Black Friday Sale!!!

If you follow me on social media, you know that I am booked up for orders to be completed and delivered before Christmas. While it may be too late to get a custom-made crochet item from me in time for the holidays, I still have quite a few items that are ready-to-ship! You can find them in my Etsy shop right now for 25% off! NO COUPON CODE NEEDED!!!

If you crochet, I haven’t left you out either! Get 25% off all of my paid patterns in my Etsy, Ravelry, and Craftsy stores as well! Links are below!

And don’t forget about all of the great free patterns I offer right here on my blog! Just click on Patterns ——> Free Patterns and enjoy!

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Fall Foliage Color Palette

I love color. And I often use nature to draw inspiration from. I love playing with color to create fun combinations. Even though most of what I make for my shop and patterns are hats, I almost exclusively made afghans up until I opened my Etsy shop. Even now when I am coming up with a color palette to use, I picture a granny square afghan in my head. I do this so often that I decided that I would start sharing a color palette every month on my blog.

The days are getting shorter, the nights cooler, and I have been enjoying having the windows open. The foliage is in all of it’s autumn glory and I love seeing the beautiful colors while driving the car or going for a walk. This month’s color inspiration comes from nature’s fall splendor.

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Patterns that would work great with this color palette: 

Basic Striped Beanie, coliescrochet.com

Basic Striped Beanie Pattern

FREE Pattern | Easy Ribbed Infinity Scarf | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.com

Easy Ribbed Infinity Scarf Pattern

What projects will you use this color palette for? How do you choose colors for projects yourself? Comment below with any tips or tricks you use!

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Princess Dress Cupcake Cake

Princess Dress Cupcake Cake | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.comMy oldest daughter just turned 3. She is like me in many ways but in her choice of tv and toys, she is my total opposite. While I enjoyed playing transformers and superheroes when I was young (although I did go through a my little pony phase), she is all girl. Princesses, dollies and everything is pink! She loves having her fingernails and toenails painted and make-up done and having embraced my girlie side rather late, I gladly oblige.🙂 Since Frozen came out last year she has been obsessed! And sometime around April, she decided that she would be Elsa for Halloween. I had seen a photo floating around Facebook of a princess cupcake cake that was all pink which I of course couldn’t find when the time came to make her cake. And I couldn’t really find anything on the internet that showed how to make one. Since she wanted an Elsa cake, I thought this would be the perfect idea. So here is my first attempt at a non-crochet tutorial (I apologize in advance for the poor lighting in my kitchen) and I hope you enjoy!

What you’ll need: 

  • 36-48 cupcakes
  • frosting (lots of it – I made a triple batch of my favorite frosting)
  • large decorator’s frosting bags (one for each color of frosting)
  • large star or flower decorator’s tip
  • cupcake liners
  • gel food coloring
  • Sixlets, edible pearls, sanding sugar, sugar flakes, other candies or whatever you would like to decorate your cupcake dress with
  • ribbon and/or tulle
  • Princess crown
  • scissors
  • Aluminum foil (optional, to cover cake board)
  • cake board
  • cake box for transporting (if needed)

I make my own cupcakes and frosting because my son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts but you can use store-bought frosting and boxed cake-mix. Everything else can be purchased at your local craft store or even at Wal-mart.

Some tips:

  • Bake your cupcakes and mix your frosting ahead of time.
  • Use gel food coloring so your frosting doesn’t become runny. Plus a little goes a long way with gel food coloring so it saves you in the long run!
  • If you don’t have a decorator’s bag on hand, you can snip a corner off of 2 gallon size freezer bags and stick a tip in between the two bags, filling the inner bag with frosting. Using two bags allows you to switch colors quickly and also adds to the strength of the freezer bags and prevents a frosting blow-out. You can do this with decorator’s bags also for ease-of-use.
  • If you decide to use the tulle for the dress to come down from the belt and over the cupcakes, I would staple or tape the tulle to the cake board between the cupcakes before frosting them. I would decorate the top cupcakes first, then carefully fold the tulle up, frost the cupcakes below and then carefully fold it back down over the dress.
  • As with all of my crochet patterns, please read all of the directions first

Princess Dress Cupcake Cake | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.comStep 1: On a cake board covered in foil, arrange your cupcakes in the shape of a princess dress. For more of a ball gown, I would make the bottom more of a bell shape or an upside-down ‘U’ shape. Depending on the size of your cake board, you may need more or less cupcakes than shown below. Once you have them laid out the way you like, put a little dab of frosting underneath each cupcake to hold it in place (awesome way to keep your cupcakes in place for transporting!) Then using a large star tip (a flower tip would work great here too, I was going for more of a snowflake look), fill your decorator’s bag with the main color of frosting for your dress. Squeeze out enough frosting to cover most of the top of each cupcake. You don’t have to be exact here as we will go back and fill in the spaces.

