Harry Potter Newborn Hat and Necktie Onesies


When one of my dearest childhood friends announced recently that he is expecting twins, I knew exactly what I needed to make him for a baby gift. It needed to have something to do with Harry Potter, because him and his wife adore the wizard in world and even had a subtle undertone of such at their wedding a couple years ago. It needs to be gender neutral, or easily transferred to the other gender, since it’s still too early to know for certain, AND dr’s still mess up from time-to-time. It really was a no-brained. I’m going to make them some Harry Potter beanies (with removable flower clips). As I did some quick research, I also decided to make some necktie appliqués that I could sew onto some onesies to make it a more complete “costume”. So, like always, you guys get to enjoy the patterns 😊

Materials Needed

  • Three different hook sizes: K/6.5, J/6.0, E/3.5
  • Worsted weight yarn in the proper colors: Slytherin – Green and Grey, Ravenclaw – Blue and White, Hufflepuff – Yellow and Black, Gryffindor – Maroon and Gold
  • Hair clippers for the flowers
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends and attaching the appliqués to the onesies
  • Onesies in newborn sizes

Basic Hat

With the J/6.0 sized hook, choose which colors you want to use, and starting with the main color (which is listed first in the list above ^), ch 2.

RND 1: Work 8 sc stitches all in the second ch from hook (8), do not ss to join, do not ch 1, do not turn. These hats are worked in one continuous round. Use a stitch marker if you need to keep track of the start of each RND.

RND 2: Work 2 sc stitches in each stitch around (16)

RND 3: Hdc 1, *Work 2 dc in the next, dc 1* (24)

RND 4: *Dc 2, Work 2 dc in the next* (32)

RNDs 5-11: dc all the way around (32, 224 total)

Finish Off: hdc, sc, ss, finish off.

Making the Stripe

With the largest hook (K/6.5 MM) and secondary color, starting at the bottom of the hat and working in 5e middle of the dc stitches, LOOSELY ss all the way up.

The Flower

With the smaller E/3.5 sized hook and starting with the paler color (grey, gold, yellow, or white)

RND 1: ch 2, Work 10 sc stitches all into the second ch from hook. Ss to first to join.

Color change to the darker color (green, maroon, black, or blue, respectively)

For each petal: *ch 2, dc in same stitch, dc, ch 2, ss in same stitch, ss* Repeat four more times to make five petals

Finish off and attach to the hair clippies

The Necktie

With the E/3.5 sized hook, and main color, ch 10

ROW 1: skipping second ch from hook and sc 7, sc2tog (8), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 2: sc 6, sc2tog (7), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 3: sc 5, sc2tog (6), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 4: sc 4, sc2tog (5), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 5: sc 3, sc2tog (4), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 6: sc 2, sc2tog (3), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 7: sc all the way across (3), ch 1 and turn

ROW 8: inc, sc 2 (4), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 9: sc across (4), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 10: sc 3, inc (5), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 11: sc across (5), ch 1 and turn

ROW 12: inc, sc 4 (6), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 13: sc across (6), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 14: sc 5, inc (7)ch 1 and turn.

ROW 15: sc across (7) ch 1 and turn.

ROW 16: inc, sc 6 (8), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 17: sc across (8) ch 1 and turn.

ROW 18: sc 7, inc (9) ch 1 and turn.

ROW 19: sc across (9), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 20: sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog (7), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 21: sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog (5), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 22: sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog (3), ch 1 and turn.

ROW 23: sc3tog (1), ch 1 and finish off

With a yarn needle, take some of the secondary color and stitch the stripes into the Necktie

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You can do whatever you want with it, now. I decided to hand-sew the neckties onto some newborn onesies using the main colors. I’d LOVE to see what sort of crafts you do with these Necktie appliqués, so share your pictures, and you might just get featured in my monthly newsletter!

Sleeping Beauty *FREE* Crochet Pattern


Aurora. Her name is Aurora. Why is that so hard for people to remember? And if you do call her Aurora, no one knows who you are talking about. Just one of my pet peeves I guess. I know it doesn’t even matter. I mean, whether I know Sleeping Beauty is called Aurora or not…it’s not going to keep me out of heaven (unless I do in a mad rampage and declare a personal vendetta against everyone who doesn’t know her name…but that is drastic! And not going to happen).

Anyways, I’ve made several Crochet patterns for a few of the Disney Princceses already: Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Rapunzel, and Alice in Wonderland (even though some of those aren’t technically princesses). I’m in the process of updating my current patterns, but most of the afore mentioned can be found in my Etsy shop. So, when I had someone ask me for a Sleeping Beauty crochet pattern, I cringed a little inside, because she does have a name, and then I happily set to work!

