Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat – Beginner Level

The Winter Games are here and now I wanted to share my version of an Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat.  The hat that is getting all the attention at the winter games was worn by Olympic Snowboarder Chloe Kim.  Not only did she win Gold for the USA but she looked great doing it.  She was sporting a really cute Knit hat which used chunky yarn.   The brim was folded over and it had a nice USA patch on it.  I still have not been able to find the exact red USA patch but I’m still working on it.  I wanted to make a crochet version of her hat.

The hat is really easy to make and it is a beginner level project.   I used a weight 5 yarn (Patons Classic Wool Bulky) but you can use any Bulky weight (weight 5) yarn you like.  This is some yarn I had available and I liked the color.  The hat worn by the Olympic Snowboarder Chloe Kim is a much lighter color.  The color I used is a little darker but of course you can make your hat whichever color you prefer.

This Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat is so easy to make because it is worked as a flat panel.  Once your panel is the desired size then you seam the sides and gather up the top.  It’s so fast and easy you can make it in less than a couple of hours (most people).  The bulky yarn and large crochet hook make quick work of this hat.

Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat

Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat

Yesterday I also uploaded a free YouTube video tutorial on this hat.  In the video I shared some suggestions for different sizes.  Click on the video to watch it now:

Supplies Needed:  (Affiliate Links)

L Size Crochet Hook (8mm)  http://amzn.to/2Ck4x7H

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Approx.  150 yards (or 7 oz) of Bulky Weight (weight 5 yarn)  http://amzn.to/2CnrJ4Q

Measuring Tape

Large Pom Pom Maker:  http://amzn.to/2Esgdeu

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Cowl Knit Pattern – So comfy and quick

A cowl knit pattern was next on my to do list.  I have been wanting to try to use the heavier weight yarn that are now so widely available.  Thanks to RedHeart Yarn I was gifted this Jumbo weight yarn a while back.  I had some left over and wanted to try a comfy cowl.

While attending the SNAP conference in Salt Lake City last year I met the gals from Wool and the Gang.  They are so fun and very knowledgeable.  They gifted me these beautiful wooden knitting needles.  Not only are they beautiful but they are so smooth and made quick work of my knitting.  Thanks to RedHeart Yarns and Wool and the Gang.

The measurements of the finished cowl:  approximately 30 inches by 9 inches  It should fit most adults and teens

 

Cowl Knit Pattern with Cable Design

Cowl Knit Pattern with Cable Design

To purchase a Ad free PDF pattern please visit my Ravelry shop.  Purchase my Ad Free Pattern here

 

Update:  I have included a Free YouTube video tutorial for this Knit Cowl if you prefer video.  It’s on the last page of this post.

If you like projects using chunk yarn here are some more you might enjoy:

http://allcraftschannel.com/2016/10/crochet-super-scarf-using-chunky-yarn.html

http://allcraftschannel.com/2017/02/chunky-yarn-crochet-cowl.html

http://allcraftschannel.com/2017/01/easycrochetcowl.html

These projects work up quickly and are so comfy.

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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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