Monday, June 27, 2011

Streamer Crochet Hat Teresa Richardson - with Brim by Bethintx1 - Elizabeth Ham


This is the streamer crochet hat  created by Teresa Richardson aka Crochet Geek, with a brim addition created by Elizabeth Ham aka Bethintx1 on YouTube
It makes a nice summer hat!


I have posted my set of written instructions at the bottom of this post. This external link is where you will find the crochet brim written instructions.  Both video tutorials are posted below.

The top hat section video is on my crochet channel Crochet Geek, and the brim video is on Bethintx1.  You will want to check out the other crochet tutorials that Bethintx1 - Elizabeth Ham has on her channel.

Streamer Summer Hat Brim




Streamer Crochet Hat







Streamer Crochet Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson




Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet

Video Tutorial: Streamer Crochet Hat


Written Instructions: crochet brim written instructions
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Abbreviations
SP - Space
DC - Double Crochet
SK - Skip

Size I/5.5mm Crochet Hook

Increase - Double Crochet, CHain 1, Double Crochet, Chain 1, all in the same space

Round 1: CH 4, *DC through the loop, CH 1, repeat 9 times total from *. Slip stitch to join with the beginning chain 3. (10 Double Crochet Chain 1 total)

Round 2: Attach contrasting color of yarn, CH 1, 2 SC in the previous CH space. CH 1, Skip over the double crochet, *work 2 SC in the next CH 1 SP, CH 1. Continue from * working in each CH 1 space. Slip stitch to join with the beginning chain 3. (20 Single Crochet Total with 10 Chain 1 between each set of 2)

Round 3: CH 4, DC in the same Stitch(this is the first increase stitch), CH 1, DC, CH 1 in the next Stitch. *Double Crochet, Chain 1, Double Crochet, Chain 1 in the next stitch for the increase, work an individual Double Crochet, Chain 1 in the next stitch. Continue around from *. Slip stitch to join with the beginning chain 3. There will be 5 increases and 5 individual stitches worked. (15 Double Crochet, Chain 1 total) There will be 5 increases done on this round.

Round 4: Attach contrasting color of yarn, CH 1, 2 SC in the previous CH space. CH 1, Skip over the double crochet, *work 2 SC in the next CH 1 SP, CH 1. Continue from * working in each CH 1 space. Slip stitch to join with the beginning chain 3. (30 Single Crochet Total with 15Chain 1 between each set of 2)

Round 5: CH 4, DC in the next stitch, CH 1. DC, CH 1, DC, CH 1 in the next stitch for the first increase. *Work an individual DC, CH1 in each of the next 2 stitches, Work an increase of DC, CH1, DC, CH1 in the next individual stitch. Continue around from *, slip stitch to join with the beginning chain 3. (20 Double Crochet, Chain 1 total) The increases are staggered on this round and worked in the stitches on the previous round that were not increases. (20 Double Crochet, Chain 1 total) There will be 5 increases done on this round.

Round 6: Attach contrasting color of yarn, CH 1, 2 SC in the previous CH space. CH 1, Skip over the double crochet, *work 2 SC in the next CH 1 SP, CH 1. Continue from * working in each CH 1 space. Slip stitch to join with the beginning chain 3. (40 Single Crochet Total with 20 Chain 1 between each set of 2)

Round 7: Chain 4, DC, CH 1 in the same stitch(increase), work DC, CH1, DC, CH1 in the next stitch(increase), work an individual DC, CH 1 in each of the next 2 stitches. *DC, CH1, DC, CH1 in the next stitch(increase), DC, CH1, DC, CH1 in the next stitch(increase), work an individual DC, CH 1 in each of the next 2 stitches. Continue around from *, Join with a slip stitch in the beginning chain 3. (30 Double Crochet, Chain 1 total) There will be 10 increases done on this round.

Round 8: Attach contrasting color of yarn, CH 1, 2 SC in the previous CH space. CH 1, Skip over the double crochet, *work 2 SC in the next CH 1 SP, CH 1. Continue from * working in each CH 1 space. Slip stitch to join with the beginning chain 3. (60 Single Crochet Total with 30 Chain 1 between each set of 2)

Round 9: Chain 4, work an individual DC, CH 1 in each of the next 3 stitches, DC, CH1, DC, CH1 in the next stitch(increase), DC, CH1, DC, CH1 in the next stitch(increase), * Work 1 DC, CH 1 in each of the next 4, DC, CH1, DC, CH1 in the next stitch(increase), DC, CH1, DC, CH1 in the next stitch(increase), continue around from *, join with a slip stitch in the beginning chain 3. (40 Double Crochet, Chain 1 total) There will be 10 increases done on this round.

Round 10: Attach contrasting color of yarn, CH 1, 1 SC in the previous CH space. CH 1, Skip over the double crochet, *work 1 SC in the next CH 1 SP, CH 1. Continue from * working in each CH 1 space. Slip stitch to join with the beginning chain 3. (40 Single Crochet Total with 40 Chain 1 between each single crochet)

Round 11: CH 4, *DC, CH 1, continue around from * to the beginning. Slip stitch to join the round with the beginning chain 3. (40 Double Crochet, Chain 1 total)

Continue with rounds 10 and 11 for the length of the hat.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

How I got Started on YouTube

On Tuesday, Michael Humphrey with Forbes.com wrote a great article about how I got started on YouTube.  Maybe you want to start your own channel and turn it in to a business.  I offer tips that have worked for me. 


http://blogs.forbes.com/michaelhumphrey/2011/06/21/teresa-richardson-the-crochet-geek-whos-hooked-60000-youtubers/


Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963


Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SeaBreeze Crochet Pattern - Quick and Easy Crochet Stitches




SeaBreeze 

Video Tutorial: SeaBreeze Crochet Pattern Stitch 

Video Tutorial:  SeaBreeze Crochet Pattern Stitch Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Multiple:  5+5

Work a chain of 20.

Row 1: Work 1 SC in each chain across,  (19 single crochet total)


Row 2: Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, only a step up to the next row.  Work 1 SC in each stitch across.  (19 single crochet total)


Row 3: Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, only a step up to the next row. Work 1 DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in the next stitch, Skip 2 stitches, work 5 DC in the next stitch, *Skip 4 stitches, work 5 DC in the next stitch. You will repeat from * for the width of the project.  To end, skip 2 stitches, work 2 DC in the last 2 stitches.


Row 4-5: Work 1 SC in each stitch across.  (19 single crochet total)


Row 6: Chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, only a step up to the next row. Work 1 DC in the same stitch, Work 1 DC in the next stitch, Skip 2 stitches, work 5 DC in the next stitch, *Skip 4 stitches, work 5 DC in the next stitch. You will repeat from * for the width of the project.   
To end, skip 2 stitches, work 2 DC in the last 2 stitches.

Repeat rows 4-6 for the length. 

You can make this pattern all one color or change colors.  For a different look, you can work additional single crochet row for a wider band between the shell row.  Tinker around with the stitch combination and have fun.






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