October 26, 2015

Basic Crochet Ear Flap Hat Pattern in 7 Sizes






Crochet Hat Pattern
Basic Crochet Ear Flap Hat Pattern

Summer 2015 has been long and busy in my house. I welcome fall with a new design – this Basic Crochet Ear Flap Hat Pattern in 7 sizes which is a warmer version of my Basic Crochet Beanie Pattern. The latter pattern got a lot of support in the crochet social media community, and I want to thank all of you who used it, tagged me on Instagram and commented on my blog about it.

Basic Crochet Ear Flap Hat Pattern

Yarn used: Caron Simply Soft Acrylic yarn. Any worsted weight yarn would work.
Hook used: 5 mm (H)
Abbreviations:
CH – chain
ST – stitch
SC – single crochet
Sl ST – slip stitch
Cl ST – cluster stitch
YO – yarn over
SC2TOG – single crochet two together
In this short video I show and explain how to crochet a Cluster Stitch. (Written explanation following). 
To work Cluster Stitch – YO, insert hook in next ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Before I start with the actual pattern, I would like to mention one great advise from Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me about how to join rounds when crocheting a hat:
Always start your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.
Always join your rounds to the first CL ST, NOT the chain.
Your last stitch should be in the stitch before your chain.

If you follow this advice the seam of the finished hat will be invisible on the right side of the hat. 
 
Pattern: 


Updated Oct. 13, 2016: I have created a short video showing how to start the hat and make the first round:
Size Preemie:
Use hook H
Round 1: CH 4 (or Magic Loop+CH3), Cl ST 10 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop). Sl ST to complete round. (10)
Round 2: CH 3. Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST. (20)
Round 3: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST. (30)
Round 4-7: CH 3, Cl ST in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30). Do not fasten off, continue the the first ear flap.

Ear Flap 1:
R. 1: CH1 (Does NOT count as ST). Work *Two SC in first ST, one SC in next ST* two times, 1SC. Turn (7)
R. 2: CH1. SC2TOG, 5SC. Turn (6)
R. 3: CH1. SC2TOG, 4SC. Turn (5)
R. 4: CH1. SC2TOG, 3SC. Turn (4)
R. 5: CH1. SC2TOG, 2SC. Turn (3)
R. 6: CH1. SC2TOG, 1SC Turn (2)
R. 7: CH1. SC2TOG. (1). Fasten off and weave in ends.

Leave 10 SC between ear flaps in front part of the hat and crochet the second ear flap:

Ear Flap 2:
Attach yarn and work:
R. 1: *Two SC in first ST, one SC in next ST* two times, 1SC. Turn (7)
R. 2: CH1. SC2TOG, 5SC. Turn (6)
R. 3: CH1. SC2TOG, 4SC. Turn (5)
R. 4: CH1. SC2TOG, 3SC. Turn (4)
R. 5: CH1. SC2TOG, 2SC. Turn (3)
R. 6: CH1. SC2TOG, 1SC Turn (2)
R. 7: CH1. SC2TOG. (1) Do NOT fasten off, SC around the bottom of the hat including ear flaps. You want to work *2SC in next ST, 1SC in next ST* when crocheting around front and back trim of the hat. Fasten off and weave in ends.

For instructions on how to attach braids see bottom of this post.


April 02, 2015

Knitted Bunny Girl

Knitted Bunny Pattern

When I first saw this amazing pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits I immediately knew that I need to knit a little bunny or two using it. So I purchased this pattern last fall and started knitting. I wanted to make two bunnies: a bunny girl and a bunny boy for Christmas. And I was too slow and did not finish this project until now - just in time for Easter :-)


Her little dress is removable unlike her shoes and tights.
The pattern is written very well and I really enjoyed following it.


What have you knitted or crocheted for Easter? Please share in comments or on my Facebook page. Please follow me on Instagram @mango_tree_crafts where I post almost every day showing my progress in my current projects.



