Crochet Pattern: Granny Chevron Wrap

Free crochet pattern: Granny Chevron Wrap in Lion Brand Heartland by Underground Crafter - worn outstretchedIt’s no secret that I love using asymmetry in my designs. I’m sharing the free crochet pattern for the Granny Chevron Wrap, a rippled rectangular wrap that features stripes and color blocking to make a dramatic statement. This post is part of my 30-day celebration of Granny Square Month.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this progress photo a few weeks back.

I was just at the very beginning of the Granny Chevron Wrap journey.

Free crochet pattern: Granny Chevron Wrap in Lion Brand Heartland by Underground Crafter - chevron stripes detail

I wanted to design a pattern for Granny Square Month that could be worked in one piece (to satisfy those many crocheters who like the look of the granny stitch but aren’t fans of seaming). If you also aren’t a fan of weaving in ends, feel free to make your version in one color.

Free crochet pattern: Granny Chevron Wrap in Lion Brand Heartland by Underground Crafter - back close upI like the way this wrap has two sides (two personalities?) to it. There’s the light and cheerful striped side, and there’s the dark and subtle solid side.

Free crochet pattern: Granny Chevron Wrap in Lion Brand Heartland by Underground Crafter - stripes worn over shoulderEmphasize which ever side you prefer as you style your Granny Chevron Wrap! I originally started this project with the yarn I had left over from the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long, but then I decided to go out and buy some more Lion Brand Heartland yarn in Glacier Bay, one of my favorite colorways. I’ve actually used it in several previous designs. (Click on the images to get the free crochet patterns.)

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It's a School Night Night Child's Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter | Crochet an easy child's blanket to donate to Project Night Night, or to use at home. #charity

Mitered Square Pet Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Valiant Stripes Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Intensive Love Blanket, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This preemie-sized blanket is perfect for donation to Knots of Love, or any other charity providing incubator blankets to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

Circle with Popcorn Granny Square, free 6" # crochet square pattern by @ucrafter

As you can see, it’s a very versatile color!

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Granny Chevron Wrap

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Granny Chevron Wrap in Lion Brand Heartland by Underground Crafter - worn outstretched and as scarfThis rippled, rectangular granny stitch shawl is long enough to wrap yourself in comfort. It can be worn as a shawl or wide scarf. The combination of stripes and color blocking make a dramatic statement piece. The simple, one row repeat pattern makes this a perfect prayer shawl or mindful crochet project.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 14” (35.5 cm) width x 62.5” (159 cm) length.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 2 skeins ea in 156 Guadalupe Mountains (CA) and 105 Glacier Bay (CB), and 1 skein in 98 Acadia (CB), or approximately 305 yd (279 m) in CA, 251 yd (230 m) in CB, and 470 yd (430 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Width in pattern = 14” (35.5 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • cl – cluster – [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times in same st, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch by New Stitch A Day is available here. For this pattern, do not “secure it” with a chain as advised in the video.
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
  • () Instructions within parenthesis are worked into same stitch or space.

Pattern Note

  • Starting in Row 2, stitches are worked into spaces between 3-st groups.

Pattern Instructions

Wrap

  • With CA, ch 71 (or any multiple of 23 sts, + 25 sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as first dc), [3 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch] 3 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch, *[sk 2 ch, 3 dc in next st]** twice, sk 2 ch, cl in next ch, sk 4 ch, cl in next ch, [sk 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch] twice, sk 2 ch, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch; rep from * across to last 12 ch, rep from * to ** 3 times, sk 2 ch, dc in last ch. (20 3-dc groups + 4 cl + 2 dc + 3 ch-3 sp)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3, sk first st and first sp, 3 dc in ea of next 3 sp between 3-st groups, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, *3 dc in ea of next 2 sp between 3-st groups, cl in next sp, sk sp between cl from previous row, cl in next sp, 3 dc in ea of next 2 sp between 3-st groups, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last 4 sp, 3 dc in ea of next 3 sp between 3-st groups, dc in sp between last 3-dc group and last dc.
  • Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2, 3 times, changing to CB in last yo of final dc at end of Row 5. Fasten off CA.
  • Rows 6-10: Rep Row 2, 5 times, changing to CA in last yo of final dc at end of Row 10. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 11-15: Rep Row 2, 5 times, changing to CB in last yo of final dc at end of Row 15. Fasten off CA.
  • Rows 16-45: Rep Rows 6-15, 3 times, or until wrap measures approximately 32” (81.5 cm) long (or about half of desired length), ending after Row 15 but changing to CC in last yo of final dc at end of Row 45.
  • Rows 46-85: Rep Row 2, 40 times, or until wrap measures about 62.5” (159 cm), or desired length. Fasten off CC.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/06/26/crochet-pattern-granny-chevron-wrap. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Knitting Pattern: Bird Tracks Beanie

Free knitting pattern: Bird Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Heartland in 4 sizes by Underground Crafter

The Bird Tracks Beanie features a textured, traveling stitch pattern. Pick your favorite method (knit flat and seamed, or knit seamlessly in the round) to make your version. This is a bonus pattern for the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long, and it uses the same stitch pattern as the Baby Bird Blanket. The Bird Tracks Beanie is available in four sizes from preemie through adult and it’s designed to meet the donation requirements of Knots of Love.

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When I finished knitting the Baby Bird Blanket, I knew I wanted to play around with the stitch pattern a little bit more.

Free knitting pattern: Bird Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Heartland in 4 sizes by Underground CrafterI mean, who doesn’t love the look of the seed stitch, and the traveling Vs in this pattern are so fun! The stitches really pop in the Lion Brand Heartland yarn. And, Heartland is squishy soft, too.

