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Crochet Baby Hat Pattern: Newborn Bear

Crochet Baby Bear Hat PatternMy coworker is having a baby and I could not be more excited!  This coworker (let’s call him “JB”) was the first person to train me at my new job.  As such, JB and I have a “complicated” relationship.  Mostly it involves him trying to hate me and me trying to win his favor.  I will often say “Jay-beee” around the office when I see him and it wasn’t til months later that he confided that he hates that nickname.

Well too bad, JB.  It’s your name!  And get this – JB’s wife is also “JB” and their son–who is due in two weeks–will soon be another JB.  Soooo cute.

JB relentlessly kids about my crochet skills so I thought there would be no better way to finally bury the hatchet once and for all than to make his soon-to-be son a hat.  And so was born (pun intended)….

Baby/Newborn Crochet Bear Hat Pattern

Crochet Baby Hat Pattern

Materials

  • Size H (US 8/5.00mm) crochet hook
  • 80 yards worsted weight yarn (I used Vanna’s Choice in Taupe)
  • 5 yards of another color (center of the ears – I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted in Cocoa)

Crochet Stitches

  • Chain (ch)
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
  • Single Crochet (sc)

Finished Size: Hat is 6.25 inches across (12.5 inches around) and 5 inches tall (not including ears).  Will fit newborn sized baby.

Note:**Some crocheters are reporting a small hat – Repeat Rounds 5-7 a few more times to make a hat longer.

Newborn Crochet Hat Pattern

Chain 3.  Join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 9 more dc into ring.  Join to top of ch-2 with sl st. [10 stitches]

Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch around.  Join to top of ch-2 with sl st. [20 st]

Round 3: *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc*.  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to top of ch-2 with sl st. [27 st]

Round 4: *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc*. Repeat from * to * around.  Join to top of ch-2 with sl st. [33st]

Rounds 5-7: Dc in each st around.  Join to top of ch-2 with sl st. [33 st] **Note: If you’d like a longer hat, repeat Rounds 5-7 a few more times before Round 8.

Round 8: *dc in first stitch, fpdc in next stitch*.  Repeat from * to * around.  Join to top of ch-2 with sl st.

Fasten off.

Bear Ears (make two)

Using darker color yarn for center of ears, Chain 3.  Join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 2, 9 more hdc into ring.  Join to top of ch-2 with sl st. [10 st]

Round 2: Join main color yarn used for hat.  Ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch around. Join to top of ch-2 with sl st. [20 st]

Fasten off, sew ears onto sides of hat.

Baby Hat Pattern

Instagram pic

JB’s wife is due in two weeks so the little guy could be here anytime!  I hope she makes it through the weekend so I can give JB this hat on Monday.  Hold on, little guy… only two more days!

What are some of your favorite patterns to make for newborn kiddos?

Crochet this bear hat with other Ravelry-ers here:

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Chevron Crochet Cowl Free Pattern

Keeping good on my promise from JJCrochet’s Facebook page to share the pattern, I pulled out my notes and here you have it: a free crochet pattern for a  chevron cowl.  I’ve been obsessed with chevron/ zig-zag prints and made a cute chevron hat last night.  I’m still working out the kinks of the pattern, but will hopefully have that finished soon.

Crochet Ripple Chevron Cowl Pattern

Crochet Chevron Cowl Pattern

Materials

  • Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn (I used my go-to favorite, Vanna’s Choice)

Finished Size

6 inches wide; 31 inches around.

To make cowl larger or smaller, work in multiples of 12. Cowl is worked in flat, then sewn together using the infinity loop method.

Instructions

Chain 84 +2  (Extra chain 2 counts as first Dc).

Row 1: Skip 2 chain, Dc in next 3 chains. *2 Dc in next chain, 2 dc in next chain.  Dc in next 4 chain.  Dc2tog, dc2tog.  Dc in next 4 chain.* [<–Repeat is worked across 10 stitches]. Repeat from * to * around, ending with 1 Dc. Chain 2, turn. (82 stitches)

Row 2: Working in back loops only (blo), Dc in first 3 chains.  *2 Dc in next chain, 2 dc in next chain.  Dc in next 4 chain.  Dc2tog, dc2tog.  Dc in next 4 chain.*  Repeat from * to * around, ending with 1 dc.  Chain 2, turn (82 stitches)

Repeat Row 2 seven more times until you have a total of 9 rows.

