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Cozy Autumn Hat–Free Pattern

Hi Folks! Welcome back to my blog!

I’ve created another free pattern for your enjoyment. This time it’s a hat!  I’d say it’s sized adult medium/large, but you could always make it smaller or larger.

I have never been good at identifying difficulty in a pattern, however, so I couldn’t tell you the difficulty of the pattern. It seems like maybe an “easy” level, but I’m a little biased toward it and some crocheters may find it easier, and some may find it harder! I’ll stick with “easy” for now, with a chance it may be “intermediate” (but a remote chance).

It’s always funny having a photo shoot for a product that isn’t in season quite yet (like a nice and cozy hat on a 30 degree celcius summer day). But here are some photos for you!

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Materials Used:
1 skein Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly (shown in “Cobalt”)
4.5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker (optional)

Gauge:
Not really important for this pattern.

Abbreviations used:
DC — Double Crochet
Sl st — Slip stitch
Ch — Chain
FPDC — Front post double crochet
BPDC — Back post double crochet
St — stitch
HDC — Half double crochet

Instructions:

1) Create a Magic Ring. 12 DC into it, and then join with SL ST.
2) CH 3. FPDC and DC into each ST around (24 st).
3) CH 3. FPDC into FPDC of previous row, 2 DC into each DC around.
4) CH 3. * FPDC, DC, BPDC and DC into same st * Repeat from * around, join with SL ST to top of CH-3.
5) CH 3. * FPDC, 2 DC in ST, BPDC, DC * Repeat from * around. Join with SL ST to top of CH-3.
6) CH 3. * FPDC, DC in next 2 ST, BPDC, 2 DC in next ST * Repeat from * around. Join with SL ST to top of CH-3.
7-22) CH 3. * FPDC, DC in next 2 ST, BPDC, DC in next 2 ST * Repeat from * around. Join with SL ST to top of CH-3.
23-24) CH 2. HDC in each ST around. Join with SL ST to top of CH-2.

Fasten Off and weave in ends.

I hope that these instructions are helpful and easy to understand. Please feel free to leave any comments with questions or concerns and I will happily get back to you right away 🙂

 

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Ribbed Baby Hat

Hey Folks,

Continuing on the recent theme, I whipped up this quick and easy Ribbed Baby Hat. We were going through the awesomely cute clothes my sister received from her baby shower, and she realized there’s some super cute blue clothes, but super cute blue baby hats were hard to find! So, naturally, I told her I’d make her one (and I think I should make her more!!)

I did a quick search for free patterns, and came across this adorable option: the Rib-Wrapped Baby Cap pattern at Celtic Mommy. The pattern tells you how to adjust the size, based on the size of the baby. I wanted it to be as close to newborn size as possible, so I attempted that direction. It worked beautifully, except for the fact that the only blue yarn I had available was worsted weight instead of DK! To accommodate, I simply stopped increasing after round 3, and continued straight for about 7-8 times. These are the only alternations I made to this wonderful pattern, and only because my yarn was a little too heavy and I don’t have enough resources for yarn purchases, these days so I had to work with what I had!

I am very pleased with the results and thankful to CelticMommy for generously sharing this free pattern with us! I know I will use it many more times to come.

Here are some pictures for you (sorry about how dark they are):

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They are about the same size as the newborn-3 month sized hats that you can buy in the store, and it only took maybe a couple hours to whip up. Looking forward to making more of these cute hats!

Baby’s Dino Hat

Hi Folks!

I’ve seen all these very similar “dragon” or “dino” photo props circling around the Internet lately. I’ve always thought they were super, super cute and yet didn’t know how making it for my sister would be a functional option. Then when my wonderful artist friend Gavy (check out her website here if interested to see her amazing sculptures) sent me a pin of one, I thought…why not? It’s just too cute to pass up! So I looked for a free pattern and found one within a few minutes. The pattern can be found here: Baby’s Dino Hat and Cape.

I found the pattern very straight-forward and easy to follow. I used a stitch marker in order to keep track of the rounds, as I’m notorious for messing up my count without one.  It definitely looks like it’s newborn size, so I’m hoping (and I think my sister is, too) that he’s an average sized boy…lol. BUT if not, the pattern would very easily be modified to make it larger. No big deal, and it really didn’t take much yarn to complete. It also didn’t take very long, maybe a couple hours of work in total. Could make a great Halloween costume too!

Here are some super cute pictures of the final product for you:

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So there it is. Super cute, easy and quick to make, and easily customizable. I can’t wait to see him all dressed up!