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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Avery Headband

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Is it spring yet!? Here in WV we have been suffering from the world's longest winter. It's awful, we're almost half way through April and it's still snowing. I really hope that wherever you are warmer temperatures and sunshine are on the way!

In other news, Little One is getting ready to go to pre-K, and I am in total shock at how this is at all physically possible. In a few short months mommy's baby will go to school like a big kid. I don't know how I'm going to handle this- the milestone, the emotions, all the free time! Gee whiz, I might just have to crochet some more. Looks like big times ahead for this little blog, we'll wait and see what He wills!




Today we've got a sweet springtime headband. The Avery is worked in the same fun texture stitch as the Market Coin Purse. It also features fun and challenging third loop crochet for those beautiful knit look rounds! We're working in Hobby Lobby's soft and fluffy I Love This Yarn in Menthe.



I've included stitch counts to make four different sizes: baby, toddler, child and adult. Any pattern can be resized- that's what the gauge is for. You measure the person you want to fit, and use the gauge to tell you how many stitches to make per inch to fit that person. For ease of use, I've done the work for you on this pattern. Be sure to read all the pattern notes so you understand how to read this pattern with multiple sizes listed.

Let's Get Started! 


Avery Headband Free Crochet Pattern in Four Sizes!


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Hook: G6/4.5mm hook or H8/5mm, use whichever can achieve gauge

Yarn: 4 worsted/medium (I Love This Yarn in Menthe)
Gauge: 2” = 6 sts in hdc
Difficulty: Easy
Materials: Yarn needle
Finished Sizes: Baby- 16", Toddler- 18", Child- 20", Adult- 22" (apx before stretching)




Special Stitches:


(sc, hdc)- make both a sc and a hdc together in the same st, then skip the next stitch. When working subsequent round, be sure to work in the sc sts of previous round.

Fhdc- chainless foundation half double crochet: a surprisingly easy technique for making the foundation row of a garment without chaining. Many helpful tutorials available online.

Hdc in 3rd loop- half double crochet in the third loop: on the wrong side of hdc stitches, directly below the top “v” of the stitch, is a loop that looks like a long, slightly diagonal but horizontal bar. Make a normal hdc stitch in this loop, (instead of the “v” as normal). As you work, the “v” will push out sideways creating a “knit look” effect.

Note: Stitch Counts for different sizes are listed in pattern in ascending order as follows- B (T, C, A) for Baby, Toddler, Child, and Adult.




Headband:


Round 1: fhdc 48 (54, 60, 66), join with a sl st to the first fhdc made, ch 1. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}

Round 2: hdc in 3rd loop of each st around, join, ch 1. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}

Round 3: hdc in 3rd loop of each st around, join, ch 2. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}

Round 4: sk first st, (sc, hdc) in next st, *sk next st, (sc, hdc) in next st*, repeat ** around, join to first sc made, ch 1, TURN. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}




Rounds 5-7: repeat round 4.

Round 8: hdc in each st around, join ch 1. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}

Round 9: hdc in 3rd loop of each st around, join, ch 1. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}

Round 10: hdc in 3rd loop of each st around, join, fasten off. {48 (54, 60, 66) sts}


Finishing:


Use starting tail to join outside edge of foundation row. Weave in ends.


Hope you enjoy this new headband design! Feel free to share pictures of your work on my Facebook page- and be sure to join our growing community!



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xo- Bethany


Friday, March 23, 2018

Market Coin Purse

Hey Friends! 


Got a real cute, quick little pattern for you this week! It's a taste of summer to come. I love the change of seasons, and unfortunately here we're still waiting for signs of spring. We keep bracing for more snow and winter never seems to end. I usually transition to creating more useful accessories, and home goods in spring time and summer. I tend to focus less on fashion and more on use.


Here for you is a sweet little goody. I've been using my adorable Bitty Berries Coin Purse for months and months now, and it still looks amazing. It could use a good turn through the washer though. One thing I love about acrylic yarn is its ability to be machine washed and dried. I routinely wash my kids' boot cuffs and mittens throughout fall and winter. The always come out looking spectacular. I wash my hanging towels too.




