Monday, October 5, 2009

Boobie Beanie for Cancer Awareness month



materials needed:
~ size I hook
~ skin color worsted weight yarn (i use red heart in "nude" color)
~ nipple color worsted weight yarn (i use red heart in light brown)
~ opional pink yarn

This pattern is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is October. This pattern is free to use, but do not copy or claim as your own, please.
You can make as many boobies from this pattern as you wish, but do not sell unless all proceeds will go to a breast cancer charity.

SOME INFO ON BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer, like all cancers, has no cure yet, but can be treated if caught early.
Men can get breast cancer too, but it is 100 times more frequent in women.
Breast cancer is second most common type of cancer after lung cancer and the fifth most common cause of cancer death.
It is important to get yearly breast exams at a doctor's and perform self checks regularly.
I hope that anyone who makes/wears one of these hats will spread the word of breast cancer awareness to friends and loved ones.

NIPPLE

CH 2 with nipple color yarn
- 3 sc's in 2nd chain from hook, join with a slip stitch (3 scs)
- ch 1, 1 sc in each sc, join with a slip stitch (3 scs)
- ch 1, 2 sc's in each sc around, join with a slip stitch (6 scs)
- ch 1, 2 sc's in each sc around, join with a slip stitch (12 scs)
- ch 1, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc's in next st* repeat from * around (18 sc's)

INCREASES
NOTE: for baby sizes, do only the first 3 rows of increases.

attach skin color yarn when you join with a slip stitch and chain 3 with skin color. ch 3 counts as a double crochet here.
- 1 dc in same stitch as chain/join, *1 dc in next st, 2 ds's in next ch* repeat from * around ending with 1 dc and join to top of ch 3
- ch 3, 1 dc in same stitch as chain/join, *1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 ds's in next ch* repeat from * around ending with 1 dc and join to top of ch 3
- ch 3, 1 dc in same stitch as chain/join, *1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 ds's in next ch* repeat from * around ending with 1 dc and join to top of ch 3
- ch 3, 1 dc in same stitch as chain/join, *1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 ds's in next ch* repeat from * around ending with 1 dc and join to top of ch 3
- ch 3, 1 dc in same stitch as chain/join, *1 dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 ds's in next ch* repeat from * around ending with 1 dc and join to top of ch 3
- ch 3, 1 dc in same stitch as chain/join, *1 dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 ds's in next ch* repeat from * around ending with 1 dc and join to top of ch 3

WORK EVEN

- ch 3, skip same stitch as chain/join and work 1 dc in each stitch around, join with a slip stitch. repeat this for 3 more rows or as desired.
- work one row of single crochets in skin color (or pink) with decreases where needed if hat is too big.

OTHER IDEAS

you can make boobie pillows if you continue with decreases and stuff afterwords.
leave spaces open and make a teapot cozy.

if you have more ideas, leave in the comments below :)

4 comments:

Sylvia said...

haha. These are really cute.. I'd love to wear one for Race for the Cure in November in downtown Denver. They would be a hit! You should definitely sell these!
-Sylvia
Ananta Watches

lawawuu said...

I'm confused. What is the difference between DC and DS. I'm stuck at this point.

- 1 dc in same stitch as chain/join, *1 dc in next st, 2 ds's in next ch* repeat from * around ending with 1 dc and join to top of ch 3
Could you please help me with this. lawawuu@hotmail.com

Terri said...

Lawawuu It looks like its a typo and is supposed to say 2 dc's in next chain. Try it and see what it does. Good luck!

Terri said...

ANDREA I WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS SOMETHING WITH YOU REGARDING USE OF YOUR PATTERNS. I AM AN FOSTER/ ADOPTIVE PARENT I CURRENTLY HAVE TWIN 5 YEAR OLD SPECIAL NEEDS SONS. I AM IN ESCROW ON A 20 ACRE RANCH IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA THAT I AM GOING TO USE AS AN ANIMAL RESCUE/SANCTUARY. A LIFE LONG DREAM OF MINE IS TO MATCH UP ABUSED AND NEGLECTED KIDS WITH THE RESCUED ANIMALS. WHERE THEY WILL COME OUT TO MY RANCH AND SPEND TIME WITH THEIR NEW 4 LEGGED FRIEND A SAFE HAPPY PLACE WHERE THEY CAN START TO HEAL. I AM VERY EXCITED. I AM COMPLETELY NON PROFIT AND SELF FUNDED. (NO GRANTS NO HAND OUTS OF ANY KIND) MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE GOTTEN THE PROPERTY AND WHAT LITTLE WE HAVE SO FAR WITH OUR OWN HARD EARNED MONEY. I HAVE STARTED CROCHETING ITEMS IN HOPES OF USING PROCEEDS FOR THE PROGRAM. I SEE YOU DO NOT WANT ITEMS MADE WITH YOUR PATTERNS SOLD AND I WILL RESPECT THAT. I WAS HOWEVER WONDERING IF YOU WOULD BE OKAY WITH ME GIVING AN ITEM AS A GIFT TO PEOPLE THAT DONATE TO THE RESCUE/SANCTUARY? ANOTHER IDEA I HAD WAS TO HOLD A RAFFLE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD BE OKAY WITH THIS. THANK YOU!

TERRI