Saturday, March 29, 2014

First Item Pinned on Pinterest!!

I pin all of my items made to pinterest on a board named My Crafts.

Yesterday, I received an email saying one of my items had been repinned. I thought it was another notification of the I'm feeling inspired - St. Patrick's Day Nail Art. I pinned this to my Nail Inspiration board and received TONS of repin notifications - over 100! But it was actually one of my pieces!! The Crochet Adult Granny Square Hat in Pink Camo. I immediately got out of bed and ran to tell Chad, my boyfriend. And then posted a comment thanking my pinner for sharing.

Although this does not seem like that big of a deal, it is a milestone for me and Eye<3Knots!

If you missed the post on this hat, you can find it here. It includes a FREE pattern courtesy of yours truly.

It's also up for sale in my Etsy shop, with 10% of the purchase being donated to the Semper Fi Fund and 15% of the purchase being donated to the National Retinoblastoma Research and Support Foundation


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Forest Green Adult Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern

Since finishing my Roving Hat, pattern found here, I went back and restarted the non-roving hat. I ended up running out of the Red Heart Soft white yarn, so instead of buying another ball I just decided to make a new hat using the I Love This Yarn in Forest Green for the whole hat, with no strips this time.

Materials:
-1 ball of worsted weight yarn (4) - I used I Love This Yarn in Forest Green
**This yarn is soooo soft! It's the closest I have found to the Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft yarn - which is my true favorite - but you get a little bit more in a ball.
-Size J10/6mm hook
-Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
ea - each
dc - double crochet (American, not British)
Sl St - Slip Stitch
St - Stitch

Measures to fit the average man's head - 23", and about 8.5" in length
*But can easily be made to any size! AND fits my head great!

Pattern: 
*Pattern is worked in a continuous round so no joining at the end of rounds.

CH 4. Join to first ch to form a ring. CH 2, 12 DC into the ring.
Row 2: CH 2. 2 DC into the first DC, and in each DC around. (24 DC)
Row 3: CH 2. (2 DC into the first DC, 1 DC into the next DC.) Around. (36 DC)
Row 4: CH 2. (2 DC into the first DC, DC into the next 2 DC.) Around. (48 DC)
Row 5: CH 2. (2 DC into the first DC, DC into the next 3 DC.) Around. (60 DC)
Row 6 - 14: CH 2. DC into first DC, and in ea DC around. 
Row 15: CH 2. DC into first DC, and in ea DC around to last two DC, HDC in second to last DC, SC in last DC. 
Row 16: CH 1. SC in first DC, Sl St into next DC, CH 1, SC into same DC as Sl St, SC into next 59 ST. Join to first SC, (60 SC).

*For a woman's hat, you can:
     1.) Reduce the number of repeat rows from 14 to 13, to get a hat with a length of 8";
     2.) Make all rows as is, and roll up the end.


My Roving set is, however,
up for sale! It is completely
customizable in any size from
infant to adult with several
color options! Check out my
Roving and Non-Roving Scarf and Hat post!
I did not put this roving
 set up in my Etsy shop - I chose
to donate this set!



Adult Chunky Beanie in Cranberry & Bark - Free Crochet Pattern

I am realizing now, 2 MONTHS AFTER
completing this set, I did not take a
photo of the hat by itself. You'll just
have to settle for a picture of the whole
set on me!
I have been working very hard on my Valentine's Day hats, lately. They are going to be split between my cousin Tiffany's children, Madison and Tyler, and my sister Kynara. I made matching Owl hats for my sister, her son Sebastian, and her daughter Kayliss. And I decided to give my Creamy Short Slouch Hat with Visor and matching Ribbing Scarf to my niece, (little) Kynara. But what to give my sister's husband, Pedro?

How about my Roving Hat and Scarf? Great idea!

Because the beanie pattern as provided by Bernat via Yarnspirations definitely wouldn't have fit him and I ran out of the Bark yarn to continue alternating colors, I decided to use the remaining Bernat Roving yarn in Cranberry to make a beanie for him. I added two strips of the Bark yarn closer to the center of the hat.

My only debate... How manly is a fringe? Ha!


