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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway Beanie Free Crochet Pattern


Materials needed:
• size of hook needed for basic beanie pattern, Q hook for broomstick lace, g hook for snowflakes
• white and turquoise yarn
• Crystal and turquoise jewels (optional)
• yarn needle

Abbreviations:
• hdc = half double crochet
• hdc dec = half double crochet decrease
• st = stitch
• sl st = slip stitch
• sc = single crochet
• ch = chain

For the hat, use the white yarn and my basic beanie pattern here: http://hiphipcrochet1.blogspot.com/2014/10/hip-hip-crochet-basic-beanie-pattern.html

For the crown:

Count 15 stitches to the left of where you fastened  off hat and attach yarn here.

Row 1: hdc in joining st and in each of next 24 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: hdc dec over first 2 sts, hdc dec over next two sts, hdc in each of next 15 sts, hdc dec 3 times over remaining 6 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: hdc dec twice over first 4 sts, hdc in each of next 10 sts, hdc dec 3 times over last 6 sts. Do not turn.

Row 5: place loop that is on hook on the end of the Q hook, *insert hook, draw up a loop, and place on Q hook.* Repeat from * to * across. Do not turn.

Row 6: *using the smaller hook that you've been crocheting with, pull 5 loops off of Q hook onto the smaller hook, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, 5 sc inside of lace loop.* Repeat from * to * for remaining loops on Q hook. Ch 1, turn.

Row 7: sc in each of first 5 sts, sl st into sp between first and next lace piece, sc in each of next 5 sts, sl st into sp between this and next lace piece, sc in each of last 5 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row 8: sl st into first 5 sts, ch 1, turn, place this loop on Q hook. *Insert hook in next st to the right, draw up a loop, place it on Q hook.* Repeat from * to * until you have 5 loops on Q hook, draw all 5 loops onto smaller hook, yarn over, draw hook through all loops, yarn over, draw through loops on hook, 5 sc in loops, ch 1, sc in each of the 5 sc. Fasten off, leaving long tail.

Turn hat wrong side out, fold up crown, then use the tail and yarn needle to stitch to hat. Weave in all ends.



Snowflakes:

Turquoise yarn, g hook, make 2

Round 1: starting with a magic ring, 12 sc in ring. Sl st to first sc. Pull tail of ring to tighten ring.

Round 2: ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, sc in next st, * sc in next st, ch 3, sc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st to first sc.

Round 3: in each ch 3 sp around: sc, ch 1, sc (ch 6, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook, sl st to 3rd ch of ch 6) sc, ch 1, sc. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off leaving  long tail to stitch to hat. Weave in yarn tail from ring.



Hair:

This part is kind of a pain in the rear so just take your time with it.

Cut 36 pieces of white yarn 72 inches long each. Divide into 3 groups with 12 pieces in each group.

Fold first group in half, use a large hook to pull yarn through the back center stitch of last row of hat. 


Then knot:


Repeat twice with each of the two groups of yarn you have left. With the back of the hat facing you, take the two groups of hair  on the right and twist them together around to the right, around the front and around the left side. Finish by braiding the three groups of hair. Tie in a knot at the end and trim so that the fringe from the braid is even. You may need to stitch the twisted hair to the hat in random spots to keep it from sagging. Wrap a strand of turquoise around the bottom of the braid.

If you're adding the jewels (which is completely optional) hot glue them to the crown, snowflakes and wrap around the braid.


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