2.26.2016

Crochet Party Hat DIY Headband {Free Crochet Pattern}

amigurumi party hat free crochet pattern
crochet party hat diy headband free pattern

Grab your yarn and hook and get ready to party. Making custom colored crochet party hat headbands is easy and so much fun! These little amigurumi hats stand three inches tall, they're perfect for parties, and they look ADORABLE on little girls. Whatever occasion you happen to be celebrating these party hat headbands are sure to put a smile on the faces of your guests. 

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Stitch Knowledge: adjustable loop, ch (chain), sc (single crochet), sl st (slip stitch), sc2tog (single crochet 2 together), BLO (back loop only)

Materials List:
Worsted Weight Yarn
(Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton for the sample.)
Size U.S. G/6 (4.25mm) Hook
Scissors and Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker
Stuffing
Fold-Over Elastic
1 ¼ Inch Felt Circle
Hot Glue Gun

Note: Pattern is worked in continuous spiral rounds. Do not join and do not turn. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker. Move the stitch marker up as each round is completed.

Starting out: Make an adjustable loop.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (not a counted stitch), work 6 sc into the loop. (6)
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc into each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 3: {Work 1 sc into next stitch, 2 sc in next.} Repeat between {} around. (18)
Rnd 4: {Work 1 sc into next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next.} Repeat between {} around. (24)
Rnd 5: {Work 1 sc into next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next.} Repeat between {} around. (30)
Rnd 6: Work 1 sc into the BL0 of each stitch around. (30)
Rnd 7: {Work 1 sc into next 8 stitches, sc2tog.} Repeat between {} around. (27)
Rnd 8: Work 1 sc into each stitch around. (27)
Rnd 9: {Work 1 sc into next 7 stitches, sc2tog.} Repeat between {} around. (24)
Rnd 10: Work 1 sc into each stitch around. (24)
Rnd 11: {Work 1 sc into next 6 stitches, sc2tog.} Repeat between {} around. (21)
Rnd 12: Work 1 sc into each stitch around. (21)
Rnd 13: {Work 1 sc into next 5 stitches, sc2tog.} Repeat between {} around. (18)
Rnd 14: Work 1 sc into each stitch around. (18)
Rnd 15: {Work 1 sc into next 4 stitches, sc2tog.} Repeat between {} around. (15)
Rnd 16: Work 1 sc into each stitch around. (15)

STOP HERE STUFF WITH FILLING

Rnd 17: {Work 1 sc into next 3 stitches, sc2tog.} Repeat between {} around. (12)
Rnd 18: Work 1 sc into each stitch around. (12)
Rnd 19: {Work 1 sc into next 2 stitches, sc2tog.} Repeat between {} around. (9)
Rnd 20: Work 1 sc into each stitch around. (9)
Rnd 21: {Work 1 sc in next stitch, sc2tog.} Repeat between {} around. (6)

Finishing: Tie off leaving a long end of yarn (about 8 inches). Thread the long end of yarn onto your tapestry needle. Weave the long end through the stitches of the last round. Pull tight to close, weave in end.

HAT BRIM
With bottom of hat facing join yarn with a sl st into one of the front loop stitches from Round 6.


Work sl st into next front loop stitch. Continue working sl st into each front loop stitch around. Sl st to first front loop stitch to join. Tie off, weave in ends.

CURLICUE (Make 5)

Starting out: Leaving a long end of yarn (about 6 inches), ch 13.

Row 1: Work 4 sc into the 2nd ch from hook. Continue working 4 sc into each ch stitch across. (48)

Tie off leaving a long end of yarn (about 6 inches).

POLKA DOTS (Make 9)

Starting out: Make an adjustable loop.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (not a counted stitch), work 5 sc into the loop. Join with sl st to first sc made.  (5)

Tie off.

Finishing: Using a tapestry needle and the long ends of yarn on the curlicues, tie each curlicue onto the top of the party hat. Weave in ends. Trim the ends on the polka dots and hot glue them in place.

ASSEMBLY
To make a party hat headband start by cutting a length of fold-over elastic, 14 inches for baby, 16 inches for child, and 18 inches for an adult headband. Overlap the ends of the fold-over elastic (about an inch of overlap), hot glue the ends together. Then hot glue the overlapped section of the elastic headband onto the bottom of the party hat. Last, hot glue the felt circle onto the bottom of the party hat over the elastic headband.

