Crochet Santa Hat

I LOVE Christmas. I love the homemade treats, the lights, and the giving. I love the excitement of something new and seeing that excitement in others. One year as a little girl, all I wanted for Christmas was a Santa Hat. I’m not really sure why my heart was so set on it, but it was. And I was ecstatic when I got it and I wore it almost every year after that. So this year I new that my sweet baby needed a Christmas hat, because he is my perfect reminder of selfless giving.

IMG_0535

I thought finding a crochet Santa hat pattern would be really easy, but I couldn’t find one the right size or right look, so I designed my own. I wanted this hat to be one that could fit him for MANY years so I made a child size pattern. It is big on my one year old and even fits me when stretched out. For a smaller fit you could just crochet a bit more tightly.

IMG_0540

Enjoy! and Merry Christmas!

IMG_0545

IMG_0547

Crochet Santa Hat (child size)

  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • ch: chain
  • sl: slip stitch to join
  • *repeat what is in the stars*

Tail:

  • Begin by making 6 hdc in magic ring. sl to join (6 hdc)
  • row 1: ch 2 in same space as join. 2 dc in each st around. sl to join(12 dc)
  • row 2-6: ch 2 in same space as join. 1 dc around. sl to join (12 dc)
  • row7: ch2. 2dc in same space as join, *dc in next 3, 2 dc in next* sl to join(15 dc)
  • row 8-12: ch 2, dc in same space as join and each one around, sl to join (15 dc)
  • row 13: ch 2, 2dc in same space as join, *dc in next  4, 2 dc in next*, sl to join (18 dc)
  • row 14-17: ch2, dc in same space and each one around, sl to join (18 dc)
  • row 18: ch 2. 2 dc in same space. *dc in next 5, 2 dc in next*, sl to join (21 dc)
  • row 19-20: ch 2. dc  in same space and each one around. sl to join (21 dc)
  • DO NOT WEAVE IN END! Continue on to hat.

Hat:

  • Round 1: chain 2, dc in first 6 st, 2dc in next, dc in next 14. join, chain 2 (22 DC)
  • Round 2: *2 DC in first, DC in next*, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
  • Round 3: *2 DC in first, DC in next 2*, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
  • Round 4: *2 DC in first, DC in next 10*, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
  • Round 5: *2 DC in first, DC in next 11*, repeat around, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
  • Round 6: *2 DC in first, DC in next 12*, repeat around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
  • Round 7: *2 DC in first, DC in next 13*, repeat around, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
  • Round 8-10: DC in each around (60 DC)

 

Fur Edging

  • I used Bernat Pipsqueak in Whitey White
  • Attach at the join mark from the previous round.
  • Row 1-4 – Chain 1, hdc in the same as the chain stitch and hdc around (60)
  • Join with a sl and weave in ends.
  • POM POM –
  • Wrap the yarn around your 4 fingers approximately 30 times. The more times you wrap it, the bigger it is.
  • Tie around the center of the wrapped yarn – make sure it is tied TIGHT (I like to tie it
  • a few times just to be sure!) Then cut the ends and trim it down to your
  • shape. Secure pom pom to the top of your hat, and you are done!
Advertisements

Toothless Crochet Hat

 Little boys can be just as imaginative as little girls, but it seems a lot harder to come up with boy “dress up” clothes. So when I heard my nephew loved Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon, I decided to make him a Toothless outfit for his Birthday.
DSC_6765
I drew up a basic pattern for the wings and made them out of felt. I added green top stitching to make them look dragon-like and put strips of elastic at the shoulders and wrist so Jacksen could soar around and spread his dragon wings out wide with no fear of them falling off.
DSC_6760
I crocheted the hat using a basic pattern and making up some of my own parts. This outfit was easy to make up and perfect for an imaginative little boy.
 DSC_6765b
For the basic hat pattern I used a pattern from Repeat Crafter Me. Her patterns are super easy to follow and she has so many cute hats!
Size: Child 
In Black
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8: 2 DC in first, DC in next 13, join, chain 2 (60 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first, DC in next 14, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
Round 10-15: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (64 DC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

– See more at: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/01/crochet-puppy-hat-pattern.html#sthash.sYvrgSNs.dpuf

Earflaps for Child
Earflap 1: 
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Earflap 2:
See picture here for second earflap placement
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease
SC around hat and earflaps, fasten off weave in ends.

