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Colored Eggs Brimmed Beanie

When I was a little girl, the neighborhood girls and myself would play this game called Colored Eggs. We would all choose a favorite color while one of us would play the wolf. The wolf would ask us one by one if our favorite color was “purple, move on to the next egg with another single color in mind and so on”. If the color was right, the egg(girl) would take off running to home base to be safe. If the wolf tagged the egg before the egg reached base, that egg would become the wolf and the game would continue. This hat was inspired by the game colored eggs and my friends that I have known for ages!  It’s made up of the most popular colors we would choose when we played


The cool part is this hat comes in three sizes too! 0-3month, 3-6month, 6-12month. 


Colored eggs brim beanie

6.5mm hook

Three varying colors of red heart super saver in your choice 

Terms used:

FLO-front loop only

Sc- single crochet

HDC- half double crochet

0-3month size:

Magic circle

1.) 7hdc in circle. Join to 1st hdc

2.) 2 hdc in each sp around (14hdc)

3.) 2 hdc, hdc in next sp. repeat around.(21hdc)

4.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sp. repeat around (28hdc)

5.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sp. repeat around(35hdc)

6-13.)hdc in each sp around

15.)sc in the FLO of each sp around. 

16.) sc in FLO of each sp around

17-19.)sc in each sp around. Fasten off
3-6 month size:

 Magic circle

1.) 7hdc in circle. Join to 1st hdc

2.) 2 hdc in each sp around (14hdc)

3.) 2 hdc, hdc in next sp. repeat around.(21hdc)

4.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sp. repeat around (28hdc)

5.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sp. repeat around(35hdc)

6.) 2hdc, hdc in next 4 sp. repeat around (42hdc)

7-14.) hdc in each sp around

15.) sc in FLO of each sp around 

16.) sc in FLO of each sp around 

17-19.)sc in each sp around. Fasten off

6-12month size:

Magic circle

1.) 7hdc in circle. Join to 1st hdc

2.) 2 hdc in each sp around (14hdc)

3.) 2 hdc, hdc in next sp. repeat around.(21hdc)

4.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 sp. repeat around (28hdc)

5.) 2 hdc, hdc in next 3 sp. repeat around(35hdc)

6.) 2 hdc,hdc in next 4 sp. repeat around(42hdc)

7.) 2hdc, hdc in next 5 sp. repeat around(49hdc)

8-16.) hdc in each sp around

17.) sc in FLO of each sp around. 

18.) sc in FLO in rash sp around. 

19-21.)sc in each sp around. Fasten off. 

Free Pattern

Fatty Boom Bloom(silk Sari)

I have to ask, have you seen Red Heart Yarns new Boutique Silk Sari?!?!?  It’s absolutely gorgeous, and each hank is guaranteed to be different than the last. It’s hand spun!! It comes in four varieties. I used “Dazzling”  I was dying to make something with it. The Indian originated Sari fabric/garment has always caught my eye. So colorful, unique and gorgeous. What better to use it for than a flower?!?!  

  I made two sizes and decided to keep going. Two flowers come out to be a little less or exactly one hank of silk sari yarn.   You can find this special yarn HERE. For $6.99 each. 

 

Getting started:

Fatty Boom bloom

Red Heart Boutique Silk Sari

Large size ch73
Medium size Ch37 
Terms:
      Sc- single crochet
      Dc- double crochet
      Tc- triple crochet (similar to dc but you y/o twice,)
      Hdc- half double crochet
9mm hook
Row1: Sc in 5th sp from hook, *ch2 skip 2 sc.  Repeat from * around ending with a sc. 
Ch1
Row2: In ch2 sp, sc, hdc, dc, tc, ch2, tc, dc, hdc, sc.  Repeat in each ch2 sp. fasten off and weave in ends. 
Center(optional)
4.00mm hook
Row1:Magic circle, 10sc in center. Join with slst. 
Wind flower to form,and sew on center. 
  
I tested out some Red Heart super saver with the pattern and this is how it looks!!  
  

365days of Hats · Pattern reviews

Day 60

Hip Hip Beret design by Ellen Gormley for Yarnspirations



This FREE pattern can be found HERE. 

This hat was amazingly fun to work up. Literally each row makes a different design from a star, to a berry, to a flower. It’s so gorgeous. It took me a few days to make. It was a busy busy weekend. My apologies. I ended up using Red Heart shimmer for the band and it came out looking like a yummy strawberry. I can’t complain. It’s adorable!

