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Showing posts with label Hat. Show all posts

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Crochet Mesh Cap Miley - Crochet Geek











Crochet Geek will demonstrate a mesh crochet cap. This hat is worked with  four ply worsted weight yarn and a size I, 5.5 millimeter crochet hook. Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons and patterns - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr  and hit the like button.  

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Mesh Crochet Beanie Skull Cap

Video Tutorial: 
Lightweight Crochet Beanie Skull Cap

Video Tutorial: Lightweight Crochet Beanie Skull Cap Left Hand Version

Skill Level:
 Easy Beginner

Written by Teresa Richardson

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
ST - Stitch
SC - Single Crochet
Materials
Size I/5.5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn or cotton
Tapestry Needle for sewing in the tails

Chain 3, join. You can also use the magic circle instead of the chain.
Round 1: Chain 3, This will count as the first half double crochet chain 1 now and through the remainder of the pattern. Work 9 HDC, CH 1. SC in the beginning chain to join. The single crochet will count as the chain now and through the remainder of the pattern. (10 Half double crochet chain 1 total)
Round 2: Chain 3, Work HDC, CH 1 in the same space. *HDC, CH 1, HDC, CH 1 in each space around. Repeat from *. Join with a single crochet (20 Half double crochet chain 1 total)

Round 3-4: CH 3, HDC, CH 1, in each space around. Join with a single crochet. (20 Half double crochet chain 1 total)
Round 5: CH 3, HDC, CH 1 in the same space, HDC CH 1 in the next space, *HDC CH 1, HDC CH 1 in the same space(This is the increase), HDC CH 1 in the next space, Repeat around from *. Join with a single crochet. (30 Half double crochet chain 1 total)
Round 6-7: CH 3, *HDC, CH 1, in each space. Join each round with a single crochet. Complete around from *. (30 Half double crochet chain 1 total)

Round 8: Chain 3, in the next space, 1 HDC, Increase, HDC, CH 1, HDC Ch 1 in same Space, *in the next space, HDC, CH 1, in the next space  (Increase, HDC, CH 1, HDC Ch 1 in same Space), continue around from *, work a single crochet to join. (45 Half double crochet chain 1 total)

Round 9 - 20:  CH 3, *HDC, CH 1, in each space around. Join each round with a single crochet. Complete around from *. (45 Half double crochet chain 1 total)

Band:
Round 21 : CH 1, 2 SC in each space around. Join with beginning single crochet or you can work in the continual round.

Round 22 : CH 1, Single crochet in each single crochet around, join. 

















Friday, March 28, 2014

Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms - Option A







Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms

Crochet Geek will demonstrate a crochet baby cap with pom poms. This cap is worked with  four ply worsted light weight yarn.  Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr  and hit the like button.  

You are welcome to share completed crochet projects, pictures, videos and free patterns to Crochet Geek's Google+ Community.

Note: If you made this cap with the pom poms, it does have small yarn tails that may come out of the yarn pom-poms. Please keep this in mind around small babies and children.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Version Crochet Baby Cap Two Pom Poms

Skill Level - Beginner/Intermediate


Size Estimate - Newborn - 4 months 13-16 inches (size can easily be modified for a larger cap

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

FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet


Definitions
Front Post Double Crochet - Put your hook to the right of the stitch, around the post and up the opposite side. 
Complete the double crochet.
Left Hand Front Post Double Crochet - Put your hook to the left of the stitch, around the post and up the opposite side. Complete the double crochet.

Back Post Double Crochet
- Put your hook to the backside right of the stitch, around the front, to the left. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the stitch.

Left Hand Back Post Double Crochet - Put your hook to the backside left of the stitch, around the front, to the right. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the stitch.

Continual Round -
Put your hook through the top of the first stitch and work the single crochet or stitch that you are working.  This technique is worked instead of joining, to eliminate the seam that will show up when you join rounds.


Yarn Marker -  Marker for the first stitch of each round. I use scrap pieces of yarn to mark the first stitch. 

Work a loose chain of 42. Make sure the chain is not twisted. Join with the beginning chain.



Round 1: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch.  In the same chain, work one double crochet. Work one DC in each chain around for a total of 42 double crochet. Join with the beginning stitch.


