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Modifying Hat Sizes - Crochet Tip #56

There are several sizes of hats that can be made with in a larger hat pattern. Modifying sizes can be a lot of fun. You may even find your own unique design as you are experimenting with different sizes. When making a custom hat, you will need the head size of the child/person you are making it for.

I did a recent example of different sizes in one pattern, with the Pixie Cap. The pattern shows four different stopping points, to continue on with the length of the cap. This can be done with any adult size cap when you are looking for a child/youth size or even a toddler/baby size. There may be an amount of trial and error, with fine tuning the size you want.

Hat Size Chart

Pixie Cap

What type of modifications have you made to hats and caps?

Google Translator for Crochet Patterns

Google Translation is a great tool for communicating. It is also a great way to translate written crochet patterns to your native language. I use Google Translation often and appreciate being able to communicate with everyone around the world.

Google Translation
http://translate.google.com/#

Crochet SnowFlake #6

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Crochet SnowFlake #6
Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet SnowFlake #6
Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet SnowFlake #6
Skill Level - Intermediate
Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
Materials
Size 3 Steel Crochet Hook
Crochet Cotton
Small Needle
Chain 7, join

Round 1: *Chain 3, Single Crochet in the loop, Repeat 8 times total from *.

Round 2: Ch 3, Work 2 DC in the same loop, CH 2, *Work 3 DC, CH 2, complete 7 times total from *, join with the beginning chain.

Round 3: *Chain 4, Work a cluster through the top of the 3 previous DC. CH 4, SC in the CH 2 space. Complete 8 times total from *. Work a Triple Crochet at the base of the beginning chain, instead of the last chain 4. You will want to end at the top by the cluster. Slip stitch back in to the top of the cluster.

Round 4: ** Chain 6, join, slip stitch in to the chain 6 * CH 4 SC in the loop, complete 5 times total from * (5 chain 4 loops), CH 3, SC in the next loop, CH 3 SC in the next lo…

Crochet Christmas Holiday Tree

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Crochet Christmas Holiday Tree
Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Christmas Holiday Tree
Video Tutorial: Left Hand Crochet Christmas Holiday Tree
Skill Level - Easy
Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Styrofoam Cone Shape
Floral Pins

SHELL - *Double Crochet, Chain 3, Slip Stitch in the top of the double crochet. Repeat 5 times total from *, all in the same chain.Make 2 strips. This can easily be modified for smaller or longer larger cone shapes. If you find that your chain is to short, just make another chain estimating how much you will need and pin it on

Chain 225

Work 1 SC in the next chain. Skip 2 chains. **Work a shell. *Double Crochet, Chain 3, Slip Stitch in the top of the double crochet. Repeat 5 times total from *, all in the same chain. skip 2 chains, single crochet in the next chain, skip 2 chains. Repeat from ** across the length of the chain.

Once you get your strips made, you w…

Darling Crochet Shell Cap

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Darling Crochet Shell Cap

Written by Teresa Richardson

NOTE: The crown of this cap is made with a single crochet. The child version is made with a half double crochet.

Instructions for: Little Darling Toddler-Youth Crochet Shell Cap

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
MC - Magic Circle
SH - Shell

Definition
( total stitches ) - This is the amount of stitches you will have on each round.
Shell for this pattern will be: 2 HDC, CH 1, 2 HDC

Materials
Size G/4.25 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle
Caron 4-ply yarn

This cap will fit an approximate 22-24 inch head. Since it is made with a G hook, you can make the cap larger with a size H, I/5.5mm or J hook.

Work a magic circle MC. Chain 3 and join as an alternative to the magic circle.

Round 1: Chain 1, Work 12 SC through the magic loop or chain. Do not join and work in a continual round. (12 SC total) You may want to get a yarn marker to mark the first stitch of each round.

Round 2: W…

Crochet SnowFlake #5

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Crochet SnowFlake #5

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet SnowFlake 5

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet SnowFlake 5

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
SC - Single Crochet
LP - Loop
TC/TRC - Triple Crochet

Materials
Size 6 Steel crochet hook
Crochet Thread
Small Tapestry Needle

Chain 7, Join
Round 1: *Chain 6, SC in the in the loop. Complete 5 times total from *. CH 3, DC at the base of the beginning CH to join.

Round 2: *CH 3, SC in the next LP. CH 8, SC in the same LP. Complete 5 times total from *. CH 3, SC in the next LP. CH 4, Triple Crochet at the base of the beginning loop to join.

Round 3: SC in the same loop, CH 7, SC in the next CH 3. *CH 7, SC in the the previous CH 8, CH 7 SC in the next CH 3, Complete 5 times total from *. CH 7, join in the beginning SC.

Round 4: *( CH 10, SL ST in the same loop twice) CH 5, SC in the next loop. CH, 3, SC in the next loop, CH 5, SL ST in the next SC. Complete 6 times total from *.

Puffy Spike Crochet Square

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Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
PS - Puff Stitch

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

Stitch Instructions
Spike Stitch

Put your hook through the top of the previous single crochet.
Pick up the yarn from the back side, pull it through.
Wrap the yarn over, pull through one loop.
Wrap the yarn over and pull through both loops.

Puff Stitch:

Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There will be 3 loops on the hook.
Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook through the same stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There will be 5 loops on the hook.
Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook through the same stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through.…