Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Crochet Chunky Twist Ribbed Earwarmer

A customer send me a pic of this very cool chunky twist earwarmer that she found, and asked if I could recreate it. Well, after searching the internet for hours, I couldn’t find a crochet pattern that I really liked. I did, however, find a YouTube video of a knit version. Let me just say kudos to those of you who knit! Watching this lady knit was like learning a new language, but thankfully I was able to figure out the general form and write a crochet pattern from there. So here it is! Hope you like it! :)

As always, this pattern is the property of Brooke Rabideau at BluebabyboutiqueDesignsbyBBB, or brabideau on Ravelry  Feel free to sell any items made, but please link back to me if you share :)
  
 Crochet Adult Chunky Twist Ribbed Earwarmer (pictured huge on my 3yo)

What you’ll need:
 *Size N hook
 *Any Chunky or 2 strands of WW Yarn (I used Vanna’s choice and I Love This Yarn)
 *Crochet needle for sewing in ends

Gauge: 3 rows of BBdc=2.5 in  

Abbreviations:
 *ch- chain
 *dc- double crochet
 *BB- back bump

***Ch2 counts as a DC, so you’ll be working in the ch2 at the end of each row**
With an N hook and yarn of your choice ch 16 and turn
Rnd 1: dc in BB of 2nd ch from hook and each ch across
Rnd 2-22: *ch 2 and turn, dc in BB across* repeat till band reaches 14” (about 20 rows)
Row 23-33: *ch2 and turn, dc in BB of next 7 stitches* repeat till section reaches 7” (about 10 rows) tie off weave in ends
Row 34: attach yarn back at the band 1 stitch away from the other band and repeat rows 23-33 (see pics bellow)

Now take both sections, twist them, and sew them to the other side of the band. Hopefully these pics with be helpful too! :)

***This pattern is for an adult chunky earwarmer, but easily adjustable by taking away a few rows. For 6-9mo size, I made rows 2-22 only 10 rows instead of 20 and did the rest of the pattern the same.***


Monday, January 4, 2016

Crochet Adult Fox Headband

My hubs loves to remind me that I've made hundreds of items, but nothing for him yet. On Halloween I decided to remedy that, and make him a hound hat to go with my fox headband. He was a good sport and agreed to wear it :P You'll find the info for the hound hat at the end, but for now, the fox headband...



This pattern is the property of Brooke Rabideau at BluebabyboutiqueDesignsbyBBB, or brabideau on Ravelry  Feel free to sell any items made, but please link back to me if you share :) 

Crochet Fox Adult Headband

What you’ll need:
 *Size J and H hook
 *I love this yarn in orange, white, and black
 *Crochet needle for sewing in ends


With H hook, 8sc and 9 rows= 2”x 2”

Abbreviations:
 *ch- chain
 *BB- back bump
 *sc- single crochet
 *dc- double crochet
 *sc dec- single crochet decrease
 *mp- mini picot 

Fox Headband
With orange yarn and a J hook:
 Row 1: ch 66 and turn (or to fit circumference of head)
 Row 2: dc in 2nd chain from hook and in BB of each chain across
 Row 3-5: ch 1 and turn, dc across
 Row 6: sew the two sides together, tie off, and weave in ends

For the Ears
With orange, white, and black yarn and an H hook: make 2 orange and 2 white
 Round 1: ch 8 and turn
 Round 2: sc in 2nd chain from hook and BB in each chain across
 Round 3: ch 1 and turn, sc across
 Round 4: ch1, sc dec, sc next 3 stitches, sc dec
 Round 5: ch1, sc across
 Round 6: ch 1, sc dec, sc, sc dec
 Round 7: ch 1,sc dec, sc
 Round 8: ch 1, sc dec
 Round 9: ch 1, sc around placing 2sc in each corner, slst, tie off, leave a long tail

With orange yarn:
Place the white ear over the orange ear, attach orange yarn to one of the corners, and sc around placing 2 sc in each corner, slst to join. tie off and leave a long tail for sewing on to headband

Attach black yarn 7stitches from the side:
Sc next 3, (mp, sc), sc next 3, tie off and weave in ends     
Attach ears to headband by sewing down to make sure they stay up.

And you're done! Fast and simple :) 

****For the hound hat, you can use any basic pattern for the hat part, and I used this pattern for the ears, but made one ear for each side.*** 

Crochet Detachable Flower

This is such a fun, cute, little flower that is the perfect addition to any hat. And the best part? It's detachable! I've sold many of these adorable little hats with 5 detachable flowers in color of choice. Hope you all enjoy! :)



This pattern is the property of Brooke Rabideau at BluebabyboutiqueDesignsbyBBB, or brabideau on Ravelry  Feel free to sell any items made, but please link back to me if you share :) 

Crochet Detachable Flower
 
What you’ll need:
 *Size F hook
 *Any Yarn in color of your choice (I used I Love This Yarn)
 *Crochet needle for sewing in ends

Gauge: Doesn't really matter for pattern 

Abbreviations:
 *slst- slip stitch
 *dc- double crochet

Detachable Flower
With an F hook and color of your choice:
Round 1: Ch 8, slst to first ch to make a ring
Round 2: (Ch2, 4dc, ch2, slst) 5 times into the ring to make 5 petals
Round 3: (Ch 3, slst around 3rd dc of the previous round) 5 times. Slst into the first ch3 space.
Round 4: (Ch 2, 4dc, ch2, slst, slst into the next ch3 space) 5 times in the ch 3 loops of the previous round. Tie off and weave in ends

Note: You don’t need to leave a tail to sew onto your project, because you’ll be putting it over a button. However, if you don’t want it detachable, feel free to close the hole (or do a MC instead of the chains) and sew it on. :)