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Rustic Crochet Hat (Free Pattern)

A while back I was shopping at my local Michaels’ store I discovered a really beautiful variegated yarn.  It was pretty enough that my mom, sister, and I all loved the way it look.  I picked up two skeins and decided on making a small cowl and a hat.  I’ve managed to sell three of these hats and cowls.  Two of the three were sold together.

Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn: Mulberry

If you don’t feel like making your own hat and cowl, feel free to check out my listings on Etsy.  I currently have both the hat and the cowl available to purchase.  (Hat link/Cowl link)

Both the hat and the cowl were designed by me and I’ve decided to share the hat pattern with you today.  It was one of my earliest designs and I hope you like it!

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Rustic Crochet Hat

Skill Level:  Easy
Sizing:  Hat ends up being about 8 inches tall with about a 22 inch circumference.  (The hat is a bit stretchy so it should fit a larger circumference as well.)

Materials:

  • K/10 Crochet hook. (6.5mm) – I used Susan Bates Luxite Crochet Hook (US Amazon/CAD Amazon)
  • Yarn/Tapestry needle – I used Boye (CAD Michaels) but any needle that you can fit the yarn in should work!
  • 1 Ball of Charisma by Loops & Threads – I used the colour Mulberry. (US Michaels/No CAD Michaels link but is found in Canadian stores.  Loops & Threads is a Michaels’ brand yarn)
  • Yardage: I’m not sure how much was used but it was just a little less than 1 ball of yarn.

About Charisma Yarn by Loops & Threads:
100% Acrylic Yarn, Super Bulky 5
3.5 oz. skein/ 109 yds

Special note about yarn:  Most Charisma yarn recommends an 8mm crochet hook.  The Mulberry label usually shows 6.5mm crochet hook but sometimes shows an 8mm hook.  I used a 6.5mm hook.  If you use a different colour you can still use the 6.5mm hook but make sure to crochet a bit tighter to adjust for this.  Your item will be a bit bulkier but will be close to the same measurements.  I’ve used other colours that list an 8mm hook and used the 6.5mm hook and it has turned out just as nicely. 🙂

Stitches used:

  • Magic Ring (Tutorial Here)
  • CH (Chain)
  • sl st (Slip Stitch)
  • dc (Double Crochet)
  • back loop double crochet (BLdc)

Gauge:

After making your first 3 rows the circumference should measure about 4 inches – 4 1/4 inches.
5 DC= approximately 2 inches
1 DC height = approximately 3/4 inch or a little less.

Please note: I actually sold the hat that had the slightly thinner yarn before measuring gauge.  I’ve used the measurements for a hat made with the slightly thicker yarn using a 6.5mm crochet hook so if your gauge is a bit smaller than what I state it should still work ok.

Notes:

  1. The starting chain counts as a DC.
  2. Hat is worked in the round.
  3. This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.

Pattern:

Foundation: Create a magic ring. OR you can CH 3 then sl st into the first chain. (this will leave a small hole at the top so the magic ring is a better option)
Row 1: CH 3, 11 dc.  Sl st to join. (12 dc)  Pull magic ring tightly closed.
Row 2: CH 3, 1 BLdc in same stitch, 2 BLdc in every other stitch. Sl st to join (24 dc)
Row 3: CH 3, *2 BLdc in the next stitch, 1 BLdc in the next stitch* repeat * until end. Sl st to join (36 dc)
Row 4: CH 3, *2 BLdc in the next stitch, 1 BLdc in each of the next 3 stitches.*  Repeat * until end (last set is only 2 BLdc in one stitch and 1 BLdc in each of the next 2 stitches). Sl st to join (45 dc)
Row 5: CH 3, 1 BLdc in each stitch. Sl st to join (45 dc)
Row 6-11: Repeat rows 4-5.  Finish off and sew in the ends.

And there it is!  Another simple crochet hat to keep you warm in winter.  Of course you can always add more rows if you wish to make it longer.  I hope you enjoy this pattern and happy crocheting!

