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This item came about when my grandson was just an infant. My daughter was frustrated with getting him bundled in a bunting during the winter months and having to wake him from sleep to get him unbundled once indoors. This was particularly frustrating if she were on an outing to the grocery story or a restaurant in which case it would be more convenient if he were able to sleep undisturbed. She requested something that was all one piece, including a hood or hat. This is what I came up with and made one for both my grandson and granddaughter, and both of my daughters were thrilled with the design.
The hood is attached to the back of the bunting wrap. You simply place the top section of the bunting wrap in the car seat and place baby comfortably on top. A hole designed in the bottom of the top section allows for the bottom section of the buckle to poke through. The back straps easily fit around baby and once buckled in, you simply cover baby up with the bottom section of the bunting wrap, tucking it in around baby and you are ready to go. Once back in doors, you can simply throw the bottom section off so baby does not get too warm and baby gets to remain sleeping soundly. If you like, you can cover baby with a light blanket before covering with the bunting wrap for a layered effect during the harsh winter months. This also allows you to keep baby covered lightly indoors after you remove the bottom section of the bunting wrap. This bunting works great for those long road trips as well. If the inside temperature of the car is comfortable, you don’t want baby wrapped too warmly; once you have arrived at your destination, just tuck baby in without the necessity of removing from the car seat to carry indoors.
It is made from bulky weight baby yarn ( I used Lion Brand Baby’s First), but using the same pattern you can easily use two to three strands of baby weight yarn and the same size hook called for in the pattern (K) and get the same results. The bulkiness of the yarn provides all the warmth baby needs on those cold winter days.
Stitches used include: half double crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch.
Pattern is written in U.S. terms. Please contact me if you need the U.S. to U.K. conversion chart. Pattern includes a list of materials need, abbreviations, pattern stitches, color photos and a diagram page.
This pattern, as well as all photos and diagrams associated with the pattern, is copyright protected – do not alter, sell or reproduce in any manner.
Items made from this pattern may be sold, provided each item sold, whether online or off, includes some written acknowledgement that this pattern was designed by Carmelitta Evans of Carmelitta’s Crochet and include a link back to my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/carmelittascrochet.
Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy; however, if you have any problems following this pattern or any questions, please contact me by email at carmelittascrochet [!at] comcast.net. I welcome all questions and comments. Customer satisfaction is very important to me.
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Sep 20, 2016 by basalsi
The hood is easy to crochet!
Oct 23, 2014 by alexandra692
Great pattern. I've made 2 already!
Oct 14, 2014 by Lynn
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