Hats Always On My Head!

It's so great to have you visit my hat blog!

My goal is to showcase the potential of even the most novice crocheter to be able to stitch together the most beautiful beanies, berets, and brain-warmers they never dreamed possible!

Please share your photos so I may place them on my Flickr page and here on this blog! I'm looking forward to sharing your hats with others and I just love to see what you have created!

Send photos to: basic.hats@gmail.com

Sherry
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pom-Poms Part 2!

I was in dining hall feeding mom lunch. Mr. F was no where to be found! I had finished 
his hat and wanted to give it to him! He had to wait a week to get
it because I had other things to complete first! 

Finally! He was late but he made it! He had his back to me 3 tables
over. I walked behind him and placed the hat over his head and he gasped with joy! 
It was in the 70's and slightly warm in the dining room! He thanked me profusely and popped
that hat right on his head! 

I was so proud of that baby blue hat and how happy it made him! After lunch 
he sat in the busiest intersection of nursing home and proudly 
showed off his baby blue hat! 

He was the center of attention for the remainder of the day!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pom-Poms!

BHP
(Basic Hat Pattern)
Version 13
Pom-Poms




For years I have had numerous requests to take this pattern from my head to paper. I’m not a designer, just created this pattern out of necessity when I was diagnosed with cancer.
I will be adding all the versions I have of this pattern over the next few months. It’s very versatile and you can create so many different hats by starting with the basic pattern.

**********

1. Choose a pattern and check yardage needed.
2. Choose your yarn and appropriate hook size for that yarn.
That’s it!
Be your own designer and create an original hat just for you!

Basic Hat Pattern

Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 3 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 6. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Rounds 7 -15. Repeat Round 6.

Fasten off.

Mark last stitch with a piece of yarn or stitch marker.

Side Flaps:

Row 1. Attach yarn to 11th sp from last st. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 7 st. Ch 2, turn. ( 8 dc)

Row 2. Dc in same sp as ch 2, 3 dc decreases in next 6 st, dc in last st. Ch 2, turn. (5 dc)

Row 3. Dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc decreases in next 4 st. Ch 2 and turn ( 3 dc)

Row 4. Dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc decrease in next 2 sp. (2dc)

2nd flap

from last stitch count 16 stitches over and join yarn.

Repeat rows 1-4

Pom-Pom cords (make 2)



Use size J hook

Hold 2 strands together and leave a 10 inch tail make 15 chains. Fasten off. Cut yarn leaving a tail of 10 inches.

Note: Cords can be made to any length you desire.

Pom-Poms

Make 1 large and 2 medium sized pom-poms or size desired.

Attach large pom pom to top of hat, secure firmly.

Attach medium pom poms to cords.



Step 1. Take one end of your cord and thread the tail onto yarn needle. Pierce center of pom pom and pull tail through. Repeat and pull back through.

Step 2. Using yarn needle pull yarn through four loops on back of your chain.



Fasten off.

Repeat with 2nd pom pom.

Attach pom pom to hat.

Step 1. Thread remaining tail on yarn needle starting at bottom 2 stitches of side flap and run through the 2 stitches on inside of side flap. Continue to run the needle through each row of stitches through all four rows back and forth.
Fasten Off.

Repeat with 2nd pom pom.




NOTES;

Round 7 – 15 is where you personalize the length of the hat. Make as many or as few rounds needed so the hat is as long as needed to cover your head.

For Your Information;

This hat was made with leftover worsted acrylic yarn, a size I hook, and 15 rounds with no edging on the hat.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Light Blue Day!

I made a certain kind of hat for Chris. He is a young man in a wheelchair. He 
described this kind of hat to me over a period of 3 days. He has a speech 
impediment and you have to learn how to hear the words between all the other sounds
he makes. A great guy with a great personality. I made the hat and he loved it! My 
family said the side of the hat looked terrible! 


So I told them I would rework the hat. Chris was showing off his hat 
up and down the hallway he lived on. I had a man in his late sixties come to me 
while feeding mom lunch and asked if I could make him a hat like Chris has.

I couldn't believe that anyone else would like that hat! I asked what color he wanted 
and he said light blue! I said you mean blue like the color for baby boys blue? He said yes!

I reworked the side flaps of the hat and all in my family were pleased. That man 
was so excited, he checked in with me everyday! The rest of the story will be tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Extra Hat Pattern

Monday was a unique day at the nursing home!

Every morning and throughout the day I pass many residents of the nursing home. Because I was new and I did not know anyone I decided the best way to communicate was to wave at everybody! So many can't speak or it is difficult for them but many can wave or just smile back.

