Peppermint Twist Hat – Christmas In July Free Crochet Pattern

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Half way through July-Oh My! I cannot believe how quick the year is flying by, we are only 6 months away from Christmas. So, to celebrate this mid-way point I want to offer you all my Peppermint Twist Hat pattern for FREE. This is such a fun and unique design you are sure to love.

Peppermint Twist hat crochet pattern

July 15th is a National Holiday for “giving something away”. I love the meaning behind this special day:

“Giving benefits us all… The giver also benefits. Giving not only makes us feel good but it teaches gratitude, too. Whether we give financially or by offering our skills and services, we lift others up. Our words can be a gift, too. Showing empathy, encouragement, and compassion to someone during a time of need may make us feel vulnerable, but it empowers those we offer it to as well.”

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-give-something-away-day-july-15/

Memories Of Peppermint & Christmas

When I think back on my childhood and Christmas time I think of all the goodies that are always readily available at parties. My favorite was homemade peppermints and how refreshing they were as they would melt in my mouth.

Homemade Peppermint Candies

The Design Inspiration

See those twists of color? That was the inspiration behind this whimsical hat design. My favorite is the red and white, but it is so fun in other colors as well.

Peppermint Twist Hat

The Peppermint Twist hat pattern comes in sizes from newborn up to adult. The hat is made as a flat piece that is a parallelogram, and then sewn together along the ends. This is an easy pattern that is fun to see different color combinations.

Materials:

  • Hook size J (6 mm)
  • Hook size K (6.5 mm)
  • 40-120 yards Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) in 2 colors – I used Red Heart Super Saver 
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissor

Stitches & Abbreviations Used:

  • Ch = Chain
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • Slst = Slip Stitch
  • 2Hdc = work 2 Half Double Crochets in the same stitch
  • Hdc2tog = Half Double Crochet the next 2 stitches together

Gauge Check:

Please check gauge for appropriate sizing, change hook to correct size to obtain gauge. Each size uses a different hook size, so find what hook is recommended for the size you plan on crocheting, them complete your gauge check accordingly.

With Hook J: 8 rows with 14 hdc = 4 inches square (newborn, 6-12 month, youth)

With Hook K: 7 rows with 12 hdc = 4 inches square (3-6 month, 12-24 month, adult)

Hat Sizing:

The sizing of the Peppermint Twist Hat is slightly different than other Sweet Potato 3 Patterns, this is due to the design of the hat and the stretch.

  • Newborn (13” around & 5” high not counting top twist – fits up to 14” circumference)
  • 3 to 6 Months (14” around & 5 ½ “ high not counting top twist – fits up to 15″ or 16″ circumference)
  • 6 to 12 Months (16″ around & 6” high not counting top twist – fits up to 18″ circumference)
  • Toddler (18 ½” around & 7” high not counting top twist – fits up to 20″ circumference)
  • Youth (20” around & 8” high not counting top twist – fits up to 22” circumference)
  • Adult (22” around & 9” high not counting top twist – fits up to 24” circumference)
    
Peppermint Twist Crochet Hat

Notes About The Peppermint Twist Hat Design

  • Count the beginning chain as a stitch in each row.
  • Switch color of yarn every 2 rows, fasten off and bury yarn as you go.
  • When measuring the completed item measure from top to bottom, not along the diagonal stripe.
  • Hat height measurement given is the length from the base/crown of the hat up to the gather (or part that sits on top of the head), the gathered top is not included.

Peppermint Twist Hat Crochet Pattern

  • Newborn, 6-12 month, youth sizes use Hook J (6.00 mm)
  • 3-6 Month, toddler, adult size use Hook K (6.50 mm)
  • pattern is written for the newborn size with subsequent sizes in parenthesis.
    • For example: hdc in the next 24 (24, 29, 29, 37, 37) correlates to hdc in next Newborn (3-6 month, 6-12 month, toddler, youth, adult).

R1: Ch 29 (29, 33, 33, 41, 41), 2hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 24 (24, 29, 29, 37, 37) st, hdc2tog, turn (28, 28, 32, 32, 40, 40)

R2: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in next 24 (24, 29, 29, 37, 37) sts, 2hdc in last st, turn (28, 28, 32, 32, 40, 40)

Change Yarn Color

R3: Ch 2, 2hdc in 1st st, hdc in next 24 (24, 29, 29, 37, 37) sts, hdc2tog, turn (28, 28, 32, 32, 40, 40)

R4-24(24, 28, 28, 32, 32): repeat rows 2 & 3 while continuing to change yarn color after every 2 rows.

