Posted Brim (Crochet Hat Brim)

Hello, all!

I have had many requests for a brim I created for several of my crochet hats. Well, who am I to keep such a fun brim from you all?

Pattern

multiples of 4

Row 1: ch 1, sc around

Row 2: ch 1, sc around

Row 3: ch 1, *sc 3, fpdc around the sc in row 1; repeat from * around

That’s all there is to it! If you want a deeper brim do three rows of sc and then use a fptc instead of a double. This brim is especially fun if you work the two rows of sc in one color and the third row with the fpdc in a contrasting color. Enjoy!

Pics

Lil Loopy Beanie (For sale on Etsy; pattern coming soon!)

Spring Spirals Beanie

Baby Spirals Beanie

Baby Spirals Beanie

picture of baby spirals(More pictures at the bottom of the post.)

**Note: Picture is done with two colors and different brim. Pattern coming soon!**

Materials

  • 5.5 mm crochet hook (I)
  • ~60-115 yards US worsted weight yarn
  • Suggested yarn: Malabrigo Rios; Cascade 220
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

  • 4 sts and 4 rows of sc = a little over 1 inch x 1 inch
  • Change hook size to obtain gauge

Sizing

  • 0-3 mos (3-6 mos, 6-12 mos, 12 mos-3 years, 3 years-teen)
  • 13-15″ (15-16.5, 16-17.5″, 17-18.5″, 19-20″)

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sts – stitches
  • ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • blo – back loop only

Crown Instructions

Create a Magic Loop and sc 6 into said loop (6 sts)

From here on out you will be working in the back loop only. Also, you will be working in continuous rounds. DO NOT join. Feel free to use a stitch marker for easier counting.

Row 1: *2 sc in each stitch; repeat from * (12 sts)

Row 2: *1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (18 sts)

Row 3: *2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (24 sts)

Row 4: *3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (30 sts)

Row 5: *4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (36 sts)

Row 6: *5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (42 sts)

Row 7: *6 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (48 sts) – Stop here for 0-3 mos and go to the hat instructions below

Row 8: *7 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (54 sts) – Stop here for 3-6 mos and go to the hat instructions below

Row 9: *8 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (60 sts) – Stop here for 6-12 mos and go to the hat instructions below

Row 10: *9 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (66 sts) – Stop here for 12 mos – 3 years and go to the hat instructions below

Row 11: *10 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (72 sts) – Stop here for 3 years to preteen and go to the hat instructions below

Click here for the adult size instructions.

Hat Instructions

At this point you do not need to mark the beginning of the rounds; continue to sc in the blo for approximately 2 3/4″ (3 1/4″, 3 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/4″). This measurement is from the outer edge of the crown. Once you have reached the measurment listed above you will start the brim of the hat. Continue in the round with a ss in the blo for approximately half an inch. Make sure you do not slip stitch tightly. (You don’t want the hat to be too tight on baby’s head!) It may help to go up a hook size or two. Fasten off and weave in the ends!

Note: Please let me know if you have any feedback! Also, this pattern may be used for whatever purpose you would like to use it. If you happen to sell something using this pattern, please put a link to my blog.

picture of spring spirals beanie from side
Side View
front view of spring spirals beanie
Front View

Simple Baby Sandals

These cute little sandals are simple and sweet. The pattern is made to fit my 4 week old daughter, but it is easy to alter to fit a larger baby.

Simple Baby Sandals (no sole)

Soleless Baby Sandal

(More pictures at the bottom of the post.)

You will find more of my patterns on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.

Materials

  • 3.25 mm crochet hook
  • ~10 yards lace weight yarn
  • Suggested yarns: Knit Picks Palette
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sts – stitches
  • ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet

Sandal Instructions

Ch 10, sl st to form a loop

Row 1: ch 2, dc 5 into ch 10 loop; turn

Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn

Row 3: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn

Row 5: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn

Row 6: ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in last dc; turn

Sandal Border: Continue in sc down the side of the sandal (approximately 8); continue to sc around the original loop (approximately 8 sc); continue to sc up the opposite side of the sandal (approximately 8 sc)

Sandal Strap: ch 12 and sl st to the opposite side of the sandal; cut the yarn and weave in the ends. You may want to try the sandal on before cutting the yarn and weaving in the ends.

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Now it is time to adorn your sandal. There are many free flower patterns available on www.ravelry.com. If you would like you can use the pattern below for the tiny rose pictured above:

Rose Adornment

Ch 33

Petals 1 and 2: Skip 3 chains, 1 dc in next 2 ch, ch 2 and sl st in the next ch, ch 3, dc in next 2 chs, ch 2 and sl st in next ch

Petals 3 and 4: ch 4, treble crochet in next 4 chains, ch 3 and sl st in next ch

Petal 5: ch 4, treble crochet in next 6 chains, ch 3 and sl st in next ch

Petal 6: ch 5, double treble crochet in next 6 chains, ch 4 and sl st in last ch

Leave a long tail to join the petals

Last, roll the chain starting with the small petals (1 and 2) and use the tail to stitch the roll together.

