A Lovely Day for Hats Photo Shoot

It was so nice yesterday, I decided to do a photo shoot for two new hats. There was just enough breeze to play with my hair, no wind machines needed. lol I used my usual backgrounds of the two trees and the bush. Today though I decided to use BOB as a background he was getting lonely as no one visited him all this winter.:P

First up is a pale yellow and dayglow stripe skull cap of my own design. The photos framed in yellow are my favorite and were used in its Ebay listing.

Here are the stats for this cap.

Project Name: Pale Yellow Multi-colored Dayglow Stripe Skull Cap
Pattern Used: Double crochet Striped Skull Cap
Designed by: Arlene K. Didier from Skrappy Skarves
Started on: 02/06/2017
Finished on: 02/07/2017
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet for brim Double crochet
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight In 0322 Pale Yellow and 3934 Dayglow
Measurements: Circumference of 20 inches . Crown to edge measures 6 1/2 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Teen/ Small Adult

 

The next hat is a dark rainbow slouchie beanie. My favorite ones are framed in dark red and were used in its Ebay listing.

Here are the stats for this hat.

Project Name: Multi-colored Dark Rainbow Slouchie Beanie
Pattern Used: Rainbow Slouchy Hat
Designed by: Maz Kwok from Be a Crafter 😄
Started on: 02/01/2017
Finished on: 02/05/2017
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet for brim Half Double crochet and Single crochet 2 together
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0311 White, 0365 Coffee, 0254 Pumpkin, 0886 Blue, 0406 Medium Thyme, and 0322 Pale Yellow
Red Heart accent in 0361 Putty Red Heart Jumbo in 0356 Amethyst
Unlabeled Scrap Ball of Red
Measurements: Circumference of 20 inches . Crown to edge measures 11 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Teen/ Small Adult

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Square Corner Camera Case/Dust Cover Pattern

And Photo Tutorial

I had just jotted down this pattern after I had completed Nick’s Green Camera Case. I knew I needed to edit it and go through it more thoroughly. What better way to do that then crochet the item again and tweak it here and there when needed. So that is what I did. I got the pattern written and did photos as I crocheted the new item.

First the written pattern.

Square Corner Camera Case/Dust Cover Pattern
Designed by Arlene K. Didier from Skrappy Skarves
This will fit the Canon Powershot A2300 and ELPH 180 cameras.
Or any small point and shoot camera measuring 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 inch.
Pattern alternates between rows and rounds so pay close attention.
Hook size: F/5 – 3.75 mm
Any 4 ply worsted weight yarn in color of your choice. One for Main Color and one contrasting color for optional trim.
Scissors
stitch marker
tapestry needle for weaving in ends and trimming in option 3
1 inch diameter button
sewing needle
sewing thread
Instructions:
Chain 17
Row 1: Double crochet in 2nd chain from hook. Double crochet across to end. Chain 2, turn. – 16 Dc
Row 2: Double crochet across to end. Chain 2, place stitch marker in 2nd chain of chain 2. – 16 Dc
Counts as first Dc for each Round.
Switch to working in rounds.
Round 3: Double crochet in back loops only of the next 15 stitches, 2 double crochets in next stitch, (this is your corner stitch).Turn work, place 1 double crochet in the two end rows, turn work, two double crochets in the next stitch(2nd corner), turn work Double crochet in the next 14 stitches, 2 double crochet in next stitch(3 rd corner),Turn work, 1 double crochet in each of the two end rows. Slip stitch to Chain 2 stitch with the stitch marker in it, Chain 2 move stitch marker up. – 40 Dc
Round 4: Double in each double crochet around. Slip stitch to chain 2 to join. -40 Dc
Rounds 5 – 7: Repeat round 4. – 40 Dc
Do Not Fasten Off.
Switch back to rows to form flap.
Row 8: Half Double Crochet In back loop only of next 17 double crochet. Chain 2, turn. – 17 Hdc
Row 9: Half double crochet to end. Chain 2, turn. – 17 hdc
Row 10: Half double crochet to end. Chain 2, turn. – 17 hdc
Row 11: Half double crochet to end. Chain 2, turn. – 17 hdc
Row 12: Half Double crochet in back loop only across to end. Chain 2, turn. -17 hdc
Row 13: Half double crochet to end. Chain 2, turn. – 17 hdc
Row 14: Half double crochet to end. Chain 1, turn. – 17 hdc
Row 15: Single Crochet in next 7 half double crochet, chain 3, Skip next 3 half double crochet, single crochet in next 7 half double crochet. Chain 1, turn. – 17 sc
Row 16: Single crochet across, single crochet in chain 3, single crochet to end.
Fasten off weave in ends. Sew Button on in line with hole in flap.

