Monday, September 30, 2013

Free Crochet slouchy Hat Pattern

by Debbie Nicholas

From the back on an adult

on a child

hair tucked in

Universal yarn
Classic Shades
70% Acrylic
30% Wool
Medium Weight Wool
3.5 oz
197 Yards
Color Harvest 712, Lot 950
J crochet hook

Note: do not join  rounds unless directed, work in continuous rounds.

1-Ch 2, work a sc, hdc, and 10 dc in second ch from hook
2- work 2 dc in each st around (24)
3- *work 1 dc in next  st, and 2 dc (increase) in next, repeat from* around (36)
4- *work 2 dc in next 2 st, and 2 dc in next, repeat from* around (48)
5- *work 3 dc in next 2 st, and 2 dc in next, repeat from* around (60)
6- *work 4  dc in next 2 st, and 2 dc in next, repeat from* around (72)
7-19  dc in each st around (72)
20- dc in 54 st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next  (this is the end of this row) 57
21- ch 1, sc in same st as sl st from row 20, and sc around all the stitches, when you get back around to the first sc, join the round with a sl st. (72)
22-24 ch 1 sc around, join with a sl st (72)
25- ch 1, sc around, join with a sl st and then fasten off.  Work in ends.

Too make this smaller for a younger child, omit row 5, or switch to smaller hook for rnds 21-25.  To make it for a larger head (LIKE MINE!)  work about 6 increases evenly spaced in round 7 before continuing with pattern.  then on row 20 you will work 60 dc's instead of 54.
Feel free to comment with questions.

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copyright Debbie Nicholas september 2013 all rights reserved

Monday, July 15, 2013

Newborn Elf Hat

Free Crochet baby elf hat Pattern

By Debbie Nicholas

Materials Needed
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Soft Red Heart Yarn)
Hook sizes F and G

Step 1
Using an F hook make the....

Row 1- ch 7 and sc in each st across (6 sc)turn
Row 2- ch 2, hdc in each Back Loop across, turn (6 hdc)
Row 3- ch1, sc in each back loop across
Row 4-39: repeat row 2-3
Row 40 repeat row 2

Now measure your length of ribbing. It should be 13-14 inches long for a newborn.  If it is OK  bring the top of the last row around to meet the bottom of the starting chain.  The slip stitch the back loop of row 40 to the free loop at the bottom of the starting chain.

*If it is too short or you need it longer, just continue in the pattern to desired length.

Do not cut the yarn, get your G hook ready for the next steps.

Step 2
with G hook
Round 1- ch 3 and then work 60 dc around. To do this I put a dc in the end of sc rows and 2 dcs across end of hdc rows. (61, counting ch 3 as a dc)
Rounds 2-4 dc around (61)

(if you want a taller hat then work a few more rows)
ready to decrease?

Step 3
Round 5: ch 3, *dc2tog, dc in 8, repeat from * around (55)
Round 6: ch 3, *dc2tog, dc in 7, repeat from * around (49)
Round 7: ch 3, *dc2tog, dc in 6, repeat from * around (43)
Round 8: ch 3, *dc2tog, dc in 5, repeat from * around (37)
Round 9: ch 3, *dc2tog, dc in 4, repeat from * around (31)
Round 10: ch 3, *dc2tog, dc in 3, repeat from * around (25)
Round 11: ch 3, *dc2tog, dc in 2, repeat from * around (19)
Round 12:ch 3, *dc2tog, dc in 1, repeat from * around (13)
(if you made longer ribbing, then continue to decrease until you get to 13 stitches left)
Round 13 ch 3, dc2tog around (7)
Round 14 ch 3, dc2tog around (4)
Round 15-22, ch 3, dc around (4)

fasten off. tie long top into knot.

copyright Debbie Nicholas July 2013, all rights reserved

Tuesday, July 09, 2013


For an elf hat for newborns! 

Welcome to my first free Crochet-A-Long.  To celebrate 200 fans!  The pictures below are of different elf hats I have made for newborns.  I didn't use a pattern, but just for my fans I am going to write a pattern!  At the end you can choose to make ears (like the ones at left) or I will be providing a pattern for a flower. Or maybe do both?


In order to participate you are going to need some supplies!
Please grab you size F (3.75mm) and G (4.5)mm hook
If you crochet tightly you might want to go up a size!
A tape measurer, because if our gauge isn't perfectly the same we will just add more stitches! :o)
Some worsted weight yarn.  If you want to use baby weight yarn, you should probably hold two strands together.  Or there are some nice baby worsted weights out there.  I am going to use Red Heart Soft in an Olive Green (for my new nephew!) , a tapestry needle, and scissors
Ready?   When I get a comment from someone here or on facebook that they are ready, I will post the first step. 
Thanks for participating!
Love, Debbie


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Been going crazy with KNITTING....
 This is the Moebius scarf by Elizabeth Zimmermann.  Reading her books on knitting have changed my outlook.  I wish I had got it done before it started getting warm though!

 These were a special order.  I had just started really knitting and it was a bit overwhelming but it turned out decent.  The pattern is from 1945 and is free on Ravelry
 These were both created from Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmerman.  My first sweater ever. 
 gifts for friends, mug cozies for Christmas
 I have seen similiar and knew someone wanted one, so I made up a pattern for her babie's shower.
The first pattern I tried to do, it is currently in Minnesota, hopefully keeping my son who is serving a 2 year mission for our church, warm.  If you are in Minneapolis Minn and a missionairy from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints knocks on your door, Please be nice and remember his mommy misses him lots!