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This sale begins today 09/12/2014 and runs through 09/14/02014 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

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HAPPY WEDNESDAY FLASH SALE Sprinkled with Pixie Dust!

In preparation for the upcoming Fall holiday – I’ve put my darling Pixie Dust beanie pattern on sale for 50% off the regular list price of $3.99 in my Ravelry Shop – that brings the pattern to just $1.99!!!!

This flash sale begins today, 8/20 and ends on 8/24! With a sprinkle of pixie dust, fly right on over and get your pattern today – click here! And while you’re here reading this post, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog! <3

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Huntress Cowl Cross-Body Vest Crochet Pattern

This very fashionably functional cross-body cowl vest is really fun to make. The pattern is chalk-full of photo-tutorials and detailed garment construction. Using the suggested yarn and hooks, you TOO, can make this lovely garment!

 

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Sale ends 08/17/2014.

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Free Pattern ~ Easy Crochet Headband/Earwarmer/Neckwarmer

One pattern, three different looks! Make it a rainbow, character-themed, striped, or solid. All of your instructions are right here to create your uniquely “yours” headband, earwarmer and/or neckwarmer. By using the hair elastic, you can enjoy this project in warm and cool weather! How festive for the holidays or to sport at your favorite theme-park without worrying about a hat flying off while riding your favorite ride! This is a guided pattern, so can be made in all sizes. Make it totally yours – repeat or delete rows to make wider or narrower; add motifs or not. Use a lighter weight yarn or a cotton blend to make it cooler for the warmer weather, use a wool blend worsted weight for those colder months. Go up or down a hook size, depending upon your needs.

The pattern is so versatile and easy – great stash buster too!

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MATERIALS

  • Worsted weight yarn (models made with Hobby Lobby I love this yarn neon/metallic, and Caron Simply Soft Party)
  • H hook (US 8, 5.00mm)
  • Tapestry/yarn needle
  • Hair elastic
  • Finished width – Headband, Bow, Snowflake, Peppermint approximately 3-1/2”

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch=chain
  • Dc=double crochet
  • Hdc=half double crochet
  • MR=magic ring
  • Sc=single crochet
  • Sk=skip
  • Sl st=slip stitch
  • St(s)=stitch(es)
  • Xhdc=crossed half double crochet

HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN

  • When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to go into the next st.
  • When you see directions in **, that instruction needs to be worked as a set.
  • The number in () at the end of a round is the number of sts for that round.
  • Unless otherwise instructed, join rounds with a sl st to first st.

NOTES

  • This is a guided pattern using average head circumference – Adult: 22-23”, Child: 20-21”, Toddler: 17-19”, Baby: 12-16”.
  • Chainless sc foundation row should be 2” less than the head circumference measurement you are making.
  • When working the pattern, take care NOT to twist your work when attaching to the elastic.
  • When working R3 and repeats of R3, work your sts into the top loops of the previous row’s sl sts.
  • Rainbow stripe pattern – ROYGBV – start with red and work R1/R2, change colors with the ch1 of R2, then repeat the sequence with orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, changing colors with ch1 of R3.
  • Two stripe pattern – R1/R2 with first color, then change color with ch1 of R2; then repeat the sequence, changing colors with ch1 of R3 repeats.
  • Solid pattern – work the entire pattern without changing colors.

SPECIAL STITCHES

PATTERN

Headband:

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  • R1: Sl st to elastic, ch2, work a chainless sc foundation row to 2” less than the head circumference of your recipient, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R2: Sl st each st across, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R3: *hdc 1, sk st, Xhdc* repeat ** across, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R4: repeat R2.
  • R5: repeat R3.
  • R6: repeat R2.
  • R7: repeat R3.
  • R8: repeat R2.
  • R9: repeat R3.
  • R10: repeat R2.
  • R11: work 1 sc each st across, sl st to elastic, ch1, turn.
  • R12: sl st each st across, sl st to elastic. Finish off, weave in ends.

