Saturday, November 23, 2013

Lalaloopsy Inspired Hat Version 2




I created this hat for my daughter's halloween costume. It was made to represent Ember Flicker Flame. The only thing that was changed from my original pattern was the length hair length. Here is the pattern:

Lalaloopsy Inspired Hat V.2

What you will Need:
Worsted Weight Yarn
5.5 mm hook
Yarn needle
Black Buttons

Stitch Abbreviations:
Sc- single crochet
Hdc - half double crochet
Dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
Ch – chain
Beg.- beginning

Notes: When working in rounds I like to use this method which gives a neater join.
http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/09/crochet-owl-hat-pattern-in-newborn.html

Size: Toddler/Preschooler
Start with Magic Ring, Ch. 1,
Round 1: 9 HDC in ring, join, Ch. 1
Round 2: 2 HDC into each st around, join, Ch. 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7: HDC in each stitch, around join, Ch. 1 (54 HDC)
Round 8: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8) Repeat around, join, Ch.1 (60 HDC)
Round 9: HDC in each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (60 HDC)
Change Color
Round 10-18: HDC in each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (60 HDC)
Round 19-20: SC in each stitch around, join, Ch. 1
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size: Child
Start with Magic Ring, chain 1,
Round 1: 9 HDC in ring, join, Ch. 1
Round 2: 2 HDC into each st around, join, Ch. 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 8: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8) Repeat around, join, Ch.1 (60 HDC)
Round 9: (2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 29) Repeat around, join, Ch. 1 (62 HDC)
Round 10: HDC in each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (62 HDC)
Change Color
Round 11-19: HDC in each stitch around, join, Ch. 1 (62 HDC)
Round 21-22: SC in each stitch around, join, Ch.1
Fasten off and weave in ends.



Hair:
* On the hair I did one long piece and the remaining are short lengths. I took the long piece and attached it aprox. 1/3 of the way, with the end sticking out, looped it up and attached it another third of the way with the end sticking out.*

Long Piece:
Leaving about 2 inches of a tail
Ch. 35, 3 Dc in 2nd Ch from the hook and in each remaining chains.
Fasten off, leaving about 2 inches of tail

Short Piece:
Leaving about 2 inches of a tail
Ch. 12, 3 Dc in 2nd Ch from the hook and in each remaining chains.
Fasten off, leaving about 2 inches of tail

*Make however many you need (I used one long piece, described how above, and three short pieces.) It should start to spiral but sometimes while crocheting it will get twisted and will stop spiraling. Just turn it with your hand using the direction it was going as a guide. I just use the tails to tie them on the hat, knot it a couple of times, and weave in the ends.

Cheeks:
Starting with a Magic Ring
Round 1: 6 Hdc in ring, join, Ch.1
Round 2: 2 Hdc in each stitch around, join.
Fasten off,  leaving enough tail for attaching to the hat.


Bow Pattern:

Chain 10, SC in 2nd Ch from hook and in remaining chains, chain 1, turn
Row 2 - 4: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn.
At the end of row 4, continue to SC around the edges, join to 1st SC, fasten off and weave in ends. Crease bow, wrap yarn around, tighten, and knot. Then attach to hat by wrapping yarn around the bow, through the hat, a few times; knot, tie off, and weave ends.




** You may make and sell products from this pattern, but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish the photos as your own.**

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gingerbread Girl Hat


For the approaching holidays, I made my daughter a gingerbread woman hat. It is a modified version of Repeat Crafter Me pattern. Here are the modifications:

In the original pattern a Hdc base was used but I used this Dc hat base. 

I added another round of sc to the bottom of the hat. 

Cheeks: Using an H (5mm) hook, I did 10dc in a magic, sl st to 1st st, tighten, fasten off.  I made these changes because the cheeks in the pattern wasn't  big enough for a toddler size hat. 

Instead of embroidering the mouth, I sewed on a set of chains the same way the icing is done. I can't remember the number of chains that was used for either one. I think I used around 100-110 for the icing. Again, an H hook was used. 

There you go! I hope this helps. Be sure to check out the pattern! Happy Crocheting!