I love hexagons. Call me a wierdo if you like but there's something really pleasing about the shape. I've also been loving greys and greens together lately, so after some playing around with the wonderfully tactile woolly pegs we have in the shop I decided to make a hexagon blanket.
There are a few things you should know before you start this blanket.
- You can make it as big or as small as you like. The pattern gives instructions to make hexagons around 4 inches across, but you could make bigger hexagons following the same method, or just make more of them
- Hexagons apparently take a LOT more sewing than squares, so if you're not into sewing maybe use a join as you go method, or choose a less sewy pattern. I am not allowed to do my own sewing as apparently that is the one thing I am bad at (rude, I know!) so my wonderful wife Debbie does all the sewing for my projects. It's fair to say she no longer loves hexagons, after this project!
- Once you've made your hexagons, try and plan the placement out before you start sewing, to make sure you can arrange them without having the same colour next to each other. Trust me, this will save you a headache down the line. :)
For this blanket I used Stylecraft Special DK, which is available in our store here. You can use any DK weight yarn to get the same size squares, but I think the Stylecraft colour range and softness is hard to beat in the same price bracket, so I tend to use it a lot for larger projects. If you've not used it before check out our yarn review here. For a baby blanket you will need five 100g balls.
If you want to make your own waffle stitch baby blanket you can get the pdf for free here.
I just love how these colours look together, but can't wait to see what you do with this. Share your finished projects with us on our Facebook page.