Friday, 6 October 2017

AMETHYST Winter Hat


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WINTER IS COMING!


No matter how many hats I have for winter, every autumn I feel the need for a BRAND NEW HAT for the coming winter, and this year it is no different. There is always room for another warm hat to be added to my collection of hats. Don't you agree?



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Yarn Talk


For this my first crochet hat for winter I am using King Cole RIOT Chunky, which I bought a couple of weeks ago.  A wool mix yarn 30% Wool and 70% Acrylic with a splash of colourful multi-tonal shades and I chose the purple mix, called Rhinestone, closest to my favourite colour.  The Riot Chunky yarn comes in 100g balls so you only need one (1) ball to make this winter hat. As you can see in the photo the gradual colour change in the yarn has made the hat look as though I changed colour in every round, I just love this yarn! 



You can substitute the yarn if you wish, just remember to check the YARNSUB website, to get the best match.




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New Winter Hat


AMETHYST Winter Hat is the name of my new design for winter 2017 the colours remind me of my favourite gemstone of the same name, which I always wear around my neck.  This chunky yarn crochet hat is going to be lovely and warm, the yarn label recommends 6mm hook, however, I have used 5mm hook for a denser fabric and I have also included a cotton lining to prevent any possible itchiness from the wool blend yarn, as well as making the hat warmer. Of course, the cotton lining is optional you can make and wear the hat as is, I just prefer it with a lining.


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PATTERN DETAILS:



DIFFICULTY: Easy
MEASUREMENTS: Circumference 21in (53cm); Length 8in (21cm)
SIZES: One (1) size
YARN USED: King Cole RIOT Chunky ● 70% Acrylic 30% Wool ● 100g ● 145yd (134m)
YARDAGE: Approx. 120yd (110m)
TENSION: 15sts x 12 rows to 4in (10cm) in pattern stitch
NOTIONS: 5mm hook, Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES: Hat is worked top down in the round. Optional Lining instructions included. Photographs accompany the written instructions at the end of the pattern.




This pattern is written in USA AMERICAN Crochet Terms.






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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

ELDERBERRY Mobius Crochet Pattern



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End of Summer

Here in the Northern Hemisphere the autumn equinox (22 September) signifies the end of long summer days and the beginning of the longer nights, it's a time of harvest and the beginning of cooler temperatures and for me a time to think of warm and cozy crochet and knit projects.


Yarn Talk

My first crochet designs for autumn/winter are based on the yarns I purchased a couple of weeks ago, namely King Cole RIOT Chunky and King Cole RIOT DK

You can substitute the yarn if you wish, just remember to check the YARNSUB website, to get the best match.

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What caught my eye was the "riot of colourful multi-tonal shades". The yarn is 70% acrylic and 30% wool blend and comes in 100g balls, which makes it perfect for making hats and scarves, because in most cases you could get away with using just one (1) ball. 

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I must admit I am not a big fan of acrylic yarns, however I don't mind using the wool and acrylic blends, especially when there is a need for it, for example, I love the softness of the yarn, or the colours are just what I was looking for, or it needs to be easy care and easy wear.

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New Crochet Designs

My first design for Autumn 2017 is a crochet mobius called ELDERBERRY because the Riot yarn colours remind me of all the colourful berries we see on our walks in the countryside, like rowan berries, hawthorn berries, elderberries and many others which flourish at this time of the year, and their abundance is simply mesmerising. Yes I love autumn!

Autumn is a time to enjoy walking in the woodlands and observing nature's magic, the changing colours of the leaves and best of all a time for preparing for winter with lots of crocheting and knitting.

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So for the ELDERBERRY Mobius I crocheted with the King Cole Riot DK and a 4mm hook, the focus was on a delicate design pattern which would display the changing colours in the yarn and hopefully look a bit like autumn berries, in my favourite purple colours. 


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PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate

MEASUREMENTS:  Length 40in (102cm) Width 7in (18cm)

SIZES:  One (1) size

YARN USED:  KING COLE Riot DK ● 8ply ● 70% Acrylic 30% Wool ● 100g ● 322yd (294m)

YARDAGE: Approx.  322yd (294m)

NOTIONS:  4mm hook, Yarn needle

PATTERN NOTES:  Mobius is worked in continuous rounds, working either side of your foundation row.  Photographs accompany the written instructions at the end of the pattern.

