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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:


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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.

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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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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


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Mae's Blanket Hat - Two hats in one pattern!



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Ho Ho Ho! It's almost Christmas! Last year at this time- and I can't believe it's already been a year- I published my first amigurumi pattern. Check out my super cute and quirky Corn Cob Christmas Ornament. It's so adorable! My kids loved seeing it come out of the ornament box this year, they had fun deciding where to place it on the tree.


This year, we continue our season of hats with a special two-in-one blanket hat pattern! Blanket yarn has been around for a little while now. It's super bulky and super fun to work with. Anything you make will work up quick due to the bulk, and be very fluffy, warm and fuzzy. I've got another blanket yarn pattern as well, my luxurious spa wrap.





This hat was designed for a very special girl I know. She loves to wear a hat 24/7 as a source of security and her sensory processing is comforted by soft textures. She feels nice and snug when she can tie the ear flaps under her chin. This hat checks all the boxes for her, and I'm sure, many other people. Who couldn't love the softness of a blanket crocheted into the warmest hat ever?


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Now let's get started!

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Mae's Blanket Hat Free Crochet Pattern


Hook: L/8mm & H/5mm
Yarn: Generic Blanket Yarn Mint, Bernat Blanket Yarn Grey, Red Heart Super Saver Pink
Gauge: 8 sts = 4” in HDC
Difficulty: Easy
Materials: yarn needle, pom pom
Size: Fits average adult apx. 22”




Special Stitches:

Hdc Inc- half double crochet increase, make two hdc in the the next st
Hdc2tog- half double crochet two together, a half double crochet decrease

Notes:
Turning ch never counts as a st, After joining, make first st of round in next st, make last st of round in join. Use L/8mm hook for blanket yarn. H/5mm hook is used only for kitty inner ear.

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)
Round 4: *hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (30 sts)
Round 5: *hdc 7, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (45 sts)
Rounds 6-10: hdc in each st around, join, ch 1. (45 sts)
At end of round 10 do not break yarn.


Ear Flaps:


Row 1: hdc 10, ch 1, turn. (10 sts)
Row 2: hdc2tog, hdc 6, hdc2tog, ch 1, turn. (8 sts)
Row 3: hdc2tog, hdc 4, hdc2tog, ch 1, turn. (6 sts)
Row 4: hdc2tog, hdc 2, hdc2tog, ch 1, turn. (4 sts)
Row 5: hdc3tog, hdc2tog, ch 1, turn. (2 sts)
Row 6: hdc2tog, ch 26, pull last ch tightly, knot end and break yarn.

Count 12 sts across front of hat from base of first ear flap, join yarn.
Repeat rows 1-6 for second flap, weave in all ends.

Finishing:


To make a Pom Pom Hat- securely sew large color coordinating pom pom on top of hat.




To make a Kitty Ear Hat- construct and then sew on two kitty ears and inner ears as follows:

Kitty ear, with blanket yarn:

  1. Ch 3.
  2. Dc 3 in third ch from hook, turn, ch 2. (3 dc)
  3. Dc 2 in first st, dc, dc 2 in last st, turn, ch 2. (5 dc)


Kitty inner ear, worsted yarn:

  1. Ch 3.
  2. Dc 3 in third ch from hook, turn, ch 2. (3 dc)
  3. Dc 2 in first st, dc, dc 2 in last st, turn, ch 2. (5 dc)
  4. Dc 2 in first st, dc, dc, dc, dc 2 in last st, turn, ch 2. (7 dc)
  5. Ch 1, pivot ear, sl st evenly up side of ear, at top ch 1, continue sl st evenly down other side, ch 1, sl st along bottom and join at corner.
  6. Sew inner ears onto big ears.


Sew kitty ears onto top of hat and weave in all ends. To make decorative hat trim, hold two strands of color coordinated worsted together, join at center back and sl st evenly along brim using L/8mm hook. For best look, join with an invisible  join and fasten off.

Have fun working with your blanket yarn! I'm wishing you the Happiest of Holidays!


xo- Bethany


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Snowball Bun Hat



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The Snowball Bun Hat!

