Monday, December 7, 2015

CROCHET PATTERN - Ted's Spiral Beanie

This is Ted's 4th year with our family, and his 3rd hat.  This year, Ted brought a note asking me to make him a new hat because it was a cold trip to and from the North Pole.  You can dress up your “Elf on the Shelf” in a cute, little beanie, too!

Materials:  F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn:  2 colors of fingering weight yarn, approximately 10 yds each.  Sample shown using Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in Peacock (A) and Chrome (B).

Sizes:  Fits standard Elf on the Shelf dolls

Gauge:  6 HDC and 4 Rows = 1”

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  BL - back loop, CH - chain , HDC - half double crochet , SC - single crochet, SL ST - slip stitch, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Notes
  1. Count your STS as you go along to make sure you do the HDC and SC stitches in the correct places.
  2. Pattern indicates to work 2-3 SC for the spirals. If you can’t get good spirals with 2 SC in each CH, work 3 instead.
  3. Don’t fasten off at each color change. Carry the yarn along loosely.


With A, ch 12, turn.

Row 1: HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in each ST across, ch 8, turn — 11 HDC and 8 CH.

Row 2: Work 2-3 SC in 2nd CH from hook and in next 6 CH (spiral made), HDC in BL of each HDC across, Change Color, CH 1, turn — 11 HDC and SC spiral.

Row 3: HDC in BL of each HDC across, CH 8, turn — 11 HDC and 8 CH.

Row 4: Work 2-3 SC in 2nd CH from hook and in next 6 CH (spiral made), HDC in BL of each HDC across, Change Color, CH 1, turn — 11 HDC and SC spiral.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until 16 Rows (8 stripes) have been completed, CH 1, turn.

Join end-to-end, SL ST down entire length of hat through both layers, fasten off leaving a 9” tail. Turn hat right-side-out.

Using tail & yarn needle, weave in and out of the topmost HDC stitches evenly around the top of the hat, then cinch the hat closed so that the spirals form a “bouquet”. Fasten off long tail. SC evenly around edge of cuff to hide color changes.

Weave in all ends. Fold up cuff & Enjoy!

Other Suggestions...
  1. Work the entire hat in a solid, variegated, or self-striping yarn.
  2. Work every 2 rows using a different color. Use up your scraps!
Want this hat in YOUR size?  Check out the Delaney Hat HERE!


 © 2015 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.


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