-Karen

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Pattern Permissions:

This pattern is FREE, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following conditions:

Please Do:
-Sell what you make with this pattern.  For online listings please link back to my blog and give me credit for the pattern. 🙂
-Print a copy for yourself to work from or save a copy electronically for yourself. (Please add my website address if you do, it’ll make it easier to find my page again if you need to!)
-Send an email to your friends or share on social media the link to my pattern.  (Please do not add any of the pattern, just send a link)

Please Do Not:
-resell my pattern, altered or in its original form.
-copy and paste my pattern to your own blog, website or social media page.  Please just use the link to my pattern. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
-take any of my photos from my site to promote yourself.  If you have a blog you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
-post a translation of the pattern anywhere.  If you would like to make a translate version please contact me.  I will add it to my blog and credit you and include a link back to your site.
-email the full written pattern to friends.  Please just email them the link to my pattern.
-print multiple copies to distribute to other people.  Please just print a copy for yourself and give other people the link to my pattern.

Thank you for using my pattern, and for respecting my conditions. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Winter Ice Infinity Scarf (Free Pattern)

If you live in Canada, you’ll know that our selection of yarn is a lot more limited than yarn sold in the United States.  (If you live in the United States, I envy your yarn stores and selection! :)) I mostly get my yarn from the Michaels near my house as I don’t live too close to other yarn stores, so I’m very limited to the types of yarn I get.

So back in October (2015) I went to the Creative Festival located in Toronto (Canada) to take a look and see what type of selection of yarn they might have at the fair.  I’d never gone  to the Creative Festival before, and was curious what all was there.  It had a bunch of interesting things to look at, a nice selection of mid to high end yarn.  My favourite booth at the Creative Festival was the Yarnspirations booth.

At the Yarnspirations booth there was a much larger variety of colours and types of yarn available compared to my local Michaels store.  This had me standing over all the yarn for almost an hour trying to figure out which ones I’d bring home with me, much to my sister’s dismay (I dragged her along for company).  There were many styles and colours I would have bought, had I had a lot of money to spend.  Unfortunately I didn’t have a large budget so I settled on 6 balls of Patons Iced.  I got 3 balls of the colour “Mist” (24109797002) and 3 balls of the colour “Lilac” (24109797006).

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At the time that I bought this yarn, it was so new that there were very few patterns available for me to follow, so I decided I’d make my own pattern.  I’ve decided to share this pattern with everyone now that I have my own site. 🙂

A quick tip about this yarn: it often goes from very thin to very thick which is a bit tricky to deal with.  I’d never dealt with this myself, but decided to try a pattern that would allow it to be easy to adjust to.  The way I decided to deal with the inconsistency in thickness was by making sure to crochet the thick parts tightly, and crochet the thin parts loosely to try to match how the thick part looked.

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Winter Ice Infinity Scarf

Skill Level:  Easy
Sizing:  Approximately 58 inches in circumference (29 inches flat) and 7 inches wide.

Materials:

  • L/11 Crochet hook. (8.0mm) – I used Clover Amour Crochet Hook (US Amazon/CAD Amazon).  Any 8.00mm crochet hook should work!
  • Yarn/Tapestry needle – I used Boye (CAD Michaels) but any needle that you can fit the yarn in should work!
  • 2 Balls of Patons Iced – I used the colour Mist.  I actually used maybe 1 1/2 balls or 1 2/3 balls.  It will not use all of the second ball.
  • Yardage: I’m not sure how much was used, but it is a little less than 2 balls of yarn.

About Country Loom Yarn by Loops & Threads:

68% Acrylic/29% Wool/3% Polyester
Super Bulky 6
3.5oz/100g, 85yds/77m

Stitches used:

  • CH (Chain)
  • sl st (Slip Stitch)
  • dc (Double Crochet)

Gauge:

TBD.  However gauge is not very important, if you crochet tightly it will be a shorter/thinner scarf, if you crochet looser it will be a longer/wider scarf.

Notes:

  1. The chain 4 counts as a 1 DC and 1 SC.
  2. Scarf is worked in the round.
  3. This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.

Pattern:

Foundation: CH 150. Sl st to join round. Be careful not to twist chain when joining.
Row 1: CH 4, Skip first st. dc in 2nd chain from the hook, ch 1. *Skip 1 st, dc + chain 1.* repeat * until end of round (75 stitches)
Row 2: CH 4 and turn.  Skip first st. dc in the 2nd st from the hook, ch 1. *Skip 1 st, dc + chain 1.* repeat * until end of round (75 stitches).
Row 3-8: Repeat row 2.  Finish off and sew in the ends.

If you’d like a thicker scarf you can always add in more rows, or if you’d like a thinner scarf you can use less rows.