There is this man who speaks only Spanish. He has been there many months. I wave at him every single day. He ignores me ALL the time. It has been almost 7 months now.

Monday he was on the other side of activity room and mom and I were at the table. Mom was sleeping in her chair and I was working on a hat for me. I had 2 skeins of Encore yarn, purple and cream. I glanced up from my crocheting to find this man staring at me intently. He was actually looking at the yarn. He wheeled himself over to the table. He never moves his chair, an aide always has to push him! He kept watching me.

Soon he went to the dining room for lunch. I ripped out my hat and started over again making this hat for him. I finished the hat I put the hat in front of him and offered it. The aide said a bunch of things really fast and suddenly he was smiling ear to ear! He quickly put it on his head and was so happy! 
Nurses and staff were looking at that big smile and made a huge fuss over him! When I returned today his roommate told me he slept in the hat.



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Stripe!

BHP
(Basic Hat Pattern)
Version 14



For years I have had numerous requests to take this pattern from my head to paper. I’m not a designer, just created this pattern out of necessity when I was diagnosed with cancer.
I will be adding all the versions I have of this pattern over the next few months. It’s very versatile and you can create so many different hats by starting with the basic pattern.
**********

1. Choose a pattern and check yardage needed.
2. Choose your yarn and appropriate hook size for that yarn.
That’s it!
Be your own designer and create an original hat just for you!

Basic Hat Pattern

Color A. Purple
Color B. Cream
Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 3 sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 3 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 6. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Change to color B, Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 7. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Change to color A, Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Rounds 8 -13. Repeat Round 6.

Round 14. Sl st in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next 58 sp. Change to color B, Sl st in top of 1st dc. (60 dc)

Round 15. Ch 1, sc around.

Fasten off.

NOTES;

Round 7 – 16 is where you personalize the length of the hat. Make as many or as few rounds needed so the hat is as long as needed to cover your head.

For Your Information;
This hat was made with leftover “Encore” worsted yarn, a size H hook, and 15 rounds.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A mistake in line 5 with Version 12!

Here is what line 5 said:

Round 5. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp, dc in next sp 5 times leaving last loop of each dc on hook, yarn over, pull through all 6 loops on hook.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

In bold is where the mistake was!

It is corrected and says fpdc in next sp!



Thank-You soniecat!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Front Post Double Crochet Hat!

BHP

Version 12

Front Post DC

(I can't get my pics to load!)

I am posting on Ravelry now and will put the link up in a few minutes!

Here Ya Go!

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/iCrochetiCreate/basic-hat-pattern-version-12

I have pictures now!
Thanks son!



This hat looks great on anyone!

For years I have had numerous requests to take this pattern from my head to paper. I’m not a designer, just created this pattern out of necessity when I was diagnosed with cancer.
I will be adding all the versions I have of this pattern over the next few months. It’s very versatile and you can create so many different hats by starting with the basic pattern.

**********

1. Choose a pattern and check yardage needed.
2. Choose your yarn and appropriate hook size for that yarn.
That’s it!
Be your own designer and create an original hat just for you!

Basic Hat Pattern


Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Sl st in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 st. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc)

Round 3. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp), 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp .) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Round 6. Do not sl st in next dc. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, dc in next 3 sp, fpdc in next sp, (1 dc in next 4 sp, fpdc in next sp.) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 7 -13. Repeat Round 6. (60 dc)

Fasten off.

NOTES;
Round 7 – 13 is where you personalize the length of the hat. Make as many or as few rounds needed so the hat is as long as needed to cover your head.

For Your Information;

This hat was made with leftover unknown worsted acrylic yarn, a size J hook, and 17 rounds with no edging on the hat. It took 4 ounces to make this hat. If you add more rounds remember you will need more yarn.

You can put an edging on this hat if you want a more finished look. I made these for the kids in the neighborhood; one of my sons thought it looked girlish at the time! But 8 or 9 years later when I asked him to try it on again, he liked it! Plus it looked really good! I didn’t bother to tell him this was the hat he snubbed many years ago!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Just Blue!

My desktop computer died 9 days ago!
I'm on an old laptop! 
I can't get my picture to load! 
My son went camping but will be back tomorrow sometime! He usually can fix my problems!

Yea for computer whiz children!

I have a picture!! 


This week's hat is super simple yet very awesome and easy to make!
I'm going to make a lot of these for xmas gifts!

If you don't know how to do a front post double crochet, start  to Google !!!

You are going to have fun with this hat!


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