NICU Challenge Day 4: Textures Beanie

Textures Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern | NICU Challenge 2016

Today’s challenge pattern uses drop stitches.  This technique involves crocheting into a previous row over the top of the row into which you’d normally be stitching.  I love the soft texture and look of this alternating stitch pattern. As with all of this year’s patterns, you’ll use either light worsted weight (for newborn size) or baby weight (for preemie size) yarns….

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NICU Challenge Day 2: Cross Stitch Beanie

Cross Stitch Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern | NICU Challenge 2016

Today’s pattern is one of my favorites from this year’s challenge:  the cross-stitch beanie.  This is a technique that looks difficult, but is really just double crochets.  I love it when I get such a fun look from a simple stitch! As with all of this year’s patterns, you’ll use either light worsted weight (for newborn size) or baby weight (for…

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NICU Challenge Day 1: High Tide Beanie

High Tide Beanie | Free Crochet Pattern | NICU Challenge 2016

Let the 2016 Challenge Begin!  This year’s challenge patterns all use either light worsted weight (for newborn size) or baby weight (for preemie size) yarns, so stock up with your favorite colors so that you’re ready for the hats as they come out each day. Our first challenge pattern is the High Tide Beanie.  Like most…

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