Now is the time for a good spring cleaning. And when you're cleaning out that purse, messenger bag or backpack, next time you need a small pouch for something special, reach for this! When you make it yourself, you ensure a perfect match every time.

Let's get started!

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Market Coin Purse


Hook: G6/4mm Hook
Yarn: 4 medium/worsted weight (I Love This Yarn Metallic in Coral Sparkle)
Gauge: 4 stitch repeats = apx. 2”
Difficulty: easy
Materials: 1” button, tapestry needle
Finished Size: 3.5” wide, 2.5” tall

Special Stitches:
(sc, hdc)- make both a sc and a hdc together in the same st, then skip the next stitch. When working subsequent rows, be sure to work in the sc sts of previous row.
Sc2tog- single crochet two together, a sc decrease stitch.
Hdc2tog- half double crochet two together, a hdc decrease stitch.




Purse:

Chain 13
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (12 sts)
Row 2: sk first st, (sc,hdc) in next st, *sk next st, (sc,hdc) in next st*, repeat ** across, ch 1, turn. (6 repeats/12 sts)
Rows 3-18: repeat row 2.
Row 19: sc2tog, *sk next st, (sc,hdc)*, repeat ** four times, sc2tog in last two sts, ch 1, turn (5 repeats/10 sts)
Row 20: sc2tog, *(sc,hdc), sk next st*, repeat ** three times, hdc2tog in last two sts, ch 1, turn (4 repeats/8 sts)
Row 21: sc2tog, (sc,hdc), sk next st, (sc,hdc), sk next st, hdc2tog, ch 1, turn. (2 repeats/6 sts)
Row 22: sc2tog, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc2tog (buttonhole made), do not break yarn.



Finishing:

Pivot work, keep right side facing, ch 1, sc evenly around entire edge of purse as follows:
Make one sc per row down raw edge, sc in each st along bottom, and make 1 sc per row up other raw edge, make 2 sc in buttonhole ch-sp. Join the round when complete. Fasten off.
Fold up bottom half of purse and line up stitches in order to slip stitch along both sides. Insert your hook through both layers and draw up a loop where you can sl st purse closed by working from bottom of purse up, sl st across opening (for both decorative and structural purposes), and sl st through both layers back down other side.




Note: Which side you start on will depend on whether you are right or left handed. With front of purse facing, I, a left hander worked this step from left to right, I assume for a right hander the process would be reversed.

Weave in all ends and sew button securely to center front of purse.

© Haute Kippy 2018


You may sell items made from this pattern, but please be courteous, always credit Haute Kippy with the original design and link to my blog when possible. Do not use my photographs to sell items. Do not copy, repost or distribute this pattern in part or in whole. Sharing paid patterns is a form of copyright infringement.

Enjoy your fabulous little purse, and if you celebrate, a Blessed Easter! Otherwise, enjoy Springtime- and we'll see you again soon for more fun functional  crocheted goodies!

xo- Bethany


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sadie Boot Cuffs


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Is spring here yet? Nope. It's still boot weather. Good. Here's one more late season boot cuff pattern for you. Recently I've been exploring with some textured stitches. I even made up my own. I'm sure it's not original, it's most likely been done before, there are literally thousands of crocheters who have been crocheting for hundreds of years. Truly, it's all been done in one form or another. But that doesn't mean we can't have fun, and celebrate it when something that looks really pretty comes out of our brains! This is what I made with my "made up" textured stitch.




Sneak Peek: This adorable coin purse is also coming soon to the blog! I just have so many wonderful fun ideas for you guys! I am truly blessed with divine inspiration. There's simply no other explanation as to how I am able to come up with this stuff. God is so Good!

If you love boot cuffs...

then this one will be a treat for you. I also have two other super cute boot cuff designs, the Pom Pom Boot Cuff and the Sweet Scallops Boot Cuff. The scallops are still my total fav. but the plush and chic Sadie gives them a run for their money.


