Craft: Crochet & Knit
Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I)
1 Skein Bernat Felting Natural Wool in English Rose
1 Skein Berroco Comfort Chunky in Rosebud
Pattern – Band
Make a base chain of 11 stitches
Row 1: Using single crochet, sc into the second chain from hook. SC into each remaining stitch in chain, CH1 turn
Row 2: Single crochet into each stitch, ch1turn.
Repeat Row #2 until you have reach desired diameter for your/recipients head. In my case, it was approximately 18 inches and was sized to fit a 3 month old.
Pattern – Flower (knit)
This particular flower is knit, as I was in a time crunch and already had this made. I will also include a crochet pattern for the flower.
Cast on 4 sts (leaving 4-5" tail)
Row 1: (RS) Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), k3 (5sts).
Row 2: Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), p4 (6sts). (At same time, anchor tail thread by knitting/purling it along with 3-4 stitches.)
Row 3: Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), k5 (7sts).
Row 4: Knit in front and back loop of first stitch (increasing one stitch), p6 (8sts). Cut yarn and leave sts on needle, leaving 4-5" tail.
Make 4 more petals (casting on the first four sts on the needle holding the prior petals).
Do not cut the yarn after making the fifth petal.
Row 5: Join petals by knitting 40sts. (At same time, anchor tail threads by knitting them along with 3-4 stitches.)
Row 6: (P2tog) across (20 sts).
Row 7: (K2tog) across (10 sts).
Row 8: (p2tog, p3 tog, p2tog, p3tog) (4 sts).
Cut yarn leaving a 15-inch tail. Thread yarn onto tapestry needle and run through the four sts. Pull tight and anchor thread. Continue with same thread (on purl side) and sew open edges of 1st and 5th petal together loosely.
Pattern- Flower (Crochet)
ch 4, join to form ring.
ch 1, sc in ring, (ch 4, sc in ring) 4 times, ch 4, join to beg ch 1. Bind off