Materials:

-1 ball of Chunky Yarn (5) (or 2 balls if you'd like the strip in your hat!) - I used Bernat Roving yarn in Cranberry and Bark
-Size L11/8mm hook
-Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends

If you missed my Roving Hat and Scarf vs Non Roving Hat and Scarf entry, my views on the Bernat Roving yarn:

**For only $5.99, you can get a lot of yarn in a ball of the Bernat Roving yarn, however, it's not very durable in my opinion as it pulls apart easily; 2) It also tends to tangle similar to that of the cord to a land line phone.
It does seemed to have worked in my favor during this hat making though, saving it for a possible yarn for future hat projects but still NOT another scarf.

Abbreviations:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
ea - each
dc - double crochet (American, not British)

Measures to fit the average man's head - 23"
*But can easily be made to any size! Also fits the average woman's head!!

Pattern:

CH 4. Join to first ch to form a ring. CH 2, 10 DC into the ring. Join to the top of the first DC.
Row 2: CH 2. 2 DC into the first DC, and in each DC around. Join. (20 DC)
Row 3: CH 2. (2 DC into the first DC, DC into next DC.) Around. Join. (30 DC)
Row 4: CH 2. (2 DC into the first DC, DC into next 2 DC.) Around. Join. (40 DC)
Row 5: CH 2. (2 DC into the first DC, DC into the next 3 DC.) Around. Join - change color here if you'd like a strip. (50 DC)
Row 6: (With Bark) CH 2. DC into first DC, and in each DC around. Join - change back to main color. 
Row 7: (With Cranberry) CH 2. DC into first DC, and in each DC around. Join - change back to Bark.
Row 8: (With Bark) CH 2. DC into first DC, and in each DC around. Join - change back to main color.
Row 9 - 12: (With Cranberry) CH 2. DC into first DC, and in each DC around. Join.   

*For a woman's hat, you can:
     1.) Reduce the number of rows from 12 to 11;
     2.) Make the 12 rows and roll up the end.

My Roving Hat and Scarf is available for purchase in my Etsy shop. It is completely customizable in any size from infant to adult. You can find Bernat yarn color options here, and Martha Stewart Yarn color options here.


Roving and Non-Roving Scarf and Hat - Pattern Review

Before I go into the post, I would just like to say this has been sitting in my draft box since January! Just waiting on pictures and final editing. Man, I have been slacking. Geez!
This hat and scarf will still come in handy to those of you still experiencing snow, however, in the state of Florida, I'm not sure that it can be used. Who knows? Today, I left the house for work in 48 degree weather!

Onto the post...

I bought some white Red Heart Soft yarn back when I made the Gingerbread Man and Woman hat and fingerless glove set. It was used for the icing, but then I hadn't done anything with it since. 

Friday's are Chad and I days. The only thing we do is whatever we feel like. Ha. Usually sleep in, run errands, sight see around town, sometimes go to music shows, go out to eat together, but almost always (95% of the time), we end the day (before dinner) at Barnes and Noble. We share some coffee together while reading the magazines and/or books we have on our wish list. 

This past Friday, while looking through a crochet magazine I flipped to a page that had a picture tutorial of how to make the treble stitch, or the triple crochet. Although I did know how to do the triple crochet prior to seeing it in the magazine, something about it caught my eye. I thought how great would that stitch look on a scarf? When I got home, I pulled out the soft white yarn and started working out a few different ideas. Sadly, none of them quite came together though. :( I'm blaming the white-ness. I'm planning on picking up a different color and trying again, in the future.

So..... I was browsing through the Yarnspirations site, and came across this neat Scarf and Hat set. It uses Roving yarn, which I found online as Martha Stewart/Lion Brand and Bernat. The Bernat brand is the one the pattern calls for, but the Martha Stewart one has more colors to choose from.

As I did not have this chunky yarn on hand, I decided to improvise. I pulled out the Red Heart Soft white yarn and some I Love This Yarn in Forest Green, doubled my strands and started working. The pattern is VERY easy to follow and works up fairly quickly, taking approximately ten minutes per row for the scarf and an hour and a half to two hours for the hat. If I had used the bulky yarn (5), it would have taken even less time, I'm sure! 

I changed a few things to work with the yarn I was using:
Non-Roving Set on Me!

