Crochet Pattern: Teeny Ripples

Free crochet pattern: Teeny Ripples preemie/stroller blanket in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn by Underground Crafter

Teeny Ripples is a cuddly, crochet preemie blanket with gentle, rolling ripples. It’s also ideal for a stroller since you won’t have long edges sticking out to get stuck in the wheels. This pattern is part of my charity spotlight series and is designed to meet the donation requirements of the Amelia Project.

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January’s Featured Organization: The Amelia Project

Kim started The Amelia Project after her own daughter (who is now happy and healthy) was born at just 26 weeks old and under 2 pounds. After her daughter spend almost five months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Kim wanted to give back. Her own daughter had received a handmade blanket while in the NICU and she wanted to make sure that other families had special blankets to comfort them, too.

Free crochet pattern: Teeny Ripples preemie/stroller blanket in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn by Underground Crafter | folded blanket on bed

Kim created a Ravelry group for The Amelia Project. Several times a year, she posts a new delivery date and asks crocheters and knitters to send handmade blankets to her in time for delivery to West Virginia NICUs. As of this writing, the next delivery date is Mother’s Day, but blankets will need to arrive by May 1, 2019 to be included.

To participate, login to Ravelry (it’s free! and awesome!) and head over to The Amelia Project group. Then, contact Kim via Ravelry message to get her mailing address.

How To Make Great Preemie Blankets for The Amelia Project

The NICUs Kim works with prefer their blankets to measure at least 20″ (51 cm) across on the shortest side. Use an easy care (machine washable and dryable) yarn, so blankets can be easily cared for to keep the preemies healthy. Use a soft acrylic, polyester, or cotton yarn because preemie skin may be extra sensitive. Make sure that yarn tails are woven in securely to avoid a choking hazard. Minimize small holes in your project so tiny fingers won’t get caught.

Free crochet pattern: Teeny Ripples preemie/stroller blanket in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn by Underground Crafter | blanket laying flat

About Teeny Ripples

I used a super soft yarn, Lion Brand Feels Like Butta, for my version of the Teeny Ripples preemie blanket. Although the Teeny Ripples pattern has eyelets, use a smaller than typical crochet hook to keep those eyelets very small so fingers won’t get caught. I alternated colors to keep it visually interesting for families, but you can make this pattern in a solid color or by using just two (instead of four) colors.

Free crochet pattern: Teeny Ripples preemie/stroller blanket in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn by Underground Crafter | crumpled blanket on bed

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Teeny Ripples

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Teeny Ripples preemie/stroller blanket in Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn by Underground Crafter

This rolling ripple pattern makes a lovely baby blanket. Use a smaller hook so that the eyelets won’t catch tiny fingers. This pattern is sized for donation to the Amelia Project.

Finished Size

  • Preemie/Stroller Blanket: 25” (63.5 cm) wide x 24” (61 cm) long.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn (100% polyester, 3.5 oz/100 g, 218 yd/199 m) – 2 skeins each in 108 Dusty Blue (CA), 106 Ice (CB), 156 Mint (CC), and 100 White (CD), or approximately 218 yd (199 m) each in any medium weight yarn. PLEASE NOTE: I used almost exactly one skein of each yarn for this pattern. If your gauge is different than mine, you may need more yarn to make a blanket of the same size. That’s why I’ve listed 2 skeins of each colorway in the supply list.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 24 sts (including ch-1 sp) = 4” (10 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • CD – Color D
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows does not count as a stitch.
  • Carry the unworked yarn up side, rather than fastening off the yarn, unless otherwise indicated. Yarn tails will be covered by edging.

Pattern Instructions

Blanket

  • With CA, ch 122, or any multiple of 17 sts, + 3 sts (see Pattern Notes).
  • Row 1: (Right Side) Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as dc), 2 dc in next ch, 2 dc in each of next 2 ch, [sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] 5 times, *sk 1 ch, 2 dc in each of next 6 ch, [sk 1 ch, dc in next ch] 5 times; rep from * across to last 4 ch, sk 1 ch, 2 dc in each of last 3 ch, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, [sk 1 st, dc in next st] 5 times, *sk 1 st, 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, [sk 1 st, dc in next st] 5 times; rep from * across to last 4 sts, sk 1 st, 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, changing to CA in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 4-5: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 6-7: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CA in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 8-31: Rep Rows 4-7, 6 times.
  • Rows 32-33: Rep Rows 4-5. Fasten off CA.
  • Rows 34-35: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 36-37: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CD in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 38-39: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CC in last yo of final dc.
  • Rows 40-67: Rep Rows 36-39, 7 times.
  • Rows 68-69: Rep Rows 36-37. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 70-71: Rep Rows 2-3, changing to CA in last yo of final dc. Fasten off CD.

