Friday, August 26, 2016

KNITTING PATTERN - Sharyl Headwrap

Knit headwraps are so popular! Knit your own in any color or brand of yarn you like!

Materials:  US size 8 (5.0 mm) straight needles, US size G/6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook, stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors, 1” button

Yarn: Approximately 75-80 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn. Sample shown using Loops & Threads Impeccable Glitter.

Sizes:  Toddler (18–19”), Child (20–21”) and Adult (22–23”)

Gauge:  18 STS and 28 rounds = 4” in [K1, P1] pattern stitch

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  CO - cast on, K -  knit, K2TOG - knit 2 together, KFB - knit in front and back, M1 - make 1 (increase), P - purl, P2TOG - purl 2 together, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Notes:
  1. The length of the headwrap is adjustable in the pattern.  If making toddler size, you may want to use smaller needles.
  2. This headband is knit in a K1/P1 rib.  In the increase/decrease sections, I highly suggest using a stitch marker and/or stitch counter to keep track of the increase and decrease rows.
  3. When the pattern calls for M1, I recommend using the “backwards loop cast-on” method OR “make one left” method.  For tutorials on these stitches, please visit www.knittinghelp.com 


Instructions (all sizes):

CO 8.  (Start with long tail, then use it to sew on button at the end.)
Row 1:  [K1, P1] across—8 STS.
*Increase Section
Row 2:  [K1, P1] twice, M1, [K1, P1] twice—9 STS.
Row 3:  [K1, P1] twice, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] twice—10 STS.
Rows 4–5:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 6:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] twice—11 STS.
Row 7:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] twice—12 STS.
Rows 8–9:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 10:  [K1, P1] three times, M1, [K1, P1] three times—13 STS.
Row 11:  [K1, P1] three times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] three times—14 STS.
Rows 12–13:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 14:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] three times—15 STS.
Row 15:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] three times—16 STS.
Rows 16–17:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 18:  [K1, P1] four times, M1, [K1, P1] four times—17 STS.
Row 19:  [K1, P1] four times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] four times—18 STS.
Rows 20–21:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 22:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] four times—19 STS.
Row 23:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] four times—20 STS.
Rows 24–25:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 26:  [K1, P1] five times, M1, [K1, P1] five times—21 STS.
Row 27:  [K1, P1] five times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] five times—22 STS.
Rows 28–29:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 30:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] five times—23 STS.
Row 31:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] five times—24 STS.
Rows 32–33:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 34:  [K1, P1] six times, M1, [K1, P1] six times—25 STS.
Row 35:  [K1, P1] six times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] six times—26 STS.
Rows 36–37:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 38:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, M1, P1, [K1, P1] six times—27 STS.
Row 39:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, KFB in the M1, P1, [K1, P1] six times—28 STS.
Rows 40–41:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 42:  [K1, P1] seven times, M1, [K1, P1] seven times—29 STS.
Row 43:  [K1, P1] seven times, KFB in the M1, [K1, P1] seven times—30 STS.   
(Piece should measure about 8” here.)
Continue working straight K1/P1 ribbing for 1-2” for Toddler size, 2-3” for Child size, or 3-4” for Adult size.
*Decrease Section
Row 1:  [K1, P1] seven times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] seven times—29 STS.
Row 2:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] seven times—28 STS.
Rows 3–4:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 5:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] six times—27 STS.
Row 6:  [K1, P1] six times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] six times—26 STS.
Rows 7–8:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 9:  [K1, P1] six times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] six times—25 STS.
Row 10:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] six times—24 STS.
Rows 11–12:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 13:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] five times—23 STS.
Row 14:  [K1, P1] five times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] five times—22 STS.
Rows 15–16:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 17:  [K1, P1] five times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] five times—21 STS.
Row 18:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] five times—20 STS.
Rows 19–20:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 21:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] four times—19 STS.
Row 22:  [K1, P1] four times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] four times—18 STS.
Rows 23–24:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 25:  [K1, P1] four times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] four times—17 STS.
Row 26:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] four times—16 STS.
Rows 27–28:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 29:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] three times—15 STS.
Row 30:  [K1, P1] three times, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] three times—14 STS.
Rows 31–32:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 33:  [K1, P1] three times, K2TOG, [K1, P1] three times—13 STS.
Row 34:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] three times—12 STS.
Rows 35–36:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 37:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, K2TOG, P1, [K1, P1] twice—11 STS.
Row 38:  [K1, P1] twice, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] twice—10 STS.
Rows 39–40:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 41:  [K1, P1] twice, K2TOG, [K1, P1] twice—9 STS.
Row 42:  K1, P1, K1, P2TOG, [K1, P1] twice—8 STS.
Row 43:  [K1, P1] across.
Row 44:  K1, P1, K2TOG, M1, M1, P2TOG, K1, P1.  (M1 using “backwards loop cast-on”.  Buttonhole made.)
Rows 45–46:  [K1, P1] across.
Bind off in K1/P1, weave in ends.  Use starting tail to sew button to end opposite of buttonhole.