Unfortunately, I’ve only finished the 0-6 month crochet pattern so far. But, fortunately, because I also haven’t had this Crochet Pattern tested, you get to enjoy it for *FREE*!! It comes with the crochet pattern to make a dress that will fit A typical infant in the 0-6 month clothing range, a crown, and a pair of precious little slippers.

I sure would appreciate some feedback on this pattern as well, since it is untested.

So, What Do You Need To Make You Own?

  • Hook size H/8 – 5.00MM
  • Hook size F/5 – 3.75MM
  • Worsted weight yarn in desired colors (I like using Red Heart Super Saver or Caron Simply Soft, but any brand should work just fine) in medium pink and light pink, white, and gold.
  • Any additional embellishments to make the dress pretty!
  • Large buttons for back closure.
  • Tapestry needle is optional for sewing in ends

What Crochet Stitches Are Used In This Pattern?

  • Tutorial For Aurora CostumeCh – Chain – YO, pull through
  • Ss – Slip Stitch – Insert hook, YO, pull through both loops on hook
  • Sc – Single Crochet – Insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through both loops on hook
  • Sc2tog – Single Crochet 2 Together – Insert hook into first stitch, YO, pull through, insert hook into second stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through all loops on hook
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet – YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through all loops on hook
  • Dc – Double Crochet – YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through one loop on hook, YO, pull through remaining loop on hook
  • HTrc- Half Treble Crochet – YO twice, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through one loop on hook, YO, pull through remaining loops ok hook.

Is The Gauge Important For This Crochet Pattern?

Yes, yes, yes, yes. It is! It doesn’t take long to work a gauge swatch, and it could mean the difference between making a preemie dress, or a 6-month sized dress. Just suck it up, Crochet the swatch, take the measurements, frog it, and then work the pattern. Alright?

With h hook, ch 21

ROW 1: sc in second chain from hook and all the way across (20)

ROW 2: ch 1, turn, sc all the way across (20)

ROW 3: ch 2, turn, D.C. All the way across (20)

Repeat Row 2, Repeat ROW 3, Repeat ROW 2 again and finish off.

Your swatch should measure 2.25 x 6 inches, adjust your hook accordingly ☺

On To The Crochet Pattern!!!

Say Yes To This Dress

Aurora Crochet Dress PatternDress is worked from the bottom up. Starting with h-sized hook and ruffle color (white), ch 77

RND 1: Sc in second ch from hook and all the way around. (76) being careful not to twist, ss to first sc to join into a large circle.

RND 2: (Scallop round) Repeat the following all the way around: *skipping the next two stitches, work 7 dc into the third. Skip the next two sc and ss into the third*. There should be a total of 13 scallops.

Finish off.

Working on the other side of the starting chain, insert light pink. Work RND 3 into the front loops only.

RND 3: (Ruffle round) ch 4, ss in the second space. Repeat the following all the way around: *ch 4, skip first space and ss in the second*. Ss to first to join (39 ruffles). Finish off.

RND 4: Working in the back loops this time, insert the dark pink and sc around (76) ss to first to join.

RND 5: (V-Stitch round): ch 2, turn. Ch 2 more, D.C. In the same stitch. Repeat the following all the way around: *skip 2, (dc, ch 2, dc)* ss to first to join.

Sleeping Beauty Crochet DressRND 6: (Cluster round) ss into the ch-2 space, ch 2, work the following (yo, insert hook, yo, pull through, yo pull through two loops on hook (two loops remaining), yo, insert hook, yo pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook, to, pull through remaining three loops on hook). Repeat the following all the way around: *ch 2, work a cluster stitch in the next ch-2 space* (see note below). Ss to first to join (25 clusters)

NOTE Cluster Stitch: yo, insert hook, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook (two loops left on hook), yo, insert hook, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook (three loops left on hook), yo, insert hook, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook, yo, pull through remaining four loops on hook.

RND 7: ch 2, work 3 dc in each ch-2 space all the way around (76), ss to first to join.

OPTIONAL: to add length to the skirt portion of the dress, {ch 2 and Repeat the following all the way around: *dc* (76), ss to first to join.} Repeat the {} until desired additional length is reached.

RND 8: ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around: *dc 9, dc2tog* (70), ss to first to join.

RND 9: ch 2, dc 4, Repeat the following 6 times: *dc2tog, dc 8*, dc 4, (63), ss to first to join.

RND 10: ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around: *dc2tog, dc 7* (56), ss to first to join.

RND 11: ch 2, dc 3, Repeat the following 6 times: *dc2tog, dc 6*, dc 3 (49), ss to first to join.

RND 12: ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around: *dc 5, dc2tog* (42), ss to first to join.

Crochet Dress PattenContinue on into the bodice of the dress. Do not finish off.

RND 13: ch 2, working in the BLO (back loops only) for this round, dc all the way around (42), ss to first to join.

