Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: It's been a very long time since I have posted anything to my Blog. Due to family and life in general, I got a little detoured. I will try to get time to type up some new entries. I have created a lot of items, gave them away and did not take pictures or type them up. We lost both of our boys this year. Jiggy in March and Stubby in July. We have a new friend her name is MayBee (due to the fact that we weren't quite sure about keeping her). She's 4 years old and full of energy. I make her Kitty Strings with yarn, it was such a hit, I donated some to the local animal shelter. I'll try to put them on the Blog next week. As usual, if you have questions about crafting or crochet, I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Gray & White Bucket Hat

Here's the other hat I was working on, I finally finished typing it up, which reminds me, if you find any errors in these patterns let me know so I can work them out. I am busy, busy, right now; I am trying to come up with some ideas for some friends that are going to start a new Blog, it's a big deal and I will let you know more later! Enjoy the pattern,

Gray and White Bucket Hat
By Berta Gilholm

Materials: Left over yarn
Any Medium Gray Bulky #5 -  (A)
Any White Bulky #5 -  (B)
Any Dark Gray Bulky #5 -  (C)
Crochet Hook US K/10.5 – 6.5mm
Yarn Needle

Note: I prefer Lion Brand Wool Ease Bulky, it’s soft and workable (doesn’t split while you’re working with it).

Abbreviations: Ch = Chain, St = Stitch, Sc = Single Crochet, Hdc = Half Double Crochet, Dc = Double Crochet,  Jwslst = join with slip stitch to first stitch, St = stitch, Sp = space or spaces, FO = Fasten Off.

With medium gray, make a magic ring or Ch 2 and slst in second ch from hook to make a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 9 sc in ring,  join with a slst to first st,
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each sc around, join with a slst to first st,  (18 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 4, 1 dc in same st as ch, *ch 1, 1 dc in next hdc, repeat around, jwslst (19 dc & ch spaces)
Round 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around, jwslst (38 dc)
Round 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *2 sc in next dc, 1 sc in next dc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (54 sc)
FO Medium Gray, join Dark Gray
Round 6: Ch 1, *1 sc in each sc around, jwslst (54 sc)
Round 7: Ch 2, hdc in same stitch, *1 hdc in each sc around, jwslst (55 hdc)
Round 8 through 12: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, jwslst (55 hdc) FO Dark Gray, join White
Round 13: Ch 3, *sc in next hdc, dc in next hdc, Repeat from * around,  jwslst (27 sc + 27 dc + ch 3)
Round 14: Ch 1, dc in each sc and sc in each dc around, jwslst (27dc  + 27 sc + ch1)
Round 15: Ch 3, *sc in each dc, dc in each sc around, jwslst (27 sc + 27 dc)
Round 16: Repeat round 14, FO White, join Medium Gray
Round 17: Ch 1, *1 sc in each dc and each sc around, jwslst (55 sc)
Round 18: Ch 1, *1 sc in each sc around, jwslst (55 sc) FO Medium Gray, join Dark Gray
Round 19 - 20: Ch 1, *1 sc in each sc around, jwslst (54 sc) FO Dark Gray, weave in ends.
Top Star/Flower:
Thread a piece of white yarn about 2 feet long on the yarn needle and whip stitch a solid white circle around round 1, then whip stitch 6 pointed Star/Flower petals around the circle, evenly spaced, with the tips of the Star/Flower attached in the bottom of round 3. FO and weave in ends.

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