Wednesday, 20 April 2011

You Hexy drive me crazy.....c'mon..

Na Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na Na Na Na........... 

Oh hello, don't mind me, just singing along to myself while I finally think about posting my Hexy Baby adventures. So if you are visiting here, it probably means that I have finally fessed up and told you that I have started this blog.  I thought it would be easier to keep track of all my crafting adventures and leave room on the other blog for the family stuff. Anyway, this post is supposed to be about Hexy so here goes.....

I found this pattern on Ravelry a few weeks back and was so happy with the simplicity of it that I have been using up my scrap balls of wool and making several of them to add to the ever growing pile of baby goods waiting to be gifted.

It is such an easy but clever idea and you can leave it plain like I have OR you can go ahead and add embellisments or ruffles like this one by epspins (which is whom I visited for the basic pattern, when I have some matching colours I intend to give her version a go as well, it is so cute!)

I kept mine plain for two reasons, one being that I have made them to fit newborns so was looking at comfort more than looks, and secondly as I said before I am using left over wool, so the colours are basically what ever I can find in the stash that is not reserved for something else. 

So how do we do it?  I used a 4mm hook and 8ply wool (for the most part), although the pink variety is in all pure wool, the others have several different types of wool blends and acrylic/nylon blends as well as the pure wool varietys. You can click on the link above for epspins to follow her, most wonderful directions but keep in mind if you want the newborn size just don't make it so big. But basically.......

We make two hexagons......

Fold them in half......

And sew them together........

Next you can either add your ruffles etc OR I just did a row of single crochet all the way around the edges. Then I slip stitched into the 2nd dc set on one side and made 4 chains, slipped in again a couple of stitches over to make button hole. Slip stitch along to the 2nd dc set and rpt. Then add buttons. Obviously depending on button size you can adjust to fit. 

This is a perfect pattern for beginners, and you could have a of fun making different varieties, styles or colours.

And that is all. Why are you still here? Get on with it already! Yes, Jodi this means YOU, I do believe you have the hang of the square by now. So get cracking! LOL 

Hugs and smoochies all, 
Have a beautiful day! xoxox


  1. Oooooh I LOVE it! I just got a suitcase full of little tiny leftover balls of wool from my Nanny; this is looking like a great project xoxo

  2. Those buttons are gorgeous!:-)

  3. Now that is just way too cute!
    Granny square coming to life. I love it.
    Good to see you again!
    By the way...would it be ok if I changed your moderator status on our blog? I don't mean any harm at all. I still love you! Bunches!!!

  4. Yep thats fine. Nice to see you, its been a while. Hope all is well on your side of the world. :-) Hugs xoxox

  5. All is well here. Well as well as it can be living with 3 teenagers. Didn't you tell me this would happen?! LOL