Round 2-3:
Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch.  We will be working a series of post stitches. *Work a front post double crochet. (see definitions above for details on how to work the FPDC) Work a back post double crochet for each of the next two stitches. (see definitions above for details on how to work the BPDC, continue around from * for a total of 42 stitches. Join with the beginning stitch. Cut the yarn and change color.

Round 4-11: Attach the new color of yarn to the top of any stitch. Work a chain one, single crochet in the same stitch.  Work 1 SC in each stitch around for a total of 42. Work the continual round.  You may want to use a yarn marker to mark what would be the first stitch in each round.  Upon completion, cut a long length of tail. This will be used to sew the top of the cap shut.


Thread your tapestry needle and turn the cap inside out. You will skip 6-7 stitches on each side, sewing the top, center shut. Knot and secure the strand when you get to the to the other side.  Hide the tail between the stitches. Flip the cap right side out.

Cap Corners: Attach the yarn to any stitch in the corner of the stitches that were left un-worked.  Work three rounds of single crochet. This is to make the corner stand up a little higher than the rest of the cap.  Both sides will be done the same way. Slip stitch to finish off, cut off some extra yarn.  Weave the tail through the last round, pull the top shut.

Attaching Pom-Pom: You will run your needle through the center of the pom-pom 5-10 times making sure it is secure. When you go back through, make sure it is slightly over from where you came up so you don't pull your yarn through.  When it is secure, make a knot underneath the ball. Hide the tail between the stitches.






If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches

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

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

Saturday, March 15, 2014

How to make a Child Size Crochet V-Stitch Cap with Ruffle







Child Size Crochet V-Stitch Cap with Ruffle - Lightweight Summer


This pattern is a baby to toddler size crochet cap worked with  four ply worsted weight yarn and a size I, 5.5 millimeter crochet hook.  The size is16-18 Inches - 40-45 Centimeters. Subscribe Today for free crochet lessons - http://goo.gl/DxXpTr  and hit the like button.  

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Child Size Crochet V-Stitch Cap with Ruffle - Lightweight Summer

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Child Size Crochet V-Stitch Cap with Ruffle - Lightweight Summer

Skill Level - Easy


Size -16-18 Inches - 40-45 Centimeters

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

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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
V-Stitch - DC, CH 1, DC, in the same space


V-Stitch Increase - DC, CH 1, DC, CH 1, DC, in the same space

Attach the yarn to the hook with a slip knot. 
CH 4, join with the beginning stitch.

Round 1: CH 4, DC through the same chain, this completes the first V-stitch. Work 5 remaining V stitches  through the center loop.  Join with the beginning stitch.  (6 V-stitch total)


Round 2: SL ST to the CH 1 space.  CH 4, DC, CH 1, DC in the same CH 1 space, this completes the first V-stitch. Work a V-Stitch Increase - DC, CH 1, DC, CH 1, DC in each of the remaining 5 chain 1 spaces. Join with the beginning stitch.  (6 V-stitch Increases total)

Round 3:  SL ST to the CH 1 space.  Work one V-Stitch - DC, CH 1, DC in each chain 1 space around. Join with the beginning stitch.  (12 V-stitch total)

Round 4:   SL ST to the CH 1 space.  CH 4, DC through the same space, this completes the first V-stitch.  Work a V-Stitch Increase - DC, CH 1, DC, CH 1, DC, in the next chain 1 space. *Work a V-Stitch in the next chain 1 space. Work a V-Stitch increase in the next chain 1 space. Continue around from * to the beginning. Join with the beginning stitch.  (6 V-stitch,  6 V-Stitch Increase total)

Round 5-9: SL ST to the CH 1 space. CH 4, DC, in the same CH 1 space.  Work a V-Stitch in each stitch around.  Join with the beginning stitch.  Work additional rounds if you find you want a longer cap.



Round 10: Ch 1, Work a SC in each DC and CH 1 space around.  Join with the beginning stitch.



Ruffle - Round 11:  CH 1, Work 3 DC in each stitch around, join with the beginning stitch.









Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How to Crochet a CupCake Hat Free Crochet Pattern Crochet Geek




How to Crochet a CupCake Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson
+CROCHET GEEK

Video Tutorial: How to Crochet a CupCake Hat

Video Tutorial: Left Hand How to Crochet a CupCake Hat



Skill Level - Intermediate

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

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - Light Weight 4 ply or 3 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Fiberfill for Cherry

Stitch Instructions and Definitions

Working between a stitch is inserting the hook in the space between each stitch.