Crochet Rose
If you don’t crochet, there is a great collection of free knit flower patterns available at: www.knittingpatterncentral.com
*V-ST (V-stitch) = (DC, CH 1, DC) in same stitch.
Using G hook and any color WW yarn, CH 41.
Row 1:  V-ST in 3rd CH from hook, *CH 1, skip 1 ST, V-ST in next CH; repeat from * to last 2 STS, HDC in last CH—19 V-ST made.
Row 2:  CH 1, turn, 6 DC into V-ST, *SL ST into CH-1 space, CH 1, 6 DC into V-ST; repeat from * to end of row, SL ST into beginning CH-3 from previous row  and fasten off leaving a 12-14” tail—19 petals made.
Using long tail & yarn needle, carefully roll rose along starting chain and stitch petals into place.

Stitch rose onto headwrap.  Enjoy!

Other Suggestions:
  • Crochet around edge of headwrap to make it wider & give it a contrasting trim.
  • Use self-striping or variegated yarns for a fun, colorful headwrap.
  • Embellish it with buttons, patches, bows, ribbon, or appliqu├ęs instead.
  • Sew your flower onto a clip or safety pin to make it removable; wear it on a scarf, coat, or sweater.




 © 2013/2016 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.

Monday, August 8, 2016

CROCHET PATTERN - Elf Hat

This striped stocking cap is an adorable photography prop and a perfect holiday accessory for the whole family!  Whip one up in any size from Preemie through XL Adult!

Materials:  US Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors

Yarn:  1 or more colors of Worsted Weight yarn. 100-200 yards total.  Samples shown using Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn.

Sizes:  Preemie — XL Adult. Pattern includes measurements and indicates where to stop for each size.

Gauge:  14 DC and 8 rounds = 4”

Difficulty:  Easy

Stitch Guide:  CH(S) - chain(s), DC - double crochet, SC - single crochet, SL ST - slip stitch, ST(S) - stitch(es)

Notes:
  1. The CH-2 at the beginning of each row is NOT a ST. Join each round to top of the 1st DC. Work solid hats continuously, if you prefer. 
  2. I have not indicated where to change colors. Make your stripes however you like. 
  3. I recommend changing colors at the join. Complete the SL ST at the end of each round with the new color. 
  4. Do not fasten off at each color change. Carry unused yarns loosely along inside of hat. 
  5. When you have reached the size you want to make, continue to page 3 for finishing instructions.


