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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The Fuzzy Polar Bear Hat

IMG_4941 WMMy 4 year old son is really into yarn and has been for years.  He loves playing with all the soft and colourful left over scraps of yarn I have.  One day, last year, he was going through my stash (I have a crazy stash) and rooting around the bottom, he came across a skein of Bernat Pipsqueak and fell in love with it.  He carried that skein around with him everywhere and one night, I’ve even caught him trying to go to sleep with it.  I asked him if I could make him a “blankie” with it and he said no because he already has a blankie, he wanted a hat instead!  I came across this pattern for a Fuzzy Polar Bear Hat and one night when he was sleeping I crocheted it for him.  The next morning I gave it to my son and he was so happy he kept rubbing it on his cheek saying “It’s so soft.  Thank you Mummy.  I love you!”  He loves his polar bear hat and wears it everywhere.  He also loves telling strangers who comment on the hat how soft it is and that it was made just for him.  A link to the pattern can be found here.

 


Nyela d’Endel xoxo