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
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rosebud Valentine Hat

BHP
Version 30
Rosebud Valentine Hat

Side view.

Top of hat.



Color A White
Color B Red


Ch 6, join in first stitch made.

1. Ch 2, 24 dc in ring. You will have to force all of them in!
Change to Color B. Sl st in 1st dc made. 24 dc

2. Ch 1, sc in same space as ch 1. Sc in each sp. Change to Color A.
Sl st in 1st sc made. 24 dc

3. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space as ch 2. 2 dc in each sp. Change to Color B. Sl st in 1st dc made. 48 dc

4. Ch 1, sc in same space as ch 1. Sc in each sp. Change to Color A.
Sl st in 1st sc made. 48 dc

5. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space as ch 2. 2 dc in each sp. Change to Color B. Sl st in 1st dc made. 96 dc

6. Ch 1, sc in same space as ch 1. Sc in each sp. Change to Color A. 96 sc

7. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space as ch 2. 2 dc in each sp. Change to Color B. Sl st in 1st dc made.192 dc

Round 7 completed.

8. Ch 1, sc in same space as ch 1. Sc in each sp. Change to Color A. 192 sc

Round 8 completed.

9. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2. Dc in next 5 sp leaving last loop on hook. Yo and draw through 6 loops, pull firmly, ch 1 (dc in next st, dc in next 5 sp leaving last loop on hook, Yo and draw through 6 loops, pull firmly, ch 1) End with dc in next 5 sp leaving last loop on hook. Yo and draw through 6 loops, pull firmly, ch 1. Change to Color B. Sl st in 1st dc made. 32 puffy stitches. 32 dc. Change to Color B.

Round 9 completed.

10. Ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1. Sc in next sp.
Sc decrease in next 2 sp. ( Sc in next sp, sc decrease in next 2 sp) 31 times. Sc in last sp.
Change to Color A. Sl st in 1st sc made. 64 sc.

Round 10 completed.

11. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, dc decrease in next 2 sp. ( dc in each sp except last 2 sp) Dc decrease in last 2 sp. Change to Color B. 62 dc

12. Ch 1, sc in same sp. Sc in each sp. Change to color A. Sl st in 1st sc made. 62 sc

13. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2. Dc decrease in next 2 sp. (dc in each sp, except last 2 sp) dc decrease in last 2 sp. Change to Color B. Sl st in 1st dc made.60 dc

14. Ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1. Sc in each sp. Change to Color A. Sl st in 1st sc made. 60 sc

15. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2. Dc in each sp. Change to Color B.
Sl st in 1st dc made. 60 dc

16. Repeat Round 14.

17. Repeat Round 15.

18. Ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1. Sc in each sp. Sl st in 1st sc made. 60 dc

19 – 24. Repeat Round 18.

Fasten off.

Rosebud

Hold 2 strands of Color B, leaving a 10 inch tail, ch 8.

1. In 2nd ch from hook, hdc 4 times.

2. In next ch, hdc 5 times.

3. In next ch, hdc 6 times.

4. In next ch, hdc 7 times.

5. Sl st in next ch, fasten off, leaving 10 inch tail. (you should have 2 stitches left)

6. Shape into a bud.

7. Using tail that you made a sl st with, using yarn needle, tack the rosebud down.

8. Remove yarn from needle and place the other tail on needle.

9. Fold remaining 2 ch to the center of bud. Tack down.

10. Using a few inches from each tail, secure rosebud in a few places so it will retain its shape.

11. Place bud on hat pulling tails through the center hole. Secure rosebud in place.

Notes:
* There are many ideas for this hat. If you don’t want to have the hat stand to tall take away as many rows of 11-17 as needed.

* If you want more height in your hat add more rows in rows 11-17.

* In rows 18 -24 you can add or decrease as many rows as you desire.

* I couldn’t decide if I should continue with one row of red and one row of white, starting at row 11. Or if I should just continue with all white. You choose.

* If you have a leaf pattern you could an a couple of leaves to the rosebud.

* There are many possibilities with this pattern.

For Your Information:

This hat was made with a size I hook. I used Red Heart white and red.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coming Soon!

Guess what this is???
I hope to have it finished in a few days! It just depends how busy mom keeps me walking!
Here's a hint!

Cute? 

Lookin Better! 
See Ya in a Few Days!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Baby Bucket Hat

Basic Hat Pattern

Version 26-A

Baby Bucket Hat





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. 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. 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. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in each sp around. (36 dc)

Rounds 5-8. Repeat Round 4.

Edging:

Ch 1, hdc in same sp as ch 1. hdc in remaining 35 sp

Ch 1, 2 hdc in same sp as ch 1, (2 hdc in each sp around ) 35 times
Fasten off.

