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Prickle Me Cozy Cactus Preemie Beanie

A super textured preemie cactus beanie!




If you've been here since the beginning of Mel Crochets, you know that there's nothing I love more than cacti! So when I was asked to participate in Hobbii Yarn's #NoShadesofGrey challenge, and I saw that one of the shades of Fluffy Day yarn was named "Cactus", I was inspired to design yet another preemie cactus-inspired beanie :)


Last year, I'd designed the Preemie Rose Cactus Beanie, but we're stepping up the cactus beanie game here with a marled texture, super fuzzy yarn, and the cutest cactus flower to top it off! Check out the Preemie Rose Cactus Beanie pattern here: https://melcrochets.wixsite.com/mysite/post/newborn-rose-cactus-beanie


This design utilizes the technique of holding two different colored yarns together and crocheting with them as one strand to create that marled texture!

Not only do we get a super cool colored texture, but Hobbii Fluffy Day is an ultra fuzzy yarn that has a blanket of little soft fibers surrounding the main strand - adding extra texture and extra coziness! Check out all the beautiful shades of Hobbii Fluffy Day here:


For this design, you'll just need four skeins of Hobbii Fluffy Day, a 4 mm crochet hook and a tapestry needle! https://hobbii.mvk.co/28snl


I hope this pattern inspires and enables you to crochet some preemie beanies for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a hospital near you!


MATERIALS

  • 4 Skeins Hobbii Fluffy Day https://hobbii.mvk.co/28snl

    • 1 Skein Dusty Rouge

    • 1 Skein Terra Cotta Rose

    • 1 Skein Cactus

    • 1 Skein Sage

  • 4 mm crochet hook

  • Tapestry Needle

ABBREVIATIONS

  • St = stitch

  • Sl St = slip stitch

  • Ch = chain

  • Sc = single crochet

  • Dc = double crochet

PATTERN - SIZE PREEMIE

Beanie:

Round 1: Holding the Cactus and Sage strands of yarn together, make a slip knot. Ch 3, make 10 Dc in the 3rd Ch from hook. Sl St to the 1st Dc in the round to join.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 Dc in each each St around. Sl St to the 1st Dc in the round to join.

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 Dc in the first St, 1 Dc in the next St* Repeat from * to * around. Sl St to the 1st Dc in the round to join.

Round 4-6: Ch 1, 1 Dc in each St around. Sl St to the 1st Dc in the round to join.

Round 7: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each St around. Sl St to the 1st Sc in the round to join.

Tie off green yarns and weave in ends.


Flower:

Round 7: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each St around. Sl St to the 1st Sc in tSp knot. The third Ch from your hook (the first Ch you made) will be the "center" of the flower. 2 Dc in the third Ch from your hook (the center), Ch 2, Sl St into the center. This creates the first petal. *Ch 2, 2 Dc into the center, Ch 2, Sl St into the center* Repeat from * to * twice more to create a total of 4 petals.

(If you'd like more petals on your flower, repeat from * to * as many times as needed to reach your desired number of petals)

Tie off pink yarns, leaving an 8'' tail for assembly.


Assembly:

Using the 8'' yarn end and a tapestry needle, secure the flower to the very top of the hat using a few simple whip stitches. Tie off securely with a knot and weave in ends.


PATTERN - SIZE NEWBORN

Beanie:

Round 1: Holding the Cactus and Sage strands of yarn together, make a slip knot. Ch 3, make 12 Dc in the 3rd Ch from hook. Sl St to the 1st Dc in the round to join.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 Dc in each each St around. Sl St to the 1st Dc in the round to join.

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 Dc in the first St, 1 Dc in the next St* Repeat from * to * around. Sl St to the 1st Dc in the round to join.

Round 4-6: Ch 1, 1 Dc in each St around. Sl St to the 1st Dc in the round to join.

Round 7: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each St around. Sl St to the 1st Sc in the round to join.

Tie off green yarns and weave in ends.


Flower:

Round 7: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each St around. Sl St to the 1st Sc in tSp knot. The third Ch from your hook (the first Ch you made) will be the "center" of the flower. 2 Dc in the third Ch from your hook (the center), Ch 2, Sl St into the center. This creates the first petal. *Ch 2, 2 Dc into the center, Ch 2, Sl St into the center* Repeat from * to * twice more to create a total of 4 petals.

(If you'd like more petals on your flower, repeat from * to * as many times as needed to reach your desired number of petals)

Tie off pink yarns, leaving an 8'' tail for assembly.


Assembly:

Using the 8'' yarn end and a tapestry needle, secure the flower to the very top of the hat using a few simple whip stitches. Tie off securely with a knot and weave in ends.

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