A New Toddler Crochet Item Available on Ebay

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I started with the brim first. I like these ribbed brims. You can start with them and then crochet the beanie part directly to it by doing several rounds then do decreasing rounds to close up the top. I have also seen patterns where you start with the beanie then do the ribbed brim, but that involves working the ribs into each round of the beanie using a stitch I am not familiar with. So I did the brim then the beanie then matched them up and single crocheted through both. That is the dark pink round between beanie and brim in the above photo.

This was supposed to be an adult size beanie, but it didn’t work out that way. Most adult beanies are 60 stitches around. I made my brim piece 14 single crochets across then did 59 rows. When I joined the ends together with single crochet that gave me my 60 stitches that I could match up to a beanie. I like these ribbed brims because they are pretty stretchy. I tried it on, it was just a bit snug, that was ok not to tight, not too loose.

I then moved on to the beanie.

I was using Front Post Double Crochet and that tends to be a tighter stitch. I should have actually done a few more rounds to get the adult size. I also think I should have used my J/9 – 6.50 mm hook.

Oh, well! It still made a cute little beanie.

Project Name: Toddler Pink Ribbed Fold-up Brim Beanie
Pattern Used: Improvised
Designed by: Arlene K. Didier from Skrappy Skarves
Started on: 12/31/2016
Finished on: 01/01/2017
Hook Used: I/9 – 5.50 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet, Single crochet Back Loop Only, Double crochet, and Front Post Double crochet
Brim: Row 1: Chain 15, Sc in 2nd chain from hook. Sc across, ch. 1 turn. -14
Row 2: Sc Back Loop Only across, Ch. 1 Turn. -14
Row 3 – 59: Repeat Row 2.
Put ends together Sc through back loop and front loop -14
Turn work Ch. 1 Place a Sc in each end row. -60
Fasten Off Weave in ends.
Beanie: Rnd 1: Ch. 3, 10 Dc in 3rd chain from hook. -10 Slip stitch to Join Chain 2 at the end of each round.
Rnd 2: dc and fpdc in each Double crochet around. – 20
Rnd 3: dc, 2dc repeat around. – 30
Rnd 4: dc, dc, Dc and FPDC repeat around. – 40
Rnd 5: dc,dc,dc, DC and FPDC repeat around – 50
Rnd 6: dc, dc, dc, dc, DC and FPDC repeat around. – 60
Rnd 7 – 12: Front Post Double crochet in each stitch around. – 60
Match up beanie and brim slip stitch to join. Sc through both around. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Colors Used: Unlabeled Balls of Pink
Measurements: Circumference of 17 inches . Crown to edge measures 8 inches with brim down and 6 inches with brim folded – up when laid flat.
Size Made: Toddler 1 – 3 years

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Got A Red Hot, Hot Red Skull Cap Here!

I finished this little skull cap up the other day. It was a front post double crochet pattern that I wanted to do. I need more practice with this stitch and this was a cute little cap. It worked up well except when I  missed a double crochet way back in round 3, I did not notice it until I had finished round 8, and had to pull it out back to that mistake. Then later on during the rework I missed a front post so had to pull it out again. I really should not try to do this stitch when I am tired or have other things going on around me. Lol 😛

The photo shoot was easy enough just one items to get in the picture.

Here are the Particulars and the item photos. You can find it on ebay here.

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Project Name: Hot Red Skull Cap
Pattern Used: Red Skullies Hat Pattern # 15
“24 Hours Crochet Hacks: 25 Fast and Easy Crochet Hat Patterns for Beginners” Ebook Location 368
By Emily Rohan Copyright 2015
Started on: 12/17/2016
Finished on: 12/21/2016
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Double Crochet, Front Post Double Crochet, and Single Crochet
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0390 Hot Red
Bernat Christmas Sparkle 97% Acrylic 3% Metallic Thread Knitting worsted in 3300 Red Tinsel
Measurements: Circumference of 20 inches . Crown to edge measures 6 1/2 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Adult

Another Heart Beanie For Martin

In Traditional Valentine’s Day Colors.

 

If you recall I did a post about the heart beanie I made for Martin. In it I wrote that I was giving the front post double crochet stitch another try to make a beanie. The first attempt photos are shown below.

I got to looking at the beanie and decided  I would start over. I didn’t like how it was looking with the red showing through the white and vice versa as I carried the unused color strand along and the heart was not lining up correctly. I also decided to make the larger 2T-3T size rather than the 6-12 months size. I think Martin is gonna be a big boy. 🙂

I couldn’t figure out any other way of changing to red other than  cutting and joining to get the proper look.  I kept the white attached but did not stitch it in as I crocheted the heart. I left it hang across the back and picked it back up when I returned to the main body of the beanie.

Here is the final result. I think I may have gotten the hang of the front post double crochet.

40c Martin's red heart beanie

Here is the pattern I used:

Bubblegum Heart Beanie by Amanda Evanson from MNE Crafts From her “The Emy Collection – Emy’s Beanie”

http://www.mnecrafts.com/2014/02/the-emy-collection-emys-beanie.html

Hook used: I/9- 5.50 mm

Colors: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo in 0319 Cherry Red and 0311 White

Stitches: FPDC for body  and SC for edge trim.

 

Martin’s Heart Slouchie Beanie

 

I saw this pattern the other day and I knew I just had to make it for Martin for Valentine’s Day.

It was a front post double crochet stitch, I still had not gotten this stitch figured out. So I decided to just do it as a double crochet stitch. Well as those of you that do crochet know the double crochet will be longer than a front post double crochet. The fpdc pulls the yarn close and forms a ridge. When it was all done I was pleased that I actually got the heart to look like a heart, but as you can see it ended up being a slouchie.

I took it over to Martin yesterday. He liked how soft it was. I let him just play with it after I showed it too him and explained how I made it. He listened well.

Kay put it on him. She thought is was the cutest. Now she wants a mommy sized one. My plan was to make them for Dave, Nick, Kay, Justin and myself. It may take a while.

After I finished this one, I decided I would try again to conquer fpdc. So I found and watched several Youtube videos. I then started a new beanie doing the fpdc. I don’t know why I had so much trouble with it before. I think that the first time I tried it the project was too small and it was fairly early in my 4th forray into crocheting.

So here is the pattern:

Bubblegum Heart Beanie by Amanda Evanson from MNE Crafts From her “The Emy Collection – Emy’s Beanie”

http://www.mnecrafts.com/2014/02/the-emy-collection-emys-beanie.html

I used Caron Simply  Soft yarn in 9701 White and 9712 Soft Blue

The edge is single crochet using a strand of each color.


 

Here is the one I started using the fpdc.

I am using Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo in 0319 Cherry Red and 0311 White

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This is the right (outside) side of the beanie.

I am carrying the red along. I need to find a different way of doing it so the red  doesn’t show through all the way around. I don’t want to break off and reattached for 3 red stitches then 5 white then 3 red again at the start of the heart. That would just be too many ends to weave in and would look untidy. I will figure something out. 🙂

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This is the wrong (inside) side of the beanie.

This shows  the ridges.