Free knitting pattern: Bird Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Heartland in 4 sizes by Underground CrafterSince I wanted to make this as a bonus pattern for the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long, I thought it would be best to include instructions for knitting in the round seamlessly and knitting flat with a seam because you can do that with the Hummingbird Hat pattern. However, this stitch pattern isn’t the same on both sides so it required a little bit more fiddling to write up the pattern.

Free knitting pattern: Bird Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Heartland in 4 sizes by Underground CrafterThat extra fiddling was totally worth it, though! I topped my Bird Tracks Beanie with a pom pom, but (for safety reasons) leave the pom pom off for the preemie sizes. If you’re making a version to donate to Knots of Love, be sure to follow their guidelines!

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Bird Tracks Beanie

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free knitting pattern: Bird Tracks Beanie in Lion Brand Heartland in 4 sizes by Underground Crafter | This textured beanie features a traveling stitch pattern. Pick your favorite method (knit flat and seamed, or knit seamlessly in the round) to make your version. This pattern is designed to meet the donation requirements of Knots of Love. This is a bonus pattern for the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long, a free KAL sponsored by Lion Brand.This textured beanie features a traveling stitch pattern. Pick your favorite method (knit flat and seamed, or knit seamlessly in the round) to make your version. This pattern is designed to meet the donation requirements of Knots of Love, a charity that distributes handmade hats to people suffering from traumatic hair loss due to illness or injury and blankets to infants in neonatal intensive care units. Get the matching Baby Bird Blanket pattern here.

Finished Sizes

  • 2-Lb. Preemie (5-Lb. Preemie, Toddler, Adult). Photographed sample is Adult.
    • 2-Lb. Preemie: 7” (18 cm) hat circumference x 3.5” (9 cm) height.
    • 5-Lb. Preemie: 10” (25.5 cm) hat circumference x 4.5” (11.5 cm) height.
    • Toddler: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 6.5” (16.5 cm) height.
    • Adult: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skein each in MC and CC, or approximately 251 yd (230 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn. (I used 149 Great Smoky Mountains as MC and 156 Guadalupe Mountains as CC.)
  • US 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. (Use straight needles to knit flat and seam, or use double pointed or circular needles to knit seamlessly in the round for the ribbing.)
  • US 8/5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. (Use straight needles to knit flat and seam, or use double pointed needles to knit seamlessly in the round, or 40”/100 cm circular needles to knit seamlessly in the round with the magic loop method.)
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Extra Large Pom Pom Maker (optional for Toddler and Adult sizes only).
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set (optional, but helpful if knitting in the round or to mark repeats in pattern).

Gauge

  • 20 sts = 4” (10 cm) in larger needles in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Instructions for Gauge Swatch

  • CO 36 sts.
  • Work Rows 1-6 in pattern until swatch measures at least 4” (10 cm) long.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CC – Contrasting Color
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 sts together – Lion Brand’s video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • MC – Main Color
  • p – purl
  • p2tog – purl 2 sts together – Lion Brand’s video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated

Pattern Notes

  • Instructions are given in each size for knitting flat and seaming or knitting in the round seamlessly.

2-Lb. Preemie – Knit Flat and Seamed Version

  • With CC and smaller needles, CO 36 sts.
  • Ribbing Row: *K3, p3; rep from * across.
  • Rep Ribbing Row until 1” (2.5 cm) long. Fasten off CC. Switch to MC and larger needles.
  • Set Up Row: Knit across. Skip Row 1, continue to Row 2.
  • Row 1: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k4, p1, k5; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: *P4, [k1, p1] twice, p4, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k2, [p1, k3] twice; rep from * across.
  • Row 4: *P2, k1, p5, k1, p3, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: *[P1, k1] 5 times, k6, p1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Row 6: *K1, p9, [k1, p1] 4 times; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 1-6 until hat measures approximately 3.5” (9 cm) long, or approximately desired length, ending after Row 6. Begin decreasing to crown.
  • Row 7: *K2tog; rep from * across. (18 sts)
  • Row 8: *P2tog; rep from * across. (9 sts)
  • Row 9: K1, *k2tog; rep from * across. (5 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown All Sizes (see page 7).

2-Lb. Preemie – Knit Seamlessly in the Round Version

  • With CC and smaller needles, CO 36 sts.
  • Ribbing Rnd: *K3, p3; rep from * around, place stitch marker, join and begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.
  • Rep Ribbing Rnd until 1” (2.5 cm) long. Fasten off CC. Switch to MC and larger needles.
  • Set Up Rnd: Knit around. Skip Rnd 1, continue to Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 1: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k4, p1, k5; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 2: * [K1, p1] 3 times, k5, [p1, k1] twice, k3; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 3: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k2, [p1, k3] twice; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 4: *[K1, p1] 3 times, k3, p1, k5, p1, k2; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 5: *[P1, k1] 5 times, k6, p1, k1; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 6: *[K1, p1] 4 times, k9, p1; rep from * around.
  • Rep Rnds 1-6 until hat measures approximately 3.5” (9 cm) long, or approximately desired length, ending after Row 6. Begin decreasing to crown.
  • Rnd 7: *K2tog; rep from * around. (18 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *K2tog; rep from * around. (9 sts)
  • Rnd 9: K1, *k2tog; rep from * around. (5 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown All Sizes (see page 7).

