Archive | June 2017

Granny’s Hugs Toddler Hat FREE PATTERN

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This hat will fit a toddler, about the ages 2 1/2 years old to 4 or 5 years old. It would be best to measure the child’s head before setting down to making this hat. It was made according to my daughter’s head size (and the amount of hair she has), which is about 19 inches in circumference. It was also originally intended to be a toddler sized slouchy hat, but with my daughter’s afro it’s more of a beanie (photos of her wearing it are at the end of this written pattern). She is 2 1/2 years old. If you would like to make the hat “slouchier”, simply add a few extra rounds of clusters before making the ribbed cuff. Also, I must note, that the pattern as written takes almost exactly 1 full skein of yarn (170 yards). If you make the hat longer, you will need to buy 2 skeins of yarn.

Granny’s Hugs Toddler Hat Pattern

© 2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

1 skein Vanna’s Choice Lion Brand medium weight 100% acrylic yarn (3.5 oz/100 g; 170 yards/156 meters) Color: Periwinkle

6 mm crochet hook

yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 4 clusters and 4 ch-3’s= 4 inches; 3 rounds of clusters= 2 inches

Finished Measurements: approx. 18 inches circumference unstretched and 8 1/2 inches long

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

beg cl- beginning cluster:  Beg Cl- ch 2, (yo and insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 4 times, yo and pull through all 5 loops on the hook

cl- cluster: Cl- (yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 5 times, yo and pull through all 6 loops on the hook

yo- yarn over

bpdc- back post double crochet

fpdc- front post double crochet

 

Instructions:

Make a magic ring,

Round 1- Make a beg cl, ch 3, (cl, ch 3) 5 times, join to the top of the beg cl with a sl st (6 cl and 6 ch-3 sps)

Round 2- sl st into the first ch-3 sp, (beg cl, ch 3, cl) in the 1st ch-3 sp, <ch 3, (cl, ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp> repeat < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (12 cl and 12 ch-3 sps)

Round 3- sl st into the first ch-3 sp, (beg cl, ch 3, cl) in the 1st ch-3 sp, (ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp, <ch 3, (cl, ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp, (ch3, cl) in the next ch-3 sp>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (18 cl and 18 ch-3 sps)

Round 4- (sl st, beg cl) into the first ch-3 sp, ch 3, <(cl, ch3) in next ch-3 sp>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (18 cl and 18-ch-3 sps)

Rounds 5-9- repeat Round 4

Beginning the ribbed cuff:

Round 10- ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in the same st, 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp, dc in the top of the first cl, 3 dc in the next ch-3 sp, (dc in the top of the next cl, 3 dc in the next ch-3 sp), repeat around, join with a sl st to the first dc (72 dc)

Round 11- ch 2 (does not count as a dc), bpdc in the first dc, fpdc in the next dc, (bpdc in the next dc, fpdc in the next dc) repeat around, join with a sl st to the top of the first bpdc (36 bpdc and 36 fpdc)

Round 12- ch 2 (does not count as a dc), bpdc in the first bpdc, fpdc in the next fpdc, (bpdc in the next bpdc, fpdc in the next fpdc) repeat around, join with a sl st to the top of first bpdc (36 bpdc and 36 fpdc)

Rounds 13- 18- repeat round 12

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

 

Sandscapes Scarf FREE PATTERN

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Sandscapes Scarf Crochet Pattern

©2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

2 skeins Red Heart Unforgettable 100% Acrylic medium weight yarn (each skein 3.5 oz/100 g; 270 yards/246 meters)- color “Pearly”

6 mm crochet hook

yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 4 sc= 1 inch, 4 rows in pattern= 1 inch

Finished Measurements: approx. 54 inches long x 7 1/2 inches wide

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

sk- skip

sp (sps)- space (spaces)

Instructions:

Ch 35

Row 1- in the back bump of the foundation ch, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in ea ch across, ch 1, turn (34 sc)

Row 2- sc in the 1st sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in the next sc, (ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in the next sc) repeat the ( ) across the row, ch 1, turn (11 ch-2 sps and 12 sc)

Row 3- sc in the 1st sc, make 2 sc in the 1st ch-2 sp, sc in the next sc, (make 2 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in the next sc) repeat the ( ) across the row, ch 1, turn (34 sc)

Row 4- sc in ea sc across the row, ch 1, turn (34 sc)

Repeat rows 2 though 4 for pattern 84 x’s, and then repeat rows 2 and 3 one more time each and fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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Chugging Along

A preview of what’s to come…

This is almost complete. In the end it will be a scarf. I’m using Red Heart Unforgettable,  in the color “pearly”.  I love the striping effect and the fuzzy fibres. I’m using a 6mm hook and coming up to the end of the second skein.  I was thinking of trying to make a matching hat, but I’m also thinking I’d like to try knitting a hat with this yarn instead. I have one skein of it left.

And this is going to be a slouchy hat, comprised mostly of clusters. I’m using Vanna’s Choice in the color “periwinkle “, with a 6mm hook.

My yarn bin is overflowing.  It seems to be that as I use up one skein I replace it with 2 or 3 more skeins, lol. I told my husband that I’d like to sign up for one of those yarn-of-the-month clubs but his lack of enthusiasm about that idea leads me to believe that I should use up at least some of what I’ve got on hand before mentioning that idea again, lol.

A few days ago I picked up 5 skeins of Caron Simply Stripes in the color “jersey shore”. I can picture it becoming a c2c or perhaps a kids poncho or hat, scarf and mitten set.

I have a few amigurumi projects in the works, but they’ve been put on hold. I find it very difficult to work on them, especially the assembly of them, with my daughter hanging off of me.

I would really love to try to knit a shawl or wrap. I’ve crocheted many in the past, but never knit one. I have 4 skeins of Lion Brand Landscapes in the color “boardwalk”, and I think that would look great as a shawl or wrap, but I don’t know if 4 skeins is enough.

I could go on and on about what yarn I have and my ideas for what they will become, but, I think I should spend some more time working on my current WIP’S first! Lol

On that note, I’m off to see what progress I can make on my projects today…

Enjoy your Sunday!

Amanda 🌹⚘🌼