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About Underground Crafter

My name is Marie Segares and I’ve been crafty for a long time. My maternal grandmother taught me most of the needlearts at a young age, but the only one I’ve done continuously since childhood is crochet. As an adult, I picked up (again) sewing, quilting, embroidery, and knitting. My parents were also big creative influences, especially my dad, who is a fine artist. He had a kind of creativity “boot camp” program in place after school, on weekends, and in the summer time. (He was the Drill Sergeant, and I was the new recruit, in case you were wondering.) I live and work in New York City and am currently on the endangered species list as a Native New Yorker. By day, I work in higher education administration/college access. By night (and weekend) I make cool creative stuff and teach people to do the same.

#FlashbackFriday Knitting Link Blast: Hats for Kids

On Fridays, I share a link blast on G+, Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crafting all weekend! In keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns were first released at least 12 months ago.

Instead of sharing crochet patterns, this week I’m doing a special link blast of knitting patterns! I’ll be back to the regular schedule of crochet patterns next week, but I wanted to share a little knitting love. These patterns are for hats for kids of all sizes – from newborn up through teens.

Hats for Kids roundup of 12 free knitting patterns curated by Underground Crafter

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Cupcake Hat, free knitting pattern in newborn, infant, toddler sizes by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterCupcake Hat (photo 5), free knitting pattern by @ucrafter (that’s me!): This bobbled hat is available in 3 sizes from newborn to toddler.

Swirl Sack Hat (photo 3), free knitting pattern by @MelodysMakings: This textured hat with a tied top is available in 5 sizes from newborn to 1-3 years old. There’s also a coordinating crochet pattern in the same sizes available on the same webpage.

Baby in Bloom Hat, free knitting pattern by @fiberflux: This stretchy hat is available in 3 sizes from preemie to child and includes instructions for knitting flat or in the round along with 2 blooms (flower) options.

ILK300x250bAugustBannersStripey Knit Slouchy Beanie (photo 2), free knitting pattern by @mooglyblog: This striped slouch is available in 4 sizes from toddler to adult.

Adorable Mini Elf Hat, free knitting pattern by @danyelpink: This cute, pointy hat pattern is available in newborn size.

Magic Hat, free knitting pattern by Oma Rapeti Handmade: This textured hat is available in 6 sizes from preemie to adult.

CraftsyTrixie Pixie Hat, free knitting pattern by Julia Gabrielsen: This hat is available in 4 sizes from newborn to child and is knit from the top down.

Luuk, free knitting pattern by Annis Jones: This scrunchy hat is available in 10 sizes from preemie to large adult.

Checkerboard Beanie (photo 6), free knitting pattern by @danyelpink: This hat featuring the classic knitting stitch pattern is available in both child and adult sizes.

knit-alongDouble Chevron Beanie, free knitting pattern by @danyelpink via @RedHeartYarns: This adorable colorwork hat is available in toddler and child size.

Diamond Bear Beanie (photo 1), free knitting pattern by @MelodysMakings via @mooglyblog: This cute bear hat includes a cabled center. The hat is available in 5 sizes from newborn to 1-3 years old. There’s also a coordinating crochet pattern in the same sizes available on the same webpage.

Rock Candy Hat (photo 4), free knitting pattern by @fiberflux: This striped hat with a pom pom and earflaps is available in 5 sizes from preemie to child.

If you enjoyed this roundup, visit my new free knitting pattern for adults, Juxtapose: A Cabled Beanie.

Juxtapose: A Cabled Beanie, free #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter

Free knitting pattern: Juxtapose: A Cabled Beanie

Juxtapose: A Cabled Beanie, free #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterI love to knit cables. There’s something really fun about watching them form beneath my fingers, and the resulting texture is great. This free knitting pattern is a tribute to cables, and features three cable variations.

This post contains affiliate links. The yarn for the sample was generously provided by Quaere Fibre.

There’s a large, forked cable in the center, which makes a dramatic centerpiece, and then mirrored cables on each side.

Juxtapose: A Cabled Beanie, free #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterThis is knit seamlessly in the round, and looks great from the back, too.

Juxtapose: A Cabled Beanie, free #knitting pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterThis hat only measures 18.5” (47 cm) in circumference, but it’s super stretchy so it will fit a variety of teen and adult heads.

I knit it using some stunning hand dyed yarn by Quaere Fibre on Etsy. Janel has a beautiful array of colors in amazing bases, so check out her shop!

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Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Three styles of cables interact to create an exciting texture for a stretchy beanie.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 5” (47 cm) circumference, 9” (23 cm) height/7” (19 cm) height with brim folded up.

