Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Vivianne Hat

Usually, I go yarn shopping without a project in mind and but I was on a mission for this hat: to find a yarn to fit the project...Yes, as you can see, I needed a variegated--which is very unusual for me. I like to mix up solids to create a variety and not many mixed yarns speak to me....ya know what I mean.

So, when I saw this mix of pinks, oranges, browns AND purples, I had to create something for my teen. Now, with this pattern--any variegated will work and even a solid...but I LOVE how the pattern enhances the color changes. I know, let's not wait any longer....let's get started!

This yarn is not a commonly store found yarn, it is called 'Ice Yarn' Magic Light. It is considered a weight 3 by the company, but after working with it, I would compare it to a weight 4. Check your gauge with the yarn you choose before you begin.

What you need:
H/5.0mm crochet hook
1 skein Ice Yarn in Magic Light, Medium #4 weight yarn; 100% acrylic
(I would recommend Vanna's Choice, I Love This Yarn!, or Red Heart Soft in exchange)

Gauge:
10 rows and 14 stitches in dc = 4" square

Notes:
1. This beanie is made in joined rounds.
2. The ch2 at the begining of the round and the slip stitch at the end will not be counted as a stitch.

To begin:
Ch4.
Round 1: 10dc in the first chain, sl st to the first DC to join (not the chains) (10 sts).
Round 2: Ch2 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout), 2dc in each stitch, sl st to the first stitch to join (20 sts).
Round 3: Ch2, * dc, 2dc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round, sl st to the first stitch to join (30 sts).
Round 4: Ch2, * dc2, 2dc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round, sl st to the first stitch to join (40 sts).
Round 5: Ch2, * dc3, 2dc in the next stitch, repeat from * to complete the round, sl st to the first stitch to join (50 sts).
Round 6: Ch2, 2dc in first stitch, skip 1 stitch, * 2dc in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, repeat from * to end, sl st to the first dc stitch to join (50 sts).
Rounds 7-16: Ch2, working in between each 2dc stitch, 2dc, sl st to the first stitch to join (50 sts).
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

If you want to make it longer, just repeat Round 7 until desired length is reached.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Breezy Delight Hat

If you stick around with RAKJpatterns for a while, you'll see that I ABSOLUTELY love designing hats. I love to add a fun flair to this simple accessory--and this hat is no exception! Look at how fun a hat can be!

One of my testers worked up this pattern for her little girl and look at how stinkin' cute it turned out to be!!!! She used a fun variegated yarn and I'm just loving it!!!

Now, I used the basic chain, double crochet and single crochet with this hat...using the basic stitches to create something unique and creative!  Now get your hooks busy and make one for YOU and your little ones!!!
Usage:
- You may use the finished items for personal and commercial use.
- You must use your own photos as a representation of your work.
- You may not use the photo(s) shown.
- Do not resell, share or redistribute the pattern.

How to Read this Pattern:
1. When a number is before the command, such as 3hdc, you will work in the SAME stitch.
2. When a number is AFTER the command, such as hdc3, you will work that command in the number of FOLLOWING stitches.
3. The number in parenthesis () at the end of the round is the TOTAL number of stitches for that round.
  
Materials:
Hook: H/8-5.0mm
Yarn: 1 skein Vanna’s choice
(weight 4)
  
Legend:
Chain (ch)
Stitch (st)
Skip (sk)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)

Gauge: 
4” square in dc = 8 rows and 12 stitches
Please check gauge and adjust accordingly
Notes:
1. The hat is made in the round from the top down.
2. The ch2 and slip stitch will not be included in stitch counts.

Measurements for sizing:
6-12 months:
Circumference: 16-19”; height: 7.5”
12 months-2 years:
Circumference: 18-20”; height: 8”
Child 3-10 years:
Circumference: 19-20.5”; height: 8.5”
Teen/Adult:
Circumference: 21-23”; height 9”

6-12 months:
Ch4, sl st to first chain to join.
Round 1: Ch2 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout), * dc in ring, ch3, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to first stitch (not ch2) to join (6 posts and 6 ch3 spaces).
Round 2: Ch2, 2dc in same stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches,  * 2dc in next dc stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (30 sts).
Round 3: Ch2, * dc, 2dc in next stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (36 sts).
Round 4: Ch2, * dc, 2dc in next stitch, dc, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (42 sts).
Rounds 5-9: Ch2, * dc4, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (42 sts).
Rounds 10-12: Ch1, sc in each stitch, sl st to ch1 to join (42 sts).
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

12-24 months:
Ch4, sl st to first chain to join.
Round 1: Ch2 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout), * dc in ring, ch3, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to first stitch (not ch2) to join (6 posts and 6 ch3 spaces).
Round 2: Ch2, 2dc in same stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches,  * 2dc in next dc stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (30 sts).
Round 3: Ch2, * dc, 2dc in next stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (36 sts).
Round 4: Ch2, * dc, 2dc in next stitch, dc, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (42 sts).
Round 5: Ch2, * 2dc in same stitch, dc3, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (48 sts).
Rounds 6-11: Ch2, * dc5, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (48 sts).
Rounds 12-14: Ch1, sc in each stitch, sl st to ch1 to join (48 sts).
Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Child 3-10 years
Ch4, sl st to first chain to join.
Round 1: Ch2 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout), * dc in ring, ch3, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st to first stitch (not ch2) to join (6 posts and 6 ch3 spaces).
Round 2: Ch2, 2dc in same stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches, * 2dc in next dc stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (30 sts).
Round 3: Ch2, * dc, 2dc in next stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (36 sts).
Round 4: Ch2, * dc, 2dc in next stitch, dc, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (42 sts).
Round 5: Ch2, * 2dc in same stitch, dc3, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (48 sts).
Round 6: Ch2, * dc2, 2dc in next stitch, dc2, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (54 sts).
Rounds 7-12: Ch2, * dc6, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (54 sts).
Rounds 13-15: Ch1, sc in each stitch, sl st to ch1 to join (54 sts).
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Teen/Adult
Ch4, sl st to first chain to join.
Round 1: Ch2 (does not count as a stitch here and throughout), * dc in ring, ch3, repeat from * 6 more times, sl st to first stitch (not ch2) to join (7 posts and 7 ch3 spaces).
Round 2: Ch2, 2dc in same stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches, * 2dc in next dc stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (35 sts).
Round 3: Ch2, * dc, 2dc in next stitch, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (42 sts).
Round 4: Ch2, * dc, 2dc in next stitch, dc, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (49 sts).
Round 5: Ch2, * 2dc in same stitch, dc3, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (56 sts).
Round 6: Ch2, * dc2, 2dc in next stitch, dc2, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (63 sts).
Rounds 7-14: Ch2, * dc6, ch3, skip 3 stitches, repeat from * to end, sl st to first stitch to join (63 sts).
Rounds 15-17: Ch1, sc in each stitch, sl st to ch1 to join (63 sts).

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Photo and pattern testing credits to Ashley Scott and Stacey Kent. Thanks so much!!!