Monday, 29 February 2016

Ventilator Baby Bonnet - Crochet & Knit


I just made this sweet crochet baby bonnet  - the little flap is so that babies in hospital can be scanned easily. I believe these are also known as ventilation bonnets.




The instructions were given to me - but sadly I am not really sure who wrote the pattern - and I really want to share a link so that some of you might make some too.............

So can you help ? Do you know if this pattern belongs to a designer / or a charity group ?  I tried to find the source on google and pinterest without any luck. Please leave me a comment if you can help.

UPDATE

This pattern was written by a talented crafter called Vanessa Heywood. 
Happily, she has given me permission to share it with you. Thank you Vanessa.


Crochet flap bonnet (Vanessa Heywood)

Use 4mm with DK or 3.5mm with 4ply

Chain 4, join to form ring

1-Chain 3 (counts as 1st stitch on all rows) and 11 trebles into ring, join to top of ch3 (12 sts)

2-Chain 3, treble into same place, work 2 trebles in each stitch, join to top of ch3 (24 sts)

3-Chain 3, 2 trebles into next st (1 treble, 2 trebles into next sts) repeat around, join to top of ch3 (36 sts)

4-Chain 3, 1 treble, 2 trebles into next st (treble in next 2 sts then 2 trebles into next sts) repeat to last 3 sts (44 sts). Leave last 3 sts un-worked and turn. (this is the ‘back’ of the bonnet finished, now we will work the ‘sides’)

5-6-Work 2 more rows of trebles on these 44 sts

Chain 3, treble next 16 sts, TURN

Work 2 more rows trebles on these 17 sts, then fasten off

With the piece you have just worked on the right and the tail at the top, join yarn to next un-worked stitch from row 6 (now we will work the ‘flap’)

Chain 3, treble into same st, treble in next 8 sts, 2 trebles into next st (12 sts) TURN

Work 2 more rows trebles on these 12 sts, then fasten off (we do not need to work a button hole, the button simply pokes between the sts)

With the piece you have just worked on the right and the tail at the top, join yarn to next un-worked stitch from row 6 (now we will work the other ‘side’)

Chain 3, treble to end, TURN

Work 2 more rows trebles on these 17 sts, TURN

Now we join the 2 side pieces together and work the border

Chain 1 (does not count as 1st st), double crochet (DC) into same st, DC across (17 sts),  chain 10, then DC across the sts from the other ‘side’ piece (NOT the flap) (34 sts plus 10 chain) TURN

Chain 1, DC into same st and next st, (chain 1 , miss 1 st, DC into next 2 sts) repeat to end TURN

Work 1 row of trebles, then work a row of DC around the whole piece (2 DC into sides of trebles and 1 DC into sides of DCs) fasten off

Sew in ends, sew ribbons onto corners of bonnet for fastening and a button onto top/middle of border below where the flap ends.



I did also find a knitted version at ~ 


http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ventilator-bonnet-with-knitted-ties



Pease check with your local NICU that they are able to use this before making,
as not all places are able to.
 
 

 
 
  

Friday, 26 February 2016

Lazy Daisy Angel Gown


Well .... once I started to write the instructions for angel baby burial gowns ..... I really had to add this .......
hope you like it - the Lazy Daisy Angel Gown.


Lazy Daisy Angel Gown



Lazy Daisy Angel Gown        

Size ~

Width  11",   Length  8½" 

 

Requires ~

 

20g – 22g 4ply yarn,   3.25mm needles

 

This sweet little Angel Gown can be fastened with either 3 tiny buttons ~ or a length of ribbon.       

If you are using the ribbon closers – omit the buttonholes from rows 3, 19 and 35              

 

Cast on 37sts

 

Rows 1 & 2       Knit

Row 3               K2, yrn, k2tog (this makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Rows 4 & 5       Knit

Row 6               K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7               K6, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                            55sts   
 
Row 8               K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 9               K6, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                           73sts

Row 10             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 11             K6, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                           91sts

Row 12             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 13             K6, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k2) rep from * to last 4sts, k4                           109sts

Row 14             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Rows 15 - 18    Knit

Row 19             K2, yrn, k2tog (this makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Row 20             K18, cast off 21sts knitwise, k30, cast off 21sts knitwise, k17             67sts

Row 21             K2, *(k7, m1) to last 9sts, k9   OR you can do it this way ~

K2, *(k6, kfb) to last 9sts, k9

Row 22             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                                                    75sts

Row 23             K2, *(k7, m1) to last 9sts, k10   OR you can do it this way ~

K2, *(k6, kfb) to last 9sts, k10

Row 24             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                                                    84sts

Row 25             Knit

Row 26             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat last 2 rows four times more

Row 35             K2, yrn, k2tog (this makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Row 36             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4           

Row 37             Knit                                                     

Row 38             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4           
Repeat last 2 rows 18 times more

(Work should now measure around 8“ from the cast on edge – it is easy to adjust the length here)
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely (if you find this difficult – use a larger size needle)

Darn away ends
Add 3 tiny buttons ~ or ~ cut a length of ribbon into 4 pieces and sew 2 pieces on either side of back edges at the neck and bottom of the yoke. 