– See more at: http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2013/01/crochet-puppy-hat-pattern.html#sthash.sYvrgSNs.dpuf

Once the hat is done you get to put “Toothless” together.

Ear (make 2):
Chain 11
Row 1: Starting in first chain from hook, HDC across (10 HDC), chain 1, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6, HDC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: HDC across (8 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4, HDC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: HDC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2, HDC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: HDC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 HDC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: HDC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Dragon Horn (make 2):
Magic Ring, make 5 SC in ring continue in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each around (10 SC)
Round 3-7: SC in each around (10 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on. Fill with extra yarn or small amount of poly-fil.

Eyes (make 2):
In green yarn: Chain 6, turn
Row 1: Starting in first chain from hook, HDC across (10 HDC), chain 1, turn
Row 2: HDC in second chain from stitch, HDC across (5 total), chain 1, turn
Row 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, 1 HDC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in last stitch (7 HDC), chain 1, turn
Row 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, 1 HDC in next 5 stitches, 2 HDC in last stitch (9 HDC), chain 1, turn
Row 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, 1 HDC in next 7 stitches, 2 HDC in last stitch (11 HDC), chain 1, turn
Row 6: HDC decrease, HDC in next 7, HDC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: HDC decrease, HDC in next 5, HDC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 8: HDC decrease, HDC in next 3, HDC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: HDC decrease, HDC in next 1, HDC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 10: HDC decrease, HDC decrease, chain 1

Sew all the pieces on to the hat and weave in the ends. After you sew on the green eyes take a long piece of black yarn to make the pupil. Starting at a point on the bottom sew a big stitch halfway up the eye continually returning to the starting point and going wider across the top until you get the look you want.

 

Snowbelle Trapper Hat

I don’t think I have worn hats until this year. There is something about wearing something that I made that sparks pride inside of me and makes it ok to try new things. There is also something about chasing around a busy little boy that makes me care slightly less about fashion and more about comfort. But thankfully hats can accomplish both 🙂

I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it. I don’t know if it was the lacy design or the snow in the picture…. but i knew i needed to make this hat for myself. The Snowbelle Trapper Hat has cute earflaps to keep your ears warm which is extremely important to me because my ears are always cold when I am outside.

IMG_3593

Yes my cute sister is still modeling for me

 

The pattern has cute pom-pons on the tails and on the top, but I decided to leave them off and just tie a knot at the end of my braided tails.

IMG_3594

I love that this hat uses different stitches to give it more texture and variety. I feel like I should have adjusted my tension a little on certain parts, but its definitely a pattern I will use again!

In Bloom Cap

Remember how I said there was going to be an overload of hat posts? Well here is another one 🙂 My sweet sister modeled for me since my hair was in a bun and I was to lazy to take it out…

IMG_3599

My sweet baby boy LOVES to be outside, and with the colder weather I knew I needed cute hats to take him outside to play. (And to try to convince him that if mommy can keep her hat on her head, he can to…)

I saw this cute pattern on Ravelry and decided to try it out. This is one of my favorite hats to wear. I love how adding the buttons gives it a more “finished” look. This pattern was easy to follow and I was able to make up the hat pretty quickly. I like the beanie style of this hat, but my sister prefers a more slouchy beanie. The great think about this pattern is that it comes in both styles! Yay!

IMG_3602

Premie Beanies for the NICU

I love using my talents and skills to help others, especially around Christmas time. So when I saw a 12 days of Christmas challenge to make 12 hats to donate to the NICU, I jumped on the opportunity to help sweet little babies.

