Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Baby Boy Beanie - FREE PATTERN!


AnnaVirginia Fashion - Baby Boy Beanie
Here is a blog-post version of my baby hat pattern.  You may print a copy of this post.  Click on a photo to enlarge. The pattern is also a free PDF via Ravelry.  You will need the latest version of Adobe to open the PDF.   Please do not sell or redistribute as your own.  Since I sell these hats, please do not make them for personal profit.





Baby Boy Beanie

AnnaVirginia Fashion - Baby Boy Beanie
If you have questions about this pattern or need help with a particular problem, let me know! I'm happy to answer any questions.  You can leave a comment below or email me at shopannavirginia@gmail.com.

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Hooks: Newborn hat, (14” or 35.5 cm), use 4.0 mm (G)
0-3 mos, (16” or 40.5 cm) hat, use 4.0 mm (G)
3-6 mos, (17.5” or 44.5 cm) hat, use 5.0 mm (H)
6-12 mos, (19” or 48 cm) hat, use 5.5 mm (I)
Gauge:  Using 4.0 mm (G) hook, 16 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) of dc
Yarn:  Peaches & Crème/Sugar ‘n Cream 4-ply Worsted cotton yarn
Skeins: One 2.5 oz skein (Main Color), additional colored skeins (or partial skeins) for stripes:
Variation One:
one additional color
Variation Two:
three additional colors
Pattern is written using American crochet terms.

*Notes: Beginning Ch 3 does NOT count as a dc.  Begin first st instructions in the same st as the chs. Numbers in parentheses are the st count at the end of the rnd.
Changes for Rnds for Newborn Hat are designated with “NB.”
CAP
Start with Main Color
Rnd 1: Ch 4. 
10 dc in first ch.  Sl st to top of first dc, forming a circle. (10)
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Rnd 2: Ch 3
2 dc in each st.  Sl st to top of first dc. (20)
Rnd 3: Ch 3
2 dc, 1 dc.  Repeat to end of rnd.
 Sl st to top of first dc.  (30)
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Rnd 4: Ch 3
             2 dc, 1 dc in next two sts.  Repeat to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first dc.  (40)
Rnd 5: (Skip rnd for Newborn hat)
Ch 3
             2 dc, 1 dc in next three sts.  Repeat to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first dc.  (50)
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Rnd 6 (NB Rnd 5): Work back loops for only this rnd
Ch 3
             1 dc in each st to end of rnd.
             Sl st to top of first dc. (50)

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Variation One:
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Rnds 7-9 (NB Rnds 6-7):
             Ch 3
             1 dc in each st to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first dc.
Rnd 10 (NB Rnd 8): Switch to stripe color
 Ch 3
            1 dc in each st to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first dc.
Rnd 11: (NB Rnd 9): Ch 1.
1 sc in each st to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first sc.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
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Variation Two:
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Rnd 7 (NB Rnd 6): Switch to first stripe color
Ch 3
             1 dc in each st to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first dc.
Rnd 8 (NB Rnd 7): Switch to second stripe color
Ch 2
1 hdc in each st to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first hdc.
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Rnd 9 (NB Rnd 8): Switch to first stripe color
Ch 1
1 sc in each st to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first sc.
Rnd 10 (NB Rnd 9): Switch to third stripe color
Ch 2
1 hdc in each st to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first hdc.
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Rnd 11 (NB Rnd 10): Switch to second stripe color
Ch 1
1 sc in each st to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first sc.
Switch back to main color
Rnd 12: (Skip rnd for Newborn Hat)
Ch 3
             1 dc in each st to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first dc.
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Rnd 13 (NB Rnd 11): Ch 1.
1 sc in each st to end of rnd.
Sl st to top of first sc.
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Fasten off and weave in loose ends.


Done! J



AnnaVirginia Fashion - Baby Boy Beanie


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No item made using this pattern may be sold.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Baskets - Crochet Style

Easter Baskets - AnnaVirginia FashionAbout 3 years ago I made some crochet Easter baskets for my kids.  We were going to have an Easter egg hunt with our church and I wanted to make our kids something cute!

