Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

free coasters crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Free Crochet Pattern

For my Gran’s birthday (4th of the July as you may guess due to the red, white and blue) I made her up with festive set of coasters to use with the new nautical set I have been working on for her and my grandfather, who shares the same birthday. Oh yeah and it’s their anniversary too. Guaranteed not to forget those dates ever. 😉

Coasters are an awesome little personalized gift you can make at the last minute, for basket stuffers, hostess gifts or just to jazz up your personal space. I used them on my computer desk to keep my drinks off the wood all the time.

For this coasters I made 2 sides (1 red and 1 blue) to each coaster before using white to stitch them in place.  I wanted to make them fun and a bit reminiscent of fireworks so I played around with different stitching patterns for each.  I kind of like how they turned out in the end.   It’s also a great example on the fact that there is no wrong way to stitch this pattern together, you do what you like the best.   Here is the crochet pattern for this set of coasters. Happy crafting!

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (14)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern Notes

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Desired color(s) yarn for your coasters (You will want 2 main colors and a contrast color for stitching)
I used red, white and blue yarn for the set in the pictures
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The instructions are for a set of 4 coasters but you can change the amount to whatever you want. :)

Coaster Side A (Make 4): using main color A yarn (I used red)
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing  *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next*  repeating * process for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st.  (30 sc)
Fasten off and place to side until assembly.

Coaster Side B (Make 4): using main color B yarn (I used blue)
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle tightly closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2:  Ch 2 before placing 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 9 st around. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing  *2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next*  repeating * process for remaining 18 st around.  Sl st in top of 1st st.  (30 sc)
Fasten off and place to side until assembly.

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern

Finishing off coasters: using assembled sides and contrast stitching yarn (I used white)
Place 1 coaster side A and 1 coaster side B back to back with front sides facing out. You want to line up your stitches. I often just pop a safety pin to hold the pieces together so I can just concentrates on my contrast stitching instead of worrying about missing stitches etc. No worries if you get off one or two though as this pattern is very forgiving.
Now you want to take a long piece of your contrast yarn for stitching (I used white on the coaster set in my pictures for this pattern) and use your  Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew through both pieces at once, securing them together.  There is no right way or wrong way to do this.  Because I was making these 4th of July set to resemble fireworks in a way, it’s a good way for you to see the different ways I stitch mine together. Again there is no right or wrong way to do this.  You just want to make sure you work between Rounds 2 and 3 at the minimum so your ends aren’t all floppy.  This will also make them lay more flat when not in use.  I often also stitch between Rounds 1 and 2 but it isn’t necessary.  I attached pictures of how the different stitching methods I used look when done.  I’m far from good at sewing so if I can do this, any beginner can.  Give it a try!

Here are some additional pictures I took of these coasters before gifting them:
Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (4)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (13)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (12)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (5)

Reversible Coasters with Contrast Stitching Crochet Pattern (7)

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Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern

Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Free Crochet Pattern

 

For this batch of star shaped face scrubbies, I made them as part of a 4th of July gift for my Gran as it is also her birthday and wedding anniversary. So I used red, white and blue yarn to make three star scrubbies in her gift set. They are super easy to make and quick so you can make up a set in one sitting. They make great hostess or basket stuffing gifts even at the last minute. I know I can’t be the only one that often puts off gift making to the last minute.  You can make a set in one color, many colors, or just have fun with them.  :)

Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern Notes

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (20)


Project requires:

Desired color(s) yarn for your scrubbie
I used red, white and blue yarn for the set in the pictures
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US) 
hdc- half double crochet (US) 

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (5)

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Round 1: In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in 1st st, ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 st, ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 st, ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 st, ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 st, ch 1 and sc in last st. Sl st in the top of the 1st st in round. (10 sc, 5 ch-1 sp)
Round 3: Ch 1. Sl st in 1st st. In *ch-1 sp do the following : sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st, then sl st in to the next st*, repeat * process around sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (5 worked ch-1 sp into 5 points)
Strap: Sl st up to tip of first star point. Once you reach that tip, ch 16 and sl st back in to the same stitch you started chain from. Leave a short yarn tail to finish off.
Fasten off beginning yarn tail and ending yarn tail securely in the back of the face scrubbie.

All done. :) Ready to start scrubbing your face or a lucky gift recipient’s face.

Here are some additional pictures I took along the way:

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (10)

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (12)

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (11)

3 Star Shaped Face Scrubbies with Strap Crochet Pattern (3)

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Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

  free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Kitty is just so darn cute and hard to resist.  I can’t help but be drawn to anything and everything HK.  I designed this pattern originally for a gift and at a request for an easy pattern for a beginner to be able to make her beloved Hello Kitty in to a character hat.  I loved it so much I made up my own to wear. :)  You will be surprised at how easy this actually is to make.  If you know how to work in the round, you can make us this beanie hat of Hello Kitty in a short amount of time.  It makes a fun hat to wear or a perfect gift for the Hello Kitty fan in your life.  I have a feeling this is going to be a highly requested gift for the holidays this year from my own family.

