Sunday, 14 April 2013

How to crochet a newborn baby boy stripey beanie - Product review Deramores baby yarn

I was delighted to be asked to review Deramores.com's new range of baby yarns as any crocheter would be but I was even more delighted to find that the yarns were extremely lovely to work with.




You can watch my first impressions on receiving the baby yarn pack in the video above. I found the yarns to be a really good selection of colours that you could mix together really nicely. There wasn't, in my eyes, any odd colour that couldn't be used as sometimes you can get with yarn packs.

The Deramores Baby DK yarn pack comes with 8 balls and the ball shades include: Snow White, Ivory, Sky Blue, Denim Blue, Blossom Pink, Deramores Pink, Apple Green and Primrose Yellow. The pack sells for £22.99 (about $30) or you can buy the balls individually for £2.99 and you can buy them from outside the UK as well.

The great thing about Deramores is that they deliver really quickly. I have often ordered the day before and received my yarns the next day which, as an impatient crocheter and person in general he he, this is a blessing!

The yarns feel extremely soft and smooth to work with and don't smell chemically like you can find with some non-natural fibre yarns. The great thing about these yarns too is that they can be washed in a normal washing machine cycle at 40 degrees and even tumbled on a cool tumble. A god-send for any mum who knows how much washing a baby can get through! 

Part two of my review includes a free crochet pattern tutorial for a newborn baby boy stripey beanie and I am in love with the blue shades mixed together. The written pattern is included below the video.




You will need
1 ball of Deramores DK baby yarn in shade Snow White 001
1 ball of Deramores DK baby yarn in shade Sky Blue 003
1 ball of Deramores DK baby yarn in shade Denim Blue 004

or any DK yarn/light worsted weight yarn in your chosen colours.

3.5 mm crochet hook

This pattern is in US terminology.
dc = tr in UK terminology

W = white
LB = light blue (sky blue)
DB = dark blue (denim blue)

Round 1
In W, crochet 10dc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join - (10)

Round 2
Ch2 (count as st here and throughout), 1dc in same st as chs, 2dc in ea st around, join LB with sl st to join - (20)

Round 3
Continuing in LB, ch2, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st to join - (30)

Round 4
Ch2, 1dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st*  repeat from * to * until end, join DB with sl st to join - (40)

Round 5
Continuing in DB, ch2, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, sl st to join - (50)

Round 6
Ch2, 1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st* repeat from * to * until end, join W with sl st to join - (60)

Rounds 7
Continuing in W, ch2, 1dc in next st and in ea st around, sl st to join - (60)

Rounds 8
Repeat round 7, joining LB with sl st to join - (60)

Rounds 9 - 10
Repeat round 7 continuing in LB, join DB with sl st on last round to join - (60)

Rounds 11 - 12
Repeat round 7 continuing in DB, join W with sl st on last round to join - (60)

Rounds 13 - 14
Repeat round 7 continuing in W, sl st to join, fasten off on last round - (60)

For a longer hat if preferred you can repeat round 7, alternating each colour on every two rounds.

For more information on Deramores new range of DK baby yarn click here:

Happy crocheting!



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