Wednesday, September 25, 2013

BABYS PUMPKIN BEANIE

BABY'S PUMPKIN BEANIE


SIZE:  Approximately 13-15 inches, depth about 6.5 inches
Kid's is HERE.

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn, approximately 1.5 ounces orange
Worsted weight yarn small amount brown or green
I (5.5 mm) crochet hook (if you crochet loosely use a H hook)
G (4.5 mm) crochet hook for stem and tendril
Tapestry needle

NOTES:
1.  Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2.  Should fit most babies.
3.  When joining with a slip stitch, pull the slip stitch tight.
4.  Do not count the ch 2 at beginning of rounds as a dc.
5.  On the very last round don’t join with a slip stitch but use your tapestry needle for the invisible fasten off.
6.  Cap in photo was crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver:  Beanie = Carrot, Stem = Tea Leaf .

ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet
Ea = each
St -= stitch
Sts = stitches
Sc = single crochet
Sc2tog = single crochet two together
Hdc = half double crochet
Fphdc = front post half double crochet

INSTRUCTIONS:

ROUND 1: Ch 3, working over tail, 12 dc in first ch.  Join with a slipstitch in first st.  (12 sts)

ROUND 2:  Ch 2, dc and sc in same st as join, 2 dc in next st.  *Dc and sc in next st, 2 dc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first st. (24 sts)

ROUND 3:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, sc in next st.  *2 Dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, sc in next st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first st.  (36 sts)

ROUND 4:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in next st, sc in next st.  *2 Dc in next st, dc in 2 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, sc in next st..    Repeat from * 4 times.  2 Dc in next st, dc in next 2 st   Join with a slipstitch in first dc. (48 sts)

ROUND 5:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in 2 st.  *Sc in next st, 2 dc in next st,   dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in 2 st.    Repeat from * 4 times.  Sc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in 3 st.   Join with a slipstitch in first st. (60 sts)

ROUND 6:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in 3 st.  *Sc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in 4 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in 3 st.  Repeat from * 4 times.  Sc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in 4 st. Join with a slipstitch in first st. (72 sts)

ROUND 7:  Ch 2, 2 dc in same st as join, dc in 4 st.  *Sc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in 5 st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 st..    Repeat from * 4 times.  Sc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in 5 st. Join with a slipstitch in first st. (84 sts)


ROUND 8-10:  Ch 2, dc in same st as join and next 5 st.   *Sc in next st, dc in 13 st.   Repeat from * 4 times.   Sc in next st, dc in next 7 st   Join with a slipstitch in first st. (84 sts)

ROUND 11:  Ch 1, *sc2tog.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first st.  (42 sts)

ROUNDS 12-14:  Ch 1, *sc in ea st.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a slipstitch in first st.  (42 sts)

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

STEM:
Using G (4.5 mm) hook.

Ch 2, 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hook.  Do not join.

Working in continuous rounds, *sc in next st, fphdc in next st.  Repeat from * until stem is about 1.5 inches.  You should have 4 raised ridges, 

Fill stem with a small amount of Polyfil or other stuffing material.

TENDRIL:

Slipstitch in next st (remember to pull it tight).   Ch 15, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch.  Slipstitch in same st where first slipstitch was made.

Fasten off leaving about an 8 inch tail to sew to center top of cap.  Sew stem and tendril to top of hat centering over beginning hdc (I went twice around).  Pull tail to inside and tie in an overhand knot with the beginning tail.



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