Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Show & Tell Adorable Floppy

Someone was so kind to send this absolutely adorable picture of her daughter modeling her new floppy sun hat. Isn't she just precious?!

Get the free floppy sun hat pattern here.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Children's Head Warmer Pattern

  Here is a crochet pattern for a child's size head or ear warmer. It is almost identical to the adult sized pattern but it is a little shorter and more narrow as you can see below.

  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  •  Size I Crochet Hook
  •  A button that will fit in between your double crochet stitches
  • Thread and needle
ch = chain
st = stitch
dc = double crochet
ea = each

Note:  First ch 2 counts as dc. 

Row 1: ch 6, dc in first 3 chs made, making 4 dc total.

Row 2: ch2, turn. dc in 2nd stitch from hook and each stitch across, including very last st. (5dc)

Row 2 will have 5dc
Rows 3-9: Repeat row 2. This will make an increase per row and you should end up with 12 dc in last row.
Row 10: ch 2, turn. dc in each st across, but NOT the very last st in order to maintain 12 dc. 

Rows 11-29: Repeat row 10.

Row 30: ch 2, turn. Skip first st, dc in each st across. (11 dc)

Rows 31-37: Repeat row 30 to continue to decrease. You will have 4 dc in the last row. 
Final piece is about 20" long

At this point you could fasten off or you could crochet a border. A simple hdc around looks nice and you could even do it in a contrasting color. Another border stitch I like is the crab stitch, also known as reverse single crochet as seen below.
Crab stitch border

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