If you are going to trim, sew the button on after you are done trimming.

Click first photo for larger slide show of photos.


TRIMMING CORNERS
Option 1: Slip stitch to join your contrasting color in bottom one of the corners. Single crochet to the opening of case. Fasten off, weave in ends. Repeat for other three corners. This is how I trimmed out Nick’s Green Camera Case.

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Option 2: Slip stitch to join your contrasting color in bottom of one of the corners. Slip stitch to the opening of case. Fasten off, weave in ends. Repeat for other three corners.
Option 3: Using Tapestry needle and contrasting yarn stitch corners as seen in photos.


TRIMMING THE BOTTOM
Join contrasting color in the front loops of Round 3. Slip stitch around , fasten off , weave in ends. See photo.

Slip stitching around bottom.
Slip stitching around bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
TRIMMING THE OPENING AND FLAP
Join Contrasting color in back right corner Double crochet of opening. Slip stitch around to left back corner double crochet. Slip stitch up the flap,2 single crochet in corner stitch, slip stitch over to other corner, 2 single crochet in corner stitch, slip stitch down flap to beginning slip stitch. Fasten off, weave in ends.


Sew on button in line with flap.

The final photos with the stats.

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Project Name: Orange Pumpking Camera Case/Dust Cover
Pattern Used: Square Corner Camera Case/Dust Cover Pattern
Designed by: Arlene K. Didier from Skrappy Skarves
Started on: 12/23/2016
Finished on: 12/23/2016
Hook Used: F/5 – 3.75
Stitches Used: Double Crochet, Double Crochet Back Loop Only, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, and Slip Stitch
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4ply worsted weight in 0254 Pumpkin and 0324 Bright Yellow
Other Materials: 1 inch diameter bright yellow button
Measurements: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 inches with a 3 inch flap

 

Two Strand Rainbow Hat

I thought I could use another hat. I have been wanting to use this pattern so I finally did. I thought it would be great to put a little brightness into these dreary winter days.

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Project Name: Two Strand Rainbow Hat
Pattern Used: Rainbow Hat Pattern # 14
“24 Hours Crochet Hacks: 25 Fast and Easy Crochet Hat Patterns for Beginners” Locations 642 – 689
by Emily Rohan Copyright 2015
Started on: 12/11/2016
Finished on: 12/14/2016
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Double Crochet and Single Crochet
I added an extra round of double crochet before the starting single crochet round for the brim.
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0319 Cherry Red
Red Heart Super Saver in 0390 Red Hot, 0254 Pumpkin, 0324 Bright Yellow, 0322 Pale Yellow, 0368 Paddy Green, 633 Dark Sage, 0886 Blue
Red Heart Wintuk 100% Virgin Orlon Acrylic Fiber Knit and Crochet Yarn in 814 Robin Blue
Red Heart Super Saver in 3972 Mulberry Mix
Unlabeled Skein of Purple Blue Variegated
Red Heart accent 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0779 Cranberry
Unlabeled Ball of Pink
Red Heart Jumbo in 0311 White
Lion Brand Wool Ease 78% Acrylic 19% wool 3 ply sport weight in 301 Multi White
Measurements: Circumference of 20inches . Crown to edge measures 9 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Adult

Two New Hats for Martin

Martin has been growing like a weed. I can’t believe he will be a year old next month. The time has just flown by.

He has out grown all his hats that I have made for him. I even made some that were 18 months to two-year sizes and they don’t fit. His heart hats and shamrock hat probably would still fit if I had not done the trim with two strands held together. I have a tighter grip when I crochet with two strands and that tends to make the edge not stretchy. I will have to get them and try to remedy that for him. In case you forgot what these hats looked like here they are again. The pattern for the heart hats is Bubblegum Heart Beanie or Emy’s Beanie by Amanda Evanson from MNE Crafts. At the time I made the blue heart hat I could not get the hang of how to do front post double crochet, so I just did it in double crochet, it made a very nice slouchie hat. The shamrock hat is also by Amanda Evanson

So with cooler temps and winter probably not far off. I made him two new hats in short order. They are both 3 year plus sizes pattern. I didn’t have time to borrow my son’s camera to take photos before giving Martin his hats.