NOTES:
Round 5 – 8 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 Vanna’s worsted acrylic yarn, a size H hook.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Newborn Happy Hat!

Basic Hat Pattern

Version 27
Newborn Happy Hat

I had a VERY difficult time getting enough lighting 
to take a decent pic of this hat! When I started pulling 
my hair out I went downstairs to seek help! Sorry for 
the pics of the den couch and its clutter!

Yep! That's my spouser's pant leg as he hovers over with an 
extra light! I need all the help I can get tonight!




It's a very easy little spiral to make! 




Basic Hat Pattern

Color A Solid color

Color B Matching Variegated

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. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 fpdc in same sp as ch 2. (1 dc in next sp, 1 fpdc in same sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (12 dc and 12 fpdc)

Round 3. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 fpdc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 fpdc in next sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of 1st dc made. (24 dc and 12 fpdc)

Round 4. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next sp, 1 fpdc in next sp, around. (24 dc and 12 fpdc)

Rounds 5-9. Repeat Round 4.

Round 10. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, fpdc in next sp. (2 dc in next 2 sp, fpdc in next sp) change to color B (48dc, 12 fpdc)

Round 11. Ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1, sc in next 4 sp, ch 3, sl st in 3 ch from hook (sc in next 5 sp, ch 3, sl st in 3 ch from hk.) 11 times.

Fasten off.

Spiral:

With color B leave an 8 inch tail,

Ch 7, Hdc in 2nd ch from hk 4 times, hdc in next ch 5 times, hdc in next ch 6 times, sc in next 3 remaining ch.
Leave an 8 inch tail.
Fasten off.

Using tail just cut, thread yard needle and place the 3 sc under spiral and anchor in place with 1 stitch.
Remove tail you were using and thread remaining tail on needle. Place needle beside where you just anchored the sc.
Draw needle through to the opposite side and pull up yarn through so that you have a tail on each side of the spiral.


Thread yarn tails on needle and pull through the top of the hat, position spiral in center. Take one tail off needle and using needle anchor spiral in place. Repeat with remaining yarn tail.
To anchor spiral, bring needle up through hat and draw needle through bottom of spiral and bring back through the hat.

For Your Information:

This hat was made with leftover unknown worsted acrylic yarn and leftover Simply Soft worsted variegated yarn. Size H hook.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Hat Pattern Schedule 2011

I hope everyone's new year is off to a great start! I didn't make any diet resolutions this year! Why bother? I always break that one! ;^)

This is my mom!
She is doing very well!
She has this new contraption that she sits and walks in.
I call it the PVC pipe chair since that's what its made of!

They gave her this chair because she would no longer stay in her wheelchair. She wanted to stand up and go places! She's very wobbly! This chair enables her to walk everywhere! She loves to walk all over the nursing home. 

I guess what I am trying to explain is that my mom is no longer bed ridden (she was for 7 months) and she no longer is staying in one place most of the time. I used to have 5 to 7 hours of crochet time each day and now I am lucky if I get an hour a day. 

This has drastically cut into my hours I spend writing patterns down. I have decided not to commit to posting a pattern once a week or even twice a month. I will post them as I am able to get them done. I have been putting so much pressure on myself since the holidays as I try to figure out how I will accomplish things with mom gratefully so healthy. 

Thank you,

Sherry
 

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Preemie to Newborn Hat


Basic Hat Pattern

Version 26

Preemie to Newborn Hat



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. 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. 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. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in each sp around. (36 dc)

Rounds 5-8. Repeat Round 4.

Fasten off.

Optional Edging: Do not fasten off. Ch 4, skip 1 sp, sc in next sp. ( ch 4, skip next 2 sp, sc in next sp around.) 11 times. Sc in 1st sc made. Fasten off.

NOTES:

This hat can be made with a size F hook and less rounds for a preemie hat.

It can be made with a size H hook and more rounds for a larger or older baby.

Round 5 – 8 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 leftover Simply Soft worsted acrylic yarn, a size G hook.


Noel, a cna at the nursing home mom is in, asked for a purple newborn hat.

Optional Edging.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Posted this to Facebook Friday Night!

Here is my New Year's Crochet Wish for you! 

For as many stitches that pass through your hook, 
I wish twice as many good thoughts, 
and prayers to pass your way in the coming minutes, 
hours, days, weeks and months! 
May you crochet with peace, with speed, and with happiness!
May your goals and dreams flourish! 
But most of all may you be able to share with 
others when it is needed the most!

Happy New Crochet Year!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hats soon to come!

Trying to recover from serious illness.

I got a new desk top computer! 

Son has recovered patterns! 

See ya soon!

Sherry

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