Tie cast on and cast off tails together (this pulls the berry together)
 
Sew leaves and berry onto pudding hat
 




Christmas Pudding Baby Hat              6 - 9 months

 

 

Size:

Width:    6½ “ (16.5cm)   13” (33cm) all around 

Height:   6½ “ (16.5cm)

 

 

Requirements:

 

DK yarn in dark brown and cream for the hat

 

DK yarn in green and red for the holly leaves & berries

 

4mm needles

 

 

Pattern:

 

Using brown, cast on 73sts

 

Knit 8 rows

 

9th Row:        S1, knit to end

10th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Repeat last 2 rows 11 times more

 

Cut off brown, join in cream


33rd Row:      S1, knit to end

34th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Repeat last 2 rows twice more


Shape the top

 

1st  Row:       (K6, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                         64sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th  Rows:  S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd  Row:       (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                         55sts 
5th  Row:       (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                         46sts           
7th  Row:       (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                         37sts           
9th  Row:       (K2, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                         28sts            
11th Row       (K1, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                         19sts           
12th Row       (P2tog) repeat to last st, k1                              10sts                          


Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.

 

Add Holly Leaves & Berry - pattern above
 


Made by request for ~

 
 
 
 
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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Carla Baby Top, Headband & Hat

One of my daughter's friends has just had a new baby girl - she is so petite -  just 6lb.
And all the newborn sizes are too big !
So I just made these - to welcome her to the world.
 
Carla Baby Top and Headband         Version 1
Carla Baby Top    Version 2
 
For a large premature baby or an early/small newborn baby

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    - requires around 32g

Needles  – 4mm

Requires 2 small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards           

Cast on 56sts

Rows 1 & 2   S1, knit to end
Row 3           S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5    S1, knit to end
Row 6           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7           S1, k5, * yrn, k4, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                          68sts

Row 8           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 9           S1, knit to end

Row 10          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 11          S1, knit to end

Row 12          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 13          S1, k5, * yrn, k1, yrn, k4, repeat from * to last st, k2              92sts

Row 14          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 15          S1, knit to end

Row 16          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 17          S1, knit to end

Row 18          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 19          S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k3, * yrn, k1, yrn, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1                      116sts

Row 20          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Rows 21, 22, 23, 24            S1, knit to end

Row 25          S1, k18, cast off 21sts, k35, cast off 21sts, k18
Row 26          S1, knit to end                                                                                          74sts
Row 27          S1, k3, *(k2, m1) repeat from * to last 6sts, k6                       106sts
Row 28          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 
 

**
Row 29          S1, k5, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 30          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 
Row 31          S1, knit to end
Row 32          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 33          S1, knit to end
Row 34          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4  **
Repeat from ** to ** twice more
 
Row 47          S1, k5, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4

Row 48          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely                  
Darn away ends                
Sew on buttons       

 

 

 

 

 
* * * * *
Carla Baby Top         Version 2            
 
For a large premature baby or an early/small newborn baby

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    - requires around 32g
Needles  – 4mm
Requires 2 small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards           
Cast on 56sts
Rows 1 & 2   S1, knit to end
Row 3           S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5    S1, knit to end
Row 6           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7           S1, k5, * yrn, k4, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                          68sts
Row 8           S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9           S1, knit to end
Row 10          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11          S1, knit to end
Row 12          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13          S1, k5, * yrn, k1, yrn, k4, repeat from * to last st, k2              92sts
Row 14          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15          S1, knit to end
Row 16          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17          S1, knit to end
Row 18          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 19          S1, k1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k3, * yrn, k1, yrn, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1                      116sts
Row 20          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Rows 21, 22, 23, 24            S1, knit to end
Row 25          S1, k18, cast off 21sts, k35, cast off 21sts, k18
Row 26          S1, knit to end                                                                                          74sts
Row 27          S1, k3, *(k2, m1) repeat from * to last 6sts, k6                       106sts
Row 28          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 

 

Row 29          S1, knit to end
Row 30          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 
Repeat last 2 rows 8 times more

 

Row 47          S1, k5, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 48          S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4 
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely                  
Darn away ends                
Sew on buttons

   

 

 

 
 
Carla Baby Headband
Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    - requires around 6 - 8g
Needles  – 4mm      
 
Cast on 56sts
Knit 4 rows
Row 5           S1, knit to end
Row 6           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 7           S1, k1, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end
Row 8           S1, purl to last st, k1
Knit 5 rows
Cast off, using a stretchy cast off
Join the seam
Darn away ends



 
 

Carla Baby Hat         Version 1       For an early or small newborn baby

 

11“ circumference, 5½“ high

 

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    - requires around 18g
Needles  – 4mm      

 

Cast on 56sts

 

Knit 4 rows

Row 5           S1, knit to end

Row 6           S1, purl to last st, k1

 

**

Row 7           S1, k1, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end

Row 8           S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 9           S1, knit to end
Row 10          S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 11          S1, knit to end
Row 12          S1, purl to last st, k1 **


Repeat from ** to ** three more

 

Row 31          S1, k1, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end

Row 32          S1, purl to last st, k1

 

 

 

Shape Top ~

 

Next Row:      *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (45sts)

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:      *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (34sts)

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:      *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (23sts)

Next Row:      S1, knit to end of row

Next Row:      S1, * k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1              (12sts)         

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1                             

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and weave in ends.

