Category Archives: Hat

How to crochet: “Splitting”


Hey guys, so I’ve been using this technique for a while while crocheting that I call “splitting” where I split a row in half. Not sure what it’s really called, but figured that was a pretty decent name for it.

I use it in my amigurumi to make things like hoodies and hat brims, and used it a lot when I made Maleficent here. Anyhow, just thought I’d share it and show you guys how I do that and some things I make with it in a video. I’ll probably be coming out with a whole bunch of amigurumi tutorials pretty soon and going to definitely be posting some longer detailed stuff on my Patreon page here in the not so distant future.

Enjoy!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales!

Hello fellow loopers!!

                    In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, come check out the awesome sales on some of the Etsy shop‘s most popular items! Get up to 40% off of hats and and iPhone covers and over 50% off of patterns! On top of the sales, get the patterns, covers and hats even cheaper by using the coupon codes “CYBERMONDAY” for patterns to get an additional 25% off, and use the code “BLACKFRIDAY” on hats and iPhone covers to get FREE SHIPPING!! Come see the biggest sales in my Etsy shop ever!

Get brand new patterns like the Santa Hat pattern with instructions on how to make elf ears for an additional 25% off of the sale value with the code “CYBERMONDAY
Get the new iPhone covers with FREE SHIPPING by using the code “BLACKFRIDAY” at checkout!

What Time Is It??

A while back I joined a Craft Swap on the site Craftsy. A craft swap, if you didn’t know, is a program where you get teamed up with another crafter and send each other crafts based on the theme of the swap. The theme I joined was Adventure Time, and seeing as the new season started yesterday, I decided now would be a perfect time to show off some of the things I made and recieved as well as sport the new additions to the iPhone Case family!

I was teamed up with the swaps organizer, GrindHouseHussy19. I’ll save the stuff she sent me for last because it was absolutely AWESOME!!! I made her a Finn hat and a cover for her Galaxy S3 phone themed from Jake the dog. Here are some photos:

GrindHouseHussy19, in return, made me some of the MOST AWESOME stuff. Probably the most awesome thing, though I don’t have a photo, were the groups of 6 giant stickers of Adventure Time charicters to put on the wall. In addition there was a clock, a cross stitched Gunter, magnets, a shirt, a pillow case. The list goes on. Isn’t that crazy?! Here are some photos of what she sent:

You can check out some more creations by crafters in this swap here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=412986.0

Finally I have some exciting new things in the shop revolving around the theme of Adventure Time. If you haven’t already seen the BMO case in the shop a few weeks back, check that out here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/112252720/sale-iphone-4-and-5-bmo-adventure-time?

Also check out the brand new Finn iPhone case!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/114962915/sale-iphone-4-and-5-finn-adventure-time?

All iPhone Cases are on SALE right now until Cyber Monday on November 26 (when a lot more of my shop will be up for sale as well!)

Holy free pattern, Batman!!

This Friday yet another awesome superhero movie of this summer comes out, The Dark Knight Rises, and you know I’m here to make an equally awesome pattern to commemorate it!

So some of you may know the little bat pattern I posted last year, well I used that pattern with a few differences to make today’s free pattern of a simple Batman Logo, but that’s not all…

Iron man’s not the only one with some sweet gloves, and do to the popularity of my Iron Man Fingerless Mittens posted last month, I decided to make some Batman Ninja versions of them!

You can get the Gauntlet pattern for $3 on Ravelry, Craftsy, or Etsy, or by simply clicking –>HERE<–

Pattern available after the jump…

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Materials:
Lion Brand Cotton/Lily Sugar’n Cream
/Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
(basically any 100% cotton works)
Crochet Hook-Size G6 4.00mm
Needle to sew in ends with

Abbreviations:

-sc = Single Crochet
-hdc = Half-double Crochet
-dc = Double Crochet
-m.p = Mini Picot (ch 2, sl.st in first ch)
-Ch = Chain

-Rnd = Round

Ch 16
Rnd 1: Skip first 2 chs, Hdc 1, m.p, hdc 1 in next two, sc 1, m.p, sc 1 in next three, m.p, sc 1 in next three, m.p, sc 1, hdc 1 in next two, m.p, hdc 1, sl.st 1 in same as last. Turn upside down and ch 2 (15)
Rnd 2: *On backside. (In where you put the last hdc and sl.st) Dc 1, hdc 1 in next two, sc 1 in next three, m.p, sc 1 in next two, m.p, sc 1 in next three, hdc 1 in next two, dc 1 (14)

Cut and sew the end into the bat to hide it.

I sewed the logo onto an oval and then onto a Beanie. You can get the pattern for the beanie here and buy the Batman beanie here.

And don’t forget to check out the Batman Ninja Fingerless Mittens out on Ravelry here!

Buy the Batman Ninja Gauntlets –>HERE<–

Spiderman Beanie

I didn’t have long to work on a new pattern for the new Spiderman movie and the fourth of July, so instead I recycled one of my old ones and made a Spiderman Classic / Slouchy Beanie!

Check out the brand new beanie in the Etsy shop today!

