Friday, 18 August 2017

SLEEP Hats Free Crochet Pattern #1 SLEEPY HAT

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SLEEPY Hat is soft and comfortable 
and keeps your head warm throughout the night.
A lovely lightweight cotton hat 
which adds enough warmth for a comfortable night's sleep.
  
Designed for people with hair loss due to cancer, 
chemotherapy, alopecia and other medical conditions,
naturally bald heads and sinus sufferers.

SLEEPY Hat keeps you cozy at night any time of year!


SLEEPY Hat Crochet pattern is one of my spur-of-the-moment creations when I needed something to keep my head warm whilst sleeping.  You can laugh, I am dead serious, I sleep in crochet hats. For many years I have suffered with sinusitis, and in 1998 I decided to wear a beanie to bed to keep my forehead warm, and I have not looked back since, I can sleep comfortably protected from the cold air moving across my forehead and aggravating my sinuses and waking me up.


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It's now time to replace my old collection of crochet sleep hats, most of them are years old and have been beaten up by the numerous times they have been washed in the machine. So as I am crocheting new sleep hats I decided to share them with you too.  All are made using a DK or 8ply natural fibre yarn, such as cotton, bamboo or pure merino wool, and the designs are simple and quick to make and of course I love adding colour to make it more fun!


FREE CROCHET HAT PATTERNS


I have decided to share the crochet sleep hat patterns with you for FREE, and over the next few weeks, you will be able to crochet them too. These crochet sleep hats are all made using a soft cotton yarn, I will be using mainly Bendigo Woollen Mills (BWM) Cotton 8ply which is an Australian yarn, if you wish to substitute the yarn, remember to check the website YARNSUB to get the best match.



So, without further ado here is our first crochet sleep hat.

Week #1 SLEEPY Hat Crochet Pattern


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PATTERN DETAILS

DIFFICULTY:  Easy
SIZES:  Two (2) sizes - A = Medium; B = Large
MEASUREMENTS:  Fits A = 22in (56cm); B = 23.5in (60cm) head circumference
YARN USED:  HEIRLOOM Cotton ● 8ply ● 100% Cotton ● 50g ● 119m (130yd)
YARDAGE: Approx.  A = 50g; 130yd (119m)
TENSION:  16sts to 4in (10cm) in pattern stitch
NOTIONS:  7 (4.5mm) hook, Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES:  Hat is worked top down in the round. Instructions in this pattern are for a two (2) colour hat. Each round is completed before changing colour. Photographs accompany the written instructions of this pattern.

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This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.


USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
dtr = double treble
ttr = triple treble
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
Esc = extended single crochet
Edc = extended double crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front
Abbreviations List ©2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.


CROWN of HAT - Increase Rnds

NOTE:  At beginning of each round, Ch1 does not count as a stitch.

With MC and 4.5mm hook

SIZE A & B

Rnd 1:  Magic ring, ch1, 6sc in ring, join with sl st in ch1. (6sts)

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Rnd 2:  Ch1, 2sc in each st around, join with sl st in ch1. (12sts)

Rnd 3:  Ch1, *2dc in each st around, join with sl st in ch1. (24sts)

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CHANGE TO CC
Rnd 4:  Ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (36sts)

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Rnd 5:  Ch1, 1dc in each st around, join with sl st in ch1. (36sts) 

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CHANGE TO MC
Rnd 6:  Ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (48sts) 

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Rnd 7:  Ch1, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next 3sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (60sts) 

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CHANGE TO CC
Rnd 8:  Ch1, 1sc in each st around, join with sl st in ch1. (60sts) 

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Rnd 9:  Ch1, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next 4sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (72sts) 

Rnd 10:  Rep Rnd 8.

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CHANGE TO MC

SIZE A ONLY
Rnd 11:  Ch1, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next 11sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (78sts) 

SIZE A Crown complete - continue with Body of Hat.

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SIZE B ONLY
Rnd 11:  Ch1, *2dc in next st, 1dc in next 5sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (84sts) 

SIZE B Crown complete - continue with Body of Hat.


BODY of HAT

NOTE:  At beginning of each round, Ch1 does not count as a stitch.

