Thursday, December 6, 2012

Starfish Beanie from Seaweed and Raine

Today we have Sheree from Seaweed and Raine sharing how to make a super-cute knitted beanie! I'm no knitter, but I sure wish I was so I could make some of these for baby gifts!

Hi There! I'm Sheree from Seaweed & Raine and I'm so delighted be a part of Jenilyn's Becoming Mommy series here at Grits and Giggles. It's only been a few months since I welcomed our gorgeous little boy into our family making it a family of five, and since he was a winter baby it gave me the perfect excuse to break out the knitting needles and make him something scrumptiously soft to help keep him snugly and warm.

Today I want to share with you the pattern I made specially for our Baby Starfish.
Without further ado, I give you...

The Sunflower Starfish Baby Beanie

Fits from birth to 3 months approx.
4 ply baby yarn (I used Cleckheaton Cocoon, that I had in my stash)
3.5mm Double Pointed Needles (The yarn wrapper says 3.25mm, but I tend to knit tightly with 4ply)
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle for sewing up the top of beanie

Cast on 100 stitches. I like the long tail method for this.
Place the stitches evenly over 3 of the DPN's and add stitch marker. (I place the first stitch on the last needle, and the last on the first, thereby crossing the threads and making a loop (you could also use circular needles if they are short enough).
Work 10 rows of 2x1 rib*
Work 20 rows of knit stitch (stst)
Begin decreases
Knit 8 stitches K2tog
Knit 1 row
Knit 7 stitches K2tog
Knit 1 row
Knit 6 stitches K2tog
Knit 1 row
Knit 5 stitches K2tog
Knit 1 row
Knit 4 stitches K2tog
Knit 1 row
Knit 3 stitches K2tog
Knit 1 row
Knit 2 stitches K2tog
Knit 1 row
Knit 1 stitches K2tog
Knit 1 row
Knit 2 stitches together till the end of row

Thread tapestry needle and stitch through remaining loops, fastening off after 2 rounds (I like to know it's going to be secure).

* You could also do variations like 2x2 rib. I have also done a 4x4 for a bigger size that made for his older brother.

(P.S. This is the first time I've ever written a beanie pattern - so if you find any glitches, please let me know.)

Some of my other favourite Mommy/Baby related posts are Lux Lovey with Taggy Feature.

The Maternity Maxi Skirt - which was so easy to put together - even though I have  never sewn with knit fabric before.

Adjustable Baby Bib  for when the dribbles start and the first solid food is on the menu.

Baby Cloche - I love making these to gift to friends who have little girls!

Baby Muklucks  for something a little more funky than traditional booties...

Plus there are even more cool baby related things!

Stop on by some time - I'd love have you visit.

Sheree xxx

Thanks so much for stopping by Sheree!

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