Number Two Grandson is on the Way

We are expecting our second grandson in mid May. Since he is going to be born in the late spring I didn’t think he needed beanies just yet. So I made this newborn sized visor for him. He probably won’t wear it very long if he grows as fast as his older brother, Marty […]

via Grandson # 2’s Baby Visor — Skrappy Skarves

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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A New Happy Hat for Dreary Winter Days

 

Project Name: Two Strand Rainbow Hat
Pattern Used: Rainbow Hat
“24 Hours Crochet Hacks: 25 Fast and Easy Crochet Hat Patterns for Beginners” Locations 642 – 689
by Emily Rohan Copyright 2015
Started on: 12/11/2016
Finished on: 12/14/2016
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Double Crochet and Single Crochet
I added an extra round of double crochet before the starting single crochet round for the brim.
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0319 Cherry Red
Red Heart Super Saver in 0390 Red Hot, 0254 Pumpkin, 0324 Bright Yellow, 0322 Pale Yellow, 0368 Paddy Green, 633 Dark Sage, 0886 Blue
Red Heart Wintuk 100% Virgin Orlon Acrylic Fiber Knit and Crochet Yarn in 814 Robin Blue
Red Heart Super Saver in 3972 Mulberry Mix
Unlabeled Skein of Purple Blue Variegated
Red Heart accent 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0779 Cranberry
Unlabeled Ball of Pink
Red Heart Jumbo in 0311 White
Lion Brand Wool Ease 78% Acrylic 19% wool 3 ply sport weight in 301 Multi White
Measurements: Circumference of 20inches . Crown to edge measures 9 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Adult

Kay’s Mrs. Claus Hat

Last year I made Martin and  Justin Santa Hats. (How I altered that pattern for Martin can be found here). I asked Kay if she would like one too. She said that she needed to have a Mrs. Clause Hat. I had already made a hat that I thought the pattern would make a perfect Mrs. Claus hat. I showed that hat to Kay.

She said, “That would work great in red and white of course. Oh, and I want a pom-pom on the top.”

So this is what I came up with. 🙂

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The Stats

Project Name: Kay’s Mrs. Claus Hat
Pattern Used: Quick and Easy Double Crochet Beanie by Kris Hopper
YouTube Tutorial Video
Started on: 10/22/2016
Finished on: 10/24/2016
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm and H/8 – 5.00 mm for brim.

Stitches Used: Chain 4 slip stitch to join. Double Crochet and Single Crochet for brim.
Brim stitch Pattern- 2 rounds sc, 1 round sc increase by *sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch Repeat from * around, 2 rounds sc, 1 round increase, 2 rounds sc. 1 round *sc in next 3 stitches, 5sc in one stitch repeat from * around.

Other Materials: Pom-Pom: I made the pom-pom by wrapping yarn around a piece of cardboard,then cutting into strips. Cut those in half, laid them all together and tied them in the middle.

Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0319 Cherry Red and 0311 White

Measurements: Circumference of 20 inches, crown to edge measures 9 inches. Brim measures 2 inches.

 

I took it to her yesterday. She was very pleased with the end results. Marty also approved. He had to try it on after Momma, he is such a ham. 😀

 

Two Hats on The Road

We were taking a quick over night trip to visit my father-in-law for his 89th birthday. I had the large floppy brim hat to work on for the drive. I know I could probably finish it before we arrived so I also got an ear flap hat started for me. I finally finished up the new hat with a large floppy brim as we pulled up in front of his house.

This is only the second one I have made with this pattern. It is all single crochet, except for the double crochet shells rounds. The shell rounds go fairly quickly, it’s all the single crochet rounds that take me forever. I would tend to get bored doing the single crochet rounds so the hat would get put aside for a week or so before I would pick it up again.

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Stats for the Hat with the large floppy brim.

Project Name: Light Blue and Bon bon Print Hat with Large Floppy Brim
Pattern Used: Natural Colored Floppy Brim Hat By by Linda Cyr from Vogue Knitting

Started on: 9/6/2016
Finished on: 9/18/2016
Hook Used: G/6 – 4.25 mm
Stitches Used: Single Crochet and Double Crochet Shells
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0381 Light Blue and 0784 Bon bon Print
Measurements: Circumference of 21 inches. Crown to edge measures 10 inches when laid flat.
Brim measures 4 inches wide.
Size Made: Medium
List Price: $ 10.00


I decided to make myself an ear flap hat after I saw how cute the one I made for Marty turned out. I like purple and pink. I chose some small balls of purple, the mulberry mix variegated, a shade of pink from the several that I have, a dark greyish color called putty, and white. I worked on this one while we visited and I got the beanie part finished on the drive home the next day. I was tired when we got home road trips do that to me.So I put the flaps and ties on the following day.

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Stats for the Ear Flap Hat.

Project Name: Purple Pink and Mulberry Mix Ear Flap Hat
Pattern Used: Crochet Rainbow Ear Flap Hat by Amy Lehman from Crochet Jewel Amy’s Creative Creations
Started on: 9 / 18/ 2016
Finished on: 9 / 20 / 2016
Hook Used: I/9 – 5.50 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet and Double crochet
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver accent 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0550 Bright Orchid, 0575 Hyacinth, 0361 Putty
Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 3972 Mulberry Mix
Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0311 White
Measurements: Circumference of 21 inches. Crown to end of ear flap measures 10 inches when laid flat. Hat is 6 1/2 and ear flap is 3 1/2 inches.
Size Made: Teen