Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Free Pattern::Child's Slouchy Hat

Hello Friends...Well, it took some doing, but I've finally put down the pattern instructions for the children's slouchy hat.  Hope you enjoy, and if you run into any questions or difficulties, just let me know.

 

Free Crochet Pattern :: Child’s Slouchy Hat
Please kindly use this pattern for personal use only.  Please do not distribute with out my consent.  Pining of images are welcome, otherwise all images are copyright and may not be used without consent.  Thank you -- Alison, Modern Grace Design

Details:

Good for ages 5-8
Measures approx. 18” in circumference, or 9” when band is joined.
Measures approx. 9” from bottom of band to tip.

Materials Required:

1 skein of Patons Canadiana Medium weight yarn in Black ; approx. 187m /205 yds
sizes 4.5 mm and 5.0 mm crochet hooks
scissors
yarn needle

Required Crochet Stitches:
Chain (ch), Single Crochet (sc), Half Double Crochet (hdc) Slip Stitch (sl)   Note:  All crochet terms are U.S.
This hat is worked in rounds.  Finished hat fits a child ages 5-8 years.

Pattern Instructions:
Band –

Ch 5 with smaller hook,
Row 1 – Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 4 sc.
Rows 2 – 71 – Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.  Ch 1, turn and join band together by sl stitching first and last rows together.  Do not fasten off.  The band should measure appox. 18”, or 9” in circumference once joined.
Hat –
Round 1 –With the larger hook, ch 3 (counts as first hdc + ch 1).  Work 1 hdc + ch 1 evenly around the entire band.  This works out to 1 hdc for every other row of the band.  Join last ch 1 with a sl st to the ch 2 of your original ch 3. You should have 36 hdc’s, including the first ch 3.
Rounds 2 to 10 – Ch 3, hdc in first ch 1 space from previous row, then ch 1.  *Skip 1 st, hdc in next ch 1 space, ch 1*.  Repeat from * ending with a sl st to ch 2 of the original ch 3 at beginning of round (36 hdc’s).  Your work should measure approx. 5” from the bottom of the band.
Tip:  To avoid a seam that creeps around and up the hat, try turning your work after each round.  So, just ch 3, turn and proceed with the pattern instructions.  All you will be doing is just working in the opposite direction around.  This is optional, but then you avoid getting the curling seam all the way up.
Round 11 – Ch 3, hdc in first ch 1 space from previous row, ch 1.  *(Hdc in next ch 1 space, ch 1) 9 times.  Skip next ch 1 space, repeat from * this time with 11 hdc + ch 1’s.  You should have 3 groups of 11 hdc’s with 1 skipped st between each group. End with a sl st to ch 2 of the original ch 3 at beginning of round. (33 hdc’s)
Rounds 12 and 13 – Ch 3, hdc in first ch 1 space from previous row, ch 1. Hdc + ch 1 in each ch 1 space around. Join with sl st to ch 2 of original ch 3 at beginning of round. (33 hdc’s)
Round 14 - Ch 3, hdc in first ch 1 space from previous row, ch 1.  *(Hdc in next ch 1 space, ch 1) 8 times.  Skip next ch 1 space, repeat from * this time with 10 hdc + ch 1’s. You should have 3 groups of 10 hdc’s with 1 skipped st between each group. End with a sl st to ch 2 of the original ch 3 at beginning of round. (30 hdc’s)
Round 15 – Ch 3, hdc in first ch 1 space from previous row, ch 1. Hdc + ch 1 in each ch 1 space around. Join with sl st to ch 2 of original ch 3 at beginning of round. (30 hdc’s)
Round 16 - Ch 3, hdc in first ch 1 space from previous row, ch 1.  *(Hdc in next ch 1 space, ch 1) 7 times.  Skip next ch 1 space, repeat from * this time with 9 hdc + ch 1’s.  You should have 3 groups of 9 hdc’s with 1 skipped st between each group. End with a sl st to ch 2 of the original ch 3 at beginning of round. (27 hdc’s)
Round 17 - Ch 3, hdc in first ch 1 space from previous row, ch 1. Hdc + ch 1 in each ch 1 space around. Join with sl st to ch 2 of original ch 3 at beginning of round. (27 hdc’s)
Round 18 - Ch 3, hdc in first ch 1 space from previous row, ch 1.  *(Hdc in next ch 1 space, ch 1) 6 times.  Skip next ch 1 space, repeat from * this time with 8 hdc + ch 1’s.  You should have 3 groups of 8 hdc’s with 1 skipped st between each group. End with a sl st to ch 2 of the original ch 3 at beginning of round. (24 hdc’s)
Rounds 19 to 21 - Ch 3, hdc in first ch 1 space from previous row, ch 1. Hdc + ch 1 in each ch 1 space around. Join with sl st to ch 2 of original ch 3 at beginning of round. (24 hdc’s)
Cinch Top of Hat – Lie hat flat with the last st in the centre.  Sl st with the st directly across, without pulling all the way through.  Fold in half the opposite way and sl st the two centre points together in the middle.  Continue this way until the top of the hat is closed.  Weave in ends.
Flower Motif – Please visit snappy tots for instruction on how to make this beautiful flower applique.  Sew flower onto hat and weave in ends.

 


Friday, November 16, 2012

Child's Slouchy Hat


Hello Friends...

Word got around at my kids' school that I'm into crochet.  One of the mom's saw me in this hat and immediately asked if I could make one for her daughter, but slouchy, and with a cute flower.  I took on the challenge, and this is the final result:

 

Her daughter loves it and it looks sooo cute on her.  I do have a photo, but I am a firm believer of keeping the little ones faces off the Internet, but trust me, it's adorable on.  Fortunately I have a 6 year old daughter, so after some trial and error, I was able to ensure the fit was good.  This hat would be good for ages 5 - 8.

The original pattern can be found here, on the LionBrand website from which I modified for a child.  This one here is also slouchy with no pom-pom, so it looks quite different on.  Also, the gorgeous floral applique pattern can be found here.  This easy and fun to make beautiful flower is an original design by snapy tots.  Thank you to her for the perfect addition to my project. 


In case you're interested, I will be writing up the instructions for making this cute children's hat in the coming days, so do look for that free on my blog.  I also have a 2 year old niece whom I intend to make a version for as well.  Once I'm done, I'll post those modifications too.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Cosy Crochet Cowl

Hello Friends...it's been a cold week up here in Toronto, but nothing to complain about in terms of the week our neighbours and friends (in my case family) to the south of us have endured.  Our hearts and prayers go out to them in their time of need.

I feel I've been going a bit cowl crazy lately.  They really just seem to be everywhere...on the streets and in all the stores.  We've been seeing them in the crochet/knit community for a few years now, but they have really taken off with the general public.  Here's my latest interpretation:

 
 

 
 
I wrote up a PDF pattern for this as well.  If you're interested, please visit my shop.  Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend.
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