Friday, April 30, 2010

Forest Goblin Hat

This hat was more or less a "see if I can do it" hat. I wanted an earthy vine type of hat. I think I accomplished that :)I didn't want to do the usual cables so I played around a little. I have been so sick these last few weeks and am still not completely over it so projects might take a while for me to do and post. Thanks for being so patient. What do you think? I have this pattern available for sale in my etsy shop for $3 if anyone is interested

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Flower Headband Free Pattern

My daughter just got her hair cut really short. (She wanted LINK hair from the legend of Zelda) So I wanted to crochet her something more girly to wear. This is what I came up with. What do you think?

I am taking another break. Life has just gotten overwhelming lately. Once things settle down a bit I will have more projects up. If I said I would do something and I haven't gotten around to it yet please send me another message. I am working on a new organization system but it isn't 100% worked out yet.

Flower Headband

by: AprilDraven

For Personal Use only

Measure your head around where the headband will go. My daughter’s head is 19 ½ inches.

*You will need Hot Glue if you don’t want to sew, I used Hot Glue :) *

Hook size: 3.25 MM

Yarn: 100% Acrylic Worsted Weight 4 ply

Rnd: round
Sc: single crochet
Dc: double crochet
Ss: slip stitch
Hdc: half double crochet
Sk: skip
FO: Fasten off

With Paddy Green or the color you are making the band.
Row 1: 3 sc in ring, ch 1, turn (3)

Row 2: 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn (5)

Row 3-77: 5 sc, ch 1, turn (74 rows or until you are ½ inch before the end)

Row 78: 1 sc, ch 3, sk 3, 1 sc, ch 1, turn (this is the row that will create the button hole)

Row 79: sc2tog, 1 sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (3)

Row 80: sc2tog, 1 sc, ss 1, FO

Attach Spring Green or the color you are using for the trim to an end, sc around entire piece.

Leaf (Make 6 or more depending on how many leaves you want and your head size)

With Tea Leaf Green

Row 1: 2 sc in ring

Row 2: 2 sc in next sc (4) ch 1, turn

Row 3-5: 4 sc, ch 1, turn (3 rows)

Sc around entire piece, ss 1, FO and set aside

FLOWER (Make 4 or more depending on how many you want and your head size)

RND 1: ch 5, join to form a ring
The following isn’t worked in each stitch; it is worked in the circle not in the stitches.
RND 2: ch 1, *1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 ss, ch 1* rep from * to * 3 more times, ss 1, FO

Assembly: Sew button on then Hot Glue the flowers and leaves on in the arrangement you want. You could sew them on but that would take longer. For extra embellishment you can glue beads in the middles of the flowers like I did.

Here is a picture to help :)

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