Classic Bubblegum Pompom Hat Crochet Pattern

What kid doesn't love bubblegum? It comes in a variety of colours not to mention it's super stretchiness that can be blown into a bubble multiple times, without ever becoming dull or boring.

So the other day while watching my little sister chew away, I thought to myself  "Why not create a hat inspired by our childhood memories of bubblegum and the fun that comes with it?".

  
What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
150g Bulky Yarn {12ply} - I used Lincraft Veronica
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size 
Fits 13 Years & Up


Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 28 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 19 chains. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 7 chains. You should have 28 stitches now.
Row 2~ Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into every stitch across.
Row 3~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the back loop of the next 20 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the back loop of the next 7 stitches.


Row 4~ Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into every stitch across.
Row 5~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the back loop of the next 20 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the back loop of the next 7 stitches. 
Row 6 - 45~ Repeat rows 4 - 5. {Note: You can either add or take away a couple sets of rows 4 - 5, depending on your head's circumference.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Now taking the yarn and tapestry needle, thread the yarn through the ends of the rows along the edge. {Note: Be sure to thread the yarn through the ends consisting of single crochets, not the ends with half double crochets.}


Once you've threaded your needle along one side, pull the yarn tightly to gather all the edges together until the hole at the top is closed.
Now, sew the two short sides of the hat together to complete your beanie.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Now flip up the brim of the hat 2 inches.

Then make a Pom Pom using your bulky yarn. I used a pom pom maker, but if you don't have one you can easily make one using THIS video tutorial. {Note: My pompom measured 4 inches x 4 inches.}
Taking your tapestry/wool needle, attach the pom pom to the very top of your hat.

 

Hope you all enjoyed this basic yet fun 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,




Newborn Raspberry Hat Crochet Pattern

Raspberry's add a certain sweetness to life, and so do tiny newborns, which is why I decided to create this fruity little hat below!



What You'll Need
5.00mm Crochet Hook
50g DK Yarn {8ply}
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

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

Colours
{This is the list of colours I used}
Dusty Pink
Moss Green


Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and dusty pink DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 6 Puff Stitches into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 6 puff stitches now.
Round 2~ Chain 2. Crochet 2 Puff Stitches into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 12 puff stitches now. 
Round 3~ Chain 2. *Crochet 2 Puff Stitches into the next stitch. Then crochet 1 Puff Stitch in the next stitch.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 18 puff stitches now.
Round 4~ Chain 2. *Crochet 2 Puff Stitches into the next stitch. Then crochet 1 Puff Stitch into the next 2 stitches.  Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 puff stitches now.
Round 5 - 12~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Puff Stitch into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.   
Round 13~Chain 1. Crochet 48 Single Crochets all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


~ Stem & Leaves ~

Stem
Round 1~ Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and moss green DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 4 Single Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 5 single crochets now.
Round 2 - 5~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew the stem onto the top of the hat, right in the middle.

Leaves
Taking your 5.00mm crochet hook and moss green DK yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 9 Chains.
Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the second chain from your hook. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the last stitch. Chain 2. {Note: You are now going to be working on the opposite side of foundation chain.} Crochet 2 Half Double Crochets into the first stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Triple Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next stitch. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the last stitch. Chain 2, then Slip Stitch into the ninth chain you made at the start of the leaf.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.
You'll want to create 3 leaves.
Taking your tapestry needle, sew the leaves to the top of the hat, around the stem.


Hope you all enjoyed this fruity 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,


Chic Cowl Crochet Pattern

Recently I've been so inspired by the cooler weather that I actually designed this chic cowl below, making it the perfect accessory to wear while on a chilly stroll through the park.

So to share my excitement with the world, I've decided to give away 10 free patterns of this chic chunky cowl from my Etsy shop.

You can find the pattern HERE!  



What You'll Need
7.00mm Crochet Hook
250g Bulky Yarn {12ply} - I used Lincraft Veronica
2 Wooden Buttons {1.5 inches x 1.5 inches}
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size 
Fits 13 Years & Up
Width: 14"
Circumference: 28"



If you'd like the chance to win 1 of these 10 patterns, all you need to do is follow the prompts in the rafflecopter widget below and you'll be entered to win!
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There are no age or country restrictions, ANYONE can enter. 
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