5-Lb. Preemie – Knit Flat and Seamed Version

  • With CC and smaller needles, CO 54 sts.
  • Ribbing Row: *K3, p3; rep from * across.
  • Rep Ribbing Row until 1” (2.5 cm) long. Fasten off CC. Switch to MC and larger needles.
  • Set Up Row: Knit across. Skip Row 1, continue to Row 2.
  • Row 1: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k4, p1, k5; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: *P4, [k1, p1] twice, p4, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k2, [p1, k3] twice; rep from * across.
  • Row 4: *P2, k1, p5, k1, p3, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: *[P1, k1] 5 times, k6, p1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Row 6: *K1, p9, [k1, p1] 4 times; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 1-6 until hat measures approximately 4.5” (11.5 cm) long, or approximately desired length, ending after Row 6. Begin decreasing to crown.
  • Row 7: *K2tog; rep from * across. (27 sts)
  • Row 8: P1, *p2tog; rep from * across. (14 sts)
  • Row 9: *K2tog; rep from * across. (7 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown All Sizes (see page 7).

5-Lb. Preemie – Knit Seamlessly in the Round Version

  • With CC and smaller needles, CO 54 sts.
  • Ribbing Rnd: *K3, p3; rep from * around, place stitch marker, join and begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.
  • Rep Ribbing Rnd until 1” (2.5 cm) long. Fasten off CC. Switch to MC and larger needles.
  • Set Up Rnd: Knit around. Skip Rnd 1, continue to Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 1: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k4, p1, k5; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 2: * [K1, p1] 3 times, k5, [p1, k1] twice, k3; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 3: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k2, [p1, k3] twice; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 4: *[K1, p1] 3 times, k3, p1, k5, p1, k2; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 5: *[P1, k1] 5 times, k6, p1, k1; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 6: *[K1, p1] 4 times, k9, p1; rep from * around.
  • Rep Rnds 1-6 until hat measures approximately 4.5” (11.5 cm) long, or approximately desired length, ending after Row 6. Begin decreasing to crown.
  • Rnd 7: *K2tog; rep from * around. (27 sts)
  • Rnd 8: K1, *k2tog; rep from * around. (14 sts)
  • Rnd 9: *K2tog; rep from * around. (7 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown All Sizes (see page 7).

Toddler – Knit Flat and Seamed Version

  • With CC and smaller needles, CO 90 sts.
  • Ribbing Row: *K3, p3; rep from * across.
  • Rep Ribbing Row until 1” (2.5 cm) long. Fasten off CC. Switch to MC and larger needles.
  • Set Up Row: Knit across. Skip Row 1, continue to Row 2.
  • Row 1: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k4, p1, k5; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: *P4, [k1, p1] twice, p4, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k2, [p1, k3] twice; rep from * across.
  • Row 4: *P2, k1, p5, k1, p3, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: *[P1, k1] 5 times, k6, p1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Row 6: *K1, p9, [k1, p1] 4 times; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 1-6 until hat measures approximately 6.5” (16.5 cm) long, or approximately desired length, ending after Row 6. Begin decreasing to crown.
  • Row 7: *K2tog; rep from * across. (45 sts)
  • Row 8: P1, *p2tog; rep from * across. (23 sts)
  • Row 9: K1, *k2tog; rep from * across. (12 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown All Sizes (see page 7).

Toddler – Knit Seamlessly in the Round Version

  • With CC and smaller needles, CO 90 sts.
  • Ribbing Rnd: *K3, p3; rep from * around, place stitch marker, join and begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.
  • Rep Ribbing Rnd until 1” (2.5 cm) long. Fasten off CC. Switch to MC and larger needles.
  • Set Up Rnd: Knit around. Skip Rnd 1, continue to Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 1: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k4, p1, k5; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 2: * [K1, p1] 3 times, k5, [p1, k1] twice, k3; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 3: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k2, [p1, k3] twice; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 4: *[K1, p1] 3 times, k3, p1, k5, p1, k2; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 5: *[P1, k1] 5 times, k6, p1, k1; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 6: *[K1, p1] 4 times, k9, p1; rep from * around.
  • Rep Rnds 1-6 until hat measures approximately 6.5” (16.5 cm) long, or approximately desired length, ending after Row 6. Begin decreasing to crown.
  • Rnd 7: *K2tog; rep from * around. (45 sts)
  • Rnd 8: K1, *k2tog; rep from * around. (23 sts)
  • Rnd 9: K1, *k2tog; rep from * around. (12 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown All Sizes (see page 7).

Adult – Knit Flat and Seamed Version

  • With CC and smaller needles, CO 108 sts.
  • Ribbing Row: *K3, p3; rep from * across.
  • Rep Ribbing Row until 1” (2.5 cm) long. Fasten off CC. Switch to MC and larger needles.
  • Set Up Row: Knit across. Skip Row 1, continue to Row 2.
  • Row 1: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k4, p1, k5; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: *P4, [k1, p1] twice, p4, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k2, [p1, k3] twice; rep from * across.
  • Row 4: *P2, k1, p5, k1, p3, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: *[P1, k1] 5 times, k6, p1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Row 6: *K1, p9, [k1, p1] 4 times; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 1-6 until hat measures approximately 7.5” (19 cm) long, or approximately desired length, ending after Row 6. Begin decreasing to crown.
  • Row 7: *K2tog; rep from * across. (54 sts)
  • Row 8: *P2tog; rep from * across. (27 sts)
  • Row 9: K1, *k2tog; rep from * across. (14 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown All Sizes (see page 15).

