Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Crochet The Hide n Seek Hat



Hide n Seek

A crochet hat pattern designed for a
new born to 3 months and also for larger sizes too!
 There is a really nice texture in the hat which is suitable for both male and female, making this a perfect, unisex hat design.
 The pattern is a repeat of just 2 stitches on one row, then the next row has the same 2 stitches but in reverse, very clever use of the dc and fpdc.

The yarn weight is worsted/Aran/10 ply
 and the crochet hook size is a 6 mm US J/10.
The hat will keep you warm on the coldest of days.
The hat works up quickly and is perfect for the seasoned charity hat maker.
Please enjoy this pattern and as always it is a free pattern in which I love to share.

US terms used.
Experience suggested beginner +
Materials Used:
US worsted weight yarn. UK and AU Aran 10 ply
Hook size: US J/10, 6 mm
Sewing needle and scissors
 
Stitches Used:
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
fphdc = front post half double crochet
bphdc = back post half double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet


 New born to new born and 3 months size instructions.
To begin, using a magic circle (or chain 4 and join to form a ring), R 1. work 10 hdc's into ring, sl st into beginning st to close this round and every other round unless specified
(10 st's)
R 2. ch 1, work 1 hdc and a fpdc into every st of this round, join (20 st's, 10 hdc's and 10 fpdc's)
R 3. ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the hdc, work 1 hdc into the fpdc, work a fpdc on the same st* repeat from *to* to end, join. (30 st's. 10 fpdc's, 20 hdc's)
R 4. Ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the hdc, work a fpdc on the next hdc, work 1 hdc into the next fpdc, work a fpdc on the same st* repeat from *to* to end, join. (40 st's. 20 fpdc's, 20 hdc's)
R 5. ch 1,* work 1 hdc in to the hdc, work a fpdc on the fpdc* repeat from*to* to end, join. (40 st's)

The next 2 rows will form the pattern through out the hat, until you come to making the brim.

R 6. ch 2, *work 1 fpdc on the hdc, work a dc into the fpdc* repeat from*to* to end, sl st to join in the first st (not the ch 2)
R 7. ch 2, *work 1 dc into the fpdc, work a fpdc on the dc* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join in the first st (not the ch 2)
repeat rows 6 and 7, for 5 inches (new born) or  5.5 inches (new born to 3 months)

Make the Brim/Hat Band
R 1. band, ch 1, *work a fphdc on next st, work a bphdc on next st* repeat from *to* to end, join.
Repeat R 1. band, 3 more times, finish off and sew in ends.

Sizes 3 to 6
To begin, using a magic circle (or chain 4 and join to form a ring), work 12 hdc's into ring, sl st into beginning st to close this round and every other round unless specified
(12 st's)
R 2. ch 1, work 1 hdc and a fpdc into every st of this round, join (24 st's, 12 hdc's and 12 fpdc's)
R 3. ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the hdc, work 1 hdc into the fpdc, work a fpdc on the same st* repeat from *to* to end, join. (36 st's. 12 fpdc's, 24 hdc's)
R 4. Ch 1, *work 1 hdc into the hdc, work a fpdc on the next hdc, work 1 hdc into the next fpdc, work a fpdc on the same st* repeat from *to* to end, join. (48 st's. 24 fpdc's, 24 hdc's)
R 5. ch 1,* work 1 hdc in to the hdc, work a fpdc on the fpdc* repeat from*to* to end, join. (48 st's)

The next 2 rows will form the pattern through out the hat, until you come to making the brim.

R 6. ch 2, *work 1 fpdc on the hdc, work a dc into the fpdc* repeat from*to* to end, sl st to join in the first st (not the ch 2)
R 7. ch 2, *work 1 dc into the fpdc, work a fpdc on the dc* repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join in the first st (not the ch 2)

repeat rows 6 and 7 until your hat measures approx 6.5 inches long, then continue onto making the brim.




Make the Brim/Hat Band
R 1. band, ch 1, *work a fphdc on next st, work a bphdc on next st* repeat from *to* to end, join.
Repeat R 1. band, 3 more times, finish off and sew in ends.


Please check out my other free baby crochet hats or my adult hat patterns. https://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page_25.html


  

Monday, March 26, 2018

Dream Weaver Hat






Dream Weaver Hat

A simple yet stylish hat, made with the HDC stitch.
The pattern within the hat is just clever placement of the half double crochet stitch.
The stitch pattern is a repeat of 2 st's.
If you look closely at a made half double crochet stitch, you will see 3 loops that you can work into.
The pattern begins with making a hdc into the 2 front loops of the hdc stitch, the next step is to make the following hdc into the 3rd loop only.
Repeat these steps for the remainder of the round.
I'm naming this stitch the hdc weave st.
You will always slip stitch to join, then to begin the next round, you will chain 1 and repeat the same instructions as the first row.
You will always do a hdc into the front 2 loops of a hdc that was made in the previous round the same way.
The same goes for the hdc in the 3rd loop.
To make it easy when I am doing this hdc weave stitch, I know that the front 2 loops is an odd number and the third loop is an even number.
The instructions include a beanie version too!
So let's begin with the pattern.
 