Using the infinity loop method, twist ends of cowl before sewing together.  Using this method will put a half-twist in your cowl and allow it to lie flat.

Crochet Chevron Pattern

Crochet Ripple Chevron Pattern

Also, this was very unintentional, but I am about to leave for a long weekend and took a day off of work soooo this is a throw back to “Free Pattern Friday“.  (For those who weren’t around last summer, every Friday, I would post–you guessed it–a free pattern.)  Coming full circle – love it.

Make sure to share it if you like it!

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Crochet Flower Pattern (Advanced: Ridged Version)

Ridged Crochet Flower Pattern

Before I dive right into the pattern, you may have noticed JJCrochet and this blog have gotten a facelift!  No more blue and black borders – the pink and cream/ tan/ gray theme is in charge of the show.  I was getting tired of the old layout and wanted a site that was better from a design perspective, now that I spend a good majority of my time (real job) online.  I never was much of a pink girl, but it’ll do.

Okay – so onto the pattern. I was crocheting a hat yesterday when I wanted to add a flower, but not a typical flower.  I’ve made designs in the past and figured it was time I chronicled the unique style of crocheting ONTO of the stitches.  Yes, you heard correctly – this flower is worked all in one piece.  The third round that gives the raised, 3-D circle in the center is made by working on the sides of the stitches of Round 1.

If it sounds confusing, don’t worry – I’ve made a video showing what to do:

The crochet video is also a good introduction of how to make this style of flower and is super easy and simple enough for someone who know a few stitches.  I’ve gotten feedback from other videos I’ve made that I crochet a bit too fast (guilty), so I tried to slow it down.  Watching it back, it still might be too quick, but I tried to crochet as slowly as I could without poking myself in the eyes.  {If you listen closely, I sigh twice in the video during my painfully slow crochet session.}

Crochet Flower Pattern

So here’s the pattern for the flower.  Either follow it the whole way through if you’re an adventurous, advanced crocheter, or stop after Round 2.  Whichever way you choose to go, you’ll still end up with a cute little flower.

Crochet Flower

Crochet Ridge Flower Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern (with Ridged Center)

Materials

Size J crochet hook (or whatever sized project you’re working on)

Worsted weight yarn (I used my go-to favorite, Vanna’s Choice)

Instructions

Chain 3.  Join with sl st to first chain to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc into loop.  *Ch 3, 2 dc into loop*.  Repeat around until you have 10 dc and five, ch-3 loops. Join with sl st into first ch-3 loop of round.

Round 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sc).  Work 5 dc, 1 sc into ch-3 loop.  (Skip 2 dc from previous round),  Work *1 sc, 5 dc, 1 sc into ch-3 loop*.  Repeat around to make 5 patterns.  Join with sl st to first sc.

Congrats, you’ve made a flower!  If you’d like to work the ridge at the center of the flower, continue on.  If not, Fasten Off.

Crochet Ridged Flower Pattern

Center Ridge of Flower (Check out the video for extra clarity)

Slip stitch into top of first dc from Round 1.

Work 1 sc into side of each double crochet stitch from Round 1 (10 sc).  Join with sl st to first sc.  Chain 1(optional).  Fasten off.

If you need a visual for how to work the ridge, check out the video – I promise it’ll help.

So there’s the flower – did you like this pattern?  Did you try the ridge?  I’d love to hear if you did.  Post below in the comments and let me know how it went for you.

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Crochet Headband Pattern – Free

Crochet Lattice Headband Pattern

I received a lovely comment today from “my biggest fan, Stephanie” and was so inspired, I pulled out the hooks and made a crochet pattern.  Not only did I make a new pattern, but I was feeling so motivated, I also created a video showing how to make the headband. Please forgive my post-workday hair.

