I have long admired Rebecca Langford’s (aka Little Monkeys Crochet) crochet designs.
Two of my favorite baby blanket patterns are hers:
- Call The Midwife
- Comfy Squares
I made both for my cousin’s son and my finished projects can be found here.
Across my FB feed came Little Monkeys Crochet’s new CAL, the Malia CAL.
There are four patterns, the first being the Malia Beanie.
I woke at 2am today, simply unable to get back to sleep even after taking another dose of melatonin.
So I put my headphones on, watched some West Wing on Netflix and started the Malia Beanie.
The fact that it was so early in the morning may be the reason for my two mistakes.
Mistake number one:
I made 12 Large Bean Stitches on my first round.
I read it incorrectly, reading it as “make 11 more after the first LBS”.
I didn’t notice until it was time for the second repeat.
Fortunately, it was only that one time.
My second mistake was worse.
I used stash yarn, with no label.
It was clear I was not going to have enough to complete the entire hat.
Luckily, I had the same yarn (Patons Denim-y) in a second color (I was too far in to frog the entire project).
So, there is a color block section of purple.
I actually like the purple color way better than the blue.
It shows the stitch texture so much better.
This is a great pattern and an interesting construction.
This is a free pattern on the website or you can purchase a bundle of PDF patterns (which is what I did).
The color block is odd, but it still looks cute.
Either this will be Miss ME’s hat, go into the charity box, or go to anyone who wants it (it does fit an adult head).
I plan on making the Malia Slouch for myself using some very soft yarn from my stash and a pompom I purchased in NYC.
This weekend, I also made two items for the charity box.
Both using stash yarn (the hat-Lion Brand Thick and Quick and the scarf a hodgepodge of left over yarn from projects such as my Debut shawl).
Have a great week!