The first hat was a Quick and Easy Chevron Hat by Kayla Scharmar from Pins’s Needles. I had done one in an adult version earlier. It was a very stretchy pattern so that is why I chose it for one of his new hats. Maybe, just maybe he will actually be able to wear it for a couple of years. I chose the colors 0971 Camouflage and 0254 Pumpkin  both are Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic 4 ply worsted weight yarn. The finished measurements were a circumference of 17 inches and a crown to edge measurement of 6 1/2 inches.

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The second hat was an ear flap hat. I chose this pattern by Amy Lehman of Crochet Jewel, because every kid should have at least one ear flap hat at some point. I have also used this pattern for an adult version. I used the colors 0387 Soft Navy and 0311 White both are Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight yarn. I did not get measurements of it. I finished crocheting it while I was fishing. My son-in-law stopped to see how the fishing was going so I gave it to him to take home. Update: Marty was wearing this when he came to Grandma’s house on Saturday(9-24-2016), so I was able to get some photos.

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What I Have Crocheted So Far During This Summer

 

I have completed the following four hats.

Two bucket hats one adult size and  one child size.

This is the adult sized bucket hat.I really enjoy this pattern. It works up quick and easy. This makes the eighth hat I have made using this pattern. I made one for myself and several family members.

Here are its particulars:

Pattern Used: Men’s Summer Bucket Hat by Sara Sach at Posh Pooch Designs
Started on: 6/1/2016
Finished on: 6/4/2016
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Double crochet, Front loop only and Back loop only and Single crochet
Colors Used: Caron Wintuk 100% Orlon 4 ply Easy Care Blend in 3003 Bone
Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0319 Cherry Red
Measurements: Circumference of 22 inches. Crown to edge measures 8 1/2 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Adult


Project Name: Child’s Bone and Pumpkin Bucket Hat
Pattern Used: Children’s Summer Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach at Posh Pooch Designs
Started on: 6/9/2016
Finished on: 6/10/2016
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Double crochet, Front Loop Only, Back Loop Only, Single crochet for trim, Half double crochet for “hat band”.
Colors Used: Caron Wintuk 100 % Orlon in 3003 Bone
Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0254 Pumpkin
Measurements: Circumference of 18 inches. Crown to edge measures 7 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Child 1 – 3 years of age.


35 Camo Buffe Chevron Beanie

I made this one to add another hat that would be appealing to guys, but it works for gals too. It can be worn as a slouchie or just roll it up as shown in the photos. This was the child size pattern. I altered it by adding one extra round to the crown and using the largest hook I had the K / 10 1/2 – 6.50 mm.

Project Name: Camo Buff Chevron Beanie
Pattern Used: Quick and Simple Chevron Hats by Kayla Scharmar
from Pins’s Needles
Started on: 6/13/2016
Finished on: 6/15/2016
Hook Used: K/10 1/2 – 6.50 mm
Stitches Used: Double crochet and V- Stitch
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0971 Camouflage and 0334 Buff
Measurements: Circumference of 20 inches. Crown to edge measures 8 1/2 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Adult Small/ Medium


I did this next one with some of the pink yarn from my stash. I think I am making a dent in that color. I used the teen/ small adult pattern given in the link. I did not use the chainless starting double crochet or the  standing double crochet stitches that were suggested. I used Chain 2 and Double crochet. I also added a brim rather than the ribbed one given in the pattern.

Project Name: Leaping Pinks Beanie with Brim
Pattern Used: Leaping Stripes and Blocks Beanies by Tamara Kelly
Started on: 6/20/2016
Finished on: 6/29/2016
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Magic Circle with 12 Double crochet increasing to 5 rounds for 60 stitches. One round of DC, Twelve rounds of the leaping stitch pattern for body of beanie. The brim was one Round single crochet, one round 1 sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch, two rounds dc and one round reverse single crochet for the trim.
Colors Used: Unlabeled balls of pink in two shades.
Measurements: Circumference of 21 inches. Crown to edge measures 8 inches. Brim measures 1 1/2 inches.
Size Made: Teen / Small Women’s


I finally finished up this pair of wrist warmers that I started back in May.

Project Name: Four Pinks Wrist Warmers
Pattern Used: One-Hour Wrist Warmers By: Jaime Maraia from Crochet Dynamite
Started on: 5/24/2016
Finished on: 7/1/2016
Hook Used: I/9 – 5.50 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet, Single crochet Back loop only and Half Double crochet
Colors Used: Unlabeled balls of pink in four shades.
Measurements: Nine inches long by 3 1/2 inches wide.
Size Made: Teen / Small Women’s


I have had this next item’s pattern on the computer for sometime. I finally decided it was time to give it a go.