Happy Easter!
Lili

March 25, 2015

Crochet Square Pattern and Photo Tutorial




It's all about Easter knitting and crochet projects in my house today. I have been playing with some yarn in pastel colours and posting pictures on Instagram when I got a couple of pattern request for this pretty square motif.



I found the original pattern on Ravelry and here is the link to it. However I must say that this pattern did not work for the yarn and hook I was using: the motif turned out too crowded with stitches and won't lay flat. So I tweaked the pattern and reduced the number of double crochet stitches in the first round and I made this photo tutorial.


Yarn used: Lily Sugar and Cream cotton yarn in colours "Robin's Egg", "Hot Green" and "Sunshine". Any worsted weight yarn would work.


Hook used: 4 mm (G) or 5 mm (H). I tried both hooks and preferred hook G.
Abbreviations:

MR - magic ring
CH – chain
ST – stitch
SC – single crochet
Sl ST – slip stitch
Cl ST– cluster stitch
DC - double crochet
YO – yarn over

To work Cluster Stitch – YO, insert hook in next ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.


Round 1: Start with MR. Work into MR: CH4, *DC, CH1* 11 times, SL ST at the top of CH4 to complete the round. You should have 12 DC ST now (CH4 counts as DC). See picture below for help.

Round 2:  CH3, YO, insert hook under CH1,  YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook. *CH3, CL ST* 11 times, CH3, SL ST at the top of CH3 to complete the round. You should have 12 CL ST now. See picture below for help.


Round 3: Insert hook under CH3 and work SC, CH5, SC in next CH3,

Insert hook under next CH3 and work 5 DC, CH4, 5 DC in the same CH3, SC in next CH3, CH5, SC in next CH3,
Repeat *5 DC, CH4, 5 DC in the same CH3, SC in next CH3, CH5, SC in next CH3* two more times, 5 DC, CH4, 5 DC and join with SL ST to complete the round.

Enjoy!
Lili
***Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***




March 19, 2015

Crochet Babushka Doll Easter Egg Pattern



Crochet babushka doll Easter egg pattern
Crochet babushka doll Easter egg

Who doesn't like nesting dolls also known as Babushka or Matryoshka dolls? I certainly like them a lot. I designed this crochet Easter egg Babushka doll to fit a large size plastic Easter egg.

Materials:
  • Worsted weight acrylic yarn in two colours ( I used Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon and Chartreuce)
  • Hook G (4mm)
  • Larger size plastic Easter egg (3.5" high)
  • Tapestry needle, hot  glue gun
  • Felt in colours: white (for face), baby pink (for cheeks), and black (for hair)
  • Buttons, regular sewing thread and needle for embroidering eyes and mouth
Abbreviations:

SC - single crochet
ST - stitch

Crochet pattern:

I crocheted the two egg parts separately and then sewed them together. 

Top part of the egg:

Start with a Magic Ring and work in spiral.

Round 1: 4SC in magic ring (4)
Round 2: 2SC in each ST around (8)
Round 3: *SC in next ST, 2SC in next ST*  four times (12)
Round 4: *SC in next 2 ST, 2SC in next ST* four times (16)
Round 5: *SC in next 3 ST, 2SC in next ST* four times (20)
Round 6: *SC in next 4 ST, 2SC in next ST* four times (24)
Round 7: *SC in next 5 ST, 2SC in next ST* four times (28)
Round 8-9: SC in each ST around (28)
Round 10: *2SC in next ST, SC in next 13 ST* two times (30)
Round 11- 15: SC in each ST around (30). Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Bottom part of the egg:

Start with a Magic Ring and work in spiral.

Round 1: 6 SC in magic ring (6)
Round 2: 2SC in each ST around (12)
Round 3: *SC in next ST, 2SC in next ST* six times (18)
Round 4: *SC in next 2 ST, 2SC in next ST* six times (24)
Round 5: *SC in next 3 ST, 2SC in next ST* six times (30)
Round 6-10: SC in each ST around (30). Fasten off and weave in ends.