Instructions:

All Sizes:  start with Magic Ring.
Round 1:  CH 2, 6 DC in ring, join—6 DC.
Round 2:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 2, 2 DC in next) twice, join—8 DC.
Round 3:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 3, 2 DC in next) twice, join—10 DC.
Round 4:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 4, 2 DC in next) twice, join—12 DC.
Round 5:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 5, 2 DC in next) twice, join—14 DC.
Round 6:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 6, 2 DC in next) twice, join—16 DC.
Round 7:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 7, 2 DC in next) twice, join—18 DC.
Round 8:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 8, 2 DC in next) twice, join—20 DC.
Round 9:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 9, 2 DC in next) twice, join—22 DC.
Round 10:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 10, 2 DC in next) twice, join—24 DC.
Round 11:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 11, 2 DC in next) twice, join—26 DC.
Round 12:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 12, 2 DC in next) twice, join—28 DC.
Round 13:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 13, 2 DC in next) twice, join—30 DC.
Round 14:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 14, 2 DC in next) twice, join—32 DC.
Round 15:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 15, 2 DC in next) twice, join—34 DC.
Round 16:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 16, 2 DC in next) twice, join—36 DC. ← End here for Preemie (12” head circ.)
Round 17:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 17, 2 DC in next) twice, join—38 DC.  
Round 18:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 18, 2 DC in next) twice, join—40 DC.
Round 19:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 19, 2 DC in next) twice, join—42 DC. ← End here for Newborn (13” head circ.)
Round 20:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 20, 2 DC in next) twice, join—44 DC. ← End here for 0-3 Months (14-15” head circ.)
Round 21:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 21, 2 DC in next) twice, join—46 DC. ← End here for 3-6 Months (15-16” head circ.)
Round 22:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 22, 2 DC in next) twice, join—48 DC. ← End here for 6-9 Months (16-17” head circ.)
Round 23:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 23, 2 DC in next) twice, join—50 DC. ← End here for 9-12 Months (17-18” head circ.)
Round 24:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 24, 2 DC in next) twice, join—52 DC.
Round 25:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 25, 2 DC in next) twice, join—54 DC. ← End here for 1-3 Years (18-20” head circ.)
Round 26:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 26, 2 DC in next) twice, join—56 DC. ← End here for 4-8 Years (20-21” head circ.)
Round 27:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 27, 2 DC in next) twice, join—58 DC. ← End here for Pre-teen (21-22” head circ.)
Round 28:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 28, 2 DC in next) twice, join—60 DC. ← End here for Adult (22-23” head circ.)
Round 29:  CH 2, (1 DC in next 29, 2 DC in next) twice, join—62 DC. ← End here for XL Adult (23-24” head circ.)

For PREEMIE hats, work 1 additional round of DC (no increase).
For NEWBORN, 0-3 MONTHS, and 3-6 MONTHS, work 2 additional rounds of DC (no increase).
For 6-9 MONTHS and 9-12 MONTHS, work 3 additional rounds of DC (no increase). 
For 1-3 YEARS and 4-8 YEARS, work 4-5 additional rounds of DC (no increase).
For PRE-TEEN, ADULT, and XL ADULT, work 6-7 additional rounds of DC (no increase).  


Fasten off and continue to preferred Edging.

Ribbed (FPDC and BPDC) Edging
With right side facing and using same color as last round worked (to avoid a weird color-change line), join at back seam and CH 2 (not a ST), alternate FPDC (front post DC) and BPDC (back post DC) in each ST around, join to 1st ST.  Repeat for 3-4 rounds.  Fasten off.

Rope (RSC) Edging
With right side facing, join yarn at back seam, work 1-2 additional rounds of DC, then switch colors, CH 1, work RSC (reverse SC) in each ST around.  Join and fasten off.

Simple SC Edging
With right side facing, join yarn at back seam and SC evenly around for 2-3 rounds.  Join and fasten off.

Tassel/Braid
Cut six 18-24” lengths of yarn.  Insert crochet hook in between STS at tip of hat and pull yarn through.  Divide yarn into groups of 4 and braid neatly.  Knot end and trim evenly.

Other Suggestions...
  • Other yarns that will work well:  Cascade 220, Red Heart Soft, Vanna’s Choice, Loops & Threads Impeccable, Caron Simply Soft
  • For an extra long elf hat:  After Round 2, work several rounds of DC (no increase) before continuing on to Round 3.
  • Try variegated or self-striping yarns for a fun, colorful elf hat.
  • Leave off the braid & add a pom pom to the tip for a cute “Santa” hat instead.
 



 © 2009/2016 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.