Edging

First Side: With Right Side facing, turn to work along straight edge and work over yarn tails. Ch 2, [2 sc in side of next row, sc in side of next row] across to foundation row, 2 sc in side of foundation row. Fasten off CA.

Second Side: With Right Side facing, join CC with slip st on other straight edge of blanket at foundation chain. Ch 1, [2 sc in side of next row, sc in side of next row] across to final row, 2 sc in side of final row. Fasten off CC.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2019 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/01/28/crochet-pattern-teeny-ripples Thanks for supporting indie designers!

40 Free Crochet Animal Patterns | Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas Week 8

40 Free Crochet Animal Patterns via Underground CrafterThis is the eighth in a series of 12 weeks of roundups for the handmade holidays, and it’s also part of my monthly charity spotlight series. I’m sharing 40 free crochet patterns for amigurumi animals (with a few mythical creatures thrown in for good luck). These make great gifts for children and teens on your handmade holiday list, or wonderful donations to this month’s featured charity, Cancer Kickin’ Critters.

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November’s Featured Charity: Cancer Kickin’ Critters

Cancer Kickin’ Critters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that distributes crocheted and knit softies to children and teens with cancer, including those in the hospital and through support groups. The organization was started by Noelle Buice when she was just 17 years old after her best friend was diagnosed with lymphoma. Cancer Kickin’ Critters accepts crochet and knit softies in all sizes. You can also donate knit squares in any size, with a yarn tail at least 3 times the size of the square still attached. These squares are made into “Critter Creation Kits” so the recipients can make their own critters.

If you’re near Fairfax, Virginia, you can drop off your critters at the location listed on the website, or you can contact Noelle by sending an email to cancerkickincrittersATgmailDOTcom to get the mailing address. If you include your contact information, or if you tag Cancer Kickin’ Critters on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with a picture of your donation, they will even give you a social media shout out when your projects arrive. You can see my recent donation below.

 

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It’s great to see that my box of #crochet #amigurumi arrived safely to @cancerkickincritters! This is a nonprofit organization that distributes #handmade softies to children in hospitals, and it was founded by a 17 year old! Click over to their profile to find out how to donate. Swipe to see a screenshot of my Story from a few weeks ago when I was packaging these critters up. I will be sharing a blog post about it soon as part of my #charity spotlight series, but until then, most of these characters are available as #freecrochetpatterns. In the back row, from left to right you can find Mr. Putty Cat, Sr., Gift Pocket Red Panda, and Lion Pocket Pillow, and in the front row from left to right you can see Black Cat Softie, Snowdude, and Putty Cat, Jr. All of those projects were made with @redheartyarns Super Saver. The little lion in the front row is from a forthcoming pattern and he is as yet nameless (suggestions welcome!). Little lion guy is made with @lionbrandyarn Vanna’s Choice #yarn. Like all of my softies, this bunch is stuffed with @fairfieldworld #PolyFil. To get any of these patterns, head over to my blog via the link in my profile and search by name, or DM me with the one you’d like and I’ll send you the direct link. #undergroundcrafter #redheartyarns #joycreators #redheartsupersaver #lionbrand #lionbrandyarn #lionbrandvannaschoice #fairfieldworld #fairfieldpolyfil #attheheartofyourproject #cancerkickincritters #crochetamigurumi #crochetersofinstagram #instacrochet #crochetersgonnacrochet #makersgonnamake #freecrochetpattern #crochetforcharity #haken #ganchillo

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How To Make Great Softies for Cancer Kickin’ Critters

Cancer Kickin’ Critters accepts softies and squares in all sizes. Please use a soft, machine washable yarn so that the critters can get plenty of hugs, even with sensitive skin, and so they can be washed after a hospital visit. Include a critter birth certificate (available for download here) with each softie you donate that identifies the yarn used in case of allergies. You can find free patterns and more tips on the How Can I Help? page on the Cancer Kickin’ Critters website.