 

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Project requires:
White yarn for beanie hat main color
Black yarn for eye and whiskers
Yellow yarn for nose
Red yarn for bow and trim
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US) 
hdc – half double crochet (US) 
dctog- double crochet two stitches together (US) 
hdctog – half double crochet two stitches together *infant sizes only* (US) 

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (8)

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy  Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern  which you can find here as a foundation for the project. Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color white yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Hello Kitty beanie hat. :)

Eyes (Make 2): using black yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to your Hello Kitty hat during assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

*This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following instead:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, 3 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to sew the eyes on to your Hello Kitty hat during assembly.
Repeat for second eye.

Nose:  using yellow yarn
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (12 st total)
Cut your yarn making sure you leave a tail long enough to secure your nose on to the hat during finishing off steps.

*This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Round 1: In magic circle, ch 1 before placing the following st in this order: 1 sc, 3 hdc, 2 sc, 3 hdc, and 1 sc. Pull the  ovalish circle closed. Sl st in to top of 1st st. (10 st total)

Ear Fronts (Make 2): using white yarn
Row 1: Ch 8 before placing 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of the following 5 ch across. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 2: Place 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, make 1 dc in the next 2 st, dctog the last 2 st in row. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 3: Make 1 dc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, dctog last 2 st in row. Ch 1 and turn. (2 dc)
Row 4: Sctog both st in round. Sl st back in to last st.
Fasten off and put to side to use in ear assembly with ear backs.
Repeat for second ear.

*This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of above:
Row 1: Ch 6 before placing 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of the following 3 ch across. Ch 2 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st, skipping 1st st, 1 hdc in next 2 st. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 3:  Skipping 1st st, hdctog last 2 st in row. Sl st back in to last st. (1 hdctog)
Fasten off and put to side to use in ear assembly with ear backs.
Repeat for second ear.

Ear Backs plus Ear Assembly (Make 2): using white yarn
Repeat Rows 1 -4 of Ear Fronts but do not fasten off at end of Row 4.  Unlike the Ear Fronts, you want to leave a nice long yarn tail at the beginning of your piece. You will use this to attach your ear to your Hello Kitty hat once assembled.
Ch 1 and turn.
Taking one finished ear front, place it in front of the ear back you are working up, lining up sts on both.
Row 5: Working through both pieces at once, 1 sc in each st down to bottom corner, place (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in corner, work 1 sc in each st across bottom of ear. repeat * from previous corner before proceeding back up last side of your triangular shaped ears until you reach back to where you started. Sl st in to the first st and fasten off. Remember to leave starting tail for piece attached so you can sew this on during assembly.

Bow Main Piece: using red yarn
Row 1: Ch 8.  Place 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and 1 dc in each of the following 5 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (6 dc)
Row 2: Skipping 1st st in row, make 1 dc in 2nd st and 1 dc in each of the following 4 st. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 3:  Skipping 1st st in row, make 1 dc in 2nd st and 1 dc in each of the following 3 st. Ch 2 and turn. (4 dc)
Row 4-5: Place 1 dc in each st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (4 dc)
Row 6: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following 3 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 7: Place 2 dc in 1st st and in each of the following 4 st across. (6 dc)
Fasten off.

*This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, start with 5 hdc in 1st row and make all dc in pattern steps for this feature in hdc instead of above.

Bow Center Circle: using red yarn
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 10 dc in to the circle.  Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.  (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and in each of the following 9 st around.  Sl st in to the top of the 1st st in round.  (20 sc)
Leave a long enough tail to sew the bow center on to your bow base securely before attaching it directly on to your Hello Kitty hat during assembly before cutting your yarn, pulling through last stitch and placing to side until finishing off steps call for it to be used.

*This feature will work on toddler, youth, pre-teen, teen, womens and men sized hats very well.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make Round 1 in hdc instead of dc as above steps call for in pattern.  The bow is supposed to be big so don’t worry about it being too large. :)

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (2)

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use the tail left on your nose and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew your nose in desired place long lengthwise, with each hdc and dc end of oval facing left /right.  Once secured, pull yarn to inside of hat before finishing off.
Next you want to use the tail from one eye and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew one eye in to the proper place. You can reference my pictures as to where I placed them.  You want these to have the long side facing up/down on your oval shaped eyes.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Repeat this process for second eye.
Now using the tail left behind on one of Hello Kitty’s ears, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure the ear to the side top area of the beanie in desired location. You can see my pictures for where I placed my own.  Once you have it in place, pull your yarn in to the inside of the beanie before finishing off extra length. Repeat this process for the second ear.
Next take the tail left on your bow center and use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure it in place on top of your bow main piece. Once firmly attached, use remaining tail and needle to sew your assembled bow directly on to your beanie hat in desired place. Normally you find it placed with the hat facing you in the top right just in front of ear in Hello Kitty images. Once you have secured your bow in place, pull yarn to inside and fasten off.
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.
All done! One Hello Kitty character hat crocheted and ready to wear! :)
This was a fun and quick hat project that I can’t wait to wear myself. It will make a great gift for Hello Kitty fans or for sweet crocheted baby hats. Happy crafting!

Here are some of the extra pictures I took to show how this Hello Kitty character hat looks like once all done:

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (6)

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

 

Hello Kitty Character Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (5)

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Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen/ Womens / Men sizes

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen/ Womens / Men sizes

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens Men sizes

 This hat was a special request from a loved one and a favorite project of mine for what it stands for.  The loved one wanted a set of gay pride hats to where with a fellow attendee to our local Gay Pride parade later this month.  I am honored to be a part of their day and was so happy to make the hats for them that I pushed more than a few projects aside to design this up asap.  They promised me lots of pictures from the day so I can’t wait to see them. :)  This is a very beginner friendly double crochet hat pattern and works up really fast. I made them both in a day of working at them here and there. Happy crafting!

