Monday, April 28, 2014

Just Saying Hi!

Hello to all who stop by.  So glad you have come for a visit.  Hope you like  all the patterns.  I am keeping busy making hats, gowns and fleece blankets.  I am also trying to add new NICU's to the ones I supply now.  I still have lots of yarn and fleece and add to my stash frequently. 

Soon I hope to post some new patterns, so be sure to stop back and check.

Have a good one.....Nan......

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Already

Hello to all.  I didn't think it was this long since I have posted.  I have been in and out of the hospital this year.  I spent New Years in the hospital, and 9 days after that. 

I am continuing to make hats and fleece blankets for the Preemies.  Just sent 4 boxes out last week.  A social Worker from a Florida NICU contacted me wanting to know if I could send them things.  Yes, the box was sent in 2 days.  I feel great knowing that I am helping these tiny tots.  I am working on a new bodice and when all the bugs are out I will post it.  I do hope everyone is enjoying the site and the patterns.  Remember to give me credit if you post them anywhere. 

If you want to donate money for postage, I would appreciate it.  Yes, I still use my own money for yarn, fleece and postage.  I will continue this project as long as I can.

Here's hoping everyone has a Happy Easter.  Give a loved one a hug.

Have a good one.....Nan......

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Moving Along

Wow! Is it really December and the end of another year?  This year has brought good and bad to us, but I get up in the morning and thank God I am still here. 

Ruffle scarf season has started.  I had some made up before I handed the bag to Stacy.  Take them to work and sell them.  So far so good.  All the money still goes into the Preemie fund for fleece and yarn.  If anyone is interested I can post pics of the scarves.  The weather is suppose to turn cold so maybe I can start hibernating with my yarn.  Stay warm.

Have a good one.....Nan...

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thank you!!!!

I Have been blogging on this site almost two years now.  It all started with a few hats, then I added blankets, gowns and cuddle sacs.  I often wondered if there was really a need for these things.  Then I found out there was.  I started a facebook account first.  Then laying in bed one night, I knew I had to start a blog.  At 2:00 in the morning I am in the living room trying to start another blog, wondering if anyone will really visit.  I know that these patterns are needed because I looked for some patterns and they were all the same.  These babies need hats for their heads, tiny blankets of their size, little gowns for the babies that don't stay very long, pretty ones not plain.  I never thought I would get so many followers and even on Facebook I have 400 followers. 

I want to thank each and every one of you for following me, for making and donating things to the Preemies, and for making this site a success.

Recently a Hospital contacted me saying they were in need of hats and blankets.  I have been working on hats and blankets in every spare moment.  I now have a mountain of blankies and quite a few hats ready to be sent.  So call your local NICU and see if they are in need and get busy.

                                               Thank you all.

Have a good one.....Nan......    

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hats! Hats!

Hello to all my lovely followers and to all the people who stop by.  I know a lot of you use the patterns and I am glad that you do.  There is really a need in all communities for hats and gowns for the tiny babies.  If there is anyone out there who would like to donate hats or gowns or even crocheted blankets to Grandma Nancy's Attic contact me.  I can always use the help.  Also if you know of a NICU that is in need, let me know.  Thank you in advance.  Hope to hear from you.

Have a good one.....Nan..

Friday, October 18, 2013

Christmas Hats

       Halloween hats have been sent.   Christmas hats are on the crochet hook.   Just keep the yarn coming and I am happy.  At least some things will be ready for Christmas.  I also have some Christmas blankets ready too.  Waiting for the fabric to go on sale next week to get more.  Will post pics for everyone to see,                        

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Continue To Make Items

Hello everyone.  Just an update for everyone.  On occasion I run out and go to all the craft stores around here.  Joann Fabric is # 1 on my list.  Next I hit A C Moores.  Michael's is next.  Occasionally I stop at Hobby Lobby.  Then I go home and it is usually two trips to the car to empty out.  There is always a new fleece or yarn that I don't have.  Christmas fleece should be coming soon. 

I have been sending to NICU's all over.  I get plenty of requests on my Facebook site ~ Crochet Preemie Hats ~ for blankets at NICU's that are really in need of hats, blankets and gowns.  One Hospital is in need of Swaddling blankets that have Velcro closures.  A new item for me.  I have found them a few.  If anyone is interested in sending some give me a holler.  I am looking for some help with Halloween hats and Christmas hats.  In the mean time it is crocheting or sewing in all my spare time.  I just love it!