Princess Dress Cupcake Cake | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.comStep 2: Fill in all of the spaces between and around each cupcake. I went back and added even smaller white stars to look like snowflakes.

Princess Dress Cupcake Cake | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.comStep 3: Decorate your princess cake with all the candies, sugars, etc. that your little heart desires!

Step 4: Using ribbon and/or tulle, cut strips to length leaving a few inches on each side to tuck under cupcakes where necessary. I tucked the “belt” in first and then slid the other ribbons underneath the belt arranging them lengthwise down the dress and tucked them in at the bottom of the dress underneath the cupcakes.

Step 5: Set a princess crown on top and stand back and take in all of your hard work.

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Princess Dress Cupcake Cake | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.com And there you have a pretty princess dress cupcake cake!

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I also think this would make a wonderful cake for a wedding shower with a little tiara on the top. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. I had so much fun making this cake and I hope you do too! What will you be using this the Princess Dress Cupcake Cake for?

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Campaign for Chemo Caps – October 2014

I shared this photo on my social media last week and that I was donating 24 hats to the local affiliate of Halos of Hope. You can check out the Nebraska affiliate’s Facebook page HERE. These were hats that I had been working on for nearly a year. And considering my shop was closed for 19 weeks in the past year (my shop closed mid-December and I take January off after the craze of the holidays, and I was also closed all summer for maternity leave). I figure that means I made 1 hat to donate every 10 days my shop was open during the past year!

If you have never been touched by cancer, count yourself both lucky and among the minority. My family and I have been touched by many forms of cancer including breast, prostate, and colon. Twice a year, I run a campaign for chemo caps in which I commit to make 1 hat to donate for every hat sold in my shop. I run it in October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and also in March for Colon Cancer Awareness Month. This year will be no different and I hope to make more hats this year than I did last year. And you can help me do that!

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If you’d like to order a hat made by Colie’s Crochet, you can check out my Etsy shop and all I have to offer there. I also take custom order requests – you can send me a conversation or create a custom order from just about any page in my shop. Act quickly though, because I only have so many spots to fill from now until December 1st when I close my shop for holiday orders!

How do you like to give back? Volunteering, crafting, donating? Leave me a comment here or on any of my social media! 

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The Walking Tourists and a Giveaway!!!

A fellow local blogger asked me to take part in their 3rd Blogging Birthday and of course I said yes! They will be doing NINE different giveaways from now through October to celebrate this huge milestone! You can read more about that here. And I get to be a part of the first giveaway! If you are visiting my blog for the first time, you can read more about me on my about me page. And if you haven’t read the Walking Tourists before, here is a brief synopsis of what their blog is about:

Who are the Walking Tourists?

We love traveling – locally, regionally, nationally and internationally (not as often as we would like). We originally started the  site to share our experiences with friends and family.

Whether it’s across the world or in our own backyard in Omaha, Nebraska, we love to explore the sites and experiences all around us.  Lisa Trudell was in the travel industry for over 16 years now working for both a hotel company and later as a travel agent.  Tim Trudell is the photographer of the couple taking photos of fabulous places, people, and events.   We have traveled for business, for sporting events, extended family trips and of course for fun.  Even if we have been to the same city several times before, we look for the undiscovered treasures that we have yet to have found.  The reason for the walking tourists just indicates that we like to take our time walking to most local destinations once there to be able to discover the little things along the way.

On to the giveaway!

You may recognize this scarf because it is the pattern I just released on Thursday and you can get your hands on this exact scarf!!!Chunky-Ribbed-Infinity-Scarf-Colie's-Crochet

Read the Walking Tourists post about their travels to the bridges of Madison County and enter the giveaway here for your chance to win this scarf (retail value of $40.95) and to grab some great items from the Bridges of Madison County Festival!

