Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stash-Buster #2 - Granny Rose Slouchy Hat

Granny Rose Strikes Again!!
This time as a stash busting slouchy hat.

Looks better on???
If you print out and cut out these five photos you can make a flip book out of them
and it looks like my head is turning.
Prrrrrr,prrrrr,prrrrrr (that's the page flipping noise.)
Just an idea, if you are bored. ;-)
No, I did not try it. hehe.

So here's a piecemeal pattern:
This may not be the best directions for a beginner, but if you are at least intermediate,
 I think you will get my unconventional directions:

Make six (6) roses in Hot Pink
Add three (3) of the leaves  part in Light Blue
Add three (3) of the leaves  part in Turquoise
(Remember this was a stash-buster, so what I had, determined the color scheme.)

On the three turquoise squares, puff stitch on the two opposing sides of each square with Light Pink
(Puff=YO, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop (YO, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop) three times, YO and pull through all 9 loops on hook. 
If you don't have 9 loops then try again until you do.
In between each puff stitch is a chain one and skip a stitch before you make your next puff.
Connect squares together with a slip stitch in pink. ( I sewed these.)
Take that light pink again and puff stitch around the top and bottom of the squares.
You can stop here and you would have a handy dandy headband, but it might be a little loose, 
unless you have extra brains in there. ;-)

The Top and Crown:
In Light Pink sc in the back loops all the way around.
With Light Blue dc all the way around.
Now do the same with Light Pink (dc all the way around)
Now with Light Blue, but use hdc instead.
Stay with Light Blue and 3 hdc, ch 1, skip a st, 3 hdc, ch 1...repeat this pattern to end.
Now comes the bobble round:
Work bobbles in the ch 1 spaces with a hdc in the 3 hdc from the previous row.
(Bobble=*YO twice, insert hook in st, pull up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops) twice, (There will be 2 loops on the hook); repeat from * 4 more times, YO and draw through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1.)
Stay with Light Blue until the top is done:
hdc in each hdc from the previous row and at the top of the bobble.
dc all the way around
dc with *decrease in every stitch all the way around 
until the hole is only about the size of a silver dollar.
Cut yarn , leave a long tail and draw the tail with a needle through the remaining sts, pull tightly and weaving in end securely.

*decrease is dc2tog (YO and insert hook in next st, draw though a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops, (2 loops remain on hook), YO and insert in next st, draw though a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

The Rim:
In Light Pink sc in the back loop all the way around and skip some stitches here and there to make it the desired tightness. 
(I skipped a stitch every five stitches.)
The rest is all in Light Blue:
sc all the way around.
You may want to skip some stitches here, too.
Just keep trying it on and see how it fits. 
(I skipped a stitch every 15 stitches on this round.)
 hdc all the way around.
Next round: 3 hdc, ch 1, skip a st, 3 hdc, ch 1...repeat this pattern to end.
Now comes the bobble round:
Work bobbles in the ch 1 spaces with a hdc in the 3 hdc from the previous row.
(Bobble=*YO twice, insert hook in st, pull up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops) twice, (There will be 2 loops on the hook); repeat from * 4 more times, YO and draw through all 6 loops on hook, ch 1.)
sc all the way around
dc all the way around
alternate front double post and back double post all the way around to give the rim a ribbed look.
(You might need to look up how to do these - it's beyond my level of competence to explain.)
sc all the way around
cut yarn, weave in end.

Whew, that pooped me out!
Takes longer to write it than to crochet it. :-)

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Have a Wonderful Winter Day,
and keep that head warm!!!



22 comments:

  1. Med kåpe, skjerf og lue blir du et flott og fargerikt syn !! D

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  2. Gorgeous colours, Astri! I must have a go at one when I've finished the stashbusting project I need to give to my daughter tomorrow evening - no pressure there then, eh?! xx

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  3. Fantastic Astri just love it! new it would be a winner thanks for the pattern you are a star! xx

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  4. How cute is this? Thanks for sharing!

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  5. so cute! Of course, I crocheted a scarf yesterday and actually added to my stash *grin*

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  6. You are so creative! this hat is a great way of using your stash, and making something beautiful ;-)

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  7. I just love how you combine red, pink and blue. Nice work! :-)

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  8. Very pretty hat - love the colors. :)

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  9. It's so beautiful and I like it!

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  10. If you print out 2 sets of photos, and order them 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 (dropping the extra #5) you can get double the head-turning action. Prrrrr, prrrrrr.

    (You kill me Astri.) :)

    Love the red/rose and pale blue/turquoise all together - like roses on ice.

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  11. You are all so kind with your comments. Thank you for being interested.

    It's funny that the dark rose color looks red, I will just go with it...well, maybe not - my head turning back and forth is really me saying "No, no, no it's not red it's dark pink." Too funny, Sue!

    Yes Dana Lynn, there is that risk of adding to the stash. It's very tricky to come up with a project that uses only the yarn you have and not run out and get more to finish; hence, adding to the stash. Oh well, there's always Stash-Busting 2014...what do you think Linda and Ana?



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    1. Of course Astri we need to go on and on till it's all used up! :)

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  12. I have been looking for the perfect hat to make with my giant yarn stash, and this is it! What size hook did you use? I can't wait to get started, thank you for posting the pattern.

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    1. Hi Cogaroo,

      I used an "h". Can't wait to see your hat. Let me know if you have any questions. :-)

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  14. Hi Astri....I love it! I really love the shades of blue and pink mixed together! Thanks for your kindness in sharing!
    Hugs, Shari

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  15. I love the hat, and the colors are perfect together.

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  16. Un joli bonnet aux couleurs gaies pour mettre la tête à l'abri des flocons de neige, c'est de saison, l'hiver est là !!!
    Bonne idée le tutoriel et merci.
    Bonne journée et reste bien au chaud :)

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  17. Good morning!

    Found your blog from Mrs. Micawber and think it is really beautiful!
    My goal is to become a better at knit/crochet this year!
    I love your work and look forward to following your blog!

    Have a Creative Day!

    Mimi
    The Goat Borrower

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  18. Det var ei flott hue! Kjekt med noko som ikkje alle andre har:)

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