These beautiful baby bloomers just fell off my hook…what do you think?
I am totally in love with them, and that colour is looking mighty fine!
The textured pattern is a delight to hook and I adore the little cinched in waistband. I think these would look great paired with a simple pair of tights, but equally would suit a little boy also. The ribbed banding around the waist and legs finishes the pattern with a soft definition and you know me…I always love to crochet a rib.
You can just imagine a cute little baby bum in that can’t you?
The pattern was great to follow and I highly recommend you pop over and take a look at this designers patterns, she is certainly bossing the way in British crochet baby wear. I will pop all of the details at the bottom of this post as usual with all of the relevant linky things too.
And if you don’t fancy hooking your own pair I am happy to hook some for you…just click here and drop me a message.
The yarn was also a delight, super soft for baby’s skin and has a gentle sheen which compliments the textured pattern of these bloomers. This yarn is also practicle in that it is machine washable and anti-pilling and can even be popped into the tumble dryer!
This mustard has to be one of my favourite colours right now. It reminds me of fields of rape seed in the countryside and sunflowers and yet makes me think autumn will come again…and I can’t wait for the beautiful season that is Autumn.
With only a week until Easter Sunday, I thought I would share the pattern for these Easter bunny ears I made yesterday. I was making a little newborn bunny photo shoot outfit and needed some cute floppy bunny ears to complete the look. I am using my Baby Bear Bonnet Pattern and my own diaper cover pattern which I have just not had chance to write up yet!
They are super simple to make. I used Stylecraft special Aran weight yarn in grey and cream and a 5mm hook and my finished floppy bunny ears measure approx.16cms long.
The outer ears are worked in the round, with the inner ears worked in rows and made separately then sewn into place. My pattern is written using UK terminology but I have provided a US stitch conversion below. Please note chain stitches do not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
Round 1: 6htr into 2nd ch from hook, join with a slst into top of 1st htr, ch1 . ( 6htr see pic 1.)
Round 2: 2htr in each st around, join with a slst into top of 1st htr, ch1. (12htr see pic 2.)
Round3: *2htr in next st, 1 htr in next st* repeat around, join with a slst into top of 1st htr, ch1. (18htr see pic 3.)
Round 4 – 9: htr in each st around, join with a slst into top of 1st htr, ch1. (18htr see pic 4.)
Round 10: htr2tog, htr in next 14sts, htr2tog, join with a slst in top of 1st htr, ch1 (16htr)
Round 11: htr2tog, htr in next 12sts, htr2tog, join with a slst in top of 1st htr, ch1 (14htr)
Round 12: htr2tog, htr in next 10sts, htr2tog, join with a slst in top of 1st htr, ch1 (12htr see pic 5.)
Rounds 13 – 17: htr in each st around, join with slst in 1st htr, ch1 (12htr see pic 6.)
Round 18: htr2tog all around, join with a slst in 1st htr, ch1 and turn (6htr)
Now flatten circle and slst edges together, fasten off and leave an extra long tail for sewing…longer than you normally would, trust me here as you will need the extra length later! (see pic 7)
Inner Ear is made in rows
Row 1: ch4, htr in 2nd ch from hook and in each st along, ch1 and turn (3htr)
Row 2: 2htr, htr, 2htr, ch1, turn (5htr)
Row 3: 2htr, htr in next 3sts, 2htr, ch1, turn (7htr)
Row 4 – 6: htr in each st, ch1, turn (7htr)
Row 7: htr2tog, htr in each st along, ch1, turn (6htr)
Row 8: htr2tog, htr in each st along, ch1, turn (5htr)
Row 9 -11: htr in each st, ch1, turn (5htr)
Row 12: htr2tog, htr in each st, ch1, turn (4htr see pic 8.)
Row 13: htr in each st along, ch1, turn (4htr)
slst all around inner ear to finish, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew to outer ear (see pic 9)
To attach bunny ears to chosen bonnet/hat I found that giving the top of the ear a twist and securing with a couple of stitches, gives the ear a little bounce and allows the inner ear to peek out. If the ear is not twisted before attaching to bonnet / hat then you will not be able to see the inner ear…which seems a shame, been as you have just gone to the effort of hooking them. See Pic 10 to see where to twist and sew (indicated by red dots).
Finally pin and securely sew your bunny ears to your bonnet. If you prefer a hat why not checkout My Best Beanie Pattern available in sizes newborn to large adult.
Now all that’s left to do is enjoy all of that floppy bunny ear cuteness!
Please do let me know what you think by dropping me a sentence in the comments below…I love to get your feedback and a like or a share goes a long way too!
I just wanted to share these bunny ear knot headbands with you because they are so adorably sweet. I found the pattern on pintrest and have popped a link in for you below if you fancied hooking your own in time for Easter.
I did find the sizing a slight issue in that the pattern goes from 0 – 3 months right through to adult and by my sizing guide I feel it should be newborn – 6 – 10 years.
Having said that the pattern is beautifully written and the extended double crochet (sc) stitch is so pretty and delicate and those bunny ears….well they are just adorable don’t you think?
I think this sweet bunny headband would make an excellent Spring / Easter newborn photo prop, or a lovely little Spring baby shower gift. It would also look cute for an Easter Egg hunt or just for every day wear too.