1) NON-ROVING SCARF: I made a beginning chain of 168, instead of 130. This measures 54" - my ideal scarf length. The gauge for this was 7 chains = 2", before any stretch.

2) HAT: Even though, I finished the non-roving scarf before the roving hat and scarf, I did not make the non-roving hat until after completing the roving set. I chose not to add any strips in this one. You can find my FREE hat pattern here.

A note when making the scarf, the two rows that you alternate START differently. Don't make the mistake of adding instead of missing like I did. Uneven scarfs aren't attractive and pulling out yarn is frustrating, so save yourself the trouble.

1) ROVING SCARF: I made a beginning chain of 186, instead of 130. This measures 60" - the length of the scarf according to the pattern. The gauge was around the same, before any stretch. 

*Side note for scarf: when doing the fringe, be careful when knotting the yarn NOT to pull too hard. It WILL pull apart! I suppose 'too' is very vague, but proceed with caution.


2) ROVING HAT: The original measurements/instructions weren't very accurate. I added an extra round of increases for a total of 48 single crochets, but the hat still came out kind of tight.  
Upon finishing the hat according to the pattern, it also came out too short! It stopped just covering the top part of my ears. If you like it this way, it's just fine but I like my hats to cover my ears. 
**Rather than continue to go around with this hat, being that I had an unknown number of rows to add and would have needed to buy another ball of the Bark yarn to continue the stripping pattern, I decided to just cut it as is and restart. You can find my FREE hat pattern here.





My Roving Hat and Scarf is available for purchase in my Etsy shop. It is completely customizable in any size from infant to adult. You can find Bernat yarn color options here, and Martha Stewart Yarn color options here.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Seashell Button Studded Earrings. Perfect for Sensitive Ears, and the Summer!!


While I don't have a tutorial available for these earrings, I have just updated my Etsy listing so I figured I would do a little post of them. Next time I make a pair, I will gladly take more photos of the process and materials. 

These are SUPER easy to make! And very fun to wear!!

Picture is from Hobby Lobby website.
You can shop for them here.
The seashells were originally buttons, but not for long! I de-shanked them using this Button Shank Remover, glued the pieces together using super glue to secure them, and then used some E6000 to add them to some surgical steel earring posts to make them into studs.

If you purchase these buttons, you will have enough to make 4 pairs of earrings. And the process takes less than 30 minutes plus drying time.

1.) When using a button shank remover, use with caution! As soon as you clip through the shank, the piece will go flying! I usually get it set up to clip, then I cover it with the other hand close to the table so I know exactly where the clipped piece is and to ensure my eyes are protected!

2.) Why use super glue? Some of the buttons are layers of pieces put together, and the shank is the only thing holding the layers together. Once you de-shank the buttons, you will need to super glue the layers together. Be careful not to super glue your fingers as well!

3.) Before adding the E6000, it is recommended that you scratch the back surface of the button (or use sandpaper OR the sidewalk!) to help it all stick together.

4.) Using E6000... It can be very messy! I usually squeeze a quarter size amount onto a piece of junk mail (since the advertisements and things tend to be thicker), and then grab the earring by the post and dip the flat pad into the glue. I DO NOT recommend placing the glue onto the button as it's messier and the button is going to be larger than the earring post. After dipping the flat pad into the glue, you can then place your button on top.

*I DO NOT recommend using hot glue or super glue for this because... well, I've tried it and it did not work AT ALL. Quite frustrating!

5.) When placing your button onto the E6000, keep in mind the placement on your ear! First instinct is going to be to center it, but sometimes you want it to be off-centered so that it will hang right on your ear. This all really depends on the size of the button you are using. Before you glue it down, go up to a mirror and test out the button a little.

6.) You can use ANY earring posts! I use surgical steel earring posts so it is PERFECT FOR SENSITIVE EARS! They are also a very affordable option!! But, if you don't have any sensitivities, any silver plated earring post found at your local craft store or through Etsy, will work out just fine. 
*Something to keep in mind: My first go at jewelry (outside of my introductory kit where all pieces were provided and no studs were on the test), I purchased a larger package of earring studs from Joann's, similar to these, and they do work. HOWEVER, I found that the posts on the smaller of the two sizes available tends to come loose where the flat pad and post meet. This probably happened to half of the studs I made. I don't think the pieces will actually detach, but the posts then wiggle and it is very annoying. ESPECIALLY if you are selling your pieces. I ended up throwing out the wiggly pairs of earrings.
Also for sensitive ears, sterling silver is an awesome option! It does cost significantly more, but is the best of the two options.

