I love to browse the internet for unique gifts and came across this video featured on Essence. Here are 3 perfect gifts for the holidays. Sorry guys already checked, most of them are out of stock, but thought I’d share. You can always purchase them at a later date. Check out the video:
My first slouch hat for 2017 for my grand baby who is going away for college in a week. She got a pair of Ugg’s in this pretty purple, but can’t find anything to go with it, so here’s an easy tutorial for you to crochet along with me. It’s quick but pretty and next we’ll do the cowl or to go along. If you can single crochet and crochet in the round, you’ve already got this tutorial pretty much nailed. If not, there’s a million tutorials from YouTube that you can grab a quick tutorial on single crochet stitching in the round and jump right back over here to make this hat once you’re comfortable with me. That’s all there is to it, really simple and soon you’ll have a super comfy stretchy slough hat, and the super duper bonus: It can be finished in a day, is very adjustable and only take 1 skein of yarn, so let’s get started. I’ll include a lot of pictures to help you, but I’m sure you won’t be needing to much help with this ridiculous easy hat. See you at the end.
First off I’ve found that using a hook larger than the instructions on the packaging will give you more of a slouchy look, especially with a single crochet stitch, so
Let’s start: Here’s what you’ll need:
Crochet Needles size H & L
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
We’ll also be marking the beginning of each round. The hat is worked in continuous rounds, do not join at the end of each round.
Mark the beginning of each round. When the pattern states to make “2 sc in each stitch”, this means that you will place 2 single crochet stitches into the one stitch. This is called an increase. If you want the base of the hat to fit differently, for example to be smaller or larger, you can use either a smaller or larger hook than the Size H when it comes to that point in the pattern. The Size H will create a hat that is one size fits most. The Size L hat gives you a slightly larger and more slouchy hat.
Starting with the H hook
Round 1- 6 sc into second ch from hook (pull tail to tighten)
Round 2- 2 sc in each stitch around (12 stitches)
Round 3 *1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. (18 stitches)
Round 4 *1 sc in next two stitches, 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. (24 stitches)
Round 5 *1 sc in next three stitches, 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. (30 stitches)Round 6 *1 sc in next 4 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. (36 stitches)Round 7 *1 sc in next 5 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. (42 stitches)Round 8 *1 sc in next 6 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. (48 stitches)Round 9 * 1 sc in next 7 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch. Repeat from * around. (54 stitches)Round 10 Sc in each stitch aroundRepeat round 10, working in continuous rounds (you don’t need to join or chain at the end of rounds) until hat measures approximately 10″ inches from top of hat, to bottom of hat when laying flat.Once your hat measures approximately 10″ inches from top to bottom, change hooks and begin using your Size H 5.0 mm hook.With your size H hook, repeat round 10, working in continuous rounds for approximately 1.5″ inches. Once you’ve made 1.5″ inches of rounds with your size H hook, skip one stitch and tie off. By skipping a stitch, rather than tying off in the next stitch, you will avoid making a small step or bump. Weave in ends.
Quick video on making your own inexpensive iron board cover. It was quick, easy and pretty. Check it out~!
Hey friends, I created a blanket for my grand baby with a fleece backing to keep her warm. She needed it for nap time at school and its finished finally.