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Sherry
Friday, August 12, 2011

17 More Pictures Of Version 64 "Dominck Trey"

I wish I had noticed he didn't have a solid color shirt on! 
It takes away from scarf!
Close-up.
Ignore the colors on shirt!
If a solid color is used with scarf it would awesome with all the bright colors piled on top.
He thinks he is charming a snake.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Basic Hat Pattern Version 64-F "Dominick Trey" Scarf


Basic Hat Pattern
Version 64-F
“Dominick Trey Scarf”

The scarf would look better if he had a solid color shirt on! I didn't notice until I was done!
Here is a solid color on the back of his shirt! It looks better from the back view!

Supplies:
size I hook
size J hook
worsted weight yarn in 3 colors
safety pins
yarn needle

Pattern notes:
Scarf is extremely long. It is 13 feet, 2 inches.
Extra long scarf: 13 feet, 2 inches, ch 434
Long scarf: 6 feet, 6 inches, ch 217
Short scarf: 3 feet, 3 inches, ch 109
These are only estimates.  Length will vary due to type of yarn used, whether it is crocheted tightly or loosely, and will stretch some when placed around neck.
When making an enormous amount of chains try to keep them firm so that they are all consistent in size. A firm ch is needed to ensure a smooth edge on the scarf. Loose chains will look sloppy on the side; an edging can be done to hide it.
Use safety pins as stitch markers. Chain in groups of 50 and place a safety pin as a marker.   
Scarf is 3, ¾ wide.
If a wider scarf is desired add another set of each color.
Tassels or fringe can be added to scarf for more interest.
Level of difficulty:
easy, need to know how to change colors
Pattern
Color A Teal
Color B Yellow
Color C Burgundy

With color A, and size J hook,
ch 434.
Change to size I hook.
Row 1. In second ch from hook, sc, ch 1, dc in same sp as sc and ch 1, 1 dc in next 433 sp. Turn. (434 dc)
(Mark round 1 as right side of scarf.)
Row 2. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 433 sp, Dc in top of sc, and ch 1 placing dc in ch 1 sp. Change to color B in last dc made. Turn. (435 dc)
(By putting a dc in the sc, and ch 1, it will give you a straighter edge on the scarf.)
Row 3. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 434 sp.  Dc in top of sc, and ch 1 placing dc in ch 1 sp. Turn. (435 dc)
Row 4. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 434 sp. Dc in top of sc, and ch 1 placing dc in ch 1 sp. Change to color C in last dc made. Turn. (435 dc)
Row 5. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 434 sp. Dc in top of sc, and ch 1 placing dc in ch 1 sp. Turn. (435 dc)
Row 6. Ch 2, dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 434 sp. Dc in top of sc, and ch 1 placing dc in ch 1 sp. (435 dc)
Fasten off. 
Attaching the scarf:
Fold scarf in half with right side facing up. Choose which long side, Teal or Burgundy will be attached to hat, mark center with safety pin. 
Place top of hat in lap, holding the bottom of hat mark with a safety pin in the first dc made in round 18. 
Remove safety pin from scarf and attach to safety pin in center of hat.
Count 13 stitches on each side of center of hat and attach safety pin.
It will take about 3 ½-4 yards to whipstitch together.
With right sides facing upward, place hat in lap or on a flat surface with edges touching. Using yarn needle, leaving a 10 inch tail for weaving in, whipstitch edges together. Place 3 stitches in first dc to secure. In remaining dc’s place 2 stitches in each. In last dc place 3 stitches to secure. Weave ends in for 6-8 stitches, reverse and go in opposite direction. Do this a minimum of 4 times to secure scarf.
To learn how to whipstitch, Google “how to whipstitch”.
Crochet Spot has an excellent tutorial on how to whipstitch in crochet. There are awesome pictures that make it easy to understand.
There is a lot of great information to improve your crochet experience at Crochet Spot.   

For your information:
Red Heart in colors Teal, Burgundy, and Yellow were used. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Basic Hat Pattern Version 64-E "Dominick Trey"

Basic Hat Pattern
Version 64-E
“Dominick Trey”
Solid color, done in Yellow
  

Scarf is placed around neck to show what it will look like with this color hat.