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Note: This is a relatively simple pattern; however, it has not yet been tested. Please let me know if you have any feedback! Also, please link to my blog if you sell something using this pattern.

It’s a Giveaway!

Last winter I started up K1 Sew Too and just a few months ago I created a fan page on Facebook. Since then I have found many other wonderful, crafty businesses throughout the States and our neighbors. One such small business is Speckled Frog Crochet. And guess what – she is talented and generous!

Just follow the rules below to win one of her great patterns.

  1. “Like” Speckled Frog’s Facebook page
  2. Go to Speckled Frog’s Etsy page and choose which pattern you would like to win (Some of my favs are at the bottom of this post.)
  3. “Like” my Facebook page (K1 Sew Too)
  4. Post a comment on my Facebook page with the pattern you would like to win from Speckled Frog

All the steps above must be completed by Wednesday, September 7th at noon central. Easy peasy, right? I will draw a name on Wednesday evening and will contact the winner via Facebook and email at that time! (You must leave an email where you want the pattern sent! Feel free to email me directly if you do not feel comfortable leaving it on my Facebook page – k1sewtoo@gmail.com.)

Good luck to you all and enjoy Labor Day weekend! I know I sure will as the 5th is my birthday! Yippee!

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Below are some of my favorite Speckled Frog patterns. Doesn’t get much cuter than this, eh? 🙂

Speckled Frog's Mystic Owl Hat

Speckled Frog's Mystic Owl Hat

Speckled Frog's Sweet Slumber Giraffe Hat

Speckled Frog's Sweet Slumber Giraffe Hat

Speckled Frog's Dinosaur Hat

Speckled Frog's Tiny Textures Newsboy Cap

Speckled Frog's Tiny Textures Newsboy Cap

Daisy Trail Cuff

This cute crochet cuff is simple and sweet. It was based off the knit version by Champagne Maker; her version is called My Secret Life With Bees. This pattern is easy to alter to fit any wrist size.

Daisy Trail Cuff

(More pictures at the bottom of the post.)You will find more of my patterns here on Ravelry.com.

Materials

  • 3.5 and 2.75 mm crochet hook
  • ~20 yards sport weight yarn (color A)
  • ~8 yards fingering weight yarn (color B)
  • Suggested yarns: Mirasol Yarn Nuna and Ella Rae Lace Merino
  • 6-10 beads (your choice depending on number of flowers)
  • 2 buttons
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

Gauge is not particularly important for this pattern as you can add rows to make the cuff taller and you can add chains to the initial chain to make the cuff fit any wrist size.

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sts – stitches
  • ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet

Cuff Instructions

ch. 31 with color A and 3.5 mm hook

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and remaining chains; ch 1, turn (30 sts)

Row 2: sc across; ch 1, turn

Rows 3-9: repeat row 2; cut yarn, weave in ends

At this point you will attach color B along the bottom left corner of the cuff and follow the pattern below around the edges of the cuff. You will now be using the 2.75 mm hook as well.

  • (sc, ch 3, sc) in each stitch along the bottom
  • 3 sc in the corner; sc in the next 3 stitches, ch 4, sc in next 6 stitches, ch 4, sc i next 3 stitches; 3 sc in the corner
  • (sc, ch 3, sc) in each stitch along the top
  • 3 sc in corner;  9 sc along the side of the cuff; 3 sc in the corner; cut yarn; make an invisible join, and weave in the ends

Now it is time to embroider your cuff. You may embroider whatever you’d like, but I used the lazy daisy stitch to create the daisies on my cuff. You will find a video here. The woman is use fabric and embroidery floss, but it is the same technique.

Next I attached two buttons on the sc side of the cuff. They should like up with the ch 4 on the other side of the cuff.

Last, I sewed fabric on the back side of the cuff for structure. It isn’t necessary, but it is fun to pick out fabric and good sewing practice!

Note: This is a relatively simple pattern; however, it has not yet been tested. Please let me know if you have any feedback! Also, this pattern may be used for whatever purpose you would like to use it. If you happen to sell something using this pattern, please put a link to my blog.


Crochet Jewelry

Last night was an exciting night.

Every month my local yarn shop hosts a Friday Night Knit Club with a cool theme and last night was a jewelry party. They know my love for crochet so they asked me to design a couple of pieces to showcase. It was a busy few weeks, but I love the results. Below you will find some pictures of the jewelry I created and on Sunday I will post all of the patterns I wrote up. They will be right here on the blog and also here on Ravelry. (There will also be more pictures here on the blog with other designs!)

Lariat

Spring Belt

Daisy Trail Cuff

Hemp Choker

Spring Spirals Beanie

Spring Spirals Beanie

picture of spring spirals beanie, green(More pictures at the bottom of the post.)

