365days of Hats · Free Pattern

Day 12. Brett’s Skull Bag

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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.

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Day 9

Shell stitch beanie pattern by The Dainty Daisy Blog

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This FREE pattern can be found HERE.

I have never used the shell stitch until I made this hat. I fell in love! It’s so fast to work up and it still looks so fancy! I used my go to Red Heart Super Saver of course! I actually made two since it didn’t take me long to make.

Check out day 8 HERE. B

365days of Hats · Free Pattern

Day 8. Don’t Be Jelly. Toddler beanie.

Here is the latest design from RRC!

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My son has been begging me for a Green hat. I ended up making it sizable for ages 1-3 years. So it fits his brother too. He even named it himself. He said it looked like a jellyfish. It’s also green. The color of jealousy, which is a very relevant lesson for my three year old, now that his younger brother is almost as fast as he is when getting a toy!!! So we tell him when he gets jealous to “don’t be jelly”. It works half the time. Anyway I hope you enjoy this fun and easy beanie I came up with.

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What you will need
RED HEART SUPER SAVER
5.5mm hook
Tapestry needle for sewing in ends

Terms:
Dc- double crochet
Hdc- half double. Crochet
Fpdc- front post double crochet
Bpdc- back post double crochet
Magic circle
Slst- slip stitch
Picot- ch3, slst into first ch sp, yarn over and pull up loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops. Skip one sp, Slst into next sp

Begin: Starting w/ magic circle, 5dc in circle
Row1: working in continuous rounds, Dc in each sp sound (10dc)
Row2: 2dc in next sp, Dc, repeat around (15dc)
Row3: 2dc in each sp around (30dc)
Row4: 2 dc in next sp. Dc. Repeat around( 45dc)
Row5: 2dc in next sp. Dc in next three sp. repeat around (55hdc)
Row6: HDc around (55)
Row7: ch2. *fpdc in same sp, bpdc in next sp. Repeat from *around join with slst to ch2
Row8-14 repeat row 7
Row15: ch1. Hdc around. Join to ch1
Row16: picot(see above) in next sp And every other sp Repeat around. Join w/slst to middle of ch3 in first picot. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Check out day 7 HERE.

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Day 6

Crochet Baby Turban by This Mama Makes Stuff.

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This FREE pattern can be found HERE.

What a cute little pattern. Turbans are my favorite hat to crochet. Most of the time. I know purple was the perfect shade to use in Red Heart with love solids. I can’t stress enough how fast this is too work up. Twenty minutes maybe? I also washed it in draft to soften it and make it baby ready.

Check out day 5 HERE.

Pattern reviews

Cabbage patch kid newborn beanie review. (Dearestdebi)

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An old friend from high school is pregnant!!! Her mother requested a cabbage patch wig for her baby to wear of course :). A family of beautiful brunettes, I went with red heart super saver dark brown. The pattern is free, and can be found HERE.http://dearestdebi.com/crochet-cabbage-patch-kid-newborn-beanie credit goes to dearest debi.
The pattern was really fun. I had never used the loop stitch before. I read a lot of people don’t like the loop stitch.

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Personally I am huge fan and I plan on making the boys version of Dearest Debi’s wig too! It’s made up of loads more loop stitches. That FREE pattern can also be found HEREhttp://dearestdebi.com/crochet-cabbage-patch-kid-newborn-boy-beanie.

I really loved making this. It took me no time at all. I do plan on making more. That fun loop stitch is addictive!