The pattern in itself is not complicated, but it can be a bit confusing to understand.  Also, I believe I say “interwined” in the video which I am almost 100% positive is not a word in the English language.  Oh well, ha, I can’t be bothered with silly things like pronunciation while I’m crocheting!

This headband creates a really unique looking pattern without any effort.  If you can make a chain, know how to slip stitch, and can count, you can crochet this little guy.  I grabbed a skein of yarn, found my crochet hooks, and 5 minutes later this little guy was born.  Enjoy!

Crochet Headband Pattern

Materials:  Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook and a few yards of worsted weight yarn

Directions

Chain 25

Chain 5, work a slip stitch into the top of the 25th chain (first circle made)

Flip your work to make the slip stitch easier to work (optional – watch the video for clarification, I promise it’s not as complicated or advanced as it sounds!)

*Chain 5, slip stitch into previous circle.  Flip work.*

Repeat from * to * around until you have 28 circles.

Chain 25 (creates second headband tie).

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Crochet Lattice Pattern

Crochet Headband Pattern

Let me know if these instructions and video helped and if you could actually crochet the headband yourself.  Sometimes, I forget that even though things make sense to me, it doesn’t do any good unless others can understand them, too.  Let me know if you try your hand at making this headband.

Crochet headband pattern

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Free Crochet Bird Pattern – 3rd Project

The day continues with the third project of “my big crochet idea“: a free crochet pattern for birds! Inspired by Kathleen’s post: “I’d love to see these cute little birds!! http://pinterest.com/pin/44613852528533507/I got to work as soon as I saw the picture.

After three tries, I finally crocheted what I deemed to be a good bird shape.  How cute are they?!  So  adorable. They take only minutes to make and a few yards of yarn.

Free Crochet Bird Pattern

Materials

Size G (4.25mm) crochet hook

Worsted weight yarn

Free Crochet Bird Pattern

Chain 4, join with sl st to form ring

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), 14 more dc into ring (15 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sc). Into same stitch, work [dc, 5 trc, dc, sc].  (Bird head). Sc in each of next 10 sc (around  bird belly).  Into next stitch, work [sc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, sc] (bird tail). Sc in each of next 3 sc (bird back).

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Bird Beak

Join yellow yarn at base of your bird’s head. Ch 4, sl st back into the stitch where you joined your yarn.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Free Crochet Bird Pattern

Bird Eye

With black or white yarn and a big yarn needle, sew a couple stitches onto your bird’s face for an eye.

Free Crochet Bird Pattern

Free Crochet Bird Pattern
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A First – Free Crochet Snake Pattern

This is today’s second project of my big crochet idea, but it’s certainly a JJCrochet first.  If you follow my blog, you know I tend towards wearable items (most of which are geared towards girls).

But what better way to “shed my skin” then with this latest project.  Prompted by Juliana’s post on JJCrochet’s Facebook page, I designed and crocheted a reptile.

Yes, you read that correctly, a repitle.  A snake, to be exact.  It’s kinda cute… right?

Free Crochet Snake Pattern

Free Crochet Snake Pattern

Juliana’s request: “That is really nice of you! Ok, I know there are lots of patterns for snakes, but I have some leftover wool-ease thick and quick in greys that would make a cool snake. Do you think you could give me direction (or pattern) for a snake using thick and quick (since all the patterns I’ve found use thin yarn). Or maybe using thick and quick for a snake wouldn’t work? It was just a thought!” 

Free Crochet Snake Pattern

I had some Wool-Ease Thick & Quick here with me and thought this would be a fun crochet project so I began. Free pattern below so you can make your very own snake.  I hope you enjoy yours, Juliana!

Materials

Size L (8.0 mm) crochet hook

50 yards super chunky yarn.  I used Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in “Grey Marble”

Free Crochet Snake Pattern

Starting at snake tail: Ch 8, join with sl st to form ring

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hds), Work 1 hdc in each chain (8 hdc). Join with sl st to first hdc

Rounds 2 – 25: Ch 2, do not turn. Hdc in the FLO (front loops only) of each st around (8 hdc).  Working in only the front loops of each stitch will give the snake a “textured”, scale-y look.  