SIZE A & B

CHANGE TO CC
Rnd 1:  Ch1, 1sc in BL of each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

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Rnd 2:  Ch1, 1dc in each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

Rnd 3:  Ch1, 1sc in each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

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CHANGE TO MC
Rnd 4:  Ch1, 1sc in BL of each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

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Rnd 5:  Ch1, 1dc in each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

Rnd 6:  Ch1, 1sc in each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

CHANGE TO CC
Rnd 7:  Ch1, 1sc in BL of each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

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Rnd 8:  Ch1, 1dc in each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

Rnd 9:  Ch1, 1sc in each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

Rep Rnds 4-9 one (1) more time. TOTAL of 15 rounds for body of hat.


BRIM of HAT

CHANGE TO MC
Rnd 1:  Ch1, 1sc in BL of each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

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CHANGE TO CC
Rnd 2:  Ch1, 1sc in BL of each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

Rep Rnds 1 & 2 one (1) more time.

CHANGE TO MC
Rnd 5:  Ch1, 1sc in BL of each st around, join with sl st in ch1.

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Rnd 6:  Ch1, *1sc in next st of row below, rep from * around, invisible join in ch1.

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Fasten off and hide ends.

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This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.

USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
dtr = double treble
ttr = triple treble
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
Esc = extended single crochet
Edc = extended double crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front
Abbreviations List ©2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.

ADD THIS PATTERN TO YOUR RAVELRY QUEUE AND FAVOURTIES

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BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 
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OR 


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
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Thursday, 13 July 2017

6 CROCHET TOTE BAG PATTERNS

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Summer festivals, sunny beach days and longer daylight hours. Let's have some fun with these six (6) fashionable vintage crochet bags. 

Show off your crochet talents with a brand new handmade crochet tote bag, crochet shoulder bag or crochet market bag. You know you can never have too many bags!

Crochet your own stylish and functional go anywhere tote bags, which will carry almost everything. These summertime crochet bags are simply perfect, use them daily, match your outfits and take them away on your holidays.


1. TRICOLOUR AFGHAN BAG

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TRICOLOUR Afghan Bag is a modern take on the traditional "granny square", which is still as popular today as it was when your great grandmother was crocheting. 

Tricolour Afghan Bag is a great, versatile and classically stylish bag for anytime, anywhere! A LARGE LIGHTWEIGHT crochet afghan bag for holidays, beach (great for swimwear and towel), travel and summer shopper.

I designed TWO (2) NEW granny squares to create a stylish, vibrant and spacious tote bag. Inspiration for the colours came from my love of photographing sunrises and sunsets - vibrant blue skies and the amazing orange/yellow sun.

PATTERN DETAILS:
DIFFICULTY: Easy Intermediate
MEASUREMENTS: Bag circumference is approx. 34in (86cm) and 13in (33cm) deep
YARN: DMC Petra Size 3 Crochet Thread - 1 x 100g ball of shade orange; 1 x 100g ball of shade yellow; 2 x 100g ball of shade blue.
HOOK:  3mm
NOTIONS: Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES: You need to know how to crochet in the round. This crochet afghan bag consists of two (2) different squares. You will need to make 34 crocheted squares. Instructions in this pattern are for three (3) colour crochet afghan bag.  Bag lining is optional.  This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions. 




2. SCARBOROUGH FAIR BAG

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"Scarborough Faire" was a 45 day trading event held yearly during the middle ages in the seaside town of Scarborough, Yorkshire, Britain.

Merchants came from all over England, Norway, Denmark, the Baltic States and the Byzantine Empire. Such a huge event attracted not only tradesmen, but also other buyers, sellers and pleasure-seekers.

This crochet bag design celebrates the colourful, prosperous times of Scarborough Faire. It is an easy intermediate pattern, with colour changes and stitch design changes throughout the pattern.

PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy Intermediate

MEASUREMENTS: Bag circumference is approx. 32in (81cm) and 15in (38cm) deep; handles 30in (76cm)

YARN: Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton and Sparkle DK ● 100% Cotton ● 100g/201m/219yd ● Shades: MC Cream; CC1 Agean Shine; CC2 Fern; CC3 Coral Shine; CC4 Natural Shine; CC5 Driftwood. 1 ball of each colour.

HOOK: I-9 (5.5mm) and H-8 (5mm)

NOTIONS: Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES: You need to know how to crochet in the round. Instructions in this pattern are for six (6) colour crochet bag. Bag lining is optional. This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions. 




