An Easy to Crochet Llama Hat

An easy to crochet Llama hat allows the Llama love continues.  I love making fun and cute crochet hats.  I wanted to make a Llama hat/beanie to go along with my new found love and appreciation of those fun critters.  Llamas provide such beautiful fiber for knitting and crocheting.  I wasn’t able to get my hands on any llama fiber to crochet this hat but I did use a natural fiber, wool.  This hat is made using Fisherman’s Wool from Lion Brand yarns.   The feel is very comfortable and warm.  If you’re allergic to wool there are lots of other great yarn options available.  For the face, I used Vanna’s Choice yarn.

Crochet Llama hat

Easy to crochet Llama hat

Originally I sized  this hat to fit most women but adjusting the hook size can help with sizing.  For example,  I originally made the hat using a 5.0mm hook (H hook) but found it to be a bit tight on my head.  I think that an H hook would be perfect for children.   To adjust for women I suggest using a J hook (6.0mm) and for men a K hook.

I have also made a free YouTube video tutorial for those who are visual learners.  You can find the link to that video tutorial on the last page of this post.

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It’s a Merry Llama Christmas! Join the Llama Ornament blog hop fun

It’s a Merry Llama Christmas!

Crochet Amigurumi Llama by Yolanda Soto-Lopez

Crochet Llama

#CrochetLlama #Llama

Cute little Crochet Llama

Today I am so excited to be participating in a blog hop with a group of very talented women.  Llamas are all the rage this Christmas Season.  We have decided to jump on the Llama craze and bring you some very cute Llama theme Christmas Ornaments.  So today we are sharing the #Llamalove

As part of this blog hop, I wanted to share this beautiful Crochet Llama Amigurumi which was designed by Lupita Suarez of Loopy Yarns.  Lupita has done such a great job at designing this cute Llama.  She designed this Crochet Llama Amigurumi to be a soft toy.  I have adapted the pattern by changing the yarn weight and hook size.   A free YouTube video tutorial will show you the techniques and stitches you will need to crochet this cute Llama Amigurumi.  A link for my YouTube video appears at the end of this post.

You will need to go to Lupita’s website to download the pattern in order to be able to complete this Llama Amigurumi.  You can also see some of her other beautiful projects on her Ravelry page.  Here are the links:   Written Llama Pattern  and    Lupita’s Ravelry  Page

If you would like to have your original designed featured as either a YouTube video tutorial on my YouTube channel or as a blog post please let me know in the comments below.  (Full designer credit will be given to designer and links to your blog and/or Ravelry page).

 

Check out what my friends have created for your Merry Llama Christmas fun:

Angie, The Country Chic Cottage

YouTube Video Tutorial  Click Here

Carissa, Creative Green Living 

 

YouTube video Click Here

Caroline, 30 Minute Crafts 

http://30minutecrafts.com/2017/11/ultimate-llama-holiday.html

YouTube Video Click Here 

Jessica,  Mad In Crafts 

http://madincrafts.com/fa-la-la-llama-ornament/ ‎

YouTube Video Click Here

Kristen, Good Knit Kisses 

http://allcraftschannel.com/2017/11/merry-llama-christmas.html

http://www.goodknitkisses.com/santa-sombrero-llama-ornament/

 

Be sure to visit all of my crafty friends and show them some love.  Subscribe to their YouTube channels and join their blog.  As always share with your friends and family.  Sharing is caring.

Looking for my YouTube video for the Crochet Llama Amigurumi?  You can find it below.  Just click on the link.

 

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Crochet Apache Tears Hat the easy way

Crochet Apache Tears Hat the easy way.  When I first saw the Apache Tears pattern many years ago I fell in love with it.  My YouTube video tutorial for the Apache Tears pattern has been a viewer favorite.  With so many crochet and knitting projecting it seems I always have tons of half-used yarn skeins.   If you’ve been following my posts of videos for any time you will know how much I hate to waste yarn and God forbid throw away partial skeins.

While looking thru my stash I found some colors that I felt would make a nice colorway.  I choose shades of teal, mint, blue/greens and white.   This pattern looks best when using several colors.  You can make the hat all in a solid color but that doesn’t really seem to do the stitch pattern justice.   With the cold weather soon upon us I wanted to make a hat using that same great Crochet Apache Tears pattern.

 

Crochet Apache Tears Hat

Side view of Crochet Apache Tears Hat

For the Crochet Apache Tears hat you will need 5 colors of medium weight yarn.   I used small amounts and it was probably only a couple ounces of each color. This hat is for a 19-24 inch head circumference since it does stretch.   If you want to make it for a child I suggest using a smaller hook size perhaps a size H (5.0mm) hook.  The rest of the instructions would remain the same.

For those who prefer a video tutorial, I have posted the links to my free YouTube videos on the last page of this post.

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Easy Crochet Ribbed Hat – A beginner level Crochet Hat

An Easy Crochet Ribbed hat was on my list of projects.   With the weather finally turning a little chilly this month I have decided to write up a super easy crochet rib hat pattern.  I wanted it to be able to be easy enough for even beginners to crochet.  The hat is made in a flat panel so there is no need to know how to crochet in the round.  This one is probably one of the easiest and pretty crochet rib hats.

 

Easy Crochet Ribbed Hat

Easy Crochet Ribbed Hat

You can adjust the length by just changing the number of beginning chains.  If you don’t want the brim (folded edge) to be so wide just start with fewer chains.  On the other hand, if you plan to wear it as a slouchy and want it longer just begin with more chains.

Supplies needed:

4 oz. of Medium weight yarn

J crochet hook (6.0mm)

scissors

yarn needle

measuring tape

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Easy Crochet Unicorn Beanie / Hat

This easy crochet Unicorn Beanie / Hat has been requested so many times.  Having been feeling under the weather with some pretty serious health issues, I really didn’t feel like making any new projects.  Now that I am feeling a little better I decided to start to go thru my request list once again.  At the top of that list crocheting an Easy Crochet Unicorn Beanie / Hat sounded like a fun project.   I used several colors to make the mane of the Unicorn.  You can choose your own colors.   The yarns that I have used are all from RedHeart Supersaver yarns but you can choose whichever brand you prefer as long as it is a medium weight yarn.

Crochet Unicorn Beanie

Easy to crochet Unicorn Beanie.

You will also find links to the YouTube Video tutorials for those who prefer a video tutorial on the last page of this post.   To purchase an Ad-Free PDF click here:  www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/unicorn-hat-16

Crochet hats are so fun to crochet.  This hat uses basic stitches and it’s a great way to use up all your colorful yarn scraps.  Most of the yarns I used are from left-over skeins from my latest amigurumi book which should be available at Hobby Lobby stores very soon.  (I can’t wait to let you all know about it.)  It seems like most people I meet hate to waste yarn.

Crocheting this hat was fun but most of all it was easy to make.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

 

 

 

 

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