NOTES OF INTEREST:

Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: As usual I have a few new projects I'm working on and one more new Great Grandbaby coming that I'm creating a Blanket for, so, busy, busy. If you have any comments, or questions about my interests (creativity), I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie



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Friday, August 16, 2013


Charleston Hat
By Berta Gilholm

This is what happens when you get bored with something you're working on. You make a quick project to cure the boredom. It does help to have a pretty neighbor who poses for a picture.
Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver, Painted Desert, worsted weight #4, (1 skein)
Crochet Hook: US J 10/6mm
Yarn Needle
Crochet Dude Bloom Loom
Abbreviations: Ch=chain, Dc=double crochet,  FO=fasten off, Rnd = round, Sc=single crochet, Sk = skip next stitch  St =stitch, Slst = slip stitch, Jwslst=join with slip stitch in top of beginning stitch of round.
Size: Approximately 21 to 22 inches circumference.
Instructions: Work from top down in rounds.
Ch 3, slst in second ch from hook to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 9 times in the ring, jwslst (9 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, jwslst (18 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (27 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (36 sc)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (42 sc)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next  6 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (48 sc)
Rnd 7: Ch 1, 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (54 sc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each of next 27 sc,  2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 27 sc, jwslst (56 sc)
Rnd 9: *Ch 4, sk next sc, sc in next sc, Repeat from * around joining last ch 4 in first ch of beginning ch 4 with a slst (28 ch loops)
Rnd 10: Ch 1, Sc 2 times into first ch loop, Sc 2 times into each ch loop arnd, jwslst (56 sc)
Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 9 (28 ch loops)
Rnd 12: Repeat Rnd 10 (56 sc)
Rnd 13: Ch 3, dc in next sc and in each sc around, jwslst (56 dc)
Rnd 14 and Rnd 15: Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each dc around, jwslst (56 dc)
Turn hat inside out and do not fasten off (work on opposite side, but, in same direction)
Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in same st, dc in next dc, *sc in next dc, dc in next dc, Repeat from * around, jwslst (28 sc + 28 dc)
Rnd 17: Ch 1, dc in same st, sc in next dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc, Repeat around, jwslst, FO and weave in ends (28 dc + 28 sc)
Flower:
Option 1: Use a Bloom Loom to make a double petal flower following manufacturer's instructions. Sew Flower to second row of dc (Rnd 14) securely.

Option 2: Use my flower pattern below.
Materials:
Same yarn as Hat or Worsted Weight in a coordinating color of your choice.
Crochet Hook: Size US H 8/5mm
Yarn Needle
Instructions: (work in rounds and leave a 6" beginning tail held to the back of the work)
Ch 3, slst in second ch from hook to make a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 10 sc in ring, jwslst
Rnd 2: Ch 3, slst in same stitch, *ch 3, slst in next sc, Repeat from * 10
times,  join with a slst to first ch 3 space
Rnd 3: *Ch 6, slst in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in
next ch, hdc in next ch, slst in same ch 3 space, Repeat from * around in each
ch 3 space, after last petal slst in first ch  of first petal
Rnd 4: Ch 4, sc in top stitch of the first sc in ring of rnd 1, (these stitches
do not have to be perfect, use a yarn needle to lift the sc’s up while working
in them)  *Ch 4, sc in top of next sc in rnd 1, Repeat 7 more times,
Fasten off leaving a 7" tail, weave this tail through the center of the flower to the back, tie the 2 tails together. Use theses 2 tails to secure flower to the hat on the second row of dc (Rnd 14) of hat.

 

 

 

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