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen/ Womens / Men sizes

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen/ Womens / Men sizes Notes

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens Men sizes

Project requires:
Medium to normal weight yarn (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn for these though you can use baby yarn for extra soft beanie hats too!)
Red Yarn
Orange Yarn
Yellow Yarn
Green Yarn
Blue Yarn
Purple Yarn
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US) 

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens Men sizes (2)

Pattern instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Preteen / Teen/ Womens Size Instructions:

Round 1: Starting with Red yarn in Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 10 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 9 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (20 dc) Fasten off red yarn.
Round 3: Attach Orange yarn with sl st in st you left off at in previous round. Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next 2 st. Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (40 dc) Fasten off orange yarn.
Round 5: Attach Yellow yarn with a sl st in st you left off at in previous round. Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next 3 st. Repeat from * around Join with sl st to top of beginning st.  (50 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc)  Fasten off yellow yarn.
Round 7: Attach Green yarn with a sl st to the st where you left off in previous round.  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc) Fasten off green yarn.
Round 9: Attach Blue yarn with a sl st to the st where you left off at in previous round. Ch 2, place 1 dc in first stand each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc)
Round 10: Ch 2, place 1 dc in first stand each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc) Fasten off blue yarn.
Round 11: Attach Purple yarn with a sl st in the st you left off at in previous round.  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc)
Round 12:  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (50 dc) Fasten off purple yarn.
All done!

Men’s Size Pattern Instructions:

Round 1: Starting with Red yarn, in a Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 12 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 11 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (36 dc) Fasten off red yarn.
Round 4: Attach Orange yarn in a sl st in st you left off at previously.  Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next 2 st. Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (48 dc) Join to top ch of ch 3.
Round 5: Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next 3 st. Repeat from * around Join with sl st to top of beginning st.  (60 dc) Fasten off orange yarn.
Round 6: Attach Yellow yarn with a sl st in st you left off at in previous round. Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2, place 1 dc in first stand each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc) Fasten off yellow yarn.
Round 8:  Attach Green yarn with a sl st to st you left off at in previous round.Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc)
Round 9:  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc) Fasten off green yarn.
Round 10: Attach Blue yarn with a sl st to st you left off at in previous round. Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc)
Round 11:  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc) Fasten off blue yarn.
Round 12:  Attach Purple yarn with a sl st to st you left off at in previous round. Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc)
Round 13:  Ch 2, place 1 dc in first st and each remaining st around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (60 dc) Fasten off.
That’s it!
I hope you enjoy making this beautiful hat for gay pride. :)  I can’t wait to see the pictures from my loved one rocking hers at the parade!

Here are some pictures I have taken to show how the completed rainbow hat looks once finished and worn:

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens Men sizes (3)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens Men sizes (8)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens Men sizes (6)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens Men sizes (5)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens Men sizes (7)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens Men sizes (7)

Rainbow Gay Pride Striped Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern for Teen Womens Men sizes (4)

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Arthritis Awareness Blue Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Arthritis Awareness Blue Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Arthritis Awareness Blue Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern long

I decided to make myself some fun hats to wear with or without my newly acquired wigs since I have been losing my hair.  I came up with this idea for a blue curly pigtail hat to wear for World Arthritis Day or just for fun.  I will be making some in different hair colors for some small children as requested by their parents.  I’ve had several adults ask me to make this for them as well. :) Since I really do hate the sewing together part of hats, I designed it so each pigtail is in one piece versus each curl being a separate piece to sew on.  I think it’s a great project for beginners.  It looks a lot more complicated than it actually is to make. Happy crafting!

Arthritis Awareness Blue Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (15)

Project requires:
Arthritis Awareness Blue Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color or whatever color you desire)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Lighter Purple  Contrast Yarn for bow
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)
hdc – half double crochet (US) 

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (4)

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peas Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern, which you can find  here as a foundation for the projectWant it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color purple yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own curly pigtail hat!

Bow (Make 2):  using purple contrast yarn
Row 1: Ch 14, work 1 dc in the 3rd ch from hook (first 2 ch does not count as st throughout pattern) and place 1 dc in each of the following 11 ch.  Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 2: Make 1 dc in 1st st and place 1 dc in each of the following 11 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 3: Make 1 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in each of the following st across. Ch 1 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 4: Work a round of 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in each corner to give a more rounded appearance, completely around the perimeter of your bow piece. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st once you have worked it all the way around.
Make sure you leave a long enough tail to secure your bow in place on the beanie hat during finishing off steps.

This size bow will work great on toddler through adult sized hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following:
 Row 1: Ch 10, work 1 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook (first 2 ch does not count as st throughout pattern) and place 1 hdc in each of the following 7 ch.  Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 2: Make 1 hdc in 1st st and place 1 hdc in each of the following 7 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (8 hdc)
Row 3: Make 1 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in each of the following st across. Ch 1 and turn. (8 hdc)

Row 4: Work a round of 1 sc in each st, 3 sc in each corner to give a more rounded appearance, completely around the perimeter of your bow piece. Sl st in to the top of the 1st st once you have worked it all the way around. 

