Finally the sun is here! Which means this week I’ve spent more time in the garden and at the allotment, and less time crocheting. (We went to Homebase to buy 2 bags of sand for some stepping stones we bought for the lawn, and came out with 18 litres of fence paint, 2 hydrangeas and 3 little plants as well as the 2 bags of sand-anyone else manage to do things like that?) I’ve still managed a little though.
I started a project for the charity knitting group in our village, just a little crib sized blanket, last Saturday. I used the free 6 day kid blanket pattern, but modified it so I was changing colours less (less ends, less faff!). I just used some lilac yarn I was given and some white from my stash. Although both yarns are DK weight, I’ve used a 5mm hook. This was kind of an accident, as I sized up to make the foundation row and forgot to change back. I don’t think it was to oversized for the job though and the blanket has worked up really quickly. It’s taken more than 6 days, but my shoulder was playing up a little bit so I had a couple of days off. I don’t think it’ll take much longer, and I’ll only add a simple border so it’ll be a nice little thing to add to my stash of items for them-my mum gave me some hats she had knitted so I’ve got those here ready to go with my blanket, and I’ve got some bonding hearts that I made too.
Once this is finished I have a few other projects I’d like to focus on, but I’ll probably start another simple baby blanket using the yarn I was gifted-it seems right to use it for charity projects and share it like that. I’m also thinking of making a little hat to match this blanket, as I have some lilac left. Can you recommend a simple crochet hat pattern that comes in newborn size? Please leave a link below if you can.