Adult – Knit Seamlessly in the Round Version

  • With CC and smaller needles, CO 108 sts.
  • Ribbing Rnd: *K3, p3; rep from * around, place stitch marker, join and begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.
  • Rep Ribbing Rnd until 1” (2.5 cm) long. Fasten off CC. Switch to MC and larger needles.
  • Set Up Rnd: Knit around. Skip Rnd 1, continue to Rnd 2.
  • Rnd 1: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k4, p1, k5; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 2: * [K1, p1] 3 times, k5, [p1, k1] twice, k3; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 3: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k2, [p1, k3] twice; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 4: *[K1, p1] 3 times, k3, p1, k5, p1, k2; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 5: *[P1, k1] 5 times, k6, p1, k1; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 6: *[K1, p1] 4 times, k9, p1; rep from * around.
  • Rep Rnds 1-6 until hat measures approximately 7.5” (19 cm) long, or approximately desired length, ending after Row 6. Begin decreasing to crown.
  • Rnd 7: *K2tog; rep from * around. (54 sts)
  • Rnd 8: *K2tog; rep from * around. (27 sts)
  • Rnd 9: K1, *k2tog; rep from * around. (14 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown All Sizes (see page 15).

Closing Crown (All Sizes)

  • With yarn needle, draw yarn tail through remaining sts, remove sts from needles, pull yarn tight and secure to close crown.

Seaming Hat (All Sizes Knit Flat)

  • With yarn needle threaded with MC, seam hat from crown to color change using mattress stitch. (A mattress stitch seam tutorial is available here.) At color change, drop MC, thread yarn needle with CC, and seam rest of hat closed using CC and mattress stitch. Continue to Finishing (All Sizes).

Finishing (All Sizes)

  • Weave in ends on inside of hat with yarn needle.
  • For Toddler and Adult Sizes ONLY, make pom pom with CC. Use a long yarn tail for tying pom pom together and do not trim this yarn tail.
    • Clover’s video tutorial for using the Clover Pom Pom Maker is available here.
    • Lion Brand’s video tutorial for 3 ways to make a pom pom without a pom pom maker is available here.
  • Thread the long pom pom yarn tail with yarn needle. Attach pom pom to top of hat with yarn tail. Securely weave yarn tail on inside of hat with yarn needle.
  • Spray block if desired. If you’re new to blocking, read Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.
© 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/05/23/knitting-pattern-bird-tracks-beanie. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Knitting Pattern: Baby Bird Blanket

Baby Bird Blanket, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Heartland in preemie, stroller, and baby blanket sizes by Underground Crafter The Baby Bird Blanket is a beginner-friendly textured, striped blanket in preemie, stroller, and baby blanket sizes. It combines the stitch pattern from the Hummingbird Hat with a traveling stitch pattern to create the perfect welcome for a little one. This pattern is part of the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long.

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Baby Bird Blanket, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Heartland in preemie, stroller, and baby blanket sizes by Underground Crafter I love the seed stitch. It adds texture to any pattern and it looks great! So when I found this downward arrow pattern combined with seed stitch in one of my favorite Japanese stitch guides, I knew I had to use it.

Baby Bird Blanket, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Heartland in preemie, stroller, and baby blanket sizes by Underground Crafter Like the Hummingbird Hat, this pattern is designed to meet the donation requirements for Knots of Love. If you’re new to Knots of Love, you can learn more about this wonderful organization that distributes handmade hats and preemie blankets in this video celebrating the donation of their 350,000 hat!

I used Lion Brand Heartland, a wonderfully soft, easy care yarn available in beautiful colors, for my blanket. If you plan to donate your version of the Baby Bird Blanket to Knots of Love, be sure to follow their guidelines and use a Heartland or another yarn on their approved yarns list.

Find out more about the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long with Lion Brand and Knots of Love (including how to enter to win some great prizes from Lion Brand, Search Press, and Clover) here.

Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long with Underground Crafter, Lion Brand, and Knots of Love

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  • Share your completed project pictures here by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on May 30, 2018 for your chance to win great prizes.

I had so much fun designing the Hummingbird Hat and the Baby Bird Blanket, so I decided to add a bonus pattern to this KAL! Stop by next week to get the Bird Tracks Beanie pattern.

Bird Tracks Beanie and Baby Bird Blanket, free knitting patterns in Lion Brand Heartland by Underground Crafter

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Baby Bird Blanket

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

Updated 11/29/2018

This textured, striped baby blanket is perfect for welcoming a little one. This preemie size of this pattern is designed to meet the donation requirements of Knots of Love, a charity that distributes handmade blankets to infants in neonatal intensive care units. This blanket also coordinates with the Hummingbird Hat.

Finished Sizes

  • Preemie Blanket (Stroller Blanket, Baby Blanket). Photographed sample is Preemie Blanket.
    • Preemie Blanket: 18” (46 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) long.
    • Stroller Blanket: 27” (68.5 cm) wide x 32” (81.5 cm) long.
    • Baby Blanket: 36” (91.5 cm) wide x 40” (101.5 cm) long.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 (2, 3) skein(s) each in MC and CC, or approximately 251 yd/502 yd/753 yd (230 m/460 m/690 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn. (I used 178 Pinnacles as MC and 156 Guadalupe Mountains as CC.)
  • US 8/5 mm 40” (100 cm) knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. (This project is knit flat in rows, but circular needles are recommended because of the large number of stitches on the needles.)
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set (optional).

Gauge

  • 20 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CC – Contrasting Color
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • MC – Main Color
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • sl – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • For gauge swatch, CO 38 sts. Follow pattern through Row 12. Rep Row 1-12. BO in knit.