OPTIONAL: to add length to the bodice portion of the dress, {ch 2 and Repeat the following all the way around: *dc* (42), ss to first to join.} Repeat the {} until desired additional length is reached.

OPTION: You can continue working in the round, joining with a ss at the end of each RND, or as I have it written, you can leave the back of the dress open and create button holes. If you choose the former option, don’t forget to “ss to first to join”, and do not turn. ☺

RND 14: ch 2, turn, working in both loops again, dc all the way around (42)

RND 15: ch 4 (button hole), turn, dc all the way around (42)

RND 16: ch 2, turn, dc all the way around (42)

RND 17: ch 4 (button hole), turn, dc all the way around (42), color change to white (or sleeve color)

RND 18: ch 1, turn, sc 8, ch 12, skip 5 stitches, sc 16, ch 12, skip 5 stitches, sc 8.

RND 19: ch 1, turn, sc 8, work 12 sc into the ch-12 space, sc 16, work 12 sc into the ch-12 space, sc 8 (56).

RND 20: ch 1, turn, sc 7, Sc2tog, sc 10, Sc2tog, sc 14, Sc2tog, sc 10, Sc2tog, sc 7 (52).

RND 21: ch 4 (button hole), turn, sc 6, Sc2tog, sc 9, Sc2tog, sc 13, Sc2tog, sc 9, Sc2tog, sc 7 (48) finish off.

Skirt Ruffle

This is the drape that hangs down on top of the skirt that is the typical look of the Disney Princess style (specifically Aurora or Sleeping Beauty). Locate the first round of the bodice where you dc in just the back loops. Locate the back center of these loops (where the seam is), count over 5 stitches, draw up a loop of light pink, and continue with the first side ruffle.

Crochet Disney PrincessSide ruffle: ROW 1: ch 2, dc 10 (10)

ROW 2: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc 6, dc2tog (8)

ROW 3: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc 4, dc2tog (6)

ROW 4: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc 2, dc2tog (4)

ROW 5: ch 2, turn, dc2tog twice (2), ch 1 and finish off.

Crochet 6-month DressFront Ruffle: count over 1 stitch, draw up a loop

ROW 1: ch 1, sc 11 (11)

ROW 2: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 7, sc2tog (9)

ROW 3: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog (7)

ROW 4: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog (5)

ROW 5: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 1, sc2tog (3)

ROW 6: ch 1, turn, sc3tog (1), ch 1 and finish off.

Count over 1 stitch, draw up a loop, and create the other side Ruffle.

Count over 1 stitch, draw up a loop and create the back Ruffle (same as the front Ruffle).

Optional: insert hook into the side of any Ruffle and sc all the way around. Sc2tog in the “valleys” and ch 3 on the “peaks” of each Ruffle.

Crown

Crochet Crown Pattern
Using f-sized hook and gold color, ch 51

RND 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc 21, hdc 1, dc 1, htrc 1, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 23 (50), being careful not to twist, ss to first to join making a large hoop.

RND 2: ch 1, sc 22, hdc 2 in the next, dc 2 in the next, htrc 2 in the next, dc 2 in the next, hdc 2 in the next, sc 23 (55), ss to first to join.

RND 3: ss 21, work 2 hdc in each of the next 2, dc 1, ch 2, ss in second ch from hook, dc 1, work 2 hdc in each of the next 2, sc 2, ss 22 (59), finish off and add desired embellishments.

Slippers

Crochet Newborn SlippersMake 2 of these using F-sized hook and dark pink color, ch 10

RND: 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc 7, work 5 sc all into that last stitch. Now, working on the opposite side of that starting ch, sc 7, work 2 sc both into that last stitch (22), ss to first to join.

RND 2: ch 1, hdc 7, work 2 hdc in each of the next 5, hdc 7, work 2 hdc in each of the last 2 (30) ss to first to join.

RND 3: ch 1, hdc 12, work 2 hdc in each of the next 3, hdc 12, work 2 hdc in each of the last 2 (36), color change to white, ss to first to join.

RND 4: ch 1, hdc all the way around (36), ss to first to join.

RND 5: ch 1, hdc 12, dc2tog six times, hdc 12 (30), ss to first to join.

Baby Slippers
RND 6: ch 1, sc 12, dc2tog 4 times, sc 11 (28), color change to light pink, ss to first to join.

RND 7: ss all the way around (28) and finish off.

Attach buttons to the back of the dress and embellish as desired. I added sequins in a few choice positions, you can make flowers, hearts, use beads, bows, or other jewelies. This is even precious without anything extra.