The stitch o' the day here is the zigzag puff stitch. If you've never tried it then you're in for some fun. I love the way it makes the textile look almost woven! The stitch is pretty easy, I've provided a brief description for you, but if you're just not getting it, be sure to google some youTube videos to watch. There are tons of great tutorials out there. It's honestly, how I learned to crochet. I'm completely self taught!




If you just love boot cuffs and can't get enough free patterns, check out my friends over at allfreecrochet.com, they host thousands of only free crochet patterns. You can search for anything and find tons of inspiration and fun projects! Check it out!

For these boot cuffs, I've made my samples using two types of yarns. Both are 4 medium worsted weight, but I've shown you two to illustrate how both yarns can work here. Pictured is shiny and smooth Red Heart Soft in Wheat; and fluffy, soft, I Love This Yarn in Graymist.

I Love This Yarn in Graymist

Red Heart Soft in Wheat





Sadie Boot Cuffs - Free Crochet Pattern

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Hook: H8/5mm
Yarn: medium 4, worsted weight
Gauge: 7 puffs = 4”
Difficulty: Easy
Finished Size: adult, 5.5” tall 12” around before stretching to fit

Special Stitches:
Zigzag puff stitch- insert hook into indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo, draw up a loop two more times, 6 loops on hook, yo, pull through, ch 1, skip 1 stitch.

Notes: Boot cuffs are worked in rows to create ribbed cuff, then joined, and worked in the round to create the decorative top. Repeat directions twice to make a set of two matching cuffs.




Cuffs:

Make two.
Chain 12
Row 1: hdc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn. (10 sts)




Rows 3-22: repeat row 2.
Row 23: hdc in each st across, ch 1, bring up foundation row of cuff to make a tube, line up stitches and sl st across through both sides to close tube. Do not break yarn, pivot work in order to stitch along raw edge of cuff, ch 1.



Round 1: keeping right side facing, sl st evenly and loosely around top of cuff, do not join, ch 2 (apx. 3 sts for every two rows for a total of 36 sts)
Round 2: skip first st, puff stitch in next st, continue working puff stitch around (18 puffs), join to first puff made with a sl st, ch 2, turn.
Rounds 3-6: repeat round 2. (for round 6 only, chain 1 at end of round and do not turn.)
Round 7: keeping right side facing, sc in each st around, join, fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy this pattern! 

xo- Bethany

© Haute Kippy 2018

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You may sell items made from this pattern, but please be courteous, always credit Haute Kippy with the original design and link to my blog when possible. Do not use my photographs to sell items. Do not copy, repost or distribute this pattern in part or in whole. Sharing paid patterns is a form of copyright infringement.

Original pattern “Sadie Boot Cuffs” copyright Haute Kippy by Bethany Sypolt Crochet Designs 2018


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Olympic Snowboarding Hat

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Chloe Kim's Team USA Olympic Snowboarding Hat Free Crochet Pattern



Who has Olympic fever? This girl. We have been watching the games non-stop since the opening ceremony. I was watching when the first broadcast of the women's snowboarding competition was aired during the day. I was so amazed when I saw little Chloe Kim (who is a mere two inches taller than myself) win gold on the halfpipe. I was captured by her spirit and joy and couldn't stop watching. We stayed tuned in until they rolled out the winners' platforms and brought out those adorable medal avatars- the Korean stuffed tigers. 

image via NBC

I knew that when I saw Chloe wearing that adorable chunky knit hat that it would instantly become a sensation! I admit that I really wanted to buy one. I wondered who made them, and I wanted to know more about the snowboarding team's uniform design, which cleverly mocked US space suits. 

After scouring the interwebs I realized that the hat would be impossible to purchase. I did discover that it was created by the snowboarding brand Burton, which designs and sells snowboards, apparel, accessories and gear. Burton designed the entire snowboarding uniform line for Team USA. 


image via gearjunkie.com

I was sure that many fiber artists would be creating copy-cat designs to please droves of customers clamoring for the iconic hat. Clearly the hat is knit. Experienced crocheters and knitters can tell the difference. The challenge for me was how to recreate the knit-look ribbing with crochet techniques. 


