Sunday, September 15, 2013

Barefoot Sandals

Last month... ok 2 months ago I posted about winning an awesome contest from Bizzy
Crochet. I completely forgot to link to the patterns I used to make the barefoot sandals included in that post.
These patterns are not mine.
The Stars were originally designed for babies and I am NOT baby sized so I added a few stitches here and there to make it work  :)
You can find the Hearts HERE and the Stars HERE

Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy Friday the 13th! Skull Hat (free pattern)

Yes I'm the weirdo that spends Friday the thirteenth watching scary movies.
I don't believe in bad luck but I do enjoy watching other people get all paranoid about it. Haha, my facebook feed is full of crazy and that is just the way I like it! Since I am in such a good mood I thought I would share another free pattern with you. I actually made this hat and wrote up the pattern like 2 years ago but I never thought about sharing it until today. I've made several hats so I think the pattern is good but if you see any problems, please let me know.
Ok so I call this a skull hat but what I was really trying to do was make a Jack Skellington hat. I’m a little obsessed with Tim Burton and making this hat was a must for me. Problem is, I’ve raised my kiddos to love Nightmare Before Christmas too so they’ve been stealing my hats… Which is why I've made a lot of them  :)
Blue Jack Hat 1Blue Jack Hat 2November 16, 2012 (7)November 16, 2012 (6)November 16, 2012 (8)November 16, 2012 (9)
November 17, 2012 (12)November 17, 2012 (13)
November 17, 2012 (15)November 17, 2012 (16)November 17, 2012 (17)November 17, 2012 (18)
J hook
3 colors worsted weight yarn (each time I’ve made this hat, I’ve used black, white and an accent color)
Now I did 2 versions, One solid (the green one) and one more “holey” (the teal blue one) The directions I have below are for the more solid one. If you like the look of the other one you simply replace every 2 dc with a 1 dc, ch 1
Example: (keep in mind for example that the beginning ch 2 counts as first dc)
Row 1: (solid) ch 2, 19 dc into circle, sl st to beginning ch 2 (20 st)
Row 1: (with holes) ch 3, 1 dc, ch1 - 9 times into circle, sl st into beginning ch 2 (20 st)
Solid hat will end up feeling a lot wider at the top then the holey one but the bottom of the hat (rim around four head) will measure out the same.
Ok now onto the Solid pattern:
*With color A, ch 5 and sl st into a circle.
Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout pattern) dc 19 into circle. sl st to starting ch (end all rows this way) (20 st)
Row 2: ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. (40 st)
Row 3: Using color C, ch 2, dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat 1-2-1-2 pattern around (60 st)
Row 4: ch 2, dc in each st around
Row 5: Using color A, repeat row 4
Row 6: Using color B, repeat row 4
Row 7: Using color A, repeat row 4
Row 8-9: Using color C, repeat row 4
Row 10-12: repeat rows 5 through 7 with same colors
FO, weave in ends.
For Skull face:
Using white, make a magic ring
Row 1: dc 15 into ring
Row 2: ch 2, dc into same st, 2 dc in each st after
Row 3: ch 2, dc into same st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next. repeat 2-2-1-2-2-1 pattern around. FO, pull ring tight and weave in ends.
For eyes (make 2)
Using black, make a magic ring
Row 1: dc 15 into ring
Row 2: ch 2, dc into same st, 2 dc into each st around
FO, pull ring tight and weave in ends
NOTE: on the eyes for the “holey” hat, I only did one row. You can make your eyes big or small, it’s really up to your personal preference.
Sew eyes onto skull. Stitch in nose and mouth with black yarn. Sew skull into place on hat and weave in ends.