EMBELLISHMENTS

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Bow:

  • R1: ch13, hdc 2nd ch from hook, work 1 hdc each remaining st, ch1, turn. (12)
  • R2: Work 1 hdc each st across, ch1, turn. (12)
  • R3-4: repeat R2. Finish off, weave in tails. (12)
  • To make center wrap, use an 18” piece of yarn, thread your yarn needle; fold the bow in half meeting short ends to find the middle. Weave your needle and yarn across the fold. Remove needle, leaving a long tail. Now take your bow and pinch the center where your yarn wrap is, use the long tail and tightly pull the center, tie a tight knot with short tail and long tail. Leaving the short tail free, wrap the center of your bow tightly with your long tail to your liking, then with your hook, grab the leftover long tail (about 4”) and pull under the wrap to the opposite side from your short 4” tail. Bring both tails to top of wrap and tie a secure knot. Tie or sew to your headband. Tip: I tie my motifs to the headband inside with a little bow, so I can change them out at will.

Snowflake:

  • R1: Start with a MR, work 6 sc into the ring, tighten ring, join. (6)
  • R2: *sc 1, ch1*, repeat ** five more times, join. (12)
  • R3: *ch4, sk 1, sc 1*, repeat** five more times, join. (6 loops)
  • R4: *sc 1, ch4, sc 1, ch1*, repeat** five more times, join. (6 loops)
  • R5: Working into the loops of R4, work *2 sc, ch5, 2 sc* into loop, ch1, repeat 5 more times. Finish off leaving a long tail for tying/sewing to your headband.

Peppermint:

  • R1: Start with a MR, work 6 sc into the ring, tighten ring, join. (6)
  • R2: Alternating red/white yarn with last pull through of the previous 2 dc, work 2 dc into each st around, join. (12)
  • R3: Colorwork: 2 red dc, 2 white dc each st around, join pulling both colors up to the join loop. (24).
  • R4: Working with both strands twisted tightly together, sl st loosely each st around, join. Finish off with an invisible finish, leaving long tails.

Pom-Poms

  • Make two pom-poms with long tails for tying/sewing to headband.  Great “Perfect Pom-Pom tutorial” by Make It Handmade: Click here – super easy just using your hand and wrapping yarn!

©The Hooked Haberdasher, All Rights Reserved

Tutorials courtesy of: New Stitch A Day, Make it Handmade, and Little Birdie Secrets

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I sure hope you enjoy this pattern, as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you!

<3 ~ Wendy

Easy Headband/Earwarmer/Neckband PDF download

 

Free Pattern – Stitch’n Style Handbag

Goodness knows how the time has flown by! Our July Crochet-A-Long (CAL) and Facebook event, hosted by Pattern Paradise, Charmed By Ewe and myself, has come to a close. The entries were entered into the drawing for the prizes, the winners have been picked and notified. Thank you to all who participated!!! Now don’t forget to subscribe to this blog, so you don’t miss out on the next one <3

With that being said, the full pattern has now been released and it is FREE!

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Stitch'n Style Free Pattern

 

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Pirate Pocket Ornament Free Pattern!

Avast ye Mateys! Arrrrrr ye at the ready fer ye Holiday Festivities? Well with a Yo-ho, Yo-ho it’s a Pirate Pocket Ornament pattern from me to ye.

This one is inspired by my awesome husband and his <3 for fun pirate folklore.

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This Pirate Pocket Ornament crochet pattern is the second in the series of my 2014 holiday ornament patterns, with more to come! If you’ve had a chance to make your project from the first in the series, the Santa Pocket Ornament, then some of the techniques used in this pattern will be familiar to you.

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All right ye landlubbers, grab ye strings and hook and let’s get to hooking up this cute Pirate Pocket Ornament!

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PIRATE POCKET ORNAMENT

MATERIALS

  • Worsted weight yarn – flesh tone, white, red, black (Model made with Lily Sugar’n Cream)
  • Hook G (6/4.25mm)
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Optional – blush or chalk and a Q-tip

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Ch=chain
  • FLO=front loop only
  • Hdc=half double crochet
  • MR=magic ring
  • Rep=repeat
  • Sc=single crochet
  • Sl st=slip stitch
  • Sk=skip
  • St=stitch(es)
  • YO=yarn over
  • Xhdc=crossed half double crochet

HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN

  • When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to go into the next st.
  • When you see directions in **, that instruction needs to be worked as a set.
  • The number in () at the end of a round is the number of sts for that round.

