Friday, July 11, 2014

Morning Glory Sun Hat



There are some patterns that I come up with that take me forever to finish. From coming up with a concept then making the model piece, making extra sizes so I know I am getting the math right, getting the pieces ready for pictures, taking the pictures, editing the pictures, and last but not least actually typing the pattern out and editing the pattern. I have a lot  of patterns that just sit around forever. For example I have this blanket that I have been working on. The only thing left is weaving in the ends and taking pictures. I've been on that step for over a month.  Procrastination at its worst.

There are other patterns that just seem to fly off the hook. The pattern that I want to share with you has all happened this week. When fast patterns happen I always feel bad for the other patterns that are waiting to go up on the blog. One day they will get to shine.

My Daughter is turning 5 this week. This year we got outdoor things for her birthday. A base ball and glove, basketball, soccer ball those sorts of things. So far the soccer ball has been the most loved. I decided I would make a hat to go along with all the outdoor things. I think it is safe to say that she likes it. She tried wearing it to bed last night. I hope you will enjoy it too.

The pattern is in 3 sizes. 18 inches, 20 inches and 23 inches.

Morning Glory Sun Hat

Yarn: I used two threads put together. First: Red Heart: Luster Sheen Solids:  100% acrylic 307 yds/ 281 m Mulits: 261 yds/ 239 : natural and Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet Thread: Solids: 350 yds; Shaded Colors: 300 yd, wood violet
For the small size you will need one ball of each, for the medium and large you will need two of each.

Hook: Steel hook 0

Gauge: make the first six rounds if it is at 18 in circumference then you have the right gauge

For All Sizes

Round 1: Make an adjustable ring, ch 3 (counts as the first dc here and throughout), make 11 dc, pull ring tight and sl st into first dc for a total of 12 dc.

Round 2: Ch 1, { (sc, dc) in same st, (dc, sc) in the next st} Repeat {to} 5 times.

Round 3: Ch 3, {sc in the next 2 dc, dc in the next sc, ch 3, dc in the next sc}, Repeat {to}  4 times, sc in the next 2 dc, dc in the next sc, ch 1, hdc in the first dc.

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same sp, {sk 1 dc, sc in the next 2 sc, sk 1 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3dc) in the next sp}, repeat {to} 4 times, sk 1 dc sc in the next 2 sc, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in the last sp, ch 1, hdc in the starting dc.

Round 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in the starting sp, {ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next ch 3 sp}, repeat {to} 4 times, ch 3, 3 dc in the last sp, ch 1, hdc in the first dc.

Round 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in the same sp, {(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next ch 3 sp}, repeat 10 times, 3 dc in the last sp, ch 1, hdc in the first dc.

For smaller size repeat round 6, 4 times or till your desired length. Do not finish off. 

For medium and large size:

Round 7:  Ch 3, 3 dc in the same sp, {(4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in the next ch 3 sp}. Repeat 10 times, 4 dc in the last sp, ch 1, hdc in the first dc.

For the medium size repeat round 7, 5 times or till your desired length. Do not finish off.

For the large size:
Round 8: Ch 3, 4 dc in the same sp, {( 5 dc, ch 4, 5 dc), in the next ch sp}. Repeat 10 times, 5 dc in the last sp, ch 2, hdc in the first dc. 

Repeat round 8, 6 times or till your desired length do not finish off.

For the Brim, small (medium, large):
 Round 1: ch 1, sc in same sp,{ ch 4 (6, 8), 3 (4 for large) sc in the ch 3(4) sp},  Repeat 11 times, ch 4 (6,8), 2 (3 for large) sc in the last ch sp, sl st into the first sc.

Round 2: working in front loops only, sc in first sc, {4 (6,8) sc in the next ch sp, sc in each sc}, repeat {to} 11 times, 4 (6,8) sc in the last ch space, 2 (3 for the large) sc in the last ch sp, sl st into the first sc.

Round 3: Ch 1, {sc in the next 6 (8, 11) sc, 2 sc in the next sc}, repeat {to} 12 times, sl st into beginning sc.

Round 4: Ch 1, {sc in the next 7 (9,12) sc, 2 sc in the next sc}, repeat {to} 12 times sl st into beginning sc.

Round 5: Ch 1 { sc in the next 8 (10, 13) sc, 2 sc in the next sc}, repeat {to} 12 times sl st into beginning sc.
 For small finish off or continue for a larger brim

Round 6: Ch 1 { sc in the next 9 (11, 14) sc, 2 sc in the next sc}, repeat {to} 12 times sl st into beginning sc. 

For medium finish off or continue for a larger brim

Round 7: Ch 1 { sc in the next 10 (12, 15) sc, 2 sc in the next sc}, repeat {to} 12 times sl st into beginning sc.

For large finish off or continue increasing each row for a lager brim.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Adult Simple Crochet Yoke

Do you remember the simple yoke that I made for my daughter last year? I decided I needed a shirt with one too.

I love how it turned out!

I started with a shirt that I found for my husband on the clearance rack for a dollar. The shirt ended up being to small for him, so I found a new way to use it.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Crafty Containers

I have a new free pattern up on Crochetvolution! You can find it here.
I have been thinking of all the ways I can re-use things, and to use things to their full potential. Remember that post  where I said I had a hoarders amount of oatmeal. I started to think about what I could do with all those containers when I was done with them. This is the project that I came up with. If you want to see how I did it jump on over to Crochetvolution and find out.