Have a good one.....Nan....

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Boy's Gown Preemie

Hi everyone.  I know that in the beginning of the month I said I was posting a new pattern soon.  Sorry it took so long but lots of things have been going on here.  I am CEO of three households in one house.  So sometimes the best laid plans are railroaded, this being one of them.  So here goes:

Boys Gown  2 to 3 pound Preemie

 Lions Brand Jamie Yarn in white, 1 skein of blue, or any sport 3 ply yarn, # 3 .
Size 8 hook.                   
Ribbon of color of your choice.

 Bodice

Row 1: Chain 30.  Skip 2 chains. 1 hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in next 3 ch.  In next ch 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc.  1 hdc in next 4 ch.  1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc.  1 hdc in next 8 ch. 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next ch.  1 hdc in next 4 ch, 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next ch.  1 hdc in next 4 ch.  Ch 2.  Turn.

Row 2:  Skip 1st st.  1 hdc in each st (4 st) to ch 1 space.  *1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in ch 1 space, 1 hdc in each hdc to ch 1 space, * repeat * to * to end.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 3 to 4: Repeat row 2. 

Row 5:  Skip 1 hdc. 1 hdc in next hdc to ch 1 space. 1 hdc, ch 2 in ch 1 space. Skip next hdc to next ch 1 space, and join with 1 hdc.  Armhole made.  1 hdc in next hdc to next ch 1 space. hdc in ch 1 space ch 2.  Skip hdc to next ch 1 space.  1 hdc in ch 1 space.  1 hdc in remaining stitches. 

Skirt

Row 1: Change to blue yarn.  Ch 3, in next st 1 dc, next st 2 dc. * 1 dc in next two sts, 2 dc in next st.* Work in this pattern across each ch 2 spaces.  Ch 3, turn.  55 dc. 

Row 2: Skip next dc. 1 dc in next st, *ch 3, skip next st, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip a st, 1 dc in next 3 sts *  Repeat * to * across.  End with 1 dc in last 2 sts. Ch 3 turn.

Row 3:  1 dc in next st, *ch 1, 1 sc in first ch 3 space, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 space, ch 1. 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next, 1 dc in next,* Repeat * to * to end of row.  End with 1 dc in last two sts.  Ch 3 turn.

Row 4 : 1 dc in 2nd st , * Ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, 1 dc in next 4 dc.*  Repeat * to * to end with 1 dc in last 2 dc.  Ch 3 turn

Row 5:  1 dc in next st, * ch 1 in ch 3 space, sc, ch 3, 1 dc in next 4 dc.* Repeat * to * across.  End with 1 dc in last 2 dc.  Ch 3 turn. 

Row 6 to 16 or desired length.  Repeat rows 4 and 5.  End off. 

Sleeve

Row 1:  Attach blue yarn in second chain for sleeve.  Ch 3.  Work 1 dc in next 2 sts.  *Ch 3 miss 1 st, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 1 st , 1 dc in next 3 sts*  Repeat * to * around.  End with 1 dc in next st.  Join to top of ch 3.  Ch 4, turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, *1 sc in next ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in next 3 dc, Ch 1*  Repeat * to * around.  Join last st to 3rd ch in ch 4.  Ch 3.   Repeat row 1 and 2 till 5 rows are complete.

Trim: Attach white to bottom of garment, Ch 1.  Working evenly in dc and ch in last row, sc in next st, ch 1, *sc in next 2 sts, ch 1.* to corner, 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc in each corner. Work pattern up opening to neckline.  Neckline  ~ 1 sc in each ch to corner.  Work evenly down other side then finish bottom trim.  Join to ch 1.  End off and hide tails.

Attach white to sleeve the same as garment.  Using 2 sc, ch 1, put trim around each arm.




Hat

Row 1: Ch 4, join to form a circle.  Ch 3.  Crochet 11 more dc in circle.  Join to top of ch 3.  Ch 3.

Row 2:  1 dc in same place as ch 3, 2 dc in each dc of prior row.  24 dc.  Join to top of ch 3.  Ch 3

Row 3:  1 dc in next two dc, *ch 3, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next 3 dc.* Around.  Join row.  Ch 3.

