Friday, August 26, 2016

Crochet Unicorn Hat

This is the pattern for my adorable Child Size Unicorn Hat! If you'd like to make a different size, check out my Grover Hat Pattern  for the base of the hat in other sizes. :) Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry library! :) 

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 Unicorn Hat 
     What you'll need:
      * Size H hook                                                      
       * I love this yarn in light pink, hot pink,      purple, and white
       * Crochet needle for sewing in ends
       * Tiny bit of stuffing for the horn

Gauge: with H hook, 6dc and 4 rows= 2”x 2”

Abbreviations:
       *MC- magic circle 
       *ch- chain
       *sc- single crochet
       *slst- slip stitch
       *sc dec- single crochet decrease
       *hdcdec- half double crochet decrease 
       *hdc- half double crochet
       *dc-double crochet 
       *CSDC- chainless starting double crochet

Note: I’ve omitted the chains at the begging of the rounds to get rid of the seam. I’ve added the chainless starting double crochet instead. The CSDC of each round will act like your chain and will be hidden in your work and not crocheted into. Make sure you place your last dc in the same stitch you placed your CSDC, and slst to the 1st dc of the round. You’ll be skipping over the CSDC and the 1st dc of the round when you slst to join.  (See pics below)

CSDC, DC in same stitch
Place your last dc in same stitch as you did your CSDC

Slst to 1st dc to join (you'll be skipping over your CSDC)


Hardly a seam! :)












Toddler Size
With light pink yarn and an H hook

Round 1: MC, ch1 and place 10sc in the ring, slst to join. (10)
Round 2: CSDC, dc in same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (20)
Round 3: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next, 2dc in next) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (30)
Round 4: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 2, 2dc in next) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (40)
Round 5: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 3, 2dc in next) repeat * around placing a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (50)
Round 6: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 4, 2dc in next) repeat * around placing a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (60)
Round 7-14: CSDC, dc in next stitch and each stitch around placing your last dc in the same stitch you did your first dc, slst to 1st dc to join. (60) Continue on to Earflaps

Size Child 
With light pink yarn and an H hook

Round 1: MC, ch1 and place 10sc in the ring, slst to join. (10)
Round 2: CSDC, dc in same stitch, 2dc in each stitch around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (20)
Round 3: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next, 2dc in next) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (30)
Round 4: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 2, 2dc in next) repeat * around ending with a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (40)
Round 5: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 3, 2dc in next) repeat * around placing a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (50)
Round 6: CSDC, dc in same stitch, (*dc in next 4, 2dc in next) repeat * around placing a dc in the same stitch as you did your CSDC, slst to 1st dc to join. (60)
Round 7-16: CSDC, dc in next stitch and each stitch around placing your last dc in the same stitch you did your first dc, slst to 1st dc to join. (60) Continue on to Earflaps

Earflap 1
Row 1: ch1, hdc in same stitch and next 11 stitches (12)
Row 2: ch1 and turn, hdc across (12)
Row 3: ch1 and turn,  hdcdec, hdc next 8 stitches, hdcdec (10)
Row 4: ch1 and turn, hdc across (10)
Row 5: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdc next 6 stitches, hdcdec (8)
Row 6: ch1 and turn, hdc across (8) 
Row 7: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdc next 4 stitches, hdcdec (6) 
Row 8: ch1 and turn, hdc across (6) 
Row 9: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdc next 2 stitches, hdcdec (4)
Row 10: ch1 and turn, hdcdec, hdcdec (2)
Row 11: ch1 and turn, hdcdec (1) tie off leaving a long tail for one of your braid pieces 

Earflap 2
Turn hat facing forward, and reattach yarn 19 stitches from the other side. (Make sure you're looking at your hat upside down when you reattach so your stitches will be facing the right way) Repeat Rows 1-11 of Earflap I. Attach hot pink yarn and sc around both earflaps and the front and back of the hat, tie off and weave in ends.

Braids
Cut 8 pieces of purple, 8 pieces of white, and 6 pieces of light pink yarn about 3ft in length. (you should already have 1 of pink on each side of your hat) divide the pieces out into two sections, fold one section over and attach to earflap. Braid and tie a knot at the bottom. Repeat for other side. 