Final Row: Lay hat flat, fold lower left corner over so it is aligned with the bottom edge. Next fold the upper right corner over. The bottom of your first row and the top of your last row will be aligned at an angle.

To crochet together, slst the sts from R1 and R24 (24, 28, 28, 32, 32) together. The ends that you are stitching together are at angles, match up the 1st sts and as you work each stitch the edges will come together to create the diagonal design. After sewing rows together, fasten off and bury ends. Turn hat right side out, this will leave the seam on the inside of the hat.

Drawstring: Ch 40 (40, 50, 50, 60, 60), fasten off. Drawstring should measure about 11″ (11″, 12″, 12″, 13″, 13″). From the top of the hat count down 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10) sts, weave the drawstring through the sts of each row. Pull drawstring tight, wrap until the ends of the chain are left, tie tightly and weave in loose ends.

Peppermint Twist Drawstring

More Christmas Crochet Patterns You May Enjoy

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Some Fun Ways Others are Celebrating “give something away day”

  • Check out a cute Hooded Tiger Blanket by Timmel Crochet – click HERE.
  • See How to Make a Crochet Dolphin by Creative Snugglies – click HERE.

Winter Wishes Ear Warmer – Crochet Pattern

My top selling pattern in 2020 was the Winter Wishes Scarf. The texture is amazing and it is a fun design so I decided to add to the collection and make a coordinating Winter Wishes Ear Warmer pattern.

The ear warmers are made in a rich mustard yellow and show off the amazing textures that are created in the stitches.

About the Winter Wishes Ear Warmer Pattern

The pattern comes in three sizes from child up to adult. The ear warmers work up quick with a worsted weight (#4) yarn and is crocheted with a size I (5.50 mm) hook.

Switch up the color, add striping yarn or ombre for an entirely new look. Check out some of the samples made by my pattern testers below:

Grab your copy of the Winter Wishes Ear Warmer today on:

More Patterns You May Love

If you love the Winter Wishes Ear Warmer make a point to check out the coordinating Scarf and Cowl

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Waves of Hope Hat – Crochet Pattern

The intricate details details of the stitch work shown in this gorgeous wave stitch shown in the Waves of Hope Hat. I love the simplicity of the design, a solid look with no interruptions. But, the pop of texture seen in the woven fibers is unbelievable.

Waves of Hope Crochet Hat Pattern

The Waves of Hope Hat

My fall back design is hats, I have been designing hats since Sweet Potato 3 began. I love how some can be so unique and have different looks based off of the way you make them: bottom up, top down and side to side.

I try to design a few of each hat types every year. This year I was looking through my top selling patterns and my Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon kept popping into my mind (check it out HERE). I think it is so popular because of the way the texture in the stitches just pops.

So, I decided to replicate that stitch in a design that you can make for just about anyone of any age, not just infants. The Waves of Hope hat comes in sizes for children up to adults. It’s a simple adjustment to alter the size of the hat. It can be worn slouchy, or just fold the brim for a more traditional look.

Waves of Hope Hat

The Wave Sttich

I made a quick video tutorial on how to work the Wave Stitch you see in the hat. I think you will love this stitch, just make sure you work those slip stitches loose. Check out the tutorial below:

Materials Needed for Waves of Hope Hat

  • Crochet Hook Size H (5.00 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
  • Approximately 190 -225 Yards in Main Color
  • Sample made in Mighty Stitch / color: Mint
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape

Check out my Testers Hat

I love how my tester added this adorable pom to her hat. And what can I say, I adore green!

Where to find the Waves of Hope Hat crochet pattern


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Dotty’s Dream Hat – Crochet Pattern

I love designing hats, especially when they are being made for someone specific and you have them in mind as you pick out the stitches and look you are trying to achieve. This year, I was honored to design a hat for my daughters dance teacher. I named the hat Dotty’s Dream Hat, check it out below:

Dotty's Dream Hat

Dotty’s Dream Hat Inspiration

You may be wondering why this hat is designed for her dance teacher. My daughter took dance for 5 years from Dotty and absolutely loved it. She decided to take a break and returned a few times but never liked the teachers like she liked Dotty, eventually she would quit. Dotty is great with the kids, she is kind and makes them want to work hard to be better.