I started using some leftover yarn balls I'd had from other projects.  I realized as I got close to the end that I wouldn't have enough to finish everything!  So I added a stripe to each bag to stretch out what I had and to make them match.  The bags were a hit!  Other members of my church wanted to know where the pattern was from and many commented how much they liked them.

Well, now I've got two more kids!

Last year I made another for my third child and this year I just finished making one for my fourth child.  I put the stripes on theirs as well to be consistent.  I think all four of them are so cute!  I'm trying to use them as Easter decorations but my kids keep grabbing their own basket and playing with them, haha.

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I used mostly Red Heart Super Saver solid yarns because they are a thick and usually stiff kind of yarn (yay, acrylic).  The pattern I used is called Bunny Egg Basket by Lily/Sugar'n Cream and it's available as a free download.

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I did change how I did the handle, and here's how (hopefully I'm typing it up well enough! I'm trying to get it posted quick!)
     Ch 6.
     Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook.  Sc across. Turn. (5sc)
     Rows 2-3: Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Turn. (5 sc)
     Row 4: Ch 1. Sc in each st across.  Ch 1. (do not turn) Begin crochet in the round by sc into first st of Row 4.  Sc into each st, including the ch 1. (6 sc for first rnd)
     Continue to sc into each stitch around for about 12 inches (30 cm).
     Begin crochet in rows again by turning.
     Ending Row 1: Ch 1. Sc across 5 sts. Turn. (5 sc)
     Ending Row 2-4: Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Turn. (5 sc)
     After ending row 4 is completed, break yarn and attach to Easter Basket.

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely Easter holiday and that the spirit of the holiday remains afterword!    

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Throw Pillows Revamped

Throw Pillows Revamped - AnnaVirginia FashionA few months ago I worked on repairing/revamping a two sets of throw pillows.  I’ve wanted to write a blog post about it since, but I’m finally getting to it now!

When I was newly married about 9 years ago, my husband and I bought two sets of microfiber throw pillows from Costco.  They were a good deal and we each got a favorite color of ours.  After a couple kids, several washes and out-of-state moves, the stuffing inside was not as fluffy as it was originally.  In fact, it was lumpy. 

I opened them up and took out the yucky, matted, old filling and put in some new stuff.  It lasted a short while because the new stuff I put into them was poor quality so the pillows went flat pretty quickly. That was disappointing!

Recently, I ended up with two pairs of twin size pillows that are from Costco and only $10.  They were stuffed with memory foam chunks and the fabric holding them was felt and then a zippered cotton cover.  They were very uncomfortable to sleep on (too hard, thick and smelly, in case you’re wondering)!

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I decided to use them for stuffing the throw pillows! I used three twin-size pillows’ worth of stuffing for four throw pillows.  I cut the zippered cotton covers down to the size of my throw pillows while retaining the zippered side (twin size pillows are 16x20” and the throw pillows are 16x16”, so it was quite simple!).
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While the throw pillows were un-stuffed, I figured I should add some zippers to the microfiber fabric. (Back in the day I washed all four pillows in the washing machine and once time one pillow didn’t go down far enough into the basin.  It rubbed the whole time on a lip in the washer and burned a jagged line/hole into the pillow.  It was a sad day, but I stitched it back together and we still use it!  I just try to put it’s “scar” facing to the back!).  I found zippers that are great color matches! It was a bit tricky to sew them in there, but not as bad as trying to stitch on the zippers while the pillows were stuffed.

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Once the cotton covers/inserts were ready, I stuffed them with the memory foam chunks, and zipped them closed.  Then I put the inserts into the microfiber covers and zipped those closed.  I fluffed them up and they looked great!  If they start to go flat, I just punch them like a punching bag and do a couple karate chops and they look great again. Hi-ya!

Throw Pillows Revamped - AnnaVirginia Fashion