Thursday, 29 October 2009

Shell stitch baby hat

I was using up some left over wool recently and came up with this...

It's very simple and easy to make. Here's the pattern in case anyone out there wants it:

Yarn weight: Aran
Crochet hook: 5.5mm
Size: 3-6 months

UK crochet abbreviations used.

The hat is made in rounds without seams, at the end of each round sl st into first st to join the round.

You can use and change colours as you like. I used gold Debbie Bliss Merino Aran for rounds 1-5, 8, 11 and 12, light purple Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran for rounds 6, 9 and 13 and dark purple Rowan Pure Wool Aran for rounds 7 and 10.

Round 1: 12 tr into magic ring, pull ring tight (12 sts)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 tr into each st in the ring (24 sts)
Round 3: ch 2, tr round adding 12 sts evenly (36 sts)
Round 4: ch 2, tr round adding 12 sts evenly (48 sts)
Round 5: ch2, tr round adding 12 sts evenly (60 sts)
Rounds 6-11: ch 2 (counts as the first tr), 2 tr into next st, skip 2 sts, *3 tr into next st, skip 2 sts, repeat from * around to make shell sts
Rounds 12-13: ch 1, dc into each st

Finish off and weave in ends.

This one's been sent to Carys Leila Walton born on Oct 25th 2009. Congratulations Mike, Amanda and Jacob! Welcome to the world, Carys!

One other thing I've made in the last year...

I clearly wasn't born to blog, it's been a year since I've been on here. But it's been a very exciting year. Ethan Samuel Ayling, our son, was born on July 23rd 2009. We are loving being parents and enjoying Ethan so much.

He's recently learnt to poke out his tongue (as seen above).
We thank God for such a wonderful gift.