Friday, 11 April 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hat! - Free Pattern!

As a child one of my favourite shows at the time was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.....now years later and a few crappy remakes later, they are making a new film which surprisingly doesn't look half bad!

So we thought why not? lets make a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles based hat!

This is especially great for fancy dress parties for children or even with a few adjustments for adults as well!

Perfect for that little part of all of us that wants to be a superhero!

We have included the patterns for both a children's hat as well as an adult hat below!

 



You will need:

- 2 balls of Green Regular DK wool (or split one ball in to 2 smaller balls!)

- Small amount of Black Wool

- Small amount of either Blue, Red, Purple or Orange Wool Depending on which turtle you want to be!

- 4mm crochet hook

-Scissors

-Tapestry Needle

Terminology (we use US terms!)

- ch - Chain

-sl st - Slip Stitch

- sc - Single Crochet

- hdc - Half Double Crochet

Children's Hat (suitable for 1-5 years):
Begin with a magic loop,

Rnd 1: 12 HDC into the magic loop, tighten loop and join with first HDC with a sl st, ch 1.

Rnd 2: 2 HDC into each HDC, join with first ch with a sl st, ch 1,

Rnd 3: *1 HDC in first HDC, 2 HDC in next HDC), repeat until end of round, join with sl st, ch 1, (30)

Rnd 4-16: 1 HDC into every HDC, join with sl st, chain 1 (30)

Finish off and weave in ends.
Adult Hat:

Using a magic loop

Rnd 1: 10 HDC into the magic loop, tighten the loop and join with a sl st, ch 2

Rnd 2: 2 HDC into each HDC around, sl st and ch 2

Rnd 3: *1 HDC into first HDC, 2 HDC into the next HDC* repeat *to* to the end of the row, sl st and ch 2

Rnd 4: *1 HDC into the next 2 HDC, 2 HDC into the next HDC* repeat *to* to the end of the row, sl st and ch 2

Rnd 5: *1 HDC into the next 3 HDC, 2 HDC into the next HDC* repeat *to* to the end of the row, sl st and ch 2

Rnd 6: *1 HDC into the next 4 HDC, 2 HDC into the next HDC* repeat *to* to the end of the row, sl st and ch 2

Rnd 7-22: 1 HDC into each HDC around, sl st and ch 2

Finish off and weave in loose ends

For The Mask - (fits Both Children's & Adults Hats)


Ch 100
Row 1: SC into each ch to the end, ch 1 and turn (100)

Row 2-6: Repeat row 1

Finish off and weave in ends

For the Eyes - Make 2:

With White wool:

In a magic loop

Rnd 1: 12 HDC in magic loop, tighten and join with sl st

Rnd 2: 2 HDC into each HDC around, Join with sl st

Finish off and weave in ends

With black wool:

In a magic loop

Rnd 1: 12 HDC in magic loop, tighten and join with sl st

Finish off and weave in ends

Sew the black circles on to the white circles, then sew the whole lot in position on to the band!
 



And you're all done!

As always please feel free to leave us a comment and share pictures of your creations with us either through our email or of course our facebook page :)

 

 


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Easy Newsboy Crochet Hat - Free Pattern!

 

We have a nice little project for you today!

 

Perfect for spring or for those days when you aren't having the best of hair days!


A Fantastic Newsboy Hat!


You will need:

- 4mm crochet hook
- 1 Ball of your chosen colour of DK wool (any 8PLY wool will do!)
- 2 funky buttons (they don't have to match!)
- Scissors
- Tapestry Needle

Terminology (WE USE US TERMS!)

-CH - Chain
-SC - Single Crochet
-HDC - Half Double Crochet
-SL ST- Slip Stitch

Using a magic loop

Rnd 1: 10 HDC into the magic loop, tighten the loop and join with a sl st, ch 2

Rnd 2: 2 HDC into each HDC around, sl st and ch 2

Rnd 3: *1 HDC into first HDC, 2 HDC into the next HDC* repeat *to* to the end of the row, sl st and ch 2

Rnd 4: *1 HDC into the next 2 HDC, 2 HDC into the next HDC* repeat *to* to the end of the row, sl st and ch 2

Rnd 5: *1 HDC into the next 3 HDC, 2 HDC into the next HDC* repeat *to* to the end of the row, sl st and ch 2

Rnd 6: *1 HDC into the next 4 HDC, 2 HDC into the next HDC* repeat *to* to the end of the row, sl st and ch 2

Rnd 7-21: 1 HDC into each HDC around, sl st and ch 2

Finish off and weave in loose ends

For the brim:

Taking the ball of wool you are working with and split it into 2 by rolling a second ball out of it till you have equal amounts.

You will be working with 2 strands of wool to make the brim more sturdy

The brim will be 22 stitches long so make sure to attach your yarn 11 stitches from the centre of the front of the hat so the brim will be even.

Please read the following instructions carefully as it can get confusing a little!

Taking both strands of wool, attach it to the hat
Row 1: SC in next Stitch, 2 SC, *SC in next 2sts, 2 SC in next st* repeat from *to* until last 5 st, SC in next 2 sts, SS in next st (22 sts ) *chain 1 TURN

Row 2: Sl st in next SC, CH 1, SC in next 2 SC, SC and HDC in next SC, HDC into each st until last 5 st, HDC and SC in next SC, SC in next 2 SC, slip st in next 2 sc, ch 1 and turn

Row 3-5: Repeat row 2

Row 6: SC in each St across the brim

Finish off and weave in ends


To make the band:

Using your choice of wool:

Ch 6

Row 1: SC into the second ch from the hook and to the end of the row (5), ch 1 and turn

Row 2: SC into each sc, ch 1 and turn (5)

Row 3 - however many you need: repeat row 2

Make enough rows so the band is roughly the same length as the brim of the hat

Finish off leaving a very long tail for sewing

Position the band just above the brim of the hat as shown here:



Using a tapestry needle, sew around all the edges to attach the band to the hat.

Finish off and weave in loose ends.

Attach two funky looking buttons to the sides of the band and you're all done!

This hat can be customised to suit your needs however you like, you may choose to add a flower to the side of your hat for instance rather than the band.
As always please feel free to leave us a comment and share pictures of your creations with us either through our email or of course our facebook page :)