NOTES

  • The face and back of head are worked in the round without joins – use a stitch marker to mark the first st of the round.
  • The hat is a half circle; to avoid having a bunch of ends to weave in, carry your yarns. Here is a tutorial on the technique http://crochet.about.com/od/skillstechniques/ss/Carrying_Yarn.htm
  • Pirate Pocket Ornament dimension is approximately 4.5”

SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES

PATTERN

Face: (flesh tone yarn)

  • R1: Start with a magic ring, ch1, hdc 6 into the ring. Tighten ring. (6)
  • R2: 2hdc each st around. (12)
  • R3: *hdc 1, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (18)
  • R4: *hdc 2, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (24)
  • R5: *hdc 3, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (30)
  • R6: *hdc 4, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. Sc 1, sl st 1. Finish off. (38)

Head back: Repeat Face instructions with black yarn.

Hat: (red and white yarn)

  • R1: With red yarn start with a magic ring, sc 7 into the ring, turn. (7)
  • R2: With white yarn, Ch2, *hdc 1, sk 1, Xhdc 1*, rep ** across, turn. (7) Note: begin carrying your yarn with this row
  • R3: Ch1, 2sc each st across, turn. (14)
  • R4: Rep R2. (14)
  • R5: Ch1, *2sc, sc 1, 2sc*. Rep ** across, turn. (21)
  • R6: rep R2. (21)
  • R7: sl st evenly all the way around with both yarns, twisting yarns together as you go. *Note: mind your tension or your hat will “cone”.
  • R8: separate yarn to two loops. With white, ch7 an working back up the chain, sl st 2nd ch from hook, sc 1, hdc 1, sc 1, sl st 2.
  • R9: With red loop, ch6, working back up the chain, sl st 2nd ch from hook, sc 1, hdc 1, sc 1. Join to last sl st of white.
  • R10: Working with both strands, insert hook into corner st of hat sl st edging. Bobble in corner st. Pull loops through to back side of hat and finish off. Weave in ends.

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Eye patch: (black yarn)

  • R1: Start with a magic ring with a long tail, hdc 7 into the ring. Pull ring half-tight. (7)
  • R2: sl st evening across straight edge, finish off leaving a long 8” tail. Pull magic ring tail through to 1st sl st.

 ASSEMBLY:

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Face accents – using black yarn place one eye. Position eye patch where you’d like it, and then tack down with one or two sts. Pull one long tail under hat “ties” to back of head and the other long tail across hat in a diagonal fashion, pull through to back of head, tie tails. With your Q-tip and blush or chalk, lightly paint on blushed cheeks – set the blush/chalk by rubbing gently over the areas with your finger (the oil from your skin will set the blush/chalk).

Beard – place face and back of head wrong sides together, pin into place. With back of head (black circle) facing.

  • R1: Join black yarn in st just below hat edge to both back of head and face. Sl st next st, place 1 loop-d-loop st in each st around, catching the face loops with every st to last st before hat edge, sl st last st, turn.
  • R2: Work 1 loop-d-loop st in FLO of each st of previous row’s loop-d-loop sts. Do not place loop-d-loop st into sl sts. Now you have a row of loop-d-loop on the back of the head and on the face. Finish off.

Hanger – with a 12” piece of red yarn, find center of face piece (behind the hat) and hat, run yarn through both face and hat over one st and pull yarn even to top of your Pirate Pocket Ornament. Tie a knot to desired length.

Optional – I used black yarn and sewed three sts of the face and back of head together on either side to close up the pocket a bit. If you’d rather not have the pocket, sew up the back of head and face completely around – add a bit of stuffing for a 3 dimensional effect.

©The Hooked Haberdasher, All Rights Reserved

Tutorials courtesy of: Pattern Paradise, About.com, Little Birdie Secrets

Fill your Pirate Pocket Ornament with edible treats, a gift card, or cash! This little project is GREAT for your workplace Secret Santa game with a gift certificate or recipe, etc. Oh, and how fun to add it to your wrapping of holiday treat plates for neighbors and friends. Not to mention, attaching to your wrapped gifts as an embellishment or hang on the tree for Christmas Eve/Morning gifts. Sew it closed while adding stuffing if you don’t need a pocket, or stuff it with your favorite fragrance pebbles, a small rice bag with a few drops of essential oils to turn it into a cute sachet! Your recipient is sure to enjoy this Pirate Pocket Ornament for years to come!

<3 ~ Wendy

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Burrrrr… It’s Frozen time!

