Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pattern Time! A Turkey Leg Hat!


**Repost from the Wee Little Changes blog! This is MY pattern.**

Let me know if anything in the crochet pattern below is unclear. This is my very first written-down and then published pattern, done in honor of Thanksgiving! I think you're all going to love it!! :)

A Turkey Leg Hat

Gauge: 10 rows, 16 double crochet stitches in a 4X4” square
Materials: J hook, or size needed to obtain gauge; Caron Simply Soft in chocolate brown and Red Heart off white
Size: Fits 19-21” head (Newborn adjustment listed under rd 6 and fits ~11-13” head)


Hat:


With brown, ch 2
Rd 1: 12 dc in 2nd ch from hook, join w sl st to 1st dc st. Ch 3 and turn (ch 3 counts as 1st st in next rd and beyond).
Rd 2: 2 dc in each st around. Join, ch 3, and turn. (24)
Rd 3: Dc around. Join, ch 3, and turn. (24)
Rd 4: 1 dc in ch 3 sp, 1 dc in next sp, *2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next* repeat * to * around. Join, ch 3, and turn. (36)
Rd 5: Dc around. Join, ch 3, and turn. (36)
Rd 6: 1 dc in ch 3 sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 sp, *2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 sp*. Repeat * to *around. Join, ch 3, and turn. (48)
(Newborn size: Rd 6: 1 dc in ch 3 sp, 1 dc in each of next 6 sp, *2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in each of next 6 sp*. Repeat * to * around. Join, ch 3, and turn. (42) Rd 7-13: Dc around. Fasten off. (42))Rd 7: Dc around. Join, ch 3, and turn. (48)
Rd 8: 1 dc in ch 3 sp, 1 dc in each of next 5 sp, *2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in each of next 5 sp*. Repeat * to * around. Join, ch 3, and turn. (56)
Rd 9-17: Dc around. Join, ch 3, and turn. (56)
Rd 18-19: Work in a ribbing pattern, *2 FPDC, 2 BPDC*repeating * to * around. Fasten off.


Turkey Legs (make 2):

**These turkey legs are worked in a spiral as for amigurumi style toys; place markers at the ends of the rows as necessary**


With brown, ch 2
Rd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook
Rd 2: Work 2 sc in each of next 6 sc spaces (12)
Rd 3: Work 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc sp (12)
Rd 4: Work 2 sc in next sp and then 1 in the sp after that, alternating through the round (18)
Rd 5: Work evenly through row (18)
Rd 6: Work 2 sc in next sp and then 1 in next 2 sp, alternating through the round (24)
Rd 7-8: Work evenly through row (24)
Rd 9: *dec across first 2 st, 1 sc in next 2 sp* to end of round (18)
Rd 10: Work evenly through row (18)
***Stop here and stuff the end***
Rd 11: *dec across first 2 st, 1 sc in next sp* to end of round (12)
Rd 12: Work evenly through the row (12)
Rd 13: *dec across first 2 st, 1 sc in next sp* to end of round (8)
Rd 14-15: Work evenly through the row (8)
***Stop here and stuff a very small amount of stuffing in the “leg” of the turkey leg***
Rd 16: Switching to white, work 8 sc evenly spaced and then weave the ends through the st in order to pull tightly and close the end. Fasten off.

Assembly:

Attach turkey legs to upper sides of hat. Use the picture above and try out the spacing on your child’s head to figure the proper placement.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pattern Time! A Fuzzy Cupcake Hat: Newborn Size

Repost: A Fuzzy Cupcake Hat-newborn size
**As it previously appeared on the Wee Little Changes blog**





Materials: J hook, Vanna’s choice in chocolate, White Fun Fur, and off-white or white Red heart worsted weight yarn, ~12 buttons to use for sprinkles, a yarn needle and some scrap yarn for button sewing.



Size: Fits a newborn sized to small infant sized head, approximately 13-15” (give or take) with a note for slightly larger heads after row 9.

Hat:



Row 1: Holding white and white fun fur yarns together (here and throughout top of hat), ch 2. Work 12 dc sts into 2nd ch from hook. Join last st w a sl st to 1st st to create a circle of dc’s, ch 3 and turn (ch 3 counts as 1st st in next row here and throughout unless otherwise noted).

Row 2: Work 1 dc in join sp, then 2 dc in each dc sp around, join, ch 3, and turn. (24)

Row 3: DC around evenly, join, ch 3, and turn. (24)

Row 4: Work 1 dc in join sp, 1 in next dc sp, *2 dc in next sp, 1 in next sp* repeating * to * around; join, ch 3, and turn. (36)

Row 5: DC around evenly, join, ch 3, and turn. (36)

Row 6: Work 1 dc in join sp, 1 in each of next 2 dc sp, *2 dc in next sp, 1 in each of next 2 sp* repeating * to * around; join, ch 3, and turn. (48)

Row 7-9: DC around evenly. Fasten off white and white fun fur. (48)

Row 10: With brown, join to hat where you stopped with the whites to continue to your next row. Decrease by 6 stitches evenly around (every 6th st worked well for me). (42)

**If you’d like this hat to fit a slightly larger head, do not decrease the sts in row 10, but continue to work with 48 sts per row adding 1-2 rows more of rib below bringing the final row count to 15 rather than 13.**

Row 11-13: Rib the hat by repeating 2 FPDC, 2 BPDC around being sure to match the stitches around from the rows above. (42) Fasten off at end of row 13.

Decorations:

Using your yarn needle and spare yarn to match the top of your hat, sew on buttons scattered randomly across the top.