If you are interested in purchasing a scarf from me, check out the shop listing here to send me a request for a custom order and check out all of the items in my shop here!

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Easy Ribbed Infinity Scarf

FREE Pattern | Easy Ribbed Infinity Scarf | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.comFall is in the air and one of my favorite things to wear in the fall is a scarf. Skinny, chunky, fancy, fluffy; it doesn’t really matter. This is a simple scarf to make, in fact you only need to know three crochet stitches: slip stitch, chain and half-double crochet. The chunky yarn makes it really warm and the yarn is super, super soft. If you don’t have chunky yarn on hand, you can even use two or three strands of worsted weight yarn together and achieve a similar look. I am including directions for a long, skinny version and for a smaller, thicker version as well. With this pattern, you can make a scarf in a little over 2 hours! 

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  • 33” length (worn like a cowl)
  • 66” length (can be worn doubled)

Skill Level:

  • Beginner

Materials:

  • M-9mm hook; I used a Susan Bates hook.
  • I Love This Yarn Chunky in Plumberry. I used almost 2 3.5 oz. skeins. Any #5 Bulky yarn would be an acceptable substitute.
  • Yarn or tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Gauge:

  • Not important

Abbreviations and Stitches Used: (In US terminology)

  • Blo – back loop only
  • Ch – chain stitch
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Rnd(s) – round(s)
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in US terms
  • Read pattern in its entirety first
  • When working in rounds, the ch1 or ch2 NEVER count as the first stitch

33” length instructions:

Rnd 1: Ch 77 (or amount needed to obtain 33” length). Join with sl st to first ch taking care not to twist the chain. Ch 1, hdc in each chain around. Join with sl st to first hdc. (76)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in blo of each stitch around. Join with sl st to first hdc. (76)

Repeat rnd 2 until you reach approximately 16” wide or you run out of yarn. Finish off.

66” length instructions (shown in photo):

Rnd 1: Ch 153 (or amount needed to obtain 66” length). Join with sl st to first ch taking care not to twist the chain. Ch 1, hdc in each chain around. Join with sl st to first hdc. (152)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in blo of each stitch around. Join with sl st to first hdc. (152)

Repeat rnd 2 until you reach approximately 9” wide or you run out of yarn. Finish off.

 

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Variations

  • If you don’t have chunky yarn, hold 2 or three strands of worsted weight yarn together. Use different types of yarn to add extra texture.

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Candy Corn Applique

Crochet Candy Corn Applique | FREE Pattern | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.comOne of the things I look forward to most about autumn is candy corns being for sale in stores. Now they come in every flavor and color combo you can dream up but I still love the plain old honey flavored ones with the classic white-orange-yellow colors. When I was thinking of fall items to make for my shop and new patterns to create, the candy corn was a must! The pattern for the hat pictured will be coming soon so you’ll have to keep your eye on the blog!

Don't Crochet? You can purchase the finished item here - www.coliescrochet.etsy.comSkill Level:

  • Beginner

Materials:

  • I-5.5 mm hook but you can use any hook size you like. I usually use the same size hook as the project I am working on.
  • Worsted Weight Yarn, I used I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby in Orange, Yellow and White. Aran yarn would be an acceptable substitute if you don’t have access to worsted weight yarn.
  • Yarn or Tapestry needle to weave in ends and to sew onto hat, afghan, or other finished item.

Gauge:

  • Not important

Abbreviations and Stitches Used: (In US terminology)

  • Ch – chain stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch
  • St – stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in US terms
  • Read pattern in its entirety first

Applique

Row 1: With yellow, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch and in each ch across  (10)
Row 2: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st and in each st across, switch to orange (9)
Rows 3 – 6: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st and in each st across
Row 7: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st and in each st across, switch to white (4)
Row 8: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st and in each st across (3)
Row 9: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st (2)
Row 10: ch 1, sc2tog (1)
For border: If you want a white border, do not finish off. If you want a different color border, finish off.
Sl st around entire applique, working 2 sl st in each corner. Join to 1st sl st and finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

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12 Crochet Pencil Patterns – A Roundup

Since there are 5 Mondays in September (and I’m still not quite ready to release my next pattern), I wanted to do another fun pattern round up. This week, I think just about every kid in the US has gone back to school. My inner nerd immediately thinks of the smell of a newly sharpened pencil. I’ve looked on Ravelry (a crocheter’s paradise!) and found some great free and paid patterns for all things pencil-y! Enjoy! 