Row 4:  1 dc in next 2 dc, *ch 1, 1 sc in ch 3 space, ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3 space, ch 1, 1 dc in next three dc*  Repeat around.  Join to ch 3.  Ch 3.

Repeat row 3 and 4 once then end off.  Attach white yarn and trim hat with same pattern as gown.  End off.  Hide and trim all ends.

Weave ribbon in row 1 of bodice and row 1 of skirt.  The opening can be used in front or back.  Very versatile. Works up fast once you get the pattern.  Let me know how you like it.

Have a good one......Nan......












Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Pattern Coming

I am creating a new dress pattern.  It is coming out well and I should be able to post it soon. 

Have a good one..........Nan.....

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Memory Boxes

I know some women know what Memory Boxes are.  I never really did until I started making preemie hats.  The first time I had a request for hats for the boxes I wasn't sure what they needed.  It took quite a bit of communicating to get it right.  Now I get requests and I know exactly what is needed.  Tiny hats and 12 x 12 fleece blankets are the right things for the boxes.  It gives the parents something to hold to remind them of the little one they lost.  As soon as I get some made up, out the door they go.  It really is rewarding to do this. 

I still haven't run out of yarn ~ don't tell them that I buy more weekly.  I can't run out.  Those babies count on me!



                                                   Here is an assortment that goes out.

Have a good one.....Nan...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

1,000 Blankets

When I first started this project, I told everyone I wanted to have a goal of 1,000 blankets.  I never thought I could really do it.  My latest stats are hats ~ 933, blankets ~ 1212, cuddle sacs ~ 42, and gowns ~ 53.  Yes, I made my goal, and no, I am not stopping.  Now these totals are only items I have sent to all different states, Canada and England.  I do try to keep my inventory going and it seems as soon as I get my items done, someone has a need.  Really, I am glad.  I still supply the local hospitals, a few in other states, and some ladies are doing boxes for bereaved parents.  They request small hats and 12 x 12 blankets to place in the boxes.  Since I pay for all of my own materials and yarns, I request postage.  If at any time anyone wants to help let me know.  I do have a few ladies that have donated items to send.  So I send a big "Thank You" to all.

Have a good one......Nan...  

Monday, January 7, 2013

Keeping Busy

I am very happy with the progress of this blog.  I can't believe how many requests I get for items.  I am supplying quite a few hospitals with blankets and hats.  Some request things from others and they send me a request and I send them items.  I even got cards to attach to the crocheted items.  I wanted something smaller so I got my tiny doll out and designed a gown for him.  Oh it came out cute.  Attached is a picture of a Preemie and Micro preemie gown.  It still amazes me that there are babies that small. 

So if anyone else out there is thinking of doing the same ~ go ahead, you are needed out there.  Good luck.

Have a good one.....Nan..

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year

Happy New Year to everyone.  Hope your year has started off well.  I continue my effort to make lots of items for the Preemies.  I have fleece to cut and sew, yarn that needs to go from a skein to an item for the babies and in between make scarves to sell.  I bet if I really tried I could crochet in my sleep.  I have made a few stitches with my eyes closed!  We now have snow and it has turned cold.  I am perfectly content to sit and watch the birds and crochet at the same time.  In the mean time...
Have a good one......Nan.  Thanks for stopping by, come back soon! 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

Hello everyone.  It is Christmas Eve and all is quiet here.  We have no small children in the house so it really is quiet.  We are also awaiting an inch or two of snow.  I have been working hard making ruffle scarves while my daughter sells them.  All the money has gone to buying more supplies for the preemies.  I have also just sent another box of blankets and hats out.  This one went to Kentucky.  The packages are really getting around.  I do hope to continue this project next year.  Just remember if you want to help with postage or supplies, just hit the donation button. 

For all the repeat viewers, thank you for coming back.  I am glad that this site is helping so many others pursue the same path that I am taking.  It helps so many.  I saw a picture of a tiny preemie that had passed, he had a hat on that was too big, and a crocheted square that had slits in it for his little arms.  After seeing this I continue to make smaller hats because there is a need for them and tiny garments.  So give a hand and make others happy.  In the mean time

                                           Merry Christmas!!!!!

