Friday, March 6, 2015

Upated Pretty Flowers Hat

I created the pretty pink flowers hat when I first started creating my own patterns.  Since then I have learned a lot more tips and techniques and a lot more about the math behind a hat.  I decided I wanted to come back and revisit this pattern, reworking it to make it even better.  So without further ado, the new and improved "Pretty Flowers Hat".

Yarn:  about 2 oz.  worsted weight  (I used a 3.5 oz weight skein, and it looks like I still have a little less than half the skein left.)
Hook:  I/9 5.5 mm

*Important!  When joining rounds, always skip the beginning chain and join into the first st worked.  This will create an almost invisible joining seam.  

R1)  Starting with a magic circle, chain 2 and work 12 dc into the magic circle.  Pull the circle tight.  Join with sl st to first dc (skipping the chain 2).  Chain 2.
R2)  Work 2 dc into first stitch and each stitch around. (24 st)  Join with sl st to first dc.  Chain 2.
R3)  Work 1 dc into first stitch and 2 dc into next stitch.  Repeat around, join with sl st to first dc.  Chain 2.  (36 st)
R4)  Work *1 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc*  repeat around.  Join with sl st to first dc.  Chain 2.  (48 st)
R5)  Work *1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc*  repeat around.  Join with sl st to first dc.  Chain 2.  (60 st)
R6)  Work *1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc, 2 dc*  repeat around.  Join with sl st to first dc.  Chain 2.  (72 st)
R7)  Work 1 dc in each st around.  join with sl st to first dc.  Chain 2.
R8-10)  Repeat row 7, ending with a chain 3 on round 10.
R11)  Work 1 tr in first 3 stitches.
    Making the flower:
 Chain 4,  *yarn over twice and insert hook into 4'th ch from hook.  Yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops*.  Repeat between *'s once.  3 loops remain on hook.
 *Yarn over twice and insert hook into 3'rd st, pull up a loop.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops*.  Repeat between *'s twice.  6 loops now on hook.
 *Yarn over twice and insert hook into 4th st, pull up a loop.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops,  yarn over and pull through 2 loops*.  Repeat between *'s twice.  9 loops now on hook.
Yarn over and pull through over all 9 loops.
 Chain 4, *yarn over twice, insert hook into 4'th chain from hook.  Yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops*.  repeat between *'s once.  3 loops on hook.  Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.
Skip next two stitches, work 1 tr in each of next 3 st's.  Continue pattern of flower/3 tr around, ending with a flower.  Join with sl st to first tr.  Chain 3.  (6 flowers and 6 sets of 3 tr)
R12)  Work 1 tr into first 3 tr.
    Finishing the flower:
 Chain 2. < *Yarn over twice and insert hook into center of flower, pull up a loop.  Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook*.  Repeat between *'s two more times.  4 loops remain on hook.  Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops.>
Chain 3.  Repeat between < >.
Chain 2.
Work 1 tr into each of next 3 tr's.  Continue working pattern around.  Join with sl st to first tr.  Chain 2.
R13)  Work dc's around, working 1 dc into each tr, 2 dc into each ch 2 space, 3 dc into each chain 3 space, 1 dc into each petal tip stitch.  (72 dc)  Join with sl st to first dc.  Ch 1.
R14)  Work 1 sc into each st around.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Finish off in the traditional way or for a more invisible ending, follow this fabulous method found here.
Weave in your ends and wear.





Monday, February 16, 2015

Cozy Blue Scarf

 Updated 1/1/17.  Pattern has finally been fixed!  Yay!  I apologize that it took so long and thank all of you for your kind words and support.  I'm also working on using this same pattern and making a big and chunky scarf.  Stay tuned!

(*This pattern needs some re-writing.  Unfortunately I am working too many jobs right now and I do not have the time to fix it.  I thought about just taking it down until I can get it fixed but if you scroll to the comments, someone left some helpful suggestions that should help you get through it.  I apologize for all the confusion my lack of editing on this one has caused and will get it fixed as soon as I can.  Until then, stitch at your own risk. *)

In my continued quest to make useful items out of small single skeins of yarn, I came up with another scarf pattern.  This one is actually quite bulky and cozy.  I used the entire skein and ended up with a 60" scarf.

Materials:  (1) 7 oz. skein of  Red Heart Super Saver.  Or any 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.  I used light blue.

Hook:  H/8 5.00mm

Ch 34.

R1.  1 dc in 5'th ch, ch 1 and dc in same ch.  *Skip 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch.*  Repeat between *'s to end of row, skip 1 ch and  and dc in last ch.  Ch 3 and turn.

R2.  Dc, ch 1, dc in each ch 1 space, ending row with 1 dc in turning ch.  Ch 3 and turn.

R3.  Repeat R2, ending with ch 1 and turn.

R4.  Sc in each dc and ch 1 space.  Ch 3 and turn.

R5.  Skip first 3 sc, 5 dc in next sc.  *Skip 4 sc, 5 dc in next sc.*  Repeat between *'s to end of row, ending with 1 dc in last sc, ch 5 and turn.

R6.  Skip first dc. *Work 5 dc together in next 5 dc, ch 4.*  Repeat between *'s to last cluster, ch 2, 1 dc in turning ch, ch 1 and turn.

R7.  Sc in first dc, 2 sc in ch 2 space.  *Sc in 5 dct, 4 sc in ch 4 space.*  Repeat between *'s to end of row, ending with 3 sc in turning ch.  Ch 3 and turn.

R8.  Dc, ch 1, dc in 3'rd sc, *skip 2 sc, dc, ch 1, dc in next sc*, repeat between *'s aross, ending with skipping one sc and dc in last sc.  Ch 3 and turn.

To continue pattern, repeat R8 two more times, ending last repeat with ch 1 and turn, then repeat R4-7.  End scarf by repeating R8 3 times, finish off.