Curly Pigtails (Make 2): using main color blue yarn

First Curl

Starting off to make a ch of 37. In 3rd ch from hook, place 3 dc and place 3 dc in each of the following 23 ch. In next ch place 2 hdc. Sl st back in to the next ch in the  foundation chain.

Second Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving the rest of the ch unworked for now ch 27. Place 3 dc in the 3rd ch from hook, then make 3 dc in each of the following 23 ch and make 2 hdc in last ch before making a sl st back in to foundation chain in the next ch from start of curl.

Third Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving rest of the foundation ch unworked for now, ch 22.  Starting in 3rd ch from hook, place 3 dc in 3rd chain and in each of the following 18 ch.  In last ch before foundation chain, make 2 hdc before sl st back in to foundation chain in ch after the starting one from start of curl.

Fourth Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving the rest of the foundation ch unworked for now, ch 22.  Starting in 3rd ch from hook, place 3 dc in 3rd chain and in each of the following 18 ch.  In last ch before foundation chain, make 2 hdc before sl st back in to foundation chain in ch after the starting one from start of curl.

Fifth Curl

For the fifth curl, sl st in next ch now, leaving rest of ch unworked for now, ch 17.  Make 3 dc in 3rd ch from your hook, 3 dc in following 13 ch and 2 hdc in last ch before you sl st back in to foundation chain in ch next on chain.

Sixth Curl

For the sixth curl, sl st in next ch before leaving rest of ch unworked for now and ch 17.  Make 3 dc in 3rd ch from your hook, 3 dc in following 13 ch and 2 hdc in last ch before you sl st back in to foundation chain in ch next on chain.

Leave a long enough tail on your pigtail in order to be able to securely sew it in to place on your beanie hat during assembly before you cut the yarn, pull it through and place it to side until needed.

Repeat process for your second pigtail.

This size pigtail will work great on youth through adult sized hats.  For toddler sized hats, do the following:

First Curl

Starting off to make a ch of 23. In 3rd ch from hook, place 3 hdc and place 3 hdc in each of the following 15 ch. In next ch place 2 hdc. Sl st back in to the next ch in the  foundation chain.

Second Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving the rest of the ch unworked for now ch 16. Place 3 hdc in the 3rd ch from hook, then make 3 hdc in each of the following 12 ch and make 2 hdc in last ch before making a sl st back in to foundation chain in the next ch from start of curl.

Third Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving rest of the foundation ch unworked for now, ch 16.  Starting in 3rd ch from hook, place 3 hdc in 3rd chain and in each of the following 12 ch.  In last ch before foundation chain, make 2 hdc before sl st back in to foundation chain in ch after the starting one from start of curl.

Fourth Curl

Sl st in next ch now, leaving the rest of the foundation ch unworked for now, ch 13.  Starting in 3rd ch from hook, place 3 hdc in 3rd chain and in each of the following 9 ch.  In last ch before foundation chain, make 2 hdc before sl st back in to foundation chain in ch after the starting one from start of curl.

Fifth Curl

For the fifth curl, sl st in next ch now, leaving rest of ch unworked for now, ch 13.  Make 3 hdc in 3rd ch from your hook, 3 hdc in following 9 ch and 2 hdc in last ch before you sl st back in to foundation chain in ch next on chain.

Sixth Curl (Optional – if you are doing newborn to 3 month size, you may want to eliminate either the sixth or second curl to make the pigtails less overwhelming in relation to hat)

For the sixth curl, sl st in next ch before leaving the last ch unworked for now and ch 10.  Make 3 hdc in 3rd ch from your hook, 3 hdc in following 6 ch and 2 hdc in last ch before you sl st back in to foundation chain in ch next on chain.

Leave a long enough tail on your pigtail in order to be able to securely sew it in to place on your beanie hat during assembly before you cut the yarn, pull it through and place it to side until needed.

Repeat process for your second pigtail.

 

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (3) Finishing off:

Take the tail left on one of your curly pigtails and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it on to the top side of your beanie hat. You can see where I placed my own. If you want your pigtails to hang longer than hat, place lower on hat, if you like it equal or shorter to length of hat, place further towards the top.  Once secure, pull your yarn to the inside of the beanie and fasten off.  Repeat process for the second pigtail.

Next take the tail left on one your purple (or desired color) hair bows and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it to the top of one attached curly pigtails on hat. Again you can reference my pictures on where I placed my own.  I like to fold the center of my bows in half and place a few back / forth stitches to help them retain that shape before sewing it on to my location.  I like how the bows look when narrowed in the center but that is totally optional and up to your own preferences. I like to do this step on top of the pigtails that are already attached to beanie as a double step to secure the pigtails to the hat with the bow. :)

Once you have it sewn in to place, pull your yarn to the inside of hat before fastening off.  Now repeat process for second bow.

Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed throughout assembly process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.
All done!  Now you have one completed curly pigtail hat!  I love mine. I even wore it to go to the emergency room on Paint the World Blue for Arthritis Day. Boy did it get a lot of attention and kept the smiles going around. :)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7) at hospital

Here are some pictures to show how the completed curly pigtail hat looks like worn from different angles once you are all done:

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (7)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (14)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (9)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (11)

Arthritis Awareness Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern (10)

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Arthritis Awareness Blue Curly Pigtail Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

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Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

I saw a stuffed toy awhile back that had the cutest sleeping bunny face.  I wish I could remember where I saw it. It was so adorable. Unfortunately I screwed up on the eyelashes and it didn’t turn out as clean looking as I wanted. I may switch to embroidery thread if I make another but here is the pattern to my design.  I don’t have a toddler sized head model so I apologize for not having the usual 3D pictures of how it looks worn from different angles.  I actually made this one for my niece to wear on Easter and just got around to typing it up.

