Archive | July, 2013

Crochet – “Despicable Me” Minion Inspired Hat

Crochet Despicable Me Hat

Crochet Despicable Me Hat

Crochet – “Despicable Me” Minion Inspired Hat

The Minions have been a hit for quite a  while now.   I wanted to crochet a hat that was inspired by them.  This hat uses basic stitches although I have added some 3D features to help your hat stand out.  I made a YouTube Video tutorial and have provided the links for you.  At this time I only have the written pattern available on my Revelry store.  If you would like to purchase your pattern here is the link:   http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/inspired-by-despicable-me-beanies

If you are a visual learner my YouTube video tutorials are available to help.  It’s a great idea to download the written pattern and follow along as I work the hats on the videos.  This will teach you how patterns are written and is a good aide in learning to read patterns if you don’t already know how to do that.

To view the video tutorials please go to the next page.

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Easy to Crochet Headband

This Crochet Headband is fast and easy to craft.  You can choose colors to match your own wardrobe.  Just by changing your hook size and the number of rows you add you can adjust the size of your headband.  A headband is also another way that I use up yarn scraps.  As you all know, I hate throwing away partially used yarn skeins.  I also like to keep a little basket full of different types of flowers.  Making a headband allows me to use up these scraps of yarn and at the same time make something useful.  By adding different types of embellishment a plain headband can be dressed up.  You can use roses, or another of type of flower.  

Supplies:

Medium weight yarn in your choice of color.
Hook:  I/9  5.5 mm  
scissors
yarn needle
To begin:  Ch 10
Row 1:  1hdc in ea st beginning in 2nd ch from hook
Row 2 – 5: ch 1, hdc in same st, 1 hdc in ea st
Row 6-10:  Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in ea st
Row 11-20:  Ch 3, DC in same st, 1 dc in ea st to end,  last dc into 3rd ch of turning ch
(For children only:    11-18 rows of the above row)
Row 21- 25:  ch 3, dc2tog, dc in ea st, last dc in 3rd  ch of training chains
(For children only:  19-23 of the above row)
Row  26:  ch 1, hdc in same st, 1 hdc in ea st
Row 27-29:  ch 1, hdc in same st in next 3 st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1hdc in ea remaining st
Row 30:  Ch 1, 1hdc in ea st,  fasten off
Flowers are optional.   Choose from a list from my playlist :  
 

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL63E7C80712D86E76

If you prefer a video tutorial click on the link below;

If you want to add a Rose please check out this post:  http://allcraftschannel.com/2014/01/how-to-crochet-a-rose.html

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