I've decided that for my design, half double crochet in the third loop would be perfect to replicate the ribbing of Chloe's knitted hat. I'm sure there are lots of talented knitters out there who can duplicate it exactly. I've also enjoyed the hats and winter wear of other teams as well. For example, Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway has been sporting this wide headband at nearly every event. From this picture it's not so plain but from what I've seen on TV this item is definitely crocheted! It would also be a fun one to recreate!

Image result for Ragnhild Mowinckel at olympics
image via UPI.com


I have actually made this hat twice. When I went to the store I bought two kinds of super bulky, wool and acrylic. The acrylic hat pictured below took two full skeins and felt so darn heavy on my head, I doubt it would be very nice to wear for too long. But the shine and visual effect this yarn gives the ribbing are unmatched. The pom pom is also much flouncier- like the Burton hat.

Worked using Lion Brand's Hometown USA (6- Super Bulky) 100% acrylic in "Los Angeles Tan"

I also made this first prototype 6 stitches longer than the finished product (featured in this pattern), and it requires the brim to be folded up much wider to achieve the same look as Chloe. The pattern hat, pictured below is made with wool. When the pattern was shortened 6 stitches it gives the hat just the right overall length. The pom pom came out a little stiffer, but I think it's very cute. If you try a different yarn be sure to show me how it turns out by using #hautekippy on social media!

Worked in Lion Brand's Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (6-Super Bulky) 80/20 in "Fisherman" 

Which one do you like best? Comment below!


So let's go for the gold!


Chloe's Team USA Olympic Snowboarding Chunky Knit-look Hat FREE crochet pattern!



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Hook: N/10mm
Yarn: 6-Super Bulky, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman
Gauge: 5 rows, 9 sts =4” HDC in 3rd loop
Difficulty: Easy
Materials: Tapestry Needle, Large 4” pom pom
Finished Size: Adult, apx. 20”


Special Stitches: HDC in 3rd Loop- Half double crochet in the third loop, on the WRONG side of the stitch, make a hdc in the long horizontal bar located directly under the “v” on top of the stitch indicated. This pushes the “v” out sideways, making a knit look ribbed pattern on the textile.

Notes: It is possible to hdc in the 3rd loop of both the RIGHT and WRONG sides of an hdc stitch, however, in this pattern you are to turn the work at the end of the row and make the next row of hdc stitches in the wrong side (facing you) of the previous row. If you need help in determining the right and wrong sides of crochet work, many helpful videos and tutorials are available on the internet to explain this. 


Hat:

Chain 27
Row 1: hdc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (26 sts)
Row 2: hdc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn. (26 sts)


Rows 3-24: repeat row 2.
Row 25: hdc in 3rd loop of each st across, do not break yarn, fold work in half, matching up stitches of first and last rows, ch 1, sl st through back loop only and front loop only of both layers across to form a tube. Fasten off.

Pom Pom:

Cut cardboard strip 2” wide and lay a piece of yarn apx. 6” horizontally along strip. Wrap leftover yarn many, many times around cardboard and yarn. Wrap more than you think you need in order to make a plump and fluffy pom pom. Tie ends of yarn together very TIGHTLY around wrapped yarn. Cut wrapped yarn on opposite side of tie. Trim pom pom into symmetrical sphere. 


Finishing:

Thread a yarn needle with a length of yarn and weave yarn around top of hat, cinch and tie off to draw top of hat into a point. Sew pom pom on top of hat. Weave in ends. Fold up brim as desired.


Enjoy this pattern, and if you are looking for more super bulky crochet patterns, check out my friends at allfreecrochet.com. They have thousands of FREE crochet patterns and you can modify any search by yarn weight in order to see the results you want! 

