baby beanie (modelled by muma owl)

Baby Lachlan Beanie
90% Cotton, 10% Silk, Crochet.

My cousin and his lovely wife welcomed their little baby boy Lachlan to world earlier this week. We got to meet him last night and boy oh boy is he a sweetie! I whipped up this little beanie for him to go with my Panda Lovin’ Blanket as a gift.

I didn’t use a pattern, just fluffed along as usual so it’s a little (lot!) big for him… but we all know how fast babies grow right? He’ll be in it in no time. Right?

I used a double crochet stitch for most of the hat except near the brim I reduced to a half double crochet then a single crochet. I made the little pom pom with a fork. Have you seen that technique on Pinterest yet? It’s very effective.

I use two strands of yarn together to create a more solid little beanie. The blue and white together for the top, then two whites and then finished it with a single strand of blue along the rim. It’s super soft being a cotton silk blend so perfect for a newbie babe.

Well I’m off to work on one of the 3 projects I have on the go at the moment. Two knitting and one crochet… But I want to start another one too… With some new yarn I have…I think I have a problem.

Do you have a few projects on the go at once too? Are you tempted to start another despite this? Are you a bit addicted to yarn shopping too? Happy crafting/shopping days to you!


What’s up buttercup?

Cotton buttercup blankie
Cream 100% cotton, lemon 99.6% cotton and .4% lycra. Crochet babies blanket. (with organic dove cottage golden delicious apples – to highlight stitch size & detail of course!)

blanket stitch detail, love the bumpy ripple texture of this stitch.

Edge detail, from blanket stitch, to granny stitch, to half double crochet stitch, to single crochet stitch.