Single Crochet Decrease
Insert the hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, there are 2 loops on the hook, insert the hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, there are 3 loops on the hook, wrap the yarn over and pull through all 3 loops to complete the single crochet decrease.

Hat Side (CupCake Paper)
Row 1: Work 14 Foundation Half Double Crochet

Row 2-46: HDC in the loop below the top of the stitch (this creates the rib effect) in each stitch across. Work the last HDC below the two loops on the last stitch of the edge. This will create a solid edge.

Sew the two edges together working through the same loop that was used to create the rib stitch on one side and through the top stitches on the opposite side. This will push the stitches to the front.

Hat Top (Frosting)
Note: You will ignore instructions to "CH 1" and "join with the beginning stitch" if you choose to use the continual round.
Chain 4, join.

Round 1: CH 1, Work 10 HDC through the loop, join with the beginning stitch. At this point you can use joined rounds or work in a continual round. If you choose a continual round, you will want to use a yarn marker. (10 HDC total)

Round 2: CH 1, work 2 DC between each stitch around, join with the beginning stitch. (20 HDC total)

Round 3: Ch 1, *work 1 HDC between ea space, work 2 HDC between ea space. Continue around from * join with the beginning stitch. (30 HDC total)

Round 4: Ch 1, *work 1 HDC between ea space around, join with the beginning stitch. (30 HDC total)

Round 5: Ch 1, *work 1 HDC between ea space, work 2 HDC between ea space. Continue around from * join with the beginning stitch. (45 HDC total)

Round 6: Ch 1, *work 1 HDC between ea space around. Continue around from * join with the beginning stitch. (45 HDC total)

Round 7: Ch 1, *work 1 HDC between ea of the next 2 stitches, work 2 HDC between the next stitch. Continue around from * join with the beginning stitch. (60 HDC total)

Round 8: Ch 1, *work 1 HDC between ea stitch around, Continue around from * join with the beginning stitch. (60 HDC total)

Round 9-18: Ch 1, *work 1 HDC between ea stitch around, Continue around from * join with the beginning stitch. (60 HDC total)

If you worked in the continual round, skip 1 stitch and work a slip stitch in the next. This will even off the round so there is not a ridge.

Edging - Scallop
Working between the stitches, work 1 SC, skip 2 spaces, *work 5 triple crochet in the next space. Work a single crochet in the same space as the triple crochet. (this is folding 5 triple crochet to the back creating a 3D raised effect) skip 2 spaces. Repeat around from *. Join with the beginning SC.

Cherry
CH 3, join with the beginning chain.

Round 1: CH, Work 6 SC through the chain. Work in a continual round. (6 single crochet)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around. (12 single crochet)

Round 3-4: 1 SC in each stitch around (12 single crochet)

Round 5: Work 7 Single Crochet Decrease. See stitch definitions above. Fill with stuff after the 3rd SC DEC and continue around. Secure the stitch and sew the top shut. Pull a loop up with the crochet hook and chain 4. Slip stitch back down the chain 3. Slip stitch and secure. Knot and Sew in the tail.







Sunday, December 29, 2013

Crochet Team Hat Crochet Geek



Crochet Team Hat Caleb

Written by Teresa Richardson
 +CROCHET GEEK 


Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch


Materials
Size K/__ mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Size estimate will fit a size 22 - 24 inch head, adult size.

You can work this with a smaller crochet hook.  If you use a size I or J, you may want to work 17 or 18 stitches to start, since the size of the hat will be smaller with the smaller crochet hook.  

Chain 6 join.

Chain 1 for the step up on each round, this will not count as a stitch. Work the first back post double crochet around the chain one and the first stitch.

Round 1:  Work 15 double crochet through the chain, join with the beginning stitch. (15 stitch total)

Round 2: chain 1, BPDC, FPDC around each stitch. join with the beginning stitch. (30 stitches total)

Round 3: chain 1, BPDC, FPDC around each stitch. join with the beginning stitch. (60 stitches total) Cut yarn, Change color

Round 4-6: chain 1, BPDC,  FPDC,  join with the beginning stitch. Cut yarn, Change color

Round 7-9: chain 1, BPDC,  FPDC,  join with the beginning stitch. Cut yarn, Change color

Round 10-12: chain 1, BPDC,  FPDC,  join with the beginning stitch. Cut yarn, Change color

Round 13-15: chain 1, BPDC,  FPDC,  join with the beginning stitch. Cut yarn, Change color

Round 16-21: chain 1, BPDC,  FPDC,  join with the beginning stitch. Cut yarn, sew in all the tails.

