Happy birthday to me! And a very merry unbirthday to you! I have quite a few presents for you all today! Starting off on my Facebook page, I have a deal going on for the rest of February: 24% off of orders of $30 or more.
I’m also having a contestaway (my fancy word for giveaway) for a copy of the Swirling Leaves Vest by Creative Threads by Leah.
I was lucky enough to be able to test the child size of this vest and even luckier to be able to give a copy of this pattern away to one of my fans. This contestaway will run from today (2-13-15) through Sunday (2-15-17). To enter this giveaway, please head on over to my page, Sweet Potato Crochet Creations, go to my pinned post, and enter! You will have several options to get entries.
The last couple of things I have in store for you are 2 new Valentine’s Day patterns! One is a beanie which will be located in this post and a matching bracelet which I will have in separate post.
I love this hat and how the 3D hearts turned out. It took me a few tries to get the perfect heart shape that I wanted, but I’m super happy with the results! So without further adieu, here is my first officially released pattern, the Pop Goes My Heart Beanie! Make sure to go to my other post today to see the pattern for the matching bracelet!
Pop Goes My Heart Beanie
- Worsted weight yarn in 2-3 colors
- Hook size I
- Yarn needle
- One button- 5/8 inch
- Pom pom maker or hand
Gauge for hdc: 4 rows by 6 st= 2 inches
Gauge for moss stitch: (hdc, sl st repeat): 8 st by 8 rows= 2 inches
Fhdc: Foundation half double crochet
Hdc: Half double crochet
Hdc dec: Half double crochet decrease
Dc: Double Crochet
Sl st: Slip stitch
Tr: Treble Crochet
Heart Directions: Around the next post (sl st, Tr, 2DC, Hdc, 3sc) Chain 3. Rotate your work so you are able to work around the post previous to the one you just worked around. (3sc, hdc, 2 DC, tr, sl st.) From here, you will insert your hook under the sl st from the beginning left section of the heart and also through the stitch right behind the heart. (It should be located right above the first post that was worked around). Grab the main yarn color and pull it through the stitch that you just went through, the sl st, and the remaining loop on the hook.
**Note: When changing from the contrasting color to the main color, make sure to tightly pull on the contrasting color and carry the contrasting color behind the main color between hearts.
Round 1: With main color 60 fhdc. Ch 2. Turn. (60)
Round 2: DC in same st and each st across. Ch 1. Turn. (60)
Round 3: Hdc in the same st as the ch 1 and the next 2 st. Make a heart. Make a hdc in that same stitch behind the heart and in the next 5 st. *Make a heart. Hdc in the st behind the heart (it will be the same one that you slip stitched through.) And the next 5 st.* Repeat from * to * 7 more times. Hdc in the last 3 st. (9 hearts total). Ch 1 and sc the entire way around the brim putting 1 sc in the end of the hdc rounds and 2 sc in the DC round. Do not do 3sc in each corner. I want the ends to be rounded. Sl st to the first sc. Fasten off.
Round 1: Overlap the empty end of the brim and the beginning of the brim. Count 6 st in from the end of the brim. Place a stitch marker through the first st of the beginning of the brim and the 6th st. Lay the brim flat and have the overlapped section along the front left (include picture). From here, carefully flip the brim over and locate the middle of the back of the brim. Attach the main color or 3rd color with a sc to the brim. Sc all the way around the brim making sure to work through both layers when you reach the overlapped section. Join to the first sc. Ch 1. (54)
Round 2: Sc in the same st as the ch 1 and in the next st. 2sc in the next st. *Sc in the next 2 st. 2sc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * until the end. Join to the first sc. Ch 1. (72)
Round: 3: *Hdc in the same st as the ch 1. Sl st in the next st* Repeat until the end. Join to the first st. Ch 1. Turn. (72)
Rounds 4-15: *Hdc in the first st. Sl st in the next st.* Repeat until the end. Join to the first st. Ch 1. Turn. (72)
Round 16: *Hdc dec over the first 3 st. Sl st in the next st. (Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.) Repeat 3 more times.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join to the first st. Ch 1. Turn. (60)
Round 17: *Hdc dec over the first 3 st. Sl st in the next st. (Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.) Repeat 2 more times.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join to the first st. Ch 1. Turn. (48)
Round 18: *Hdc dec over the first 3 st. Sl st in the next st. (Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.) Repeat once more.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join to the first st. Ch 1. Turn. (36)
Round 19: *Hdc dec over the first 3 st. Sl st in the next st. Hdc in the next st. Sl st in the next st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join to the first st. Ch 1. Turn. (24)
Round 20: *Hdc dec over the first 3 st. Sl st in the next st.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join to the first st. Ch 1. Turn. (12)
Round 21: Hdc dec over the next 3 st. Repeat 3 more times. (4). Fasten off leaving a tail long enough to close the small hole at the top of the hat.
Finishing: Weave in all ends. Attach a pom pom to the top of the hat if desired. Attach the 5/8 inch button on the bottom flap of the brim where it overlaps. Make sure to line it up with the hole in the middle of the heart. Once attached, put the button through the buttonhole of the heart.
***Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own 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 www.facebook.com/sweetpotatocrochetcreations or my Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sweet-potato-crochet-creations