It was seven years ago – we were all gathered together, family & friends, awaiting the arrival of our daughter’s firstborn. Beth, Linds and I were behind the closed doors of the maternity ward, sitting quietly in anticipation of the baby’s first cry, trying so hard to contain our excitement. A darling sweet nurse “spotted” us and giggled, and through a kind smile said “Ladies, you must wait with the others in the Family/Friends room – it won’t be long now”. Awww, shucks… we obliged. She was right! A half of an hour later, in walked “Daddy” wearing a white T-shirt with little footprints of our new Darling Granddaughter (it had been 25 years since a girl was born into the family)! We were all surprised that “she” was born and not “he”. Her parents are of the mindset “you can’t open your Christmas present before Christmas”, so they were just as surprised!

This year our beautiful granddaughter turned seven and celebrated with a “Frozen” themed birthday party.

1elsThis is the first birthday we were unable to attend, being in Colorado, but through the magic of the USPS priority mail, she received her “Frozen” themed gifts – a Princess Elsa lovey and a pair of slippers which match a handcrafted Princess Elsa dress her mother made for her. Here is Miss B’s gifts from her Papa & Nana!

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If you’d like to make your very own Princess Lovey, the pattern is from the wonderful creative designer, Briana Olsen of BowTykes. The pattern is the Pretty Princess Lovey. And if you’d like to make a pair of the cute slippers, it is from creative designers 2GirlsPatterns. I used the Vanessa Big Sister Tab Slipper Pattern and replaced the tab with a snowflake. Both patterns can be found on Ravelry!

HAPPY THURSDAY!

<3 ~ Wendy

 

Santa Pocket Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Well, Friends… It all started with yarn stash diving this morning and the need to START NOW on my Holiday Projects!

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So at the end of the Holiday Season, there was a sale on Bernat Puff Ball Holiday yarn that I JUST COULDN’T PASS UP! Six skeins later and unopened from its shipping bag, I needed to USE IT! While I couldn’t find a link to the exact yarn I used, Joann’s is having an awesome sale on a three-pack of pom-pom yarn for 4.00! Here’s the link Bernat Baby Pom Pom yarn. Not sure how long this sale will last, but as of this post today, it IS on sale. As an alternative to the pre-made pom-pom yarn, you certainly could make your own with little pom-poms made with a fork and string them together for this project – the pom-poms are approximately 1″ apart. Here is a YouTube videotutorial link for making Fork Pom-Poms. Another idea is to use Maria’s Loop-d-Loop tutorial and add a couple rows of sc loops in place of the pom-poms.

Fill your Santa Pocket Ornament with edible treats, a gift card, or cash! This little project is GREAT for your workplace Secret Santa game with a gift certificate for a pedicure, an iTunes GC, etc. Oh, and how fun to add it to your wrapping of holiday treat plates with recipes in the pocket for neighbors and friends. Not to mention, attaching to your wrapped gifts as an embellishment or hang on the tree for Christmas Eve/Morning gifts. Your recipient is sure to enjoy this Santa Pocket Ornament for years to come! Click here to add this pattern to your favorites and queue on Ravelry so you don’t lose it <3

Santa Pocket Ornament

MATERIALS

  • Worsted weight yarn – flesh tone, white, red, black (Model made with Lily Sugar’n Cream)
  • Bernat Puff Ball Holiday or options mentioned above – white
  • Hooks – F (5/3.75mm), G hook (6/4.25mm)
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Optional – blush or chalk and a Q-tip

ABBREVIATIONS

  • BLO=back loop only
  • Ch=chain
  • Hdc=half double crochet
  • MR=magic ring
  • Sc=single crochet
  • Sl st=slip stitch
  • St=stitch(es)

HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN

  • When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to go into the next st.
  • When you see directions in **, that instruction needs to be worked as a set.
  • The number in () at the end of a round is the number of sts for that round.

NOTES

  • The face and back of head are worked in the round without joins – use a stitch marker to mark the first st of the round.
  • The hat is a half circle.
  • Santa Pocket Ornament dimension is approximately 4.5”

PATTERN (G hook, unless otherwise noted)

Face: (flesh tone yarn)

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  • R1: Start with a magic ring, ch1, hdc 6 into the ring. Tighten ring. (6)
  • R2: 2hdc each st around. (12)
  • R3: *hdc 1, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (18)
  • R4: *hdc 2, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (24)
  • R5: *hdc 3, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. (30)
  • R6: *hdc 4, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around. Sc 1, sl st 1. Finish off. (38)

Head back: Repeat Face instructions with white yarn.

