With baby Maggie joining the family this year I was excited to dig out my crochet hooks and yarn! I had to "re-learn" a little bit so hopefully it won't be so long before I pick them up again!
Thankfully a baby hat is a pretty simple project. I did a very basic round pattern of double crochets.
The flower is a five petal "daisy"...
-1- Chain 5, join with sl-st
-2- Ch 4, 3 Tc, Ch 4 all in first chain of foundation ring
-3- Repeat step 2 in each of the remaining 4 chains to form 5 petals.
-4- Tie off, add button if desired
The booties were a first for me, but I finally found a simple and quick pattern, modified it just a little, and they turned out pretty cute I think. They can be tall or folded down!
ch: chain, sl st: slip stitch, sc, single crochet, hdc: half double crochet, dc: double crochet, hdctog: half double crochet decrease, dctog: double crochet decrease,
Foundation: Chain 9
Round 1: 2 hdc into 3rd chain from hook (skip 2 chains), 1 hdc in each of next 5 chain, 6 hdc into last chain, (working down other side of chain): 1 hdc into each of next 5, 3 hdc in last chain, sl st into chain 2 (the 2 you skipped)
Round 2: ch 3, 1 dc into first stitch, 2 dc each into next 2 stitches, 1 dc into each of the next 5, 2 dc each into the next 6, 1 dc each into the next 5, 2 dc each into the last 3 stitches. sl st into chain 3.
Round 3: ch 2, 1 hdc in each stitch back-loop only (34-including ch 2)
Round 4: ch 2, 1 hdc each into next 8 stitches, 8 hdctog, 1 hdc each next 9 stitches, sl st into chain 2
Round 5: ch 2, 8 hdc each into next 8 stitches, 4 dctog, 1 hdc each next 9 stitches, sl st into chain 2
Round 6: ch 1, 1 sc into each stitch all the way around. sl st into 1st sc (22)
Round 7: ch 1, 1 hdc into each stitch all the way around. sl st into 1st hdc (22)
Round 8: ch 1, 1 dc into each stitch all the way around. sl st into 1st hdc (22)
--- Repeat rounds 7 & 8 until desired cuff height---
There is more to come!!! Merry Christmas
PS : I'll try to improve my photography effort