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Topic: baby flapper beanie *with basic pattern*  (Read 23367 times)
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meeshbaze
« on: November 01, 2008 02:39:47 PM »

my cutie patootie in her new crocheted flapper beanie.  i improvised (no exact pattern) using mission falls 1824 wool.



basic pattern @ http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276503.msg3128272#msg3128272
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008 02:55:06 PM »

Gorgeous!
do you make these to sell?.. I am looking for 2 for christmas gifts.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008 03:00:34 PM »

OMG! I love this hat!  The style and color are gorgeous! And the cutie makes it! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2008 03:20:32 PM »

Oh my gosh this is beautiful!
Did you happen to write it down as you were making it..?  Roll Eyes

Absolutley gorgeous Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2008 03:44:11 PM »

aww too cute!
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008 03:46:12 PM »

That is so cute!
Its like the perfect colour
the baby's cute too Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008 07:41:36 PM »

Thank you for the props!  And Onlybluemomma, I'm flattered you'd like to buy some.  I am FLAT OUT trying to get various gifts and projects done for the holidays.  Tongue  I'm considering opening an Etsy boutique...but not before Christmas.  The hat was pretty basic...maybe I can try and give you and Bolshy Walshy a pattern of sorts:

chain 2

6 sc in second chain from hook, join for your foundation row (from now on spiral using a moveable place marker or scrap yarn)

ch 1, 2 sc in every stitch around = 12 sts

*1 sc in 1 st, 2 sc in 2nd st* repeat around = 18 sts

*1 sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in 3rd st* repeat around = 24 sts

*1 sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in 4th st* repeat around = 30

*1 sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in 5th st* repeat around = 36

Continue increasing in this pattern until desired circumference is achieved, then work straight rows.  I measured my daughter's head, measured my gauge on what I had crocheted, and then did a little math to make it fit just right (not too loose so it would stay on).  In other words, say the baby's head is 16".  Your gauge comes out to 7 stitches per 2 inches.  Half of 16" is 8", 8 x 7 = 56.  You'll want to stop increasing near that number.  With the 6 stitch increases, that would be the row you're increasing in the 8th stitch with a total stitch count of 54.

When I got to the top of her ears, I began playing with decorative stitches:

one round of filet:  *sc, ch 1, skip 1, sc*
next round with 3-stitch shells:  no chain, *skip 1 st, 3 sc in 2nd st from hook, skip 1 st, slip stitch in 4th st from hook*, repeat around
I think I did 4 rounds of shells to finish.

Flower was a foundation ring and then five petals made with sc and dc (wanna say it would go something like this:  sc, 3 dc, 1 sc, 1 slip)  I think I did two rows on each petal. 

Sorry for the vagueness, but I learned how to crochet when I was really young by a surrogate grandmother and was taught intuitively, meaning no patterns.  The upside is I make one of a kind things spontaneously.  The downside of this is I'm still a little thrown trying to read crochet patterns today!   Wink

Hope this helps!  Let me know if you make one!
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008 08:21:47 PM »

it is really nice! looks adorable on your baby Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2008 09:01:51 PM »

It's so cute. I just love it ... if only I had a baby girl to make it. Sad I'm going to have to find a baby girl so I can have a reason to make it. Great job and super cute!
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2008 04:03:13 AM »

Patootie and hat are real show stoppers!
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