Repeat Round 2 for as long as you want your snake to be.

Begin working the snake’s head.

Round 26: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each the FLO of each stitch (16 hdc).

Rounds 27 – 28: Ch 2, do not turn. Hdc in the FLO (front loops only) of each st around (16 hdc).

Round 29: Decrease Round. Ch 2, hdc 2 tog in next two sts and in each st around (8 hdc).

Rounds 30 – 31: Ch 1, sc in each st around (8sc).

Fasten off.

Whip stitch the bottom and top of your snake together.

Textured Snake Skin
Textured Snake Skin

Snake Eyes

Size J (6.0mm) hook

Worsted Weight black yarn

Chain 3, join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: ch 1, work 9 more sc into ring (10 sc).

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto the snake’s face.  Make two eyes.  Sew onto the snake’s head.

Snake’s Tongue

Size L (8.0 mm) crochet hook

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in “Cranberry”

Think of making the snake’s split tongue like a Y

Chain 8, fasten off. (the straight long part of the “Y”)

Join yarn at the end of where you fastened off, Chain 4. Fasten off (one “prong” of the “Y” made)

Join yarn at the same point where you fastened off, Chain 4. Fasten off (the other prong of the “Y”).

Weave in ends.

Sew tongue to your snake face.  Enjoy?

Crochet Snake Pattern

Free Crochet Snake Pattern


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Free Crochet Pattern – Baby Headband for Girls

The first project made from my big crochet idea is this sweet little girl’s headband.  It’s very simple and a basic pattern for anyone to make for a newborn in their life.

Newborn Crochet Flower Headband

Maria responded to my request, “I’m so excited about this idea. I’m 8 and a half months pregnant, I’ve been looking for a simple and easy newborn dress pattern but if that’s too big maybe a nice headband with flower or flowers for spring? Thanks”

Instead of tackling a bigger project like a newborn’s dress, I instead designed a headband.  Maria, I’ll be mailing this out to you next week .  Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your daughter… I hope she enjoys her new headband!

Newborn Crochet Flower Headband

Materials

Size E crochet hook

45 yards Worsted Weight yarn.  I used Lionbrand Wool-Ease Worsted Weight in “Natural Heather” and some extra pink yarn.

Button for center of flower (optional)

Finished size

Headband measures 13 inches in diameter + stretch; 1.25 inches high

Crochet Headband Pattern for Newborn Girls

Fch 50.  Join with sl st to form ring.  (for instructions on how to work the “foundation chain” (fch), check out this post)

Round 2: ch 2 (counts as first sc + ch 1).  Skip next stitch. *sc, ch 1, skip next stitch*. Repeat around.  (25 scs, 24 ch-1 sts)

Rounds 3 – 5: ch 2, *sc in ch-1 space, ch 1*. Repeat around (25 scs, 24 ch-1 sts).

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Open Chain Flower

Ch 3, join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: chain 9 (counts as first sc + ch 8). Ch 12, sc into ring. *Ch 8, sc, Ch 12* Repeat around until you have 5 loops/ petals (3, ch-8 loops, 2 ch-12 loops). Join to first sc with sl st.

Round 2: Working in back sc of previous round, sc. *ch 13, sc in next sc*. Repeat around until you have 5, ch-13 loops/ petals.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail of yarn to sew flower onto headband.

Sew flower onto left side of headband (button center optional).

Newborn Crochet Flower Headband

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Crochet Beard Pattern: Free Pattern for Hat

Crochet Beard Hat Pattern

When people find I crochet, it’s a matter of weeks–days sometimes– before they ask if I can make one project: a crochet beard hat. Friends, family, and strangers have e-mailed, texted, even posted pictures on my Facebook wall, requesting this odd item.

Crocheted beards hold some inexplicable intrigue.

That’s why I was delighted to come across Lauren Strasser, a crochet designer who blogs about life at The Production Department.  Lauren has been crocheting since she was 15, but really started cranking things up when she was 19.