Have a good one.....Nan...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blueberry Gown for Preemie

Blueberry Gown for Preemie

Bernat Baby Jacquards Florals ~ Bluebell;  Lion Brand Baby Soft ~ White; Size G Hook

Fpdc = front post double crochet;  Bpdc = back post dc

Row 1:Using Bluebell,  Chain 43.  1 hdc in 3rd chain , and in next 5 chs.  1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next chain.  1 hdc in next 6 chains.  1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next ch.  1 hdc in next 13 ch, 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next ch.  1 hdc in next 6 dc, 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next ch.  1 hdc in next 6 hdc.  Ch 2.

Row 2: 1 hdc in second stitch, 1 hdc in next 5 sts, 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in ch 1 space, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 hdc in next 15 sts, 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next ch 1 space,  1 hdc in next 8 sts, 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in ch 1 space, 1 hdc in last 7 sts.  Ch 2.

Row 3: Repeat as for row 2, increasing each section of bodice.  61 hdc, Ch 2.

Row 4 to 7: Repeat row 2.   93 hdc.

Row 8: 1 hdc in each st to ch 1 space. 1 hdc in ch 1 space, ch 3, 1 hdc in next ch 1 space, 1 hdc in each st to next ch 1 space, 1 hdc in ch 1, ch 3, 1 hdc in ch 1 space, 1 hdc in each st to end.  59 hdc.

Row 9:  Ch 3, skip 1 st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, skip 1 st, dc, ch 1, dc(v-stitch) in next st, skip 1 st.* Work pattern across to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts.  Ch 3.  15 v-sts.

Row 10: 1 dc in second st. *1 Bpdc in next dc, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in ch 1 space* across to last 3 dc. 1 Bpdc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 sts.  Ch 3.

Row 11:Repeat row 9.

Row 12: Repeat row 10.  Repeat alternating rows until 23 rows are completed.  Row 24 is a repeat of row 10.  End off.

Trim:  Attach white to last row of bodice.  Ch 1, 1 sc in same spot, continue up bodice with 1 sc evenly spaced up side.  Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around neck to end, ch 1 and sc down other side of bodice.  At the end of bodice, change to Bluebell and continue with sc down side to end, ch 1, working 1 sc in each dc along bottom row, missing each ch 1 space, to end.  Ch 1 and sc up side and join to beginning of white trim.  Hide all end and trim.

Sleeves:

Attach white yarn to middle ch of underarm.  Ch 3, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in corner. *Skip 1 st, dc, ch 1, dc in next st, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st* around, 1 dc in last ch.  (6 v-sts).  Join to top of ch 3.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 2:* 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in ch 1 space, 1 Fpdc in next dc * around. End with Fpdc, skip last dc. Join to top of ch 3.  Ch 3 turn.

Row 3:  *1 dc,ch 1, 1 dc in ch 1 space, Bpdc in next dc* around.  Join to top of Ch 3, ch 3, turn.

Continue same pattern until 6 rows are completed.  Attach Bluebell and work sc in each dc for trim.  End off.  Hide ends and trim.

   Hat

Row 1: Ch 4 and join to form a circle.  Ch 3, (counts as 1 dc) 11 dc to center of circle.  Join to top of ch 3.  Ch 3.  Do not turn.

Row 2: 1 dc in same space as ch 3.  2 dc in each st around. Join to top of ch 3.  Ch 3. (24 dc)

Row 3: *Skip 1 dc, dc, ch 1, dc in next st, skip 1 st, fpdc in next st. * repeat around.  Join to top of ch 3.  Ch 3. (8 v-sts)

Row 4 to 8: *2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in ch 1 space, fpdc around next dc* around.  Join to top of ch 3.  End after 8th row.  Attach Bluebell and ch 1, 1 sc in each st and ch 1 space around hat.  Join and end.  Hide all ends and trim.

I put white ribbon in row 1 and row 8.  Cut a length to give extra room for tying.

Have a good one.....Nan..

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Busy

I have really been busy cutting and sewing all the fleece I bought for the babies.  My husband's office looks like the fleece factory but he doesn't mind.  I am also making ruffle scarves to sell.  The profits go towards the fleece.  Plus I am making hats and things in between.  No there isn't 24 hours to a day, there are more. 