The hat begins at the bottom, which is made in a strip, then joined to form a circle. 


The size we are making here is a medium size, but you can adjust the size of your hat, I have detailed instructions over here in another free crochet hat pattern.     Suggested experience: beginner +

Materials needed:
10 ply/worsted weight/Aran
5mm/H-8 hook

Stitches used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
bl = back loop/used when making the band in sc
bl = back loop, the back loop used in the weave pattern, is the 3rd loop of the hdc
dec = decrease

Special stitches used:
The hdc weave is a repeat of 2 hdc Weave stitch = *work 1 hdc into the front 2 loops of the next hdc, work the 2nd hdc into the third loop only of the next hdc* repeat these 2 st's to make the hdc weave stitch
Follow this link to view a short video tutorial on the hdc weave st.
To Begin:
Make the band/brim
Ch 9
Row 1. work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1 and turn (8sc)
Row 2. work 1 sc into the back loop of each sc, ch 1 and turn (8sc)
continue working row 2 until you have 48 rows.
Leave yarn attached, ch 1 and sl st to join using the back loops of the last row made and the unworked loops of the beginning chain row.
Do not join too tight as it may pucker.
PLEASE NOTE ALL ROUNDS ARE JOINED WITH A SL ST
 
R 1. work ch 1 and work 50 hdc's around the brim (or any even number)
R 2. ch 1, work the hdc weave st to end, sl st to join
for the remainder of the hat repeat round 2 until length desired to the crown part of the hat, then follow the decrease instructions below.
If your OCD you may not like the decreasing. 
The following rows will be the decreasing for the top shape of your hat or hair bun hat, because we are decreasing over an odd and even number of st's the pattern sequence will get out of order, it's easiest to make the hdc weave as a mirror image of the previous row, by doing a hdc in the front 2 loops into a hdc that was made into the front 2 loops and make the hdc in the 3rd loop into a hdc that was made into the 3rd loop. The pattern will still look AMAZING! See photo, you cannot tell there is a difference.
 
Decreases
R 1. ch 1, *hdc weave over next 8 st's, hdc dec next 2 st's
together*
repeat from *to* to end (45 st's)
R 2. ch 1, *hdc weave over next 3 st's, hdc dec next 2 st's
together*
repeat from *to* to end (36 st's)
R 3. ch 1, *hdc weave over next 2 st's, hdc dec next 2 st's
together* 
repeat from *to* to end (27 st's) 
for beanie instructions, go to make a beanie at round 4. Messy hair bun
R 4. ch 1, work 1 sc in each st to end
R 5. ch 1, work 1 sc into the back loop only of each sc to
end, finish off.
To make a beanie
R 4. ch 1 *hdc weave in next st, hdc dec next 2 st's
together*
repeat from *to* to end  (18 st's)
R 5. ch 1 *hdc next 2 st's together* 
repeat from *to* to end break off yarn and weave through remaining st's to close the hole.

Once your finished make some more!

If you like this, you'll love these too!

                                   The Play Ground Hat
 


THE ZIPPER STITCH HAT


 
Cross Roads Ear Warmer/Head Band
 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cross Roads Ear Warmer/Head Band




A nice quick little project for you.
The head band/ear warmer is made in a long strip
and joined at each end by sewing or crochet sl st
to join.
The pattern is a one row repeat with 14 stitches.
You will have it memorized in no time.

  
Experience: Beginner +
To fit any size: Make the strip long enough to wrap around your head whilst it is slightly stretched.
Materials Used:
10 ply/Worsted Weight approx 40 gm's
4mm/G Hook
Sewing needle and scissors

Stitches used:
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
bl hdc = back loop of the hdc
dc = double crochet

Special st's used:
X st = (skip 1 st, dc in the next st, dc in the skipped st = X made)


To begin: chain 15
Row 1. skip the 1st chain, work 1 hdc in each of the next 4 chains, work the X st 3 times, work 1 hdc in each of the next 4 ch (4 hdc, 3 groups of X st and 4 hdc)

Rows 2, to length required, ch 1, work 1 hdc into the back loop of the next 4 hdc, work the X st 3 times, work 1 hdc into the back loop of the next 4 hdc (4 hdc, 3 groups of X st and 4 hdc)

Once you have the length required sew or sl st ends together.

 If you like this, you'll love this one too!



Friday, February 16, 2018

The Play Ground Hat







The Play Ground Hat


The play ground hat is loads of fun to make, it's full of texture that is made with st's you are already familiar with.
Don't be afraid of making this hat, it's easier than it looks!


The hat begins at the bottom, which is made in a strip, then joined to form a circle. 
The size we are making here is a medium size, but you can adjust the size of your hat, I have detailed instructions over here in another free crochet hat pattern.
   