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Reasons you need to make this project, this weekend:

  1. It’s freezing out there!
  2. The lumberjack look is so hot this season.
  3. St. Paddy’s Day leprechaun costume?
  4. My beard is way comfier than this beard.

I had been wanting to make a beard hat for awhile, but all the patterns I could find online weren’t quite what I was looking for. My wish list included: a big enough mouth space, ear coverage, and full chin coverage.

So I made my own and now you can too.

I loved using the foundation chain (fch) stitch in this pattern. The foundation chain lets the beard be stretchier than using a plain chain would allow. And stretch is key when you’re pulling this hat on like a face mask.

The foundation chain also makes the mustache area just a tiny bit thicker and we don’t want any wimpy mustaches around here. Here’s how to do the foundation chain (dch): Chain 2 Insert hook into 2nd chain from hook.

Yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through both loops (1 loop on hook). First fch made.

For remaining fch stitches, insert hook under the strand to the left (if crocheting right handed) of the hook, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over pull through two loops.

What you’ll need for the beard:

  • Red Heart worsted weight yarn (about 50 yards)
  • Size K crochet hook

Ready? Let’s go!

Crochet Beard Pattern

Fch 31

Row 1: Chain 1 (counts as first sc now an throughout), * dc, sc *, repeat * to * 15 more times (31 stitches).

Row 2: Chain 2 (counts as first dc now and throughout), * sc, dc *, repeat * to * 15 more times (31 stitches).

Rows 3-8: Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Row 9: ch 1 (Counts as first sc), *dc, sc* 5 times (11 stitches), fch 9, (up to 20 stitches).  Skip 9 stitches. Work *sc, dc* 5 times, end with another sc. (31 stitches total)

Row 10: Repeat Row 2 (31 stitches).

Fasten off.

Optional step: Hold the beard up to your face, look in the mirror, and laugh until your sides hurt. Now sew the beard to a hat.

11/1/12 Update: After many requests, a pattern for  a smaller beard for kids is included in the comments and posted here below: 

Instructions for Kid’s Sized Beard

Fch 19

Row 1: Chain 1 (counts as first sc now an throughout), * dc, sc *, repeat * to * 9 more times (19 stitches).

Row 2: Chain 2 (counts as first dc now and throughout), * sc, dc *, repeat * to * 9 more times (19 stitches).

Rows 3-8: Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Row 9: ch 1 (Counts as first sc), *dc, sc* 2 times, dc. (11 stitches), fch 7, (up to 20 stitches). Skip 7 stitches. Work *sc, dc* 2 times, dc. End with another sc. (19 stitches total)

Row 10: Repeat Row 2 (19 stitches).

Fasten off.

I used this men’s free crochet hat pattern (from JJCrochet). Here the hat is inside out to show approximate placement I like. The beard goes smack dab in the middle of the hat then the front tilts up an inch or two. Just sew along the edges of the beard, not all the way to the edge of the hat. You’ll see why soon.

One more cool thing about this hat; even with the beard sewn in, it can be worn as a plain hat. just fold the hat in and off you go! (This is why you only sewed along the edge of the beard back there.)

Crochet Beard Hat Pattern
I think it looks like a football helmet when it’s turned inside out… Anyone else?

You are now the proud owner of a beard hat! Gift it away, stay warm outside, and make up a stack for your jealous friends. If you already have too many projects in process and don’t have time for this one, you can head over to my blog and order a custom made crochet beard.

Crochet Hat Beard Pattern

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Many thanks to Lauren for creating this fantastic pattern and allowing me to share it.

Currently, my workplace is participating in “Full Beard February” (no joke – it’s a real thing), but being a girl, I was feeling left out.  After Lauren’s pattern – no more! I was so excited for this beard pattern and immediately tested it out to make myself some facial hair.

I can confirm it is the most bizarre, most wonderful thing I have crocheted for myself in a while.  I tried the beard on, checked myself out in the mirror, and laughed myself silly. I guarantee it’ll be an instant hit when you crochet one.