Materials

  • 5.5 mm crochet hook (I)
  • ~115-130 yards US worsted weight yarn
  • Suggested yarn: Malabrigo Rios; Cascade 220
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

  • 4 sts and 4 rows of sc = a little over 1 inch x 1 inch
  • Change hook size to obtain gauge

Sizing

  • adult small (adult medium)
  • 21-22″ (22-24″)

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sts – stitches
  • ss – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • blo – back loop only

Crown Instructions

Create a Magic Loop and sc 6 into said loop (6 sts)

From here on out you will be working in the back loop only. Also, you will be working in continuous rounds. DO NOT join. Feel free to use a stitch marker for easier counting.

Row 1: *2 sc in each stitch; repeat from * (12 sts)

Row 2: *1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (18 sts)

Row 3: *2 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (24 sts)

Row 4: *3 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (30 sts)

Row 5: *4 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (36 sts)

Row 6: *5 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (42 sts)

Row 7: *6 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (48 sts)

Row 8: *7 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (54 sts)

Row 9: *8 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (60 sts)

Row 10: *9 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (66 sts)

Row 11: *10 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (72 sts)

Row 12: *11 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (78 sts) – Stop here for the adult small and go to the hat instructions below

Row 13: *12 sc, 2 sc in next stitch; repeat from * around (84 sts)  – Stop here for the adult medium and go to the hat instructions below

Click here for baby/child size instructions. (Note: A woman with a more petite head may also enjoy the fit of the 3 years-teen size hat.)

Hat Instructions

At this point you do not need to mark the beginning of the rounds; continue to sc in the blo for approximately 4″ (4.25″). This measurement is from the outer edge of the crown. Once you have reached the measurement listed above you will start the brim of the hat. Continue in the round with a ss in the blo for approximately an inch. Make sure you do not slip stitch tightly. It may help to go up a hook size or two. Fasten off and weave in the ends!

Note: Please let me know if you have any feedback! Also, this pattern may be used for whatever purpose you would like to use it. If you happen to sell something using this pattern, please put a link to my blog.

picture of spring spirals beanie from side

Side View

front view of spring spirals beanie

Front View

Spring Twist Hat

Spring Twist Hat

picture of spring splendor hat

Materials:

  • US 6, 16″ circular needle (or DPNs)
  • ~150 yards worsted weight cotton yarn (My choice is Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Cotton. It is considered worsted weight, but I think it is a little lighter so check your gauge if you use a different yarn.)
  • Tapestry needle, ruler, and button

Gauge:

  • 5 sts x 8 rows = 1 in. x 1 in.

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • k2tog – knit two together
  • pm – place marker

Hat Instructions:

co 88 stitches (I used the long tail cast on method. Instructions here.)

Row 1:  K, P across the 88 stitches; turn, do not join

Row 2: k2tog, yo; *P, K; repeat from * until two stitches remain; yo, k2tog

Repeat rows 1 and 2 two more times to create three eyelets.

Row 7: K, P across the 88 stitches; co 20 using the single cast on (instructions here); 108 sts

Row 8:  Join to work in the round and knit all stitches.

Continue in stockinette until you are approximately 4.5-5 inches from the edge.

Crown Decreases:

*k10, k2tog, pm; repeat from * to end (99 sts)

Knit 2 rounds

*Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; repeat from * to end (81 sts)

Repeat the last three rounds (72 sts)

Knit 1 round

*Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; repeat from * to end (63 sts)

Repeat last round until 9 stitches remain

Cut yarn leaving approximately 6 inches; use a tapestry needle to thread the tail through the remaining stitches a few times and fasten off.

Weave in any remaining ends.

The last part of this hat are the twists (instructions below). Three of the twists are put through the eyelets and then buttoned at the top of the hat. This creates the “bow” portion of the hat. The part of the twists that goes through the eyelets will then be sewn to the inside of the hat. The twists will create a bump of sorts on the inside of the hat, but it is not noticeable from the outside. If you want to make the twists less intrusive I suggest a lighter weight yarn that matches your hat yarn. Another option is to use the yarn as a bow without twisting it.

The rest of the twists are used for the top of the hat. (I used 18.) Thread a piece of scrap yarn through the “top” ends of each tassel using a tapestry needle. (The top end is the end without the knot.) Then run the piece of yarn holding the twists together through the top of the hat to the inside. Weave in the ends and you’re done!

Twist Instructions:

First, double 15 inches of yarn and cut

measure 30 inches of yarn

15" doubled

Second, place your finger at the end of the loop and use it two twist the yarn. Twist until the yarn feels tight against your finger.

use your finger to twist the yarn

Third, bring your loop finger up to the other end of the yarn and hold them together. The yarn will twist up on itself as below.

Last, while holding the yarn together in your left hand, use your right hand to sort of straighten the twist.

Thanks and enjoy!

Note: This is a relatively simple pattern; however, it has not been tested. Please let me know if you have any feedback! Also, this pattern may be used for whatever purpose you would like to use it. If you happen to sell something using this pattern, please put a link to my blog.

Edit: 08/03/2011

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