Thanks for indulging me friends. The season of bun hats continues with my second variation on the Kip Bun Hat. This one is simply precious! It's called the Snowball because the bobbles are in white, contrasted by a rich navy blue. The pattern features alternating color changes and the changes on the brim are especially complicated. This pattern will be an Intermediate Level for this reason.


I have used a shimmering white yarn to make the "snowballs" really pop and shine! This hat is an adorable winter style that you will truly love! It's definitely one of a kind.



Now about those color changes... 

It's gonna get tricky around here. I've managed to find a way, and I'm sure it's not the only way nor am I the first one to do this, but I haven't really seen this done anywhere else. I change colors every other stitch while simultaneously alternating between dc and fpdc to create a depth in the color field unlike anything else I've seen lately! It's a pretty cool way to crochet and it looks amazing! I don't even know what to call this technique, but I can describe it to you as best I can and hope you're willing to try it out with me.


Here's how I do it...


The last three rounds of the hat are comprised of double crochet and front post double crochet stitches that alternate colors every other stitch. The dc's are made in white and the fpdc's are made in navy. To accomplish this we must switch colors before the stitch is completed. Make the stitch indicated up to the final yo, then pick up the alternating color and finish the stitch. Continue by beginning the next stitch in the color just picket up, to the final yo, then pick up previous color and finish the stitch. Continue in this manner, repeating the process to make each stitch in alternating color pattern. What this creates is a rich and dynamic texture, the navy fpdc stitches pop out from the white background mimicking the bobbles above them in contrast.

It may take some practice, it's definitely an awkward maneuver to switch yarns so often. Once you get the hang of it, this decorative technique is one you can employ to add visual interest to any number of projects... including my Sweet Scallops Boot Cuffs, which also use fpdc stitches!


Snowball Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern:


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Hook: H8/5MM
Yarn: Red Heart With Love Metallic in White and Loops & Threads Impeccable in Navy
Gauge: 6 HDC = 2” OR 1 bobble repeat = 1”
Difficulty: Intermediate
Materials: 1 hair elastic, yarn needle

Special Stitches:

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

Bobble Stitch - yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw thru two loops, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw thru two loops*, repeat** two more times, (5 loops on hook) yo, draw thru all loops. Bobble will poof out behind work.

Fpdc- front post double crochet: double crochet around the front of the post of the indicated stitch, instead of into the “v” on top of the stitch as usual.




Notes:

  1. Ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as a stitch. Always make first stitch of round in same stitch as join & ch 1.
  2. Do not break yarn in between color changes unless you want to individually weave in all the yarn tails. You may carry yarns along inside, picking up and dropping as necessary.

Color changes: In last three rounds of hat you will be alternating colors every other stitch. Make dc or fpdc as indicated up to final yo, pick up other color and finish stitch. Begin next stitch in new color up to final yo, pick up previous color and finish stitch. Continue in this manner to make stitches in alternating colors.

Hat:

Begin with white
Join yarn to hair elastic, ch 1.

Round 1: Hdc 30 around hair elastic, join with a sl st to the first hdc, ch 1. Keep right side facing.

Round 2: join navy, *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)

Round 6: pick up white, Turn work so wrong side is facing, sc in the first st, bobble in the next st, *sc, sc, bobble*, repeat ** around to  last st, sc in the last st, join, ch 1, turn. (20 bobbles)

Rounds 7 & 8: pick up navy, sc in each st around, join, ch 1. (60 sts)

Round 9: repeat round 6.

Rounds 10 &11: repeat rounds 7 & 8.


Round 12: repeat round 6.

Rounds 13 & 14: repeat rounds 7 & 8.

Round 15: Repeat round 6, then turn so right side is facing.

Rounds 16 & 17: pick up navy, hdc in each st around, join, ch 1, ch 2 for round 17. (60 sts)

Round 18: pick up white, dc in each st around alternating between navy and white each st, join, ch 2. (60 sts)

Round 19: *pick up white, dc, pick up navy, fpdc*, repeat ** alternating colors around, join, ch 2. (60 sts)

Rounds 20: repeat round 19, do not ch 2 on last round.