Suggested experience: beginner +

Materials needed:
10 ply/worsted weight/Aran
5mm/H-8 hook


Stitches used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
bl = back loop, the back loop used in this pattern, is the 3rd loop of the hdc
fp = front post
dec = decrease

dc = double crochet
Special stitches used:
yif sc = yarn in front sc, I'm also going to refer to this method as the zipper single crochet.
zsc = zipper single crochet =
zipper stitch, bring your working yarn to the front of your work, hold it down with your thumb, then make a sc as normal, the stitch you just made looks like a knit st when held side ways
The bead st is a repeat of 3
Bead stitch = make a dc, turn your dc side ways, work a 3 wrap cluster around the double crochet =  yarn over hook, insert hook under the dc, pull up a loop, leaving all loops on hook, repeat 2 more times, 7 loops on hook, yarn over hook pull through 6 of those loops, you now have 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook. 1 bead stitch made.
The hdc weave is a repeat of 2
hdc Weave stitch = *work 1 hdc into the front 2 loops of the next hdc, work the 2nd hdc into the third loop only of the next hdc* repeat these 2 st's to make the hdc weave stitch

This video will show you how to do the hdc weave stitch

To Begin:
Make the band/brim in the main color
Ch 9
Row 1. work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1 and turn (8sc)
Row 2. work 1 sc into the back loop of each sc, ch 1 and turn (8sc)
continue working row 2 until you have 48 rows.
Leave yarn attached, ch 1 and sl st to join using the back loops of the last row made and the un worked loops of the beginning chain row.

Do not join too tight as it may pucker.
PLEASE NOTE ALL ROUNDS ARE JOINED WITH A SL ST
Main color  
R 1. work ch 3 and 50 dc's into first row = 17 lot's
of 3 (51 st's)  
Second color 
R 2. ch 2, fpdc around the ch 3 from previous row, bead st in next, skip 1 st, *fpdc around next dc, bead st in next, skip 1 st* repeat from *to* to end (17 bead st's made)
*PLEASE NOTE THE BEGINNING CH'S OF ALL THE FOLLOWING ROWS ARE NOT COUNTED AS A STITCH*
The top of the bead stitch will have 2 spaces use them both as a stitch for the next row, the picture shows, a fpdc and the 2 loops on top of the bead st
Main color  
R 3. ch 1, work 1 hdc in each st to end (51 st's)
Second color 
R 4. ch 1, work the sc zipper st in each st to end (51 st's)
Main color 

R 5. ch 1, work 1 dc in each st to end (51 st's)
Second color 
R 6. ch 2, fpdc around the beginning dc  from previous row, bead st in next, skip 1 st, *fpdc around next dc, bead st in next, skip 1 st*
repeat from *to* to end (17 bead st's made)
Main color 
R 7. repeat row 3.

*rounds 8 to 11, work all hdc's into the the 3rd loop of the hdc's of the previous round*
We need an even number of st's now, so we will decrease one at the start of the next row
 
R 8.  ch 1, hdc 2 tog, work 1 hdc into the 3rd loop of each hdc
to end (50 st's)
9, 10 and 11. ch 1, work 1 hdc into the 3rd loop of each hdc to
end

You are now up to here as pictured
12 to 14. ch 1, work the hdc weave st (50 st's)


If your OCD you may not like the decreasing. 
The following rows will be the decreasing for the top shape of your hat or hair bun hat, because we are decreasing over an odd and even number of st's the pattern sequence will get out of order, it's easiest to make the hdc weave as a mirror image of the previous row, by doing a hdc in the front 2 loops into a hdc that was made into the front 2 loops and make the hdc in the 3rd loop into a hdc that was made into the 3rd loop. The pattern will still look AMAZING! See photo, you cannot tell there is a difference.

Decreases
R 15. ch 1, *hdc weave over next 8 st's, hdc dec next 2 st's
together*
repeat from *to* to end (45 st's)
R 16. ch 1, *hdc weave over next 3 st's, hdc dec next 2 st's
together*
repeat from *to* to end (36 st's)
R 17. ch 1, *hdc weave over next 2 st's, hdc dec next 2 st's
together* 
repeat from *to* to end (27 st's) 
for beanie instructions, go to make a beanie at
round 18.
Messy hair bun
R 18. ch 1, work 1 sc in each st to end
R 19. ch 1, work 1 sc into the back loop only of each sc to
end, finish off.


to make a beanie
R 18. ch 1 *hdc weave in next st, hdc dec next 2 st's
together*
repeat from *to* to end  (18 st's)
R 19. ch 1 *hdc next 2 st's together* 
repeat from *to* to end break off yarn and weave through remaining st's to close the hole.


 Once your finished make some more!
If you like this, you'll love this too!
This will be a new free crochet pattern
coming soon, using the hdc weave stitch!
This free pattern is now available via this link