DIY Princess Crown

Free Crochet Sleeping Beauty Costume PatternFree Crochet PatternCrochet Button Holes

Alice in Wonderland Newborn Dress


How many of you are Wonderland enthusiasts? I know that love has been rekindled recently thanks to the new movie “Alice Through the Looking Glass”. A couple of weeks ago I had someone ask me to crochet them an “Alice in Wonderland” dress for a newborn shoot and of course I had to oblige. I just cannot resist those special requests (to make your own, just email me at familybugs@gmail.com!). And of course, anytime I crochet a new creation, I also have to design the pattern for how to make it. It’s sort of like an impulsive disease or something 🙂 So, without further ado, the newborn size of my Alice in Wonderland dress is now available for free for all of my wonderful readers! The other sizes will be coming soon (hopefully later in this month) and will be available for purchase in my ETSY store 🙂

MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Hook size H (5.00 MM), F (3.75 MM)
  • Worsted weight yarn, in two colors (For an actual Alice in Wonderland replica, light blue and white).

APPROXIMATE FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • Skirt Length – 6”
  • Bodice Length – 3.5”
  • Top of sleeves to bottom of skirt (entire dress length) – 12”
  • Width of waste – 12” around
  • Width of bottom of skirt – 21” around
  • Arm hole – 3” around

GAUGE (with h hook)

  • Row 1: Ch 21, sc in second chain and all the way across (20) ch 1, turn.
  • Row 2: sc in each sc across (20). Ch 2, turn.
  • Row 3: dc in each sc across (20). Ch 1, turn.
  • Row 4: repeat row 2
  • Row 5: repeat row 3
  • Row 6: sc in each space across (20) finish off.
  • Your swatch should measure 2.25 x 6 inches. If it is smaller than that use a larger hook and try again. If it is larger, use a smaller hook.

SKIRT

Designer notes: Dress is worked from the bottom up. Using white (or color of bottom skirt ruffle) Ch 78

RND 1: Sc in second ch from hook and all the way across. (77) Being careful not to twist, Ss to first sc to join into a large circle.

RND 2: (Scallop round) Repeat the following around *skipping the next 2 stitches, work 7 dc in the third. Skip the next two sc and and ss in the third.* There should be a total of 13 scallops. End this round with a ss in the same stitch that you started from.

Finish off.

Working on the other side of the beginning chain (which is the opposite side of the scallop trim you just made), insert the light blue (or main skirt color) in front loop only.

RND 3: (Ruffle round) Ch 3, ss in the second space. Repeat the following all the way around *Ch 3, skip next space and ss in the second*. Ss to first to join (39 ruffles). Ch 2 (does not count as dc here or throughout pattern), turn.

RND 4: Working in the back loop this time, Dc 77 all the way around. Ss to first to join (76).

RND 5: Ch 2, turn. Dc2tog, Dc 15, dc2tog, dc 15, dc2tog, dc 23, dc2tog, dc 15. Ss to first to join (73)

RND 6: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7, dc2tog, dc 14, dc2tog, dc 7, dc2tog, dc 14, dc2tog, dc 14, dc2tog, dc 6. Ss to first to join (67)

RND 7: Ch 2, turn. Dc2tog, Dc 18, change to white and in BLO (Back loops only), dc2tog, dc 24, dc2tog, change back to light blue and in both loops again, dc 19. Ss to first to join (63)

RND 8: Ch 2, turn. Dc 8, dc2tog, Dc 9, change to white, dc2tog, dc 22, dc2tog, change back to light blue, dc 9, dc2tog, dc 8. Ss to first to join (62)

RND 9: Ch 2, turn. Dc2tog, Dc 16, change to white, dc2tog, dc 20, dc2tog, change back to light blue, dc 17. Ss to first to join (63)

RND 10: Ch 2, turn. Dc 8, dc2tog, Dc 8, change to white, dc2tog, dc 18, dc2tog, change back to light blue, dc 8, dc2tog, dc 7. Ss to first to join (62)

RND 11: Ch 2, turn. Dc2tog, Dc 14, change to white, dc2tog, dc 16, dc2tog, change back to light blue, dc 14, dc2tog. Ss to first to join (63)

RND 12: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7, dc2tog, Dc 6, change to white, dc2tog, dc 14, dc2tog, change back to light blue, dc 6, dc2tog, dc 7. Ss to first to join (45)

RND 13: Ch 2, turn. Dc2tog, Dc 12, change to white, dc2tog, dc 12, dc2tog, change back to light blue and in both loops again, dc 14. Ss to first to join (42)

RND 14: Ch 2, turn. Dc 15, change to white, dc2tog, dc 10, dc2tog, change back to light blue, dc 13. Ss to first to join (40)

BODICE

OPTION: You can work the bodice in the round (as with the skirt), joining with a slip stitch and turning your work, OR, you can leave out the slip stitch that joins each round, leaving it opened in the back and working in button holes later. If you choose the latter option, don’t forget to leave out the slip stitch at the end of each round, and follow the directions on the last page about making button holes 🙂

RND 15: Ch 2, turn. Dc 14, change to white, dc 12, change back to light blue, dc 14. Ss to first to join (40)

RNDs 16-20: Repeat RND 15

STRAPS

With white and H hook, make two: Ch 17. Dc in third ch from hook, Dc in each stitch across (15). Finish off. Attach both Dc chains into the bodice with 8 stitches in between in front and back; 7 stitches in the underarm.

