Monday, October 20, 2014

Crochet Newborn Fall Yellow and Orange Embellished Twin Hats - FREE Pattern - Make in Any Size


I have been on a fall hat roll lately. Here's another cute little boy and girl hat set. This set also matches perfectly with my newly crocheted Candy Corn Colored Making Waves Legwarmers - as seen below.




Use my FREE All Sizes Basic Beanie pattern to create this set in any size!

Materials:
   - Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Orange, Yellow and White
   - H8/5mm Hook
   - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends - I like to use a #18, or #20
Embellishments -
   - 1 1/8"/22mm White Button (for Beanie version)
   - 3/4"/17.8mm Yellow Button (for Shell Edge version)
   - Ribbed Pumpkin Beanie Pattern (Paid Pattern) for Flower
   - I9/5.5mm Hook for Flower (as recommended by pattern)
   - Partially Lined Alligator Clip or Be Prepared to Sew on Flower to Hat

Notes on Material:
   My buttons came from Hobby Lobby. I used THESE white ones, and THESE yellow ones.

Time Spent:
   The basic newborn beanie takes me less than 30 minutes to work up. With the color change and the embellishment, each of these hats works up in roughly 30-45 minutes.

Measurements:
   For the newborn size, crown measures 3.75" in diameter to fit a head circumference of about 13.75", and is 4.25" long.

Gauge:
   Using 5mm Hook - 4" x 4"
     CH 16, DC in 3rd ST from hook and ea ST across. (14 DC)
     R2 - 8: CH 2, turn. DC in ea ST across.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
   CH - Chain
   DC - Double Crochet
   ea - each
   ST - stitch
   SC - Single Crochet

Pattern Notes:
   To work my joins in the crown, I used the Seamless Round method also by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet. This method is great for hiding your seam! My pattern is not phrased the correct way for using her method - it's phrased the old fashioned slip stitch to join way.

Beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch.

Join to the first double crochet, not the beginning chain 2.

I wrote this pattern with a candy corn in mind to match the legwarmers, but feel free to substitute with any color combination.

Change color in the last yarn over of the stitch.

If you don't feel like embellishing your hats, the plain ones look great too!



Patterns:

Beanie Version

          **Starting with Orange
CH 4. Join to form a ring. CH 2. Make 8 DC into the ring. Join. (8 DC)
R2: CH 2. Make 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (16 DC)
R3: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (24 DC)
R4: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in ea of next 2 DC's, (2 DC in next DC, DC in ea of next 2 DC's) around. Join. (32 DC)
R5: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
R6: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.
          **Change to Yellow.
R7 - 8: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.
R9: CH 1. SC in ea DC around. Join.
R10: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join.
Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.

*If you choose to attach a button, make sure it is secure! To attach mine, I cut a piece of yarn, and then pulled it apart to use two strands for sewing. I weave my end into the back of the area where I wanted my button to go, and then went through the two holes on the button four times, and then weave in some more. I then added a few dabs of hot glue to provide extra security.
IF THE BUTTON COMES LOOSE - it does pose a choking hazard to baby.

Shell Edge Version

          **Starting with Orange
CH 4. Join to form a ring. CH 2. Make 8 DC into the ring. Join. (8 DC)
R2: CH 2. Make 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (16 DC)
R3: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (24 DC)
R4: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in ea of next 2 DC's, (2 DC in next DC, DC in ea of next 2 DC's) around. Join. (32 DC)
R5: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
R6: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.
          **Change to Yellow
R7: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.
R8: CH 1. SC in ea DC around.
R9: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join.
R10: CH 1. SC in the 1st ST, SK next ST, 5 DC in the next ST, SK next ST, (SC in the next ST, SK next ST, 5 DC in the next ST, SK next ST) around. Join to the first SC.
Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.

*The flower pattern I used came with the Ribbed Pumpkin Hat by Jennifer of Crochet by Jennifer. After working the flower, I then glued it onto a partially lined alligator clip so it can easily be removed if desired. 
You can just as easily cut a longer tail when finished crocheting the flower to use to sew the flower onto the hat.

Please feel free to make and sell these embellished fall beanies, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

I CAN NOT WAIT! To make some more of these in other color combinations!

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing One?
I have some hats available in my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color or size requests. Some yarn options include: Red Heart With Love, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

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Crochet Newborn Candy Corn Hat - FREE Pattern - Plus Notes to Make in Any Size!


After working up the Candy Corn Colored Newborn Making Waves Legwarmers, I decided to make a matching candy corn colored hat to go with it. 

Use my FREE All Sizes Basic Beanie Pattern to make a candy corn colored hat in any size!

Materials:
   - Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Yellow, Orange and White
   - H8/5mm Hook
   - Tapestry Needle - I like to use a #18 or #20.

Time Spent:
   While a basic beanie for a newborn takes me less than 30 minutes, weaving in the yarn for the color changes bumps this hat up to roughly 45 minutes or less.

Measurements:
   All of my head circumferences and lengths are just the average head circumference and lengths for the range. You can find the range of sizes per size in the How to Design Your Own Custom Crochet Beanie post by Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet - link found below in the Pattern Notes of this post. 
   For the newborn size, crown measures 3.75" in diameter to fit a head circumference of about 13.75", and is 4.25" long.