Pattern Instructions

Preemie Blanket

  • With MC, CO 92 sts (or any multiple of 18 sts + 2 sts for edges).
  • Row 1: (Right Side) With MC, sl 1, *k3, p1, k1, p1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, *k3, p3; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.
  • Row 7: Sl 1, *p1, k1, p1, k3; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 8: Sl 1, *p3, k3; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 7-8 twice.
  • Rows 13-24: Rep Rows 1-12 once. Fasten off MC.
  • Row 25: With CC, sl 1,*[p1, k1] 4 times, k4, p1, k5; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 26: Sl 1, *p4, [k1, p1] twice, p4, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 27: Sl 1, *[p1, k1] 4 times, k2, [p1, k3] twice; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 28: Sl 1, *p2, k1, p5, k1, p3, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 29: Sl 1,*[p1, k1] 5 times, k6, p1, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 30: Sl 1,*k1, p9, [k1, p1] 4 times; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Rows 31-48: Rep Rows 25-30, 3 times.
  • Rows 49-144: Rep Rows 1-48 twice. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 145-168: Rep Rows 1-24 once more. Do not fasten off MC.
  • With MC, BO in knit.
  • Continue on to Finishing (All Sizes).

Stroller Blanket

  • With MC, CO 128 sts (or any multiple of 18 sts + 2 sts for edges).
  • Row 1: (Right Side) With MC, sl 1, *k3, p1, k1, p1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, *k3, p3; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.
  • Row 7: Sl 1, *p1, k1, p1, k3; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 8: Sl 1, *p3, k3; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 7-8 twice.
  • Rows 13-24: Rep Rows 1-12 once. Fasten off MC.
  • Row 25: With CC, sl 1,*[p1, k1] 4 times, k4, p1, k5; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 26: Sl 1, *p4, [k1, p1] twice, p4, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 27: Sl 1, *[p1, k1] 4 times, k2, [p1, k3] twice; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 28: Sl 1, *p2, k1, p5, k1, p3, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 29: Sl 1,*[p1, k1] 5 times, k6, p1, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 30: Sl 1,*k1, p9, [k1, p1] 4 times; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Rows 31-48: Rep Rows 25-30, 3 times.
  • Rows 49-192: Rep Rows 1-48, 3 times. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 193-216: Rep Rows 1-24 once more. Do not fasten off MC.
  • With MC, BO in knit.
  • Continue on to Finishing (All Sizes).

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Baby Blanket

  • With MC, CO 182 sts (or any multiple of 18 sts + 2 sts for edges).
  • Row 1: (Right Side) With MC, sl 1, *k3, p1, k1, p1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, *k3, p3; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.
  • Row 7: Sl 1, *p1, k1, p1, k3; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 8: Sl 1, *p3, k3; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 7-8 twice.
  • Rows 13-24: Rep Rows 1-12 once. Fasten off MC.
  • Row 25: With CC, sl 1,*[p1, k1] 4 times, k4, p1, k5; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 26: Sl 1, *p4, [k1, p1] twice, p4, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 27: Sl 1, *[p1, k1] 4 times, k2, [p1, k3] twice; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 28: Sl 1, *p2, k1, p5, k1, p3, [k1, p1] 3 times; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 29: Sl 1,*[p1, k1] 5 times, k6, p1, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 30: Sl 1,*k1, p9, [k1, p1] 4 times; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Rows 31-48: Rep Rows 25-30, 3 times.
  • Rows 49-240: Rep Rows 1-48, 4 times. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 241-264: Rep Rows 1-24 once more. Do not fasten off MC.
  • With MC, BO in knit.
  • Continue on to Finishing (All Sizes).

Finishing (All Sizes)

© 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/05/16/knitting-pattern-baby-bird-blanket/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Knitting Pattern: Hummingbird Hat

Hummingbird Hat, free knitting pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand HeartlandI’m so excited to be sharing the first pattern in the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long. The Hummingbird Hat uses a simple, stretchy stitch pattern to create a comfortable hat that can adjust for hair growth. The stitch pattern can be worked flat or in the round, so you get to choose how to make your Hummingbird Hat – flat and seamed or seamless in the round. The Hummingbird Hat knitting pattern is available in 12 sizes from 2-Lb. Preemie through Adult Large.

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Last week, I shared a sneak peak of the 4-Lb. Preemie size of the Hummingbird Hat, so I thought today I’d share a sneak peak of the next pattern in this knit-a-long, the Baby Bird Blanket.

Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket, free knitting patterns by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand HeartlandThe stitch pattern that I’m calling the Hummingbird Stitch is the foundation of both patterns. It’s super stretchy, like ribbing, but it has a more intricate look.

This hat is knit from the bottom up, so it decreases as you get towards the crown. If you’re new to decreasing in knitting, I’ve linked up four video tutorials to help you.

Hummingbird Hat, free knitting pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand HeartlandAnd, speaking of videos, I made a short preview video so you can see how the hat fits.

If you’re making a hat to donate to Knots of Love, be sure to read through their guidelines and follow their donation instructions for best results. I used Lion Brand Heartland yarn, one of my favorite yarns. It’s an ultra soft, easy care yarn available in stunning colors, and it’s on Knots of Love’s required yarn list.

Find out more about the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long with Lion Brand and Knots of Love (including how to enter to win some great prizes from Lion Brand, Search Press, and Clover) here.

Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long with Underground Crafter, Lion Brand, and Knots of Love

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  • Share your completed project pictures here by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on May 30, 2018 for your chance to win great prizes.
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Hummingbird Hat

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

Hummingbird Hat, free knitting pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand HeartlandThis stretchy hat uses a stitch pattern that can be worked flat or in the round. Pick your favorite method (knit flat and seamed, or knit seamlessly in the round) to make your version. This pattern is designed to meet the donation requirements of Knots of Love, a charity that distributes handmade hats to people suffering from traumatic hair loss due to illness or injury and blankets to infants in neonatal intensive care units.