Round 21: pick up navy, sl st loosely around rim of hat, join, fo, weave in ends.

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Take care and Happy Hooking!

xo- Bethany



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Fab Four eBook

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UPDATE:

The eBook, Haute Kippy's Fab Four: Four Fabulous Winter Weather Crochet Patterns has been published to amazon, available for FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited! It is featured there at a discounted price. Save 30% off the price of purchasing all four patterns individually. Save 10% off the price of purchasing all four patterns individually with the Ravelry version! As always the web versions remain free. This special compilation of my most popular crochet patterns was curated carefully for you and features bonus instructions. It is a convenient alternative to web viewing and makes the patterns printable, portable and completely yours to own and enjoy. 10 lucky winners did receive a free advance copy of the PDF eBook a week before it was published to Amazon. I'm pleased to share that the subscription drive was very successful and hundreds of HK fans are receiving free pattern updates of my latest content straight to their inboxes! You can subscribe here, and don't forget to join our new crochet pattern sharing Facebook group


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Previous Update: 

Due to a puzzling lack of participation (which I am working feverishly to remedy) the giveaway deadline has been extended to New Year's Eve. Subscribe to the blog by midnight Dec. 31st to be entered to win one of ten free advance copies of my new eBook featuring four winter weather crochet patterns!

Original Post:

This post marks an amazing milestone for the Haute Kippy blog, and for me! I am excited and thrilled to announce that I have met (and surpassed far beyond my wildest expectations) my goal of attaining 20,000 pageviews for the Gina Messy Bun Hat pattern. Actually at this point to date, we are well over 30,000 pageveiws and counting. I could not be more surprised at your response to my patterns, because of you, my blog has surpassed all my goals for the year and reached over 115k views! This may not seem like a lot, but to me, it means the world. I am so happy! I love sharing my free crochet patterns and I'm proud to announce that to celebrate this momentous occasion, I've decided to publish my first eBook. It's a collection of my most popular winter weather patterns. It's called "Fab Four" and will launch in January. But you can win an advance copy! I'm giving away 10 advance copies actually!


If you would like to win a free advance copy of my new eBook including four winter accessory patterns all you have to do is subscribe to my blog right now! On *January 2nd* (the new date) I will pick 10 random email addresses from my subscriber list and those lucky winners will be emailed an advance copy of my new eBook. Winners receive a PDF download to keep and enjoy a full month before the eBook launches for ePublication!

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What happens when you hit subscribe? Well not much actually. All that will happen is two things: 1. You will be entered to win the eBook, and 2. You will get an email every time I add a new post to my blog. So will I spam all up your inbox? No way! I only publish 2-4 new crochet patterns per month, so you will only be notified when there is new free content on the blog for you to crochet. That sounds so nice doesn't it?

If you'd like to share this giveaway with friends or a crochet group then please do! You can share this blog post or the facebook contest post on HK's page. Thanks for reading, and thanks for hooking! I can't wait to tell the winners the good news!

Have yourselves a happy little Thanksgiving!

xo- Bethany


Friday, November 3, 2017

Andi Bun Hat



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I told you this would be a season of bun hats, and I won't hold out on you. Even though I didn't make enough time to publish two patterns last month (I tend to prioritize my kids over the blog most of the time) I've still got some new designs and some new plays on old designs that I'm drying to share with you. Recently I've been delving into colorwork and have been having a lot of fun re-working old patterns into amazing new creations.


Today we're taking a new look at Kip's Bun Hat. A client recently showed me a photograph of a hat in certain colors, burgundy, teal and rich royal purple, but she wanted it in the style of the Kip. Intrigued, I began working the rounds of my most familiar pattern alternating the colors into what turned out to be a stunningly beautiful combination.

Named in my client's honor the Andi was born! It turned out absolutely spectacularly and I couldn't be more pleased.

We are going to be doing some color changes, so this makes the Andi one of my few Intermediate Level patterns. If you're still a beginner, don't be intimidated, try it out! And if you love the look of Andi but want to make it in a solid color, or just aren't feeling the color changes then visit the original Kip's Bun Hat pattern.


