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Friday, July 31, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Hamburger Hat


For this pattern I played around with different hook sizes and found that simply changing the hook size (but using the same pattern) works perfectly for changing the size of the hat. Listed below is the gauge for each size, please check your gauge as I crochet tightly and you may need to adjust your hook to get the correct gauge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out this pattern! 
-Jenni

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes
Toddler, 24-48 mo., 19-20" head circumference
Youth, 4-9 years, 20-21" head circumference
Teen/Women's, 21-22" head circumference

Supplies:
Red Heart With Love in Tan, Daffodil, Lettuce, Holly Berry, Chocolate & White
For toddler size: Size H (5.0mm) Hook
For youth size: Size I (5.5mm) Hook
For teen/women's size: Size J (6.0 mm) Hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO - Back Loop Only
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
FLO - Front Loop Only
Hdc - Half Double Crochet
Sc - Single Crochet
Sk - Skip
Sl St - Slip Stitch
Tr - Treble Crochet

Notes:
-Joins are made with sl st.
-Joins should be made to the first dc, not the ch 2.
-Ch 2's do not count as a dc.

Gauge
     Size H Hook: 4 dc = 1"
     Size I Hook: 3.5 dc = 1"
     Size J Hook: 3 dc = 1"

Hat
With Tan:
Row 1: Magic Circle, ch 2, 11 dc in circle. Join & sew magic circle shut. (11 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same and in each around. Join. (22 dc)
Row 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next. *2 dc in next, dc in next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (33 dc)
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next 2. *2 dc in next, dc in next 2.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (44 dc)
Row 5: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next 3. *2 dc in next, dc in next 3.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (55 dc)
Row 6: Ch 2, 2 dc in same, dc in next 4. *2 dc in next, dc in next 4.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (66 dc)

Your circle should now measure across the center (make sure beginning circle is pulled tight):
     If using size H Hook: 5.5"
     If using size I Hook: 6"
     If using size J Hook: 6.5"

Row 7-10: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (66 dc)
Fasten off. 

Join with Daffodil:
Row 11Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (66 sc)
Fasten off.

Join with Holly Berry:
Row 12Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (66 sc)
Fasten off.

Join with Chocolate:
Row 13-15Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Fasten off.

Join with Lettuce:
For the next two rows, there is no need to check your stitch count, the rows may not end perfectly but this is ok. 
Row 16: In FLO: Ch 2, 3 dc in same, 2 dc in next,*3 dc in next, 2 dc in next.* Repeat from *to* around. Join. 
Row 17: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same, sc in next, sl st in next, sc in next, 2 hdc in next, 3 dc in each of the next 6. *2 hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in next, sc in next, 2 hdc in next, 3 dc in each of the next 6.* Repeat from *to* around. 
Fasten off.

Join with Tan:
Row 17: In BLO: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (66 dc)
Row 18: Ch 2, dc in same and in each around. Join. (66 dc)
Row 19: Ch 1, hdc in same and in each around. Join. (66 hdc)
Row 20: Ch 1, sc in same and in each around. Join. (66 sc)
Fasten off and sew in all ends. 

Toppings:
For these additions, be sure you are using the same size hook as the hat you made.

Tomatoes:
Add as many tomatoes as you like and space them how you wish, I used 3 tomatoes in my example and spaced them roughly 10-15 stitches apart.

Row 1: Using Holly Berry, join with sl st to any hdc post from row 15. Ch 4, sk 3 posts. Around the next post work the following: [tr, ch 3, tr, ch 4], sk 3 posts, sl st to the next post. Turn. (2 tr, 11 ch)
Row 2: Turn, work 5 sc over the ch 4. Sc in top of tr, work 4 sc over the ch 3, sc in top of tr, work 5 sc over the last ch 4. Fasten off and knot these two ends together.

Now sew in your ends under the row of sc's back & forth to help stiffen this edge of the tomato. This will help your tomato keep it's shape.  

Onions:
In my example I used three different size onions, below I'll list each and you can decide which you would like to use. You may place your onions anywhere you please, I placed mine a couple stitches under each tomato so they would look layered.

Large Onion: Using white, join with sl st to any hdc post from row 15. Ch 20, sk 7 posts, sl st to next post. Turn and work 25 sc over your ch. Turn and sl st across each sc. Fasten off. Using the ends, sew the onion edge to the hat and then sew the ends under the row of sc's like you did for the tomato. 

