Thursday, October 27, 2011

CROCHET PATTERN - Super Slouch Hat

I know there are only a million other slouch hat patterns out there, but I haven't found one that works well for me, so I whipped up my own. It's quick & easy... and is great for BHDs (Bad Hair Days).

I have included instructions for both Child & Adult sizes, and included some notes to customize the fit of your Super Slouch.

SUPPLIES:  M/13 (9.0 mm) hook, K/10.5 (6.5 mm) hook, J/10 (6.0 mm) hook and/or I/9 (5.5 mm) hook.  You may also want to use a stitch marker.

YARN:  I prefer I Love This Yarn or Vanna's Choice for this project, but your favorite sturdy Worsted Weight yarn will be fine.

STITCH GUIDE:  HDC = Half Double Crochet, SC = Single Crochet, BPSC = Back Post Single Crochet, ST = Stitch

GAUGE:  With K hook, 5 HDC and 5 rounds = 2"  [If yours is a little bigger, that's fine.]

NOTES:  This hat is worked in a continuous spiral.  Do not join at the end of each round.  

[Both sizes] Using M hook, Start with Magic Loop.
Round 1:  10 HDC in loop.
Round 2:  2 HDC in each ST around.  [20 HDC]
Round 3:  1 HDC in each ST around.  [20 HDC]
Round 4:  2 HDC in each ST around.  [40 HDC]
Round 5:  1 HDC in each ST around.  [40 HDC]
Round 6:  (1 HDC in next, 2 HDC in next) around.  [60 HDC]
Rounds 7-8:  1 HDC in each ST around.  [60 HDC]

** Switch to K hook.
Rounds 9-16:  1 HDC in each ST around. 
[If you would like your ADULT hat to be EXTRA slouchy, add a few more rounds with your K hook here.]

** If you're making an ADULT hat, switch to J hook now.  If you're making a CHILD hat, switch to I hook now.
Round 17:  SC in each ST around.  [60 SC]
Rounds 18-23:  BPSC (not too tightly) in each ST around.  [Too complicated? Too fancy? Work a snug SC in each ST instead.]
** If you'd like a wider band, add a couple of extra rounds.  If not, fasten off and weave in ends.
Enjoy your super slouch. 

 © 2011 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Did You Know?

A fire truck with a ladder is called a Fire Truck.
A fire truck without a ladder is called a Fire Engine.
Print this coloring page:

The kids went on a little "firefighter field trip" yesterday & that's what the firefighter told us.  I can only assume he knew what he was talking about.

♡  Danyel

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Did You Know?

Did you know...

The average bra size today is 36C.  Ten years ago it was 34B.  (I bet this makes men happy.)

... and in case you were wondering, I'm average.

♥ Danyel

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Post-It Note Tuesday

Do you ever find it difficult to come up with things to talk about?  I don't.
Make your own Post-Its HERE.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Damn Straight

A wise man once said...

"I don't know... Go ask my wife."

(I saw this on a bumper sticker & about peed my pants laughing!)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Did You Know?

OK, this really isn't a random fact... but here's a little random Math humor for ya... 

Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?

( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 92 + 0 .

A dozen, a gross, and a score,
plus three times the square root of four,
divided by seven,
plus five times eleven,
is nine squared and not a bit more.

---Jon Saxton (math textbook author)

I know, I'm a nerd... and proud of it. :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011