This pattern is written in USA AMERICAN Crochet Terms.

Please Note: You can make this mobius shorter or longer as well as wider if you wish (hints in pattern). However be aware you will definitely need more than one ball if you make a longer or wider scarf.  Also I found that the one ball of yarn didn't weigh exactly 100g so I don't think I got the total length of yarn as stated on yarn label, therefore I needed a second ball of yarn to finish the optional decorative edge on the scarf. 

Photo below is without the optional decorative edge you only need one ball of yarn for this size.

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Friday, 8 September 2017

SLEEP Hats Free Crochet Pattern #4 CALM HAT

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CALM 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.

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

WEEK #4 CALM HAT

Here we are in Week #4 for Sleep Hats, and I hope you enjoyed making the first Week #1 SLEEPY Hat and the second Week #2 DROWSY Hat and also third Week #3 PEACEFUL Hat

This week I had to choose a different yarn because I ran out of my favourite Bendigo Woollen Mills (BWM) Cotton DK. I searched on YarnSub for a substitute yarn, checked with a UK supplier and ordered a new cotton yarn I hadn't used before, unfortunately as soon as I received the new yarn I could see it was not as soft as the BWM cotton. Anyway I decided to go ahead and use this NEW YARN it is still a good cotton yarn for a sleep hat just not as soft as I would like for someone with a bald head.

For this week's hat design I decided to produce a hat where you will be able to practice turning at the end of a round.  The hat is still crochet from top down in rounds, however in the body there are a couple of rounds where you turn at the end.  It is not difficult it just gives the stitch pattern a more interesting look.

Calm Hat uses two (2) colours and of course you can make your hat with only one (1) colour or more colours if you wish.

CALM Hat is made with PAINTBOX YARNS Cotton DK  and you can substitute the yarn if you wish, just remember to check the YARNSUB website, to get the best match.

Week #4 CALM Hat Crochet Pattern

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PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
SIZE:  One (1) size 
MEASUREMENTS:  Fits head circumference 20-22in (51-56cm); 
YARN USED:  Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK ● 100% Cotton ● 50g ● 125m (137yd) ● MC = Lime Green 429; CC = Vanilla Cream 408
YARDAGE: Approx.  55g; 137m (150yd)
TENSION:  17sts and 16 rows to 4in (10cm) in pattern stitch
NOTIONS:  4mm 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
ch-sp/s = chain space/s
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.




PATTERN STARTS:


CROWN of HAT - Increase Rnds



With MC and 4mm hook


Rnd 1:  Magic ring, ch2, 9hdc in ring, join with sl st in ch1 of ch2. (10sts)


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


Rnd 2:  Ch1, 2sc in next st and each st around, join with sl st in ch1. (20sts)


Rnd 3:  Ch1, *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (30sts)


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Rnd 4:  Ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (40sts)


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Rnd 5:  Ch1, *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 3sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (50sts)

Rnd 6:  Ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (60sts)

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Rnd 7:  Ch1, *2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 5sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (70sts)

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Rnd 8:  Ch1, *2sc in next st, 1sc in next 6sts, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch1. (80sts)

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BODY of HAT

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

CHANGE TO CC

Rnd 1:  Ch1, 1sc in each st around, join with sl st in ch1. (80sts)

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Rnd 2:  Ch2, (1dc, ch1) in same st, skip next st, *(dc2tog, ch1) in next st, skip next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch2.

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

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CHANGE TO MC

Rnd 4-6:  Rep Rnd 1-3.

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CHANGE TO CC

Rnd 7-9:  Rep Rnd 1-3.

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CHANGE TO MC

Rnd 10-21:  Rep Rnd 1-3. Changing colour after every 3 rounds.

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BRIM of HAT

CHANGE TO MC

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

CHANGE TO CC

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

CHANGE TO MC

Rnd 3:  Rep Rnd 2.

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CHANGE TO CC

Rnd 4:  Rep Rnd 2.

CHANGE TO MC

Rnd 5:  Rep Rnd 2.

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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
ch-sp/s = chain space/s
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.

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