 

 

 

Carla Baby Hat         Version 2       For an early or small newborn baby

 

11“ circumference, 5½“ high

 

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)    - requires around 18g
Needles  – 4mm      

 

Cast on 56sts

 

Knit 4 rows

Row 5           S1, knit to end

Row 6           S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 7           S1, k1, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end

Row 8           S1, purl to last st, k1

Row 9           S1, knit to end
Row 10          S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Repeat the last 2rows 11 times more

 

 

Shape Top ~

 

Next Row:      *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (45sts)

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:      *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (34sts)

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:      *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1               (23sts)

Next Row:      S1, knit to end of row

Next Row:      S1, * k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1              (12sts)         

Next Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1                             

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and weave in ends.

 
 
 


 
Carla Premature Baby Top                         Small Premature
  


CARLA Baby Top - Small Premature
Version 2                                                     Version 1

 
 
Small Premature Baby Top   ~  Width 11",   Length  6" 
20 – 22g DK yarn
4mm needles
2 small buttons
 
This little baby top is knitted top-down
 
Tips:
     Cast off loosely on row25 for the cap sleeves – if you find this difficult – use a larger needle          
               
Version 1
                   
Cast on 37sts
Rows 1 & 2            Knit
Row 3                    K2, yrn, k2 tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5             Knit
Row 6                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7                     Knit
Row 8                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9                     K6, *(yrn, k1, yrn, k2) rep from * to last 4sts,k4               55sts   
Row 10                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                   Knit
Row 12                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                   K7, *(yrn, k1, yrn, k4) rep from * to last 3sts, k3              73sts
Rows 14, 15, 16     As rows 10, 11, 12      
Row 17                   K8, *(yrn, k1, yrn, k6) rep from * to last 2sts, k2              91sts
Rows 18, 19, 20     As rows 10, 11, 12 
Rows 21 & 22         Knit
Row 23                   K2, yrn, k2 tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Row 24                   Knit
Row 25                   K14, cast off 18sts, k26, cast off 18sts, k13
Row 26                   Knit                                                  55sts
Row 27                   K4, (k3, m1) to last 6sts, k6   OR you can do it this way ~
                              K4, (k2, kfb) to last 6sts, k6
Row 28                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                      70sts
**
Row 29         S1, k5, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 30        
S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4       
Row 31        
S1, knit to end

Row 32        
S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 33         S1, knit to end
Row 34        
S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4        **
Repeat from ** to ** once more
Row 41         S1, k5, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 42         S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4       
Knit 5 rows

Cast off loosely               
Darn away ends               
Sew on buttons
 
Carla Premature Baby Top                         Small Premature

Small Premature Baby Top   ~  Width 11",   Length  6" 
20 – 22g DK yarn
4mm needles
2 small buttons
 
This little baby top is knitted top-down
Tips:
     Cast off loosely on row25 for the cap sleeves – if you find this difficult – use a larger needle          
  
     Version 2
         
Cast on 37sts
Rows 1 & 2            Knit
Row 3                    K2, yrn, k2 tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5             Knit
Row 6                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7                     Knit
Row 8                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9                     K6, *(yrn, k1, yrn, k2) rep from * to last 4sts,k4     55sts   
Row 10                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                   Knit
Row 12                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                   K7, *(yrn, k1, yrn, k4) rep from * to last 3sts, k3     73sts
Rows 14, 15, 16     As rows 10, 11, 12      
Row 17                   K8, *(yrn, k1, yrn, k6) rep from * to last 2sts, k2     91sts
Rows 18, 19, 20     As rows 10, 11, 12 
Rows 21 & 22         Knit
Row 23                   K2, yrn, k2 tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Row 24                   Knit
Row 25                   K14, cast off 18sts, k26, cast off 18sts, k13
Row 26                   Knit                                                                      55sts
Row 27                   K4, (k3, m1) to last 6sts, k6   OR you can do it this way ~
                              K4, (k2, kfb) to last 6sts, k6
Row 28                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                         70sts
Row 29                   Knit
Row 30                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 5 times more
Row 41                   S1, k5, * yrn, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
Row 42                   S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4       
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely               
Darn away ends               
Sew on buttons
 

 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
 However, please do not copy my patterns
 Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.