I have been working on a new pattern for a gown.  Will post when it is all done. 

Thank you to those who have given me donations.  I do use it to buy more supplies.  Lots of ladies have asked for hats for "Memory Boxes" and I have been sending hats and small blankets for the boxes.  They are for the Moms who have babies born too soon or born sleeping as they say.  I still provide things for NICU'S.  The latest to get a box was St Josephs in Arizona.

Just wanted to update everyone.  I do have a site on Facebook too.  www.crochet Preemie Hats
if anyone is interested.

Have a good one.....Nan..






Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fleece Party

Black Friday is a day I don't like going out to the mall or stores.  That is the rule I lived by until Joann Fabric's flyer came in the mail!  Fleece was on sale for $2.99 a yard and then a coupon for 25% off the final total, yes I will be there as early as I can.  I was up and ready to leave by 8:00.  It's going to be great, hardly any traffic.  Don't see many people either.  When the car was parked, I noticed people coming out of the store with carts piled high with fleece.  Good, I want to get some too for the babies.  I waited for a cart and then off I went.  I headed straight for the fleece aisle.  There were some new patterns that I claimed.  A lot were missing.  I strolled up to the cutting counter to pick a number.  Mine was 71 and they were on 44!  I am in for a wait.  I stood still for a few minutes and they weren't moving customers too fast because everyone had lots of fleece to be measured in their carts. 

I went to another section of the store to get yarn for the scarves I am selling then picked a few other things up and returned to the cutting counter.  Every once in a while one of the workers would go by with a cart of fleece to return to the display and I grabbed some new ones.  It took 2 hours before it was my turn, but that was okay.  I got my pretties cut and off to the register I went.  Good thing I don't have to hide this from anyone ~ there are too many bags!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lacey Hat

Lion Brand Jamie Yarn # 3.  Blue Varigated. 
I Love This Yarn, Sport Weight, White and Lipstick for trim.
Size H hook


With main color:
Row 1: Chain 4 and join to form a circle.  Chain 3.  11 dc in circle.  Join to top of ch 3.  Do not turn. 

Row 2:  Ch 3. 1 dc in same space as joining.  2 dc in each of next 11 dc. Join to top of ch 3.  (24 dc.)

Row 3:  Chain 3, 1 fpdc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, * Ch 1, 1 dc in next st, 1 fpdc in next st, 1 dc in next st* around. (8 patterns) Join to top of ch 3.

Row 4:  Ch 3. 2 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 dc in next st.* Ch 1, 1 dc in next st, 2 fpdc in next fpdc, 1 dc in next st.* around.  (32 stitches) Join to top of ch 3.

Row 5: Ch 3, 1 fpdc in next two fpdc, 1 dc in next, *Ch 1, 1 dc in next st, 1 fpdc in next 2 fpdc, 1 dc in next st.*  Join to top of ch 3.

Row 6 to 10: Repeat row 5, then end off.   



Trim:  Attach trim color.  Ch 1, 1 sc in same space as ch 1, 1 sc in each st and ch 1 space around.  Join to first sc and end off.  Hide and cut all ends. 

Trim on white hat:  Attach red yarn.  Ch 1 in same space, skip 1 st, *5 dc in next st, skip 1 st, 1 sc in next, skip next st.  Repeat * to * around.  End off and hide ends and cut ends.

Very easy stitch. 

Have a good one.....Nan..

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Catching Up

It's been really busy here.  I have been filling orders for hats, blankets, cuddle sacs and gowns.  It got to the point I was falling behind on everything.  I had a few hats left and not much else.  Then I hit the craft stores.  One by one I bought all the pretty fleece I could find and also yarn that I didn't have.  Got some really good deals too.  I had quite a few large bags by the time I got home.  Bob just laughed.  It took a few days, but I finally got all the fleece cut and made into pretty little blankets.  Now I can sit and crochet.  I went into automatic mode.  I made quite a few hats, a few cuddle sacs, and let's not forget the gowns.  Some of the things. like the gowns are already ordered.  I have a few boxes ready to be shipped, one is going to England.  Yes, I am still enjoying what I am doing and will keep it up as long as I can.   So please keep the donations coming.  I really appreciate the help.  Tomorrow if my camera will let me, I will post a new hat pattern I just made yesterday.....