IMG_3585

Some of these hats are made from the patterns available through the challenge and some are patterns that I already had on hand. Newborn and premie size hats are so quick to make up and don’t take very much yarn. They are a great in-between project to keep your hands moving, and a great way to practice new stitches.

IMG_3587

I have decided to take the challenge a littler further and will be doing a year-round NICU challenge by making a new hat each month, so that next Christmas I will have 12 hats to donate that I have made throughout the previous year.

IMG_3589

Check out Sunset Family Living to participate in this challenge (don’t worry there is still time!) You just donate the hats to your local NICU so that premies across the country can benefit from this awesome challenge!

Slouchy Crochet Hat

Who is ready for a hat overload?

I have recently become obsessed with yarn…. I am loving crocheting and knitting and craving very expensive yarn that I shouldn’t even be looking at…. After crocheting a few hats for my baby I decided it was time to make one for myself. And then I made another, and another.

Honestly I have never really worn hats. But this winter I am loving having a hat to keep my head warm, and just look cute! (And I try to convince Decker that if mommy can keep her hat on her head he can too.)

This slouchy crochet hat was really fast to make. It looked odd to me when it was done, because I really didn’t know what a slouchy hat was supposed to look like, but I loved it once I put it on! I added a few handmade wood buttons I had on hand to give it a fun pop of color and more “finished” look.

This pattern is a free pattern on Raverly from Little Monkeys Crochet.

IMG_3512 IMG_3514 IMG_3519

 

Keep looking for more cute hat posts!

(except that I am the genius girl who dropped the camera and broke the lens….. so it might be a while until I can get decent pics….)

Crochet Panda Hat

My little brother loves Kung Fu Panda. When he saw I crocheted Decker a giraffe hat he told my I should make him a Panda hat. I put it off for a while so I could make Decker a matching one that would fit for the fall.

IMG_0430bI couldn’t find a pattern that I loved so I decided to make one using a bunch of variations of patterns from Repeat Crafter Me. Her patterns are easy to follow, she has great tips, and she has such cute designs! Make sure you follow the link to the base hat patterns I used for the abbreviations, size guide, and tips to hide your seams.

IMG_2981

Here is the pattern for how I made the Panda hats, I crochet a lot tighter than Sarah so I added a few more rows than her original patterns had.

bIMG_2985

Size: 9-12 Months (Should fit up to about 16 months)(This is the Puppy Hat base if you want a different size)

In White yarn:
Magic ring, 11 DC in magic ring, join to first DC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join, chain 2 (22 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first, DC in next, repeat around, join, chain 2 (33 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 2 (44 DC)

Round 5: 2 DC in first, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, chain 2 (48 DC)

Round 6: 2 DC in first, DC in next 11, join, chain 2 (52 DC)

Round 7: 2 DC in first, DC in next 12, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Round 8-14: DC in each around, join, chain 2 (56 DC)
Switch to Black yarn:
Round 15: DC in each around, join, chain 1 (56 DC)
Round 16: SC in each around, join, chain 1 (56 SC)
do not fasten off, begin on earflap as written below