Ears 
With an H hook light pink yarn and hot pink yarn
Outer Ear- I used light pink yarn and followed RCM's Unicorn Hat Ears pattern exactly 
Inner Ear- I used hot pink yarn, and again followed RCM's Unicorn Hat Ears pattern, but I didn't sc around the outside at the end. Tie off and leave a long tail. 
Assembly- place the hot pink inner ear over the light pink outter ear and sew into place, fold the top part over and sew it closed to make the point of the ear. Sew ears on to hat.

Horn
With an H hook and white yarn
I followed RCM's Unicorn Hat Horn but added the following rounds
Round 12: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 6, repeat around (16 SC)
Round 13: sc in each stitch around (16)
Round 14: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 7, repeat around (18 SC)
Round 15: sc in each stitch around (18)
Tie off and leave a long tail for sewing on to hat. Stuff lightly and sew on to hat. 

Short Curls (make 1 light pink, 1 white, and 1 purple)
Ch 21 and turn, place 2hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Tie off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew on to front of hat behind horn.

Long Curls (make 3 light pink, 3 white, and 3 purple) 
Ch 41 and turn, place 2hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Tie off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew on to back top of hat. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Medium Big Head Doll Princess Leia Pattern Notes

This was my first time trying the Medium size Big Head Doll by Aly Mi, and I absolutely love it! My Princess Leia is just so tiny and cute! I've added my pattern notes for making her, and also my own patterns for her hat and belt. Hope you enjoy! 

To purchase one of your very own from DesignsbyBBB, check out my Etsy listing! :)


Medium Big Head Doll
Princess Leia Pattern Notes




  • ·     ILTC in white, cream, grey, and brown
  • ·     E Hook
  • ·     Sew the top of the arms flat then sew on before you start the head
  • ·     Stuff bottom of arms and lightly stuff the top
  • ·     10mm eyes added between rounds 28 and 29, 5 stitches apart
  • ·     6.5” tall 10” head circumference 
  • ·     arms should have been cream at the bottom for hands



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

Abbreviations:
       *ch- chain
       *slst- slip stitch
       *BB- back bump
       *sc- single crochet
       *hdc- half double crochet
       *MC- magic circle
       *mp- mini picot

Hat
With a G hook and brown yarn

Round 1: Mc, ch1, place 10sc in the Mc, slst to join (10)
Round 2: ch1, 2hdc in same stitch, 2hdc in each stitch around, slst to join (20)
Round 3: ch1, 2hdc in same stitch, hdc in next stitch, (*2hdc, hdc,) repeat * around (30)
Round 4: ch1, 2hdc in same stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches, (*2hdc, hdc in next 2) repeat * around (40)
Round 5-8:  ch1, hdc in same stitch and each stitch around (40)
Round 9: ch1, sc in same stitch and each stitch around, slst to join (40)  
Round 10: ch1, sc in same stitch and next 29 stitches, slst in remaining stitches, slst to join (40)
Now place a few stitches in the front of the hat to make the little part.

Hair
Cut 30 pieces of brown yarn 2ft in length.
Take 15 of the pieces, tie a knot at the top, braid the piece, tie a knot at the bottom, and cut off the remaining tails. Curl the braid up to make a circle, sew the circle together, and sew on to hat. Repeat again for other side.

Belt
With a G hook and Grey yarn
Place all of your stitches in the BB


Row 1 Ch28, sc in next 12 stitches, 2sc, place (hdc, mp, hdc) in the same stitch, 2sc, sc in last 12 stitches. Tie off and leave a long tail. Sew on to doll. 



And how cute is she paired with a newborn Princess Leia hat?! :) 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Adult R2D2 Fingerless Gloves



This pattern was adapted from THIS pattern to make my adult size R2D2 Fingerless Gloves.

