Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bullion Butterfly Beanie



I definitely feel like I have been in a funk. I have been designing, and I have ideas, but then I just kinda get stuck when it comes to writing or finishing the whole project or picking the right yarn for the project.

So I decided to make/design something that I love. Baby hats. I kept it simple so I would not get stuck on not wanting to write the pattern out. Even in it's simplicity it has a great texture and visual appeal to it.

If you are new to bullion stitches there are some good Youtube videos. There is only one row that uses the stitch in the hat so it is great for beginners. There is also one bullion stitch for the butterfly body.



Bullion Butterfly Beanie

Yarn: Caron: Simply Soft
Hook: H
Notions: yarn needle
Size: newborn, (3months, and 6 months) in parentheses


Round 1: with an adjustable loop, ch 1 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout), 8 (9,10) hdc in the adjustable loop, pull the adjustable loop tight and sl st into beg hdc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in the first st and in each st around for a total of 16 (18, 20) hdc, sl st into beg hdc.

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st, {1 hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st}, Repeat {to} 6 (7,8)more times, for a total of 24 (27, 30) hdc.

Round 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the first 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, {1 hdc in the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st}, repeat {to} 6 (7, 8) more times for a total of 32(36, 40) hdc.

Round 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, {1 hdc in the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st}, repeat {to} 6 (7, 8) more times for a total of 40 (45, 50) hdc.

Round 6: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, {1 hdc in the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st}, repeat {to} 6 (7, 8) more times for a total of 48 (54, 60)  hdc.

Round 7- 14 (16, 18): Ch 1, hdc in first st and in each st around for a total of 48 (54, 60) hdc.

Round 15 (17, 19): Switching to new color,  Ch 2 (does not count as a st), make a bullion st using 5 yos, in each hdc around for a total of 48 (54,60) bullion sts.

Round 16 (18, 20)- 17 (19, 21): Switch back to first color, repeat round 7. Finish off at last row. Weave in your ends.

Bullion Butterfly

I have made a picture tutorial for the butterfly. You can find it here for a better understanding!

Ch 6, dc in the 3 ch from hook, 1 dc in the same ch,  3 dc in the next ch space, ch 3, turn, 1 dc in the dc just made, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 1, dc in the next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 2 dc in the last dc. Finish off. First wing is finished.

 Join with a ch 3, in the beginning ch on the opposite side of the start, 2 dc in the same ch, 3 dc in the next ch, ch 3, turn, 1 dc in the dc just made, ch 1, sk 1 dc, dc in the next dc, ch 1, dc in the next dc, ch 1, sk 1 dc, 2 dc in the last dc. (second wing made). Sl st down to the beginning two chs, ch 5, bring the ch 5 up over the butterfly and sl st into the first ch st of the start of the butterfly, make a 7 yo bullion on the opposite side of the butterfly, sl st in the first ch. Finish off. Weave in your ends.

To make antennae: Ch 14. Finish off. Attach the antennae like you would a tassel.   

2 comments:

  1. Adorable and super easy! Love learning new stitches!

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  2. This is an easy pattern but the stitches are not what I'd call 'beginner' the hdc does give the hat a nice texture.

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