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Dancing Aspen Beanie (3-6 months)-A Free Pattern

The Dancing Aspen Beanie is a 2 layered beanie that is sure to keep your little one nice and toasty now that it is starting to get cooler out. The bottom hat layer is a fitted beanie and the second overlay layer is a more lacy and open stitch that allows the color from the main hat to be seen through the openings in it. The color possibilities are endless with this hat, so have fun with it!!

 

Dancing Aspen Beanie (3-6 months)

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Materials Needed:

  • 120 yards worsted weight yarn in 2 or more colors
  • I hook (5.5 mm)
  • J hook (6 mm)
  • Measuring tape
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Pom pom maker (optional)

Gauge: 14 sc x 16 rows= 4 inches

Stitch Glossary: YO-yarn over, ch-chain, st-stitch, sk-skip, sc-single crochet, sc dec-single crochet decrease, fsc-foundation single crochet, spike hdc-spike half double crochet, hdc dec-half double crochet decrease, dc-double crochet, CL-cluster, BLO-back loop only

Special Stitches:

Cluster– (YO. Insert hook in specified st and draw up a loop. YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) x4 YO and draw through all 5 loops.

Spike hdc– Half double crochet in the indicated row

Gapless Fsc joinhttp://crocheteverafter.com/tutorials/single-crochet-tutorials/foundation-single-crochet-join-in-the-round/

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Pattern Instructions:

Round 1: With I hook and main color, Fsc 47. Using the joining technique listed above in the special stitches section, join. (48)

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first st. (48)

Round 3: With contrasting color, ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Spike hdc one row below the next st. *Sc in the next st. Spike hdc one row below the next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the first st. (48)

Round 4: With the main color, ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first st. (48)

Round 5: Repeat Round 2. (48)

Round 6: Ch 1. Working in the BLO, hdc in the same st as the ch 1. Hdc in each st around. Join to the first st. (48)

Round 7-11: Ch 1 . Hdc in the same st as the ch 1. Hdc in each st around. Join to the first st. (48)

Round 12: Ch 1. Hdc in the same st as the ch 1. Hdc in the next 3 st. Hdc dec over the next 2 st. *Hdc in the next 4 st. Hdc dec over the next 2 st.* Repeat from * to * around until 4 st remain. Hdc in the next 2 st. Hdc dec over the last 2 st. Join to the first st. (38)

Round 13: Ch 1. Hdc in the same st as the ch 1. Hdc in the next 2 st. Hdc dec over the next 2 st. *Hdc in the next 3 st. Hdc dec over the next 2 st.* Repeat from * to * around until 3 st remain. Hdc in the next st. Hdc dec over the last 2 st. Join to the first st. (30)

Round 14: Ch 1. Hdc in the same st as the ch 1. Hdc in the next st. Hdc dec over the next 2 st. *Hdc in the next 2 st. Hdc dec over the next 2 st.* Repeat from * to * around until 2 st remain. Hdc dec over the last 2 st. Join to the first st. (22)

Round 15: Ch 1. Hdc in the same st as the ch 1. Hdc dec over the next 2 st. *Hdc in the next st. Hdc dec over the next 2 st.* Repeat from * to * around until 1 st remains. Hdc in the last st. Join to the first st. (15)

Round 16: Ch 1. Hdc dec around until 1 st remains. Hdc in the last st. Join to the first st. Fasten off leaving a long tail to cinch the top closed. Cinch the top of the hat closed. Go to Overlay Section.

Overlay Section

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Round 1: With J hook and contrasting color, join with a sc to the first front loop leftover from Round 5 of the main hat. Ch 3. Sk 2 st. CL in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 2 st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 2 st. CL in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 2 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the first st. (8 CL, 8 sc)

Round 2: Standing dc. Ch 2. Sc in the top of the next CL. Ch 2. *Dc in the next sc. Ch 2. Sc in the top of the next CL. Ch 2.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the first st. (8 dc, 8 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. 2 sc in the next ch 2 space. *Sc in the next st. 2 sc in the next ch 2 space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the first st. (48)

Round 4: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join to the first st. (48)

Note: I recommend weaving in the end left at the beginning of this section in now.