Materials

  • Quaere Fibre Worsted Weight (100% superwash Merino wool, 5.25 oz/150 g, 327 yd/299 m) – 1 skein in Sun Kissed, or approximately 235 yd (215 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size 8/5 mm 40” (100 cm) knitting needles (or set of DPNs, for small circumference knitting in the round), or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US Size 6/4 mm circular knitting needles for ribbing, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 3 locking stitch markers.
  • Cable needle.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 26 sts x 36 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) with larger needles in (C6B, p2) pattern, flat but unblocked.
  • For best fit, always check your gauge.
  • For this pattern, it is most important to get stitch gauge. Row gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • C6B – 6 st right-leaning cable – Sl 3 sts to cn, hold cn at back, k3, k3 from cn.
  • C6F – 6 st left-leaning cable – Sl 3 sts to cn, hold cn at front, k3, k3 from cn.
  • cn – cable needle
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 stitches together (decrease)
  • p – purl
  • pm 1 – place marker 1
  • pm 2 – place marker 2
  • pm 3 – place marker 3
  • p2tog – purl 2 stitches together (decrease)
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sk2p – slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over
  • sl – slip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • For tips on knitting a gauge swatch in the round, check out this blog post from WEBS.
  • This beanie is knit in the round from the brim to the crown.
  • Use the smaller knitting needles to work a stretchy ribbed brim, then transition to the larger knitting needles to finish the hat.
  • Slip markers each row.
  • A centered cabled design is worked between marker 1 and 2, and marker 3 marks the end of the round.

Expand Your Knitting SkillsPattern Instructions

Hat

Ribbed, fold up brim

  • With smaller needles, CO 138 sts.
  • Set Up Row: (P2, k2) 16 times, pm 1, p3, k6, p3, pm 2, k2, (p2, k2) to end, pm 3, join and begin working in the round, being careful not to twist. (12 sts between markers 1 and 2)
  • Rnd 1: (P2, k2) to marker 1, p3, k6, p3, k2 to marker 2, (p2, k2) to end.
  • Rep Rnd 1 until brim measures just under 2” (5 cm).
  • Rnd 2: Knit.

Brim to crown

  • Switch to larger needles.
  • Set Up Rnd: (P2, k6) to st before marker, increase with (k1, p1) in st before marker 1. Unlock marker and place before last p, C6B, C6F to marker 2, increase with (p1, k1) in st after marker 2. Unlock marker and place after last p st, k5, (p2, k6) to end. (140 sts – 14 sts between markers 1 and 2)
  • Rnd 1: (P2, k6) to marker 1, (p1, k3, p6, k3, p1) to marker 2, k6, (p2, k6) to end.
  • Rnds 2 – 3: Rep Rnd 1 twice.
  • Rnd 4: (P2, C6F) to marker 1, (p1, k12, p1) to marker 2, C6B, (p2, C6B) to end.
  • Rnd 5: (P2, k6) to marker 1, (p1, k12, p1) to marker 2, k6, (p2, k6) to end.
  • Rnds 6-7: Rep Rnd 5 twice.
  • Rnd 8: (P2, k6) to marker 1, (p1, C6B, C6F, p1) to marker 2, k6, (p2, k6) to end.
  • Rep Rnds 1-8 until hat measures approximately 7.5” (19 cm) from cast on edge (approximately 5 times), ending after Rnd 7.

Shape crown

  • Rnd 1: (P2tog, k2, k2tog, k2) to marker 1, (p1, C6B, CFB, p1) to marker 2, (k2, k2tog, k2, p2tog) to last 6 sts, k2tog, k2, k2tog. (108 sts)
  • Rnd 2: (P2tog, k1, k2tog, k1) to marker 1, (p1, k3, p6, k3, p1) to marker 2, k2tog twice, k1, (p2tog, k1, k2tog, k1) to end. (77 sts)
  • Rnd 3: (P2tog, k2tog) to marker 1, (p1, k1, k2tog, p2, p2tog, p2, k2tog, k1, p1) to marker 2, k2tog, k1, (p2tog, k2tog) to end. (43 sts)
  • Rnd 4: (P1, k2tog, k1) to marker 1, (p1, k2tog, p2tog, p1, p2tog, k2tog, p1) to marker 2, k2tog, (p1, k2tog, k1) to last 2 sts, p1, k1. (31 sts)
  • Rnd 5: K12 to marker 1, (p2tog, k3, p2tog) to marker 2, k12. (29 sts)
  • Rnd 6: (K2tog, k2) to marker 1, (p1, sk2p, p1) to marker 2, (k2tog, k2) to end. Remove marker 1 and 2. (21 sts)
  • Rnd 7: (K1, k2tog) around. (14 sts)
  • Rnd 8: K2tog around. (7 sts) Fasten off with long yarn tail for seaming.

Finishing

  • Thread yarn tail through yarn needle. Pull yarn tail firmly through sts several times, drawing tightly to close crown. Remove sts from needle. Finish off by weaving yarn tails inside of hat.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/08/27/free-knitting-pattern-juxtapose-a-cabled-beanie/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free pattern: Peacock Stitch Shawlette

Peacock Stitch Shawlette, free broomstick lace #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterI love playing with different crochet techniques, like broomstick lace. Back in the day, broomstick lace was also known as the peacock stitch. I had some lovely Cascade Yarns Casablanca in Peacock leftover after making the Rippling Peacock Scarf, and I decided to combine the peacock stitch with this peacock colorway to design the Peacock Stitch Shawlette. (That’s a lot of Ps, but I think you’ll find that it’s all worth it!)

