Sunday, February 12, 2012

Baby Booby Beanie - Dedicated to Breastfeeding Moms



This is dedicated to all breastfeeding moms. I breastfed all my babies in public 29 years ago.    Women should not be forced or shamed in to a dirty bathroom to feed their babies.   When baby is hungry, feed your baby. Don't let someone else make you feel it is wrong. The divine plan for human nature set it to breastfeed your baby.  Shame on the people who take what is natural and turn it in to something else. 

Baby Booby Beanie Cap



Download a free PDF copy of this pattern here.  You are welcome to share this pattern and send through email.


Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Baby Booby Beanie
Video Tutorial:  Baby Booby Beanie Left Hand Version


Skill Level - Easy


Abbreviations

SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch


Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - 2 colors
Tapestry Needle

With Color A
Chain 2 - 

Round 1: Work 6 single crochet through the first chain - 6 single crochet total.  Do not join. Work in continual round.  You may want a yarn marker to show the first stitch.

Round 2-4:  Work 1 single crochet through each stitch around. (6 single crochet total)

Round 5:  Increase round. Work 2 single crochet through each stitch around. (12 single crochet total)

Round 6:  Work 1 single crochet through each stitch around. (12 single crochet total)

Round 7:  Work 2 single crochet through each stitch around. (24 single crochet total)

Round 8:  Work 1 single crochet through each stitch around. (24 single crochet total) Upon completion, work a slip stitch in the next stitch to even off the round, cut the yarn and pull through the loop to secure.

Round 9:  Attach color B.  Work 1 single crochet through the next stitch, work 2 single crochet through the next stitch. (36 single crochet total) 

Continue with the continual round.

Round 10-11:  Work 1 single crochet through each stitch around.  (36 single crochet total)

Round 12:  Work 1 single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches. Work 2 single crochet through the next stitch.  (48 single crochet total)  

Round 13-25:  Work 1 single crochet through each stitch around.  (48 single crochet total)    Upon completion, work a slip stitch in the next stitch to even off the round.  Cut the yarn, pull through to secure.  Sew in all the tails.  

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Medium Cap - Size Estimate 16-20 inches
Round 13: Work 1 SC in each stitch around. (48 single crochet total) 

Round 14: *1 SC in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 SC in the next stitch. continue around from * (60 single crochet total)  

Continue for length approximately 26-29 rounds.

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Large Cap - Size Estimate 21-23 Inches
Round 15: Work 1 SC in each of the next 4 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch, continue around from * (72 single crochet total)  

Round 16:  work 1 SC in each stitch around (72 single crochet total)  

Continue for length approximately 26-30 rounds.
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Extra Large Cap - Size Estimate 23-25 Inches

Round 17:  w Work 1 SC in each of the next 5 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch, continue around from *  (84 single crochet total)  

Round 18:  work 1 SC in each stitch around (84 single crochet total)  

 Continue for length approximately 28-32 rounds.




21 comments:

  1. this is really cute! i breastfed my two older children and still breastfeed my youngest! no shame in feeding in public.. my babies are human and not cows; why would i have them drink any other milk? :)

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  2. Hooray for breastfeeding! I breastfed in public as well. I knew I was giving my babies the best start and didn't care how other people felt about it!

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  3. I believe it it absolutely shameful for a WOMAN in any store to tell another woman to go into a secluded area to breastfeed their baby. When an adult is hungry, they seem to find a place to eat, and it's either outside at a table, or through the street with food dangling from their hands and mouth. How gross is that.
    Thanks Teresa for a cute beanie. I am going to make many for mommies to use with their babies.

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  4. amiga, amei de coraçao teus trabalhos vc esta de parabens. levei teu link comigo, http://mirokaartes.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love this! Cute beanie and I AGREE with you!

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  6. I think I will make some of these , they are great. I breast fed both my kids and loved it. I fed in public too xx from Haylee in Sotland UK

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  7. This is great, I just got done making one for a friend of mine who just thinks its awesome! :) Thanks for the post.

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  8. These are funny and cute! =)

    Your Liebster Award. =)
    http://valscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/digital-scrap-booking.html

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  9. You're really great, I love the people who completly share their knowledge the way you do, and every creation of yours is truely amazing !! Thank you, I mean it !

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  10. Power to the breastfeeders, especially those who feed in public! Thanks for this great posting! Can't wait to make my own :)

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  11. I love these hats! Would love to be able to make and sell them. Would you mind if I used your pattern?

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  12. How do I make one for 12-18 month old. Do I need to increase the rows for the length or do I increase the number of stitches per row as well?

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  13. I fed all five of my kids. Two of them were 21 and 22 months when they quit, and I still fed them in public as toddlers. I didn't care what others thought--some toddlers' sole liquid nutrition is from their mother's milk and this was the case with my kids. When they needed a drink, they were polite about it and either used the sign for milk or asked verbally for milk. I never had an issue with them pulling up my shirt, either.

    I was even complimented at one point while I was walking in the mall with my youngest. She was feeding as we walked and someone who had "been there, done that" complimented me for my willingness to feed whenever baby was hungry! (No one else knew what was going on, though.)

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  14. These are wonderful and I cannot wait to have the ability to do one for my bonus daughter. All four of my children were breastfed. My bonus daughter was not, but she is a breastfeeding mom and I am so happy for her and my little grandsons. Your shout out to breastfeeding moms is tremendously appreciated, of course, any breastfeeding mom would understand. God bless you for sharing your talent and knowledge with us.

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  15. Just finished one of these, think I might add a little nipple barbell since the mom to be is a professional piercer. Thanks so much for the easy to follow tutorial!

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  16. Thank you very much for the pattern!
    Not to start a controversy, but I am against breast feeding in public. I am sorry, but I am not buying all that "natural" thing,it is not as cute as new moms hyped on hormones believe. We do not go to bathroom in public, although it is natural, do we? You do not have to feed the baby in a public bathroom, just do it somewhere discretely.
    And speaking of dirty bathrooms, do not we all contribute to it being that way? Just saying.

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    1. This, in my opinion, is one of the most ignorant statements I have ever seen. Who compares defecating and urinating to feeding a baby? We eat in public and it's natural, right? Why shouldn't babies be allowed to do the same??? There is not always somewhere to do it discreetly, and it's not something shameful anyway. And as far as the dirty bathrooms go, if you've helped contribute to it as well, maybe you wouldn't mind eating your meals in a public bathroom stall? I sincerely hope that in the 2 plus years since you posted this, you gained some insight on this, along with the rest of the world.

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  17. My daughter and DIL are both expecting and will both breastfeed my grand daughters. I am making 2 of these...one in white and one in brown. Thanks so much!

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  18. For a medium hat, wouldn't it be 60 stitches? It seems to increase by 12 for each size.
    36,48,60,72,84...etc.
    I'm making one in an adult size as a nightcap for a special friend...LOL!
    As for the breastfeeding issue, there are far uglier things in this world than a booby. People can look at pictures of blown apart children on the news and not bat an eye, but show the miraculous breast and they crumble with shame. Where is the logic in that?

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  19. when making a Large Cap, do we follow medium and large instructions or just Large?

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