40 Free Crochet Amigurumi Animal Patterns

Roundup by Underground Crafter

40 Free Crochet Animal Patterns via Underground CrafterThese patterns include animals of all types and in all sizes, as well as a few mythical creatures (because why not?). If made with a machine washable yarn, every one would make a great donations to Cancer Kickin’ Critters.

28 Crochet Land Animals

These animals spend most of the time on the ground.

40 Free Crochet Animal Patterns via Underground Crafter | 28 free crochet patterns for land animalsTop row, from left to right:

  • Fox by Olena’s Crafts
  • Hyena by MadeByMary – measures 10”/25.5 cm tall when sitting
  • Monkey by All About Ami – measures 5.5”/14 cm tall and includes photo tutorial
  • Teddy Bear by Val Pierce – measures 4.25”/11 cm tall when seated
  • Mini Amigurumi Turtle Friend by Rebeckah’s Treasures – measures 1.75”/4.5 cm long in thread or 3.5”/9 cm long in sport yarn and includes a photo tutorial

Second row, from left to right:

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7 Crochet Water Animals

These animals live most or all of their lives in water. Shown clockwise from top left.

40 Free Crochet Animal Patterns via Underground Crafter | 7 free crochet patterns for animals that live most of their lives in the water

3 Crochet Mythical Creatures

These animals exist in the hearts and minds of children everywhere! Shown from left to right.

40 Free Crochet Animal Patterns via Underground Crafter | 3 free crochet patterns for mythical creatures

  • Serrana the Mermaid by Stitches n Scraps – measures 19”/48 cm tall and includes photo and video tutorials
  • Cuddles Unicorn by B.Hooked Crochet – measures 14”/35.5 cm tall when sitting and includes detailed assembly photos
  • Snowicorn by Dora Does – this cross between a snowman and a unicorn measures 4.5”/11.5 cm

2 Crochet Christmas Critters

These animals are dressed for the holidays. Shown from left to right.

40 Free Crochet Animal Patterns via Underground Crafter | 2 free crochet patterns for Christmas critters

Need more crochet amigurumi inspiration? Follow my Amigurumi – Crochet Pinterest Board!

20 Free Crochet and Knitting Hat Patterns for Preemies and Newborns

20 Free Crochet and Knitting Hat Patterns for Preemies and Newborns via Underground CrafterFor this month’s charity spotlight, I’m sharing 20 free crochet and knitting patterns for preemie and newborn hats sized for donation to Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies, a Warm Up America campaign to raise 17,000 baby hats in time for World Prematurity Day.

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If you’re new to Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies, it’s the second annual campaign organized by Warm Up America. This program is a collaboration with the East African Preterm Birth Initiative at the University of California San Francisco. You can join in this year’s campaign by crocheting or knitting a hat to fit a baby with a head circumference of 10” to 12.5” (26 cm to 32 cm) using bright, acrylic yarn. Your hat should be pre-washed and thoroughly dried with unscented or other baby-friend detergent because the hats will be distributed to preterm babies, who usually have sensitive skin. Your hat must be received by Warm Up America by Saturday, November 17, 2019 in order to be part of this year’s campaign. You can find the address and more information on Warm Up America’s website here.

If you aren’t able to make the deadline but would still like to donate your newborn hat, consider sharing your hat locally with a hospital neonatal intensive care unit or a program that works with young parents.


20 Free Crochet and Knitting Hat Patterns for Preemies and Newborns

Roundup by Underground Crafter

Newborn hats are such fun projects to make! You can finish quickly and use just a small amount of yarn. Make an easy pattern for relaxation or try a new skill (on a small project). Unless otherwise noted, choose the newborn size of the patterns listed below for the Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies campaign.

20 Free Crochet and Knitting Hat Patterns for Preemies and Newborns via Underground CrafterLeft column, from top to bottom:

  • Hummingbird Hat, free knitting pattern by Underground Crafter: This stretchy hat is available in 12 child and adult sizes and can be knit flat and seamed or knit seamlessly in the round.
  • DK Double Crochet Hat, free crochet pattern by Oombawka Design: This is a simple beanie pattern available in 11 child and adult sizes with 2 length options for each size.
  • Marty Hat and Mittens, free knitting pattern by Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days: Use either size of this striped hat  for Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies.
  • Rainbow Dreams Sack Hat, free crochet pattern by The Stitchin’ Mommy: This colorful project is available in 8 child sizes.
  • Happy Place Baby Hat, free knitting pattern by Cathy Payson for Red Heart: This hat, available in 4 child sizes, is knit flat and then seamed.