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1. Pencil Case by Belle Tracy on Ravelry. A cute little pencil shaped pencil case to hold all of your freshly sharpened pencils!

2. Pencil Afghan by Jean R. Leffler on Ravelry. An afghan made up of strips that looked like pencils all neatly lined up just like kids at the end of recess!

3. Back to School Coaster by Amber Jones of Yarn Pixie. A cute little pencil shaped coaster that would make a great gift for a teacher to set a coffee cup on!

4. Pencil Dishcloth by Lily / Sugar’n Cream on Ravelry. A fun pencil-shaped dishcloth to wash all of those dirty containers from school lunches!

5. Crochet Pattern – PENCIL – Pencil Case / Purse by Sky Magenta on Ravelry. Use this pencil-shaped case as a purse or to store all of your pens and pencils (or crochet hooks, scissors, and needles)!

6. Pencil Mug Rug by Kathleen Stuart on Ravelry. A great little coaster for that favorite teacher to hold their favorite drink without messing up all of those papers that need grading!

7. Pencil and Finger Lip Balm Cozie Crochet Pattern by Cathy Scott on Ravelry. Store your favorite lip balm in this cute little pencil-shaped cozie!

8. Pencil Necklace Purse by Aundie Molina on Ravelry. You can store your essentials in this adorable pencil-shaped necklace/purse!

9. Pencil Scarf by April Hudson on Ravelry. Keep yourself warm on that long walk to school with this pencil-shaped scarf!

10. Colored Pencils by CrochetNPlayDesigns on Ravelry. Make yourself (or your favorite student or teacher) a whole set of these adorable amigurumi pencils!

11. Bookmark by LittleOwlsHut on Ravelry. Crochet a pencil bookmark for your favorite bookworm! 

12. Penny Pencil by Katie Rogers of Purple Bird Crochet. Another adorable little amigurumi pencil named Penny. This one comes with a bonus amigurumi apple named Albert!

Hope you enjoyed my little pencil-shaped roundup and got in your geek fix like I did with this one!🙂 Spread your love of crochet pencils and comment, share, and pin!

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18 Crochet Football Patterns – A Roundup

Since I’m not quite ready to release my next pattern, I thought I’d try my hand at a roundup and it has been so much fun looking for crochet football items! My theme on the blog this entire month has been football so I think it’s a great way to send August out. It’s still hot here but everyone is talking about their fantasy football drafts, you can see all of the football gear in stores now, and my own son will be playing football for the first time in a little over a week. It brings to mind sweatshirts and blankets and huddling (pun intended!) in the stands or on your couch, cheering on your favorite team. You can almost smell it in the air! So without further ado, here are 18 crochet football patterns:

 

 

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1. Football Can Cozy by Sue Harnach on Ravelry. Enjoy your drink of choice in this adorable can cozy!

2. Footballs by Koestner of The Craft Frog. Make a cute little photo prop or toy!

3. Football Coaster by Katie Chase of Katie Cooks and Crafts. Protect your furniture from water marks by using a fun football coaster on game day!

4. My Team Foot Ball Scarf by Michelle Burton of Shells Yarnicles. Show your team pride with this cute football scarf!

5. GO Teams Football Cocoon and Hat Set by Tupelo Honey’s on Ravelry. Make a cute cocoon photoprop!

6. Large Football Coaster/Potpad by Melissa Sanchez on Ravelry. Set your favorite game day appetizers on this football hotpad!

7. Baby Football Leg Warmers by Sissy Johnson of Warm Fuzzy Boutique on Ravelry. Photoprop or just for fun on the littlest football fans!

8. Stewie’s Football Beanie by Heidi Yates of Snappy Tots. Fun football-shaped hat that is slightly reminiscent of a certain cartoon character’s odd-shaped head!🙂

9. Touchdown Football Crochet Throw by Kathy Pack on Ravelry. Great throw to show your team spirit and keep warm too!

10. Toy football and baby boy booties by Cathy Ren on Ravelry. Adorable booties and toy football that can be used as a photoprop as well!

