Saturday, February 13, 2010

Modified Slouchy Beanie


I took my pattern for Bobby's Slouchy Beanie and made some modifications for a more-slouch = more-fun beanie. The last few rows are decreased so the hat hugs the head, feeling more snug. And the addition of a ribbed edging and pompom seals the deal. 












Slouchy Beanie Pattern
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Experience level: Advanced Intermediate

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Materials;

Yarn; 2 Patons silk bamboo skeins- one in stone (color A) and one in coral (color B) or another light / dk / light worsted weight yarn (size 3) that is soft & slinky when finished
Hook; Size G
1 large-eye blunt needle

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Gauge: 9 dc x 5 rows = 2 in x 2 in


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Abbreviations and special stitches;

Rnd= Round
ch= Chain
sl st= Slip stitch
dc= Double crochet
dec= Decrease (in a dc decrease, yo insert hook in next dc, draw up a loop, yo insert hook in next dc, draw up a loop, yo draw through first 3 loops on hook, yo draw through last 3 loops on hook)
fpdc= Front post double crochet (yo insert hook from front to back to front around dc below, yo and draw loop up, yo and draw through first two loops on hook, yo and draw through last two loops on hook)
fpsl st= Front post slip stitch (insert hook from front to back to front around dc below, yo and draw through loop on hook)
sc= single crochet
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Beginning; With color A, ch 3, join with sl st to first ch
Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc throughout), 9 dc in ring; join with sl st to 1st dc (10 dc)
Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next dc and each dc around; join with sl st to 1st dc (20 dc)
Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * eight more times around; join with sl st to 1st dc (30 dc)
Rnd 4: ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * eight more times around; join with sl st to 1st dc (40 dc)
Rnd 5: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * eight more times around; join with sl st to 1st dc (50 dc)
Rnd 6: ch 3, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * two more times around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (54 dc)
Rnd 7: ch 3, dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 12 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * two more times around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (58 dc)
Rnd 8: ch 3, dc in next 12 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * two more times around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (62 dc)
Rnd 9: ch 3, dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 14 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * two more times around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (66 dc)
Rnd 10: ch 3, dc in next 14 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 15 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * two more times around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (70 dc)
Rnd 11: ch 3, dc in next 15 dc, 2 dc in next dc *dc in next 16 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * two more times around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (74 dc)
Rnd 12: ch 3, dc in next 16 dc, 2 dc in next dc *dc in next 17 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * two more times around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (78 dc)
Rnd 13: ch 3, dc in next 77 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (78 dc)
Rnd 14-15: Repeat Rnd 13
Rnd 16: Attach color B; ch 3, dc in next 77 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (78 dc)
Rnd 17-20: Repeat Rnd 13.
Rnd 21: ch 3, dc in next 35 dc, work 1 dec in next 2 dc, dc in next 36 dc, work 1 dec in next 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (76 dc)
Rnd 22: ch 3, dc in next 34 dc, work 1 dec in next 2 dc, dc in next 35 dc, work 1 dec in next 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (74 dc)
Rnd 23: ch 3, dc in next 33 dc, work 1 dec in next 2 dc, dc in next 34 dc, work 1 dec in next 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (72 dc)
Rnd 24: ch 3, dc in next 32 dc, work 1 dec in next 2 dc, dc in next 33 dc, work 1 dec in next 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (70 dc)
Rnd 25: ch 1, fpsl st around 1st dc and ch 3 (counts as 1st fpdc), * sc in next dc, fpdc around next dc, repeat from * around; join with sl st to 1st fpdc (35 fpdc, 35 sc)
Rnd 26-29: Repeat Rnd 25 (35 fpdc, 35 sc)
After Rnd 29, bind off and finish in ends with large-eye blunt needle.
If desired, with leftover yarn, make a pompom and attach to the top.
Copyright Warmth Designs 2010. You can sell items made from this pattern, but you cannot sell this pattern.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Another Aran Messenger Bag



Here is another Aran Messenger Bag I made for my cousin for our family Christmas gift exchange. I'm starting to get a hang of this bag-making thing! It's a great feeling to put so much work into something and have a nice finished product to enjoy.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bobbling Along Aran Messenger Bag!




Took me my whole Thanksgiving break to make this baby... made with Lion Brand Pound of Love (antique white), cotton blue paisley lining, light blue button with flowers on it, a zipper, and an awesome free design by Celeste Young! You can find the pattern if you are a part of the Ravelry Community by searching the patterns for "Bobbling Along Aran Tote." Or look at this link... http://www.roundtheville.wordpress.com/2006/02/28/pattern-of-the-month/ I also used futuregirl's Lining Tutorial & the Sewing a Lining Into a Crocheted Bag Tutorial http://www.futuregirl.com




Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pattern for Bobby's Slouchy Beanie

My brother wanted me to make him a very particular design... kind of a slouchy beanie/ long beanie that can be worn either tight on the head with a cuff or loose on the head with the slouch in the back (like in the picture). I couldn't find any crochet pattern online that was anything like it... just some knit patterns that were similar to what he wanted. So, I made up my own pattern.

Later, I created a modified version of the hat. The modified version is my favorite and is posted here
Modified Slouchy Beanie







Here is the pattern;


Bobby's Slouchy Beanie Pattern

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Materials;

Yarn; Patons silk bamboo in sapphire (color A) and ivory (color B) or another correction: light weight (size 3) yarn that is soft & slinky when finished (prior to 2/7/11 pattern read: worsted weight) My sincere apologies on the yarn weight mistake. If you bought an awesome worsted weight yarn and made the hat and it turned out humongous, you can either give it to a football player to wear over his helmet, or just unravel it and use it for a pattern that calls for a worsted weight yarn.

Hook; Size G

Gauge: 9 dc x 5 rows = 2 in x 2 in

1 large-eye blunt needle

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Beginning; With color A, ch 3, join with sl st to first ch

Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc throughout), 9 dc in ring; join with sl st to 1st dc (10 dc)

Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next dc and each dc around; join with sl st to 1st dc (20 dc)

Rnd 3: ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from* around; join with sl st to 1st dc (30 dc)

Rnd 4: ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from* around; join with sl st to 1st dc (40 dc)

Rnd 5: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from* around; join with sl st to 1st dc (50 dc)

Rnd 6: ch 3, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from* around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (54 dc)

Rnd 7: ch 3, dc in next 11 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 12 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from* around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (58 dc)

Rnd 8: ch 3, dc in next 12 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from* around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (62 dc)

Rnd 9: ch 3, dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 14 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from* around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (66 dc)

Rnd 10: ch 3, dc in next 14 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 15 dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from* around to last 2 dc; dc in last 2 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (70 dc)

Rnd 11: ch 3, dc in next 69 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (70 dc)

Rnd 12-14: Repeat Rnd 11.

Rnd 15: Attach color B; ch 3, dc in next 69 dc; join with sl st to 1st dc (70 dc)

Rnds 16-24: Repeat Rnd 12. At end of Rnd 24, bind off and finish in ends with large-eye blunt needle.

Rnd= Round
ch= Chain
sl st= Slip stitch
dc= double crochet

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ribstriped


Ribbed + Striped = Ribstriped.


Scrap Helmet

This is a hat I started years ago... it had a visor on it but it looked funky, so I just took off the visor part. It's kind of retro-ish. It's made from scrap yarns.

Scrap Helmet