 

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In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
 

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Cacey Baby Hats

Another simple but effective little baby hat pattern for you to try - 0-3 months or medium preemie                                                       Happy knitting

Casey Premature Baby Hat

0 - 3 months                       Cacey Baby Hats                           Medium Preemie


Cacey  Baby Hats

Requirements:

DK yarn        ~       around 9g for medium preemie,    16g for 0 – 3 months size

4mm needles

 
Gauge    22sts = 4” (10cm)


Medium Premature Baby  
 




Size:

Width:     4.5” (11.5cm)   9” (23cm) all around 

Height:    4.5” (11.5cm)

 
Using 4mm needles & DK yarn, cast on 45sts

Border ~

Knit 6 rows OR work 6 rows in rib.  Increase one stitch at end of last row     (46sts)

 
Pattern ~

1st Row:                 Knit

2nd Row:                 S1, purl to last st, k1

Knit 3 rows

6th Row:                  S1, purl to last st, k1

Knit 5 rows

12th Row:                S1, purl to last st, k1

Knit 3 rows

16th Row:                S1, purl to last st, k1

17th Row:                Knit

18th Row:                S1, purl to last st, k1
    

Shape Top ~

Next Row:  S1, k4, * k2tog, k3, repeat from * to last st, k1                (38sts)

Next Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1   

Next Row:  S1, knit to end  

Next Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1   

Next Row:  * k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog                   (28sts)

Next Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:  S1, knit to end  

Next Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1                                                   

Next Row:  S1, k1, * k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog        (19sts)

Next Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

Next Row:  S1, *k2tog, repeat from * all across row                         (10sts)         

Next Row:  P2tog, all across row                                                    (5sts)                   

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and weave in ends.

 

0 - 3 months


Size:

Width:     6” (15.25cm)   12” (30.5cm) all around 

Height:    6” (15.25cm)

Using 4mm needles & DK yarn, cast on 63sts

Border ~

Knit 8 rows OR work 8 rows in rib. Increase one stitch at each end of last row     (65sts)

Pattern ~

1st Row:                 Knit

2nd Row:                 S1, purl to last st, k1

Knit 3 rows

6th Row:                  S1, purl to last st, k1

Knit 5 rows

12th Row:                S1, purl to last st, k1

Knit 3 rows

16th Row:                S1, purl to last st, k1         

Knit 5 rows

22nd Row:                S1, purl to last st, k1

Knit 3 rows

26th Row:                S1, purl to last st, k1

Knit 1 row

28th Row:                S1, purl to last st, k1


Shape the top ~
1st  Row:  (K6, k2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                    57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th  Rows:     S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd  Row:  (K5, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                    49sts
5th  Row:  (K4, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                    41sts
7th  Row:  (K3, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                    33sts
9th  Row:  (K2, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                    25sts
11th Row: (K1, k2tog) repeat to last st, k1                    17sts
12th Row: (P2tog) repeat to last st, k1                           9sts
Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and weave in ends.




I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
 
However, please do not copy my patterns

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This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Charlie Baby Cardigan Jacket

I think this design will work well for boys and girls ......


Charlie Newborn Baby Cardigan

Charlie Newborn Baby Cardigan



There is also an option to make a cropped shorter version
~ which looks great over a little dress  ~


 



Charlie   Baby Cardigan Jacket                           Newborn Baby

Requirements:

48g – 50g DK yarn                               4mm needles                                        3 small buttons

 

Measurements:

Width:    16” (41cm)                           

Length:  8 ½ ” (21.5cm)                      Cropped version:  7” (18cm)                              

Sleeve length:  5” (13cm)

 

 

Instructions:

 

Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

 

 Using 4mm needles, cast on 25sts

 

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

 

Work 30 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one  stitch at each end of 5th ,  11th and 17th rows   (31sts)

 

The sleeve should now measure about 5” – you can add more rows if required

 

Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (25sts)

 