Another word to the wise, any of my bun hats can be converted to toboggans (with no bun hole) by using the following formula:

Bun Hat to Regular Hat Conversion Formula


  1. Begin with magic ring
  2. Stitch 10 into magic ring, pull closed, join, ch 1 (10 sts)
  3. Stitch 2 into each st around, join, ch 1 (20 sts)
  4. *Stitch 1, st 2* around, join, ch 1 (30 sts)
  5. continue following pattern at round 2.
This works because all my bun hat patterns start with 30 stitches around an elastic hair tie. The diameter of the hair tie is approximately two rounds of crochet, therefore, to begin without a hole, make two rounds which eventually equals 30 stitches. Then you can continue any bun hat pattern after the beginning hair tie round. The formula uses the word "stitch" instead of specifying which stitch to ensure it is applicable to any pattern. Simply substitute in whichever stitch the bun hat you are working requires. For my bun hats, that's usually the HDC. It's kinda my favorite stitch. Now let's do this!



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Andi’s Bun Hat



Hook: H8/5MM

Yarn: 
Red Heart Super Saver in Real Teal
Red Heart Super Saver in Burgundy
I Love This Yarn in Purple

Gauge: 6 HDC = 2” or 1 bobble repeat = 1”
Difficulty: Intermediate
Materials: 2” hair elastic, yarn needle


Special Stitches:


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


Bobble Stitch - yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw thru two loops, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw thru two loops*, repeat** two more times, (5 loops on hook) yo, draw thru all loops. Bobble will poof out behind work.


Fpdc- front post double crochet: double crochet around the front of the post of the indicated stitch, instead of into the “v” on top of the stitch as usual. 


Notes: Ch 1 at beginning of round does not count as a stitch. Always make first stitch of round in same stitch as join & ch 1. Do not break yarn in between color changes unless you want to individually weave in all the yarn tails. You may carry yarns along inside, picking up and dropping colors when necessary.


Hat:

Begin with PurpleJoin yarn to hair elastic, ch 1.


Round 1: Hdc 30 around hair elastic, join with a sl st to the first hdc, ch 1. Keep right side facing. 


Round 2: join burgundy, *hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (40 sts)


Round 3: pick up purple, *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (50 sts)


Round 4: join teal, *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1 (60 sts)


Round 5: pick up purple, hdc in each st around, join, ch 1, pick up burgundy. (60 sts)


Round 6: turn work so wrong side is facing, sc in the first st, bobble in the next st, *sc, sc, bobble*, repeat ** around to  last st, sc in the last st, join, ch 1, turn. (20 bobbles)


Rounds 10 &11: pick up purple, repeat rounds 7 & 8.


Round 12: pick up burgundy, repeat round 6.


Rounds 13 & 14: pick up purple, repeat rounds 7 & 8.


Round 15: pick up teal, repeat round 6, then turn so right side is facing.


Round 16: pick up purple, hdc in each st around, join, ch 1.


Round 17: hdc in each st around, join, ch 2.

Round 18: pick up burgundy, dc in each st around, join, ch 2. 


Round 19: *dc, fpdc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 2. 


Rounds 20: repeat round 19, but do not ch 2.


Round 21: sl st very loosely around rim of hat, join, fo, weave in ends.

Rounds 7 & 8: pick up purple, sc in each st around, join, ch 1. (60 sts)

Round 9: pick up teal, repeat round 6.

Interested in other colorwork patterns? Give my friends at allfreecrochet.com a try. Their highly searchable database houses thousands of 100% FREE crochet patterns. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Jailen Puff Hat



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Is the weather starting to turn in your neck of the woods yet? Our fall foliage is so beautiful, and we've had an unseasonable warm streak to enjoy it! I hope that wherever you are, you are having a beautiful autumn. To continue with our "Season of Hats" I have a very special children's hat for you today.

