Toddler Hat & Mittens Set- Free Pattern

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Toddler Hat & Mittens Set

© 2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Ombre yarn 10 oz/283 g; 482 yds/440 m; Color 3965 Anemone (1 skein will make a couple of sets)

5 mm crochet hook (for mitten cuff)

5.5 mm crochet hook (for mitten hand & hat)

yarn needle, for weaving in ends

Gauge: 6 hdc and 6 rounds= 2 inches

Finished Measurements: Hat- 7 1/2 inches long, 18 inch circumference; Mittens- 6 1/2 inches long (cuff is about 2 1/2 inches long), 5 inches wrist circumference, 2 inches thumb length **the thumb hole on the mitten is a bit larger, only to ensure ease in getting toddler’s thumb into the thumbhole!

Abbreviations Used (U.S. Terminology):

st- stitch
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
fpdc- front post double crochet
bpdc- back post double crochet

Pattern Note:
⦁ ch 2 at the beginning of each round DOES NOT count as a stitch

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Instructions:

Hat:

Starting at the crown, make a magic ring

Round 1: ch 2, make 8 dc in the magic ring, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (8 dc)

Round 2: ch 2, make 2 fpdc in each dc around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (16 fpdc)

Round 3: ch 2, make 2 fpdc in the 1st fpdc, hdc in the top of the next fpdc, (2 fpdc in the next fpdc, hdc in the top of the next fpdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (16 fpdc and 8 hdc) (24 sts)

Round 4: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 2 hdc in the next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 2 hdc in the next hdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2. (16 fpdc and 16 hdc) (32 sts)

Round 5: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, make 2 hdc in the next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, make 2 hdc in the next hdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2. (16 fpdc and 24 hdc) (40 sts)

Round 6: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, make 2 hdc in the next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 2 hdc, make 2 hdc in the next hdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (16 fpdc and 32 hdc) (48 sts)

Round 7: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 4 hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 4 hdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (16 fpdc and 32 hdc) (48 sts) (in simpler terms, work even by making 1 fpdc in each fpdc, and making 1 hdc in each hdc around)

Round 8: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 3 hdc, make 2 hdc in the next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 3 hdc, make 2 hdc in the next hdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of ch 2 (16 fpdc and 40 hdc) (56 sts)

Round 9: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 5 hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 5 hdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (16 fpdc and 40 hdc) (56 sts) (in simpler terms, work even by making 1 fpdc in each fpdc, and making 1 hdc in each hdc around)

Round 10: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 4 hdc, make 2 hdc in the next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 4 hdc, make 2 hdc in the next dc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (16 fpdc and 48 hdc) (64 sts)

Rounds 11-20: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 6 hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next fpdc, make 1 hdc in each of the next 6 hdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (16 fpdc and 48 hdc) (64 sts) (again, in simpler terms, work even by making 1 fpdc in each fpdc, making 1 hdc in each hdc around)

Round 21: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 bpdc in each of the next 2 hdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 hdc, make 1 bpdc in each of the next 2 hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 bpdc in each of the next 2 hdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 hdc, make 1 bpdc in each of the next 2 hdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (32 fpdc and 32 bpdc) (64 sts)

Round 22: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 bpdc in each of the next 2 bpdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 bpdc in each of the next bpdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the ch 2 (32 fpdc and 32 bpdc) (64 sts)

Rounds 23 & 24: repeat Round 22

Fasten off and weave in yarn ends with yarn needle.

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Mittens: (make 2)

Starting at the top of the mittens, make a magic ring.