Lauren’s favorite yarn to crochet with is Red Heart worsted weight and her least favorite chore around the house is vacuuming the stairs.  The best part about her day is her lunch time where she spends her a few precious minutes crocheting or reading.  During the week, she teaches 25+ preschoolers at her church and couldn’t be happier.  To learn more about Lauren’s crochet work, visit her at The Production Department.

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Free Crochet Hat Pattern – Girl’s Valentine’s Day Hat

I’m in love.  With this new hat, that is.

Girl's Crocheted Valentine's Day Hat

One of the women in my Bible Study is due right around Valentine’s Day.  She’s having a baby girl and was the inspiration for my latest crochet project.   This hat will fit a  newborn/ 3 month old baby girl and is right in time for Valentine’s Day.  Because it’s so tiny, this hat works up quickly, uses relatively little yarn, and is guaranteed to generate lots of “awwws” when worn.

Girl's Free Crochet Hat Pattern

Materials

Size H (8/5.00mm) Crochet Hook

70 yards Worsted Weight Yarn – I used Vanna’s Choice in light pink, dark pink, and white

Special Stitches

Materials

Size H (8/5.00mm) Crochet Hook

100 yards Worsted Weight Yarn (I used basic Red Heart Super Saver)

Special Stitches

Double crochet 2 tog (dc2tog): Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook). First half of dc made. Yo, insert hook in same stitch, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through all three loops.

Double crochet 3 tog (dc3tog): Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook). First dc made. Yo, insert hook in same stitch, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops (3 loops on hook). Second dc made. Yo, insert hook in same stitch, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops (4 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through all four loops.

Size

Hat will fit newborn to 3 month old child.  Measures approximately 11 inches wide; 5 inches high.

Crochet Hat Pattern

Chain 3, join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as first HDC).  Work 9 more HDC into ring (10 HDC). Join with sl st to top of ch 2.

Round 2: Ch 2, HDC in same stitch.  *2 HDC in each stitch*  Repeat around (20 HDC). Join with sl st to top of ch 2.

Round 3: Ch 2, DC in same stitch (counts as first dc2tog cluster).  Work dc2tog cluster across next 3 stitches.  *Work two dc2tog clusters in next stitch.  Work one dc2tog cluster in each of next 4 stitches,* Repeat around (25 dc2tog clusters). Join with sl st to top of ch 2.

Rounds 4 – 9: Ch 2, 2 DC in same stitch (counts as first dc2tog cluster).  *Ch 1, work 1 dc3tog cluster in between each cluster stitch from previous round,* Repeat around (25 dc2tog clusters + 25 chains). Join with sl st to top of ch 2.

Round 10(Use different color for edging, if desired):  Ch 1, sc in each cluster stitch and ch-1 stitch across (50 sts). Join with sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off.

Crochet Heart Pattern

Chain 3, join with sl st to form ring.  (You’ll need to squish all your stitches as you work since you’re working a lot of stitches into the ring)

Round 1: Starting on left “hump” of heart, Ch 2 (counts as first dc). Work 2 tr, dc, 6 sc.  Dc, 2t r, dc, 2 sc into ring. Join with sl st to top of ch-2.

Round 2: ch 2 (counts as first hdc). Work 2 hdc, 4 sc across next stitches.  2 sc in next stitch (forms bottom point of heart).  4 sc, 3 hdc, sc.  Fasten off by working sl st into top center stitch of heart.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew onto hat.  (I found my heart had more shape if I sewed the end straight down, almost pulling the tail down so the “humps” would have more definition.)

Free Pattern: Crochet Heart

Newborn Baby Free Crochet Hat Pattern

Crochet this newborn girl’s  hat with others on Ravelry:

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Men’s Free Crochet Hat Pattern

Hi friends!  I haven’t posted a free crochet hat pattern in a while, so I thought it’s high time I share one.  I woke up this Saturday morning at 7:40am and got started with my day (translation: reading, French vanilla latte, crocheting).  Don’t you just love Saturdays?

