Monday, 16 October 2017

Ten Million Page Views

 


 


I started this blog in January 2013 as a way to keep a record of my crafty makes.

I was working in a school 3½ days a week. Chores could be done in ½ day. And that gave me one day a week to enjoy my creativity. I called those precious days my ‘Lazy Daisy Days’ …… time for me …..  time to do whatever I wanted to do.

Actually, they were rarely lazy – as I couldn’t wait to get going!!

I had been donating my knitted, crocheted and sewn items for several years to a UK charity group and to Operation Orphan. But I wished I had taken more photos of my donations before I gave them away! I thought it would be good to look back and see just what I had achieved.

My lovely and very understanding partner bought me a new camera and off I went.

I had no idea at all about setting up a blogsite or website. I had no idea about adding photos. I had no idea about adding labels to my posts. I had no idea about adding captions to photos. But that didn’t stop me!

Some things I worked out for myself, other things I just stumbled upon - often by accident! Sometimes the frustration of not being able to find a way to do what I wanted to do made me very grumpy indeed! But my crafting kept me sane.

I didn’t really expect to have followers – apart from my family. But I began to get a few page views, then a few each day and I couldn’t wait to check each evening. So exciting!  

3½ days at work turned into 4 days, and then into 5 days, and those ‘Lazy Daisy Days’ were gone! I really missed them – that wonderful feeling of waking up and having the entire day ahead …….

But the page views kept growing, and I have been encouraged to keep on sharing my ideas, my photos and my patterns.

I often get 10,000 page views in a day – every one of them is just as important to me as they were in the first few months! That is what keeps me continuing on - designing simple patterns and sharing them with the crafting community! Your support is wonderful and I really truly appreciate the loyalty and friendship so many of you have shown me.  

I would like to celebrate my 10 million page views with a request that you join me in making and donating a hat. Wherever in the world you are - Please will you join me?




 

This is all you have to do is ~


1.     Make a hat -
using ANY of my patterns – any size – knit or crochet
 
2.     Donate it -
to any charity, church, women's shelter or refuge, food bank, home for the elderly, hospice or hospital that you like to support - anywhere in the world
 
3.     Let me know about it -
by leaving a comment below
 
If you would like to join in but do not know where to donate your hat, you might like to take a look at a few suggestions ~
School age children ~ http://www.operation-orphan.org/
 

Please use any of my hat patterns - here are a few to give you inspiration:
 
For all ages ~
 
Alfie
 
For adults and teens ~
 
Warm tweedy Adult Hats
 
Galway Bay
https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/galway-bay-adult-ribbed-hat.html
 
Chemo Turban Hat for Vikki
 
Cabled Hats
 
For children and toddlers ~
 
Bibi Hat


Pre-School Toddler Hat

Up to 3years
 

For babies ~
 
Too many to choose! ~ You will find LOTS here ~
 
 
Knitted Baby Hats

Crochet Baby Hats


 
 
 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

DIXIE Deep Rib Hat

Ribbed hats are really practical because they are stretchy - and fit so snuggly.
 
This sweet little hat has a deep rib - perfect for adding cute adornments!
 

I decorated these cute hats for the festive season
 
but they look good in pastel colours too ~
 
 
 

DIXIE Deep Rib Baby Hat                           Large Premature Baby  

                

Size

 

Width:         4½“   ~  9“ all around
Height:        4½“

 

Requirements

 

DK (8ply) yarn ~ around 8 - 10g

4mm needles

 

Cast on 49sts

 

1st Row         S1, p1, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * to last st, k1

 

2nd Row        S1, p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Repeat these 2 rows 7 times more

 

17th Row       S1, knit to end

18th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

                                                 

Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more

 

 

Shape Top ~

27th Row:     * k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                       (41sts)

28th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

29th Row:     * k3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                        (33sts)

30th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

31st Row:     * k2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                       (25sts)

32nd Row      S1, purl to last st, k1

33rd Row:     * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                       (17sts)

34th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

35th Row:     * k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                             (9sts)

36th Row       P2tog across row to last st, k1                                 (5sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a tail to use for sewing up the side seam.

Draw yarn through remaining 5sts.        Fasten off.            Sew seam.

 

 

 

 

DIXIE Deep Rib Baby Hat                 Newborn Baby  

                

Size

 

Width:         5¼ “   ~  10½“ all around
Height:        5¼“

 

Requirements

 

DK (8ply) yarn ~ around 10 - 12g

4mm needles

 

Cast on 57sts

 

1st Row         S1, p1, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * to last st, k1

 

2nd Row        S1, p2, *k2, p2, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Repeat these 2 rows 8 times more

 

19th Row       S1, knit to end

20th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

                                                 

Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more

 

29th Row       S1, knit to end

30th Row       K2tog, purl to last 2sts, k2tog                                  (55sts)

 

Shape Top ~

31st Row:     * k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                       (46sts)

32nd Row      S1, purl to last st, k1

33rd Row:     * k3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                        (37sts)

34th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

35th Row:     * k2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                       (28sts)

36th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

37th Row:     * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                       (19sts)

38th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

39th Row:     * k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                             (10sts)

40th Row       P2tog across row                                                      (5sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a tail to use for sewing up the side seam.

Draw yarn through remaining 5sts.        Fasten off.            Sew seam.

 

 

 

 

DIXIE Deep Rib Baby Hat                 0 - 3 months baby

 

Size

 

Width:         6“ ~  12“ all around
Height:        6“

 

Requirements

 

DK (8ply) yarn ~ around 18 - 20g

4mm needles

 

Cast on 65sts

 

1st Row         S1, p1, k2, *p2, k2, rep from * to last st, k1

 

2nd Row        S1, *p2, k2, rep from * to end

 

Repeat these 2 rows 9 times more

 

21st Row       S1, knit to end

22nd Row      S1, purl to last st, k1

                                                 

Repeat last 2 rows 5 times more

 

33rd Row       S1, knit to end

34th Row       S1, purl to last 2sts, k2tog                                       (64sts)

 

 

Shape Top ~

 

35th Row:     * k5, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                       (55sts)

36th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

37th Row:     * k4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                        (46sts)

38th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

39th Row:     * k3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                        (37sts)

40th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

41st Row:     * k2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                        (28sts)

42nd Row      S1, purl to last st, k1

43rd Row:     * k1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                        (19sts)

44th Row       S1, purl to last st, k1

45th Row:     * k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                             (10sts)

46th Row       P2tog across row                                                      (5sts)

Cut yarn, leaving a tail to use for sewing up the side seam.

Draw yarn through remaining 5sts.      Fasten off.              Sew seam.

 
 

 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.   
 
However, please do not copy my patterns

 
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This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
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