Medium Onion: Using white, join with sl st to any hdc post from row 15. Ch 15, sk 5 posts, sl st to next post. Turn and work 20 sc over your ch. Turn and sl st across each sc. Fasten off. Using the ends, sew the onion edge to the hat and then sew the ends under the row of sc's like you did for the tomato.  

Small Onion: Using white, join with sl st to any hdc post from row 15. Ch 10, sk 4 posts, sl st to next post. Turn and work 15 sc over your ch. Turn and sl st across each sc. Fasten off. Using the ends, sew the onion edge to the hat and then sew the ends under the row of sc's like you did for the tomato.  

Friday, July 17, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Elf Hat's for all!

(Shown in Caron Simply Soft White, Lavender Blue & Soft Pink)

This pattern is super simple and the best part is you can easily continue increasing to obtain any size elf hat you wish! The written pattern is for the 0-3 month size but the size changes are noted after row 29. The 0-3 mo. size hat will fit a head circumference of 14-15". Please remember all head sizes can vary age to age and my sizes are listed as a guide only. I suggest taking your own measurements before starting. I have not listed which rows to change colors in, your color changes are up to you or make your hat a solid color with the band and pom pom a contrasting color.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jenni

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: Baby-Adult

Supplies:
Size H (5.0 mm) Crochet Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn, yardage will vary depending on the size you are making
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO- Back Loop Only
Ch - Chain
Dc - Double Crochet
Fpdc - Front Post Double Crochet
Sl st - Slip Stitch
Sp - Space

Notes:
-Ch 1's do not count as a stitch.
-All joins are made with a sl st to the first dc in the row.
-Be sure you are working this hat right side out, it is very difficult to turn it right side out at the end.
Also, if you are working stripes be sure to sew in your ends as you go.

Gauge:
4 dc & 2 rows = 1"
Gauge is important to obtain the correct size hat, if you are not getting gauge please adjust your hook size.

Row 1: Magic circle (or ch 3, join to form circle), ch 1, 8 dc in circle. Join, pull your circle tight and sew in this beginning end. (8 dc)

For rows 2-29 each row will increase by 1 stitch, 2 dc's are worked in the very last space of each row. When you reach row 29 your stitch count should be 36 (for the 0-3 mo. size elf hat).

Row 2-29: Ch 1, dc in same and in each around, work 2 dc total in last sp. Join.

To make this hat for a newborn continue on to row 30.
For all other sizes follow the recommendations below.

For 3-6 mo. size (15-16" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 4 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 40 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 48 dc.

For 6-9 mo. size (16-17" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 8 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 44 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 52 dc.

For 9-12 mo. size (17-18" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 12 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 48 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 56 dc.

For 12-24 mo. size (18-19" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 16 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 52 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 60 dc.

For 24-48 mo. size (19-20" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 20 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 56 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 64 dc.

For Youth & Pre-teen size (20-21" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 24 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 60 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 68 dc.

For Teens & Women's size (21-22" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 28 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 64 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 72 dc.

For Men's size (22-23" head circumference):
Repeat the last row (labeled row 2-29) for 32 additional rows, your last row should have a stitch count of 68 dc. Now continue on below with the row labeled 30, please note the stitch count will no longer be correct but your final increase row (labeled row 33) should have a stitch count of 76 dc.

Row 30: Ch 1, dc in same and in next 7. 2 dc in next, dc in 18, 2 dc in next, dc in each to end. Join. (38 dc)
Row 31: Ch 1, dc in same and in next 8. 2 dc in next, dc in 18, 2 dc in next, dc in each to end. Join. (40 dc)
Row 32: Ch 1, dc in same and in next 9. 2 dc in next, dc in 18, 2 dc in next, dc in each to end. Join. (42 dc)
Row 33: Ch 1, dc in same and in next 10. 2 dc in next, dc in 18, 2 dc in next, dc in each to end. Join. (44 dc)
Row 34-35: Ch 1, dc in same and in each around. Join. (44 dc)

Fasten off and join with your contrast color:

Row 36: In BLO: Ch 1, dc in same and in each around. Join. (44 dc)
Row 37-38: Ch 1, dc in same, fpdc around next. *Dc in next, fpdc around next.* Repeat *to* around. Join. (22 dc, 22 fpdc)

If you are making a size larger than the 6-9 mo. size you may want to repeat the last row one or two more times, this is completely up to you though.

Row 39: Ch 1, turn, sc in same and in each around. Join, fasten off and sew in ends. (44 sc)

After sewing in all your ends you can now add a pom-pom or braid!