Batchildren Hats

Way back in 2014 I had made my cousin C a pink Batgirl hat for his baby girl M. In 2015 he had his second child so I made an updated Batgirl and a new Batman hats for M and new baby W.

The new Batgirl needed to be done in a bigger size, obviously, and guess what was released between making the first one and this one?? CTbL’s Toddler and Child Basic Beanie!! I used RHSS in Black and a 4.25mm hook for this one in the Preschooler size. I made this one a little big on purpose so that she would have plenty of growing space. I also made my own ears for this one and I’ll gladly share! I Chained 10 and did 9 sc for three rows. 8 sc for three rows. 7 sc for two rows. Decrease every row til 1 sc. Sc around outside. Then make sure you make a second one! The braids for this hat were 36 inches long.

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For the Batman hat I used CTbL’s Infant Basic Beanie in 0-3 months. I also used RHSS in black and 4.0mm hook. I made slightly smaller ears by Chaining 9 and doing 8 sc for two rows. 7 sc for three rows. Decrease every row til 1 sc. Sc around outside. Again, make sure you make two! The braids for this hat were 34 inches.

Both Logos were made using Louie’s Loops’s Crocheted Batman Logo Pattern and RHSS in Black. This logo was so much easier to do than the previous logo I made. The background logos were made with corresponding colors of RHSS in Pretty n Pink and Bright Yellow. Definitely using Louie’s pattern whenever I need another Batman Logo!

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W looks like he’s in deep contemplation hah Sorry for the blurry phone picture!

On The Hook:

  • Baby Girl Dress
  • Angel
  • Baby Boy things
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Baby Mittens

To go with both sets of hats for both cousins I decided to make each a pair of baby mittens. They were winter babies and babies need their hands kept warm too. I used Bella Bambina Knits’s Baby Mittens Pattern. I decided to err on the side of caution and use a 5.0mm hook because the pattern has no gauge and at the time my stitches were usually on the tighter side. I also only did the body of the mitten to round 8 instead of 9. I will also be making the tie longer than 50 chains just to make them a little easier to put on a squirming baby.

To match the Hungry Caterpillar Hat I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Kelly Green and Scarlet. To match the Striped Mustard Hat I used Red Heart With Love in Black and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Mustard. Don’t be fooled by the picture. They are indeed the same size

On The Hook:

  • Baby B things
  • Graph Designing
  • Multi-directional Scarf

Striped Mustard Beanie

Also in November 2015 I made another hat and mitten set for another cousin’s second baby! So many babies at one time! 2017 hasn’t been any better haha. I wanted to go for something simple and classic for this one. To me nothing fits that better than black and white stripes. But I needed a little color and it needed to be gender neutral. I saw this mustard color and fell in love. Sold!!

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I used CTbL’s Infant Basic Beanie in size 0-3 months using Big Twists Value in White, RHSS in black, and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Mustard with a 4.0mm hook. I just alternated row colors between black and white and did the last row in mustard. It’s at this point that I realized the hat wasn’t finished and needed a little some extra. GIANT POMPOM!! Amazing!! I think I need to make one for myself!

On The Hook:

  • Baby B things
  • Graph Designing
  • Multi-directional Scarf

Hungry Caterpillar Hat

In November 2015 I made my cousin A a hat and mitten set for her second child. I swear I make items that are not baby related! I made her a couple hats a couple years previously for her first child and wanted something a little different for this guy. So he got a Hungry Caterpillar Hat. It’s so cute!

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For the base of the hat I used (can you guess?) CTbL’s Infant Basic Beanie size 0-3 months in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet with a 4.0mm hook. Perfect! For the eyes, nose, and antennas I used Hand Me Down Hobby’s Hungry Caterpillar Baby Hat Pattern. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Duckie and Kelly Green and RHSS in Dark Orchid. Absolutely perfect!! I did not have any issues reading the pattern. Definitely will be checking out some of her other patterns and I recommend you do as well!!

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Isn’t he the cutest?! I’ll mention those mittens in a future post!

On The Hook:

  • Baby B things
  • Graph Designing
  • Multi-directional Scarf

Minion Mittens

To go along with the Minion Hat I was asked to make simple matching mittens. I chose Brenda K. B. Anderson’s Mrs. Murdock’s Mittens. This may be the pattern I used to make my youngest sister mittens but I honestly don’t remember and that project was not logged into Ravelry it was that long ago! I used RHSS in Bright Yellow and blue with a 4.0mm hook. I gave this a 5 out of 5 stars and easy difficulty rating.

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According to my notes my biggest issue was making an inbetween size than the pattern had listed. Based on R’s measurements I needed to make between a preschooler and older kid size. I wasn’t asked to make a different pair so I can only assume they fit! I will definitely be using this pattern again whenever I need a basic mitten pattern

On The Hook:

  • Baby Boy things
  • Graph Designing
  • Christmas things