Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In between times

I continue to make beanies and booties for the  Nursery Intensive Care Unit at Waikato Hospital.

I have tried a number of patterns and different wool weights and have settled for the following:-

Wool - Utiku 4ply baby wool - beautifully soft, lovely to work with and at $6 per 50gm (plus p and h) it works out at the best value for me.

Beanie - I use a 5mm crochet hook.  The beanie is designed to fit a baby's head 12 inches in circumference.

Booties - For these I use a 4.5mm crochet hook.  The pattern is in 2 sizes and I make the larger size - the booties should measure approximately 3.5 inches in length.


Tired Teacher said...

The hats and booties are adorable and will be greatly appreciated by the new parents.

Jenny said...

The little beanies and booties are adorable - how generous of you to make these for such a good cause. I failed at crotchet, but enjoy knitting on long car journeys. And next time we are passing, we really must stop and check out the Utiku wool shop, where you purchase your wool from.