Gauge:
   Using 5mm Hook - 4" x 4"
     CH 16, DC in 3rd ST from hook and ea ST across. (14 DC)
     R2 - 8: CH 2, turn. DC in ea ST across.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
   CH - Chain
   DC - Double Crochet
   ea - each
   ST - stitch
   SC - Single Crochet

Pattern Notes:
   If making this hat in a different size, think of the color sections on an actual candy corn. You will want your orange section to be larger than your white section, and your yellow section bigger than your orange section.

Beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch.

Join to the first double crochet, not the beginning chain 2.

I wrote this pattern with a candy corn in mind to match the legwarmers, but feel free to substitute with any color combination.

Pattern:
          **Starting with White
CH 4. Join to form a ring. CH 2. Make 8 DC into the ring. Join. (8 DC)
R2: CH 2. Make 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (16 DC)
R3: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (24 DC)
         **Change Colors to Yellow
R4: CH 2. Make 2 DC in 1st DC, 1 DC in ea of next 2 DC's, (2 DC in next DC, DC in ea of next 2 DC's) around. Join. (32 DC)
R5 - 6: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
          **Change Color to Orange
R7 - 8: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join. 
R9: CH 1. SC in ea DC around. Join.
R10: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join.
Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.

Please feel free to make and sell your own Candy Corn Inspired Beanie (or any TriColor Combination), but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing a Candy Corn Colored Hat?
I have some hats available in my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color or size requests. Some yarn options include: Red Heart With Love, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn

Linked Up To...
Make it Monday - Etcetorize
Awesome Things Tuesday - Sowdering About in Seattle
Your Whims Wednesday #185 - My Girlish Whims
239th Inspire Me Tuesday - A Stroll Thru Life
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party #29 - Lou Lou Girls
The Sunday Showcase No 264 - By Stephanie Lynn
October 2014 Sharing Time Week 3 - Raising Memories
Yarn Fanatic Party #12 - The Philosopher's Wife
Create Link Inspire Linky Party #47 - The Crafty Blog Stalker
Inspiration Monday Link Party #68 - Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Wow Me Wednesday #177 - Ginger Snap Crafts
Hookin on Hump Day #81 - Moogly / Petals to Picots

Crochet Candy Corn Colored Newborn Making Waves Legwarmers - Pattern REVIEW - A Crocheted Simplicity


I have had owls on my brain lately thinking that owl hats would be perfect for fall! I've been working on a few versions of fall owl hats that aren't quite ready to be shared yet but soon. 

For now, I thought I would test out some legwarmer patterns so that I can make up some to go with the owl hats.

First up, the Making Waves Legwarmers by Jennifer of A Crocheted Simplicity. I hearted several of her patterns - hoping to go back SOON and make some more purchases.

I do plan on working these legwarmers in several different colors and sizes but I started with the 0-3 Month size.

Materials I Used:
     - Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Yellow, Orange, and White 
     - H8/5mm Hook (as recommended)
     - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
     - Making Waves Legwarmers Pattern (Paid Pattern)

Time Spent:
   Each pair of the 0-3 Month size took me about 30 minutes to complete, plus 20 minutes each to weave in my ends for a total of just under two hours for the pair.

Measurements:
   The pattern includes sizes for 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-18 months, 2-3 years, 4-5 years and 6-7 years.
   I began with the 0-3 Month size which measures 3" wide by 6.5" long.

Pattern Notes:
   I made one test legwarmer in a solid purple color. From this, I concluded that the solid color doesn't work very well with the ripple effect - I would suggest using at least two colors.

   I also did not like how you have to sew the bottom and top cuffs, so I changed it to a Foundation Double Crochet 18 and then work two rounds of Front Post Double Crochet, Back Post Double Crochet. This gives a defined cuff, flexibility starting with the foundation double crochet versus a regular chain and foundation round, and eliminates the need to sew up your cuffs.
I found with the first one, your cuffs should be about an inch long.

*If you need help working the Foundation Double Crochet - Tamara of Moogly has a great tutorial - How to Crochet the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch.

The pattern was REALLY easy to follow. After the first one, I had ideas in my head of making myself a pair! It is very easy to adjust - start by working a foundation double crochet 1-2" shorter than the circumference of the your knee/thigh (since the acrylic yarn will stretch!) and then continue working the pattern.

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing Some Legwarmers?
   I will be adding these and other legwarmers to my Etsy shop. Fell free to send in your custom color and size requests! Some colors options include: Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn, Red Heart With Love, Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft, and Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton Yarn (100% Cotton).
   I am happy to make this into a Mommy and Me Set - please send me a message!

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Make it Monday - Etcetorize
Awesome Things Tuesday - Sowdering About in Seattle
Your Whims Wednesday #185 - My Girlish Whims
239th Inspire Me Tuesday - A Stroll Thru Life
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party #29 - Lou Lou Girls
The Sunday Showcase No 264 - By Stephanie Lynn
October 2014 Sharing Time Week 3 - Raising Memories
Yarn Fanatic Party #12 - The Philosopher's Wife
Create Link Inspire Linky Party #47 - The Crafty Blog Stalker
Inspiration Monday Link Party #68 - Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Wow Me Wednesday #177 - Ginger Snap Crafts
Hookin on Hump Day #81 - Moogly / Petals to Picots