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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Textured Crochet Hat









 Oh guys, I don't even know where to begin... this textured hat is just so awesome, I am not even embarrassed to toot my own horn because I am really in love with this design. No joke, I have already made 10 of them, this is my go-to Christmas gift this year!

The good news is that the pattern is now available on ravelry, lovecrochet, etsy and craftsy, too!

Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Foundation Single Crochet (fsc)


Foundation single crochet has become one of my favorite ways to start my projects! Why? Well, for many reasons, for example:

- when working on a hat or a garment from the bottom up, the foundation single crochet gives you the much needed stretch.
- it's easier! Yes, I'm not kidding! Once you get the hang go it you will be amazed at how simple it really is. One of my favorite things about it is that you don't have to wrestle with the tight starting chain when using this method.
- it doesn't twist like the regular chain + single crochet would (pictured below):

So, let's do it!
Start with a slip knot on your hook:


Chain 2:


Insert your hook in the second stitch from the hook (the first chain you made). Yarn over and pull up a loop:


Yarn over and pull up through one loop. This creates what we call the "chain".


Yarn over and pull up through both loops.  Your first fsc is done!


Now, to create more stitches, you insert your hook in "the chain" (where the pin is in the picture below). Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through both loops. 
Repeat until you have the desired number of single crochets.



Cheers!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Top Knot Hat - Free Crochet Pattern




Top Knot Hat 
(US Crochet terms)

Abbreviations:
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Rnd(s) = Round(s)

Skill Level: Easy

Supplies:
- Worsted Weight Yarn
- Crochet hook size US H-8/5.0mm
- Stitch Markers
- Yarn Needle
- Scissors

Gauge: 8 dc and 5 rows = 2" (10 cm) square

Size:
0-3 months (13-15" head circumference)

Notes:
Hat is worked in a continuous round, do NOT join.
Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.

Start with a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a dc), 6 dc in ring. (6 dc)
Rnds 2-5: 1 dc in each st around. (6 dc)
Rnd 6: 2 dc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next, 2 dc in next 3 sts. (11 dc)
Rnd 7: 1 dc in each st around. (11 dc)
Rnds 8-10: repeat round 7. (11 dc)
Rnd 11: 2 dc in each st around, (22 dc)
Rnd 12: (2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next) 11 times. (33 dc)
Rnd 13: (2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts) 11 times. (44 dc)
Rnds 14-20: 1 dc in each st around. Join with a slip stitch.
Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in loose tail.

Finishing:
Make a simple knot with your fingers with the skinny tip you made (rounds 1-10), wrap the tip around your fingers and pull it through to create the knot.



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