Finished Sizes

  • 2-Lb. Preemie (4-Lb. Preemie, 5-Lb. Preemie, 6-Lb. Preemie, Newborn, 0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large). Photographed samples are Teen/Adult Small and 4-Lb. Preemie.
    • 2-Lb. Preemie: 7” (18 cm) hat circumference x 3.5” (9 cm) height.
    • 4-Lb. Preemie: 9” (23 cm) hat circumference x 4” (10 cm) height.
    • 5-Lb. Preemie: 10” (25.5 cm) hat circumference x 4.5” (11.5 cm) height.
    • 6-Lb. Preemie: 11” (28 cm) hat circumference x 5” (13 cm) height.
    • Newborn: 12” (30.5 cm) hat circumference x 6” (15 cm) height.
    • 0-6 Months: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference x 6” (15 cm) height.
    • 6-12 Months: 16” (40.5 cm) hat circumference x 6.25” (16 cm) height.
    • Toddler: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 6.5” (16.5 cm) height.
    • Child: 18” (46 cm) hat circumference x 7” (18 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 19” (48 cm) hat circumference x 7” (18 cm) height.
    • Adult Medium: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height.
    • Adult Large: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Heartland yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skein each in MC and CC, or approximately 251 yd (230 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn. (I used 195 Biscayne as MC and 98 Acadia as CC for the 4-Lb. Preemie size and 149 Great Smoky Mountains as MC and 195 Biscayne as CC in the Teen/Adult Small size.)
  • US 8/5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. (Use straight needles to knit flat and seam, or use double pointed needles to knit seamlessly in the round, or 40”/100 cm circular needles to knit seamlessly in the round with the magic loop method.)
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set (optional, but helpful if knitting in the round or to mark repeats in pattern).

Gauge

  • 20 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CC – Contrasting Color
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 sts together – See Pattern Notes for link to video tutorial.
  • k3tog – knit 3 sts together – See Pattern Notes for link to video tutorial.
  • MC – Main Color
  • p – purl
  • p2tog – purl 2 sts together – See Pattern Notes for link to video tutorial.
  • p3tog – purl 3 sts together – See Pattern Notes for link to video tutorial.
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Hummingbird Stitch Pattern

  • CO number of sts for your size hat (or any multiple of 6 sts).
  • Row/Rnd 1: (Right Side)*K3, p1, k1, p1; rep from * across/around.
  • Row/Rnd 2: *K3, p3; rep from * across/around.
  • Rows/Rnds 3-6: Rep Rows/Rnds 1-2 twice.
  • Row/Rnd 7: *P1, k1, p1, k3; rep from * across/around.
  • Row/Rnd 8: *P3, k3; rep from * across/around.
  • Rows/Rnds 9-12: Rep Rows/Rnds 7-8 twice.
  • Bind off in knit or as directed in pattern.

Pattern Notes

  • Helpful video tutorials are available for all of the decrease stitches.
    • Lion Brand’s video tutorial for k2tog is available here.
    • New Stitch a Day’s video tutorial for k3tog is available here.
    • Lion Brand’s video tutorial for p2tog is available here.
    • New Stitch a Day’s video tutorial for p3tog is available here.
  • This hat can be knit in the round seamlessly or knit flat and seamed. Instructions are given for knitting flat. To knit in the round, follow pattern for desired size through Row 1, place stitch marker, being careful not to twist the sts, join to begin knitting in the round. Continue with rest of pattern through Closing Crown (All Sizes), skip Seaming Hat (All Sizes Knit Flat), and continue to Finishing (All Sizes).

Pattern Instructions

2-Lb. Preemie Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

  • With CC, CO 36 sts.
  • Rows 1-6: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-6. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 7-12: With MC, Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 7-12.
  • Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 2.75” (7 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (24 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (12 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (6 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *K2tog; rep from * across. (3 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (24 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (12 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (6 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *P2tog; rep from * across. (3 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

4-Lb. Preemie Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

Hummingbird Hat, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Heartland yarn by Underground Crafter

  • With CC, CO 48 sts.
  • Rows 1-6: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-6. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 7-12: With MC, Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 7-12.
  • Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 3.25” (8 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (32 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (16 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *K2tog; rep from * across. (4 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (32 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (16 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *P2tog; rep from * across. (4 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

5-Lb. Preemie Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

  • With CC, CO 54 sts.
  • Rows 1-6: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-6. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 7-12: With MC, Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 7-12.
  • Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 3.75” (9.5 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (36 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (18 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (9 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: K1,*k2tog; rep from * across. (5 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (36 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (18 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (9 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: P1, *p2tog; rep from * across. (5 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

6-Lb. Preemie Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

  • With CC, CO 60 sts.
  • Rows 1-6: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-6. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 7-12: With MC, Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 7-12.
  • Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 4.25” (11 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (40 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (20 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (10 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *K2tog; rep from * across. (5 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (32 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (16 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *P2tog; rep from * across. (4 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Newborn Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

  • With CC, CO 66 sts.
  • Rows 1-6: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-6. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 7-12: With MC, Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 7-12.
  • Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 5.25” (13.5 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (44 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (22 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (11 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: K1,*k2tog; rep from * across. (6 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (44 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (22 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (11 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: P1, *p2tog; rep from * across. (6 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

0-6 Month Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

  • With CC, CO 78 sts.
  • Rows 1-6: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-6. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 7-12: With MC, Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 7-12.
  • Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 5.25” (13.5 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (52 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (26 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (13 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: K1,*k2tog; rep from * across. (7 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (52 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (26 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (13 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: P1, *p2tog; rep from * across. (7 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

6-12 Month Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

  • With CC, CO 84 sts.
  • Rows 1-6: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-6. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 7-12: With MC, Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 7-12.
  • Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 5.5” (14 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (56 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (28 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (14 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *K2tog; rep from * across. (7 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (56 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (28 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (14 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *P2tog; rep from * across. (7 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Toddler Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