Hat: (red yarn

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  • R1: Start with a magic ring, hdc 6 into the ring, turn. (6)
  • R2: Ch1, 2hdc each st, turn. (12)
  • R3: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 1, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (18)
  • R4: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 2, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (24)
  • R5: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 3, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (30)
  • R6: Ch1, *2hdc, hdc 4, 2hdc*. Repeat ** around, turn. (36)
  • R7: Ch1, sc each st around. Finish off with long tail for sewing. (36)

Hat edging: (F hook)

  • Along straight edge, sl st evenly with Puff Ball yarn. Leave 1 Puff Ball for “dangle”. Cut yarn at end of dangle Puff Ball.

ASSEMBLY:

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  • Hat to face – Sew hat to face aligning hat just above the center of the face. Finish off and weave in tails.
  • Face accents – using black yarn place two eyes. Using face yarn, center nose a row below eyes and repeat the stitch 5-6 times until you like the results of the nose. Now with your Q-tip and blush or chalk, lightly paint on a “cherry nose” and blushed cheeks – set the blush/chalk by rubbing gently over the areas with your finger (the oil from your skin will set the blush/chalk).
  • Beard (F hook) – place face and back of head wrong sides together, pin into place. With back of head (white circle) facing, sl st BLO from next st below hat edge around with Puff Ball yarn. Finish off.
  • Hanger – with a 12” piece of red yarn, find center of face piece (behind the hat) and hat, run yarn through both face and hat over one st and pull yarn even to top of your Santa Pocket Ornament. Tie a knot to desired length.
  • Optional – I used white yarn and sewed three sts of the face and back of head together on either side to close up the pocket a bit. If you’d rather not have the pocket, sew up the back of head and face completely around – add a bit of stuffing for a 3 dimensional effect. This project would also make a darling Sachet – simply fill with your favorite fragrance pebbles (my fave is sugar cookie), a spice bag, cinnamon sticks, etc., then sew the pocket closed <3

©The Hooked Haberdasher 2014, All Rights Reserved

I sure hope you enjoyed making your Santa Pocket Ornament as much as I enjoyed sharing the pattern with you. Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog, as this ornament is the first in a series of many to come over the next month or so – you don’t want to miss out – so subscribe today!

~ Wendy

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72 Hour Flash Sale!

72 hour flash sale!

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The Miss Dolly Skirt & Kerchief crochet pattern is on sale at 40% off for the next 72 hours only!

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Model photos courtesy of Yarn Medley’s From The Heart

Hurry on over to my Ravelry Shop and use coupon code DOLLY40 at checkout to receive your 40% off discount of the Miss Dolly Skirt & Kerchief crochet pattern! Flash sale expires 7/26/14 11:59 p.m. MDT.

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Project Sweet Peas & Free Character Hat Pattern!

I belong to a wonderful group on Facebook – Elk Studio Crocheters, founded by Kathy Lashley of Elk Studio Handcrafted Crochet. There is a charity event monthly called Elk Studio-From The Heart. Anyone can join in the gift of giving by going to the linked webpage.

This month’s charity is Project Sweet Peas, organized by my dear friend, Maria Bittner of Pattern Paradise. The charity has conveyed their needs and one of the requests was for “character hats”, as the loving nurses in the NICU <3 to dress up the newborn babies in their care for Halloween. So I hunted around for free “character hat” patterns – and there are a lot out there – in fact so many, I was overwhelmed. With that being said, I put my designing mind to work and with hook to yarn, came up with “character” pom-pom hats. Oh, goodness – what fun I had making these tiny little newborn hats and decided I would share my design with you as a free pattern. I encourage you to use this pattern not only for personal use, but to also make “character hats” for newborns and donate to your local NICU, as most NICUs all over the country like to dress their babies up for the fall holiday! I learned something years ago when I was making handcrafted greeting cards – since you have all the supplies at the “ready”, why not make two or three at the same sitting – this applies now to my crochet projects, too. So while you’re making one of these hats for a newborn, why not make two or three or TEN, and gift some to your local hospital’s NICU.  Your generosity would be greatly appreciated, especially by the family of the newborns staying in the NICU! Please visit the Project Sweet Peas website to learn more about how you can help in their efforts. Click here to add this pattern to your queue and favorites on Ravelry so you don’t lose it <3

So without further ado, here is the free newborn “character” hat pattern.