Enjoy this pattern! 

xo- Bethany


© Haute Kippy 2018
You may sell items made from this pattern, but please be courteous, always credit Haute Kippy with the original design and link to my blog when possible. Do not use my photographs to sell items. Do not copy, repost or distribute this pattern in part or in whole. Sharing paid patterns is a form of copyright infringement. Original pattern “Olympic Snowboarding Hat” copyright Haute Kippy by Bethany Sypolt Crochet Designs 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Girl Scout Trefoil



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On my honor...


Hey Friends! I'm a Girl Scout. Haven't I told you that before? That's right I'm a girl leadin', song singin', campin', craftin', SWAPn', cookie sellin' Girl Scout. I love Girl Scouts. I love the girls, I love the activities. I love the organization, I love the message and the mission.

By the way, if you NEED Girl Scout cookies but don't know any scouts, you can buy some here and have them shipped to you double quick! It's an amazing service!

I recently made a little something to include in a gift basket my local council was donating to a regional meeting. The basket was kitchen themed. Naturally they looked at me and said, "Will you crochet something?". Of course I would! I decided to make two hanging kitchen towels. I had some towels that had green polka dots on them which I thought nicely fit the GS theme. I cut them to size and edged them my handy dandy overlock serger. I then used my own Hanging Kitchen Towel crochet pattern to crochet the top of the towels.



They looked so cute, but needed a little 'something' to make them even more Girl Scout-y. I decided to make a Girl Scout Trefoil. What is a trefoil? It's a shape, with three rounded lobes. The Girl Scouts use a special trefoil with a three lobes and a pointed base as their main symbol. It looks like this:


Image result for trefoil


So I came up with a quick, easy and very cute crochet applique of the Girl Scout Trefoil symbol, and you can make one too! You can sew your trefoil onto any project and enjoy showing off your handmade Girl Scout pride.

Let's Get Started!


Girl Scout Trefoil Crochet Applique




Hook: H8/5mm
Yarn: medium (4) worsted weight
Gauge: none
Difficulty: easy
Materials: tapestry needle
Finished Size: 2.5” high, 2.5” across

Notes: The Trefoil is the emblem of Girl Scouts USA. Slightly resembling a four leaf clover, the trefoil is green in color and has three rounded leaves, and a pointed leaf at the bottom. This crochet applique can be sewn onto any garment or project. It can even be used as a do-it-yourself “fun patch” for the back of Girl Scout uniforms. 

Trefoil:

Form a magic ring.

Round 1: hdc 10 into magic ring, join with a sl st, ch 1.

Round 2: (sc, dc) into same st as join, (dc, dc) into next st, (dc, sc) into next st, (top leaf made), (sc, dc, dc) into next st, (dc, dc, hdc) into next st (side leaf made), (sc, dc) in next st, (dc, tr, dc) into next st, (dc, sc) into next st (bottom lead made), (hdc, dc, dc) into next st, (dc, sc) into next st (second side leaf made), join to first sc with a sl st.

Finishing:

Leave a long tail for sewing if using applique on a crocheted project.
Pull starting tail tight, and weave in to permanently secure center. 
Applique can be sewn onto fabric with needle and thread, hot glued to craft projects or used creatively in any way desired. 
Weave in any remaining ends.

Enjoy this fun applique! 

xo- Bethany


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Camo Hunting Snood

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The Camo Hunting Snood and Neck Gaiter was originally designed for my father-in-law. Last Christmas I made him one in bright orange for hunting. I had so much orange yarn left over. Did you know orange yarn is hard to find in just the right hue? Big Girl's former cheerleading squad had colors of orange and black. I know- Halloween is the first thought in your mind! It was in mine too. I really disliked it at first. But you know what was so funny about that? As the year went on and we got closer to our teammates and grew in camaraderie and team spirit, we came to truly LOVE those colors, it was black and orange every day! I made lots of team spirit headbands and sold them at football games. I also got a little over zealous in my search for the perfect hue of orange to match the team colors. I accumulated a little too much orange yarn and that is how the original hunting snood was born.