I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern!  If you have any issues with it, please feel free to comment and I will do my best to help fix the issue.  Happy Crocheting!

Don’t want to crochet this scarf and just want your own?  This scarf is for sale in my Etsy store here.

Thanks for reading and enjoy!

-Karen

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Pattern Permissions:

This pattern is FREE, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following conditions:

Please Do:
-Sell what you make with this pattern.  For online listings please link back to my blog and give me credit for the pattern. 🙂
-Print a copy for yourself to work from or save a copy electronically for yourself. (Please add my website address if you do, it’ll make it easier to find my page again if you need to!)
-Send an email to your friends or share on social media the link to my pattern.  (Please do not add any of the pattern, just send a link)

Please Do Not:
-resell my pattern, altered or in its original form.
-copy and paste my pattern to your own blog, website or social media page.  Please just use the link to my pattern. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
-take any of my photos from my site to promote yourself.  If you have a blog you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
-post a translation of the pattern anywhere.  If you would like to make a translate version please contact me.  I will add it to my blog and credit you and include a link back to your site.
-email the full written pattern to friends.  Please just email them the link to my pattern.
-print multiple copies to distribute to other people.  Please just print a copy for yourself and give other people the link to my pattern.

Thank you for using my pattern, and for respecting my conditions. 🙂

 

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Warm in Winter Striped Crochet Hat (Free Pattern)

Brrrrr it’s cold out there!  Here’s a free crochet pattern to warm you up!

The Backstory:  Sunday evening as my mom was getting ready to go back to work after the Christmas break she was telling me how cold it was going to be Monday and that she wished she had a winter hat to wear to work.  My mom doesn’t own any hats.  She doesn’t like hats, and has avoided wearing them in the past.  She’s never felt the need for a hat in winter (she’d just use a scarf or her coat hood), but this year she had chemo which changed everything.  The chemo caused her to lose most of her hair.  Thankfully though, her chemo was over in August, and her hair started to grow in right after the treatments were done.  Her hair has grown relatively quick, but it’s only been about four months, so her hair is still very short.  I personally think she looks great with her short hair, it looks pretty stylish!  Anyway, since her hair is now so short, she finds she gets cold a lot faster than when she had long hair.

So that’s where I come in!  She didn’t have a hat, and last Sunday night I decided I’d make her a hat for the first really cold day we’ve hat this winter, and made sure to make a hat that would match one of the infinity scarves I had already made for her. This pattern is a quick and easy pattern to do and will keep your head nice and cozy as it gets colder!  My mom told me that day that her head stayed nice and toasty and warm and she was completely thrilled to have a hat that would keep her warm.  (it was about -10 degrees Celsius that day)

Without further ado, here are some photos of the hat, what you’ll need, and the pattern!Warm in Winter Striped Crochet Hat 4

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Warm In Winter Striped Crochet Hat

Skill Level:  Easy
Sizing:  Hat ends up being about 8 inches tall with about a 22 inch circumference.  (The hat is a bit stretchy so it should fit a larger circumference as well.)

Materials:

  • M/N Crochet hook. (9.0mm) – I used Clover Amour Crochet Hook (US Amazon/CAD Amazon)
  • Yarn/Tapestry needle – I used Boye (CAD Michaels) but any needle that you can fit the yarn in should work!
  • 2 Balls of Country Loom Yarn by Loops & Threads – I used Midnight Blue and Cream.  Or 1 Ball of one colour.  This yarn is a Michaels brand yarn.  (US Michaels/CAD Michaels)
  • Yardage: I’m not sure how much was used, but I’m pretty sure no more than half a ball of each colour.  If you only use 1 colour you’ll only need 1 ball of this yarn.

About Country Loom Yarn by Loops & Threads:
100% Acrylic Yarn, Super Bulky 6
5 oz. skein/ 104 yds

Stitches used:

  • Magic Ring (Tutorial Here)
  • CH (Chain)
  • sl st (Slip Stitch)
  • dc (Double Crochet)

Gauge:

After making your first 3 rows the circumference should measure about 4 inches.
4 DC= approximately 2 inches
1 DC height = approximately 1 inch.

Notes:

  1. The starting chain counts as a DC.
  2. Hat is worked in the round.
  3. This pattern is written in American Standard Terms.