Face: 


  • Cut a bigger circle out of white felt for face (approx. 3/4"), two small circles out of pink felt for cheeks, and hair (use black or brown felt).
  • Embroider eyes and mouth with regular sewing thread.
  • Hot glue the cheeks and the hair to the face.
Finishing:
  1. Sew the top to the bottom (approx. 5-6 stitches) for the hinge.
  2. Sew buttons to the front of the bottom part of the egg.
  3. Hot glue crochet egg to the plastic egg. (I put some glue at the wrong side of the pointy parts of the egg and to the wrong side of the edges).
  4. Hot glue face to the body. 
Enjoy!
Lili

***Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

March 12, 2015

Crochet Easter Bunny Hat and Basket for 18" American girl doll


Crochet hat for American girl doll
Easter bunny hat and basket

I designed this crochet Easter bunny hat and basket to fit 18" American girl dolls.

Yarn used: Caron Simply Soft Acrylic yarn in colours “Off White” and “Strawberry”. Any worsted weight yarn would work.

Hooks used: 4 mm (G)
Abbreviations:
CH – chain
ST – stitch
SC – single crochet
Sl ST – slip stitch
Cl ST– cluster stitch
HDC - half double crochet
YO – yarn over
To work Cluster Stitch – YO, insert hook in next ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Hat: 

Round 1: With white colour CH 4. Cl ST 10 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop). Sl ST in top of CH 4 to complete round. (10)
Round 2: CH 3. Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (20)
Round 3: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30)
Round 4-5: CH 3, Cl ST in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30)
Round 6: Place marker. For the ribbing work *two SC in first stitch, one SC in next stitch*, repeat around, do not join, continue working in spiral (45).
Round 7-10: SC in each stitch around in back loops. Crocheting in back loops gives your ribbing a nice ribbed look. Join with SL ST at the end of the last round. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Ears: 

With pink colour CH13, DC in third CH from hook, 7DC, 2HDC, 1SC in the last ST. Change the colour to white, continue crocheting in the round working 1SC in each ST around (work 2SC in one ST in the "corners" of the ear). Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew ears to the hat.

Basket:

Round 1: CH 4. Cl ST 11 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop). Sl ST in top of CH 4 to complete round. (11)
Round 2:  CH 3. Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (22)
Round 3: CH 3. Cl ST in each ST around in back post. Join with Sl ST at top of CH3. (Note: If you find it confusing to work Cl ST in back post, you may want to work Cl ST in each ST around like you normally would).
CH15 for the handle. Sew the handle to the other side of the basket. Weave in ends.
Enjoy!
Lili
***Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Crochet bunny hat for doll

March 05, 2015

Free Crochet Flower Applique Pattern

Crochet Flower Pattern
Crochet Flower Pattern
With spring and Easter just around the corner I would like to share this free flower crochet pattern with you. It would look great sewn on a crochet beanie for little child. You can find my free crochet beanie pattern for any size here. Wouldn’t it make a nice gift for an Easter basket for a little girl in your life?

Crochet Flower Applique Pattern


Yarn used: Caron Simply Soft Acrylic yarn in colours: Watermelon (for hot pink), Sunshine (for yellow) and Chartreuce (for green). Any worsted weight yarn would work.

Hook used: 4 mm (G)

Abbreviations:
CH – chain
ST – stitch
Sl ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet
HDC - half double crochet
DC - double crochet 

Middle of the flower:
Wrap yellow yarn around your pinky finger ten times creating a thick magic loop. 
Work 10 SC into magic loop, Sl ST, cut off and weave in ends.

