New Free Pattern! Rolling Waves Slouch Pattern

It’s been a long  time since I have been on here. A few years ago, I stopped doing a lot of crochet for profit when I got pregnant with my second son. I really lost time for crocheting for profit when I switched jobs and no longer could crochet at work. I take occasional orders from faithful customers but since my break, I don’t seem to have the traffic I used to. I’d like to get into taking orders for people again so I am working on my networking!
I had my third child 8 weeks ago and since I’m on maternity leave, my hook and I have had a lot of time together. I’ve been on a hat kick and came up with a new pattern I wanted to share with ya’ll! I’ve called it the Rolling Waves Slouch Hat. 

Don’t mind my mannequin. My two year old son found it and decided to give the poor thing a nose job.
Now this pattern hasn’t  been tested so if any errors are found  please let me know so I can update 😊. This will make an adult sized hat.
Pattern notes:

Chain at beginning of rows do not count as a stitch.

Hat is worked in one long strip and slip stitched into hat form at the end.

Entire pattern is worked in the back loop only.


Materials:

H hook (5.00 mm)

Worsted weight yarn approximately 200 yards (I used Willow Burrow in Orchird)

Yarn needle

Fur pom (I bought mine from Wal-Mart. It was a $1 keychain that I removed the keychain part from)


Pattern:

Chain 46

1) slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook and the next 14 stitches. *hdc in next 5 stitches, slip stitch in next 5. Repeat from * to end.

2) ch 1. *Slip stitch in next 5 stitches. Hdc in next 5 stitches. Repeat from * 2 more times. Slip stitch in next 15 stitches. 

3) ch 1. Slip stitch in next 10 stitches. *Hdc in next 5 stitches. Slip stitch in next 5 stitches. Repeat from * to end.

4) ch 2. *hdc in next 5 stitches. Slip stitch in next 5 stitches. Repeat from * 3 more times. Slip stitch in next 5 stitches. Chain 1.

Repeat rows 1-4 until your hat measures 19″. I ended up with 68 rows. The edges match up nicer if you end on row 4.  With right side facing in, fold in half.

Slip stitch along edge. Fasten off and leave a long tail. Using long tail, weave through the top and cinch to close. I like to weave through every two rows. Knot tightly.

Turn work right side out and attach pom. I like to use my ends to attach the pom. weave in ends.

I hope you like this pattern and found it easy to follow. Please let me know if there are any questions I can answer. You may make items from my pattern to sell but please reference my pattern.

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FREE PATTERN! Ribbed Newborn Crochet Bonnet

It has been a really long time since I have posted on my blog so to make up for it, I’m going to publish a free pattern!

I have not had anyone test this pattern so please let me know if you come across any problems/errors.

I used Red Heart with Love yarn and an I hook.

Your chain 3 will count as the first stitch in each row so start double crocheting or backpost double crocheting in the 2nd stitch in each row.

The right side of your work will have ridges and the wrong side of your work will be smooth.

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Chain 33

1. DC in 4th chain from hook and across. (31) Turn.

2. Chain 3 (remember, this counts as the first stitch) Bpdc (backpost double crochet) in the next 29 stitches and DC in your chain 3 from the previous row. (2 DC and 29 Bpdc). Turn.

3. Chain 3. DC in each stitch across. (31 DC)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 11 rows total.

Fold in half with the wrong side facing out (see photo) and slip stitch together. Finish off. Turn right side out.

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Join yarn in one of the corners and single crochet around. In each corner single crochet, chain 1, single crochet. Finish off and weave in ends.

Cut yarn to desired length for braids. I used 3 strands folded in half for each braid.

Shamrock hat

Saint Patty’s day is right around the corner. I always have loved the holiday…not for the drinking but my birthday is the day before.I always give my mom a hard time that she should have held me in one more day 🙂  I have had a few orders for this sweet shamrock hat. The pattern for the shamrock can be found here.

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Skull and crossbones hat

It’s been a while since I have posted. Life has been so busy. I don’t mind though, I’ve never been one to sit still for too long. My little one has been keeping me busy along with orders and my photo contest. The contest has brought a lot more traffic to my Facebook page. I never expected this amazing response!

I had caught up on orders today and wanted to squeeze something new in before I got my next wave. I wanted to make something a little more manly and after signing up for Netflix I’ve gotten a little addicted to Sons of Anarchy and thought “Who can resist a little bike baby like Abel?” I was cruising on Ravelry the other day and found this Skull & Crossbones Appliqué . So…. I made it into this hat!

Pretty BA, right? Perfect for your little punk rocker or biker!

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Clustered cowl

I found this pattern for a Chunky Cluster Cowl and couldn’t wait to try it out. I needed a new accessory to go with my coat and this is it! I wanted to use Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn which is medium weight instead of bulky. I still used a N hook but modified the pattern. I first chained 13 instead of 23 which gave me 6 clusters instead of 11. This will make the cowl longer and not as wide. I want to be able to double the cowl around my neck. I ended up doing 76 rows.

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Edging blankets

I saw a pin (on pinterest) of blankets edged with crochet….and fell in love. My daughter picked out some fleece one day and I finally got around to work on it. I first tried to pokey hook through the fleece which did not work well at all so I used a fabric awl and crochet thread to edge it. Then I added the border. It wasn’t the professional look I was aiming for but had the look I wanted.

I had also found a fleece blanket on clearance at walmart which already had threaded edging on it. I then just took my yarn on this one and added the border like I did on the first. I turned out much more uniform and I was so happy with the finished product. This would make an awesome baby gift!

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So the first round with my yarn I did a single crochet around. The second round I did a simple shell stitch (5 dc in one stitch, skip one, one single crochet in stitch, skip one)