These Seashell Button Studded Earrings are available in my Etsy shop, as either the set of 4 or individually. They are listed with surgical steel earring posts, but sterling silver are available upon request.

I welcome custom orders!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Napkin Ceramic Tile Coasters - CRAFT FAIL!

So, before I attempted to make any of the ceramic tile coasters I currently have for sale in my Etsy shop - you can also click here for my recent post on making them - the idea was started from this Santa Coaster tutorial courtesy of Gail from My Repurposed Life. I can't exactly remember where I originally found it, probably on Pinterest, but I was set on trying to make my own.

However, it was quite a craft fail for me...

First, I opened all of the napkins and cut them in four's, and then cut them down to size (4" x 4" - since some of the images were too big to just be 3.75" around), and then removed the backing layer of each square to make them 1-ply.

After cutting, I applied mod podge to the ceramic tile, and then placed a napkin square on top and began smoothing it out. I waited a few minutes before applying a coat of mod podge on top, and this is what I got...
It isn't THAT bad, but the wrinkles were a turn off for me.


Take Two: To lessen the wrinkles, I tried using a glue stick to glue down the napkin square onto a sheet of computer paper. It came out wrinkle free! But, when I applied the coat of mod podge on top, it was WORSE than the first attempt.
Don't even want to talk about this one. Ha!


I stared for a few minutes with my face in my hands because I found the perfect napkins to make my newest ceramic tile coasters (11 sets to be exact) and can't even do it. What a disappointment! Better luck to any of you who try this. I highly recommend the use of scrapbook paper instead.
 These two pictures are only half of the sets I bought! What a shame...


Thank goodness I'm almost finished with my scarf to submit to The Crochet Crowd - because I am going to need the satisfaction! If any are interesting in making a button-up cowl, scarf or small blanket using Red Heart Boutique Treasure yarn to submit as part of the Spring Has Sprung Challenge, the deadline to submit a photo of your completed project is April 15th. You still have plenty of time! 


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Adult Green Camo Doubled Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern

This is part of the last scarf and hat set as part of my camo series.

I have made this as a gift to a friend, Matt. He kept mentioning a camo beanie that he wanted so why not have a set, right?

Materials:
   - 595 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used about one and 2/3 skeins of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Green Camo
   - I9/5.5mm Hook 
   - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Berroco Vintage, Red Heart's With Love

Time Spent:
     For each two rows, it took about 3 minutes for a total of roughly three and a half hours.

Gauge:
With I Love This Yarn and an I9/5.5mm Hook = 4" x 4"
    Chain 16, DC in the 4th stitch, and in each stitch across. (14 DC)
    R2 - R8: Chain 2, turn. DC in the 2nd stitch, and each stitch across.
    Fasten Off.

Measurements:
    6.5" wide by 70" long

Abbreviations:
    DC - Double Crochet

Pattern:
     Chain 23. DC into the 4th chain, and each chain across. (21 DC)

Rows 2-140: Chain 2, and turn. DC into the 2nd DC and each DC across. (21 DC)

Row 141: Chain 1, and turn. Slip stitch into the 1st DC, and each across. (21 slip stitches)

Fasten off, and Weave in Ends.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Doubled Scarves using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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Adult Green Camo Doubled Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern


This is the last part of the last hat and scarf set in my camo series.

I feel like I've been working on these three sets forever but really I completed 1.5 of the three sets and then took a detour to complete two hat and scarf sets for my cousins. I wasn't sure if I'd get it all done in time before the party but it was a success!

In the photos, I am wearing the Teen/Adult Small size, and have a head circumference of 21.5".

09.10.17, Update: I have since created a free crochet pattern for the Basic Beanie in all sizes from Newborn through Adult Large.

Materials:
   - 195 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Green Camo
   - I9/5.5mm Hook 
   - #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Berroco Vintage, Red Heart's With Love


One 7 oz (355 yards) skein will make multiple hat.