SLEEVES

RND 1: Working with the light blue, Insert hook in the back corner where the strap meets the bodice. Draw up a loop and ch 1, working around the strap, sc 2. Work 2 hdc both in the next space, work 2 hdc both in the next. Work 2 dc in each of the next 8 stitches, work 2 hdc in the next, and sc 3 (note the image – >). (26 stitches)

RND 2: Turn, do NOT ch any, Skip first sc (note the image <-) and sc 2, hdc 4, dc 12, hdc 4, sc 3 (26).

RND 3: Repeat RND 2

RND 4: Turn, do NOT ch any, Skip first sc and sc 2, hdc2tog twice, dc2tog 6 times, hdc2tog twice, sc 3 (15).

RND 5: Turn, do NOT ch any, Skip first sc, sc 2, sc2tog 5 times, sc 3 (10)
Designer’s note: For a chubbier-armed infant, leave out RND 5. RND 6 will have a total of 17 stitches.

RND 6: Ch 1, turn, sc all the way around the sleeve, ss to first to join. (12) Finish off.

APRON RUFFLES

Locate the FLO from RND 4 of the skirt. Insert hook and draw up a loop. Repeat the following all the way across: *Skip 2 stitches, work 7 dc in the next, skip 2 stitches, ss* for a total of 5 ruffles along the bottom of the apron. Finish off and weave in ends.

HEART EMBELISHMENT

Ch 4, in the fourth ch from hook work the following: Htrc, dc, hdc 2, sc, ch 1, sc, hdc 2, dc, htrc, ch 3, ss. Finish off 🙂

BUTTON CLOSURE

Optional: if you left the back open instead of working the slip stitches at the end of each row, here is how to finish that off.
Insert your hook in the back center, in between the two sides. Ch 1.

ROW 1: Choose which side is going to have the button holes and work 2 sc each dc row and 1 sc in the sc rows. Go all the way up to the neckline. Chain three and turn.

ROW 2: Skip the next two sc and sc in the third (this is your first button hole). Sc 3-4 more. Chain 2, skip two sc and sc in the third (there is another button hole). Sc 3-4 more, depending on how close together you want your button holes all the way back down to the skirt. Sc in the first sc that you made.

ROW 3: Without removing your hook or changing anything start on the other side, working 2 sc in the side of every dc row, and 1 sc in the side of every sc row. All the way to the neckline. Ch 1, turn.

ROW 4: Sc in each sc all the way back down to the skirt. Finish off. Sew on your buttons, making sure that they line up with your holes.

Pikachu Crochet Pattern :-)


IMG_1710Memorial day weekend was rainy and cold in West Texas where I hail from. So, I took advantage of the time and finished up several crochet patterns that have been needing some final touches. I am very exited to announce that Pikachu has been published and is ready for purchase from my ETSY SHOP. And as with all of my crochet patterns, you DO have permission to sell any finished products made from my patterns, but please do not copy or redistribute the pattern itself. Also, I am not affiliated with Nintendo…

But, isn’t it just cute! I really like how the tail turned out. There are three different sizes available 0-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-24 months. Which includes like 6 different hat sizes, but it’s all good 🙂 Super easy to read pattern with lots of pictures to talk you along the way, you don’t have to be an expert crochet-er to figure it out. Basic stitches (Chain, Single Crochet, Half-double Crochet, Single Crochet two Together (Sc2tog), Slip Stitch, and that’s really it!).

You can always go HERE to check out all of Family Bugs’ crochet patterns (several of them are *FREE*), and share the love on Pinterest and facebook!!

Wonderwoman Crochet Pattern!!


IMG_1736I am very exited to announce the release of Wonderwoman to my list of superhero crochet patterns for infants and toddlers!! There are three different sizes available 0-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-24 months. As always, I DO give permission for anyone to sell any finished products they make from my patterns, but please, do not copy or redistribute the pattern itself in any way!

It can be a dress-up outfit, or a halloween costume, or even an adorable swim-suit! I just love how it turned out 😀 Go check it out in my ETSY SHOP!! It is a real easy pattern to work-up, you don’t have to be an expert crochet-er to figure it out. Basic stitches (Chain, Single Crochet, Half-double Crochet, Single Crochet two Together (Sc2tog), Slip Stitch, and that’s really it!).

