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
Monday, November 22, 2010

For Variegated Only! Version 17

BHP

Version 17

For Variegated Only!


I love variegated yarns! Some do well for crochet and others don’t. For the ones that don’t do well I use this stitch pattern so my hats look good! I’m not a fan of sc but it does come in handy for some of my hat projects! Scroll down to last pic, I double crocheted a sample of this yarn.


 Back of hat.

This variegated yarn is one that does not look good using a dc or a triple!
I love the color combination's but looks best using the hdc/sc. 



Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.

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

Round 2. Ch 1, 1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp as ch 1. (1 hdc and 1 sc in each remaining 11 sp.)
Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. (12 hdc and 12 sc)

Round 3. Ch 1, 1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next sp,
(1 sc and 1 hdc in next sp, 1sc in next sp. 1 hdc and 1 sc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp) 5 times.
In remaining 2 sp, 1 sc and 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp. Sl st in top of 1st hdc 

Round 4. Ch 1, 1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next sp, 1sc in next sp
(1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next sp, 1sc in next sp) 11 times
Sl st in top of 1st hdc made. 

Round 5. Ch 1, 1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp as ch 1, 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp,
(1 sc and 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp.
1 hdc and 1 sc in same sp, 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp.) 5 times.
In remaining 4 sp, 1 sc and 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp, 1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp,
Sl st in top of 1st dc. 

Round 6. Ch 1, 1 hdc in same sp as ch 1, 1 sc in next sp. (1 hdc in next sp, 1 sc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st hdc.

Rounds 7-23. Repeat Round 6.

Fasten off.

NOTES;

Rounds 7 – 23 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.

You can also make extra rounds if you want a brim to roll up.

For Your Information;
This hat was made with Red Heart Peruvian Print worsted acrylic yarn, 4 ounces, a size J hook, and 23 rounds with no edging on the hat.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

I'm still without a computer! I hear I'm getting a computer for Christmas from my youngest son. I guess he couldn't handle the tears coming from my room, his bedroom is across from my room with all my beloved yarn, hooks, and needles.

My oldest is working too much and hasn't looked at my computer, hence the tears!

Hopefully this week I can borrow a laptop from a friend and can get at least 2 of my hats up. I have 5 including the flap hat with the correct counts!

I hope your holiday is a cheerful one surrounded with family and friends!

With my dad dying 5 months ago and mom progressively getting deeper in this disease I am trying to find a way to be positive. I have invited students from the university my son attends that will be alone this holiday to come and hang out, eat, and enjoy!

Take Care!

Sherry

P.S. Wondering how I sent this? LOL!

Sent it to a friend with my passwords to gmail and blogger!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

No Pattern Yet!

Several weeks ago my desktop computer died. My laptop caught a virus last week and my son has had it for several days. The pattern is saved on that laptop! I hope to have it back by Tuesday! I have 3 hats to post!

Thanks for your patience,

Sherry

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Large Flap Hat!

BHP
 
Version 15
 
Large Flap Hat

I'm posting pictures tonight of hat but will
not post pattern until end of next week!
 
So Sorry!

I started typing this on Thursday, but 
could not read my own handwriting! 
I have been working on it every night 
when I come home from the nursing
home. I'm going to have to make it
again to get my correct counts for the 
large flap! I'm so embarrassed! 
But I don't want to guess!

Here is the pictures!
 
Jonathan
(I interrupted him writing a term paper!)
 
Close-Up!
 
Large Flap 
 
Back of Large Flap
Large Flap Rolled Up!


Side View


On glass head

Side View

This hat has many possibilities!
You could have put a pom-pom of the variegated
yarn on top to pull the look together. My son 
thought it did not need one!  
I thought it did!

The large flap can be made with 
fun fur for a more fuzzy look!

A button can be added to each side of the hat to 
hold flap in place or leave as is for a 
funky look!

I will be putting up different versions of 
this hat next year! 

There are many variations of this pattern!

Thanks for being patient with me!

Sherry




Sunday, November 07, 2010

2 yarns, 2 hooks, 2 fun!!

This is a fun hat to make!

There are many ways to create this one!
I hope you enjoy it!

See Ya Tomorrow!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Mittens! Mittens!

My girlfriend on Ravelry has a new Etsy shop!
She makes felted mittens from wool sweaters
that she finds at the thrift store!

I bought these from her!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarvelousMittens

They are so pretty!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Extra Hat Pattern!!! Version 12-A



BHP

Version 12-A

Front Post DC

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.

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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 Solid Purple

Color B Variegated Purple


Starting with color A, 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. Change to color B, 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 -12. Repeat Round 6. Change to color A, sl st in top of 1st dc made.(60 dc)

Rounds 13-17 Repeat Round 6.

Fasten off.

NOTES;
Round 7 – 12 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.

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