Earflap 1: 
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in ends

Earflap 2:
See picture HERE for second earflap placement
Chain 1, SC in next 10, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (8 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across (4 SC)
Row 8: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC decrease
SC around hat and earflaps, fasten off weave in ends. Cut 3 long strands of white and 3 long strands of black, pull yarn halfway through last loop of the earflaps (you now have 12 strands). Knot, braid and knot again at the end of your braid. Trim ends of braided tails so yarn is even. Do this for both earflaps
Panda Ears (make 2):
in black
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 10 DC in ring, join, ch 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next (15 SC), join, ch 1
Round 3: SC in each stitch around (causing ear to curve in). Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.
Attach ears on side of hat with the top of the ear at about round 4.
Panda Eye Patch (make 2):
in black
Magic Ring, Chain 2 and make 8 HDC in ring, join to first HDC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 HDC in first two stitches, 2 DC in next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in last two stitches, join to first HDC,
Round 3: 2 HDC in first two stitches, 2 SC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 DC in next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 SC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next 2 stitches.
fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.
Attach patches to hat with the bottom of the patch just above the black line. Cut a round piece of white felt just bigger than the button. Sew the felt and button onto the hat.
Panda Nose:
in white
Magic ring, 5 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around (15 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, repeat around (20 DC)
Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next three, repeat around (25 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail.
in black
Chain 5, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the chains, chain 1, turn (4 SC) Row 2: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (4 SC) Row 3: SC decrease two times, continue to SC around edges of the nose. Make 2 SC in the corners. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on to hat.
Sew the white circle onto the hat in-between the eye patches. Then sew the black nose piece in the middle of the white snout.
For the adult size hat I used the Minion Pattern base so that the crocheting was a bit tighter and didn’t leaver gaps when stretched over my brother’s head.
Size: Teen/Adult
starting with white yarn…
Magic Ring, chain 1, 9 HDC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: Work 2 HDC into each st around, join, chain 1 (18 HDC)
Round 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (27 HDC)
Round 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 2, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (36 HDC)
Round 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 3, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (45 HDC)
Round 6: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 4, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 7: HDC around, join, chain 1 (54 HDC)
Round 8: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 8, Repeat around (60 HDC)
Round 9: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 9, Repeat around, join, chain 1 (66 HDC)
Round 10 -21: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (66 HDC)
switch to black yarn
Round 22-25: HDC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (66 HDC)
Do not fasten off, continue on earflaps as written below.
Earflaps for Child – Adult
Earflap 1:

Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 11: SC decrease, fasten off, weave in endsEarflap 2:
See the PUPPY HAT PATTERN if you need help on where to place the second earflap.
Chain 1, SC in next 12, chain 1, turn
Row 2: SC decrease, SC in next 8, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 3: SC across (10 SC)
Row 4: SC decrease, SC in next 6, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 5: SC across ( 8 SC)
Row 6: SC decrease, SC in next 4, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 7: SC across ( 6 SC)
Row 8: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC decrease, chain 1, turn
Row 9: SC across (4 SC)
Row 10: Make 2 SC decreases, chain 1, turn
Row 11: SC decrease, do NOT fasten off.SC around the entire bottom edge of the hat (including earflaps). Fasten off and weave in ends. Cut 3 long strands of white and 3 long strands of black, pull yarn halfway through last loop of the earflaps (you now have 12 strands). Knot, braid and knot again at the end of your braid. Trim ends of braided tails so yarn is even. Do this for both earflaps.
Panda Ears Adult (make 2):
in black
Magic ring, chain 2 and make 10 DC in ring, join, ch 1
Round 2: 2 HDC in first stitch, SC in next (15 SC), join, ch 1
Round 3: HDC in each stitch around (causing ear to curve in). Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.
Attach ears on side of hat with the top of the ear at about round 5.
Panda Eye Patch (make 2):
in black
Magic Ring, Chain 2 and make 8 HDC in ring, join to first HDC, chain 2
Round 2: 2 HDC in first two stitches, 2 DC in next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in last two stitches, join to first HDC,
Round 3: 2 HDC in first two stitches, 2 SC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 DC in next 4 stitches, 2 HDC in next stitch, 2 SC in next 3 stitches, 2 HDC in next 2 stitches.
fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto hat.
Attach patches to hat with the bottom of the patch just above the black line. Cut a round piece of white felt just bigger than the button. Sew the felt and button onto the hat.
Panda Nose Adult:
in white
Magic ring, 5 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around (10 HDC)
Round 3: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next, repeat around (15 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next two, repeat around (20 DC)
Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next three, repeat around (25 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail.
In black
Chain 5, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the chains, chain 1, turn (4 SC) Row 2: SC in each stitch, chain 1, turn (4 SC) Row 3: SC decrease two times, continue to SC around edges of the nose. Make 2 SC in the corners. Fasten off leaving long tail to sew on to hat.