Supplies:
size I hook
worsted weight yarn in Yellow
yarn needle
Pattern notes:
n/a
Hat size:
adult, teenager,
medium – large

Level of difficulty:
Easy

Pattern
Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.
Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of first dc made. (12 dc)
Round 2. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 sp. Sl st in top of first 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 dc first dc made. (36 dc)
Round 4. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of dc first dc made.  (48 dc)
Round 5. 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 dc first dc made. ( 60 dc)
Round 6. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 59 sp. Sl st in top of dc first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 7-16. Repeat round 6. Sl st in top of dc first dc made. (60 dc)
Fasten off.
For your information:
Red Heart in color Yellow was used. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Basic Hat Pattern Version 64-D "Dominick Trey"

Basic Hat Pattern
Version 64-D
“Dominick Trey”
Wide stripes




Scarf is placed around neck to show what it will look like with this color hat.
Supplies:
size I hook
worsted weight yarn in 3 colors
yarn needle

Pattern notes:
To save yourself some time and less work, carry your ends behind your next row you are starting and crochet over them.

Hat size:
adult, teenager,
medium – large

Level of difficulty:
easy, need to know how to change colors

Pattern
Color A Teal
Color B Yellow
Color C Burgundy

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 first dc made. (12 dc)
Round 2. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 sp. Sl st in top of first 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 dc first dc made. (36 dc)
Round 4. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of dc first dc made.  (48 dc)
Round 5. 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. Change to color B in last dc made. Sl st in top of first dc made. ( 60 dc)
Round 6. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 59 sp. Sl st in top of dc first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 7-10. Repeat round 6, changing to color C in last dc made in round 10. Sl st in top of dc first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 11-15. Repeat round 6. Sl st in top of first dc made.
Fasten off.

For your information:
Red Heart in colors Teal, Burgundy, and Yellow were used. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Basic Hat Pattern Version 64-C "Dominick Trey"

Basic Hat Pattern
Version 64-C
“Dominick Trey”
Solid color, done in Burgundy 




Scarf is placed around neck to show what it will look like with this color hat.
Supplies:
size I hook
worsted weight yarn in Burgundy
yarn needle
Pattern notes:
n/a
Hat size:
adult, teenager,
medium – large
Level of difficulty:
Easy

Pattern
Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.
Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of first dc made. (12 dc)
Round 2. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 sp. Sl st in top of first 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 dc first dc made. (36 dc)
Round 4. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of dc first dc made.  (48 dc)
Round 5. 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 dc first dc made. ( 60 dc)
Round 6. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 59 sp. Sl st in top of dc first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 7-16. Repeat round 6. Sl st in top of dc first dc made. (60 dc)
Fasten off.
For your information:
Red Heart Burgundy was used for this hat.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Basic Hat Pattern Version 64-B "Dominick Trey"

Basic Hat Pattern
Version 64-B
“Dominick Trey”
Thin stripes




Scarf is placed around neck to show what it will look like with this color hat.



Supplies:
size I hook
worsted weight yarn in 3 colors
yarn needle

Pattern notes:
To save yourself some time and less work, carry your ends behind your next row you are starting and crochet over them.

Hat size:
adult, teenager,
medium – large

Level of difficulty:
easy, need to know how to change colors

Pattern
Color A Teal
Color B Yellow
Color C Burgundy

With color B
Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.
Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of first dc made. (12 dc)
Round 2. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 sp. Sl st in top of first 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 first dc made. (36 dc)
Round 4. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of first dc made.  (48 dc)
Round 5. 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 first dc made. ( 60 dc)
Round 6. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 59 sp. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Round 7. Repeat round 6. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Round 8. Repeat round 6, changing to color A in last dc made. . Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Round 9. Repeat round 6, changing to color B in last dc made. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Round 10. Repeat round 6, changing to color C in last dc made. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Round 11. Repeat round 6, changing to color B in last dc made. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 12-17. Repeat round 6. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Fasten off.

For your information:
Red Heart in colors Teal, Burgundy, and Yellow were used. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Basic Hat Pattern Version 64-A "Dominick Trey"

Basic Hat Pattern
Version 64-A
“Dominick Trey”
Solid color, done in Teal


Scarf is placed around neck to show what it will look like with this color hat.


