365days of Hats · Pattern reviews

Day 45

Basic Bulky Beanie design by Charmed By You.


This FREE pattern can be found HERE.

My mother in law gifted me the most wonderful flamingo colored bulky yarn. It’s by red heart of course haha. I needed a short n sweet pattern to test out how it works up. I’m not a huge fan if multi tone or multi colored yarn because it comes out looking like confetti. This yarn however came out perfect and in rounds. The pattern was easy to follow and worked up quite fast. I love how it comes in multiple sizes too. I will be revising this pattern many time in my future for sure.

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365days of Hats · Pattern reviews

Day 40

Cabbage Patch Kid Beanie design by Dearest Debi.


This FREE pattern can be found HERE

This pattern is one of my most requested items to make. It’s one of the reasons why I made business cards due to referrals from this hat!! I’ve made all three of dearest debi’s cabbage patch patterns. This one is my favorites by far! I made this one in 12-24 month size so I had to make a gauge swatch. Like they say. . .


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365days of Hats · Free Pattern

Day 12. Brett’s Skull Bag


My children’s godfather and a personal bestie of mine since third grade, requested a slouchy in his favorite colors. Extra slouchy of course. LoVe you Shelbird ❤ Here is what me and him came up with! Brett's skull bag. It's made in twenty rows or less!!!!!!


What you will need.
2colors Red heart super saver(see link below for softening instructions)
6.00mm hook
Tapestry needle

Row1: Starting with color a(Orange) ch9, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch so,across(7hdc).
Row2: ch2 turn, in BLO, HDC across(7hdc)
Repeat row2 until desired length. The size pictured is men’s,so my band measures about 30 inches. This is on the larger size. Women’s and teens are about 22inches.
Join both sides with Sc in each sp(you will be drawing up the yarn through two hdc spaces at once.

Top of hat(slouch):
Row1: Working in top part of band(opposite of the side that rests in your forehead)
Ch2 hdc around(estimated depending on size of band made (55sc))
Row2: switch to color b, ch3, dc in same space, *2 dc in next sp, dc in next 6 sp. repeat around(64)
Row3-5:Switch to color a, ch2, hdc around (64)
Row6-7: switch to color b, ch3, dc around(64)
Rows8-9: switch to color a, ch2, hdc around(64)
Rows10-12: switch to color b, ch3, dc around(64)
Row 13: switch to color a, ch2, hdc around(64)
Rows 14-15: switch to color b, ch3, dc around(64)
And now to decrease 🙂
Row16: ch3, dc, *decrease dc, dc in next 5 sp repeat from* around.
Row17: ch3, dc , *decrease dc, dc in next 4 sp. repeat from* around.
Row18: ch3, dc, *decrease dc, dc in next 3 sp. repeat from * around.
Row19: ch3, dc, *decrease dc, dc in next 2 sp. repeat from* around.
Row20: ch3, dc, * decrease dc, dc in next sp, repeat from* around.
Decrease until closed. Fasten off and weave in ends.


P.S. Stay tuned for the “scarfie” pattern. Psst it’s going to be FREE 😉

Skein softening tutorial:

Red heart has always been my favorite. It’s so versatile and it has so many colors to chose from. It is perfect for kids and babies because of its ability to be infinitely washed over and over as well as its amazing durability. It’s no lie that it’s not softest yarn, But there is hope! Check out this awesome yarn softening tutorial HERE by A Girl And Her Needle. You don’t even have to undo the skein to do it!!!! Did I mention you don’t need to make a project to soften the yarn!?!?!?!?!!

Check out day 11 HERE.