Thursday, March 22, 2012

Delivery # 3

This delivery will have to go through the Postal Service.  No GYN is needed.  Just a box and some tape.  Address label is also necessary.  The box is stuffed and ready to go.  It has Preemie blankets, cuddle sacs and matching hats, demise gowns and matching hats, and hats, lots of hats.  By the time I filled the box, my container of crocheted things was just about empty.  This delivery is going to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pa.  My next job is to go into mass production again!

New hat tomorrow!

Have a good one.....Nan

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hat with Brim

Hat With Brim

Patons Beehive Baby Sport Hush-a-bye Ombre, Size G hook, small amount pink for trim.

Fpdc - Front post double crochet stitch.

Row 1:  Ch 4 and join with sl st to make a circle.  Ch 3, counts as 1 dc, 15 dc in center of circle.  Join to ch 3.  Do not turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3. 1 dc in next st.  Fpdc in same st.  *1 dc in next 2 st, fpdc in same st.* around.  Join in top of ch 3.  8 posts, 16 dc.

Row 3:  Ch 3.  1 dc in next two st, fpdc in post, * 1 dc in next 3 st, fpdc in next post* around.  Join in top of ch 3.  8 posts, 24 dc.

Row 4:  Ch 3.  1 dc in next 3 sts, fpdc around fpdc. *1 dc in next 4 st, fpdc in next post* around.  Join in top of ch 3. 

Row 5 to 8:  Repeat row 4.

Row 9:  Ch 4, skip 1 st, *dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st.* around.

Row 1 of Brim:  Slip st into ch 1 space.  Ch 6, 1 dc in same space, * dc, ch 3, dc in next space* around.  Join to top of ch 6 in 3rd ch space.

Row 2:  Slip st into ch 3 space.  Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same space, * 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next space* around.  Join in top of ch 3.  End off.

Row 3:  Trim.  Attach pink yarn in and dc, ch 2, 1 sc in each dc, sc, ch 2, sc in all ch 2 spaces to form a peak.  Attach to beginning ch 2 and end off.  Weave all ends in.   

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Just returned from vacation.  As soon as I get back in the groove I will post more patterns.  Thank you.

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

Friday, March 2, 2012


Here is a picture of the latest hats I have made.  I add buttons and different things.  There is a button in the center of the flower to set it off.  The curley cue hat is the rose colored one in the right corner.  It is easy to do.  The yarns now a days must be seen and felt to see if they are 4 ply, 3 ply or sport, or baby yarn.  They now use # 1, 2, 3, 4.  I like the 2 & 3, for all  my projects but some are listed as # (sport) and they are really 4 (worsted).  Not complaining because I will use it anyway! 

Have a good one.....Nan

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Curly cues

I was experimenting with different embellishments on the hats and did curly cues on the top.  I chained 20 and attached the chain to the top of the hat, then chained 20 more.  I put 3 sc in each ch on both ends of the chain.  It curled by its self.  If you don't want a curl you can unravel it to give it a different design.  Make at least 4 of these for the top of the hat.  Will post a pix.

Have a good one.....Nan