Round 5: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Ch 3. Sk 2 st. CL in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 2 st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 2 st. CL in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 2 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the first st. (8 CL, 8 sc)

Round 6-8: Repeat Rounds 2-4.

Round 9: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. CL in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. *Sc in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st. CL in the next st. Ch 2. Sk 2 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the first st. (8 CL, 8 sc)

Round 10: Standing dc. Ch 1 . Sc in the top of the next CL. Ch 1. *Dc in the next sc. Ch 1. Sc in the top of the next CL. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the first st. (8 dc, 8 sc)

Round 11: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in the next ch 1 space. *Sc in the next st. Sc in the next ch 1 space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the first st. (32)

Round 12: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in the next st. Sc dec over the next 2 st. *Sc in the next 2 st. Sc dec over the next 2 st.* Repeat from * to * around. Join to the first st. (24)

Round 13: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc dec over the next 2 st. *Sc in the next st. Sc dec over the next 2 st* Repeat from * to * around. (16)

Round 14: Ch 1. Sc dec around. (8) Fasten off leaving a long tail to cinch the top of this section closed. Cinch the top of this section. Weave in all ends. Optional: Add a pom pom to the top of that hat.

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***My testers and I have worked diligently to make this pattern for you. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own and/or without my consent is prohibited. You may sell any finished items from this pattern. However, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and link back to my Facebook page or my Ravelry page.

I hope you enjoyed this free pattern!!XOXO

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Crochet Charity Drive-Dancing Aspen Scarf

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Holiday Stashdown 2016-Rockskipper Earwarmer

I have teamed up with several amazing crochet designers to bring you 24 free crochet patterns for the holidays! This fun-filled Holiday Stashdown is also a great stashbuster! Most patterns can be worked up in a skein or less or can use up those scraps that you’ve had laying around wondering what to do with. My second contribution to the Holiday Stashdown CAL is the Rockskipper Earmwarmer.This pattern is super simple to work and is sure to keep you warm when the weather starts to get chilly!

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Holiday Stashdown 2016-Rockskipper Wristers-A Free Pattern


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I’m beyond excited to be participating in the Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-long again! I have teamed up with several amazing crochet designers to bring you 24 free crochet patterns for the holidays! This fun-filled Holiday Stashdown is also a great stashbuster! Most patterns can be worked up in a skein or less or can use up those scraps that you’ve had laying around wondering what to do with. My contribution to the Holiday Stashdown CAL are the Rockskipper Wristers! These gloves work up super quickly! The stitch is also super fun and it just flies!  Continue reading Holiday Stashdown 2016-Rockskipper Wristers-A Free Pattern

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Rockskipper Cowl-A Free Pattern

I seriously love the stitch that was used in my Rockskipper Bag, so I decided I wanted to do something more with it! Introducing the Rockskipper Cowl! This cowl has the same lacy stitch used in the Rockskipper bag but is worked in a light worsted yarn making it have very nice drape and be perfect for fall! It is such a quick work up and only requires 115 yards of yarn that you can probably work up several in a day with the same skein of yarn!  Continue reading Rockskipper Cowl-A Free Pattern

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Caution to the Wind Scarf-A Free Pattern

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The Caution to the Wind scarf is a simple yet striking patterned scarf. The chevrons or arrows within the scarf reminded one of my testers of the caution arrowhead road signs. We played around with words and then this name came to me! I love this scarf and how easy it is to work up and memorize once you get going. Use a cotton yarn on this for the perfect spring or summer scarf that won’t cause you to sweat or make it with a light worsted weight acrylic yarn for a scarf that is still breathable but with give you some warmth in the cooler temperatures of fall or winter!

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Happy Little Elephant Applique-A Free Pattern

This Happy Little Elephant Applique came about on request from my son. His old sunhat was getting too little for him and he wanted a new one. His request: A blue sunhat with a red elephant! For 2.5 years old, the kid sure does know what he wants! So I sketched how I wanted the elephant to look, we went to Hobby Lobby to pick out his colors of cotton, and he helped me pick out a stitch for his hat. Continue reading Happy Little Elephant Applique-A Free Pattern