Leave these 25 stitches on a spare needle

 

Work the Main Part

 

Cast on 88sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

 

7th Row:                 S1, knit across row

 

8th Row:                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

9th Row:                 S1, k4, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

 

10th Row:               S1, k4, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

 

11th Row:               S1, knit across row

 

12th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Full length ~ Repeat the last 6 rows four times more     OR   Cropped version ~ Repeat the last 6 rows twice more  

Next Row               S1, knit 19sts, cast off 6sts, knit 35sts, cast off 6sts, k19sts

 

Next Row:              S1, k4, p15, purl across 25sts from the first sleeve, purl 36sts from the back, purl 25sts from the second sleeve,  purl 15sts from left front, k5                      (126sts)

 

Work the Yoke

1st Row:                  S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

2nd Row:                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

3rd Row:                 S1, k17, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k32, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18                      (118sts)

4th Row:                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

5th Row:                 S1, k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k30, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17                      (110sts)

6th Row:                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

7th Row:                 S1, k15, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k28, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16                      (102sts)

8th Row:                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

9th Row:                 S1, k14, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k26, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k15                      (94sts)

10th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

11th Row:               S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k9, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k24, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k14                      (86sts)

12th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

13th Row:               S1, k12, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k22, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k13                                                                      (78sts)

14th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

15th Row:               S1, k11, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k20, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k12                                                                           (70sts)

16th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

17th Row:               S1, k10, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k11                                                                           (62sts)

18th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

19th Row:               S1, k9, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k5, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k5, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k10                                                                                             (54sts)

20th Row:               S1, knit to end

21st Row:                S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Knit 2 rows

Cast off knitwise  

Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams        

Darn away ends                   

Add 3 little buttons




Charlie Baby Cardigan Jacket                 0 - 3 months Baby

Requirements:


Around 85g DK yarn                       4mm needles                                   3 small buttons

 
Measurements:

Width:       17 "                 

Length:      9 ½ "              

Sleeve length:  5 ¼"  (13.5cm)

 

Tension:

22sts = 4" (10cm)

 

Instructions:

Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

 Using 4mm needles, cast on 27sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

Work 36 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one stitch at each end of 5th ,  11th , 17th and 23rd  rows   (35sts)

The sleeve should now measure about 5 ½  ” – you can add more rows if required

Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (29sts)

Leave these 29 stitches on a spare needle

 

Work the Main Part

Cast on 96sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)


7th Row:               S1, knit across row

 
8th Row:               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 
9th Row:               S1, k4, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

 
10th Row:            S1, k4, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

 
11th Row:            S1, knit across row

 
12th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 
Repeat the last 6 rows 4 times more

37th Row:            S1, knit across row

 
38th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 
39th Row:            S1, k4, * k2, p2, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

 
40th Row:            S1, k4, * p2, k2, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

 
41st Row              S1, knit 21sts, cast off 6sts, knit 39sts, cast off 6sts, k21sts

 42nd Row:           S1, k4, p17, purl across 29sts from the first sleeve, purl 40sts from the back, purl 29sts from the second sleeve,  purl 17sts from left front, k5                               (142sts)

 


Work the Yoke

1st Row:                              S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

2nd Row:                             S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

3rd Row:                              S1, k19, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k25, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k36, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k25, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k20                           (134sts)

4th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

5th Row:                              S1, k18 k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k23, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k34, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k23, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k19                           (126sts)

6th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

7th Row:                              S1, k17, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k32, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18                           (118sts)

8th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

9th Row:                              S1, k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k30, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17                           (110sts)

10th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

11th Row:                           S1, k15, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k28, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16                           (102sts)

12th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

13th Row:            S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k10, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k26, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k15                              (94sts)

14th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

15th Row:            S1, k13,  k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k24, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k14                                                                   (86sts)

16th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

17th Row:            S1, k12, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k22, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k13                                                                   (78sts)

18th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

19th Row:            S1, k11, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k20, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k12                                                             (70sts)

20th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

21st Row:             S1, k10, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k11                                                                            (62sts)

22nd Row:            S1, knit to end

23rd Row:            S1, knit to end                                                               

24th Row:            S1, knit to end

25th Row:            S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Knit 2 rows

Cast off knitwise              

Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams               

Darn away ends               

Add 3 little buttons

 


You will find my matching Charlie Hat at ~
 
 

 
 
matching Charlie Mittens at ~
 
 
 
 
Charlie Baby Blanket at ~
 
 
 
 
 

I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.

In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
 
However, please do not copy my patterns

Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.
‘This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service.’