Saturday, April 19, 2014

Newborn DINOSAUR BABY Hat and Diaper Cover Set AND a Pattern review for Monster/Dinosaur Booties

So if you follow me here you already know I will soon be a GRANDMA!!  and my first grandchild is going to be a BOY!!!!  YAY!!!  When my dear DIL told me they were going to decorate the nursery with dinosaurs I headed straight over to Pinterest and started pinning all things DINOSAUR!! The booties in the picture were one of the first things I pinned and almost immediately I purchased the pattern.  They were designed by Amie Hartman over at HookNYarn on Etsy.   But I just didn't find exactly what I liked for the rest of the Dinosaur outfit I wanted to make for a newborn photo prop.  So with help from my DIL in deciding the look she liked the best, I set to work designing the hat and diaper cover to go with the bootie pattern.  I also made a set in pink for my soon to be born great niece!!

The pattern for the Hat and Diaper cover is below!!

The dinosaur bootie pattern is just adorable!!!  Amie did a great job with these.  I did find an error in the sizing and contacted her about it.  She was very sweet and said she would be updating the pattern immediately.  If you are new to crochet this pattern may be a bit tricky to follow.....just pay very close attention to your stitch count and make sure to use a stitch marker and you will be just fine!!  I also made a slight change to the last round of the pattern.  If you follow the pattern exactly the last round will be a slip stitch on the inside of the last round.  I preferred the look of having the sl st on the outside.  Just my personal preference.  As a pattern designer I find myself doing this quite often with others patterns....and sometimes it's not because I mean to change....just because I go with a flow and it just happens.  Amie also has many other patterns over in her Etsy Store.  I've purchased her Baby Converse pattern....that is next on my list to complete!!  She also has another pattern that looks like little military combat boots!!! They are just adorable!!

Please remember that I am human and I do make mistakes sometimes.  If you find an error in my pattern please, please, PLEASE leave me a message in the comment section below.

This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched. Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com  Thank You!!! Amy B

Dinosaur Baby Hat and Diaper Cover Set
Give it a <3 or add it to your Ravelry queue here.

Bootie pattern (not included) by Amie Hartman www.hooknyarn.etsy.com

Size: Newborn

Materials:
·         Worsted (medium) weight yarn, approx. 2 ounces of main color (mc) and small amount of contrasting color (cc)
·         Size G and F crochet hooks
·         One button 5/8” to ¾”, must fit between the dc stitches on row 2 of diaper cover
·         Finishing needle

Gauge: 4 hdc and 3 hdc rows = 1”

Stitches:
·         Ch – chain
·         Hdc – half double crochet
·         St – stitch
·         Sl st – slip stitch
·         Fphdc – front post half double crochet
·         Bphdc – back post half double crochet
·         Sc – single crochet
·         Dc – double crochet
·         Hdc dec – half double crochet decrease
·         Sc dec – single crochet decrease

Hat: Size G hook
Rnd 1:  Ch 2, hdc 8 times in 2nd ch from hook. DO NOT JOIN, hat is worked in continuous rounds. Place stitch marker in the last st of each rnd to mark your place.
Rnd 2:  2 hdc in each st around. (16)
Rnd 3:  [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st] repeat around to marker. (24)
Rnd 4:  [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts] repeat around to marker. (32)
Rnd 5:  [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts] repeat around to marker. (40)
Rnd 6:  [2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts] repeat around to marker. (48)
Rnd 7-13:  Hdc in each st around. (48)  Join rnd with a sl st at the end of rnd 13.
Rnd 14:  Ch 1, [fphdc next st, bphdc next st] around.  Sl st in top of first fphdc to join.  Finish off.

Diaper Cover: Size G hook
Ch 45
Row 1: Working in the back ridge of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. (44)
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st), turn. Dc in each st across.  (44)
Row 3: Turn, sl st in next 10 sts. Ch 1, hdc in same st as last sl st and in next 25 sts, leave remaining 9 sts unworked
Row 4-6: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across (26)
Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Hdc-dec over first two sts, hdc next 22 sts, hdc-dec over last 2 sts. (24)
Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across. (24)
Row 9: Ch 1, turn. Hdc-dec over first 2 sts, hdc next 20 sts, hdc-dec over last 2 sts. (22)
Row 10: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across. (22)
Row 11: Ch 1, turn. Hdc-dec over first 2 sts, hdc next 18 sts, hdc-dec over last 2 sts. (20)
Row 12: Ch 1, turn. Hdc-dec over first 2 sts, hdc next 16 sts, hdc-dec over last 2 sts. (18)
Row 13: Ch 1, turn. Hdc-dec over first 2 sts, hdc next 14 sts, hdc-dec over last 2 sts. (16)
Row 14: Ch 1, turn. Hdc-dec over first 2 sts, hdc next 12 sts, hdc-dec over last 2 sts. (14)
Row 15: Ch 1, turn. Hdc-dec over first 2 sts, hdc next 10 sts, hdc-dec over last 2 sts. (12)
Row 16: Ch 1, turn. Hdc-dec over first 2 sts, hdc next 8 sts, hdc-dec over last 2 sts. (10)
Rows 17-32: Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each st across. (10) DO NOT FINISH OFF

Edging: Ch1, do not turn. Sc evenly around entire diaper cover with 3 sc in each outside corner and sc-dec over every inside corner (see image 2 to determine outside and inside corners).
Fasten off, securely weave in all ends.
Sew button to the center of the front panel. Close diaper cover by slipping button between the dc stitches of row 2 on the flaps of the diaper cover.  (See image 3 for reference)

Dermal Plates: Size F hook
For HAT make 1 small, 1 medium, 2 large and 1 x-large.
For DIAPER COVER make 1 small and 1 medium.
Rnd 1:  Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  DO NOT JOIN, dermal plates are worked in continuous rounds.  Place stitch marker in the last st of each rnd to mark your place.
Rnd 2:  (2 sc next st, sc next st) twice. (6)
Rnd 3:  (2 sc next st, sc next 2 sts) twice. (8)
Rnd 4:  (2 sc next st, sc next 3 sts) twice. (10)
Rnd 5:  (2 sc next st, sc next 4 sts) twice. (12)
Rnd 6:  (2 sc next st, sc next 5 sts) twice. (14)  Stop here for small dermal plate. See finishing below.
Rnd 7:  (2 sc next st, sc next 6 sts) twice. (16)  Stop here for medium dermal plate. See finishing below.
Rnd 8:  (2 sc next st, sc next 7 sts) twice. (18)  Stop here for large dermal plate. See finishing below.
Rnd 9:  (2 sc next st, sc next 8 sts) twice. (20)  Stop here for x-large dermal plate. See finishing below.

Finishing Dermal Plates: Leave a 12” tail for sewing.

HAT: Flatten the hat evenly and stitch the dermal plates to the hat using Image 1 as reference.  DIAPER COVER: Stitch small centered directly under row 2, leave small gap and then stitch medium underneath using Image 2 as reference.


Image 1

Image 2
Image 3


Be Blessed!!!
Amy B