This pattern is available as a print friendly PDF download for $2.99 at Craftsy.

crochet party hat free patternWritten pattern copyright Sara Freisberg 2016. Please do not repost or reproduce this pattern in any way. Please do share this pattern with others by linking to this page. Feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern. A link back to the pattern in your listing would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

2.05.2016

Crochet Mouse DIY Cat Toy {Free Crochet Pattern}

free crochet pattern diy mouse cat toy
free crochet pattern mouse diy cat toy

If you have a kitty at home he or she will most definitely need one of these. A DIY crochet cat toy that works up in just a few minutes. These little mice are so quick and easy to make you can whip up a whole stack of them in under an hour. Add a bit of catnip or crinkly paper to the mouse and you'll have an adorable toy that your cat is sure to go nuts over!

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Stitch Knowledge: adjustable loop, ch (chain), sc (single crochet), hdc (half double crochet), dc (double crochet), sl st (slip stitch)

Materials List:
Worsted Weight Yarn
(Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton for the sample)
Size U.S. I/9 (5.50mm) Hook
Scissors and Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker

BODY

Note: Pattern is worked in continuous spiral rounds. Do not join and do not turn. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker. Move the stitch marker up as each round is completed.

Starting out: Make an adjustable loop.

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (not a counted stitch), work 8 sc into the loop. (8)
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc into each stitch around. (16)
Rnd 3: {Work 1 sc into next stitch, 2 sc in next.} Repeat between {} around. (24)
Rnd 4: {Work 1 sc into next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next.} Repeat between {} around. (32)

Slip stitch into next stitch to join, tie off leaving a long end of yarn (about 10 inches).

EARS (Make 2)

Starting out: Make an adjustable Loop

Rnd 1: Ch 1 (not a counted stitch), work sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc into the loop. (6)

Tie off leaving a long end of yarn (about 10 inches).

ASSEMBLY

Place the mouse body flat in front of you, right side facing, with long end of yarn at the bottom center of the circle.  Use the long end of yarn as a guide to where the center fold will be on the body of the mouse.

Tie the two ears onto the top of the body of the mouse under the last round of single crochets on opposite sides of the center fold. Space the ears seven stitches apart.

Trim yarn ends leaving the long end on the body of the mouse and the long end on the right ear in place. The long end on the right ear will become the tail of the mouse.

Finishing: Sprinkle in a bit of catnip or tuck in a small half moon of wax paper for kitty to crinkle. Thread the long end of yarn on the body of the mouse onto your tapestry needle. Fold the circle in half, ears on opposite sides, leave the tail to dangle. Whip stitch the edges together. Tie off, weave in end. Trim tail to desired length.

This pattern is available as a print friendly PDF download for $2.99 at Craftsy.

free crochet pattern mouse diy cat toy
Written pattern Copyright Sara Freisberg 2016. Please do not repost or reproduce this pattern in any way. Please do share this pattern with others by linking to this page. Feel Free to sell finished items made from this pattern. A link back to the pattern in your listing would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

2.03.2016

World Cancer Day 2016

February 4th is World Cancer Day. A global event with a goal of uniting the world in the fight against cancer. World Cancer Day is really important, because lets face it, cancer affects all of us! 

This year my World Cancer Day impact will be giving hope and support to someone I love that is living with cancer. 

Specifically my beautiful friend Jessica who was just recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Jessica is a 34 year old wife to 1 and mom of 3. When Jessica was in her twenties she lost her mom to breast cancer. Fast forward to 2016, Jessica is beginning her own battle with the same disease. My heart is heavy just thinking about what my sweet friend will have to endure on her journey to become cancer free. Jessica is just beginning her journey and will need lots of love and support along the way. 

I designed a t-shirt and set up a fundraiser for Jessica. This shirt suits her perfectly. Not only is she beautiful inside and out, but this girl is ready to fight! And although it was designed with Jessica in mind this t-shirt is for all the beauties out there who are facing the same fight. 

Will you join me as one of Jessica's allies? BUY A T-SHIRT and then share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. Please use #thisbeautyfights wherever you share. Don't wait to buy your tee! This fundraiser ends February 15th. Thank you for helping to support Jessica as this beauty fights back against breast cancer.

Visit worldcancerday.org for a list of other simple actions you can take to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
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