Unfortunately, in late December Dotty found out she had breast cancer and was about to begin a long journey. Dotty has been such an inspiration to so many young girls and now she had a personal battle to fight!

Breast Cancer Awareness

The Design

The hat was designed with Dotty in mind including her cancer battle and her dancing spirit in mind. The easy part was picking these lovely pink yarns to use in the samples. I am so grateful to be able to say that Dotty finished her last chemo treatments just this last month. We will continue to pray for her recovery.


Next came the little details in the band of the hat. These small stitches matter, but I didn’t want it to be the same as every hat I design. Just like in dance, there is usually a certain flow that needs to happen but you want it to be different and to stick out so others will remember it. The band is made using a stitch that will work up more quickly than a traditional slip stitch band.

I made a quick video tutorial on how to work the Double Slip Stitch of the band. I think you will love this technique, it is fun and works up quicker than the traditional slip stitch bands. Check it out for yourself below:

Body of the Hat

Next came the main body of the hat. I wanted to have a feminine look to the stitch work. Something a little delicate but still creates some warmth. The repetitive stitches create a lovely look, don’t you think:

Materials Needed for Dotty’s Dream Hat

  • Crochet Hook Size G (4.0 mm)
  • Crochet Hook Size I (5.5 mm)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (#4) – approximately 180-225 Yards in Main Color
  • Sample (brighter pink) made in Lion Brand Jeans / color: Bermuda
  • Sample (lighter pink) made in Mighty Stitch / color: Blush
  • Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape

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Cross My Heart Hat & Gloves Crochet Pattern Set

I am always in search of a classy, cute, unique gift set I can make. My Popular Cross My Heart Scarf & Headband has always been a favorite of many, so I added a lovely hat and fingerless gloves!

I love how beautiful the stitches in the entire Cross My Heart Collection are, and they show off perfectly in the hat and fingerless gloves.

Cross My Heart Crochet Pattern Hat & Gloves

All About that Hat (Cross My Heart-that is)

The hat is designed to have a little slouch to it, this just enhances the look of the plush stitches as the fold in the creases that create the slouch.

The hat is made from the bottom up, with the band being crocheted in an almost knit looking stitch. This streamlined stitch is soft and creates just enough elasticity to shape the hat.

The hat comes in many sizes from toddler up through adult, so go ahead and make one for everyone in the family!

Fingerless Gloves

I have to admit, I love fingerless gloves and think they are one of the most practical accessories to wear. My hands are always cold, but I need to be able to use my fingers freely. So, fingerless gloves are a must!

Just like the hat, the gloves are made with the same plush stitches that create this unique crocheted fabric. The gloves work up quick and come in sizes from toddler up through adult. These gloves can make a great last minute gift idea.

The Sprightly Yarn – my new favorite!

I made the Cross My Heart hat and fingerless gloves in Sprightly Acrylic Worsted Weight yarn. I have had the opportunity to design with this amazing yarn on multiple occasions and I really enjoy working with it.

The yarn comes in many beautiful colors (I used Dusty Rose) which we all love. The yarn is the perfect weight for most projects, is very soft and washes up well. Check out the entire color line of Sprightly yarn by using this (affiliate) link by clicking HERE.

Were you can get the Cross My Heart Patterns

You can get the Cross My Heart Hat & Gloves as a set, which has a discounted price because you are getting both patterns together. But, if you already have one and only need the other, you can also get them separately.

Have you seen the rest of the Cross My Heart Collection? It includes so many fun pieces including a vest, scarf, headband, a triangle shawl and of course the hat and gloves.

Cross My Heart Collection

To find more information on the entire set of all these fun patterns you can click this LINK HERE.

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Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern

We are entering into the month of October and that means so much to me. October is Cancer Awareness Month. Many of us have unfortunately been touched by this horrible issue in our lives. Unfortunately, I lost a wonderful and amazing uncle 6 years ago to cancer. The Emerald Stone Hat was designed in honor of my uncle.

Emerald Liver Cancer Awareness

This year I wanted to focus on Liver Cancer in my hat design, the color of the awareness ribbon for liver cancer is, emerald. I find the emerald color beautiful. It is deep, rich in color and striking to look at. The meaning behind the emerald brings the color more meaning as well.

