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Baby Gift Card Beanie

Only one week left until Christmas! Have you finished your holiday crocheting yet?

As I mentioned last week, The Animator's Wife swore off crocheted Christmas gifts several years ago in order to preserve her sanity. But that doesn't mean she doesn't make any gifts in December. My aunt Brown-Eyed Girl was a January baby, and she will be receiving two infinity scarves. And one of my cousins (I have so many!) just had her second baby and was in need of a crocheted goodie this month.

Of course, time for crocheting is hard to find in December, but The Animator's Wife still wanted to make something.

Enter the Baby Gift Card Beanie--the perfect quick project for every newborn in your life! It's made with a little pocket that fits a gift card of your choice.


In my opinion, it's quite an elegant way to give new parents the two things they enjoy most: a handmade keepsake and money.

Finished Size: Preemie (Newborn, 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months)

Materials
Color A: 180 yd baby weight yarn
Color B: Scrap baby weight yarn
Color C: Scrap baby weight yarn
Size H-8 (5.0mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle
Gift card

HAT

With Color A, ch 4.

Increase Rounds
Rnd 1. 12 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st in top of beg ch. 12 dc.

Rnd 2. Ch 3; turn. 2 dc in ea dc around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 24 dc.

Rnd 3. Ch 3; turn. *Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 36 dc.

Preemie size skip to Even Rounds below.

Rnd 4. Ch 3; turn. *Dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 48 dc.

Newborn size skip to Even Rounds below.

Rnd 5. Ch 3; turn. *Dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 60 dc.

0-6 month size skip to Even Rounds below.

Rnd 6. Ch 3; turn. *Dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 72 dc.

6-12 month size skip to Even Rounds below.

Rnd 7. Ch 3; turn. *Dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. 84 dc.

Even Rounds
Rnds 4-9 (5-12, 6-15, 7-18, 8-21). Ch 3; turn. Dc in ea dc around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch. Finish off.

BAND AND POCKET

Join Color B with sl st in t-ch of last rnd.

Rnd 1. Ch 3, dc in ea dc around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Change to Color C.

Rnd 2. Ch 3; turn. Dc in ea dc around. Join with sl st in top of t-ch.

Pocket is worked in rows from this point forward.

Row 1. Ch 3; turn. Dc in next 9 (12, 15, 18, 21) dc; leave rem dc un-worked. 9 (12, 15, 18, 21) dc.

Rows 2-3 (2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7). Ch 3; turn. Dc in ea dc across.

Finish off.

EDGING

Join Color B in any dc of last rnd worked. Sc evenly around bottom of hat and around pocket flap.

FINISHING

Fold pocket flap up so that it lies flat against the hat. Sew sides of the pocket flap to the hat, leaving the top open so that a gift card can be slipped in.

Abbreviations
beg          beginning
ch          chain
dc          double crochet
ea          each
mm          millimeter
rep          repeat
rnd          round
rnds          rounds
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
t-ch          turning chain
yd          yard

1 comment:

  1. Try to buy something that appeals to her taste first. A good place to start is by asking her if she is registered anywhere. Most retail stores will have baby shower gift registries where moms-to-be can register their wish lists. If playing it safe is your game, purchase a gift from a store where the mother is registered.
    Have Fun

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