Have a good one.....Nan..

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Updating

Well we survived The Halloween Superstorm Sandy.  This storm had many different names.  I am just glad it is gone from here.  Our power and phones went out, so I had a bit of time to clean up some of my projects.  I have a few hats for adults to finish up, scarves are also on the list.  I am selling them to get some funds for the preemie hats. 

This project has really started to get off the ground.  I am getting requests for hats and blankets for Memory bags.  It's so nice to be able to help. 

Have a good one.....Nan..

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Pattern

Stay tuned.  I should be putting a new hat pattern on in the next few days.

Have a good one.....Nan

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I need some help Fund Drive

I need a little bit of help.  In order to continue offering my patterns free, I could use some help with donations for the use of the patterns.  I want to continue to help all the Preemies that I send things to so I am having a Fund Drive.  If you would be kind enough to donate, just hit the donate button on the right side of this blog.  I do love seeing how many people come to see this blog.  If everyone donated one dollar I could reach out to many more babies.  I get quite a few requests for hats and blankets but the cost of postage has gone up.  So if you can help I would appreciate it.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Spread the word.

Have a good one.....Nan..

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Snuck Out

I watched and waited and when no one was looking I grabbed the keys and ran to the car.  Slowly I backed out of the driveway, not wanting to get anyone's attention.  I am heading to Joann's Fabric.  I wanted to buy more fleece for the babies.  I filled 4 orders today and my finished one are dwindling.  Upon arriving at the store I grab a cart with full intentions of filling it up.  Ah, this is soft, this one too.  Then I spotted two bolts up above and the sales lady got them for me.  Then they were cut, and when all were finished there wasn't much room left in the cart.  Yes, I also threw some other things in there too.  It was all on sale and I had a coupon for 30% off the total order.  I did good but now I have four bags, three of which are fleece.  They will know where I went.  My phone hasn't made a sound.  Maybe they don't know I'm gone.   
All the pretties in the bags!

On arriving home, there they were at the front door waiting to see what pretties I bought for the babies today.  They love what I am doing.

Have a good one.....Nan


Monday, October 15, 2012

Shopping

Went and did a little shopping for yarn and fleece today.  I got all of the fleece cut up so I can start sewing tomorrow.  I haven't touched my hook today at all.  Try to do better tomorrow.

On the brighter side, I did mail out some boxes today.  2 went to NICU's with Halloween hats and Christmas hats, another had blankets and hats and went to a lady that is giving out boxes to Mothers who won't take babies home because the baby was born sleeping.  The last box went to Brighter Days ~ it had onesies, sleepers blankets and sleepers.  This lady is starting a home for pregnant teens.  Good luck to both ladies. 

I have received a donation and want to thank that person for thinking of my project.  I do buy everything myself and pay for all my own postage.  I am retired and don't have an income anymore, so all donations are appreciated.  I am enjoying doing this and don't want to stop.  Please if you can send a donation.  Thank you from all the babies.

Have a good one.....Nan..

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pumpkin or Santa Hats

Pumpkin or Santa Hat

I Love This Yarn ~ Sport Weight ~ Orange & Dark Olive for Pumpkin & Lipstick & White for Santa Hats
Size G hook 

Row 1:  Chain 4 and join to make a circle.  Ch 3, counts as 1 dc.  11 dc in circle, join to top of ch 3.  Do not turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, 1 dc in same space, 2 dc in each dc from prior row.  24 dc.  Join to top of ch 3.  Do not turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, 1 sc in same space, * ch 3, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next space* to last dc, ch 2, 1 hdc in 1st sc to join round.  Ch 1.  Turn each row now. 

Row 4: 1 sc in first ch 3 space, *ch 3, 1 sc in ch 3 space to end.  Join row by ch 2, then put a hdc in ch 1 in beginning of row.

Repeat Row 4  for 4 more rows.  End main color.

Row 9:  Attach trim color.  Ch 2, counts as 1 hdc,* 2 hdc in ch 3, 1 hdc in sc* around.  Join to top of ch 2.  End off.  Hide and cut all tails.  ( You can also use a sc instead of a hdc for trim.)

Add a pom pom in contrasting color to top of hat.  Quick and easy.

Have a good one.....Nan..