I have found splitting the yarn to make knots is  a way to keep the tails hidden.  If you sew the tail in as a big strand, there is a risk that it may come out in the wash.  I will sew the tail in a little bit, split the yarn in the tail, sew or hook half of the strand over another strand, then make two knots.    Sew it in a little more, and repeat making knots.



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Crochet Cap Cypress - Toddler Cap Crochet Geek Free Crochet Pattern



Crochet Cap Cypress

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  
Crochet Cap Cypress

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Cap Cypress Left Hand

Skill Level - Intermediate

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


Size Estimate - 18 Inches/46 Centimeters

Chain 4, join
Round 1: Work 12 HDC, join with the first stitch

Round 2: Work 2 HDC between the stitches around, join. ( 24 Half Double Crochet)

Round 3: Work 1 HDC between each stitch around, join. ( 24 Half Double Crochet)

Round 4: 2 HDC between ea  ( 48 Half Double Crochet)

Round 5: SL ST into the next stitch, CH 1, this is the step up, DC in the same stitch, work a DC in the previous stitch. *Skip the next stitch, work a DC in the stitch after.  Work a DC in the skipped stitch,  continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (There will be 48 individual stitches, 24 sets of X stitches)

Round 6-10: SL ST into the next stitch, CH 1, this is the step up, Work a DC, work a DC back into the first stitch,  *Skip the next stitch, work a DC in the stitch after.  Work a DC in the skipped stitch,  continue around from *. Join with the beginning stitch. (There will be 48 individual stitches, 24 sets of X stitches)

Brim
Round 11: Working in the Front Loop Only. *Work 1 HDC, 2 HDC in the next stitch,  Continue around, join.

Round 12:  *Chain three, skip a stitch, work a slip stitch in the next stitch, continue around to the beginning. Join with the beginning stitch.

Edging  Suggestions -  You can work the reverse single crochet or a chain and single crochet around. 




Sunday, August 18, 2013

Crochet Sombrero & Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce

























Crochet Sombrero and Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce


This will be a fun idea for a bachelor party on a 6 pack of beer or for that end of the year Labor Day outing.


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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Sombrero and Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce

Video Tutorial: Crochet Sombrero and Cape for Louisiana Hot Sauce Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

Materials
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Continual Round:  Instead of joining, work a single crochet in top of the first stitch. Working a continual round will eliminate the unsightly seam that occurs with joining a round.

Yarn Marker: A yarn marker is used to identify the first/last stitch of each round. This is so you have an idea when to change rounds with your instructions.  I use left over yarn tails, which are convenient, easy and free.


Chain 4, join with the beginning chain.

Round 1:  Work 10 single crochet through the chain. This is working around the chain, putting your hook through the center of the chain. 
(10 single crochet total)
Round 2-6: Work 1 single crochet in each stitch around.  (10 single crochet total)
Round 7: Work 2 SC in each stitch around.  (20 single crochet total)
Round 8: Work 1 SC in the next stitch, work 2 SC in the next stitch  (30 single crochet total)
Round 9: Work 1 SC in the next stitch around (30 single crochet total)
Round 10: Work 1 SC in ea of the next two stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch  (40 single crochet total)
Round 11: Work 1 SC in ea stitch around  (40 single crochet total)


Scarf:  Work a chain of 45
Round 1: Work 1 SC in each stitch across
Round 3-8: CH 1, Work 1 SC in each stitch across


Fringe: Cut several strands of yarn 4-6 inches in length. To attach, fold the strand in half, insert your hook through the yarn. Put the hook through the end of the scarf, wrap the yarn strands over, pull through and secure.



Friday, March 22, 2013

Crochet Cap Blaise





Crochet Cap Blaise

Written by Teresa Richardson
+Crochet Geek Video Tutorial:  Crochet Cap Blaise


Video Tutorial: Crochet Cap Blaise Left Hand

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations

DC - Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn worsted weight - 2 colors

9-12 Wraps per inch/2.5 CM
Tapestry Needle


In the tutorial, I worked the yarn by passing one color to the front and the other color to the back.  Later in the hat I did notice that the strand passed to the front may show a little more than it being passed to the back.  You can decide if you want to keep the yarn separated, passing one to the front and one to the back or pass both to the back.  You will need to unwind your yarn every so often by passing both to the back.