Where we live hunters are required to wear a certain amount of bright orange for safety, and I knew that my father in law only wore beanies and low collared shirts and coats. This left his neck open to the chill of winter winds. I designed this warming collar for him to be able to pull all the way up to his nose and tuck under the back of his hat and still be long enough to cover his neck deep into the collar of his coat or sweatshirt.


My husband said "It's a gaiter!" when he saw it. I had to google, and yes there are tight to the skin cowls that when worn up on the neck are called "neck gaiters". A gaiter on its own is actually worn on the ankles and protects pants and the top of boots from water. Well, when his dad surprised me by asking for a second snood/neck gaiter it dawned on me, I never wrote the pattern down the first time I made it! How silly of me! Necessity is the mother of invention, and everything- I mean everything- I design or create from scratch for someone I always write it down and blog it later. That's where 99% of my crochet patterns come from!

So saved from being lost to memory, here for you is the cowl/neck warmer/snood/gaiter/whateveryouwannnacallit that your favorite hunter has been waiting for. I didn't have a man handy when I was photographing this, so I just put it on and took selfies. But my husband has tried it on and guarantees that it is stretchy enough for him, his dad and just about any size man or woman.


If you like the look of the ribbed design, make it for a woman, make it in any color, size it down for a kid, add stripes, change yarns, get crazy! Half the fun of crocheting is the wonderful customization nature of it. You can make anything you like in any way you choose.

I worked in Red Heart Super Saver in Camouflage because camo-coloring was specifically requested of me. I think that this would look great in Red Heart's pink camo too, or any variegated for that matter.




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Hook: I9/5.5mm
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Camouflage or any worsted (4-medium) weight yarn
Gauge: 4 rows, 7 sts = 2” square in hdc(blo)
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Tapestry Needle
Finished Size: 11.5” long and 8.25” wide (tube)

Special Stitches: BLO, working in the “Back Loop Only” - make indicated stitch in the back loop or the part of the “V” farthest from your body when looking at top of stitch. This creates a ribbing effect in the textile. 

Notes: Pattern is worked in rows, and garment is stitched up both side seams to form a tube. Follow gauge listed to replicate results photographed. Garment will be stretchy enough for a woman or a man, and will stretch more over time and use.


Snood:


Chain 42
Row 1: hdc in third ch from hook, and in each ch across, ch 2, turn. (40 sts)
Row 2: hdc in blo of each st across, ch 2, turn. (40 sts)
Rows 3-35: repeat row 2. Do not break yarn at end of last row.


Finishing:


Fold garment in half lengthwise, matching up stitches from first and last rows. 
Ch 1, slip stitch across, through both layers (both sets of stitches) to join garment into a tube shape. (40 sl sts) Fasten off at end of row. Weave in ends.


Thanks for stitching with me, hope you enjoy this pattern! Be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest

xo- Bethany


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Preemie Gift Set



We've had a very special, extra small addition to our family recently. One of our cousins had her baby very, very early. In fact, she was born at just 27 weeks. Things were precarious at first, but now I'm happy to say she is growing faster than we could hope for!


Immediately, I knew I needed to make preemie hats. I waited patiently until she was allowed to wear her own clothes. I made my best guess at her head circumference, based on photos of her and a helpful chart I found on the internet.

I made her a basic beanie and added adorable kitty ears, as well as a cinched bow headband. Everything took mere minutes to make, and came out so teeny tiny! It's simply adorable. You can customize the look and add stripes, or just make one in every color. Once you start, you won't want to stop! Just look how precious!!!

World's youngest fashion model!

These could make excellent gifts for friends or relatives, or make a bunch and donate them to your local hospital. It's a great project for your women's group too. In fact, I give exclusive permission for any women's group or crochet charity to use and distribute this pattern for purposes of donating hats and headbands to babies in hospitals in your local area!

Yarns featured: Red Heart With Love in Mint, and Studio Classic by Nicole in Cream Speck

I made my favorite Preemie a gift selection of hats and headbands in different sizes so she could grow into them during her stay in the NICU. Work these adorable little do's in any worsted weight yarn, refer to gauge for sizing and resizing. Remember, some thicker yarns will yield bigger stitches and thinner yarns will yield smaller stitches, adjust gauge accordingly to imitate my results. This can be achieved by either adjusting working tension or hook size. 

