Monday, October 15, 2012

Late again...

This morning I woke my oldest up an hour earlier than normal because she always seems to miss the bus for school. Hmmmm, guess what it didn't make a difference. So, I wasn't dressed, my hair was a mess, and I scratched the surface of my teeth to make it out the door in time so she wouldn't be late. We were late anyway....the congestion at the drop off line is terrible! ugh...I hate waiting there in line, waiting for our turn, and some parents really need some common sense! lol (uhmm, who's the late one ;) Any way...guess we'll try this again tomorrow.

Last night, I made some hats for a couple who's husband recently had a birthday. I made him a hat but I decided to make her a matching one too :) It's full of texture and sits real nice on the head. My husband and I tried them out....so since I made it up as I went, here's what I came up with.



For both Hats you will need:
  • 2 skeins of same color yarn (Used Red Heart Super Saver Economy in Windsor Blue, 100% Acrylic, bought at Walmart) *I was able to use one skein of yarn for both of my hats, I added an extra skein just in case your tension is a little different than mine*
  • 6.00 MM hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Buttons or other embellishments

Abbreviations:
Sl St - Slip stitch
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
MR - Magic Ring
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet



Men's Better Half Beanie:
Row 1: In MR, Ch 1 (doesn't count as first SC here and througout), make 12 SC into MR, sl st to top of first SC. (12 SC)
Row 2: Ch 2 (doesn't count as first DC here and throughout), make 2 DC into the same st as join and into each st around, sl st to first DC made. (24 DC)
Row 3: Ch 1, make 2 SC into the same st as join, make a SC into the next st, *make 2 SC into the next st, make 1 SC into the following st*, sl st to top of first SC to join. (36 DC)
Row 4: Ch 2, make 1 DC into the same st as join and into every st around, sl st to top of first DC to join. (36 DC)
Row 5: Ch 1, make 2 SC into the same st as join, make a SC into the next 2 sts, *make 2 SC into the next st, make a SC into each of the next 2 sts, sl st to top of first SC to join. (48 SC)
Row 6: Ch 2, make 1 DC into the same st as join and into every st around, sl st to top of first DC to join. (48 DC)
Row 7: Ch 1, make 2 SC in same st as join, make a SC into each of the next 3 sts, *make 2 sc into the next st, make  a SC into each of the next 3 sts*, sl st to top of first SC to join. (60 SC)
Row 8: Ch 2, make a DC into the same st as join and make a DC into every st around. (60 DC)
Row 9: Ch 2, make a FPDC into the same DC, make a regular DC into the next st. *FPDC into the next st, FPDC into the following st*, sl st to top of first FPDC to join. (30 FPDC & 30 DC)
Row 10: Ch 2, make a DC into the the same st as join, make a FPDC into the next st, make a DC into the next st, make a FPDC into the following st, sl st to join to top of first DC. (30 DC & 30 FPDC)
Row 11: Repeat Row 9.
Row 12: Repeat Row 10.
Row 13: Repeat Row 9.
Row 14: Repeat Row 10.
Row 15: Repeat Row 9.
Row 16: Repeat Row 10.
Row 17: Ch 1, SC into same st as join and into every st around, sl st to top of first SC to join. (60 SC)
Fasten off and weave in any ends.



Woman's Better Half Beanie:
Row 1: In MR, Ch 1 (doesn't count as first SC here and througout), make 12 SC into MR, sl st to top of first SC. (12 SC)
Row 2: Ch 2 (doesn't count as first DC here and throughout), make 2 DC into the same st as join and into each st around, sl st to first DC made. (24 DC)
Row 3: Ch 1, make 2 SC into the same st as join, make a SC into the next st, *make 2 SC into the next st, make 1 SC into the following st*, sl st to top of first SC to join. (36 DC)
Row 4: Ch 2, make 1 DC into the same st as join and into every st around, sl st to top of first DC to join. (36 DC)
Row 5: Ch 1, make 2 SC into the same st as join, make a SC into the next 2 sts, *make 2 SC into the next st, make a SC into each of the next 2 sts, sl st to top of first SC to join. (48 SC)
Row 6: Ch 2, make 1 DC into the same st as join and into every st around, sl st to top of first DC to join. (48 DC)
Row 7: Ch 1, make 2 SC in same st as join, make a SC into each of the next 3 sts, *make 2 sc into the next st, make a SC into each of the next 3 sts*, sl st to top of first SC to join. (60 SC)
Row 8: Ch 2, make a DC into the same st as join and make a DC into every st around. (60 DC)
Row 9-16: Ch 2, make a FPDC into the same DC, make a regular DC into the next st. *FPDC into the next st, FPDC into the following st*, sl st to top of first FPDC to join. (30 FPDC & 30 DC)
Row 17: Ch 1, SC into same st as join and into every st around, sl st to top of first SC to join. (60 SC)
Fasten off and weave in any ends.

The hat is lovely and it keeps your head very warm. I do encourage you to try this for yourself and spouse or as a gift to a close pair of couples you may know. Christmas is just around the corner so start getting knotty!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your day!

Naomi ;)