The emerald has extra benefits for those who align with its star sign, which may have helped many after ancient heroes discovered these traits giving psychological benefits: brings courage to face difficult trials, eases feelings of worry, enhances the benefits of reuniting with loved ones.

https://www.karmaweather.com/astrology-gemstones-crystals
Emerald of Hope

Explaining it a little further:

Called the “Stone of Successful Love,” Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love.

www.crystalvaults.com

Emerald Stone Hat

The Emerald Stone Hat, was made in a beautiful “emerald” color. While I was working up the stitches I kept thinking the design was looking like stones in a river bed. I find rivers to be peaceful and soothing to the soul. Emerald Stone Hat was easy to name due to the look and meaning behind the Emerald Stone and the connection to Liver Cancer and honoring my uncle.

Emerald STone Hat

The Emerald Stone crochet hat pattern comes in 3 sizes: child (3-12 years old), youth/womens, and adult/mens. Easily customize the hat with an oversized button or attach a pom to the top for a more youthful look.

Get the Emerald Stone Hat FREE

As part of the 2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge you can get a copy of the Emerald Stone Hat pattern for FREE. However, if you download a copy of the pattern, it is your PLEDGE to make a hat to donate to a local Cancer Center and/or patient. Grab your copy of the Emerald Stone Crochet Hat Pattern for FREE during the entire month of October on Ravelry. You must use the code “CC2019” at checkout, please make sure the discount applies before you order. Remember your FREE download is your PLEDGE to donate a minimum of 1 hat from the pattern by the end of 2019. To make a Pledge, get your copy of the pattern, HERE.

Use #CrochetCancerChallenge

To help spread the word about the Crochet Cancer Challenge we need your help. Please make your hats from the designs and post to your social media outlets. Use #CrochetCancerChallenge when posting on facebook, instagram, pinterest, twitter or anything else. Also, tag the designers who gave you the pattern to use. We all love a little love on social media and may even share your project on our page.

More links about the Cancer Challenge are below:

  1. Cancer Challenge Introduction, what is it, click HERE.
  2. What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE
  3. What type of yarn is recommended for the hats, click HERE
  4. Where should I donate my hats, click HERE
  5. A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE
  6. Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE

Stay Up To Date on the Cancer Challenge

Each day during the month of October a new designer will feature a hat for FREE in exchange for your pledge {just like I did}. If you want to make sure you stay up to date on the cancer Challenge this year and see all 31 designs all month long, make sure you either follow Sweet Potato 3 on facebook {click HERE} and/or join my Crochet & Conversations group on facebook, {click HERE}. There will be daily posts all month long featuring the designers and their new hat designs. Or you can sign up for my newsletter that will go out a few times each week:

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Cozy Twist Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

Are you in need of a fun last minute gift idea? Well, I have you covered! How about a Cozy Twist Ear Warmer that can be worn 2 different ways…

Some days you may not be sure you want a full beanie or just an earwarmer…. Now, I have designed a fun option just for you. The Cozy Twist Ear Warmer is an oversized, or extra wide, Ear Warmer. This is perfect for wearing a messy bun, a pony tail or when you just want a little extra warmth.

cozy twist ear warmer crochet pattern

PLUS, the design for the Cozy Twist Ear Warmers gives you 2 ways to wear it. Simply button it up along the seam to create a full ear warmer that nearly covers your entire head. OR, just “twist” before you button and you will get a fun twist in your ear warmer.

The crochet pattern comes in sizes for Toddler, Youth and Adult. Debating what yarn to use? The Ear Warmers can also be made using a DK weight yarn or a thin Worsted Weight Yarn. Just make sure you check your gauge and adjust your hook to make sure the final size comes out just right.

I chose a fun variegated yarn that I just love. This design would also look great in an ombre yarn and of course the bold stitches would really stand out in a solid yarn. Each ear warmer you make can have a totally different look.

cozy twist crochet pattern

Grab your copy of the Cozy Twist Ear Warmer Pattern on Ravelry: HERE 

cozy twist ear warmer pattern

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Braided Beanie – A Unique & Fun Crochet Pattern

Designing hats has always been so much fun, but it does get harder to come up with an idea that is different from what is already out in the crochet pattern world. However, when I stumbled upon a unique, eye catching new-to-me stitch I knew I had to incorporate it into my next hat design: The Braided Beanie.

