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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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 Hat

I was asked to make one of Luke’s little cousins a Minion Hat and Mitten set. No problem! Those little yellow dudes are seriously everywhere so who doesn’t love them? I pulled out the measuring tape because it’s just so much easier to make a custom hat when you have the person available to measure. Unbelievably easier to get a great fit. I measure whenever possible and highly suggest that you do too. This case for example R measured at needing the Preschooler aged 3-5 size and at the time he was not in that age range. So glad I measured otherwise it wouldn’t have fit!

Can you guess the pattern I used? I used CTbL’s Toddler & Child Basic Beanie Pattern. It’s like you guys know me or something! Some of you might be wondering why I didn’t use Repeat Crafter Me’s Minion Hat Pattern. Well that’s because after all these years I still have not been able to meet her gauge and she doesn’t have finished measurements. I really can’t stand when any type of pattern doesn’t have finished measurements of any kind. I really like going in knowing what size it should roughly be when I’m done. I did however use her pattern for all the embellishments.

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Ok, onto the reviews! Naturally I’m in love with the bigger sizes of Leah’s Basic Beanies! No complaints here that’s for sure. I’m sure you’ve noticed that Sarah’s pattern is no longer on her website. When I worked this up in October 2015 the pattern was still available on her blog. She has since taken it down and I can only guess that it’s because it is a licensed character.

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Nevertheless I’m still going to review her pattern. I mentioned before not being a fan of her not having finished measurements. On the earflaps she has you go back to a previous pattern to see how to place the second one. I don’t think that’s optimal because what if I had printed the pattern off or had lost connection to the internet? Again, lengths for the braids were not given. I had to just guess on those. Not cool man.

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Oh I used RHSS in Heather Gray, Black, Coffee, Blue, White, and Bright Yellow with a 4.0mm hook. Even though I had slight issues with a pattern layout I was happy with the finished product. And so was R and that’s all that really matters!

On The Hook:

  • Baby Boy things
  • Graph Designing
  • Christmas things

Basketball Beanie

Last gift for Baby K was really for Dad. He coaches girl’s basketball so I couldn’t let this beanie escape me! I used RHSS in orange and black with a 4.0mm hook. I started off with CTbL’s Infant Basic Beanie Pattern. I’m never going to stop mentioning this pattern. I used what is now my standard 0-3 months size. I did the whole hat in orange except for the very last round was done in black. I wanted it to be the middle black line around a basketball. So almost like I had cut one in half.

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I used Boomer Beanies’ 4 Pack of Sports Hats for the placement of the black lines. The pattern went into great detail about where you should start and end each line. It was a total lifesaver! Lots of pictures really helped here. I definitely recommend this pattern pack for the sports lovers in your life!

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  • Floor Poof
  • Mandala Shrug
  • Graph Designing