Good morning! It is time for Fix It Up Friday again. I am so glad to have you join me. Thank you to those of you who linked up last week. If you are a blogger and have a creative post to link up, please do so. I always love to see what other people create. The guidelines can be found here. If you link up a post I will feature it on my Facebook page as well.
Last week I was tending to a couple of sick boys and didn’t want to be too far from them. So, I dusted off my crochet hooks and started working on a couple of Christmas projects.
I made a hat and scarf for Julia out of a pretty purple yarn (Homespun by Lion Brand). To make the scarf I used my Super Simple Scarf crochet pattern. I didn’t have enough yarn to make it as long as the one in the pattern, so I think I am going to add a button to it and make it just be a short scarf.
I also started working on an afghan that will hopefully be finished by Christmas.
The nice thing about crochet is that it is quiet, can be an inexpensive hobby (depending on the type of yarn you use), and it can be done just about anywhere.
When I was making so many hats for charity, I modified a pattern I found in a book to make them. I thought I would share that pattern with you today in case there are any of you who like to crochet. The hat is crocheted in the round and is a quick project.
Super Simple Hat
Crochet pattern for an adult hat.
Chain 4. Slip stitch in first chain to form a ring.
Round 1: Chain 3. (Counts as 1st DC here and throughout.) DC 9 times in ring. Slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. (10 DC)
Round 2: Chain 3. DC in same stitch. DC 2 times in each remaining stitch around. Slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. (20 DC)
Round 3: Chain 3. DC in same stitch. DC in next stitch. *2 DC in next stitch, 1 DC in next stitch. *Repeat to end of round. Slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. (30 DC)
Round 4: Chain 3. DC in same stitch. DC in next 2 stitches. *2 DC in next stitch, 1 DC in next 2 stitches. *Repeat to end of round. Slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. (40 DC)
Round 5: Chain 3. DC in same stitch. DC in next 3 stitches. *2 DC in next stitch, 1 DC in next 3 stitches. *Repeat to end of round. Slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. (50 DC)
Round 6: Chain 3. DC in next stitch and each stitch throughout the round. (50 DC)
Round 7- 18: Repeat Round 6.
To Finish Hat: Fasten off and weave in ends.
Have I totally confused you? Do you need clarification on anything in this pattern? Let me know and I will try to make it more understandable.
If you want to make this hat pattern for a smaller sized head, then use a smaller size of hook and maybe crochet fewer rounds. Also, if you want to use a worsted weight yarn, I suggest using a size M crochet hook. Just know that the hat will be thinner with a less bulky yarn.
Now it’s your turn to link up your creative post. I look forward to seeing all of your great ideas. The guidelines for linking up are here.
I am linking this post to A Handmade Christmas at Proverbs 31 Living. Abbi is a good friend and has a link party for Christmas each week from now until Christmas.