This post contains affiliate links. The yarn for the sample was generously provided by Cascade.

This triangular shawlette is crocheted from corner to corner with alternating rows of broomstick lace and standard crochet. It’s a great transitional weather shawlette that can also be worn as a scarf. The Peacock Stitch Shawlette is also wonderful for keeping your shoulders warm in air conditioning.

Peacock Stitch Shawlette, free broomstick lace #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterIf you’re new to broomstick lace, I have a beginner tutorial at the end of the pattern for Quadrilateral: A broomstick lace shawl. (Please note that the tutorial uses 5 loop broomstick lace spaces, while this pattern uses 3 loop spaces.)

This pattern was originally published on Stitch and Unwind.

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Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 50 4-medium 50 Self striping yarn, broomstick lace, and standard crochet combine to form a lacy, triangular shawl.

Peacock Stitch Shawlette, free broomstick lace #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafterFinished Size

  • Adult: 10” (25 cm) spine x 65” (165 cm) wingspan (blocked).

Materials

  • Cascade Yarns Casablanca (59% wool/24% silk/17%mohair, 3 oz/100 g, 220 yd/200 m) – 1 skein in 5 Peacock, or approximately 220 yd (200 m) in any self-striping/long color repeat medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US 35/19 mm straight knitting needle, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 3 locking stitch markers or scrap yarn.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 16 sts x 8 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

ILC728x90AugustBannerAbbreviations Used in This Pattern   

  • 2 lp-sp– 2 loop space – space created by 2 broomstick lace loops on hook
  • 3 lp-sp – 3 loop space – space created by 3 broomstick lace loops on hook
  • BL – back loop only
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet 2 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
  • dc3tog – double crochet 3 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pm 1 – place stitch marker 1
  • pm 2 – place stitch marker 2
  • pm 3 – place stitch marker 3
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Pattern uses one straight knitting needle as the “broomstick” to create the lace stitches. A broomstick handle or other wide, rounded stick can substitute for the needle.
  • Right handed crocheters should work Row 4 with knitting needle in left hand and hook in right hand, working from left to right across the row. All other rows are worked from right to left as usual.
  • Left handed crocheters should work Row 4 with knitting needle in right hand and hook in left hand, working from right to left across row. All other rows are worked from left to right as usual.
  • Ch 2 at beginning of row DOES NOT count as a st.
  • If you’re new to broomstick lace, try the beginner tutorial at the end of the pattern for Quadrilateral: A broomstick lace shawl. (Please note that the tutorial uses 5 loop broomstick lace spaces, while this pattern uses 3 loop spaces.)

Save Now at Interweave's Customer Appreciation SalePattern Instructions

Shawlette

  • Ch 3.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 2, 3 dc in first ch, pm 1 in first ch. (3 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across to last st, 2 dc. (4 sts)

Increase to center

  • Row 3: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across.
  • Row 4: Do not turn. Pull up loop on hook and place it on needle, skip first dc, *insert hook in BL of next st, yo, draw up loop and place on needle; rep from * across.
  • Row 5: Do not turn, insert hook under first 2 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 2 lp-sp, ch 1, 3 sc in 2 lp-sp (to increase), *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across. (Increases by 1 st, end with odd number of sts)
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 2, dc in ea st across to last st, 2 dc in last st. (Increases by 1 st, end with even number of sts)
  • Rows 7-58: Rep Rows 3-6 13 times or until shawl measures approximately 30” (76 cm) from st marker.
  • Rows 59-60: Rep Rows 3-2 times.
  • Row 61: Do not turn, insert hook under first 2 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 2 lp-sp, ch 1, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp, *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across.
  • Row 62: Rep Row 3, pm 2 in last st to mark center row.

Peacock Stitch Shawlette, free broomstick lace #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter

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Decrease to end

  • Row 63: Turn, ch 2, dc2tog, dc in ea st across. (Decreases by 1 st, end with odd number of sts)
  • Row 64: Rep Row 4.
  • Row 65: Do not turn, insert hook under first 3 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw up loop through 3 lp-sp, ch 1, 2 sc in 3 lp-sp (to decrease), *insert hook under next 2 loops, remove loops from needle, 2 sc in 2 lp-sp; rep from * across. (Decreases by 1 st, end with even number of sts)
  • Row 66: Rep Row 3.
  • Rows 67-122: Rep Rows 63-66 13 times or until 4 sts remain.
  • Row 123: Rep Row 63.
  • Row 124: Turn, ch 2, dc3tog, pm 3 at top of st. Do not fasten off.

Border

  • Row 1: Turn and working along angled edge, ch 1, *2 sc in side of ea row;** rep from * to row before marker 2, (sc, hdc) in side of row before marker, ch 2, pm 2 in ch-2 sp, (hdc, sc) in side of row, rep from * to ** across to marker 1, sl st to first ch, remove marker.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in ea st to marked ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, remove marker, dc in ea st across to marker 3, sl st to join, remove markers. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/08/26/free-pattern-peacock-stitch-shawlette/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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