Second column, from top to bottom:

  • Basic Preemie Hat, free knitting pattern by Yarnspirations for AllFreeKnitting: This simple pattern makes a classic, roll brim beanie.
  • True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter: This ombre beanie is crocheted holding 2 strands of yarn together and is available in 10 child and adult sizes.
  • Queen of Hearts Hat, free knitting pattern by Lion Brand: This striped, pom pom beanie is available in 2 infant sizes.
  • Tesseract, free crochet pattern by Stitches n Scraps: This pattern is worked with half double crochet and is available in 6 sizes. Use the preemie size for Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies.
  • Chevron Puff Hat, free crochet pattern by Salty Pearl Crochet: This textured hat uses a knit-look stitch pattern.

Third column, from top to bottom:

  • King and Queen Baby Hats, free knitting pattern by Yarnspirations for AllFreeKnitting: These cute beanies with a crown edging are available in 4 child sizes.
  • Auntie Em Twister Hat, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter: This pom pom hat, crocheted with a super bulky weight yarn, is available in 6 child and adult sizes.
  • Sophie Baby Hat, free knitting pattern by Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days: Use either size of this textured baby hat for Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies.
  • Baby Bear Hat, free crochet pattern by See Love Share: This adorable hat fits newborn heads.
  • Dusty Rose Sack Hat, free crochet pattern by The Stitchin’ Mommy: This buttoned, pom pom hat is available in 8 child sizes.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • Basic Hats, free crochet pattern by Oombawka Design: This simple hat is worked flat and is available in 11 child and adult sizes.
  • Easy Winter Cap, free crochet pattern by Oombawka Design: This simple top-down pattern is available in 11 child and adult sizes.
  • Peridot Textured Beanie, free crochet pattern by Oombawka Design Crochet: This gently textured hat is available in 11 child and adult sizes.
  • Charlie Hat, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter: A self-striping yarn does the colorwork for you in this beanie, available in 4 child and adult sizes.
  • Preemie Baby Hats, free knitting pattern by Christine Marie Chen via Red Heart: This ribbed hat pattern includes an optional bow.

Need more newborn hat inspiration? Check out last year’s Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies roundup, including 30 more free crochet and knitting patterns!

30 Free Crochet and Knitting Patterns for Preemie Hats | As part of Underground Crafter's monthly charity spotlight series, find your next pattern for a preemie hat to donate to Warm Up America's East African Preterm Birth Initiative: Tiny Hats for Tiny Babies, or to a local neonatal intensive care unit.

Crochet Pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in 6 sizes

Free crochet pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterThe Auntie Em Twister Hat was designed for the 2018 Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3. Using contrasting colors, this free crochet pattern for a knit-look slouchy hat has a twist made using simple stitches and crocheting in the round without joins. The pattern is available in 6 sizes from newborn through adult large, so you’re sure to find a size that fits.

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If you’re new to the Crochet Cancer Challenge, it’s the fifth annual month-long virtual event hosted by Sweet Potato 3. Every October, Christine works with crochet designers who offer up one of their premium (paid) crochet patterns for free for a short time in exchange for a pledge from the crocheter who uses the coupon code. By using the coupon code, you are pledging to crochet a hat to donate to a cancer center or to a cancer patient that you know. Since most of my patterns are available for free, I am doing something special for this challenge. I pulled together an ebook collection of 6 of my pom pom hat designs that would be appropriate for donating, and I’m offering the entire ebook for free for a limited time!

2018 Crochet Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3Before I give you the coupon code, let me tell you a bit more about my new pattern, the Auntie Em Twister Hat, which is the final pattern in this collection.

Free crochet pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterIf you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that the half double crochet is my absolute favorite stitch. It’s so versatile! I wanted to design a pattern that alternates between the front and third (back) loop of the half double crochet to create texture, and I worked up some swatches. They were nice… but not enough OOMPH for my pattern for the Cancer Challenge! So, I decided not to join the pattern as I worked it in the round.