  

Check out that Braid! have you ever crocheted anything like that? This is a stitch you will want to try and I included a photo tutorial AND a video to help you out. It really is pretty easy, but is probably easier to do after you watch how it is completed.

Add Pops on Color in the braided beanie

I personally love how you can made a simple beanie really pop with adding bold colors in the braid. You can coordinate the colors or select bold colors, whatever you like, I promise it will be amazing, check out a few I made below.

Crochet Pattern for Braided beanie

About the braided beanie pattern

The Braided Beanie pattern comes in sizes for: child, youth/ladies, adult/men. The beanie is made in a traditional worsted weight yarn. The pattern require the use of 2 crochet hook sizes. One size will be used for the main body of the hat and a larger hook for the braided single crochet rounds. The crochet hooks sizes needed are I (5.50 mm) and K (6.50 mm).

Pick out some fun coordinating colors with your favorite winter jacket or school colors. If you love poms on hats, it is fun to add the colors of the braid to the pom, or fur poms are always a great addition too.

Is the Braided Single Crochet going to be too hard to crochet?

Heck no! I have detailed written instructions, along with photo tutorials AND a video to walk you through the steps. Keep in mind, the braid is made in only 2 rows, after that, the pattern is easy peasy!

Texture in the Main Body of the Hat

The main body of the Braided Beanie has a fun textured stitch. One of my favorite parts of this stitch is that it works up quick (has the same height as a double crochet) and creates a nice thin fabric. If you haven’t worked the Herringbone Double Crochet, check it out and give it a try. I believe it will be a new favorite:

#HATNOTHATE Is An Anti-Bullying Campaign.

Have you heard about this amazing campaign that supports and encourages everyone to stand up to bullying.

We ask knitters and crocheters to make handmade blue hats and donate them to our cause. In October, National Bullying Prevention Month, we distribute the hats to schools across the country for students to wear, empowering them to stand up to bullying.

https://hatnothate.org/

I encourage you to read more and get involved with the #hatnothate campaign, get more information HERE.

The Crochetmous Crew is an inspiring group of crocheters and designers that are always doing wonderful things, join them HERE. They are big supporters of the #hatnothate campaign and I am excited to participate this year. I made a Braided Beanie in all blue just for the campaign.

Braided Beanie

Where to find the pattern

  • Etsy shop – click HERE
  • Ravelry shop – click HERE.

Have you seen the Braided Single Crochet Pocket Pillow?

If you love the look of the braided single crochet make sure to check out my other pattern using the stitch. These pocket pillows are fun, useful and are great to have at home, on your couch or bed. They are great to have in your RV or other places that need lots of storage. The pillows are also a fun way to give gifts, just fill those pockets with goodies!

Braided Sc

Check out details about the Pocket Pillows HERE.

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Slalom Slope Beanie Crochet Pattern

I love to release new patterns and this one tops the cake! The Slalom Slopes Beanie is a beautiful hat design with so much texture that you are sure to love it. I designs this hat for a dear friend of mine, who’s daughter was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer, at age 18. I was really trying to make a hat that was stylish for the young, warm, and full of texture.

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The Slalom Slope Beanie crochet pattern was made in sizes: Toddler, Child, Youth/Ladies and Adult/Men. Add a cute pom for that added spark of character to its look or make it in a messy bun style (instructions included in the pattern).

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Grab the Slalom Slope Beanie:

on Ravelry, HERE

or on Etsy, HERE.

The beautiful twisting cables reminds me of that first run on the ski hill in the morning. The joy the first run of the morning brings is so amazing. I hope this hat will warm your heart just like that first run warms your spirit!

Want a Discount?

For a LIMITED time, get the Slalom  Slopes Beanie for 50% off, on Ravelry only, through Tuesday December 12, 2017. You must use code “SLALOM” at checkout. 

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Woven Shells Hat & Cowl Crochet Pattern

I am so excited for the new Woven Shells Hat & Cowl Crochet Pattern. This was inspired by Jennifer in my Crochet & Conversation Group. Which by the way, if you are not a part of, you better come join us by clicking, HERE.

Last week I asked what stitches folks would like to see in a pattern. Jennifer posted the Woven Shells Stitch and I already had the cowl so decided to make a set and add a beautiful hat to go with it!