Pattern:

Foundation: Create a magic ring. OR you can CH 3 then sl st into the first chain. (this will leave a small hole at the top so the magic ring is a better option)
Row 1: CH 3, 11 dc.  Sl st to join. (12 dc)  Pull magic ring tightly closed.
Row 2: CH 3, 1 dc in same stitch, 2 dc in every other stitch. Sl st to join (24 dc)
Row 3: CH 3, *2 dc in the next stitch, 1 dc in the next stitch* repeat * until end. Sl st to join (36 dc)
Row 4: (change colour) CH 3, 1 dc in each stitch. Sl st to join (36 dc)
Row 5: (change colour) CH 3, 1 dc in each stitch. Sl st to join (36 dc)
Row 6-11: Repeat rows 4-5.  Finish off and sew in the ends.

To duplicate my colours I used:
Midnight Blue for row 1-3,5,7,9,11
Cream for row 4,6,8,10

And there you have it!  A nice and easy pattern to make a cozy hat for a cold winter day. 🙂  You can always make this hat larger/slouchier if you’d like, just add more rows!  Also, if you dislike having to sew in so many ends when changing colour like I do, you can actually loosely carry your yarn from the previous row instead of cutting and changing the yarn.  If you do this, the inside of your hat will look like this:

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I find it’s not very noticeable, especially since it’s the inside of the hat and saves a lot of sewing in ends. 🙂  (Alternatively you can cut your yarn with each yarn change and sew in all the ends).

I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern!  If you have any issues with it, please feel free to comment and I will do my best to help fix the issue.  Happy Crocheting!

-Karen

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Pattern Permissions:

This pattern is FREE, and by using it, you’re agreeing to the following conditions:

Please Do:
-Sell what you make with this pattern.  For online listings please link back to my blog and give me credit for the pattern. 🙂
-Print a copy for yourself to work from or save a copy electronically for yourself. (Please add my website address if you do, it’ll make it easier to find my page again if you need to!)
-Send an email to your friends or share on social media the link to my pattern.  (Please do not add any of the pattern, just send a link)

Please Do Not:
-resell my pattern, altered or in its original form.
-copy and paste my pattern to your own blog, website or social media page.  Please just use the link to my pattern. You are welcome to copy/paste it into a document for printing, for personal use only.
-take any of my photos from my site to promote yourself.  If you have a blog you are welcome to take one photo per post for use on your site as long as it is accompanied by a direct link back to my post and does not include any portion of the pattern itself.
-post a translation of the pattern anywhere.  If you would like to make a translate version please contact me.  I will add it to my blog and credit you and include a link back to your site.
-email the full written pattern to friends.  Please just email them the link to my pattern.
-print multiple copies to distribute to other people.  Please just print a copy for yourself and give other people the link to my pattern.

Thank you for using my pattern, and for respecting my conditions. 🙂

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

Ok so I know that it’s a bit late, but Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope everyone had a safe, and very enjoyable New Year!

What New Years resolutions have you made for yourself for the year 2016?

I know that I personally have opted out of resolutions for the past few years, because I knew I wouldn’t go through with them. This year is different though!  I have three main 2016 New Years Resolutions, and I’ve already started on my first New Year resolution!  Here’s my list:

  1.  To set up my own website so that I can blog about my crochet designs, and provide some of my crochet designs for free here on this site.
  2. To expand my Etsy Store where I sell handmade crochet accessories and include some crochet patterns I’ve designed.
  3. To become a vendor at a craft show this year, and sell some of my handmade items.

Me setting up my new website is the reason for my delayed Happy New Year of course! I was still in the process of setting it up my site on New Years. 🙂  There’s still lots for me to do and many things I’ll need to tweak, but at least I’ve made a start!

So far I have a few patterns I’ve made, and in the following weeks I’ll be adding some of my patterns to my site.  I have many other goals too, like setting up photo and video tutorials, and eventually creating compilations of other crochet patterns that I’ve used and loved.

I’m very excited to start my crochet journey and to be able to share it with you.

So what is your 2016 New Years resolution?  I’d love to know!

Happy New Years, and Happy Holidays!

-Karen

 

 

 

Welcome!

Welcome to my crochet blog: Floofy Cat Crochet!  My name is Karen Clark and I design crochet patterns as well as sell crochet items at my Etsy Store.  If you’re interested you can read more about myself by checking my about me page here. 🙂

Thank you for visiting my site, if you have any questions, please feel free to comment!

-Karen