Time Spent:
     One and a half to two hours depending on size.

Measurements:
     The Teen/Adult Small Size has a crown of 6.25" in diameter, a circumference of nearly 19.75" to fit a head size of 20-22", and is 8.5" in length.

The Adult Large Size has a crown of 6.75" in diameter, a circumference of nearly 21.25" to fit a head size of 22-23", and is about 8.5" - 9.5" in length.

Gauge:
With I Love This Yarn and an I9/5.5mm Hook = 4" x 4"
    Chain 16, DC in the 4th stitch, and in each stitch across. (14 DC)
    R2 - R8: Chain 2, turn. DC in the 2nd stitch, and each stitch across.
    Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
     SC - Single Crochet
     HDC - Half Double Crochet
     DC - Double Crochet


Pattern Notes:
    I work my crown and body differently than most to help keep my seam straight, and it will be written as such.
In the crown, the beginning chain 2 does not count as a stitch, but in the body, the chain 2 does count.
Join to the first stitch, not the beginning chain 2.
If you need some help working one of these beanies, I have a step by step photo tutorial in my Women's Basic Beanie post, and I even explain how to make a fun pom pom to embellish the top of the beanie with!

TEEN/ADULT SMALL:
    Chain 4. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 9 HDC into the ring. Join. (9 HDC)

R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 8 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (18 DC)

R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (27 DC)

R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (36 DC)

R5: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first four stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (45 DC)

R6: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first five stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 4 stitches) 8x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (54 DC)

R7: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (54 DC)

R8: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first DC, and each DC around. Join. (54 DC)

R9: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (54 DC)

R10 - 16: Repeat Rounds 8 and 9, ending with a Round 8.

R17 - 18: Chain 1. 1 SC into the first stitch, & each stitch around. Join. (54 SC)



ADULT LARGE: 
    Chain 5. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 11 DC into the ring. Join. 11 DC)

R2: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first stitch, 2 DC in each of the next 10 DCs, and 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (22 DC)

R3: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first two stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into the next stitch) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (33 DC)

R4: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first three stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (44 DC)

R5: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first four stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 3 stitches) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (55 DC)

R6: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first five stitches, (2 DC into the next stitch, 1 DC into each of the next 4 stitches) 10x, 1 DC into the last stitch. Join. (66 DC)

R7: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (66 DC)

R8: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the first DC, and each DC around. Join. (66 DC)

R9: Chain 2. Work 1 DC into the second DC, and each DC around. Join. (66 DC)

R10 - 18: Repeat Rounds 8 and 9, ending with a Round 8.

R19 - 20: Chain 1. 1 SC into the first stitch, & each stitch around. Join. (66 SC)
Please feel free to make and sell your own Doubled Beanie using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

*If you would like a PDF version of this post, you may get one through my EyeLoveKnots Etsy Shop or EyeLoveKnots Craftsy Shop for a small fee. This fee is to compensate for the view/s lost once you no longer need to return to the blog for the information, as you will have your own copy. Plus! It helps fund supplies for new projects to share with you!
Shop EyeLoveKnots Etsy - Basic Beanie, All Sizes
or EyeLoveKnots Craftsy - Basic Beanie, All Sizes.

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Women's Granny Square Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern

This is the beanie was originally designed to go with my Women's Granny Square Scarf, but I've recently (06.2017) designed the Vintage Granny Square Scarf that would also work perfectly!

Originally, I searched on YouTube for a video on a Granny Square beanie. I found the Granny Square Hat Crochet Tutorial courtesy of Clare from BobWilson123. I followed it as recommended but I had trouble with the stretch. I made my square to the correct size and then began making the sides. I ended up completing the entire hat, an increase round short to fit my head and then even then, it was TOO big to fit comfortably on my head. It is an interesting video though, and Clare has wonderful tutorials on her YouTube channel.

I had set the finished hat aside because I wasn't completely satisfied with it. I ended up sitting down today to redo the hat. I took out ALL of my yarn and started over...::sighs::...but here it is...

06.04.17 Update: Originally when I published this, I started with a J10/6mm hook and this Basic Beanie pattern I found via Pinterest. It is courtesy of Sarah from Family Bugs. Now, I have my own way of making hats, and have since redone this pattern using my stitch counts and preferred I9/5.5mm hook.