365days of Hats · Free Pattern · Robertsons Ridge Technique

Day 50: Amish Inspired Hat

I’m obsessed with the show Amish Mafia. I grew up in Pennsylvania. In a city. Just a short distance from Lancaster where the show takes place. I grew up around Amish culture. A few of my classmates were children of shunned Amish. And our local public high school football games would draw Amish teens in by the dozens. Such nice people. But very secretive. Wink wink. I noticed how popular black Amish style hats were becoming these days. I had to design a crocheted one(yes I already have an authentic one :/ I betrayed PA and had one sent from Indiana).

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Anyway here is my Amish inspired hat pattern.

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Amish inspired Hat

You will need:
Red heart super saver worsted
5.5mm hook

This hat uses the Robertson Ridge Technique

Stiches used:
HDC- half double crochet
Slst- slip stitch
BLO- back loop only
FLO-front loop only
For tutorial on how to FLO,BLO go HERE.
Sc- single crochet,

Dchdc(decrease half double crochet)

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Magic circle. 9hdc in circle. Join to first HDC with slst
Ch1 2 hdc in each so around. Join to ch1 with slst
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next2. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next3. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next4. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next5. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2hdc, HDC in next6. Repeat around
Ch1, in BLO , HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, in FLO, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, in FLO, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst
Ch1, HDC in each so around. Dchdc in last. Join to ch1 with slst
Ch1, dchdc, HDC in each remaining sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
For the next 5 rows, ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.

Brim:
In BLO, 2hdc, HDC. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst
Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst
Ch1, 2hdc, HDC in next 5sp. Repeat around. the row will end with hdc in last 2 sp
Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, dcHDC, HDC in next 10 sp, Repeat around ending row with hdc in last sp.
Ch1 sc in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst. Fasten off weave in ends.

Check out day 49 HERE

365days of Hats · Free Pattern · Robertsons Ridge Technique · Uncategorized

Day 47. Boo-Yah Bucket Hat

The 90’s called, and told me I needed to design this hat. XD

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The 90’s gave us lots of things, like bucket hats and the saying “Boo-Yah”. I couldn’t resist. I was born in 88 so I know the 90’s pretty well. I had a denim bucket hat, and reversible Calvin Klein bucket hat, and yes, a green fuzzy bucket hat with the plastic inflatable backpack to match. Cringe.

I really liked designing this hat because buckets are definitely making s comeback!
This hat is also really great for beginners who want to use/learn the very basic stitches(HDC,sc,tc) all in one hat!

This hat features the Robertsons Ridge Technique

Boo-Yah Bucket Hat:
6mm hook- J
Red heart with love solids
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker if desired

TERMS USED:
BLO- back loop only
FLO- front loop only
For video tutorial on how to crochet in FLO and BLO click HERE.
Sc- single crochet
Tc- triple crochet
Slst- slip stitch
HDC- half double crochet

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Magic circle. 9hdc in circle. Join to first HDC with slst
Ch1 2 hdc in each so around. Join to ch1 with slst
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next2. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next3. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next4. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next5. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC, HDC in next6. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, in BLO , HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, in FLO, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Switch colors
Ch1, in FLO, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, decrease sc, Sc in next 11 sp. repeat around sc in last 9 sp. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch2, tc in each sp around. Join to ch2 with slst.
Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, sc in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch2, tc in each sp around. Join to ch2 with slst.
Switch colors
Ch1, 2 HDC, hdc in next 2 sp. Repeat around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, 2 HDC , HDC in next 7 sp. repeat around. Ending with HDC in last 5 sp. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1, HDC in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Ch1′ sc in each sp around. Join to ch1 with slst.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Check out day 46 HERE.

365days of Hats · Pattern reviews

Day 42

I’ve never done this before.
This post features a few patterns in one, an Amigurumi pattern, as well as a very special guest, Remy Carreiro of Remycarreiro.com. !!!

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Cthulhu Hat design by Mini Moose Kim. I

Basic Adult Ski Mask by The Crochet Cauldron. Previously seen HERE as day 5.

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Amigurumi Voodoo doll design by Abbygurumi.

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The mask was requested by a very talented and amazing writer, Remy Carreiro. Being the avid Remlin that I am I had to make it and a little extra for him! I knew the voodoo doll was perfect. It was quick and easy to work up and fun to throw my own little flair on him! The sad news is, my son ripped off the first button I fastened on :(. Nothing Joan’s and some hot glue won’t fix. I sewed and glued that sucker on!
The mask was a bit of a challenge. So much so I decided to fuse two patterns. I loves how the Basic Ski Mask fit on the top of the head, but I wanted the tentacle beard like the Cthulhu hat pattern. It worked out perfectly and both patterns are very easy to read and follow. I used red heart super saver.

Check out day 41 HERE.

365days of Hats · Free Pattern

Day 12. Brett’s Skull Bag

CORRECTIONS MADE:

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!!!!!!

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

Band:
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.

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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.