Crochet R2D2 Fingerless Gloves

What you’ll need:
       * Size H hook
       * I love this yarn in grey, blue, red, and black
       * Crochet needle for sewing in ends
      

Gauge: with H hook, 6dc and 4 rows= 2”x 2”

Abbreviations:
       *ch- chain
       *BB- back bump
       *sc- single crochet
       *slst- slip stitch
       *hdc- double crochet
      *MC- magic circle

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

Adult R2D2 Fingerless Gloves
With Grey yarn and an H hook

LEFT GLOVE
Round 1: Ch 11, sc in BB of 2nd ch from hook and each stitch across
Round 2-22: Ch1, sc in BL across. Tie off and sew the cuff together.
Switch to Blue Yarn
Round 1: reattach yarn, sc in next 25 stitches around, slst to join (25)
Switch to Grey Yarn
Round 2: reattach yarn, 2hdc in first stitch, hdc in each stitch around, slst to join (26)
Round 3: ch1, 2hdc in same stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in remaining stitches around, slst to join (29)
Round 4: Grey: Ch1, hdc in same stitch, hdc in next stitch, Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, Grey: hdc in next 2 stitches, Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, continue around ending with hdc in Blue for last 3 stitches. Tie off and change colors. (30) (Your last stitch will be in the same stitch as your first stitch, so you’ll be adding another stitch to the round)
Switch to Grey Yarn
Round 5-8: Ch1, hdc in same stitch and each stitch around. (30)
Round 9: ch1, hdc in same stitch, hdc in next 9 stitches, skip 7 stitches, hdc in remaining stitches, slst to join. (23)   
Round 10: Ch1, hdc in each stitch around, slst to join (23)
Round 11: Ch1, hdc in same stitch, hdc in next stitch, Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, Grey: hdc in next 2 stitches, Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, Grey: hdc in next 2 stitches, Blue: hdc in next 2 stitches, Grey: hdc in next 2 stitches, Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, Grey: hdc in next 2 stitches, Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, slst to join. Tie off and change colors. (24) (Your last stitch will be in the same stitch as your first stitch, so you’ll be adding another stitch to the round)
Switch to Grey Yarn
Round 12-13: Ch1, hdc in each stitch around, slst to join (24)
Switch to Blue Yarn
Round 14: Ch1, sc in each stitch around, slst to join. Tie off and weave in ends (24)  


Adult R2D2 Fingerless Gloves
With Grey yarn and an H hook

RIGHT GLOVE
Round 1: Ch 11, sc in BB of 2nd ch from hook and each stitch across
Round 2-22: Ch1, sc in BL across. Tie off and sew the cuff together.
Switch to Blue Yarn
Round 1: reattach yarn, sc in next 25 stitches around, slst to join (25)
Switch to Greay Yarn
Round 2: reattach yarn, ch1, hdc in same stitch, hdc in next 22 stitches, 2hdc, hdc in last stitch, slst to join (26)
Round 3: ch1, hdc in same stitch, hdc in next 12 stitches
2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 2 stitches, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in remaining stitches, slst to join (29)
Round 4: Grey: Ch1, hdc in same stitch, hdc in next stitch, Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, Grey: hdc in next 2 stitches, Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, continue around ending with hdc in Blue for last 3 stitches. Tie off and change colors. (30) (Your last stitch will be in the same stitch as your first stitch, so you’ll be adding another stitch to the round)
Switch to Grey Yarn
Round 5-8: Ch1, hdc in same stitch and each stitch around. (30)
Round 9: ch1, hdc in same stitch, hdc in next 18 stitches, skip 7 stitches, hdc in remaining 4 stitches, slst to join. (23)  
Round 10: Ch1, hdc in each stitch around, slst to join (23)
Round 11: Ch1, hdc in same stitch, hdc in next stitch, Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, Grey: hdc in next 2 stitches, Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, Grey: hdc in next 2 stitches, Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, Grey: hdc in next 2 stitches,
Blue: hdc in next 3 stitches, Grey: hdc in next 2 stitches,
Blue: hdc in next 2 stitches, slst to join. Tie off and change colors. (24) (Your last stitch will be in the same stitch as your first stitch, so you’ll be adding another stitch to the round)
Switch to Grey Yarn
Round 12-13: Ch1, hdc in each stitch around, slst to join (24)
Switch to Blue Yarn
Round 14: Ch1, sc in each stitch around, slst to join. Tie off and weave in ends (24) 


Blue Square (make 2)
With an H hook and Blue yarn
Row 1: Ch7, sc in BB of 2nd ch from hook and each stitch across
Row 2-6: Ch1 and turn, sc in each stitch across. Tie off and sew on to gloves.

Black Circle (make 2)
With an H hook and Black yarn
Round 1: MC, ch1, place 10sc in the MC, tie off and sew on to blue square.

Red Circle (make 2)
With an H hook and Red yarn

Round 1: MC, ch1, place 6sc in the MC, tie off and sew on to gloves.