3. HIGHLANDER TOTE BAG

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HIGHLANDER Tote Bag has been inspired by ancient Scottish designs and symbols which are steeped in Celtic history. 

The design in the squares in this crochet tote bag is my interpretation of the various Celtic knot designs I came across whilst travelling in Scotland. Watch how different each square looks when you change the colours.


PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate

YARN: Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere ●85% Cotton 15% Cashmere ● 50g = 94m (103 yds) ● 6 colours

TOTAL YARDAGE: 310g = 583m (638yds)

SUBSTITUTE YARN:  Any DK / Light / Worsted weight yarn OR King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK ● 50% Bamboo 50% Cotton ●100gr = 251yd (230m)

HOOK: G-6 (4mm) and E-4 (3.5mm)
NOTIONS:  Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES: Instructions in this pattern are for a three (3) colour motif. Motif can be made using one, two or three colours. The tote bag in this pattern is made using six (6) colours.  Bag lining is optional. This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions. 




4. LATTE BAG


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LATTE Bag is the perfect accessory for those lovely moments you manage to grab with your best friends down at the cafe, the perfect bag to throw in your basics and sling over your shoulder.

LATTE bag is a great summer holiday project, all you need is one ball of each colour and one crochet hook and you will end up with a "simply perfect" summer holiday go-anywhere shoulder bag. A bag with a "retro cluster stitch" design, sturdy yet light and airy. 


PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY:  Intermediate

YARN:  Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK  ● Cotton 100% ● 100g/201m/219yd, Shades:  MC: Flint x 2 balls, CC: White x 1 ball

YARN ALTERNATIVES:  Any DK weight cotton

HOOK: G/6 (4mm)

NOTIONS:  Yarn needle; 1 wooden button
MEASUREMENTS:  The bag circumference is approximately 26in (66cm) and 11in (28cm) deep.
PATTERN NOTES:  The bag pattern is crochet from the bottom up, base is crochet flat, body and handles are crochet in the round. This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions.

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5. CLOUDBERRY MARKET TOTE



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CLOUDBERRY Market Tote is based on a vintage 1970s crochet stitch. This filet-style stitch appeared mainly in garment design using only one colour. Here the stitch is enhanced by changing colour every round creating a colourful market tote.


Cloudberry is the perfect farmer's market bag - throw in your fruits and vegetables and enjoy your day. Light and breezy, it can be easily rolled up and hidden away in your handbag for those unplanned purchases. Can also be used as a beach bag.


PATTERN DETAILS:
DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
MEASUREMENTS:  Bag circumference is approx. 30in (76cm); 17in (43cm) deep; strap 23in (58cm)
YARN:  Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton 4ply ● 100% Cotton ● 100g/267m/291yd ● Shades:  MC Beaujolais; CC1 Avocado.  1 ball of each colour.
YARN ALTERNATIVES:  Any similar weight cotton
HOOK: D-3 (3mm) 
NOTIONS: Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES: You need to know how to crochet in the round. Instructions in this pattern are for two (2) colour crochet bag.  This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions.







6. ANIKSI AFGHAN BAG


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ANIKSI Afghan Bag design is Greek inspired from the houses painted with the traditional white and Aegean blue and the multi-coloured potted geraniums, a "trademark" of Greek landscapes.

ANIKSI Afghan Bag is a great pattern for using up all those odd remnants you have sitting in your stash, and I am hoping it will inspire you all to get out your hooks and your favourite cotton yarns or threads, and allow those creative juices to flow!

PATTERN DETAILS:
DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
MEASUREMENTS:  Circumference of bag 24in (61cm);  13in (33cm) deep; handles 12.5in (32cm)
YARN:  Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 8ply ● 100% Cotton  ● 50g  109yd (100m) ● Six (6) to Eight (8) colours.  
YARDAGE:  Approximately 437yd (400m)
YARN SUBSTITUTE:  Any similar DK cotton yarn
HOOK3.5mm (E-4) 
NOTIONS: Yarn needle

PATTERN NOTES:  Aniksi Bag consists of four (4) afghan squares; two (2) rectangular pieces; one (1) long strip; two (2) handles.  Instructions in this pattern are for one (1) bag using six (6) to eight (8) colours.  This pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions.

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OR  
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prior to purchase. 

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Enjoy!
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