Rounds 1-3: same as rounds 1-3 of hat (24 sts)

Round 4: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (16 fpdc and 8 hdc) (24 sts)

Rounds 5- 8: repeat Round 4 (16 fpdc and 8 hdc) (24sts)

Divide For Thumb:

Round 9: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc) *repeat in ( ) 1 more time, ch 5, sk 5 sts, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, ((make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc)) *repeat in (( )) 2 more times, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (12 fpdc, 7 hdc, and 1 ch-5 sp) (24 sts)

Round 10: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc) *repeat in ( ) 1 more time, make 1 dc in each ch of the ch-5, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, ((make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc)) *repeat in (( )) 2 more times, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (12 fpdc, 7 hdc, and 5 dc) (24 sts)

Round 11: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc) *repeat in ( ) 1 more time, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 dc, make 1 hdc in the next dc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 dc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, ((make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc)) *repeat in (( )) 2 more times, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (16 fpdc and 8 hdc) (24 sts)

Round 12: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc) * repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the ch 2 (16 fpdc and 8 hdc) (24 sts)

Change to 5 mm hook

Starting cuff:

Round 13: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 bpdc in next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 bpdc in the next hdc) *repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (16 fpdc and 8 bpdc) (24 sts)

Round 14: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 bpdc in next bpdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 bpdc in the next bpdc) * repeat in ( ) around, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (16 fpdc and 8 bpdc) (24 sts)

Rounds 15- 20: repeat Round 14

Fasten off.

Thumb

Using 5.5 mm hook

Join yarn with a sl st in the space between the 1st st and the last st from when you divided for the thumb.

Round 1: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, make 1 hdc in the sp between the last hdc and the next st, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc) * repeat in ( ) one more time, make 1 hdc in the sp between the last hdc and the ch-2 from the beginning of the round. Join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2. (8 fpdc and 6 hdc) (14 sts)

Round 2: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, hdc2tog in the next 2 hdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, hdc2tog in the next 2 hdc, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (8 fpdc and 4 hdc) (12 sts)

Round 3: ch 2, make 1 fpdc in each of the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, (make 1 fpdc in each of the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc) *repeat in ( ) 2 more times, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (8 fpdc and 4 hdc) (12 sts)

Round 4: repeat Round 3

Round 5: ch 2, fpdc2tog in the 1st 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc, (fpdc2tog in the next 2 fpdc, make 1 hdc in the next hdc) *repeat in ( ) 2 more times, join with a sl st to the top of the ch 2 (4 fpdc and 4 hdc) (8 sts)

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail. Using yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the remaining 8 sts and pull sts closed. Secure.

Turning mitten inside out, weave in all yarn tails using the yarn needle.

 

 

My First Knit Sweater- Free Pattern Link

I’ve crocheted many sweaters and cardigans in my yarnie lifetime, but never knit any, until now. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, as both of my grandmother’s always knit sweaters for me, my brother and my cousins. But it’s always felt daunting. I have fears of all of my stitches falling off the needles, or missing stitches, and having to start over again because I don’t have the skill to frog knitting back to my mistakes (and lets face it, a sweater takes a bit more work than a sock, or a hat!).  But now that I’ve knit my first sweater I feel more confident in my knitting skills. In fact, I’ve already begun knitting another sweater! (I’m also in the middle of crocheting a sweater for my husband…can never have too many projects on the go, right? Lol)

This first sweater I made for my daughter, Olivia. She will be 3 years old at the end of next month. She’s in the top percentile for height and weight, so I made her sweater larger than what the average 3 year old would wear. Plus, I wanted her to be able to wear her sweater for more than one winter. So I made her a size 6. 

The pattern is Child’s Knit Crewneck Pullover from Yarnspirations and is available in kids sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. It uses Caron Simply Soft yarn, and 4.5 mm and 5 mm straight needles. It is made flat, and once all pieces are made (front, back and sleeves) it is then sewn together.   If you are not a fan of sewing seams, then this pattern probably isn’t for you (I’m not a fan of sewing, so my next knit sweater is being made in the round!). However, it’s a really straightforward and easy pattern to follow, and even the seaming together isn’t as bad as I might’ve made it sound, lol.

Here is my finished sweater, with my lovely daughter Olivia modeling it. I used Caron Simply Soft Stripes, 3 skeins, in the color Jersey Shore. 

