Thursday, 17 September 2015

2015 Holiday Blog Hop: Snowy House Hat

WELCOME TO THE 2015 HOLIDAY BLOG HOP


Amy, Mistie, Rhondda, and I have been working really hard to bring you a FREE #Crochet holiday pattern every Thursday from August until October visit us for a Free Holiday Crochet Pattern!

Full information on patterns being released HERE

This week it's my turn and this time it's a fun little hat for the baby of the family:

The Snowy House Hat!

It even has a little puff of smoke coming out of the chimney!

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A fun little hat to make for the holidays just for the littlest of the family.  Snow on the roof of the house, a little door and a tiny puff of smoke coming out of the chimney.


Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.


Difficulty:  Easy but must have knowledge of working in front and back loops and working front post half double crochet.


Materials: 50g Worsted Weight yarn #4 in Red; 25g Worsted Weight yarn #4 in White; small amount of Worsted Weight #4 in black; small amount of Worsted Weight #4 in Brown; oddment of Worsted Weight yarn #4 in Green


Sample was worked with Stylecraft Special Aran in “White” and “Lipstick”.  The door and chimney were made from other oddments of worsted weight yarn.


4mm (G/6) hook; yarn needle for weaving in ends


Abbreviations used:  sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; fphdc = front post half double crochet; trc = treble crochet; sl st = slip stitch; st/s = stitch/es; beg = beginning; rep = repeat; flo = front loop only; blo = back loop only.


Gauge:  14 sts and 14 rows hdc = 4” square


Finished Size:  3-6 months; 14” - 16” Circumference; 6” hat length.



Pattern:


Work the chimney first as follows:


Row 1:  With black and 4mm (G/6) hook, make a magic ring, ch1, work 9 hdc into the ring.  Join with beg hdc. (9)


Row 2:  Ch1, sc in flo around, sl st to beg sc.


Rows 3 - 6: Ch1, sc in same st as ch1 and every st around ; Change to white on last st of Row 6.  Turn.


Row 7:  Ch1, sc in same st and to end,  sl st to beg sc,  fasten off white.  Tidy up ends.


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Snowy Roof:


Row 8.  Go to the other end of the chimney and attach white to any unused loop from Row 2 where you worked into the front loops only; sc around once in the unused back loops from that row, then continue, working in rounds without joining.


Row 9:  2 hdc into each stitch around.  (18)


Row 10:  *Hdc into next st; 2 hdc into next st; repeat from * to the end of the row.  (27)


Row 11:  *hdc into the next 2 sts; 2 hdc into the next st; repeat from * to the end of the row.  (36)


Row 12:  *hdc into the next 3 sts; 2 hdc into the next st; repeat from * to the end of the row, then sc in next st, and sl st in next.  (45)


Row 13: ch2, hdc in flo around; sl st to beg hdc.


Row 14: ch3, dc in next 3 sts, 2 trc in each of the next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, hdc2tog, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 trc in each of the next 5 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 2 trc in each of the next 3 sts, dc in the next 2 sts, hdc in the next st, sc in the next st, sc2tog, sc to end, sl st to beg ch3.


Row 15:  ch1, sc in next 6 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc to end. sl st to beg ch1 and fasten off white.


Row 16:  Fold the edge towards you to find the unused back loops from Row 13.  With the centre inside of the hat away from you; attach white to an unused back loop from that row.  Ch1, sc in same st and in next 44 sts. (45)  Do not join.


Row 17:  hdc around, changing to red on last st


Now you have a choice - do you want the textured version or the plain version?  I made the textured pattern to imitate the brickwork on a house, but if you prefer a simpler version then by all means skip the “Textured Version” part and move on to the “Plain Version” below.


Textured Version:


Row 18:  *fphdc, hdc 4; rep from * to end


Row 19:  hdc 3; *fphdc, hdc 4; rep from * to last 2 sts, fphdc in next st; hdc in next st


Row 20:  hdc 1; *fphdc, hdc 4; rep from * to last 4 sts, fphdc, hdc 3


Row 21:   hdc 4; *fphdc, hdc 4; rep from * to last st; fphdc


Row 22:   hdc 2, *fphdc, hdc 4; rep from * to last 3 sts; fphdc, hdc 2


Row 23:   hdc 5; *fphdc; hdc 4; repeat from * to end


Repeat Rows 19-23 as many times as required until you reach 5.5” in length. You do not have to complete all 5 rows of the repeat, just stop when you reach the right length. sc in next st, sl st in next st.


Go on to “Ribbing”.


Plain Version:


Rows 18 - end of main portion of hat: Hdc around to 5.5”; sc in next st; sl st in next st,  then go to “Ribbing”.


Ribbing:


Row 1:  Ch 2, *fphdc in next st; hdc in next st; rep from * to end, sl st to top of beg ch2.
Row 2 - 3:  Repeat Row 1


Fasten off Red.


To make the “smoke” coming out of the chimney - just take a length of yarn, around 6”, fray the ends with a pin, or hairbrush -just enough to make a little bit that looks like smoke.  Feed the other end down the side of the chimney on the inside and through to the inside of the hat.  Keeping the strand in place so that the smoke peeps out of the chimney, weave in the other end to secure and fasten off.


Front Door:


Row 1:  Chain 5, sc across, turn.


Row 2:  Ch1, sc across, turn. (4)


Rows 3-6:  repeat Row 2.


Row 7:  Ch1, (sc2tog twice), do not turn. (2)


Row 8:  Sl st or single crochet around the edge of the door, whichever you find easiest.


Sew the door onto the hat and make a door knob with a simple french knot.  Or just sew a small x shape if that is easier for you.


Fasten off, and weave in your ends.


©AG Handmades 2015



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