This hat was designed for a guy, but could easily be adapted for a girl.  The ribbing on the bottom might be a tad masculine, but if it’s your style – go for it!  Teaser: This hat pattern would be the perfect compliment to JJCrochet’s first guest post, so keep it in your back pocket.

Men's Free Crochet Hat Pattern

Materials

Size H (8/5.00mm) Crochet Hook

100 yards Worsted Weight Yarn (I used basic Red Heart Super Saver)

Special Stitches

FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet): Yarn over, insert hook from right to left behind post of stitch from previous round. Yarn over, pull loop from behind post (3 loops remain on hook). Yarn over, pull through two  loops (2 loops on hook).  Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Pictures always help (click to enlarge):

Step 1: Yarn Over
Front-Post Double Crochet
Step 2: Insert hook (from right to left) behind post of stitch from previous round
Front-Post Double Crochet
Step 3: Yarn over
Front-Post Double Crochet
Step 4: Pull yarn behind post (3 loops on hook)

 

How to Front-Post Double Crochet
Step 6: Yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook

Step 5: Yarn over, pull through one loop.

FPSC (Front Post Single Crochet): Worked the same as FPDC, but no yarn over at beginning. Insert hook from right to left behind post of previous round. Yarn over, pull loop from behind post (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Gauge

First 3 Rows in Pattern = 4 Inches in Diameter.  To ensure a perfect fit, take time to check your gauge and adjust hook size if necessary.

Men’s Ribbed Crochet Hat Directions

Chain 3, join with slip stitch to form ring.

Round 1: CH 2 (counts as first DC, now and throughout).  12 more DC into ring (13 sts).  Join to top of ch-2 with a SL ST.

Round 2: 2 DC into each stitch around (26 sts). Join to top of ch-2 with a SL ST.

Round 3: *2 DC into next stitch, 1 DC in next stitch,*  Repeat around (38 sts). Join to top of ch-2 with a SL ST.

Round 4: *2 DC into next stitch, 1 DC in next 2 stitches,* Repeat around (50 sts). Join to top of ch-2 with a SL ST.

Round 5: * 2 DC into next stitch, 1 DC in next 6 stitches,* Repeat around (55 sts). Join to top of ch-2 with a SL ST.  Note: You might get 56 stitches, but that’s alright! It won’t affect the overall size of your hat and it will still turn out just fine.  If you do end up with 56 stitches in Round 5, it’s recommended you make 57 stitches total so you have an odd number to work the edging across.

Rounds 6 – 10: 1 DC into each stitch around (55 sts). Join to top of ch-2 with a SL ST.

Rounds 11 – 13: Ch 2, *FPDC into next stitch, DC in next stitch,* Repeat around (55 sts). Join to top of ch-2 with a SL ST.

Round 14: Ch 1 (counts as first SC), *FPSC into next stitch, SC into next stitch,* Repeat around *(55 sts). Join to top of ch-1 with a SL ST.

Fasten Off.

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Men's Free Crochet Hat Pattern

Men's Free Crochet Hat Pattern

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Free Knit Cowl Pattern – Chunky

My love affair with cowls continue, and that’s good news for you.  Usually when I’m obsessed with things, I create patterns for those things so I can love them even more.  I just wrote a post about cowls that includes a great sampling of crocheted and knitted designs.  Of the bunch, one of my favorites is a thick, squishy, absolutely-chunky, knit cowl.

Chunky Knit Cowl Pattern
Chunky Knit Cowl Pattern

It’s a simple pattern.  So simple you’ll hate yourself for not thinking it up first (although I’m sure this isn’t the first time this cowl’s been made).

Make one for yourself (I did) or make a couple for Christmas gifts for your friends (did this, too)

Materials

Size US 17 (12.75mm) Knitting Needles

1.5 skeins (160 yards) Lion Brand Thick & Quick – Wool Ease.  You can also use any extra-chunky yarn.

Chunky Knit Eternity Cowl Pattern

CO 15 stitches.

Work Moss Stitch until you run out of yarn.