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Looking for artistic inspiration


While I have not been active with blogging, I have been super active with crocheting (and selling).  I’ve got a darling little crochet doll pattern that has almost 20 different outfits that she/he can wear, and with cranking out 3-4 different crochet patterns for my little doll a month, I’ve gotten a bit burned out.  So…where do I go when I need to recharge, or find some more inspiration?

  • A different craft.  I also enjoy painting, sewing, scrap booking, and a myriad of other artistic creationism.  Not only can this give you a bit of an artistic break, but you can discover a different kind of inspiration.
  • Take a break.  Give yourself a bit of a hiatus, take a week, or a whole month, and just stop working on your craft.
  • Learn a new technique for the same craft.  Learn a new stitch, or a different method for doing what you are already doing.
  • Offer a new product.  Take a week, put your etsy shop on vacation (or extend shipping times), and create a new product to offer to your consumers.
  • Buy new supplies.  Get some new paint, some fancy new yarn, maybe a new lens to play with on your camera.
  • Let someone else “play” with your product.  Just recently my Mother-in-Law got a hold of a few of my crochet dolls, and she has spiced them up a bit, adding ribbon here, bows there, beads in between.  While they were super cute to begin with, she’s made them even more adorable and given me some new ideas!
  • Change your crafting location.  Sometimes simply moving your person can be enough to inspire you.  If you normally create on the couch (like I do), try moving to the dining room table, or go to the park, or camp out in your bed.
  • Search online.  Put the word “art” behind your crafts (like, I would search “crochet art”), in the google search bar and witness the wonders that pop up in the images.
  • Have someone else make you accountable.  I have a crochet-a-long that I host for my little crochet dolls.  I have already promised 1-2 new outfits for every single month of the year (2014).  I have been a bit late from time to time, but sometimes, just knowing that I’ve got 20-30 other people looking forward to these patterns is enough to keep me hooking.

I know that in the world of selling your artistic creations, it can become tedious, monotonous, and sometimes just plain right dull to make the same things over and over and over again, in the same way, with the same colors.  But, that doesn’t mean that you are ready to quit altogether.  So, before you delete your business altogether, try mixing it up a bit, and bringing that initial joy and excitement back into your craftings!!

What are some things that YOU do to bring the inspiration back to your craft-makings??

Elsa *inspired* crochet dress pattern


Elsa *inspired* crochet dress pattern

This is *suppose* to be a crochet dress inspired by the intriguing and beautiful Queen Elsa from the Disney’s Movie Frozen. From the polls I’ve taken so far, 100% of people agree that it is GORGEOUS, and only 50% of people agree that it does, indeed, remind them of Queen Elsa. Hhmmnn…I have yet to make up my mind about it, do you have any ideas?

Also: I am needing a few crochet pattern testers who are willing to work with crochet thread to work through this crochet pattern and provide some feedback. If you are interested, please leave a comment below and I will get in touch with you!

Basic Beanie Free Crochet Pattern 2.0!


img_0854UPDATED (March 4, 2014)

Free crochet patterns for EVERY beanie size you could possibly want from Preemie all the way up to adult large.  My originally posted corhcet patterns for these beanies can be found HERE, just in case you are interested, but seeing as it was one of my earlier crochet patterns ever written, it is quite poor in quality and understand-ability (sure, that can be a word).  So, I re-worked my crochet pattern and now have it available to the public!

Stitches required

  • Ch – Chain – Yo, pull through
  • Ss – Slip Stitch – Insert hook, Yo, pull through both loops on hook
  • Dc – Double Crochet – Yo, Insert hook, yo, pull through, yo, pull through two loops on hook, yo, pull through remaining two loops
  • Inc – Work 2 Dc both into the next stitch

Materials Needed

Starting off with these basic beanie crochet patterns you could make all sorts of different hats: striped, mohawk, owl, monster, with earflaps, newsie, simple, with flowers…And, as always, if you have any questions about any of these, or need any help along the way, please do not hesitate to shoot me an email {familybugs (AT) gmail (DOT) com}.

Please note that the Ch 2 that occurs at the beginning of each round does NOT EVER count as a dc stitch throughout the crochet patterns.

These patterns are based off of the measurements taken from Bev’s Size chart, if you aren’t sure about sizing measurements…well, I’ve included that too!
Clover “Shiro” Tape Measure