11. Football Shaped Dog Sweater by Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs. Don’t forget the pooches – they love football too!

12. Football – Cuddle Cape – Nb Prop by Elisabeth Spivey of Calleighs Clips. Football shaped cape that can be used as a photoprop!

13. Football Fun Set by Maria Bittner Pattern Paradise. Crochet a large or small football and a football cozy for your favorite drink of choice!

14. Football Hat and Diaper Cover Set by Crochet It Baby on Ravelry. A football shaped earflap hat and a diaper cover set that make another adorable photoprop!

15. Football Afghan by Eleanor Albano-Miles on Ravelry. Another team-spirit inspired afghan to keep you warm on your couch or in the stands cheering on your favorite team!

And don’t forget my latest patterns that were released this month!

16. Football Applique 

17. Football Beanie

18. Favorite Team Football Helmet

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Football Beanie

FREE Pattern | Football Beanie | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.comThis is the last football pattern in my football series. The Football Beanie can be made in traditional colors of brown and white or make it in your favorite team’s colors. You can add even more color by making the stripes and laces different colors. I love this hat for those who love football but want to represent their team without wearing head-to-toe team gear. It is a simple beanie that is fast to work up and a warm hat to wear. You can also add earflaps and braids to turn it into a fun earflap hat.

 

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Sizes:

  • Newborn fits 14” head circumference
  • Infant (3 months) fits 16” head circumference
  • Baby (6 months) fits 18” head circumference
  • Toddler (1–2 years) fits 19” head circumference
  • Preschooler (3-5 years) fits 20” head circumference
  • Child (6-10 years) fits 21” head circumference
  • Teen/Small Adult fits 22” head circumference
  • Medium Adult fits 23” head circumference
  • Large Adult fits 24” head circumference

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Materials:

  • I-5.5 mm hook; I use a Clover hook which I have found creates a slightly smaller gauge. I also tend to be a really tight crocheter. For these two reasons, I highly recommend working up a gauge swatch ahead of time. (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch). You may need to go up or down one or two hook sizes
  • Worsted Weight Yarn – I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby. Less than 100 grams or 175 yards total for hat. Aran yarn would be an acceptable substitute if you don’t have access to worsted weight yarn.
  • Yarn or Tapestry needle

Gauge:

  • 15 hdc and 11.5 rows = 4” square; use a different size hook or yarn to obtain proper gauge (See below in Pattern Notes for directions on working up a gauge swatch

Abbreviations and Stitches Used: (In US terminology)

  • Ch – chain stitch
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • MC – Magic Circle
  • Rnd(s) – round(s)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – Slip Stitch
  • St – stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in US terms
  • Read pattern in its entirety first
  • Always work a gauge swatch first. Each crocheter crochets with a different tension. I tend to crochet really tight. To complete a gauge swatch, I crochet a 5”x5” square in the stitch or pattern specified. This is so that at least the first and last row and the sides will not be included in my 4”x4” square. I then measure how many stitches and rows are in my square. If it is too small (you have more stitches or rows than specified), then you move up a hook size or two. If it is too big (you have fewer stitches or rows than specified), then you move down a hook size or two. The goal is to reach a gauge that is as close as possible to the pattern writer’s. It may seem like a waste of time, but I always find that it is worth it in the end; especially with fitted, wearable items. If you are not within ¼” when I give the diameter measurement for the crown of the hat in each pattern size, you should check your gauge and work a gauge swatch if you haven’t already.
  • When working in rounds, I always start with a magic circle; there are many great tutorials on the internet
  • When working in rounds, the ch1 or ch2 NEVER count as the first stitch

 

For this tutorial, I will be working the Infant size. All other sizes can be found below. I am using pink for this tutorial instead of white because white yarn doesn’t photograph well. Okay, and because I wanted one for my baby girl. :)

 

Infant (3 months)FREE Pattern | Football Beanie | Colie's Crochet | coliescrochet.com

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 4” and 4.25“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

 

Rnd 7: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

 

 

Rnds 8 – 12: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

 

 

Rnd 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

 

 

Rnd 14: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

 

 

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

 

Rnd 15: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

For laces:

Cut a length of white yarn approx. 1 – 2 yds long.