Moss Stitch

Row 1 – *K1, P1* across an odd number of stitches

Repeat Row until you have about 3 feet of yarn left.

Bind off.

Fasten off yarn, leaving a 12 inch tail.  Using a large darning needle and yarn like thread, sew short sides together with a half-twist to give cowl an infinity loop.  (For details on infinity loop, see bottom of post here.)

Cowl will measure 8.5 inches wide; 70 inches long.  Voila!

free knit cowl pattern

Free Chunky Knit Cowl Pattern
Free Chunky Knit Cowl Pattern

Close up of knit moss stitch:

Moss Stitch Knit
Close up of knit “Moss Stitch” – See how the purls are worked on top of the knit stitches to give you little bumps?

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Chunky Knit Fall Hat – Open Lace Design (Free Pattern)

So I went to our public library this weekend and found they have 300 million knitting and crochet books.  Okay, maybe not 300 million, but close.  Coming from suburbia where I was lucky to find 10 knitting books at my local library (no joke), this was heaven.

I checked out a few books and promptly went to buy more yarn.

I started knitting a chunky sweater, but when that failed, I ripped it out and went back to what I know: knitting hats.

There’s something about knitting on a Sunday afternoon that just feels right.  So homey, so relaxing – a great way to start a new week.  I want to apologize in advance for the lack of good pictures, but, my dear blog reader, I will share with you because I know you will not judge.  Perhaps when I’m home again, I can bribe my sister to model, but I couldn’t wait share with you so here it is:

Slouchy Knit Hat/ Beret for Fall

We’ve been having colder weather here the past week in Ohio and I thought it was only fitting to create a slouchy/ chunky/ knit beret.  I’m not sure if I had seen a hat like this recently or it was only a design that existed in my mind, but I worked a simple lace pattern to create this hat.  I wanted a hat that was open and not really a wear-out-in-the-freezing-cold-hat, but more of a look-at-me-i’m-cute fall hat.

I would also caution that the instructions that follow provide more of a framework for knitting this hat rather than step-by-step instructions.  If you’re an advanced beginner knitter and aren’t afraid to experiment, you’ll be fine.  If you’re a newbie knitter and like to follow instruction verbatim, try it – you might surprise yourself!

Knit Fall Hat Pattern

Materials

Size 17  (12.75mm) US knitting needles

1 Skein Bernat Roving (I used the “Bark” color)  or any bulky weight yarn.

Directions

CO 32

Rows 1 – 5: Work K2, P2 ribbing. (32 stitches)

This next part requires you to get creative, but you can do it.  Read the directions below so you know what you’ll have to do.

For the next row (Row 6), you want to increase a couple stitches so your hat is a little slouchy.  There’s no rhyme or reason to my increasing, I just worked increased until I went from 32 to 38 stitches.  To make increases, randomly work *K1, YO, K1* (instead of K1, Yo, SKK) every so often in Row 1.  This is you chance to be creative – mix it up and bit and experiment!

Row 6 (RS): *K1, YO, SSK*. Last two stitches – K2.(Remember to randomly increase so you end up with 38 stitches).

Row 7 (WS): *P1, Yo, P2Tog*.  Last two stitches – P2.  (38 stitches)

Repeat Rows 6 and 7 until hat measures 7 inches from beginning, ending with a purl/ WS Row (Row 7).

It’s time to get creative again for the decreases.  Don’t worry – you can do it!

Next Row: K1, *SSK, YO, SSK*

Next Row: P1, *P2Tog, Yo, P2Tog*

Repeat Rows ^ twice more.

Final Decrease Row: *SSK, SSK, YO, SSK, SSK*

Final Decrease Row: *P2Tog, Yo, P2Tog*

Repeat 2 Final Decrease Rows until hat measures 9 inches from beginning and only a few (7-8) stitches remain.

Cut yarn.  Weave through remaining stitches on needle.  Sew up side seam of hat.

And there you have it – your semi-creative knit slouchy hat that’s perfect for winter!

chunky knit open fall hat

chunky knit open fall hat free pattern