I’m gonna write about one of my hobbies now. When you have a kid you really have to choose with what you spend your time, and you try to choose things that make you happy and that are also useful for the baby, at least i was trying to find such things. I’m always rooming the internet for interesting stuff so i found a blog with crochet patterns. Here it is http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/. I was amazed about the patterns and the cute little hats you can make by using just your imagination and yarn. I thought i can make something like this for my baby, why not try it. Well the first problem was that where i live there aren’t too many yarn shops and products that you can choose from, so the patterns presented on that blog were only a little help for me because i had to adapt them for thinner yarn, and to make more rows of crochet to get to the same size. that was really hard and i think i started over like 20 times until i got it wright. Now I’m having a little trouble adjusting my new pattern to different sizes, but with practice I’m sure i will figure it out.
Here goes my pattern, which resulted from the repeatcrafterme site.
ch – chain
sl st- slip stitch
SC – Single Crochet
DC- Double Crochet
HDC- Half Double Crochet
HDC Decrease – Half Double Crochet Decrease
Round 1: Magic ring, Chain 2, DC 9 inside ring, join to 1st DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in same stitch and in each around, join, chain 2
Round 3: DC in the same stitch as Chain 2, DC, 2 Dc in next, *DC in next, 2 Dc in next, repeat from * around, Join to 1st DC, chain 2.
Round 4: DC in the same stitch as Chain 2, DC, 2 DC in next, *DC in next two, 2 DC in next stitch, repeat from * around, Join to 1st DC, chain 2.
Round 5: DC in the same stitch as Chain 2, DC, 2 DC in next, *DC in next four, 2 DC in next stitch, repeat from * around, Join to 1st DC, chain 2.
Round 6: DC in the same stitch as Chain 2, DC, 2 DC in next, *DC in next six, 2 DC in next stitch, repeat from * around, Join to 1st DC, chain 2.
And you repeat increasing until you get to the desired size. when you reach your circumference size you go around with the same color or with a new color like this: DC around, join to 1st DC, chain 2
you crochet rows until you get the desired height of the hat.
Now if you are doing a hat with ear flap then:
Ear flap 1:
Row 1: Starting in next stitch, HDC in every stitch until you get to the desired length for one ear flap, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC until the last to stitches where you do HDC decrease again chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC in every stitch, chain 2, turn
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in every stitch until the last 2 where do HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
and you do this until you decreased all the stitches, then you fasten off leaving long tale
Ear flap 2:
Count 15 stitches away from seam.or more it depends on how big is your hat
Row 1: Chain 2, starting in next stitch, you repeat exactly what you did at the first ear flap.
when you are done with the second ear flap continue to SC around the entire hat, join to first single crochet, fasten off leaving long tail. You should now have a long pieces of yarn hanging from the ends of each ear flap. You will use this as a strand in your braid.
The eyes and the additional stuff you can make adapting to what size your hat is. You can also use buttons fr the middle of the eyes, or you can crochet them with black yarn.
And finally here are some picture with my adorable boy wearing the hats i crocheted.
Hes a cutie, and i think he likes his new hats. Of course i went crazy and made more, and also crocheted for our friend’s babies. And I’m not done yet 🙂
And just now he is trying to remove the safety from the drawers so i really have to go! Enjoy!