I saw a 15 min tutorial and just had to try making a chunky beanie for Roo

Like the title says: I searched for an easy baby beanie tutorial (I was actually looking for booties tutorial, but somehow my hind brain decided beanies were easier to start with). So I came across this little gem:

I had some beautiful yarn from my impulse buys after I borrowed a great crochet book. I used Elle Premier Natural Cotton 4ply in Rose and Lilac together to make it chunky, with a 9mm hook and just followed instructions. Roo was napping so I couldn’t measure properly. When she woke I saw that it needed a few more rounds. And even though it was a bit tight, it has stretched some and fits alright now; with room for improvement. All I added to the original pattern is a round of half-DC and a round or SC in Rose with 4.5mm hook. (That’s probably the US lingo, so for UK it’ll be a round of DC and a rounf or SC – I’m still trying to figure out the geographical differences of a double crochet. Directly translated from Afrikaans we simply say Long Leg, Langbeentjie.)

Roo's Beanie

Roo’s Beanie

The little flower is left over from Lili’s market day at school. Roo and I were just released from hospital when I decided to make these little brooches for school. Easy peasy 5 petal flower from another YouTube tutorial I vaguely remembered, a covered button, and a safety-pin. I was sewing the safety pins on the morning of the market day AT her actual school. There were a few left over (sweets and goodies sell WAY better than any accessory), so I pin them to cardi’s or handbags or baby hats 😉

Did I mention that Roo, like her big sister, doesn’t have any hair? I think she needs a few more beanies.

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