Adventure Time…

IMG_7843“C’mon grab your friends, we’ll go to very distant lands.  With Jake the Dog and Finn the Hu-man, the fun will never end!  It’s adventure time!”

My kids are totally obsessed with this crazy, whacked out, bizarre, but totally awesome television show… and I have to admit… I’m also kind of obsessed with it too!  It’s so funny I love it.  It’s jam packed with tons of humor for kids and adults, amazing characters and lot of adventures.

As a laugh, one day I decided to try and crochet my son a Finn inspired hat.  I have to say, it turned out pretty great!  I actually had several students at my child’s school ask me where he got the hat and I’ve even had a few order requests.  Now my eldest son says he wants to be Finn for hallowe’en next year and my youngest wants to be Jake the Dog.  I think I should get to work on creating a Jake the Dog hat for my baby!

This hat is actually very quick and easy to make.  A skilled crocheter could whip this up in a about an hour, but it’s great for beginners too because it uses several different techniques in a simple manner.  The hat is worked in joining rounds and then switches to a back and forth pattern and then switches back to joining rounds with a colour change at the bottom.  The ears are worked up in continuous rounds and then in front loops only for the last round.  Special stitches include dc2tog, changing yarn colour and front loop single crochet.  I use a thick worsted weight yarn, a large K/10.5 – 6.50mm hook, a double crochet and a single crochet stitch for this pattern.  It’s simple but cute!

This pattern is for a child approx 4-12 years old.  Due to the large stitches, this hat will stretch and fit a head approx 18″ – 21″.

Please note that his pattern has been tested, however if you should come across any mistakes, please do not hesitate to comment or send me a message, after all…we’re only hu-man!

As Jake the Dog would say “Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something!”

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Brick Stitch Scarf

IMG_7790I was recently asked to make 7 hats with matching scarfs for a client who lives in Australia since they are entering their winter as we welcome spring.  Out of those 7 hat/scarf combos, 2 hats/scarfs were for girls and the rest were for boys.

I wanted to make this little girls hat/scarf combo pretty and came across this unisex Brick Stitch Hat pattern by BobWilson123, and I thought would look wonderful in cream and different hues of purple.  This hat is for a 12 year old girl and I wanted to make her something a little more grown up than the usual whimsical hats I make for children; grown up but girlie and pretty.  When it came to making a matching scarf, I used the brick stitch pattern in the same colours and worked in rows instead of rounds (the hat was worked in rounds) and the pattern turned out pretty nice.

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Sun Hat for Alex Transformed!

IMG_7728It was brought to my attention that the Sun Hat for Alex I made would make an excellent sun hat for chemo patients.  I had a request to include an adult size to my pattern for just that reason.  I did so, and as I was whipping up the sun hat, I decided to play around and do a little augmenting and turn it into a beanie.

This beanie can be used in the spring, summer or fall.  It features the same shell stitch as the Sun Hat for Alex, but doesn’t have the brim; instead this has a pretty scalloped edge.  Make it with cotton for those warm months or with a wool or a wool-blend worsted weight yarn for those cooler temperatures.  I love the way this hat turned out.

This pattern is written for toddlers 1-3 (18″-19″), children 4-10 (19″-21″), and female adult (21″-23″).

This pattern has been tested, however if you should come across any mistakes, please do not hesitate to comment or send me a message, after all…we’re only human!

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Sun Hat for Alex

IMG_7720With all these cold, snowy, dreary days we’ve been having lately I decided to whip up a summer sun hat for my nephew so that my thoughts may be warm and cheery thinking of those dog days of summer soon to arrive!

This pattern uses a worsted weight cotton yarn to work up a lightweight, breathable, and breezy adorable sun hat, perfect for toddlers and young children on those warm sunny summer days.  This hat features a shell stitch design in the centre which adds a summer quality that isn’t very feminine so this hat can be made for both boys and girls.  Add a flower, a sun or a summer themed appliqué for that added touch.

This pattern is written for toddlers 1-3 (18″-19″), children 4-10 (19″-21″), and female adult (21″-23″).

This pattern has been tested, however if you should come across any mistakes, please do not hesitate to comment or send me a message, after all…we’re only human!

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Easy Chunky Cowl

IMG_7673Here is the matching cowl to my Easy Chunky Toque pattern.  My eldest son calls it the “cobblestone” cowl because it reminds him of the cobblestone material in his Minecraft game!

This pattern is only written for children 4-12 (19.5″-21″ head size).  To increase the size of the cowl, measure the circumference of you head and crochet your foundation row to that measurement.  For a snugger fit, minus 2 sts.

**Optional” To beat those icy cold winter winds, line your cowl with fleece.

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Easy Chunky Toque

IMG_7662With the extreme cold weather upon us I decided to make some super warm toques and cowls.  This pattern works up really quick using super bulky wool yarn, and is extremely warm.

This patter is written in the following sizes: children 4-12 (19.5″-21″), teens 13-17 (21″-23″), and adult 18+ (23″-24.5″).  If you should come across any errors, please feel free to comment and let me know.

Optional Increase your hook size for a looser fit.

**Matching cowl coming soon.

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The Pokémon Inspiration Part 4? 5? 10?!

IMG_7615My kids are ALWAYS asking me to make some new Pokemon inspired item for them.  Mummy, please make me a Pikachu hat or a Charmander doll.  I need more Pokeballs in different colours.  My friends want pokeballs too!!  So when my eldest lost his scarf/cowl at school I decided to whip this up for him.
Note: This pattern has not been tested by anyone other than me as of yet.  If you find any issues, please feel free to contact me and I will correct them.  

Optional idea Sew a piece of polar fleece half an inch thinner than the measured height of your cowl to line the inside to make it warmer and to help keep out the wind!

 

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