  • With CC, CO 90 sts.
  • Rows 1-6: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-6. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 7-12: With MC, Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 7-12.
  • Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 5.75” (14.5 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (60 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (30 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (15 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: K1,*k2tog; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (60 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (30 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (15 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: P1, *p2tog; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Child Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

  • With CC, CO 96 sts.
  • Rows 1-12: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-12. Fasten off CC.
  • Switch to MC. Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 6.25” (16 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (64 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (32 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (16 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *K2tog; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (64 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (32 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (16 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *P2tog; rep from * across. (8 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Teen/Adult Small Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

Hummingbird Hat, free knitting pattern by Underground Crafter in Lion Brand Heartland

  • With CC, CO 102 sts.
  • Rows 1-12: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-12. Fasten off CC.
  • Switch to MC. Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 6.25” (16 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (68 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (34 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (17 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: K1,*k2tog; rep from * across. (9 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (68 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (34 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (17 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: P1, *p2tog; rep from * across. (9 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Adult Medium Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

  • With CC, CO 108 sts.
  • Rows 1-12: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-12. Fasten off CC.
  • Switch to MC. Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 6.75” (17 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (72 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (36 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (18 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *K2tog; rep from * across. (9 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (72 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (36 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (18 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: *P2tog; rep from * across. (9 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Adult Large Size (see Pattern Notes for instructions for knitting in the round)

  • With CC, CO 114 sts.
  • Rows 1-12: Work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern (above) Rows 1-12. Fasten off CC.
  • Switch to MC. Continue to work Hummingbird Stitch Pattern Rows 1-12, until hat measures approximately 7.25” (18.5 cm) long, or approximately 0.75” (2 cm) shorter than desired length, ending after Row 6 or Row 12. Continue on to Decrease to Crown.

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 6 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *P3tog, k3; rep from * across. (76 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *P3, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *P1, k3tog; rep from * across. (38 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *P2tog; rep from * across. (19 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: K1,*k2tog; rep from * across. (10 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Decrease to Crown: If you ended after Row 12 in the Hummingbird Stitch Pattern:

  • Decrease Row 1: *K3, p3tog; rep from * across. (68 sts)
  • Decrease Row 2: *K1, p3; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 3: *K3tog, p1; rep from * across. (34 sts)
  • Decrease Row 4: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Decrease Row 5: *K2tog; rep from * across. (17 sts)
  • Decrease Row 6: P1, *p2tog; rep from * across. (9 sts)
  • Fasten off MC, leaving a long yarn tail (approximately 18”/46 cm) for seaming. Continue to Closing Crown (All Sizes).

Closing Crown (All Sizes)

  • With yarn needle, draw yarn tail through remaining sts, remove sts from needles, pull yarn tight and secure to close crown.

Seaming Hat (All Sizes Knit Flat)

  • With yarn needle threaded with MC, seam hat from crown to color change using mattress stitch. (A mattress stitch seam tutorial is available here.) At color change, drop MC, thread yarn needle with CC, and seam rest of hat closed using CC and mattress stitch. Continue to Finishing (All Sizes).

Finishing (All Sizes)

  • Weave in ends on inside of hat with yarn needle. Spray block if desired.
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  • Join the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long by knitting each of the patterns. You can make your versions to donate to Knots of Love or a local charity, to gift, to sell, or to keep.
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Announcing the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long with Lion Brand and Knots of Love!

Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long with Underground Crafter, Lion Brand, and Knots of Love I am so excited to share something that I’ve been keeping a secret for months! Today, I’m kicking off the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long with Lion Brand and Knots of Love. This set of free knitting patterns includes a stretchy hat available in 12 sizes from 2 lb. preemie through adult large and a textured baby blanket available in preemie blanket, stroller blanket, and baby blanket sizes. Both patterns are designed for donation to Knots of Love, but you can also make your versions to gift, to keep, to donate locally, or to sell.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. This post is part of a sponsored series with Lion Brand. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

Read on for more details, including:

  • More information about Knots of Love,
  • How to join the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket KAL,
  • The KAL schedule,
  • The materials list for both projects,
  • The gauge swatch pattern, and
  • How to enter the end-of-KAL giveaways for great prizes.

About Knots of Love

Last year, I was crocheting on the subway (as I do almost every day during my commute), when a nice young man started chatting with me about what I was making. It turns out that his mother is the founder of Knots of Love, an organization that I featured in this charity spotlight post back in 2016.

Intensive Love Blanket, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter | This preemie-sized blanket is perfect for donation to Knots of Love, or any other charity providing incubator blankets to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
The Intensive Love Blanket in Lion Brand Heartland yarn is a free crochet pattern designed for donation to Knots of Love.

Knots of Love is a nonprofit charity that distributes handmade hats to people experiencing traumatic hair loss due to injury or illness, and handmade preemie blankets to infants in neonatal intensive care units around the country. They actually donate over 4,000 blankets and hats each month (which adds up to over 330,000 hats since they were founded in 2007). When Lion Brand reached out to me about designing a pattern for charity, I knew Knots of Love would be a great organization to work with. If you’re new to Knots of Love, you can learn more about them in this short video.

Knots of Love only accepts donations of hats and blankets made with very soft, machine washable yarns. These are the best for the sensitive skin of the people they distribute hats and blankets to throughout the country. Five super soft yarns from Lion Brand (Heartland, Jeans and Jeans Colors, Feels Like Butta, and Landscapes) are on the approved yarns list for Knots of Love.

You can read more about how to donate to Knots of Love here.

How To Join the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long

I’ve designed a cozy hat and blanket set in Heartland with Knots of Love in mind. Both patterns are simple enough for a dedicated beginner but beautiful enough that more advanced knitters will want to join in.