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Free

Project requires:
White Yarn for Beanie Hat main color (or desired color) and ear back / outer ear trim- (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Black yarn for closed eye / eyelashes
Pink contrast yarn for inner ears and bow
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US) 
hdc – half double crochet (US) 
hdctog – half double crochet two st together (US) 

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peasy Toddler Sized (Age 1 – 3 Years Old) Double Crochet Beanie Pattern which you can find here as a foundation for the project. Want it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color white yarn
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice. The hat in these pictures are of the Toddler size of my Easy Peasy double crochet beanie pattern set.
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your Chibi Sleeping Bunny hat. :)

Eye Lines (Make 2): using black yarn
Make a chain of 10.
Repeat for second eye line. Place to the side until needed for assembly.

*This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a chain of  7 instead of a chain of 10 as step calls for. 

Eyelashes (Make 8): using black yarn
Make a chain of 4.
Leave a short tail long enough to secure the eyelash in place during assembly before cutting yarn and pulling through.  Place eyelash to the side until needed in assembly.
Repeat process for the rest of the eyelashes required.
*Note: You may want to opt to skip the crocheted eyelashes and try out some embroidery thread if yours aren’t coming out right. I’m not happy with how mine came out exactly so I will be trying the embroidery thread on next one requiring eyelashes.*

*This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make eyelashes of 2 ch each instead of the of ch 4 step calls for.

Ear Front (Make 2): using pink contrast color yarn
Row 1: Ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and place 1 dc in each of the following 2 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (3 dc)
Row 2-3: Place 1 dc in first st and each st across. Ch 2 and turn. (3 dc)
Row 4: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next 2 st across. Ch 2 and turn. ( 4 dc)
Row 5: Place 2 dc in 1st st and 1 dc in next 3 st across. Ch 2 and turn.  (5 dc)
Row 6-7: Place 1 dc in 1st st and each of the next 4 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (5 dc)
Row 8:  Make 1 dc in 2nd st skipping 1st st in round, 1 dc in next st and dctog last two st in row. Ch 1 and turn. ( 3 dc)
Row 9:  Place 1 sc in 2nd st, skipping first st and sl st into next st.  (1 sc and 1 sl st)
Fasten off and put down ear front until ready to attach to ear back.
Repeat process for second ear.

*This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, skip rounds 5, 10, 11 and 12.

Ear Back (Make 2): using pink contrast color yarn
Repeat Rows 1-9 from Ear Front step above but do leave a long enough tail of yarn at the beginning of your project to be able to sew your ears once assembled on to the beanie hat and do not fasten off at the end of Row 9 like with the ear fronts.
Row 10:  Place one finished Ear Front in front of the Ear Back you are working on. Working through both pieces at once, ch 1 before placing 3 sc in both of the sc from previous round, continue working a round of 1 sc in each st around the perimeter with 3 sc in each corner when working around until you reach 1st st in round. Sl st in to the top of 1st st. The 3 sc in top of ear curve and bottom corners will give the ear a more rounded appearance.
Fasten off.  You should still have the tail from beginning of ear back that you will use during finishing steps. Place assembled ear to the side until needed.
Repeat process for second ear.

Bow Main Piece: using pink yarn
Row 1: Ch  6 before placing  1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and place 1 hdc  in each of the following  3 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st leaving 1st st unworked and 1 hdc in each  of the next 2 st across. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 3: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st leaving 1st st unworked and 1 hdc in the next st. Ch 1 and turn. (2 hdc)
Row 4: Place 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc  in next st. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 5:  Place 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc  in next st. Ch 2 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 6: Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc  in next st. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 7: Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc in next 2 st. Ch 1 and turn. (4 hdc)
Row 8: Working around the perimeter from where you left off in Row 7, work 1 sc in each st around, placing 3 sc in to corners to give a more rounded look before sl st back in to the top of the 1st st in round.
Fasten off. You don’t need to leave a tail on this feature as you will be using tail from bow center to secure this piece on to the beanie hat during assembly. Put to side for now.

*This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following instead:
Row 1: Ch 5 before placing  1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and place 1 hdc  in each of the following  2 ch. Ch 2 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 2: Place 1 hdc in 2nd st leaving 1st st unworked and 1 hdc in each of the next 2 st across. Ch 1 and turn. (2 hdc)
Row 3: Place 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc  in next st. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 4:  Place 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc  in next st. Ch 2 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 5: Place 2 hdc in 1st st and 1 hdc  in next st. Ch 1 and turn. (3 hdc)
Row 6: Working around the perimeter from where you left off in Row 7, work 1 sc in each st around, placing 3 sc in to corners t

Bow Circle Center: using pink yarn
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in to the circle. Pull circle closed tightly. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (8 hdc)
Make sure you leave an extra long tail on your bow circle as you will be using it to secure bow circle on center of bow main piece and then securing assembled bow on to the beanie during finishing steps before you cut the yarn and pull through. Put to side until needed in assembly.