Free crochet pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterNot only does that mean that the finished hat doesn’t have a back seam (which makes it more comfy for a person experiencing hair loss), but it also gives the finished project a little twist.

Free crochet pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterAs a kid, my mom would always “make” me watch The Wizard of Oz when it was shown on television about once a year. I was pretty bratty about not wanting to watch “some old movie” but over time, it grew on me. I remember how happy Dorothy was to be back home (after all, there’s no place like it!) with Auntie Em and Uncle Henry. And, of course, the “twister” is why Dorothy was away from home in the first place. Hence the name Auntie Em Twister Hat.

Free crochet pattern: Auntie Em Twister Hat in Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn in 6 sizes by Underground CrafterI hope you enjoy making the Auntie Em Twister Hat as much as I did! You can scroll down to get the free crochet pattern right here on the blog, or, if you’re reading this through October 28, 2018, you can use coupon code Cancer18 to get this pattern, along with 5 others (the Arruga Stitch Hat in 3 sizes, the Charlie Hat in 4 sizes, the Pop of Color Waves Slouchy Hat in 7 sizes, the Slouchy Shells Hat in 5 sizes, and the Urban Hiker Slouchy Hat in 6 sizes) in the 6 Crochet Pom Pom Hats, Volume 1 ebook for free. (After that, you can still get the ebook, but not for free.) Be sure that your cart is set to $0 before purchasing if you’re using the coupon code because I can’t offer any refunds.

6 Crochet Pom Pom Hats, Volume 1 by Underground CrafterBy the way, if you’re looking for some places to donate your hat to, here are a few organizations that I’ve profiled in my charity spotlight series where you can donate hats.

  • Knots of Love is an organization that distributes hats to people experiencing traumatic hair loss and preemie blankets to infants in the NICU. You can learn more about them (and get links to 4 free crochet and knitting patterns suitable for donation) here.
  • Warm Up America is an organization that collects blankets and other projects, including hats, for people in need. You can find out more (and get the free crochet pattern for the Piggyback Stitch Block) here.
  • Head Huggers is an organization that distributes handmade hats to people experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy and other medical treatments. You can learn more about them (and get the free crochet pattern for the Cuddly Soft Slouchy Hat in 10 sizes) here.

If you make your own Auntie Em Twister Hat, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Auntie Em Twister Hat

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Weather the next storm with the Auntie Em Twister Hat! This textured, knit-look slouchy hat includes a simple twist made by working the stitch pattern without joins. This pattern was designed for the 2018 Cancer Challenge with Sweet Potato 3.

 

Finished Sizes

  • Newborn (Infant, Toddler, Pre-School Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large). Photographed sample is Teen/Adult Small.
    • Newborn: 12.5” (32 cm) hat circumference x 6.25” (16 cm) height.
    • Infant: 15” (38 cm) hat circumference x 7.25” (18.5 cm) height.
    • Toddler: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 8” (20.5 cm) height.
    • Pre-School Child: 18” (46 cm) hat circumference x 8.25” (21 cm) height.
    • Teen/Adult Small: 21” (53.5 cm) hat circumference x 9.5” (24 cm) height.
    • Adult Large: 22” (56 cm) hat circumference x 10” (25.5 cm) height.

Materials

  • Sprightly Acrylic Super Bulky yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/109 yd/100 m) – 1 skein in 502-016 Crimson (CA) and 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins in 502-010 Medium Grey (CB), or approximately 28 yd (38 yd, 48 yd, 55 yd, 70 yd, 77 yd)/25.5 m (35 m, 44 m, 50 m, 64 m, 70.5 m) in CA and 47 yd (66 yd, 82 yd, 90 yd, 120 yd, 135 yd)/43 m (60 m, 75 m, 82.5 m, 110 m, 123.5 m) in CB in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set.
  • Clover Pom Pom Maker in appropriate size for project (optional).