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Project Name: Child’s Crochet Strawberry Bag with Liner
Pattern Used: Strawberry Crochet Bag by Tatiana from Beginner Crochet Patterns
Started on: 7/4/2016
Finished on: 7/6/2016
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet, Double crochet, and Treble Crochet.
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0319 Cherry Red, 0368 Paddy Green, 0311 White and 0324 Bright Yellow
Other Materials: Cream colored fabric and a # 2 snap. White and Yellow crocheted flower.
Measurements: 10 inches wide and 7 inches long. Strap drop is 9 inches.


Since I sell my items as Skrappy Skarves I have made a couple more scarves. One has a matching beanie. 3d Three Shades Set5

Project Name: Three Shades of Pink Matching Set – Infinity Scarf
Pattern Used: Improvised I used my reversible scarf pattern.
Started on: 5-2-2016
Finished on: 5-9-2016
Hook Used: I/9 – 5.50 mm
Stitches Used: Double crochet and Double crochet back loop only. Chain 200. Single crochet ends together when scarf was finished.
Colors Used: Three unlabeled balls of Pink.
Red Heart Confetti 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 55 Lollipop Print (variegated pink , yellow, and green)
Measurements: Circumference of 60 inches and 6 inches wide.

Project Name: Three Shades of Pink Matching Set Bumpy Beanie
Pattern Used: Quick and Easy Double Crochet Beanie YouTube Tutorial Video By Kris Hopper
Raspberry Crochet Stitch By: Candy Lifshes from Meladora’s Creations found in the following Ebook
(2014-02-10). 8 Different Crochet Stitches: Learn to Crochet Something New with Crochet Patterns (Kindle Locations 171-173). Prime Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.
I went to the website after I had made 3 beanies of this design and saw she had a pattern for a beanie.
Started on: 5/9/2016
Finished on: 5/13/2016
Hook Used: K/10 1/2 – 6.50 mm
Stitches Used: Magic Circle 10 Double Crochet in ring. Increase crown to 6 rounds for 60 stitches. Rasberry stitch 10 continuous rounds, no joining. Trim- 1 Round *2Half Double crochet in 1 single crochet* repeat around. One round Single crochet. Two strands of yarn are held together though out beanie.
Colors Used: Three Unlabeled balls of 3 different shades of pink yarn.
Lion Brand Wool -Ease 78% Acrylic 19% Wool 3 ply sport weight in 301 Multi White
Measurements: Circumference of 19 inches. Crown to edge measures 8 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: PreTeen / Teen


I wanted to make a scarf using several different stitches. I thought this would make a good rainbow scarf. I didn’t think it would turn out this long but I like that it did.

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Project Name: Extra Long Multi Stitch Rainbow Scarf
Pattern Used: Improvised
Started on: 7/ 11 / 2016
Finished on: 7 / 15 / 2016
Hook Used: I/9 – 5.50 mm
Stitches Used: Single crochet, Half double crochet, Double crochet and Treble crochet
Colors Used:Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0319 Cherry Red, 0254 Pumpkin, 0324 Bright Yellow, 3620 Glowworm, 0886 Blue, 0387 Soft Navy, 0356 Amethyst, and 0311 White
Measurements: 77 inches long by 7 1/2 inches wide with 6 inch fringe.

I did the following stitch pattern:
1 row Single crochet
2 rows half double crochet
2 rows double crochet
3 rows treble crochet
Color change end of 3rd row of treble crochet repeat stitch pattern for each color.
Color Pattern.
Cherry Red
Pumpkin
Bright Yellow
Glowworm
Blue
Soft Navy
Amethyst
White
Amethyst
Soft Navy
Blue
Glowworm
Bright Yellow
Pumpkin
Cherry Red


I continue to work on Martin’s Jack O’ lantern blanket. The photo shows all the squares laid out. I have started joining the squares together. I am slip stitching them as it gives a nice flat seam.

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I have also started a baby blanket for sale. I wanted to make one so I got to looking for a pattern. Instead I decided to use this wave stitch. I started it sometime in June. I am using a J/10 -6.00 mm hook. The colors are Caron Simply Soft 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 9608 Blue Mint, 9784 Cobalt Blue, and 9701 White. Red Heart Baby Steps 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in Puppy Print (variegated blue, green, and white).

12 Wave stitch baby blanket

Wave Stitch in 2 Colors in the Ebook
Crochet Stitch Gallery: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to 35 Stitch Patterns By Tara Cousins

Downloaded as a free book promotion from Amazon. It is now priced at $ 2.99

It is also available from her website, Tiger Road Crafts