Don’t forget that you can buy the pattern for these hats here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/89448012/crocheted-classic-slouchy-baggy-beanie

Check out some more photos of the hat after the jump!

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Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for a brand new FREE pattern!!

Only a few more days for the June Giveaway!

Hey guys! So this Saturday will be the end of the June Giveaway! You know, the one where you can win $50 to my Etsy by just commenting on posts like this one, liking me on Facebook or follow this blog?

Other then that though, I have a question for you guys. The Amazing Spiderman is coming out next week, and I wanna make something to commemorate that. Here’s one more way for you guys to enter to win, my question is what would you guys most like to see? My ideas so far are maybe a Spiderman themed beanie, a Spiderman sackboy, maybe a pin with the Spiderman logo? What do you guys think? Leave a comment below on this post to get an extra entry in the Awesome June Giveaway!

My Top 5 Favorite Yarns

Today I’d like to share with you my top 5 favorite yarns, why I like them, and what I like to use them for. All these yarns are available at Joanns or online! Here they are starting with number one!

1. Lily Sugar’n Cream
This is by far my favorite yarn and I use it for the majority of my projects. It’s 100% cotton, which is perfect for things like amigurumi because it can be easily morphed and reshaped. The yarn is also a great size for amigurumi, small but still just big enough to work with without it being a hassle. I like to use this yarn for kid hats too because of how soft it is and how many different colors they have. There are other cotton yarns like Lion Brand, but I personally find Lily Sugar’n Cream to be my favorite because its softer, cheaper, and the yarn balls are a perfect size.


2. Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
This yarn is awesome for one main reason, color. Vanna’s Choice comes in so many different colors, many of which can’t be found in many other types of yarn. It’s 100% Acrylic, but is much different than any of the other acrylic yarns out there. Where other acrylics look cheep, this yarn is more like wool. It’s soft, warm and looks much less cheep looking and a lot nicer to the touch then the Red Heart brand’s out there. The yarn is a great size for hats and is super warm which makes it perfect for the Scat’s.

4. Jo-Ann Sensations Beautiful Yarn
The softest yarn you will ever feel. That is the main reason I love this yarn. It’s small, but so fuzzy. Because it is so small, it is tough to use by itself, that’s why I like to either mix it with Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn or make a replica of the body of a hat and use it as the inner linning for them. It only comes in eleven colors, which is just another reason for why you should mix it. Seriously though, this is the softest yarn I have ever felt.


3. Lion Brand Yarn Cotton-Ease
I’m not going to lie, Lion Brand makes some good yarns, and this is no exception. The best part of this yarn is how smooth it is. Because of that smooth quality, it is perfect for beanies and hats that are close to the head. What makes it even more suitable is the pull back that this yarn has. It’s half cotton, which gives it the softness, and half acrylic which gives it strength and pull back. It’s also got a decent amount of colors, both primary and the more vivid.

 

So this ones a new one to my favorites list, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. This yarn is like a close cousin of the Jo-Ann Sensations Beautiful Yarn. It’s very similar in softness, but has the aditionall strands of random yarns and fuzz to give it some extra thickness as well as a more spastic color, making it perfect for animal hair and fur. It’s extra thickness makes it so you don’t need to mix it with any other yarns to make hats, but it has the tendency to stretch without the pulling back that Lion Brand Yarn Cotton-Ease will give you.

So what are your favorite yarns and why? Comment on this post and get an extra entry into this months Awesome June Giveaway!!!

The Search is Over

People joked, called it a conspiracy, well I’m here to tell you it’s real. 
Yes, the great elusive Sasquatch has been found!
Okay, maybe not that, but still good news! A new item in the shop today!!
  
Originally I was going for Chewbacca, but he’s got a certain persona that’s hard to grasp.

These hats were made using my Aviator Earflap hat pattern, which is also available for purchase in the Etsy shop as well as Ravelry and Craftsy.

Aviator Earflap Hat Pattern!!

So I’ve got something a little bit different for you guys today. I came out with a new pattern for purchase in the Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy stores: the Aviator Earflap Hat. You can get the pattern HERE for just 3.50$.

 But that’s not all! I also am giving away the free instructions on how to add your own tassels to any hats you want! The instructions are also available in the purchased pattern as well as a lot more.

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So here’s the Aviator Earflap Hat pattern for purchase.

Purchase the pattern HERE <—

Don’t forget to add this pattern to your favorites on Ravelry and Craftsy, pin-it and share it on Facebook too!!

And here is the FREE instructions on how to make your very own tassles and add them to whatever hats you want!

—> Download the free tassel tie instructions HERE

Lastly, don’t forget to enter to win $50 to my Etsy this month by comenting on this post and purchasing the pattern above! For more ways to enter click HERE!!

New Fox Scat Color

Check out the new blood orange color added to the Fox Scarf – Hat (Scat) today! Here are some photo’s of it compared to the autumn orange. You can buy these hats or the pattern for them by clicking HERE or on any of the photo’s below.

Don’t forget to comment on this post to enter to win $50 to my Etsy! Check out the rules and stuff here (Ends June 30th). Check back later this week for a new pattern and a new hat!!