  • Newborn: Head Circumference 13″ – 14 ”  33-36cm; hat circ = 11.5″ – 13″ Hat height = 5.5 to 6″ 13-15 cm
  • Baby – 3 to 6 months: Head Circumference: 14″ – 17 ”  36-43 cm; Hat height= 6.5 – 7″ 15-18 cm
  • Baby – 6 to 12 months: Head Circumference: 16″ – 19 ”  41-48 cm ;  Hat height = 7.5″  18 cm
  • Toddler – preschooler (12 months – 3 years): Head Circumference: 18″ to 20 ” 46 -48 cm; Hat height = 8″  20 cm
  • Child (3 – 10 years): Head Circumference: 19″ – 20 1/2″  48-51 cm; Hat height =8.5″  22cm
  • Pre-teens and Teens  Hat: Head Circumference: 20 1/2″ – 22″   53 -56 cm; height 9-10″  25 cm
  • Adult Woman: Head Circumference:  21.5″ – 22.5″  Hat height = 11″
  • Adult Man: Head Circumference:  23″ – 24″  58.4 cm – 61 cm; Hat height = 11″-11.5″

Gauge Swatch – This is used to determine if your tension and hook is going to create a similarly sized product at the end.  After completing this, if your swatch measures larger, you might want to choose a smaller hook and complete another gauge swatch.  If your swatch measures smaller, choose a larger hook and try again.
Ch 16
ROW 1: Sc in second ch from hook and all the way across (15) Ch 2, turn.
ROW 2: Dc all the way across (15) Ch 1, turn.
ROWs 3, 5: Repeat Row 1
ROWs 4, 6: Repeat Row 2
Finish off.  Swatch should measure pretty close to 5.5” X 3

Why double crochet? You might ask.  Well, double crochet is fast, relatively easy, and I think that it still results in a really warm product.  The looser stitches trap more air between the fibers and air is an incredible insulator (that is if you can trap it)!  Also, the looser stitching will result in a hat that has more stretch and give to it, which is more likely to fit all sorts of head shapes and sizes 😀  So, ENJOY!!

Feel free to use and distribute the finished hats however you would like, I don’t mind finished hats being sold from these patterns (That’s what I do with them), or for charity purposes, or auctions…or personal use…turn it upside down and use it as a bowl, add some handles and use it as a bag…skies the limit!

Preemie Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT counts as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc (21) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 3: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (28). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 5-7: Repeat RND 4.

Newborn Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 16 dc (16). Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc (24) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 3: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 2 (32) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (32). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 5-7: Repeat RND 4.

0-3 Month Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc (21) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Slip stitch to first to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 3 (35) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (35). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 6-8: Repeat RND 5.

3-6 Month Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc (21) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round). Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 3 (35) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (35). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 6-9: Repeat RND 5.

6-12 Month Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 16 dc (16). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc (24) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, repeat the follwoing all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 2 (32) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round). Ch 2,repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 3 (40) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (40). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 6-9: Repeat RND 5.

12-24 Month Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc (21) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 3 (35) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 4 (42) Ss to first to join.

RND 6: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (42). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 7-10: Repeat RND 6.

img_08533-10 Years Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc (21) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 3 (35) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 4 (42) Ss to first to join.

RND 6: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (42). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 7-11: Repeat RND 6.

Preteen – Teen Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 16 dc (16). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc (24) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 2 (32) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 3 (40) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 4 (48) Ss to first to join.

RND 6: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 5 (56). Ss to first to join.

RND 7: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (56). Ss to first to join.

baby newborn preemie adult large small teenRNDS 8-12: Repeat RND 7.

Adult Small Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 16 dc (16). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc (24) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 2 (32) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 3 (40) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2,Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 4 (48) Ss to first to join.

RND 6: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (8 times): Inc, dc 5 (56) Ss to first to join.

RND 7: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (56). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 8-14: Repeat RND 7.

Adult Large Size

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 14 dc (14). Ss to first to join.

RND 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as dc here or throughout). Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc (21) Ss to first to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 2 (28) Ss to first to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 3 (35) Ss to first to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 4 (42) Ss to first to join.

RND 6: Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 5 (49) Ss to first to join.

RND 7: (Last Increasing round) Ch 2, Repeat the following all the way around (7 times): Inc, dc 6 (56). Ss to first to join.

RND 8: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (56). Ss to first to join.

RNDS 9-15: Repeat RND 8.

Basic Earflap Beanie Free Crochet Pattern


Free crochetpatterns for EVERY earflap beanie size you could possibly want from Preemie all the way up to adult large.  All you need to know is chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet.   If you have access to some yarn and a J sized crochet hook, you are ready to go.  Starting off with these basic patterns you could make all sorts of different hats: striped, mohawk, owl, monster, newsie, simple, with flowers…And, as always, if you have any questions about any of these, or need any help along the way, please do not hesitate to shoot me an email {familybugs (AT) gmail (DOT) com}

Last updated: June 2, 2018

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The 12 BEST CROCHET HOOKS SET WITH ERGONOMIC HANDLES FOR EXTREME COMFORT
Clover “Shiro” Tape Measure

These patterns are based off of the measurements taken from Bev’s Size chart, if you aren’t sure about sizing measurements…well, I’ve included that too!

