Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hat, Hats and lots more free patterns for hats!

Someone wrote with a question about this pattern so I thought I would post the entire pattern here and answer her question: It's about this one:

Bev's Baby Ribs Hat

Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2006 - All Rights Reserved

Size 3 needles
1 oz sport or baby yarn

Cast on 60 sts for 3-4 lb preemie (70 sts for newborn)

K2, p2 to end of row Do this for 40 rows (44 rows)
Decrease 1 row : k2, k2 tog through back loops.

Purl next row Decrease 2 row:
Decrease row 2: *k1, k2 tog through back lps across

Repeat dec * row 2 until 11 sts remain End - Cut yarn leaving a 14" tail. Run needle and yarn through remaining sts on needle. Pull to draw shut. Sew side seam, Add pompom to top if desired.

Esh's question: "
I'm not sure I'm doing the decreases right. Do I repeat from the first decrease row - k2, k2tog tbl - or just the k1, k2tog decrease row? " Good question cos it is written a little funky in the original so I changed the ending a bit. I tend to do that sometimes-- I know what I mean and it's hard to write down. With this one you are repeating the decrease row with the * in it, so it's the 2nd deecrease row. -----------------------

Here's another pattern for you and some places who need them!

Bev's Baby Seed Cap

Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2006 - All Rights Reserved in small newborn and preemie sizes

1 oz Caron Simply Soft yarn
CO 63 sts (53 sts)
Rows 1-8 Knit 1, purl 1 across the row, ending each row on knit 1.
This forms the seed st brim.
Rows 9-26: Stockinette st (knit 1 row, purl 1 row)
Row 27 Decrease Rows: *K1, k2 tog into back of st.
Repeat from * across.
Row 28: purl
Row 29: Repeat row 27

Repeat this pattern of a decrease row and then a purl row until there are about 12 sts left. Purl across. Cut yarn leaving a 14" tail for the side seam..
Run needle and yarn through remaining sts on needle. Pull to draw shut to form the top.
Sew side seam. You can add pompom to top although many hospitals don't want those now if you are making the preemie sized hats.

(from start of decrease to end, is only about 1 1/2")


There will be many babies born this winter, and some will be tiny preemies who will need a hat in the hospital and need one or 2 to go home when they hit that magic 4 lbs or so. I hope you will make a few to donate to a hospital near you or to one on the list. You know, I have some great yarns in my 'yarn stash page'-- you can purchase them at JoAnns, but clicking on my links to do that sure helps me with family and internet expenses. And here is a crocheted hat for those of you who love to crochet.
BEV'S Stripey Newborn or Preemie HAT
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2003 All Rights Reserved

Size G hook Hat should be 10.5" circumference and 6" tall
(F hook for preemie 8.5" across and 4.5" tall for medium preemie)
and soft sport yarn or baby yarn (not fingering)

Ch 35 (28)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn. 34 sts (27 sts)
Row 2: Sc in back loops only in each st across row. Ch 1 and turn.
Rows 3- 50 (44): Repeat row 2. End off leaving 15" tail to stitch side seam. Hat should measure 10.5" across before stitching to fit a newborn.
Fold in half widthwise and whip-stitch seam shut.

Top of hat: Rnd 1: With right side out, make 50 (44) sc sts around the top of hat. Join with sl st to first sc made on top of hat. Ch 1 but do not turn. Rnd 2: Sc in each of the 50 (44) sc. Join with st st and ch 1. Rnd 3: Sc in 1st sc, *(sc 2 tog, sc in next st) repeat from * around. Rnd 4: Sc 2 tog around. Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 4. Then end off and add a pompom if you wish.

AND-- a loomed one!!! WOO HOO!!

Bev's Double Newborn Hat
Copyright 2004, 2006 Beverly A. Qualheim - All Rights Reserved
These hats turned out SO cute! Took me about an hour to make, so not bad and certainly faster than knitting by hand. Really warm too. These can be made with any size looms (newborn to adult) by adjusting the amount of yarn needed.
Bev's Double hats
'In The Attic' Newborn hat Loom
2 oz total of 3 different colored Simply Soft BRITES Yarns

With 1st color, E-wrap twice around loom, using 2 strands.
Single knit 15 rows, 1 over 1.
Change colors, cutting off old color and tying in the new one. (This will form the brim on both hats.)
Single knit 11 rows.
Change colors to our final color.
Single knit 15 rows.
knitting off brim
Turn up the 'brim' which actually is the inside/reversable hat!
Knit off the 'brim' as usual, cut the yarn into a 12" tail.

Remove the hat from the loom using the gathered method. This makes a gorgeous hat for a new baby to wear! Choose any 3 colors to make this hat, and reverse the hat so you have 2 hats.

And a Child's Double Hat - fits a preschooler to age 10
Make it the same as the newborn one above, but with the following changes:
Use BABY Hat loom 31 pegs (Tell 'em Bev sent you)
Do 20 rows in the first color 16 rows in the 2nd color 20 rows in the 3rd color.

Go to a bunch of BEV'S knitting loom patterns


Oh yes, I had to post a photo my friend Terri sent to me of Donny Osmond and I in Toronto:

And... our Trunk or Treat Van from last week! We had a blast. It was a fishing trunk where kids threw the 'line' over the scene of the ocean, and my kids were back there attaching candy to the clothes pin on the end of the line! Kids came back 3 and 4 times!!

HUG the ones you love!!


esh said...

Thanks so much for answering my question so quickly! Wow! That is the way I had been doing it, but I never managed to end up with 11 stitches on my needles, so I was a little confused, lol! After repeating that decrease row a few times I would come to the end of the row, having just done a k2tog, and have 2 stitches remaining. There were 12 stitches on my right needle. So I decided to k2tog and pull it together with 13 stitches.

Anyways, do you have any favorite way to seam up these little hats? I'm still rather new at all this ...

Marla said...

Wow Bev, thanks for the knitting patterns!! I think maybe I am brave enough to try them now that I have the ribbing and purls down (soon as I finish the ones I am working on now that is). My knitting's coming along really fast- just haven't gotten anyone I know around here to actually show me some other things I need to know yet. A couple of internet tutorials helped but it isn't the same.

The trunk or treat was cute! They do that some in our area but usually just plain out of car trunks. Trick or treat usually prevails since the mall quit doing it ages ago.

Nan said...

Hi Bev! I just came across your blog through Google Alerts...and WOW! I remember you from the Os-Family's web sites. This is a great blog...even tho I don't knit or crochet! lol But I love what you are doing.

I am LDS - because of the Osmonds. I also live in Provo for a little while and got to know them just a little. Decorated Donny's house when Brandon was born. Planning on seeing Beauty and the Beast on Dec. 9.

I love your little dog. I have had to Lhasa Apso's....loved them. But the fur....ugh....let it grow over the winter and then had it shaved for the summer.

What exactly is a Ward Humanitarian Project Leader? (I mean, I get the drift, but we don't have that calling available herein upstate NY) Wouldn't it fall under Relief Society?

bevq said...

Hi Nan
It's actually a Stake thing. Not really an official 'calling' by name. I was just asked by the Stake in December last year if I would head up a committee of RS presidents and ward humanitarian leaders to run a year long project. It's my job to motivate the entire stake- thousands of women- to make things, tie quilts, put together kits, serve the people locally etc-- to catch the vision of Humanitarian aid.

You can see a bit more of what we have been doing here:

=) Great to hear from you Nan!! Hope you will be back to my blog. I have some earlier photos of the Osmonds in an earlier blog post too.