Newborn Frog Hat Crochet Pattern

Since a very early age, I've always had a fascination with frogs. 
As a little girl I'd scour our gardens for any signs of croaking life. These little expeditions always involved a sandwich (The food of brave explorers) and a pair of purple and green binoculars dangling around my neck.
After an endless search of roughly 10 minutes I'd spy a pair of froggy eyes peering out behind a water lily. Suddenly the hunt was on! I'd chase those green little legs across the backyard until finally I had captured my prey!... Only to release the poor little frog once I stared into it's lonely little eyes and realised that this little frog might be missing her mummy... 


What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
4.50mm Crochet Hook
60g Super Bulky Yarn {14ply} - I used Lincraft Luxe
5g White DK Yarn {8ply}
2x Buttons {0.8 inches x 0.8inches}
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Scissors

Finished Size
Newborn, 0 - 3 Months Old
{Head Circumference 13.5 inches, 34cm. Hat Height 5.5 inches, 14cm}


~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round}
~ Hat ~

Round 1~ Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now. 
Round 3~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 22 half double crochets now. 
Round 4 - 8~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 9~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1. Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Eyes ~

Outer Eye
Round 1~ Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 9 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 10 half double crochets now.
Round 2Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 15 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

White Of The Eyes
Round 1~ Taking your 4.50mm crochet hook and DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 9 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 10 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 20 half double crochets now. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Repeat eye pattern once more to make a pair.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew both outer eyes to the top of your hat, making sure they're evenly spaced out. Then sew the white of the eye's inside of the outer eyes. Taking your buttons, sew one onto each eye, towards the bottom middle.


Hope you all enjoyed this adorable newborn pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
 Have a lovely day crocheting,

Nifty Newsboy Hat Crochet Pattern

Imagine the short about Winnie the Pooh and the blustery day. Now, before we go any further, have you got that mental image in your head? Well imagine that every single time you step outside your home you encounter such a windy day. And what's even better is the wonderful (note the sarcasm) affects it can have on naturally curly hair! In my case, this nightmare has become a daily occurrence.

Every year around July/August we get such huge gusts of wind howling around every corner, that it ends up creating quite a magical yet eery sound.
So currently I have a love-hate relationship with our brisk winter days, but I think with this Newsboy hat to keep my curls in place, I might be leaning slightly more towards love!
Do you like blustery days?


What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
180g Super Bulky Yarn {14ply} - I used Lincraft Luxe
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle
2x Buttons {1.2" x 1.2"}

Finished Size 
Fits 13 Years & Up


~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Half Double Crochet of that round}

Round 1~ Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 7 Half Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 8 half double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 16 half double crochets now.
Round 3~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 half double crochets now.
Round 4~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 half double crochets now.
Round 5~ Chain 2, then crochet a Half Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 3 stitches. Then crochet 2 Half Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 40 half double crochets now.
Round 6 - 13~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Brim

Start of by attaching your yarn to the 14th stitch of Round 13.
Row 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the next 10 stitches. Crochet 2 Single Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet in the next stitch.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Start of by attaching your yarn to the back of the hat, right in the middle.
Round 1~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 17 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 20 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch till the end of the round. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Band
Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and super bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 26 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into every chain across. You should have 26 half double crochets now.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew the band across the top of the brim, making sure to space it out evenly. Then sew 1 button on each end of the band.


Hope you all enjoyed this pattern for a chunky newsboy hat!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
 Have a lovely day crocheting,



Sweetie Pie Bow Headband Crochet Pattern

Lately I've been devoting my time to learning more and more crochet stitches that closely resemble the appearance of some of my favourite knitting stitches.
My latest endeavour has been mastering the art of the tunisian knit stitch, and I've been loving every single second of it!
So to test out my new skills I decided to create yet another 1920's inspired pattern, a sweetie pie bow headband!
Have you learned any new crochet stitches or techniques of late?


What You'll Need
8.00mm Crochet Hook
6.00mm Crochet Hook
100g DK Yarn {8ply}
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size 
This headband fits all sizes
{Easily adjustable, as explained in pattern}


~ Headband ~

Taking your 8.00mm crochet hook and DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 18 Chains.
Row 1~ Skip 1 chain. Crochet Tunisian Knit Stitch into every chain across.
Row 2 - 78~, Crochet Tunisian Knit Stitch into every stitch across. {Note: I have an easy video tutorial below on how to crochet the tunisian knit stitch.}


When you've completed all the rows, connect the two ends of the headband together to create a circle and Slip Stitch them together. Once the band is slip stitched together, fold the slip stitched part towards the inside.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Bow ~

Before you start crocheting your bow you'll need to create a ruched section at the front of your headband. Taking your fingers, pinch together the inside of your headband and sew them together. Your knot will later on be sewed over this ruched section. {Note: Below are photos of how the ruched section should look on the inside and outside.}

Taking your 8.00mm crochet hook and DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 19 Chains.
Row 1~ Skip 1 chain. Crochet Tunisian Knit Stitch into every chain across.
tunisian crochet
Row 2 - 32~, Crochet Tunisian Knit Stitch into every stitch across.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
 

Knot
Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 8 Chains.
Row 1~ Skip 1 chain. Crochet Tunisian Knit Stitch into every chain across.
tunisian crochet
Row 2 - 17~, Crochet Tunisian Knit Stitch into every stitch across.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Place the bow on the headband. Now wrap the knot strip around the center of the bow and around the back of the headband. Taking your tapestry needle, join the ends of the knot strip together.


Hope you all enjoyed this pattern for a darling bow headband!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
 Have a lovely day crocheting,