Gauge

  • 8 sts = 2.5” (6.5 cm) in pattern for Hat Band. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • 3L – 3rd (back) loop
  • 3Ldec – third loop decrease – [Yo, insert hook in 3L of next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook. (See Pattern Notes.)
  • BL – back loop
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • FL – front loop
  • FLdec – front loop decrease – [Yo, insert hook in FL of next st, yo and draw up a loop] twice, yo and draw through all 5 loops on hook. (See Pattern Notes.)
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Moogly has helpful videos for identifying the front and back loops here and for identifying the third loop here.
  • Both decreases are variations on the hdc2tog decrease. Whistle and Ivy has a helpful video tutorial for the hdc2tog here. When working the decreases for this pattern, be sure to insert the hook into the appropriate loop (third or front) as indicated.
  • A helpful tutorial for the slip stitch seam is available here.
  • Swellamy Crochet has helpful photos showing “the cinch method” of closing a slouchy beanie here.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row or round does not count as a stitch.
  • Hat Band is crocheted flat in rows until it reaches desired hat circumference length. After seaming Hat Band, stitches are picked up along long edge of seamed Hat Band. Hat is worked even in unjoined spirals and then cinched closed at crown.

Pattern Instructions

Hat Band – Newborn (Infant, Toddler, Pre-School Child) sizes ONLY

  • With CA, ch 5.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next ch and each ch across. (4 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st and each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until Hat Band measures approximately 12.5” (15”, 17”, 18”)/32 cm (38 cm, 43 cm, 46 cm) long, ending after Row 2. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold Hat Band in half along long edge so short edges are lined up. Join short edges with slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes). Do not fasten off. CONTINUE TO PICKING UP STITCHES ALONG HAT BAND.

Hat Band –Teen/Adult Small (Adult Large) sizes ONLY

  • With CA, ch 9.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next ch and each ch across. (8 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st and each st across.
  • Rep Row 2 until Hat Band measures approximately 21” (22”)/53.5 cm (56 cm) long. Do not fasten off.
  • Fold Hat Band in half along long edge so short edges are lined up. Join short edges with slip stitch seam (see Pattern Notes). Do not fasten off. CONTINUE TO PICKING UP STITCHES ALONG HAT BAND.

Pick Up Stitches Along Hat Band – All Sizes

  • Begin working in the round along long edge/joined circumference.
  • Set Up Rnd: Ch 1, work 42 (48, 54, 60, 66, 72) sc evenly around long edge (or any multiple of 6 sts), fasten off, change to CB in last yo of final sc, do not join. Place stitch marker in last st and move up each Rnd to mark position.

Work Even

  • Rnd 1: *HdcBL in next 3 sts, hdcFL in next 3 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 2: *Hdc3L in next 3 sts, hdcFL in next 3 sts; rep from * around.
  • Rep Rnd 2 until hat measures 4.75” (5.75”, 6.5”, 6.75”, 8”, 8.5”)/12 cm (14.5 cm, 16.5 cm, 17 cm, 20.5 cm, 21.5 cm), or about 1.5” (4 cm) shorter than desired final height.
  • Rnd 3: *3Ldec, hdc3L, FLdec, hdcFL; rep from * around. – 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48) sts.
  • Rnd 4: *3Ldec, FLdec; rep from * around. – 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) sts.
  • Remove stitch marker. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 24”/61 cm in length) for closing top of hat.

Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with yarn tail, use yarn needle to seam crown of hat closed using the “cinch method” (see Pattern Notes).
  • With CA, make pom pom following instructions on Clover Pom Pom Maker. Alternatively, make a pom pom by hand using this tutorial.
  • Trim pom pom.
  • Attach pom pom to hat using yarn needle and yarn tail that tied pom pom together.
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of hat.
© 2018 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/10/24/crochet-pattern-auntie-em-twister-hat. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

22 Free Crochet and Knitting Patterns for Blue Hats

22 Free Crochet and Knitting Patterns for Blue Hats via Underground CrafterIn today’s roundup, I’m sharing 22 free crochet and knitting hat patterns, including slouchies, beanies, sack hats, and more. Each of these patterns is made with blue yarn, though you are welcome to make your version in your favorite color.

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Why blue, you may be wondering? I learned about Lion Brand’s #HatNotHate campaign a few weeks ago. I put together this roundup as part of my charity spotlight series to highlight STOMP Out Bullying’s World Day of Bullying Prevention on October 1. STOMP Out Bullying is a non-profit organization working to reduce bullying, cyberbullying, discrimination, and violence in schools. Every year, STOMP Out Bullying encourages people to wear blue to show solidarity and support and to create awareness of bullying on that day and throughout the month.