  • Newborn: Head Circumference 13″ – 14 ”  33-36cm
  • Baby – 3 to 6 months: Head Circumference: 14″ – 17 ”  36-43 cm
  • Baby – 6 to 12 months: Head Circumference: 16″ – 19 ”  41-48 cm
  • Toddler – preschooler (12 months – 3 years): Head Circumference: 18″ to 20 ” 46 -48 cm
  • Child (3 – 10 years): Head Circumference: 19″ – 20 1/2″  48-51 cm
  • Pre-teens and Teens  Hat: Head Circumference: 20 1/2″ – 22″   53 -56 cm
  • Adult Woman: Head Circumference:  21.5″ – 22.5″
  • Adult Man: Head Circumference:  23″ – 24″  58.4 cm – 61 cm

Why double crochet? You might ask.  Well, double crochet is fast, relatively easy, and I think that it still results in a really warm product.  The looser stitches trap more air between the fibers and air is an incredible insulator (that is if you can trap it)!  Also, the looser stitching will result in a hat that has more stretch and give to it, which is more likely to fit all sorts of head shapes and sizes 😀  So, ENJOY!!

Feel free to use and distribute this pattern however you would like, I don’t mind finished hats being sold from these patterns (That’s what I do with them), or for charity purposes, or auctions…or personal use…turn it upside down and use it as a bowl, add some handles and use it as a bag…skies the limit!

Instructions for Dc2tog stitch:

YO, Insert hook into first stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through two loops on hook (half of a double crochet has been completed, NOTE:  This is NOT a hdc stitch, it is half of a double crochet).  YO, Insert hook into next stitch, YO, pull through, YO pull through two loops on hook (half of another double crochet stitch has been completed).  YO, pull through all remaining loops on hook.

Preemie Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (28). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 5-7: Repeat RND 4.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 7 stitches (8).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

Newborn Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (32). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 5-7: Repeat RND 4.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 7 stitches (8).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

0-3 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next.  (3:2 ration, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (35). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 6-8: Repeat RND 5.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 7 stitches (8).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

3-6 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round). Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (35). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 6-9: Repeat RND 5.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 9 stitches (10).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

6-12 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: (Last increasing round). Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (40) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (40). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 6-9: Repeat RND 5.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 9 stitches (10).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

12-24 Month Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (42) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (42). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 7-10: Repeat RND 6.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 9 stitches (10).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

3-10 Years Size

With K hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (42) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around (42). Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 7-11: Repeat RND 6.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 9 stitches (10).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

Preteen – Teen Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (40) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (48) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next five spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (5:2 ratio, 1 dc in five stitches, 2 dc in the next). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 7: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

baby newborn preemie adult large small teenRNDS 8-12: Repeat RND 7.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 11 stitches (12).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 8 stitches, dc2tog (10).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 7: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

Adult Small Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 15 more dc (16). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (24) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 15 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (32) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 14 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (40) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 14 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (48) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: (Last increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 14 times) Dc in the next five spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (5:2 ratio, 1 dc in five stitches, 2 dc in the next). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 7: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 8-14: Repeat RND 7.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 11 stitches (12).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 8 stitches, dc2tog (10).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 7: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!

Adult Large Size

With J hook

RND 1: Ch 3. In 3rd chain from hook work 13 more dc (14). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2.

RND 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout). Dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in next space, work 2 dc in the next space. (Like a 1:2 ratio, 1 dc in one stitch, 2 dc in the next). (21) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 3: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next two spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (this one is a 2:2 ratio, 1 dc in two stitches, 2 dc in the next). (28) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 4: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next three spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (3:2 ratio, 1 dc in three stitches, 2 dc in the next). (35) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 5: Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next four spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (4:2 ratio, 1 dc in four stitches, 2 dc in the next). (42) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 6: Ch 2, dc in same stitch.  (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next five spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (5:2 ratio, 1 dc in five stitches, 2 dc in the next). (49) Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 7: (Last Increasing round) Ch 2, dc in same stitch. (Repeat the following 13 times) Dc in the next six spaces, work 2 dc in the next. (6:2 ratio, 1 dc in six stitches, 2 dc in the next). Slip stitch to the top of the ch 2 to join.

RND 8: Ch 2 and dc in each stitch around. Slip stitch to top of ch 2 to join.

RNDS 9-15: Repeat RND 8.

Earflap, repeat on both sides of hat

ROW 1: Insert hook, Ch 2, dc in same stitch and in next 11 stitches (12).

ROW 2: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 8 stitches, dc2tog (10).

ROW 3: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog (8).

ROW 4: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog (6).

ROW 5: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog (4).

ROW 6: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog twice (2).

ROW 7: Ch 2, turn.  Dc2tog (1), finish off.

For a clean look, sc around the entire hat.  For the earflaps, make sure to sc 2 into the side of each dc.  Add a braided tassel at the “peak” of each earflap to finish it off!