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Crochet Beanie with Brim

3 Apr

These two hats were fun to make. They were a special request for a little guy battling cancer, and I was glad to make them! The first hat, I made to look like Lightning McQueen. Ka-chow! I really love how it turned out. The second was navy with white and red bands.

I started with my standard beanie pattern using Red Heart Super Saver yarn and an H hook:

Chain 3, 12 DC first chain, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (24 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (36 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 7-15: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 16: DC in each around, join, and finish off. Weave in ends.

Then, I added a brim similar to the Mario and Luigi hats I just did:

Count 21 from seam. SC in front loop of next 22 st.
Ch 1, turn. SC in 22 st.
Ch 1, turn, SC in 22 st.
Ch 1, turn. SC2tog, SC in next 18, SC2tog in last 2 (20)
Ch 1, turn. SC2tog, SC in next 16, SC2tog in last 2 (18)
Ch 1, turn. SC2tog, SC in next 14, SC2tog in last 2 (16)
Ch 1, turn. SC2tog, SC in next 12, SC2tog in last 2 (14)
Finish off

Finally, I did a SC along the entire beanie and brim.

Lightning McQueen Beanie with Brim Lightning McQueen Beanie with Brim

Crochet lightning bolt pattern: http://beccadoodle.blogspot.com/2013/07/crochet-lightning-bolt-pattern.html

Lightning McQueen eyes: http://amray1976.blogspot.com/2011/12/crochet-lightning-mcqueen-child-hat.html

Tires:
Start with red yarn.
Round 1: Ch 2. 6 HDC in first ch. Join. Ch 1.
Round 2: 2 HDC in each st around. Join. Ch 1.
Switch to white yarn
Round 3: 2 SC in each st around. Join. Ch 1.
Switch to black yarn..
Round 4: HDC in each st around. Join. Finish off.
Ch 1.

Crochet Beanie with Brim Crochet Beanie with Brim

Crochet Mario and Luigi Hats

15 Feb

When I saw these hats, I knew exactly who I needed to make them for. He’s a tough little guy who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and he just had his 6th birthday. I found some play mustaches to order to go with these, and he grinned from ear to ear when he saw it all. I’m glad to put a smile on his face, although it’s not hard to because he’s such a happy, easy-going kid. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Cherry Red and Paddy Green, and used a size H hook.

Mario Hat Mario and Luigi HatsHere is the link to the pattern for these hats: Super Mario/Luigi Hat Pattern

If you find it hard to follow, scroll down to the comments and someone wrote parts of it out to make it hard to follow. My only change was that I did one less decrease, so Row 31 was 1 sc in each sc to keep it 72 around instead of 66. They were a little big on him, but I wanted them to be bigger and not too small.

I have plans to make these hats in blue for a couple of members of my Kiwanis Club for convention. Instead of the “M”/”L”, they will attach the Kiwanis logo. I will share once I get the yarn and get them made!

Autism Awareness Puzzle Knit Hat

14 Feb

This hat was requested by a friend of mine. I honestly wasn’t sure if I could do it, but I was certainly up to the challenge. I have knit scarves and blankets, but not a hat. Plus, this hat pattern uses a technique I was not familiar with before, intarsia, where you use a separate bobbin of yarn for each color in a row. I watched a couple of videos on YouTube, practiced on some scrap yarn, and was ready to give it a go.

Now, I did do a little crossing in mine, just because I was getting tangled up enough with all the bobbins of yarn already, but these pictures give you an idea of what that involves. At times, yarn was everywhere!

Start of the Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat One set of puzzle pieces done

It took me about a week to really sit down and get it done, and I am very pleased with how it came out. I love the colors, and I really like the Vanna’s Choice yarn. It’s the same yarn I used for the green in the Ninja Turtle crochet hats. It was tricky to get the ribbing (K1, P1) and the color changes done at the start of the hat, but I made it work. I have plans to make another one, and I may do the ribbed band at the bottom in the navy color, and then start the puzzle piece pattern.

Finished Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat Finished Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat Finished Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat

Here is a link to the pattern: Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat Knitting Pattern. It was easy to follow, and the charts for the puzzle pieces were amazing.

Crochet Hat

5 Dec

After doing headbands, I really wanted to try a hat. My husband has been asking for one, so I decided he would be the guinea pig. I chose and bulky, black yarn, and got to work. However, about 3/4 of the way through the first pattern, I didn’t like it. So, I found a new pattern, made the changes I needed, and was able to set aside today to work on it. (Laundry can wait!)

Pattern: Got Spirit Hat
Changes to pattern:
Because I used a thicker yarn than the pattern and he has a big head, I made a few changes. He also wanted a cuff on the hat to be able to roll up.

Rnd 1, 2, 3, 4 same as pattern.

Rnd 5, do 2dc in first stitch same as chain, then dc in next 3. Repeat around (60 dc)

Rnd 6-11: dc in every stitch

Rnd 12-15: dc in every stitch but switch RS to WS facing out so cuff will be RS facing out

Rnd 16: sc in every stitch, slip stitch to first stitch, fasten off.

Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA in Oakland Black

Hook: N/9.00

Crochet Hat

Now that I have this down, I have some fun hats in the works. He also wants a scarf, so I will work with this yarn again to create some kind of scarf, which I will share as well! Anymore, it seems like I finish one project, and add 2 more.

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