 

 

With yarn or tapestry needle and working from inside of hat, insert your hook in between 2 stitches of round after the 1st white stripe (round 8 for the infant size). Pull almost all the way through leaving 6 – 8″ for weaving in later.

 

Hold yarn flat against hat so that the yarn runs straight up and down on the front of the hat. Insert back down to the wrong side between 2 stitches on the row before the 2nd white stripe (for infant size, this is round 13).

 

Repeat 2 or 3 more times if desired.

 

 

 

In the same manner, work a stitch in every other row up and over the 1st stitch (working perpendicular to the 1st stitch).

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

 

 

 

 

Variations

  • Add a pom pom or two on top of the hat
  • For girls, add your favorite flower applique in team colors
  • Add earflaps and braids to the hat to make it a winter hat that ties. You can add earflaps very simply by stopping at the last row of hdc and with Brown, begin with 8hdc for baby sizes, 10 hdc for toddler, preschool and child sizes, and 12 hdc for teen and adult sizes. Turn and work a decrease (hdc2tog) into the beginning of each row until you reach the last row (1 hdc2tog) and finish off. You are basically creating a triangle. Lay your hat flat with the first earflap in the front to determine where your other earflap will go. You will want your first earflap slightly off center (the shorter side will be the back of the hat, the longer will be the front) and start the second earflap directly across from the first. Then sc all the way around the earflaps and hat to finish it off.

 

Newborn

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1.  (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.   (40)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 3.75“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 6: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in each stitch around. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (41)

Rnds 7 – 11: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (41)

Rnd 12: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 13: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 4.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 14: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Baby (6 months)

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 4.75“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 8: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnds 9 – 14: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 15: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 16: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 5.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 17: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Toddler (1–2 years)

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 5” and 5.25“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 13 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (60)

Rnds 9 – 15: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (60)

Rnd 16: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 17: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 6“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 18: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Preschooler (3-5 years)

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 7 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (14)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (21)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (28)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (35)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (42)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (49)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 5.25” and 5.5“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

Rnds 10 – 17: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

Rnd 18: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 19: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 6.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 20: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Child (6-10 years)

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (64)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 5.75“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 9: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 21 st; *work 2 hdc in next st, work 1 hdc in next 20 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (67)

Rnds 10 – 18: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (67)

Rnd 19: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 20: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 7“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 21: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Teen/Small Adult

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 7 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (14)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (21)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (28)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (35)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (42)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (49)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures approximately 6“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 10: Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st; *work 2 hdc in next st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (71)

Rnds 11 – 20: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (71)

Rnd 21: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd : Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 7.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 23: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Medium Adult

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 8 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1. (8 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (16)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (24)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (32)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (40)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (48)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (64)

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (72)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 6.25” and 6.5“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 10: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 23 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (75)

Rnds 11 – 22: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (75)

Rnd 23: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 24: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 8.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 25: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

 

Large Adult

Rnd 1: With Brown, MC, ch1, work 7 hdc in circle. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Pull tail tight. Ch 1.  (7 total stitches)

Rnd 2: Work 2 hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (14)

Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (21)

Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 2 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (28)

Rnd 5: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 3 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (35)

Rnd 6: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 4 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (42)

Rnd 7: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 5 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (49)

Rnd 8: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 6 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (56)

Rnd 9: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st;* repeat from * to * Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (63)

Rnd 10: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 8 st;* repeat from * to * Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (70)

*Pause here and make sure the crown measures between 6.5” and 6.75“ in diameter. If it does not, check your gauge and adjust hook size accordingly.

Rnd 11: *Work 2 hdc in 1st st, work 1 hdc in next 7 st; (work 2 hdc in next st, work 1 hdc in next 8 st) 3 times)* repeat from * to * 1 more time. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (78)

Rnds 12 – 25: Work 1 hdc into each st. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1. (78)

Rnd 26: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to White. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

Rnd 27: Work 1 hdc into each st. Switch to Brown. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Ch 1.

*Pause here and make sure the length of the hat measures just short of 9.5“ from crown to bottom of hat when folded in half.

Rnd 28: Work 1 sc in each st around hat. Join with sl st to 1st stitch. Finish off.

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