I am extremely happy with how this sweater turned out, and I’ll treasure it forever 💞

Amanda 

Cluster Love Slouchy- FREE PATTERN

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If this hat looks familiar, it is because it’s a new variation of my Granny’s Hugs Toddler Hat. I was recently asked if I could make the hat in an adult size, and after many attempts, without manipulating the pattern too much, this is what I came up with. The changes to the original pattern include yarn type, hook size, and stitch count, however, I think the hat still looks very similar, close to identical, as the original.

I’ve included a few notes (typed in bold) throughout the pattern, in places where you can customize the fit to your personal liking, so please be sure to read through the pattern in it’s entirety before you begin.

Cluster Love Slouchy Pattern

© 2017 Amanda Bryant

Materials:

Caron Simply Soft- 1 skein (6 oz/170.1 g); 100% acrylic; approx. 315 yards/288 meters; Color Black # 9727 (1 hat will take approx. 3/4 of 1 skein)

5 mm crochet hook

yarn needle to weave in ends

Gauge: 6 clusters=4 inches; 8 rounds of clusters=4 inches

Finished Measurements:  Adult- about 21″ circumference; 9 1/2 inches long

Abbreviations Used (American Terminology):

ch- chain

sl st- slip stitch

beg cl- beginning cluster

cl- cluster

yo- yarn over

bpdc- back post double crochet

fpdc- front post double crochet

Pattern Notes:

Beg Cl- ch 2, (yo and insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on the hook

Cl- (yo, 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

Instructions:

Make a magic ring,

Round 1- Make a beg cl, ch 2, (cl, ch 2) 5 times, join to the top of the beg cl with a sl st (6 cl and 6 ch-2 sps)

Round 2- sl st into the first ch-2 sp, (beg cl, ch 2, cl) in the 1st ch-2 sp, <ch 2, (cl, ch2, cl) in the next ch-2 sp> repeat < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (12 cl and 12 ch-2 sps)

Round 3- sl st into the first ch-2 sp, (beg cl, ch 2, cl) in the 1st ch-2 sp, (ch2, cl) in the next ch-2 sp, <ch 2, (cl, ch2, cl) in the next ch-2 sp, (ch2, cl) in the next ch-2 sp>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (18 cl and 18 ch-2 sps)

Round 4- sl st into the first ch-2 sp, (beg cl, ch 2, cl) in the 1st ch-2 sp, (ch 2, cl) in each of the next 2 ch-2 sps, <ch 2, (cl, ch 2, cl) in the next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, cl) in each of the next ch-2 sps>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (24 cl and 24 ch-2 sps)

Round 5- sl st into the first ch-2 sp, (beg cl, ch 2, cl) in the 1st ch-2 sp, (ch 2, cl) in each of the next 3 ch-2 sps, <ch 2, (cl, ch 2, cl) in the next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, cl) in each of the next 3 ch-2 sps>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (30 cl and 30 ch-2 sps)

(if you would like a much looser-fitting hat, work one more round here, increasing by 6 more cl and 6 more ch-2 sps, for a total of 36 cl and 36 ch-2 sps, before proceeding to the next step. You will probably need to switch to a 4.5mm hook, or smaller, for the ribbed cuff, as it will be very loose).

Round 6- (sl st, beg cl) into the first ch-2 sp, ch 2, <(cl, ch2) in next ch-2 sp>, repeat the < > around, join with a sl st to the top of the beg cl (30 cl and 30-ch-2 sps)

Rounds 7-17- repeat Round 6 (If you would prefer a slouchier hat, add more rounds here before proceeding to the ribbed cuff).

Beginning the ribbed cuff:

Round 18- ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in the same st, 2 dc in the 1st ch-2 sp, dc in the top of the first cl, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp, (dc in the top of the next cl, 2 dc in the next ch-2 sp), repeat around, join with a sl st to the first dc (90 dc)

Round 19- 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 (45 bpdc and 45 fpdc)

Round 20- 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 (45 bpdc and 45 fpdc)

Rounds 21- 24- repeat round 20 (if you would like a longer ribbed cuff, repeat this round the desired number of times to reach the length you prefer).

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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