Stomp Out Bullying Blue UpLion Brand decided to support this event by organizing the distribution of 1,500 hats (or as many as they can get!) in blue yarn to a local school. If you’d like to participate, you’ll need to get your hat to New Jersey by September 24, 2018. If you can crochet or knit a hat and mail it in time, find all the details about the #HatNotHate campaign, including the mailing address for donated hats, in this post on the Lion Brand blog. If you can’t ship your hat in time, you can wear it on October 1 and let people in your local community know about #HatNotHate and the World Day of Bullying Prevention.

22 Free Crochet and Knitting Patterns for Blue Hats

Roundup by Underground Crafter

22 Free Crochet and Knitting Patterns for Blue Hats via Underground CrafterLeft column, from top to bottom:

  • Park City Beanie, free crochet pattern by Stitch and Hustle: This beanie is teen sized and works up quickly in a super bulky yarn.
  • Peace Hat, free knitting pattern by Two of Wands: This stretchy hat fits several head sizes. Use small amounts of 3 contrast colors for the pom pom and hands.
  • Boulder Beanie, free crochet pattern by Stitch and Hustle: This folded-brim beanie is another one-skein project.
  • So Good You’ll Borrow It (Top Down Version), free crochet pattern by ELK Studio: This gender-neutral, striped beanie is available in 4 sizes.

Second column, from top to bottom:

  • Mix Tape Beanie, free knitting pattern by One Dog Woof: This colorful pom pom beanie works up quickly in a super bulky yarn. The pattern is available in 3 sizes.
  • Pebble Beach Beanie, free crochet pattern by One Dog Woof: This knit-look beanie is adorned with a snowflake motif and a fluffy yarn pom pom. It’s available in 3 sizes.
  • Faya Slouch, free crochet pattern by Noowul: This slouchy hat is available in a teen size and is adorned with a faux fur pom pom.
  • True Blue Slouchy Beanie, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter: This striped, unisex slouchy beanie works up quickly by holding two strands of yarn together throughout. The pattern is available in 10 sizes.

Center column, from top to bottom:

  • Anti-Bullying Hat, free knitting pattern via Lion Brand: This beginner-friendly squared hat will stretch to fit a variety of sizes. A free crochet version of this pattern is available here.
  • So Good You’ll Borrow It (Bottom Up Version), free crochet pattern by ELK Studio: This gender-neutral, striped beanie is available in 3 sizes.
  • Lolly-Poms Easy Ribbed Beanie, free crochet pattern by One Dog Woof: This knit-look unisex beanie uses simple stitches.
  • River Run Slouch, free crochet pattern by A Crocheted Simplicity: This slouchy hat is available in child and adult sizes and is adorned with a faux fur pom pom.
  • Moss Stitch Hat, free Tunisian crochet pattern by Underground Crafter: This slouchy hat pattern includes linked video tutorials for Tunisian crochet newbies.

Fourth column, from top to bottom:

  • Nevins Street Hat, free crochet pattern via Lion Brand: This stretchy, slouchy hat is named after one of my favorite streets in Brooklyn.
  • Chevron Peaks Hat, free crochet pattern by A Crocheted Simplicity: This textured, one-skein hat pattern is available in 3 sizes.
  • #HatNotHate, free knitting pattern via Lion Brand: This stretchy, ribbed slouchy hat fits a range of sizes.
  • Plaid Hat, free crochet pattern by Make and Do Crew: This pattern includes a video tutorial for crochet plaid newbies.
  • Toddler Trapper Hat, free crochet pattern by Whistle and Ivy: A baby version of this buttoned, trapper-style hat is also available as a free crochet pattern here.

Right column, from top to bottom:

  • Leigh Hat, free crochet pattern by Rescued Paw Designs: This textured, stretchy hat fits most adult women.
  • Quick and Easy Men’s Hat, free crochet pattern by Home made hats by Cheryl: This simple, rolled brim hat works up quickly in super bulky yarn.
  • Trailblazer Beanie, free crochet pattern by Stitch and Hustle: This gender-neutral hat is a one-skein wonder.
  • Beginner Chunky Hat, free knitting pattern by Mama in a Stitch: This easy peasy, beginner-friendly beanie works up quickly in a super bulky yarn.

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