Flower Petals:
With pink yarn (start in any stitch) *SC, CH3, 3 DC, CH3, SC in the same stitch, skip 1 ST*, repeat around four more times to make a total of five petals. Cut off and weave in ends.
Stem:
Attach green yarn to any stitch at the back of the flower and work: CH12, 1 Sl ST in the 2nd CH from hook, 1 Sl ST in next ST. Do not cut off, continue with the leaf.

Leaf:
CH 8, Sl ST in the 2nd chain from hook, SC in next ST, HDC in next ST, DC in next ST, HDC in next ST, SC in next ST, Sl ST to the chain that forms the stem of the flower. Cut off and weave in ends.


Sew applique to a crochet hat or other garment of your choice.
Enjoy!
Lili

***Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***



February 14, 2015

Free Basic Beanie Crochet Pattern All Sizes



Basic Beanie Crochet Pattern
Basic Beanie Crochet Pattern


With spring just around the corner I would like to share this pattern of a basic crochet beanie with you. I designed it in seven sizes from preemie to adult.

Yarn used: Caron Simply Soft Acrylic yarn. Any worsted weight yarn would work.
Hook used: 5 mm (H)
Abbreviations:
CH – chain
ST – stitch
SC – single crochet
Sl ST – slip stitch
Cl ST – cluster stitch
YO – yarn over

In this short video I show and explain how to crochet a Cluster Stitch. (Written explanation following).
To work Cluster Stitch – YO, insert hook in next ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.


Pattern: 
Updated Oct. 13, 2016: I have created a short video showing how to start the hat and make the first round:

Size Preemie:
Use hook H
Round 1: CH 4 (or Magic Loop+CH3), Cl ST 10 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop). Sl ST in top of CH4 to complete round. (10)
Round 2: CH 3. Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (20)
Round 3: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30)
Round 4-5: CH 3, Cl ST in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30)
Round 6: Place marker. For the ribbing work *two SC in first stitch, one SC in next stitch*, repeat around, do not join, continue working in spiral (45).
Round 7-10: SC in each stitch around in back loops. Crocheting in back loops gives your ribbing a nice ribbed look. Join with SL ST at the end of the last round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size 0-6 Months
Use hook H
Round 1: CH 4 (or Magic Loop+CH3), Cl ST 11 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop). Sl St in top of CH4 to complete round. (11)
Round 2: CH 3. Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl St at top of CH 3. (22)
Round 3: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (33)
Round 4-6: CH 3. Cl ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (33)
Round 7: Place marker. For the ribbing work *two SC in first stitch, one SC in next stitch*, repeat around (50), do not join, continue working in spiral.
Round 8-11: SC in each stitch around in back loops. Crocheting in back loops gives your ribbing a nice ribbed look. Join with SL ST at the end of the last round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 
Size 6 -12 Months
Use hook H
Round 1: CH 4 (or Magic Loop+CH3), Cl ST 9 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop), Sl ST in top of CH4 to complete round. (9)
Round 2: CH 3, Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (18)
Round 3: CH 3, *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (27)
Round 4: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in each of next 2 ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (36)
Round 5: CH 3. Cl ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (36)
Round 6 – 7: Repeat round 5 (36)
Round 8: Place marker. For the ribbing work *two SC in first stitch, one SC in next stitch*, repeat around (54), do not join, continue working in spiral.
Round 9-13: SC in each stitch around in back loops. Crocheting in back loops gives your ribbing a nice ribbed look. Join with SL ST at the end of the last round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size 12 Months - 2 Years
Use hook H
Round 1: CH 4 (or Magic Loop+CH3), Cl ST 10 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop). Sl ST in top of CH4 to complete round. (10)
Round 2: CH 3. Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (20)
Round 3: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30)
Round 4: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in each of next 2 ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (40)
Round 5: CH 3. CL ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (40)
Round 6 – 8: Repeat round 5 (40)
Round 9: Place marker. For the ribbing work *two SC in first stitch, one SC in next stitch*, repeat around (60), do not join, continue working in spiral.
Round 10- 15: SC in each stitch around in back loops. Crocheting in back loops gives your ribbing a nice ribbed look. Join with SL ST at the end of the last round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 
Size 3 – 6 Years
Use hook H
Round 1: CH 4 (or Magic Loop+CH3), Cl ST 11 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop). Sl St in top of CH4 to complete round. (11)
Round 2: CH 3. Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl St at top of CH 3. (22)
Round 3: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl St at top of CH 3. (33)
Round 4: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in each of next 2 ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl St at top of CH 3. (44)
Round 5: CH 3. Cl ST around. Join with Sl St at top of CH 3. (44)
Round 6 – 9: Repeat round 5 (44)
Round 10: Place marker. For the ribbing work *two SC in first stitch, one SC in next stitch*, repeat around (66), do not join, continue working in spiral.
Round 11-19: SC in each stitch around in back loops. Crocheting in back loops gives your ribbing a nice ribbed look. Join with SL ST at the end of the last round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size 7-10 Years
Use hook H
Round 1: CH 4 (or Magic Loop+CH3), Cl ST 9 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop), Sl ST in top of CH4 to complete round. (9)