Woven Shells Set crochet pattern

A Beautiful Set to stay warm and look great

I love how the stitches used in the Woven Shells creates an actual weave look to them. The rich texture shows in the basic cowl design that lays flat with the folded neckline. The hat boasts the same woven look in the main body with a traditional ribbed brim.

Where to get the patterns:

If you get the Set which includes both the hat and cowl, you will get them at a discounted price. Or you can purchase the hat and/or cowl separately if you choose. I offer all options on the following sites (look further in the post to find the individual patterns):

  • Ravelry: Get the entire set HERE
  • Etsy: Get the entire set HERE

How about that Hat?

The Woven Shells Hat pattern comes in sizes for Child, Teen/Ladies, and Adult/Men. You can make it in a beautiful striping yarn, a solid color, or add a couple colors for some design pop. Then just decide if you want to add the optional pom… so many decisions you may just have to make more than one.

Woven Shells Hat Woven Shells Hat pattern

Grab the Woven Shells Hat pattern on Ravelry, HERE.

The Must Have Cowl

The Woven Shells Cowl comes in a one size and will fit most teens and adults, the pattern for just the cowl can be found on Ravelry, HERE.

Woven Shells Cowl

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Snow Drifter Hat Pattern & Faux Fur Pom Tutorial

I am so excited about my newest hat pattern release, the Snow Drifter Hat. The beautiful, fun and unique texture of this hat is very eye catching. A simple little pinch pleat on the brim of the hat is a cute touch of charm to the hat. The puff stitches that weave together create an appealing texture that you will enjoy creating as you crochet this hat that is perfect for a day in the snow.

Grab your copy of the Snow Drifter Hat Pattern on: Ravelry / Etsy / Craftsy

Find more details about materials used to make the Snow Drifter hat in the listings. Enjoy making it with or without the pom. If you like the faux fur pom, see the tutorial below on how to make your own.

  

Faux Fur Pom Tutorial

A couple weeks ago I ordered a couple online to add to a new hat design. I was so excited to receive them only to open the package and see that they were twice the size I was hoping for. A few of my wonderful fans on facebook had mentioned that they made their poms. So, I started to research how to make them. WOW… It is so easy!

I quickly made a new one and wanted to share with all of you how easy this really is. You can buy the faux fur at most crafts stores. Cut the fur into an oval about 3″ X 4″.

You may have to pull the loose fur off the edges. Doing this now will make the pom cleaner and shed free when you are done. Using a tapestry/yarn needle thread around the pom. These stitches do not need to be exact or uniform, they will be completely hidden when you are done. Add a small ball of fiber fill to the center of the oval.

 

Tie ends of yarn together and pull tight. Continue to pull, making sure the fiber fill is all enclosed inside the pom. Once the pom is completely closed, tie another knot to secure. Just like that you are done.

  

Use the yarn ends to attach the pom to a hat or other fun accessory. Tada, so cute!!!

This is the new Snow Drifter Hat design that I knew I wanted a faux fur pom on. Isn’t it fabulous!

Acorn / Pinecone Hat Crochet Pattern

Gearing up for fall festivities! Are you ready?

I spent the afternoon updating my Acorn / Pinecone Hat. This fun crochet pattern is ideal for fall weather. Not only is it warm but it is full of character. The bold puff stitches show off a perfect texture to look just like a pinecone. But, if you switch up the colors and add a leaf, it can totally pull off an Acorn!

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I sat down this afternoon to make one of these to fulfill an order. I have to admit, I was embarrassed that I had a pattern that was so unclear, especially when it came to stitch placement. Just minutes into crocheting the Pinecone Hat, I knew I had to update the entire pattern. And while I was doing that, why not add more sizes?

Now the pattern includes sizes from newborn up to adult. Make one for the entire family to show how Nutty your family really is (then send me a picture, because I really want to see this on a Christmas card)!

Grab your copy of the Acorn / Pinecone Hat on: Ravelry / Etsy / Craftsy

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Acorn Pinecone Hat

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Vanessa’s Vintage Cloche & Scarf

Everyone loves a touch of vintage charm. So, today I have a lovely pattern called the Vanessa’s Vintage Cloche and Scarf. This set has a beautiful texture in the main body of the hat and the scarf that will keep you warm. Each piece is then adorned with a beautiful and bold scallop accent to add that vintage touch.