*This feature works well on toddler to adult male sized beanie hats.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a circle of  8 sc instead of 8 hdc as step calls for above.

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup of features

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use the tail on one eye chain and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eyeline in place.  Once your it is secured, pull yarn to inside of hat before finishing off. You can reference the picture above to see how I placed my own.
Next you want to use the tail from one eyelash and your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the eyelash in to the proper place you desire or the closed sleeping eye affect. You can reference my pictures as to where I placed them on my own bunny hat.  Once sewn on, pull yarn to inside of hat and finish off.  Repeat this process for the rest of the bunny’s eyelashes.
Using the tail left behind on one of the bunny ears, use your Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to secure the ear to the top area of the beanie in desired location with the contrast on hat. You can see my pictures for where I placed my own. You want to place them side by side like in my pictures if you want them to stay upright with the bow. I even stitched up a few st up the middle of the ears, anchoring them together to help them stay upright.  If you prefer a floppy ear look move slightly forward and apart on hat. They will flop forward on their own.  Once you have it in place, pull your yarn in to the inside of the beanie before finishing off extra length.  Repeat this process for the second ear.
Using tail from your bow center and yarn needle, sew your center in the middle of your main bow piece. Once securely in place, use rest of tail to anchor bow at base of your two ears as I did in my picture.
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed in process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.

Here are some of the pictures I took to show how this chibi sleeping bunny character hat looks like once completed:

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern laying flat view

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Closeup on Bow and Ears

Chibi Sleeping Bunny with Bow Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

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Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern by cRAfterChick.com

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Free Crochet Pattern

This hat was designed for one of amazing Juvenile Arthritis kid heroes of mine named Parker. Parker just loves the color Purple so I had to make him up his own special purple hat to wear during the Arthritis Foundation walk we had last month.  I even gave him some arthritis awareness blue colored horns on top of his head to go with the day’s activities. :)

Parkers Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front View when Worn

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Notes

Parkers Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Purple Yarn for Beanie Hat (main color)-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Blue for contrast trim, eye color and horns
White Yarn for eye white and tooth
Black Yarn for eye pupils and smile
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Small amount of fiberfill stuffing for monster horns

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US) 
hdc – half double crochet (US) 

Pattern Instructions:
*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe
The hat in this picture is made with my free Easy Peas Pre-Teen / Teen / Women Double Crochet Beanie Pattern, which you can find  here as a foundation for the projectWant it in another size? No worries. Head over to Easy Peasy All Family Sizes Free Double Crochet Beanie Patterns to select the size of the free pattern you want for your project.

Hat Base: in main color purple (or your own desired color)
Use Easy Peasy Crochet Beanie Size of your choice
Once you have completed your beanie for the base you are ready to start on making your own cool purple monster hat. :)

Tooth: using white yarn
Round 1:  Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and place 1 sc next st. Ch 1 and turn. (2 sc)
Round 2: Place 1 sc in 1st st and 1 sc in next. Ch 1 and turn. ( 2 sc)
Round 3: Place 1 sc in 2nd st leaving 1st st unworked. Sl st back in to same st. Continuing counter clockwise around the tooth, work 1 sl st in each st around to give it a more defined edge, sl st back in to 1st st in round when you reach it.
Leave a long enough tail to be able to sew your tooth in place on your beanie hat during assembly. Cut yarn, pull tail through and place to side until needed during assembly.

*This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following instead of above steps:
Round 1:  Ch 3 before placing 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and place 1 sc next st. Ch 2 and turn. (2 sc)
Round 2: Place 1 sc in 2nd st leaving 1st st unworked. Sl st back in to same st. Continuing counter clockwise around the tooth, work 1 sl st in each st around to give it a more defined edge, sl st back in to 1st st in round when you reach it.

Main smile: using black yarn
Make a ch of 20 to 22 depending on how loose of a chain you create.  Make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to secure your smile in place on the beanie hat during finishing off steps before cutting yarn. Put to side until needed in later steps.

*This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a ch of  12 to 16 instead.

Smile sides (Make 2): using black yarn
Make  a ch of 4 to 5.  Make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to secure the sides of your monster’s smile in place on the beanie hat during finishing off steps before cutting yarn. Put to side until needed in later steps. Repeat for second side of smile.

*This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, make a ch of  2 to 3 instead of 5.

Eye: using black, blue and white yarn
Round 1:  You will start with black yarn to make the pupil of the eye. In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 dc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (8 dc) Fasten off black.
Round 2: Attach blue yarn where you left off in previous round with a sl st.  Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each st around working in back loops only to give a more clean looking transition. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (16 sc )
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *make 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (24 sc ) Fasten off blue.
Round 4: Attach white yarn where you left off in previous round with a sl st.  Ch 1 before making 2 in 1st st, *make 1 in next 2 st, 2 sc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round working in back loops only. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (32 sc)
Round 5: Ch 1 before making   2 sc in 1st st, *make 1 in next 3 st, 2 sc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round.  Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (40 sc)
Make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to secure your monster’s eye in place on the beanie hat during finishing off steps before cutting yarn. Put to side until needed.