Supplies:
size I hook
worsted weight yarn in Teal
yarn needle


Pattern notes:
n/a


Hat size:
adult, teenager,
medium – large


Level of difficulty:
Easy


Pattern
Ch 4, sl st in first ch made.
Round 1. Ch 2, dc in ring 12 times. Sl st in top of first dc made. (12 dc)
Round 2. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 sp. Sl st in top of first 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 dc first dc made. (36 dc)
Round 4. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2, 2 dc in next sp, (2 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next 2 sp) 11 times. Sl st in top of dc first dc made.  (48 dc)
Round 5. 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 dc first dc made. (60 dc)
Round 6. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 59 sp. Sl st in top of dc first dc made. (60 dc) 
Rounds 7-16. Repeat round 6. Sl st in top of dc first dc made. (60 dc)
Fasten off.


For your information:
Red Heart in color Teal was used.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Version 64 with no pics for easier printing

Basic Hat Pattern
Version 64
“Dominick Trey”
Medium stripes


Supplies:
size I hook
worsted weight yarn in 3 colors
safety pins
yarn needle

Pattern notes:
Save some time and less work, carry ends behind the next round, and crochet over them.
The hat is longer than the basic hat pattern, version 1. It is made to stand up instead of pulling down completely.
A pom-pom or tassel can be placed on the hat but it will no longer stand up.
For a shorter length hat, omit rounds in groups of 2.
For a longer length hat, add rounds in groups of 2.

Hat size:
adult, teenager,
medium – large


Level of difficulty:
easy, need to know how to change colors

Pattern
Color A Teal
Color B Yellow
Color C Burgundy

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 first dc made. (12 dc)

Round 2. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 sp. Change to color B in last dc made. Sl st in top of first 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 first dc made. (36 dc)

Round 4. 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. 

Change to color C in last dc made. Sl st in top of first dc made. (48 dc)

Round 5. 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 first dc made. (60 dc)

Round 6. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 59 sp. Change to color A in last dc made. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 7-8. Repeat round 6, changing to color B in last dc made in round 8. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 9-10. Repeat round 6, changing to color C in last dc made in round 10. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 11-12. Repeat round 6, changing to color A in last dc made in round 12. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 13-14. Repeat round 6, changing to color B in last dc made in round 14. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 15-16. Repeat round 6, changing to color C in last dc made in round 16. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)

Rounds 17-18. Repeat round 6. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)

Fasten off.
 

Attaching the scarf:
Fold scarf in half with right side facing up. Choose which long side, Teal or Burgundy will be attached to hat, mark center with safety pin.

Place top of hat in lap, holding the bottom of hat mark with a safety pin in the first dc made in round 18.

Remove safety pin from scarf and attach to safety pin in center of hat.

Count 13 stitches on each side of center of hat and attach safety pin.

It will take about 3 ½-4 yards to whipstitch together.


With right sides facing upward, place hat in lap or on a flat surface with edges touching.

Using yarn needle, leaving a 10 inch tail for weaving in, whipstitch edges together.

Place 3 stitches in first dc to secure. In remaining dc’s place 2 stitches in each. In last dc place 3 stitches to secure.

Weave ends in for 6-8 stitches, reverse and go in opposite direction. Do this a minimum of 4 times to secure scarf.

To learn how to whipstitch, Google “how to whipstitch”.

Crochet Spot has an excellent tutorial on how to whipstitch in crochet. There are awesome pictures that make it easy to understand.
There is a lot of great information to improve your crochet experience at Crochet Spot.