Hat Pictured in I Love This Yarn in Purple

The request for this hat came from the very sweet friend of my cousin. Her daughter is just the cutest, and she has a beautiful head full of springy, bouncy, natural black hair. She loves to wear winter hats, but there aren't any in the stores that can accommodate her luscious locks. She loves the idea of bun hats, but can't find any with two holes instead of one.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, necessity is indeed the mother of invention. When you need something, and can't find it, make it! (Or crochet it)

Now my friend's daughter and my Little One are about the same age. Though she has the wrong kind of hair to get the desired affect, I used Little One as a model and guinea pig to make the Jailen Puff Hat. So named for the self described "puffs" of hair that my little client loves to sport as part of her favorite hair-do.

Pictured in I Love This Yarn in Grape and Red Heart Super Saver in Pink

I wanted to make sure that the hat was warm and comfy, had cute styling and most importantly could accommodate those two puffs of hair. If your little love has straight hair, feel free to adjust the size of the holes on the sides of the hat making them slightly smaller.

This design features the same fun bobbles as the Kip Bun Hat, with a knit look brim, and of course two big and cozy holes at just the right place for pigtails or hair puffs!

If you have a natural haired little beauty of your own but don't crochet, please's don't fret. Although I have converted my online sales to patterns only, I still make and sell ready made goods. I sell locally, at craft shows, and through the mail. I take all major cards and PayPal and I always ship for free. If you need a Jailen Puff Hat (or any item I've designed) you can contact me on Facebook, or via email.


As always this crochet pattern is free! If you would like to own a clean, printer friendly PDF Download it can be purchased from my Etsy Shop or click the   button to get it from my Ravelry Store.

Now let's get started! 


  • Yarn: I Love This Yarn 
  • Hook: H8/5mm 
  • Gauge: 6 sts = 2" in HDC or 1 bobble repeat = 1"
  • Materials: Tapestry needle
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Finished size: child/toddler apx. 16" before stretching

These are the type of tapestry needles I use. Yarn needles are often too big for successfully weaving in ends, and worst of all most of them are plastic. Great for kids and beginners, not so much for hard core crocheters. Trust me a big metal needle makes all the difference!



Special Stitches:

  • Hdc Inc- half double crochet increase, make two hdc in the the next st
  • Bobble Stitch - yo, insert hook into next st, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw thru two loops, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw thru two loops*, repeat** two more times, (5 loops on hook) yo, draw thru all loops. Bobble will poof out behind work.
  • Work in the third loop- make stitch indicated in the long horizontal bar found on the wrong side of the hdc stitch as opposed to the "v" in the top of the stitch.

Note: Ch at end of round does not count as a st, always make first st of next round in same st as join. Bobbles will not be aligned otherwise.

Pictured in Red Heart With Love in Mango

Form a magic ring.

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

Round 2: make hdc inc in each st around, join, ch 1. (20 sts)

Round 3: *hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (30 sts)

Round 4: *hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (40 sts)

Round 5: *hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc inc*, repeat ** around, join, ch 1. (50 sts)

Round 6: *hdc 10, hdc inc*, repeat ** four times, hdc in remaining 6 sts, join, ch 1. (54 sts)

Round 7: hdc 11, ch 5, skip next five sts, hdc 22, ch 5, skip next five sts, hdc in remaining 11 sts, join, ch 1. (two holes made)

Round 8: hdc in each st and ch around, join, ch 1. (54 sts)

Round 9: TURN work, sc, bobble, *sc, sc, bobble, sc, sc*, repeat ** around until one st remains, sc in last st, join, turn, ch 1. (18 bobbles made)

Rounds 10 & 11: sc in each st around, join, ch 1. (54 sts)

Round 12: repeat round 9.

Rounds 13 & 14: repeat rounds 10 & 11.

Round 15: repeat round 9.

Rounds 16 & 17: repeat rounds 10 & 11.

Round 18: repeat round 9.

Round 19: hdc in each st around, join, ch 1. (54 sts)

Round 20: hdc in the third loop of each st around, join, ch 1.

Round 21: sc in the third loop of each st around, join, ch 1.

Round 22: sl st loosely around brim, join, fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy your Jailen Puff Hat! If you would like more free patterns, visit my friends over at allfreecrochet.com, they have lots of fun hats and other patterns for you to choose from, as well as a variety of children's hats. 

Enjoy!

xo, Bethany

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