Vanessas Vintage Cloche & Scarf

You can order the set that includes the cloche and the scarf here: Ravelry / Etsy 

Vanessa’s Vintage Set Pattern Details

The Cloche (hat) and Keyhole Scarf are both made in a DK weight yarn. DK weight yarn is a finer/thinner worsted weight yarn that isn’t quite thin enough to be considered a light (#3) yarn. Each piece is also made using a crochet hook I (5.5 mm).

Vanessa’s Vintage Cloche

The Vintage Cloche comes in sizes for children, youth/adult (small/medium), adult (large/Xlarge).

To order just the cloche you can find it on Ravelry by clicking HERE.

Vanessas Vintage Cloche

Vanessa’s Vintage Scarf?

The Vanessa’s Vintage Scarf has a fun and unique feature. Simply wrap the scarf around your neck and lace the end through the built in keyhole. This holds the scarf in place and adds a touch of charm to the design. The scarf comes in 3 sizes: child, adult, adult Xlarge

You can order just the scarf here: Ravelry

vanessas vintage scarf

Beautiful in all colors

I love the richness of the Vanessa’s set in the olive color shown above. I think this color resonates with me because my Great Grandmother wore olive all the time. Therefore, it brings back some very fond memories of her. But, I wanted to see it in a beautiful pastel color and choose this muted blue. Which one do you like better? I am pretty torn.

Vanessa's Vintage Crochet Pattern

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Convert A Cowl to A Hat

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Are you in search for a versatile crochet piece that can convert a cowl into a hat? Well, today is your lucky day! 

I love finding accessories that can be used in multiple ways. Especially, if it can change according to the weather that so often varies so much everyday. The chilly mornings, to warmer afternoons and back to an evening chill. 

I was very excited to come up with the Convert A Cowl Crochet Pattern and it is ready for you to crochet one for yourself. 

Tie it up high, it’s a hat

Convert A Cowl crochet pattern  

Tie it down low-it’s a cowl

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About the Convert A Cowl Pattern

The popular cowl/hat combo is the perfect accessory for this year! Made in a beautiful textured stitch that creates a soft drape to the hat and cowl. Simply tie the pom drawstrings together to make it a slouchy hat. Un-tie them and pull it over your head for a fun cowl.
 
The Convert A Cowl is made in worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Heartland and love the subtle variations in the mossy green color. The pattern comes in sizes for child, teen/ladies, adult/men’s.
 
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Where to find the pattern

Get your copy of the Covert a Cowl on:
 

Other Patterns You May Enjoy

The Wrap Me Tender Hooded Scarf is a traditional hood that has a scarf crocheted right into the bottom of the hood. It is a great versatile accessory, find the pattern by clicking HERE.

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Soccer Ball Crochet Hat Pattern

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Soccer Ball Hat Pattern
 
When I started selling completed crochet hats back in 2011, I had a custom request for a soccer ball hat. The request was for it to NOT be a plain white hat with black shapes sewn on. I searched high and low for a pattern and was having no luck!
 
So I grabbed my crochet hooks, my yarn and my son’s soccer ball; I was going to make this work! I was determined to figure something out.
 
My first hat probably took close to 12 hours to figure out. I crocheted and frog many times and came really close to giving up. But the picture above is proof that it turned out and was a hit!

How the Soccer Ball Hat became my first published pattern!

I listed that hat and sold 2 the first day. The even more exciting part was that I also received 3 messages from other crocheters asking where I got the pattern.
 
I told them I had looked for one forever and just made it up, to my surprise, each person I told that to requested the pattern and said they would purchase it. The thought of selling patterns had not crossed my mind.
 
It took awhile to decipher my notes, decide on a layout and have a few friends test the pattern for me. It was such a success I even branched out and started an entire pattern designing business, Sweet Potato 3!
 
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More About the Soccer Ball Hat pattern

The hat is made by making individual shapes and stitching them together. Once the shapes are stitched together you crochet around the base of the hat filling in the odd shapes with stitches of different heights to make it all align. 

Once the main hat is crocheted you can decide if you love it how it is, want to add a brim or if you would like ear flaps to your design. Each hat you make will have that traditional soccer ball look but can be changed with these design elements. 

Consider changing out the colors for a fun twist on a traditionally white and black hat, whichever color you choose, it will be a hit. 

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Where to get your copy of the Soccer Ball Hat pattern

The pattern is available in each all of my pattern shops:

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