  • Join in by knitting each of the patterns. You can make your versions to donate to Knots of Love or a local charity, to gift, to sell, or to keep.
  • Share your progress on social media. Tag your project with #lionbrand, #knotsoflove, and #undergroundcrafter. You can also tag me as @UndergroundCrafter on Facebook, MarieInNYC on Ravelry, or @ucrafter on Instagram or Twitter.
  • If you’d like to chat with other knitters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.
  • Share your completed project pictures below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on May 30, 2018 for your chance to win great prizes, including yarn, stitch markers, and needles.
  • At the end of the KAL, you’ll have at least two great projects to donate, gift, sell, or keep.

 

Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long Schedule

These links will be updated as patterns are released throughout the KAL. New links will also be shared in the Underground Crafters Facebook group and this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group.

  • May 2: Announcement including materials and gauge swatch pattern (you are here)
  • May 9: Hummingbird Hat pattern in 12 sizes from 2 lb. preemie through adult large
  • May 16: Baby Bird Blanket pattern in 3 sizes
  • May 23: Bird Tracks Beanie pattern in 4 sizes
  • May 30: Share your completed project picture here by 11:59 p.m. Eastern for your chance to win an end-of-KAL giveaway prize (see below)

Materials List

The Hummingbird Hat is a stretchy hat that uses a stitch pattern that can be knit in the round or knit flat and seamed. The pattern is available in 12 sizes from 2 lb. preemie through adult large.

To make the Hummingbird Hat, you will need:

  • Lion Brand Heartland yarn (5 oz/142 g/251 yd/230 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skein each in your Main Color and a Contrasting Color, or approximately 251 yd (230 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.
    • For my versions, I used 195 Biscayne as the main color and 98 Acadia as the contrasting color for the preemie sizes. I used 149 Great Smokey Mountains as the main color and 195 Biscayne as the contrasting color for the larger sizes.

Hummingbird Hat, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Heartland yarn by Underground Crafter

  • US Size 8/5 mm knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. This pattern can be knit flat on straight needles or in the round using double pointed needles or on circular needles using the magic loop method.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set (optional, but helpful if knitting in the round or to mark repeats in pattern).

The Baby Bird Blanket uses the same stitch pattern from the Hummingbird Hat along with a traveling stitch pattern for added texture.

To make the Baby Bird Blanket, you will need:

  • Lion Brand Heartland yarn (5 oz/142 g/251 yd/230 m/100% acrylic)
    • For the preemie size (suitable for donation to Knots of Love): 1 skein each in your Color A and Color B.
    • For the stroller blanket size: 2 skeins each in your Color A and Color B.
    • For the baby blanket size: 3 skein each in your Color A and Color B.
    • For my versions, I used 178 Pinnacles as Color A and 156 Guadalupe Mountains as Color B.
  • US Size 8/5 mm 30” (100 cm) circular knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set (optional, but helpful to mark repeats in pattern).

Hummingbird Stitch Gauge Swatch

Once you have your yarn, you can check your gauge with this swatch pattern. Since some knitters think of gauge as a cuss word, let me answer an important question about this swatch before we get started. Do you “need” to check your gauge? Only if you are concerned about the finished size of your hat. If you don’t mind if your 2 lb. preemie hat actually fits a teenager, or that your adult size hat is too small for a pre-schooler, then there is no need to check your gauge! Since there are a lot of head sizes in the world, it is likely your hat will fit someone. It just may not fit the person you expected it to fit.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Gauge

  • 20 sts = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Pattern Instructions

  • CO 30 sts.
  • Row 1: (RS) *K3, p1, k1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: *K3, p3; rep from * across.
  • Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1-2 twice.
  • Row 7: *P1, k1, p1, k3; rep from * across.
  • Row 8: *P3, k3; rep from * across.
  • Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 7-8 twice.
  • Rep Rows 1-12 until swatch measures approximately 4″ (10 cm), ending after Row 6 or Row 12.
  • BO in knit.

If you have trouble reaching gauge, watch this video for tips on making adjustments.

Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket End-of-KAL Giveaway

Knit-a-longs are more fun with prizes, don’t you think? I’ve teamed up with Lion Brand, Clover, and Search Press to bring you some wonderful prizes.

  • Lion Brand will be providing 4 skeins of Heartland yarn to one lucky winner. That’s enough to make a Hummingbird Hat and the preemie size of the Baby Bird Blanket. Not only is Heartland a favorite of Knots of Love, but it’s a personal favorite, too. (I love Heartland yarn so much that I’ve designed 20 patterns in it!)


  • To enter the end-of-CAL giveaway for your chance to win one of the prizes listed above, share share a picture of your completed Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket projects using the link up below by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
  • You may share one picture of each project you complete using a KAL pattern. Each completed project will count as one entry in the giveaway.
  • You are not required to use a link to enter, but if you do, please link directly to the Ravelry project page, Instagram photo, or blog post, not to your main blog or profile. (If you’re new to InLinkz linkups, you can find a tutorial here.)
  • Giveaway winners will be chosen from these entries at random. Each will win one of the end-of-KAL giveaway prizes.
  • Don’t forget to join the fun on Facebook and Ravelry, too. You can share as many pictures as you like in the groups, but only pictures submitted here will be entered in the giveaways.

Edited to add: Congratulations to our giveaway winners, GigiGinny, Maddie2, meg2cats, and eyenowhour on Ravelry!

Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long with Underground Crafter, Lion Brand, and Knots of Love | Giveaway winners collage

Are you ready to join the Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket KAL?

  • Feel free to share our KAL button on your Ravelry project page or elsewhere on social media to spread the word. Just right click on the image to save it to your computer.

Hummingbird Hat and Baby Bird Blanket Knit-a-Long with Underground Crafter, Lion Brand, and Knots of Love