The chain 1 will not count as a stitch, only the step up.

Chain 16, join.

Round 1: Work 16 double crochet through the chain, join with the beginning chain.

The double crochet will be worked between each stitch.

Round 2 - 3:  Chain 1, *FPDC, DC between, leave the last 2 loops on the hook, this is where you will change color, and draw up the new color. Repeat around from. (16 sets of stitches, Front Post Double Crochet and 1 Double Crochet)

Round 4 - 5: Chain 1, *FPDC, 2 DC between, leave the last 2 loops on the hook of the last stitch, this is where you will change color, and draw up the new color. Repeat around from. (16 sets of stitches, Front Post Double Crochet and 1 Double Crochet)

Note:  You can stop increasing after round 4 and continue through round 12 for a toddler size cap 17 inches/43 CM around.  This is an estimate.  Your crochet style, hook and yarn size will play a role in the final outcome.

Round 6-7: Chain 1, *FPDC, 3 DC between, leave the last 2 loops on the hook of the last stitch, this is where you will change color, and draw up the new color. Repeat around from. (16 sets of stitches, Front Post Double Crochet and 1 Double Crochet)  

Note:  You can stop increasing after round 6 and continue through round 14 for a youth size cap 20 inches/51 CM around.  This is an estimate.  Your crochet style, hook and yarn size will play a role in the final outcome.

Round 8-16: Chain 1, *FPDC, 4 DC between, leave the last 2 loops on the hook of the last stitch, this is where you will change color, and draw up the new color. Repeat around from. (16 sets of stitches, Front Post Double Crochet and 1 Double Crochet)

Flaired Brim

Round 17: Chain 1, *FPDC, 5 DC between, leave the last 2 loops on the hook of the last stitch, this is where you will change color, and draw up the new color. Repeat around from. (16 sets of stitches, Front Post Double Crochet and 1 Double Crochet)


Round 18: Chain 1, *FPDC, 6 DC between, leave the last 2 loops on the hook of the last stitch, this is where you will change color, and draw up the new color. Repeat around from. (16 sets of stitches, Front Post Double Crochet and 1 Double Crochet)





Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stripe Crochet Spiral Cap - 2 Strands




Crochet Spiral Hat 

Written by Teresa Richardson
+Crochet Geek Video Tutorial:  Stripe Crochet Spiral Cap - 2 Strands


Video Tutorial: Stripe Crochet Spiral Cap - 2 Strands Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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


Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn worsted weight yarn 

Wraps Per Inch 9-12
Tapestry Needle


This cap will be worked with two colors at the same time.  

Optional Stitch Effect:The image shows an effect for working 7 double crochet and 7 single crochet staggering the stitches to create a wave.  I worked this after the increase rounds were over. If you want to work this on the smaller hats it can be done as well. I will use round 9 with 50 stitches as the example.  You would work 5 double crochet, 5 single crochet, staggering the stitches.

There are various places where you can stop to make smaller caps.  I have provided a size estimate for the yarn I am using

Chain 5, Join

Round 1: Work 10 SC, Color A

Round 2: Work 2 SC in each stitch around, Color B

Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around  Color A

Round 4:  *Work 1 SC, 2 SC,  repeat from* Color B (30 Single Crochet Total)

Round 5:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around,  Color A   (30 Single Crochet Total)

Round 6:  *Work 1 SC in ea of the next 2, 2 SC,  repeat from* Color B (40 Single Crochet Total)

Round 7:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around,  Color A   (40 Single Crochet Total)  Stop Point 1 - Baby Size Cap 6 month size estimate

Round 8:  *Work 1 SC in ea of the next 3, 2 SC,  repeat from* Color B (50 Single Crochet Total)
Round 9:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around,  Color A   (50 Single Crochet Total) Stop Point 2 - Toddler size estimate


Round 10:  *Work 1 SC in ea of the next 4, 2 SC,  repeat from* Color B (60 Single Crochet Total)

Round 11:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around,  Color A   (60 Single Crochet Total)  Stop Point 3 - Youth Size Cap or Small Adult Head