Materials:
    - About 130 - 150 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Pink Camo and Autumn Stripe, as well as Berroco Vintage in Mushroom
    - Size I9/5.5mm hook
    - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Material Notes:
     With one full skein, you should be able to get at least two hats.

Time Spent:
     I had my hat done up in less than an hour.

Measurements:
     Adult Small and Large Sizes Included. I wear an Adult Small, with a head circumference of 21.5".

     This hat will have a crown of about 6.25" (6.75") in diameter, a circumference of nearly 19.75" (21.25") to fit a head size of 20-22" (22-23"), and fall 7.75" - 8.5" in length.

*Stretch depends on your yarn brand selected. The I Love This Yarn and Red Heart's With Love have about two inches worth, while a yarn such as Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft yarn has about an inch to an inch and a half.

Gauge:
With I Love This Yarn and an I9/5.5mm Hook = 4" x 4"
     Chain 16, DC in the 4th stitch, and in each stitch across. (14 DC)
     R2 - R8: Chain 2, turn. DC in the 2nd stitch, and each stitch across.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviation:
    DC - Double Crochet
    SC - Single Crochet

Pattern Notes:
     Join to the first stitch, not the beginning chain (unless otherwise directed).

Beginning chain 2 does not count in the crown, but does in the body. 

To keep a straight seam I worked my hat in a specific way, not entirely noted below. The crown is written as I worked it, but for each of the repeat rounds of the hat (for the body of it), I alternated between working the first DC into the first stitch, and working the first DC into the second stitch. Doing so, forced either the first DC to be in the same stitch as the beginning chain 2, or the last DC to be in the same stitch. This is similar to how you would work the stitches if you were turning at the end of each round. Feel free to work the hat how you feel comfortable - mine is just a suggestion for the technique).

If you choose to work color changes (I didn't) - work them in last part of stitch. For assistance, see my How to Change Colors in Crochet the EyeLoveKnots Way post.

I finished my hat with an invisible join. To see a photo tutorial of this technique, see the Pattern Notes section of my Newborn Twin Chunky Hat post.

Small Size shown, with Large Size in parenthesis.

Pattern:
SMALL: Chain 4. Join to form a ring. Chain 2. 10 DC into the ring. Join. [10 DC]

LARGE: Chain 4, 11 DC into the first chain. Join. [12 DC]

R2: Chain 2. DC into the first DC, 2 DC into each of the next 9 (11) DC around, DC into the last DC. Join. [20 (24) DC]

R3: Chain 2. DC into the first two DCs, (2 DC into the next DC, DC into the next DC) 9x (11x). DC into the last DC. Join. [30 (36) DC]

R4: Chain 2. DC into the first three DCs, (2 DC into the next DC, DC into the next two DCs) 9x (11x). DC into the last DC. Join. [40 (48) DC]

R5: Chain 2. DC into the first four DCs, (2 DC into the next DC, DC into the next three DCs) 9x (11x). DC into the last DC. Join. [50 (60) DC]

R6: Chain 2. DC into the first five DCs, (2 DC into the next DC, DC into the next four DCs) 9x (11x). DC into the last DC. Join. [60 (72) DC]

R7: Chain 2 (counts as a DC). DC into the 2nd DC, and each DC around. Join. [60 (72) DC]

R8: Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the same DC, skip 2 DCs, (3 DCs into the next DC, skip the next 2 DCs) around. Join. [20 (24) clusters]

*Cloche-Like: R9 - 15: Slip stitch over into the chain space. Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the same space, skip the next cluster, (3 DCs into next space, skip the next cluster) around. Join. [20 (24) clusters]

R16 - 17: Chain 1. SC into the first DC, and into each DC around. Join. [60 (72) SC]

*Regular Beanie: R9 - 16: Slip stitch over into the chain space. Chain 2. Work 2 DC into the same space, skip the next cluster, (3 DCs into next space, skip the next cluster) around. Join. [20 (24) clusters]


R17 - 18: Chain 1. SC into the first DC, and into each DC around. Join. [60 (72) SC]

Fasten Off, and Weave in Ends.
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