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MATERIALS

Worsted weight yarn (“red character”-black, red, yellow, white; “pink character”-black, pink, white)

Size H hook (8/5.00mm)

Yarn needle

Fiberfill – optional

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch=chain

Hdc=half double crochet

Sc=single crochet

Sk=skip

Sl st=slip stitch

St=stitch(es)

HOW TO READ THIS PATTERN

  • When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to go in the next st. When you see directions in **, that instruction needs to be worked as a set. The number in () at the end of a round is the number of sts for that round.
  • Newborn size fits head circumference 12-13”
  • Using the nearly seamless round technique by Cre8tion Crochet. For the hdc using this technique, I sl st into both top loops. See the videotutorial for a visual reference.

HAT (directions for “red character”; “pink character” options below)

R1: With black start with a magic ring, hdc 10 into ring, join with sl st to 1st hdc. Tighten ring. (10)

R2: ch1, sk1, 2hdc each st to last st. Working over ch1, place last 2hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (20)

R3: ch1, sk1, *hdc 1, 2hdc*, repeat ** around to last st. Working over ch1, place last 2hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (30)

R4: ch1, sk1, *hdc 2, 2hdc*, repeat ** around to last st. Working over ch1, place last 2hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (40)

R5: ch1, sk1, hdc each st around to last st. Working over ch1, place last hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (40)

R6-R8: repeat R5. (40)

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Fig. 1 working “beneath” (over) R14

R9-R13: Change color to red. ch1, sk1, hdc each st around to last st. Working over ch1, place last hdc in sk st, join with sl st to 1st hdc. (40)

R14: Change color to yellow. Ch1, sl st each st around, join with sl st to 1st sl st. (40)

R15: Ch1, turn. Working beneath R14, work 1 sc each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc. (40)- see Fig 1

R16-R20: ch1, work 1 sc each st around, join with sl st to 1st sc. R20 Finish off leaving a 36” tail for sewing. (40)

BUTTONS (make 2)

R1: With white start with a magic ring, sc 8 into the ring, sl st to 1st sc. Tighten ring. (8)

R2: sl st each st around. Finish off, leaving a 4” tail. (8)

POM POMS (make 2)

Using black, either use the green clover pom-pom maker or wrap the yarn around your palm 40-50 times, carefully remove loops from your hand. With an 8” piece of yarn, tie the middle of your wrapped loops tightly, knot to secure. Cut loop ends on either side of the tied wrap – fluff, and trim if you wish.

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Fig. 2

CONSTRUCTION

Using your yarn needle, thread with the long yellow tail. Turn up the yellow rows and sew to the posts of R13, stuffing lightly as you go. Finish off and weave in ends. – see Fig 2

Use your tails to tie your buttons onto the red section of your hat.

Use your tails to tie your pom-poms to the top of your hat (I find the center of the hat top, insert crochet hook from inside out at the bottom of R2 and pull one tail to the inside of the hat; then repeat the process with the second tail at the bottom of R4 and tie the tails into a secure knot inside the hat and trim tails), in a position you like to represent the mouse ears.

“PINK CHARACTER” OPTION

Work the hat the same as the “red character”. On R14, change back to black and continue the remainder of the hat in the same fashion as the “red character”.

BOW

R1: With pink, ch 11, hdc 2nd ch from hook and across, ch1, turn. (9)

R2: Hdc each st across, ch1, turn. (9)

R3: repeat R2. Finish off, weave in tails. (9)

R4: Start with a long tail and then use approximately 12-18” of yarn and wind around center of bow, cross tie at the back, leaving two long tails to attach to hat.

R5: With white and using your yarn needle, make French knots for dots.

POLKA DOTS (make six)

R1: With white, start with a magic ring and work 6 sc into the ring, join with sl st to 1st sc. Tighten ring and finish off leaving a 4” tail to tie dots to hat. (6)

The same construction process used for the “red character”, is also used for the “pink character”. 1THHmm4

*Instructional videotutorials courtesy of Cre8tion Crochet, Crochet Garden & Moogly

The Hooked Haberdasher ©2014, All Rights Reserved

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