Round 12:  *Work 1 SC in ea of the next 5, 2 SC,  repeat from* Color B (70 Single Crochet Total)


Round 13:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around,  Color A   (70 Single Crochet Total)  Stop Point 4 - Average Adult Size Head

Round 14-27:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around,  you will continue alternating colors  (70 Single Crochet Total)

Note: If  you need an additional increase round after round 13, this is what you will work.  *Work 1 SC in ea of the next 6, 2 SC,  repeat from* Color B (80 Single Crochet Total)









Sunday, October 21, 2012

Crochet Zombie Skeletor Hat




Crochet Zombie Skeletor Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Zombie Skeletor


Video Tutorial: Crochet Zombie Skeletor Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

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

DC - Double Crochet
TC - Triple Crochet

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


Chain 4, join
Round 1: Work 12 HDC through the chain, do not join, we will use a continual round.
Round 2: Work a SC for the first stitch for a gradual step, HDC in the same stitch. Work 2 HDC in each stitch around, attach a yarn marker so you know where the first stitch is. (24 Half Double Crochet)
Round 3: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (24 Half Double Crochet)
Round 4: *Work 2 HDC in next stitch, Work 1 HDC in next, continue around from *. (36 Half Double Crochet)
Round 5: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (36 Half Double Crochet)
Round 6: *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 2 stitches, Work 2 HDC in next, continue around from *. (48 Half Double Crochet)
Round 7: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (48 Half Double Crochet)
Round 8: *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 3 stitches, Work 2 HDC in next, continue around from *. (60 Half Double Crochet)
Round 9: Work 1 HDC in each stitch around (60 Half Double Crochet)
You can stop increasing here and continue on with the length for a Youth Size cap approximately 18-22 inches around.

Continue from round 9 for an adult size cap
Round 10: *Work 1 HDC in ea of the next 4 stitches, Work 2 HDC in next, continue around from *. (72 Half Double Crochet)

Continue for the length of your cap. 

Eye - Make 2 - Black Yarn

Chain 8, work 7 HDC through each chain, turn.
Row 2: Skip 1 stitch, work 2 DC, 2 TC in the next stitch. In the next stitch, work 2 TC, 2 DC. Skip 2 stitches, work a slip stitch in the last stitch. Cut of extra yarn for sewing to the cap.

Eye Center - Make 2 - Red Yarn
Chain 3, join. Work 6 SC through the loop, join. Cut an extra amount of yarn for sewing on to the eye.  

There are different types of placement for the eyes. Try out different locations. 

Mouth
Work the embroidery chain or you can make a chain of 15-20 and sew to the cap.  Work vertical spikes across the mouth for a scarier and creepier effect.  

Sew everything in place.  Knot, secure and sew in all the tails.


If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches

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

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








Friday, August 17, 2012

Crochet Cable Cap - Adult Cap




Adult Cap - Crochet Pumpkin Hat

This tutorial provides instructions for 3 different sizes.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Cable Hat with Ear Flaps - Pumpkin Crochet Cap


Video Tutorial: Crochet Cable Hat with Ear Flaps - Pumpkin Crochet Cap Left Hand Version


Skill Level - Intermediate



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

FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet

Gauge
4x4 inches
13 stitches
9 rows


Materials
Size H/5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Stitch Instructions and Definitions

Right Hand Version - Front Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook to the right of the post, between the stitches, around the back and through the opposite side between the stitches on the left side of the post. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the double crochet.


Left Hand Version - Front Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook to the left of the post, between the stitches, around the back and through the opposite side between the stitches on the right side of the post.. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the double crochet.



Chain 3, join.
Round 1:  Work 9 SC through the ring. Do not join. Work Continual round.
Round 2:  Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (18 single crochet total)
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (18 single crochet total) Slip stitch in the next stitch to even off the round. Cut the yarn, pull through, give it a tug to secure. End here for a flat top cap. Continue with round 4-6 to make a stem for a pumpkin cap.

Round 4-6: 1 SC in each stitch around. Cut the yarn, pull through, give it a tug to secure.

We are skipping rounds 4-6 for a flat top cap.  The original pattern was made with a stem. Skipping rounds 4-6 will give the cap a flat top and match the video.  


