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UMC MINI KITS for UMC hospital in Vegas
If any of you would like to help out making or purchasing simple items for some newborn kits, here are a few patterns you can try, or feel free to use your own too along with my mailing address :) PLEASE tell your friends about this too and you may use any of your favorite patterns.
Use whatever colors you like.  Pastels are great!  Brights are great!  Soft is the best. ♥

13”-14” circ, 5"- 6" tall hats
♥ 3.25" - 3.5” booties
6" - 7”  washcloths

♥ 1 28”- 34" blanket or tied lite-weight quilt (+ fleece is ideal-- great Eagle project!)
6" squares you can make for blankets!!  Please weave in all ends before sending to us.  Thanks

Bev's (Newborn Roundie) HATS, HATS, HATS!
Copyright 2006, 2016 Beverly A. Qualheim 

Abbreviations: Rnd = round; Ch = chain; sl st = slip stitch; dc = double crochet
approx. 80 yds baby or sport yarn OR soft worsted weight yarn. 
Size G or H hook (depending on how tightly you crochet)
Hat is about 5" - 5.5" tall, and measures 5.25" - 5.75" across at the base. * PLEASE make sure newborn hats are at least 5" tall!

TOP of hat - down:
Rnd 1: Chain 4, and join with a slip stitch to form a ring. Chain 3, (counts as a double crochet) then make 14 double crochets  inside ring. Join with a slip stitch in top of 1st actual double crochet of previous round (not into the ch 3). (you have15 double crochets)
Rnd 2: Chain 3, dc into the base of the Ch 3. * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc,  Repeat from * around making sure to dc into the base of the ch 3. (23 sts including ch3)
Join with a slip stitch in top of 1st dc of previous rnd.
Rnd 3: do it the same as the 2nd. (35 dcs including ch3)
Rnds 4 - 10: Ch 3 and make a dc in the same stitch, then dc in each dc around including into base of ch3 of the previous row, joining with a sl st in the top of the 1st dc of the round you just finished.. (Stitch counts: rnd 4 = 36, rnd 5 = 37 - increasing by 1 each rnd)

LAST ROUND: You can do a final loopy row of ch 4 skip a dc, sc into the next, ch 4, skip a dc, sc into the next etc.
You can also do rnd 10 using an alternating front post and back post dc 
Or sc around for an 11th row using an alternative color. 

Bev's Baby Dr. Hat  Copyright 2014, 2016 Beverly A. Qualheim 
80 yds DK/Baby/Sport weight yarn, Size 6 circular needles  (27 cm length), (Size 6 dp needles for decreasing at top), yarn needle to weave in ends.

Cast on 48 sts (multiples of  8)  - be sure you join to knit in the round, but don’t twist!
Rounds 1 - 10: Knit 4, Purl 4, repeat around, ending with purl 4
Rounds 11- 26 (30 for larger newborn): Knit.
Decrease for top of hat
Round 1:(Knit 6, k2tog), repeat around. (6 decreases, 42 sts)
Round 2:(Knit 5, k2tog), repeat around. (6 decreases, 36 sts)
Round 3:(Knit 4, k2tog), repeat around. (6 decreases, 30 sts)

(Move sts to your double pointed ones now, to make it easier to keep decreasing.)

Keep decreasing in the above manner until you have 6 sts left.  
Knit those 6 sts for 6 rounds.  
Cut yarn, use yarn needle to weave remaining 6 sts of the knitting needle.  Gather tightly, and weave yarn end inside hat to secure. Weave beginning tail of yarn inside hat also.


bev's bootiesBev's Very EASY Newborn Booties  Copyright 2006, 2016 Beverly A. Qualheim 
ABBREVIATIONS:   sts = stitches;     ch = chain;     dc = double crochet;     hdc = half double crochet;      sc = single crochet;      sl st = slip stitch,     FP and BP = front post and back post;

Bootie should measure approximately 3.25" - 3.5" in length for a newborn, and be about 2" - 2.5" instep - made in one piece and folded in half.) 
Size H hook and approx. 80 yards of 'Simply Soft' 4 ply worsted weight yarn.
Bottom of the bootie  - bootie is made crocheting in the back loops ONLY throughout to make ridges.

Ch 27  
ROW 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn (26sc) 
ROW 2: Sc in each sc across row (26 sc),  ch 1, turn. 
ROW 3-8: repeat row 2, except on row 8, don't ch 1 at the end, just turn. 
ROW 9 (forms the top of bootie): sl st in the first 5 sts, ch 1 (counts as one sc), and make 1 sc in the same st, sc in the next few sts leaving the last4 sts unworked.   Chain 1, turn 
ROW 10 -16 : sc in each sc across, ch 1 at each end of row,  do not chain 1 at end of last row.   (for the last 2 rows you can change colors if you wish)
End off. 
Fold in half and whip-stitch up using yarn and big eyed needle, to form bootie.  Flip bootie right side out.  Yes, I stitch up the ankle. 