So, if you fancy hooking your own you will find the pattern by clicking the link below
If you have read my previous posts you will know we are awaiting the birth of a precious niece any day soon. Little did we plan the birth of someone so longed for and precious in the middle of a global pandemic and a national lockdown!
However, the rainbows that adorn the windows of homes all across the country and that have become the symbol of communities united and a sign of thanks and of hope over the last 8 weeks or so, have inspired me to hook something for babies born in lockdown.
You probably could have guessed it would be a bonnet…they have become my favourite things to make!
What do you think?
These are available to buy in my shop…just click the picture and you will be magically transported there. Or if you fancy hooking your own, you can purchase the pattern from my shop too…the pattern is for the basic bonnet so you would just have to change your yarn to the rainbow colours in the last 6 rows (the last row been the main colour of the bonnet). The ears are optional! Of course if your not sure just pop me a message.
I have had a lot of love for these and have just sold one to a lovely Mama who is expecting a rainbow baby (a baby born after pregnancy or child loss) and one to a Mama to be who wants to use it as part of her pregnancy announcement.
I really do feel so privileged to make bonnets and hats and to help create special memories for parents and carers.
Oh my days…I hope everyone is well and staying safe…what strange and frightening times we are living in! I am still having to work, but the rest of the Robins are tucked up tight at home with Mr R for safe keeping.
In between my shifts for the last 4 weeks I have been trying to distract myself by pattern writing…and today I have been able to release my offering of this adorable baby bonnet. It has taken me 4 weeks to write, get pattern tested, product tested and edited, so it has kept me well distracted from the worry in this world.
(If you want to skip the rest of this post, you will find a 20% off coupon code at the bottom of this post!)
This beautiful baby bear bonnet is sure to make a perfect baby shower gift for a precious little one. Or indeed this cute little bonnet would make a sweet photo prop to take along to a newborn photoshoot. Of course, it would also be great for dress up and everyday wear too!
What do you think?
Fancy hooking your own beautiful baby bear bonnet? This beautiful pattern is easy and quick to hook up and comes in sizes
Materials you will need:
Aran / worsted weight yarn – pattern recommends Stylecraft special, but any aran/ worsted yarn may be used (5.0mm) crochet hook
stitch marker (optional)
The pattern is written using UK crochet terminology and has a handy conversion of stitches into US terminology provided in the pattern notes.
You are welcome to sell what you make using my patterns – I hope this bonnet sells well for you! Please do include a link or reference to my shop for the pattern. This pattern including photographs are copyright protected and you are not permitted to reproduce, redistribute, copy, share or re-sell.
After counting the votes over on Instagram and reaching a tie breaker…can you believe it! I decided to pom my hat in neither black nor white. Instead I found this gorgeous faux fur yarn by James C Brett called Chinchilla. It is beautifully soft and has the necessary fluffiness you would want and expect.
What do you think? I am really thrilled.
It sits on top of this little cotton baby hat with grandeur and the whole hat feels divine.
I have been making a whole host of hats and have swapped cotton (just for a little while) for a beautiful alpaca blend yarn called ‘Leader of the Pac’ it is an aran weight yarn and a dream to hook with.
I have hooked quite a pile…
I have also discovered another amazing yarn…’Wendy Botanics chunky’. It is an acrylic yarn and the colourway is simply beautiful. I have made some more baby hats in this and I couldn’t resist making a ‘Papa and baby’ matching set…just look…
So, you can see I have been busy making and adding to the shelves of my little Etsy shop in preparation for the winter time…although it is Summer here in the UK, I haven’t felt out of place hooking these hats as it has been really very cold and wet here!
I thought I’d drop by to let you know all about a really cute pattern I have found. It’s a quick make and the pattern is free (always a bonus!) and it would make a super cute Easter gift or spring gift.
It’s a very sweet little lambs hat, what could be more spring like…apart from a little fluffy yellow chick perhaps!
The pattern is available in all sizes from 0 -3 months right through to big peoples sizes and it is brilliantly written. If your thinking I’m not sure about making those bobbles there is a useful youtube link to help you with that. All in all this pattern would take you a couple of hours to make…that’s plenty of time to hook yourself a little flock.
I just adore how those lamb ears are low set and droop down.
Here it is, my beautiful grey and white heart baby blanket…
I love this pattern, thanks to the very talented @emmacartercrochet for sharing this fabulous pattern which is called ‘The Ombre Heart C2C Blanket’ and which is also free!!! How generous to share such a brilliant pattern.
It is a corner to corner construction and therefore works up quite quickly. The version in Emma’s pattern has 5 colours which fade into each other, but I opted for a solid grey heart this time. I say this time, because this pattern is addictive and I already want to make more.
I opted to add a simple double crochet (single crochet) border in grey, and added one of my natural sustainably sourced cork labels as the finishing touch.
I just love the soft texture of this baby blanket…
I think the heart would look amazing in a swirl or gradient yarn, but I have chosen to make a rainbow blanket next, so the swirl may have to wait! After working on these calming grey and whites this is what I’m going to be using next…
I am really enjoying hooking this blanket. The pattern does not give a finished size and I was a bit worried it would either be too big or too small for what I wanted, but it is turning out to be just right for what I had in mind. It will make a decent sized baby blanket.
I have also made some grey and white burp cloths…well I just couldn’t resist!
Having said all that…my creative heart is now yearning for rainbow colours…so as soon as this is off my hook, I’m getting my rainbow on!