Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Silly hat day! Free crochet pattern

My son has been having a 'spirit week' of sorts at his school this week in celebration of Dr Suess' birthday, which was March 2nd. Today was silly hat day. We didn't have any silly hats on hand so, of course, I decided to quickly whip something up for him.

It's pretty simple, but from what I hear, it was a  hit.


It is actually striped blue and brown, the pictures just makes it look black.

This is my first time writing out a crochet pattern and hopefully I'll make sense.

Silly hat pattern:

What you'll need-

  • Hook size 5.5
  • Worsted weight yarn (any colour(s) you choose) I use Red Heart brand
  • Tapestry needle for weaving ends


Abbreviations:

ch- chain
sl st- slip stitch
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
fpdc- front post double crochet
bpdc- back post double crochet

*notes*

 chain 2 does not count as stitch

If alternating or changing colours you will pull in new colour when doing the sl st.

This fits my 5 year old son, it also fits me (just a bit tight, he has a big head) you can make larger by adding increase rows, I'll note in the pattern.

Round 1: ch 3, 8 dc in first st, join with sl st into first DC, chain 2 (8 DC)
Round 2-15: DC into same st as ch 2, DC in each st around, join with sl st into first DC, chain 2 (8 DC)
Round 16: DC same st as chain 2, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next, join with sl st into first DC, chain 2 (10 DC)
Round 17-20: DC into same st as ch 2, DC in each st around, join with sl st into first DC, chain 2 (10 DC)
Round 21: DC in same st as slst, DC in next 3, 2 DC in nxt, DC in next 4, 2 DC in next, join w/ sl st into first DC, chain 2 (12 DC)
Round 22-25: DC into same st as ch2, 2 DC in each st around, join with sl st into first DC, ch 2 (12 DC)
Round 26: 2 DC in same st, 2 DC in all sts around, join with sl st into first DC, ch 2 (24 DC)
Round 27: DC in same st, 2 DC in nxt, *DC in next, 2 DC in next* repeat **around, join with sl st into first DC, ch 2 (36 DC)
Round 28: DC in same st, DC in next, 2 DC in next, *DC in next 2, 2 DC in next* repeat ** around, join with sl st into first DC, chain 2 (48 DC)

- For child hat stop increases here:
Rounds 29-36: DC in same st, DC in each st around, join w/ sl st into first DC, ch 2 (48 DC)
Continue on to brim

- For Adult hat:
Round 29: DC in same st, DC in next 2, 2 DC in next, *DC in next 3, 2 DC in next* repeat ** around, join w/ sl st into first DC, ch 2 (60 DC)
Rounds 30-37 DC in same st, DC in each st around, join w/ sl st into first DC, ch 2 (60 DC)
Continue on to brim

Brim:
Round 1-2: FPDC same st, BPDC in next, *FPDC nxt, BPDC nxt* repeat ** around, join w/ sl st into first FPDC, ch 2
Round 3- FPDC same st, BPDC in next, *FPDC nxt, BPDC nxt* repeat ** around, join w/ sl st into first FPDC, ch 1
Round 4, sc in same st, sc each st around, join w/ sl st into first sc, fasten off.
Weave in ends.

The Pompom:
Wrap yarn around three fingers until reach fullness desired, slip off fingers and tie VERY tightly with piece of yarn. Cut the loops and trim off any uneven ends until pompom is shaped. Sew onto hat's tail.

Done!

Again, I hope this  works for you. Have fun!

All three of my babies!



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'm back for real this time!

It's okay interwebs, I'm back. I know you have all missed me dreadfully from my painfully long absence but that should hopefully now be over. I missed you too (Just in case you were asking)

Oh, but where to start?

This thing called pregnancy, that I am still recovering from, made it impossible for me to do my regular activities on the computer. Something about my being pregnant, probably the hormones (when in doubt blame the hormones,my doctors always did), makes my eyes extremely sensitive to computer screens. I can't focus and after a bit I just start feeling miserably sick. So, I had to stay away from my computer. Then after birthing my wonderful bouncing bundle of joy I decided to allow myself a personally set maternity leave.

My beautiful baby girl decided to grace us with her presence on December 6th. This is my darling Rikku Scarlet only minutes old-
As you can see, she came out chubby and hungry. She was a whopping 8lbs 14oz, my biggest baby to date.
Of course now, being over 2 months old, she looks like this-
To quote South park-
"CUTE!
Super cute!"



Not to say I haven't been doing anything over these several months.

I was just doing everything off the computer-
Crochet, painting, pastels, drawing, writing, arranging a dollhouse and creating the dolls for inside, sewing, baking, experimenting with decoupage, and becoming completely addicted to Pinterest. The last thanks to their phone app, which for some strange reason did not bother my eyes (Stupid hormones, can't make up their minds) and a bunch of the projects thanks to Pinterest.

I've been working a ton on ideas for my etsy shop and on the stuff that will very soon be listed in it. You should be excited! I certainly am.

I am so glad to be back to my old habit of spending way too much time on the computer and look forward to showing you all the fun projects I've been working on.

Ta ta!
I'm back!