Bev's Snuggle Booties in 3 Sizes  Beverly A. Qualheim 2008, 2016 - all rights reserved - do not post this pattern in emails, on other websites etc.  You may link to it.
Size 4  (3.5 mm) Knitting needles and 1 oz. baby weight or sport yarn (3 or 4 ply in UK)
Gauge = 6 garter sts =1",  12 garter st rows =1"; booties end up about 3.25" long in newborn size

Cast on 34 sts newborn
Knit 14 rows for newborns ( forms 7 ridges) 
Decreasing to form ankle and cuff: 

(Knit 2 stitches together) twice, at start of next 2 rows.

Bind off 3 stitches at start of the next 2 rows.  (24 sts left) 

Cuff: *
 Knit 2, purl 2 in a ribbing for 18 rows or desired height.
Bind off stitches loosely to remove from needles.  (You have an inverted T shape --->)
Fold bootie in half and sew up seams to close. You can leave the cuff unseamed if you wish.
Stitch on embellishments like rose buds, or crochet a chain for ties to weave in and out at base of cuff, if you wish.

Laura's Easy Washcloth for Babies
copyright 2014 Laura Jones
crochet baby cloth
Size G hook 
40 yards of Baby Cotton 
Chain 19 and then hdc in the 2nd chain and each chain across (17 hdc).  
Chain 2 and hdc across, repeat until cloth measures 5 inches square.  
Then single crochet around sides and ends using 3 sc in the corners.  
Slip stitch and finish off.'s Baby Kit Cloth 
Size 8 (5.00 mm) knitting needle
40 yds Soft Baby Cotton yarn (ie: I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby)
Cast on 25 stitches (30 for adult cloth)
Rows 1-44 (54):  Knit each row.
Cast off.  Leaving a 4" tail of yarn.  Weave your starting tail and this one, in and out of the 'back'.  In other words, just weave the tails in both on the same side.  :)
You should end up with an approximately 6.25" square.  


Bev's 5 Day Lovee Blanket

    1,800 yds of DK weight or baby yarn.
    Size G crochet hook (4.00 mm)  
    30" square
    gauge = 2 rows = 1"  sc+shell = 1"
Chain 102
Row 2: 3 dc in base of the chain 3, *1 sc in the middle dc of the next shell, make 1 shell of 3 dc in next sc. *  Rep the sts between (*) across the row. End with 1 sc in the middle of the previous row's shell. Ch 3, turn.  

    Row 1: Work 3 dc in the 4th ch from the hook.  (*skip 1 chain, sc in next chain,  skip 1 chain,  work 3 dc (shell) in next chain.)  Repeat from * across row.
    Row 2:
    3 dc in base of the chain 3, *1 sc in the middle dc of the next shell, make 1 shell of 3 dc in next sc. *  Rep the sts between (*) across the row. End with 1 sc in the middle of the previous row's shell. Ch 3, turn.
    from the hook. (*Skip 1 chain. Sc in the next ch. Skip 1 chain, then work 3 dc (=1 shell) in the next chain.)  
    Rep from (*) across row, ending the row with 1 sc in last chain. Ch 3, turn.  
    Row 2: 3 dc in base of the chain 3, *1 sc in the middle dc of the next shell, make 1 shell of 3 dc in next sc. *  Rep the sts between (*) across the row. End with 1 sc in the middle of the previous row's shell. Ch 3, turn.  
    Row 3-? Repeat Row 2, until blanket is about 30" square, then fasten off.
    Edging: Join with a sl st, anywhere along the edge of the blanket. 
    Sc around the entire blanket, at the corners do 5 sc in the corner stitch. 
    Join with a sl st in the first sc. 
    Ch 3 and 2 dc in same stitch, and then repeat the shell stitch pattern of Row 2, all around the blanket. Corners will work out fine because of the 5 scs you put there on the previous row. 

bev dishcloth blanket for babies
Bev’s Dishcloth Afghan for babies

Size 10 circular needles & 2,000 oz of baby yarn or sports weight yarn
Cast on 4 sts 
Row 2: K2, yo, k to end of row 
Repeat row 2 until 150 sts on needle (or desired size for blanket)
Decrease: K1, k2 tog, yo, k2 tog, k to end of row. 
(HINT:  When you K2 together, be sure to go into the front of the sts and not the back. Just looks nicer.) 

Repeat until you have 4 sts on needle again.
Bind off and weave in all ends.  This looks pretty if you change colors, use up your scraps too!

Hood: Start pattern over and make a triangle approx. 7" across. Bind off without decreasing.  Stitch into one corner. 

♥  This is an ongoing project. Please mail items to:  
Bev Qualheim (Crafting Angels) 
PO Box 427 
Logandale NV 89021-0427 USA

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God Bless everyone who helps with sweet project!
You are helping so many little ones.


Thank you for helping to keep BevsCountryCottage online!

* COPYRIGHT: All content is copyrighted to original creators as stated on their patterns. You may provide a direct LINK to the patterns on my pages, but you may NOT post actual full patterns anywhere in any media form. Any items made from patterns to Beverly Qualheim may be sold, but please make one for charity too.