Attach the new color of yarn with a slip stitch to any stitch.
Round 7: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up. Work 2 Double Crochet in each stitch around. Join with the beginning stitch.  (36 Double Crochet Total)


Round 8: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round.  *Work a FPDC in each of the next 2 stitches, work a HDC in the next stitch. Continue around from *.  Join with the beginning stitch upon completion of the round.   (36 Stitches Total)


Round 9: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. *Work a FPDC in the next stitch.  Work 2 FPDC in the next stitch.  This is an increase. Work a HDC in the next stitch.  Continue around from *.  Join with the beginning stitch upon completion of the round.   (48 Stitches Total)


Round 10-15: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. *Work a FPDC in each of the next 3 stitches, Work a HDC in the next stitch.   Continue around from *.  Join with the beginning stitch upon completion of the round.   (48 Stitches Total) By stopping at this point, the cap will be for an size estimate of 14-16 inches.

For the next larger cap, you will complete round 10 and then jump to round 11 under the medium cap.

Medium Size:  17-21 inches
Round 11: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC in each of next 3, 2 HDC in next stitch  - (60 stitches total)
Round 12: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC in each of next 3, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches  - (60 stitches total)
Round 13- Continue for length:  Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC in each of next 3, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches  - (60 stitches total) You can stop at this round for a youth size cap estimated 17-21 inches.

For the next larger cap, you will complete round 11 and then jump to round 12 under the large cap.

Large Size: 22-24 inches
Round 12: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC around each of next 3, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches Continue around from*. (60 stitches total)
Round 13: *2 FPDC around next stitch, 1 FPDC in each of next 2, 1 HDC in each of next 2. Continue around from* (72 stitches total)
Round 14-23: *Work 1 FPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2. Continue around from* (72 stitches total)

Earflaps
Row 1,3,5,7,9: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round.Work 1 FPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2. 1 FPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2, 1 FPDC around each of the next 4.

Row 2,4,6,8: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. Work 1 BPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2. 1 BPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2, 1 BPDC around each of the next 4.

Row 10: Work 1SC, 1 SC DEC, 1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC.  Cut an extra length of yarn and gather the edge of the earflap. Knot and secure. 

At this point you can attach a braid or crochet chain to the earflap.


Cut the yarn and sew in the tail upon completion.



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Crochet Liberty Hat - Crochet Geek





Crochet Liberty Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Liberty Hat


Video Tutorial:  CrochetLiberty Hat Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
RSC - Reverse Single Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch


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



If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches


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

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

Stitch Instructions and Definitions

Continual Round - This is where you work work in the next stitch instead of joining the round. The purpose of this technique is to eliminate the seam.

Chain 4, join.

Round 1:  Work 12 SC through the loop  (12 single crochet total)
Round 2:  Work 2 SC in each stitch around  (24 single crochet total)
Round 3: *Work 1 SC in next stitch, work 2 SC in next stitch, repeat from *,  (36 single crochet total)
Round 4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around,   (36 single crochet total)
Round 5: *Work an individual SC in ea of the next 2 stitches,  Work an increase in the next stitch, 2 single crochet, repeat from *,  (48 single crochet total)
Round 6 - 8:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around (48 single crochet total) Cut yarn and change color
Round 9: Work a round of reverse single crochet, join

Attach the stars evenly to the cap, every 8 stitches using the chain 2 spaces

Round 10: Attach the new color of yarn to the point. Chain 6, attach to the next point of the same star, chain 4, attach to the next star. Continue around and join to the beginning stitch. (There will be 6 chain 6 loops and 6 chain 4 loops)

Round 11: *Work 1 SC in the SC, work 6 SC through chain 6, 1 SC in next SC, 4 SC in chain 4, continue around.  (72 single crochet total) Do not join, work in the continual round.

Round 12: Work 1 SC in each single crochet around, continue around.   (72 single crochet total)

Round 13-15:  Work 1 SC in each single crochet around, continue around.  (72 single crochet total)

Round 16: Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch, continue around.   (96 single crochet total)

Round 17-18:  Work 1 SC in each single crochet around, continue around.  (96 single crochet total)

Stars - Make 6 
Chain 4, join
Round 1:  Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, *Work 3 HDC through the chain, chain 3, 5 times total from *, join with the beginning stitch.  Work a slip stitch over to the chain 3 space.
Round 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, *Work 3 HDC chain 2, 3 HDC in the same space, 









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