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Free Crochet Baby Bonnet Pattern

Free Crochet Baby Bonnet Pattern

POMPOM BONNET

■ Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% wool, 33% microfibre, 12% cashmere, 50g/125m), 1 ball of Mist (0057)

■ DK yarn in another shade for pompom

A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook 

TENSION

18 sts and 16 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) in stitch patt with a 3mm hook

Crochet child's hooded gilet free pattern

Crochet child's hooded gilet free pattern

This gilet is fun and practical - an ideal extra layer for a trip to the park or out shopping. The pattern also has an option for adding sleeves for more versatility.

MATERIALS

• Wendy Aran, 25% wool/ 75% acrylic, 400g/800m/870yds Shades (150g each):

A: Indigo Marl 682

B: Redcurrant 594

Boy's v-neck cable jumper

Boy's v-neck cable jumper

SIZES

To fit chest: 61[66:71:76:81:86]cm (24[26:28:30:32:34]in)

Actual chest measurement: 66[71:76:81:86:91]cm (26[28:30:32:34:36]in)

Length to shoulder: 40[44:48:53:55:57]cm (15[17.5:20.5:21.5:22:23]in)

Sleeve length: 32[35:38:42:43:45]cm (12.5[14:15:16.5:17:17.5]in)

YOU WILL NEED

Baby hat

Baby hat

This sweet, beginner-friendly hat worked in super-soft alpaca yarn is the perfect gift for a precious newborn baby.

A handmade present is always special, but the scrummy texture of this mini beanie hat gives it the upper hand. The unique texture is achieved by working only into the front loops of some of the double crochet stitches. It's an easy technique to work and you can use the stitch pattern elsewhere to add texture to your crochet fabrics.

YOU WILL NEED

■ Blue Sky Alpacas Royal Petites (100% royal alpaca, 35g/91m), 1 ball of Spanish Leather (1702)

■ A 2.25mm (US B/1) hook

Cable Raglan Baby Sweater

Cable Raglan Baby Sweater

SIZES

To fit age: 0-6 mths [6-12mths:1-2yrs:2-3yrs:4-5yrs:6-7yrs]

To fit chest: 41 [46:51:56:61:66]cm 16[18:20:22:24:26]in)

Actual measurement: 45[51:55:60:65:71]cm (17.75[20:21.75:23.75:25.5:28]in)

Length to shoulder: 25[28:32:38:42:48]cm (9.75[11:12.5:15:16.5:19]in)

Sleeve length: 15[17:20:24:29:33]cm (6[6.5:8:9.5:11.5:13]in)