 For your information:
Red Heart in colors Teal, Burgundy, and Yellow were used.
The Burgundy side of scarf was chosen to be attached to the bottom of hat which is also Burgundy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Basic Hat Pattern Version 64 "Dominick Trey"

Basic Hat Pattern
Version 64
“Dominick Trey”
Medium stripes
 Front View
Top View
Supplies:
size I hook
worsted weight yarn in 3 colors
safety pins
yarn needle
Pattern notes:
Save some time and less work, carry ends behind the next round, and crochet over them.
The hat is longer than the basic hat pattern, version 1. It is made to stand up instead of pulling down completely.
A pom-pom or tassel can be placed on the hat but it will no longer stand up.
For a shorter length hat, omit rounds in groups of 2.
For a longer length hat, add rounds in groups of 2.
Hat size:
adult, teenager,
medium – large
Level of difficulty:
easy, need to know how to change colors
Pattern
Color A Teal
Color B Yellow
Color C Burgundy
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 first dc made. (12 dc)
Round 2. Ch 2, 2 dc in same sp as ch 2. 2 dc in each remaining 11 sp. Change to color B in last dc made. Sl st in top of first 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 first dc made. (36 dc)
Round 4. 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. 
Change to color C in last dc made. Sl st in top of first dc made. (48 dc)
Round 5. 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 first dc made. (60 dc)
Round 6. Ch 2, 1 dc in same sp as ch 2, 1 dc in next 59 sp. Change to color A in last dc made. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 7-8. Repeat round 6, changing to color B in last dc made in round 8. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 9-10. Repeat round 6, changing to color C in last dc made in round 10. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 11-12. Repeat round 6, changing to color A in last dc made in round 12. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 13-14. Repeat round 6, changing to color B in last dc made in round 14. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 15-16. Repeat round 6, changing to color C in last dc made in round 16. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Rounds 17-18. Repeat round 6. Sl st in top of first dc made. (60 dc)
Fasten off.


 Scarf is NOT joined to hat in this photo.
Attaching the scarf:
Fold scarf in half with right side facing up. Choose which long side, Teal or Burgundy will be attached to hat, mark center with safety pin.
Place top of hat in lap, holding the bottom of hat mark with a safety pin in the first dc made in round 18.
Remove safety pin from scarf and attach to safety pin in center of hat.
Count 13 stitches on each side of center of hat and attach safety pin.
It will take about 3 ½-4 yards to whipstitch together.
With right sides facing upward, place hat in lap or on a flat surface with edges touching.
Using yarn needle, leaving a 10 inch tail for weaving in, whipstitch edges together.
Place 3 stitches in first dc to secure. In remaining dc’s place 2 stitches in each. In last dc place 3 stitches to secure.
Weave ends in for 6-8 stitches, reverse and go in opposite direction. Do this a minimum of 4 times to secure scarf.
Scarf is attached to hat.
To learn how to whipstitch, Google “how to whipstitch”.
Crochet Spot has an excellent tutorial on how to whipstitch in crochet. There are awesome pictures that make it easy to understand.
There is a lot of great information to improve your crochet experience at Crochet Spot.

For your information:
Red Heart in colors Teal, Burgundy, and Yellow were used.
The Burgundy side of scarf was chosen to be attached to the bottom of hat which is also Burgundy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Winter Hat Pattern(s)!

I finally finished Basic Hat Version 64!

I wish I had noticed he didn't have a solid color shirt on!

His back is a solid color. I think it really looks great with a solid color shirt!

It is a huge pattern, lots of ideas, lots of choices. I broke it down into sections so you can print only the patterns you wish to use.

When I started to create this hat I was wide awake at 3 am. I started thinking about a really unique hat, and I came up with this idea. I crawled gently out of my bed and opened my door just enough to get out and went across to my craft and computer room. While taking notes I thought of several ideas for hats. I am working on them now.

There are 7 patterns to choose from. 

You make the scarf first because that determines what color the hats will be.
The scarf is joined to the hat color of your choice.

You can leave the scarf unattached and use it for as many hats as you desire.

Here are the names of all the patterns:

Version 64, medium stripes
(This is the hat I chose to join the scarf too.)

Version 64-A, solid color, Teal
 
Version 64-B , thin stripes

Version 64-C, solid color, Burgundy

Version 64-D, wide stripes

Version 64-E, solid color Yellow

Version 64-F, scarf

I took lots of pictures and after I was done I noticed my son did not have a solid color shirt on. Ugh. Fortunately I took some of his back which is a solid color!

It took me a week to make all the chains for the scarf! I kept getting impatient so I took my time. 

I tried really, really hard to catch all the mistakes, please if you find something let me know! I would greatly appreciate it!

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