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Let's Get Started!


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Preemie Gift Set


Hook: H/8 5mm
Yarn: medium/worsted 4 weight
Gauge: 6 sts = 2” in HDC
Difficulty: Easy
Materials: Tapestry Needle
Finished Sizes: 10”, 11” & 12” head circumference, apx gestational ages 30, 32 & 34 weeks respectively.


Special Stitches:

hdc inc- half double crochet increase. Make two hdc in same st.
Fhdc- foundation half double crochet. A technique for making a chainless, starting foundation in lieu of chaining. There are many helpful tutorials and videos on the internet to help you master this skill.


Notes: Pattern is for a hat, with or without kitty ears or pom pom, and a bow style headband. Instructions for different sizes are listed separately for hat, and successively for headband (e.g. “10 (12, 14)”). Simply follow instructions for desired item and size, make number of stitches indicated for size.



Hat:
All Sizes:
Form Magic Ring.
Round 1: hdc 10 into magic ring, join with a sl st, ch 1. (10 sts)
Round 2: make 2 hdc in each st around, join, ch 1. (20 sts)
Round 3: *hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (30 sts)

10”/30 weeks:
Round 4-8: hdc in each st around, join, ch 1. (30 sts)
Round 9: hdc in each st around, fasten off, weave in ends.

11”/32 weeks:
Round 4: *hdc 9, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (33 sts)
Rounds 5-9: hdc in each st around, join, ch 1. (33 sts)
Round 10: hdc in each st around, fasten off, weave in ends.

12” 34 weeks:
Round 4: *hdc 4, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (36 sts)
Rounds 5-11: hdc in each st around, join, ch 1. (36 sts)
Round 11: hdc in each st around, fasten off, weave in ends.



Kitty Ears:
Make two.
Ch 3.
Row 1: Make 3 hdc into third ch from hook, ch 2, turn. (3 sts)
Row 2: Make 2 hdc into first st, hdc, 2 hdc into last st, ch 1, turn. (5 sts)
Row 3: Make 2 hdc into first st, hdc, hdc, hdc, 2 hdc into last st, (7 sts), pivot work, sl st evenly along side of ear to point, ch 2, pivot work, sl st evenly along other side of ear to bottom, ch 1, sl st along bottom of ear, join at corner, fasten off.


Hat Finishing:
  1. Sew ears where desired onto top of hat.
  2. If desired make or buy a pom pom and sew to top of hat.
  3. Weave in all ends.



Headband:
Round 1: Fhdc 30 (33, 36), join with a sl st, ch 1. (30, 33, 36 sts)
Round 2: hdc in each st around, join, ch 1.
Round 3: hdc in each st around, join, fasten off.



Headband Finishing:

  1. Using starting tail, join bottom of foundation row to close gap.
  2. Take both yarn tails and tie them together securely over top of the right side of the headband to cinch it in the middle. Trim tails.
  3. Using a length of yarn, wrap chiched middle of headband to form a “bow knot” less than 1” wide.
  4. Turn headband inside out, and sew wrapping tail back and forth through the underside of the “knot” several times to permanently secure it.
  5. Weave in ends.


© Haute Kippy 2018

You may sell items made from this pattern, but please be courteous, always credit Haute Kippy with the original design and link to my blog when possible. Do not use my photographs to sell items. Do not copy, repost or distribute this pattern in part or in whole. Sharing paid patterns is a form of copyright infringement.

Original pattern “Preemie Gift Set” copyright Haute Kippy by Bethany Sypolt Crochet Designs 2018




Friday, December 29, 2017

Rainbow Bright Hat



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I hope everyone's Christmases and other holidays were happy and bright! Mine were very enjoyable. Big Girl and Little One were very good for Santa and had a nice Christmas morning. I've enjoyed lazing about the house as we count down the days til New Years Eve.

