A few posts back I shared my experience working with a vintage Lion Brand pattern. Naturally I loved it and hope to make more vintage patterns in the future. So many patterns, so little time, so little Ben Gay needed from sitting in one position crocheting till my eyes are blurry. ha!
I always test new patterns before I make final pieces for my peeps. I want to know the ins and outs of a pattern and all its quirks. It should come as no surprise I alter about 99% of patterns I use. Every experienced crocheter does this IMHO. We just develop our personal likes and dislikes for working in rounds, rows, chains, etc. It is not a reflection on the pattern writer.
So yes my bud Willow (future stuntman) needed a cute Christmas bonnet. I brought over her bonnet and also my stash of yarn for making her a winter hat, scarf and mitten set. She dived right into that box of yarn. Future fiber lover perhaps! Knitting or crocheting as she jumps from an airplane for a movie stunt? Who knows! Anyway Willow. Thanks for all the cute opportunities in crochet.
Seems like the demand is up for hoods this year. Can't say I blame folks as they are awful cute. I whipped up this little pattern for my bud Willow (who, BTW, has been practicing for her future as a stuntman and hurt herself the other day.) One thing I will say is that the photos of hoods flat and not on people never does them justice. They just end up looking like some very oddly unbalanced piece of apparel. I am sure once I get a shot of Willow in her hood it will look better in photos. Trust me though, this is adorable and a keeper!
The pattern is featured in a size that will easily fit a 12-24 month old child. But it is easily adjusted. The pattern, with a stitch of (sc, 2 dc), is easily made bigger or smaller by adjusting your starting chain by multiples of 3.
1. 2 dc in 4th chain from hook, skip 2, (sc, 2 dc) in next chain, skip 2. Repeat pattern o end. Sc in last chain. Chain 2. Turn.
2. 2 dc in first stitch, skip 2, (sc, 2 dc) in next stitch. Repeat to end. Sc in last stitch. Chain 2 turn.
3. Repeat row 2 to 35 rows total. Fasten off yarn.
4. Fold in half and sew up the seam with a whip stitch.
And same steps from hood until you have worked 9 rows.
Fasten off yarn.
Attaching scarf to hood.
Count 3 "puffs" in on scarf and, lining up the 3rd puff on the scarf with the 1st puff on the edge of the hood, either slip stitch scarf to hood or whip stitch. Choice is yours.
Either fasten off yarn or begin edging of hood with sc all the way round with 2 sc in corners. Do 2 rows. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach your buttons.
Common hat/head size chart
Hi all. Been looking at your posts below and the common question is how to know how many chains of 3 to add to accommodate the size you need. mention this below already but I always go to Bev's Country Cottage's web site. She has a chart of sizes for all sorts of things including head/hat dimensions worked out based on the average size head for a person of that age. Here is the link.
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