Round 2: CH 3, Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (18)

Round 3: CH 3, *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (27)

Round 4: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in each of next 2 ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (36)

Round 5: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in each of next 3 ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (45)

Round 6: CH3. Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST in next 21 stitches, Cl ST 2 times in next stitch, Cl ST in next 22 stitches. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (47)

Round 7: CH 3. Cl ST around. Join with Sl St at top of CH 3. (47)

Round 8 – 9: Repeat round 7 (47)

Round 10: Place marker. For the ribbing work *two SC in first stitch, one SC in next stitch*, repeat around (71), do not join, continue working in spiral.

Round 11-19: SC in each stitch around in back loops. Crocheting in back loops gives your ribbing a nice ribbed look. Join with SL ST at the end of the last round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Size 11 Years – Adult
Use hook H
Round 1: CH 4 (or Magic Loop+CH3), Cl ST 10 times in 4th CH from hook (or in magic loop), Sl ST in top of CH4 to complete round. (10)

Round 2: CH 3, Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (20)

Round 3: CH 3, *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30)

Round 4: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in each of next 2 ST*. Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (40)

Round 5: CH 3. Cl ST around. Join with Sl St at top of CH 3. (40)

Round 6: CH3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST in each of the next 3 ST* Repeat from * to *. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (50)

Round 7-10: CH 3. Cl ST around. Join with Sl St at top of CH 3. (50)

Round 11: Place marker. For the ribbing work *two SC in first stitch, one SC in next stitch*, repeat around (75), do not join, continue working in spiral.

Round 12- 19: SC in each stitch around in back loops. Crocheting in back loops gives your ribbing a nice ribbed look. Join with SL ST at the end of the last round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Updated March 2015: You can find this free flower crochet pattern that can be sewn onto the beanie here on my blog.
 

Enjoy!
Lili

***Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

February 06, 2015

Crochet Beret Hat Pattern for 18” American Girl Doll



Crochet Beret for doll
Crochet Beret for American Girl Doll



I got inspired by the American girl doll of the year 2015 Grace Thomas and by the upcoming Valentines Day and created this crochet beret pattern for American girl dolls. It can also be worn as slouchy hat.


Crochet beret for doll
Crochet Beret for American Girl Doll


Yarn used: Vickie Howell Bernat Cotton-ish. This yarn is a blend of cotton and acrylic, it is heavier than regular acrylic or wool yarn and gives the finished garment a nice drape. Berets shown in photos were made in colours “Coffee Filter” (light brown), Crimson Twine (red) and “Cotton Candy” (pink). Any light worsted weight/DK yarn would work for this project.