*This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following steps instead of those above:
Round 1:  You will start with black yarn to make the pupil of the eye. In magic circle, ch 2 before placing 8 hdc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (8 hdc) Fasten off black.
Round 2: (back loops only)  Attach blue yarn where you left off in previous round with a sl st.  Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st and 2 hdc in each st around working in back loops only to give a more clean looking transition. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (16 hdc ) Fasten off blue.
Round 3: (back loops only)  Attach white yarn where you left off in previous round with a sl st.  Ch 2 before placing 2 hdc in 1st st, *make 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round in back loops only. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (24 hdc )

Monster Horns (Make 3): using arthritis blue yarn (or your desired color)
Round 1: In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc )
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *make 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (18 sc )
Round 4-6: Ch 1 and place 1 sc in each st around. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (18 sc)
Make sure you leave a long enough tail to be able to secure the monster horn bottom (optional if choose to do) and sew the assembled horn in place on the top of the monster hat.

*This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for.  For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following instead of horn instructions above:
Round 1:  You will start with black yarn to make the pupil of the eye. In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc )
Round 3-5: Ch 1 before placing 1 sc in each st around. Sl st in to top of 1st st in round. (12 sc)

*Monster Horn Bottom (Make 3): using blue yarn (or desired color)*
*This is an optional step but one I highly recommend. Why? It prevents the stuffing from oozing out and itching foreheads when hats are worn as the stitches stretch out.  I like to do this on the back of stuffed features so that doesn’t happen and they keep their desired shape. *
Round 1:  In a magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc )
Round 3: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st, *make 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in following st *  repeating * until back at start of round. Sl st in top of 1st st in round. (18 sc) fasten off.

*This feature will work well on toddler to adult male sized hats as pattern calls for. For newborn to 12 month sized hats, do the following:
Round 1:  You will start with black yarn to make the pupil of the eye. In magic circle, ch 1 before placing 6 sc in circle. Pull circle closed and sl st in top of 1st st in round. (6 sc)
Round 2: Ch 1 before placing 2 sc in 1st st and 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in top of the 1st st in round. (12 sc ) Fasten off.

Finishing off:
Starting from the bottom up, use tail left on your monster’s eye and Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew it in place securely on beanie hat.  Once secure, pull yarn inside hat before fastening off.
For the lopsided smile, use your tail and yarn needle to sew the smile chain in desired position near the bottom of the beanie hat.  Once you have it in place, pull yarn to inside of your hat and fasten off.
Now that your smile is in place, take the tail from one smile side and use your needle to sew on one side of the smile. Once secure pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.  Repeat for second smile side.
Using the tail left on your white tooth and needle, sew it in desired location on smile you created on previous step.  You can reference the pictures with the pattern to see how I placed my own.  Once in place, pull yarn to inside of hat and fasten off.
*optional step for those who made horn bottoms in previous steps* Taking the tail left on one horn and and horn bottom, line the stitches up with horn bottom covering opening on horn.  Now stitch through both pieces for each stitch around. You will want to stop about 2/3 of the way to stuff your horn to desired fill.  I have a bad habit of over stuffing my features and it makes them bubble on the bottom so I try to do a little less than what I think looks good to compensate for the curve of the fitted hat when worn.  Once you have stitched all around perimeter, securing the bottom in place, keep the leftover tail to use in following step.  Repeat this process for the other 2 horns for your hat.
Taking the yarn tail left on one of your monster’s horns and your yarn needle, sew the horn securely on place on top of the beanie hat.  I started with the middle one and centered it on top of the hat before placing the other two on each side equal distance apart from middle horn but feel free to play around with it.   Once it is attached, pull your yarn to the inside and fasten off.  Now repeat the process for the other horns.
Now check over your crochet project for any tails or ends that you may have missed throughout assembly process to weave in and finish off. Do so if you find any.

Here are some pictures to show how Parker’s Purple Monster hat looks like worn from different angles once fully completed:

Parkers Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Front Left View

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Left Profile View - free crochet monster hat

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Back View

Parker’s One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Rear View

Parker's One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Profile

Parker's One Eyed Purple Monster Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Right Front View

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Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Free Crochet Pattern

Are you a beginner to crochet or perhaps just want an easy to remember small project that you can do in a small amount of time? This is a pretty quick and useful project to work on when you don’t want to think too hard or have only a little bit of a time to do a project.  I make up little gift packages of washcloths, hand towels and face cleaning pads to give to loved ones as gifts in a gift basket.  Once I first used a crocheted washcloth on my face no other washcloth would do.  They feel a little decadent and are so soft.  I do recommend washing them pre use or wash them with baby shampoo.  That makes even the roughest yarn soft, pliable and not scratchy any more.

This page includes pattern instructions for both washcloths shown in picture for page.  One is large to extra large sized solid color washcloth while the other is a small to medium sized washcloth with a contrast colored trim.  You can choose to add or subtract the trim on either.  You may even wish to make your washcloth body striped.  For large stripes, switch colors every 2 rounds of washcloth base, for skinnier lines switch color every round of washcloth base.

Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern Notes

Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern Front view

Project requires:
Main color yarn desired for washcloth
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrasting color yarn for trim (optional)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)

Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Pattern Instructions:

Solid color large to extra large sized washcloth / cleaning cloth:
Round 1: Ch 27. Dc in third ch from hook (Three ch counts as first dc) and each of the following 23 ch. Ch 3 and turn.  (25 dc)
Round 2-13: Dc in first st and in each of the following 23 st across until end. Ch 3 and turn. (25 dc)
Round 14 : Dc in first st and in each of the following 23 st across until end. Ch 1 and turn. (25 dc)
Round 15: Make 1 sc in each st across to corner, make 3 sc in corner, working counter clockwise around piece, place 2 sc in side of each round’s dc down to bottom, 3 sc in corner. Continue this until pattern until you are back at beginning. Sl st to first sc in round.
Cut yarn before pulling through to fasten off any yarn tail ends.

 

Small to medium sized washcloth / cleaning cloth with contrast trim:
Round 1: Ch 22. Dc in third ch from hook (This counts as first dc on each round) and each of the following 18 ch until end of foundation chain. Ch 3 and turn. (20 dc)
Round 2-9: Dc in first st and in each of the following 18 st across. Ch 3 and turn. (20 dc)
Round 10: Dc in first st and in each of the following 18 st across. Ch 1 and turn. (20 dc)
Fasten off your main color yarn for the washcloth and attach your contrast color yarn to piece where you left off with a sl st.
Round 11: Ch 1 before Sc in first st and make 1 sc in each st across until corner, place 3 sc in corner before continuing to work counter clockwise around your piece. On sides of rounds place 2 sc in each of the dc down the sides of the washcloth, placing 3 sc in each corner until you end up back at beginning of this round. Sl st to the top of the first sc in round.
Cut yarn, pull through and finish off with large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle.

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Reversible Coasters Crochet Pattern

Reversible Coasters Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Reversible Coasters Free Crochet Pattern

Are you a beginner to crochet or perhaps just want an easy to remember small project that you can do in a small amount of time?  If you are going to someone’s house for a party or dinner, think about coasters as part of a hostess gift you give.   I like the reversible aspect of this pattern and it’s ease for even first time beginners.  Using both yarn colors to stitch them together gives a nice tie in to each side being put together.

Give it a try.  You may find making coasters addictive like me. 😉

Reversible Coasters Crochet Pattern Notes

Reversible Coaster Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
First color yarn for Coaster color A
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrasting color yarn for Coaster color B
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US)

Reversible Coaster Crochet Pattern Side View

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Here is closeup of a coaster to get a better look before starting. Here we go.

Coaster color A yarn:
Round 1: In Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 10 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 9 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1. *2 sc in next st. Sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (30 sc)
Cut yarn, pull through leaving a nice long tail to sew around to attach coasters.

Coaster Color B:
Pull out your Coaster color B and follow instructions for Coaster Color A above.

Finishing off coaster:
Now you should have two coaster pieces in contrasting colors with extra long tails for sewing together.  Normally I’m about hiding colors that contrast in stitching but this is actually something we want to see in this project.  It gives the coasters a nice polish and ties in the colors from both sides together.

Take both coasters and place them back to back to each other with the good side of your stitching facing out on either side.  Using the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle take the first tail and work it down to the border or Round 2 and 3.  You want to have the contrasting color to the color of the tail you are sewing facing you since this will show you that you have the visible stitching even throughout.  I just did a basic in and out stitch weaving it through until I completed all the way around to where I started the stitching.  Finish off.

Then you are going to turn the coaster so the opposite color to the remaining yarn tail is facing you. Using the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle as before, work this tail down to the border between Round 1 and 2.  Now work the stitches completely around this circle, in and out, until you have reached the beginning of the circle again.  Pull through yarn and finish off.

All done. Now you just need a few more to make a complete set. Since this project is actually making use of the contrasting colors with the stitching to make it reversible please feel free to play around with the colors.

I tend to pick colors for my coaster projects that:
1. Match host / hostess furnishing color scheme if I know it
2. Match season or upcoming holiday colors
3.  Our colors of their favorite team or school
4. Colored to fit the occasion or event. For example, I once made coasters with baby pink on one side and baby blue on the other as a gift for a friend that didn’t want to know sex of her baby until they were born at her baby shower.

Again you don’t have to use my suggestions. There are so many color combinations and you should feel free to play around to make all the fun coasters you want.

Reversible Coaster Crochet Pattern Down shot

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Coasters with Colored Trim Crochet Pattern

Coasters with Colored Trim Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Coasters with Colored Trim Free Crochet Pattern

Are you a beginner to crochet or perhaps just want an easy to remember small project that you can do in a small amount of time?  If you are going to someone’s house for a party or dinner, think about coasters as part of a hostess gift you give. You can use colors to match their home if you know them, colors of their favorite sports team or school schools or even colors associated with the closest holiday.

Coasters with Colored Trim Crochet Pattern Notes

Coaster with Contrast Trim Crochet Pattern

Project requires:
Main color yarn for main coaster part-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast color yarn for the different colored trim to coaster
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern (US crochet stitches):
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet (US) 

Coaster with Contrast Trim Crochet Pattern Alternate View

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Here is closeup of a coaster to get a better look before starting. Here we go.

Main Coaster color base:
Round 1: In Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 10 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 9 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (20 dc)

Contrast color / trim:
Round 3: Attach the contrast color yarn for the trim with a sl st at where you left off in previous round on coaster.  Ch 1. *2 sc in next st. sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (30 sc) Fasten off the main color yarn.
Cut yarn, pull through and finish off.

All done.  An easy coaster that is quick to work up as a last minute gift.

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