Today I have for you the very last edition to our Season of Hats this winter. If you've missed any previous designs click here to see a list of my free patterns you can scroll through. And if that's not enough free hat patterns then you should visit my friends over at allfreecrochet.com where you can find a free crochet pattern for anything you could possibly think of!


This pattern includes instructions for both a beanie and a messy bun style. I'm working with Red Heart Super Saver Stripes in Favorite Stripe, it's the rainbow colored one. I love rainbows. I love rainbow patterns and and rainbow colors. Bright multi-colored yarns always appeal to me and I find myself buying skeins of variegated yarns and not knowing what to make with them. Does this ever happen to you? I tried making my ready made goods in so many colors for people to choose from, but no one wants cerulean, chartreuse and magenta accessories. Neutral is the thing. I had to increase my stash of neutrals just to appease my customer base. I know what you're thinking. Poor thing, she had to buy more yarn! Anyway...

Red Heart Super Saver Stripes - Favorite Stripe
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The variegation pattern to this yarn is specific: It starts at green with a double length and moves to yellow, orange, red, purples and a double length of blue before transitioning back to purple, red, orange, yellow, and into a double length of green before transitioning back to yellow, orange, red, purple and back to another double length of blue. The pattern continues in this way.




I start my hat at green because I like the way the blue repeats back into purple and red near the middle of the hat. If you want to have a complete-non repeating rainbow pattern, you can very easily cut and ball the yarn, reattaching at the desired color.

I made a fun applique heart to the hat to add to the brightness. It's simply my applique patches pattern heart made with a larger hook (the H hook). You can size the heart up or down using a hook of your choosing. The heart can be sewn on or slip stitched on. I prefer to slip stitch the heart on. I take up the yarn from inside the hat and make slip stitches along the outline of the heart. This gives the heart a nice crisp border and secures it cleanly. Simply join with an invisible join, tie the ends in a strong square knot, and pull them into the space between the heart and the hat to hide.

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Rainbow Bright Hat Free Crochet Pattern:



Hook: H/5mm
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Stripes in Favorite Stripe, Red Heart Super Saver in Red
Gauge: 6 sts, 5 rows = 2” in HDC
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: yarn needle
Size: Fits average adult apx. 22”, Heart Applique is 3"




Special Stitches:

Hdc Inc- half double crochet increase, make two hdc in the the next st

Note: This pattern can make a messy bun hat or a regular beanie with no hole. To make a regular hat, follow “Beanie Hat” directions for first three rounds, then continue at round 2 for Bun Hat. To make a messy bun hat, follow “Bun Hat” directions beginning at round 1, ignore directions for previous rounds.

Beanie Hat:

Round 1: hdc 10 into a magic ring
Round 2: make 2 hdc into each st around, join, ch 1. (20 sts)
Round 3: *hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (30 sts)
Continue with round 2 of bun hat.




Bun Hat:

Round 1: hdc 30 into an elastic hair tie, join ch 1. (30 sts)
Round 2: *hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join ch 1, (40 sts)
Round 3: *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join ch 1, (50 sts)
Round 4: *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join ch 1, (60 sts)
Round 5: hdc in each st around, join ch 1. (60 sts)
Rounds 6-18: repeat round 5, or to desired length.
Fasten off, weave in ends.


Heart Applique:

Using Red Yard, or color of your choice.

Form magic ring, ch 2

Round 1: make 11 dc in magic ring, join to first dc with a sl st.

Round 2: ch 3, 3 tr into first st, 3 tr in next st, 2 dc, 2 dc, dc, (dc, tr, dc) in next st, dc, 2 dc, 2 dc, 3 tr, 3 tr in last st, ch 2, sl st in same st. fo, weave in ends.




Finishing:

Sew heart applique onto hat where desired and stitch around edge, or slip st through both layers to secure. Weave in all ends.

Hope you enjoy making your rainbow hat! Reach out to me on social media using the buttons at the top of the page, and be sure to follow me on facebook!


xo- Bethany


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