Hook used: 4 mm (G)
Abbreviations:
CH – chain
ST – stitch
SC – single crochet
Sl ST – slip stitch
Cl ST– cluster stitch
Cl ST D – cluster stitch decrease
YO – yarn over
To work Cluster Stitch – YO, insert hook in next ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

To work Cluster Stitch Decrease - YO, insert hook in next ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in next ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 5 loops on hook. See photo help for cluster stitch decrease below:

Pattern: 
Updated Oct. 13, 2016: I have created a short video showing how to start the hat and make the first round:

Use hook G
Round 1: CH 4. Cl ST 10 times in 4th CH from hook. Sl ST in top of CH 4 to complete round. (10) 

Round 2: CH 3. Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (20) 

Round 3: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30) 

Round 4: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST one time in each of next two stitches*. Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (40)
 
Round 5: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST one time in each of next three stitches*. Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (50) 
 
Round 6: CH 3. Cl ST in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3.(50)

Round 7: CH 3. *Cl ST D, Cl ST one time in each of next three stitches*. Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (40) 
 
Round 8: CH 3. Cl ST in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3.(40)

Round 9: Place marker. For the ribbing work one SC in each stitch around, do not join, continue working in spiral (40).

Round 10-12: SC in each stitch around in back loops. Crocheting in back loops gives your ribbing a nice ribbed look. Join with SL ST at the end of the last round. Fasten off and weave in ends.


Sew a cute button to one side of the beret as a finishing touch.
Enjoy!
Lili
***Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***



January 13, 2015

Ice Queen Crochet Hat Pattern for 18" American Girl Doll



Ice Queen Hat Pattern for 18" doll
Ice Queen Hat Pattern for American Girl Doll


Thank you very much for continuing support of my Ice Queen Hat Pattern for little girl! Here is an addition to the pattern – Ice Queen Hat pattern for 18” doll!

Yarn used: Caron Simply Soft Acrylic yarn in colours “Blue Mint” and “White”. Any worsted weight yarn would work.

Hooks used: 3.75 mm (F) and 4.5 mm


Abbreviations:

CH – chain
ST – stitch
SC – single crochet
Sl ST – slip stitch
Cl ST– cluster stitch
YO – yarn over

To work Cluster Stitch – YO, insert hook in next ST, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.


Ice queen crochet hat pattern for 18" doll
 
Use hook G
Round 1: With aqua colour (if you can start with a magic loop use that rather than CH4): CH 4. Cl ST 10 times in 4th CH from hook. Sl ST in top of CH 4 to complete round. (10)
Round 2: CH 3. Cl ST 2 times in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (20)
Round 3: CH 3. *Cl ST 2 times in next ST, Cl ST 1 time in next ST*. Repeat from * to * 10 times. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30)
Round 4-5: CH 3, Cl ST in each ST around. Join with Sl ST at top of CH 3. (30)
Round 6: Place marker. Change hook to F. For the ribbing work *two SC in first stitch, one SC in next stitch*, repeat around, do not join, continue working in spiral (45).
Round 7-9: SC in each stitch around in back loops. Crocheting in back loops gives your ribbing a nice ribbed look.
Round 10: Change the colour to white and work one round of SC in each stitch around in back loops. Join with SL ST at the end of the last round. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ice queen hat pattern for 18" doll
 
For the snowflake appliqué I used this great free pattern by Attic 24. I made only two rounds of the snowflake, so it is not too big.
I left a long tail and sewed the snowflake to one side of the hat. 

To attach the hair cut about 14-16 strands of yarn that are about 18-20” long.
Secure strands (two at a time) by looping them around the bottom single crochet edges where you want your braid to be – I suggest using the same side where you sewed the snowflake appliqué. Then add more strands above the bottom edge strands. Braid yarn, tie bottom of pony tail with another strand of yarn – I used an aqua piece of yarn.


Ice queen hat pattern for 18" doll

Girl and doll pattern paired together create an awesome Dolly-and-me look!
ice queen hat pattern for 18" doll
 
Enjoy!
Lili
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