Category Archives: hats

Modifications to the Viking Helmet

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Modifications to the Viking Helmet

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I decided to make my Viking helmet at little girly.

The pattern is available on Etsy. I only have it available in toddler size.

I used a bright pink yarn for the helmet part. I cut fifteen strands of a soft blond yarn and attached it using a crochet hook. The horns are also done with a sparkly white to add bit of bling.

I have a bunch of orders to work on, so I am slowly designing new patterns and updating older ones.

Happy Fall.

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Free Pattern Tuesday – Lego Person Newborn Baby Hat

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I love Legos, but often feel I’m to old to play with them. The next best thing is making Lego creations out of yarn.

This is a pretty easy knit pattern. I hate working in the round unless I use double pointed needles and that can be tedious. It’s made in one piece and seamed in the back. The decorations/face are made in crochet and then sewn on.

Happy Knitting and as always contact me if you have questions.

Copyright 2012: Drunken Aunt Wendy Designs
Materials, Notes, Abbreviation, Gauge
I love this yarn in Yellow
I love this yarn in black
Size 6 knitting needles
Size E crochet hook
P – purl
K – knit
K2tog – Knit 2 together
SC – Single Crochet
INC – SC 2 stitches into same stitch
BLO – Back loops only
Gauge – 18 stitches per 4 inches

Instructions
Newborn size
In yellow, Cast On 52
(K2, P1) repeat across, K last stitch
P1, (P2, K1) repeat across
Repeat row one
Repeat row two
Knit row
Purl row
Repeat 5 and 6 until piece measures 3.5 inches.
(K4, k2tog) repeat across, K last 4 stitches (44)
Purl row
(K3, k2tog) repeat across, K last 4 stitches (36)
Purl row
(K2, k2tog) repeat across (27)
Purl row
(K1, k2tog) repeat across (18)
Purl row
(k2tog) repeat across (9)
Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing. Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull up tight to close. Sew back seam with mattress stitch.
Top of head – the bumpy

Note this is crocheted in the round.
In Yellow, ch 2
6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
(SC, INC, SC) 6 times (24)
SC in BLO
SC row
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Lightly stuff and sew to top of hat.
Eyes (make 2)

In Black, Ch 2
8 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, join with a slip stitch.
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.
Embroider the mouth using a straight stitch twice. Make the smile by using a small straight stitch in the center to pull the mouth in an arc.

Free Pattern Tuesday – Polar Bear Hat

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This wasn’t originally what I planned on posting this week, but it is really cute. It’s worked back and forth on straight needles in garter stitch so it’s a good beginner project. The yarn does all the work. Make sure to check your gauge before starting so the hat fits correctly.

Copyright 2012: Drunken Aunt Wendy
Materials, Notes, and Abbreviations
Yarn bee boucle traditions brushed white
Size 8 knitting needles
Size E crochet hook
Gauge take the time to check gauge.
4 inches = 15 stitches
K2tog – knit 2 stitches together
Instructions
Newborn sizes
Cast on 43 stitches
Work in garter stitch until piece measures 3.5 inches.
(K5, K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (37)
Knit row
(K4, K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (31)
Knit row
(K3, K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (25)
Knit row
(K2, K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (19)
Knit row
(K1, K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (13)
Knit row
(K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (7)
Cut yarn and leave a long tail for sewing. Thread tail through the remaining stitches on the needle and pull it up tight to close the hole. Sew a seam.
Ears make 2

With crochet hook, Ch 2,

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
4-6. 3 rows SC
7. (SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
SC opening closed, fasten off and sew to hat.

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Devil baby hat – free pattern Tuesday

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I’m both a knitter and a crocheter and I like to combine both elements in patterns. This hat is a reflection of that. It’s only sized for itty, bitty babies right now and is probably only suitable for newborns or as a photography prop.

I’ll try to add a .pdf later this week. iPads are good for somethings but not others. Enjoy and hey I got it up on time. That Dexter marathon this weekend was good for something.

Copyright 2012: Wendy’s Wild Life
Materials, Notes and Abbreviations
Size 6 knitting needles
I love this yarn – Fire Red
Gauge – 18 stitches per 4 inches
Size E crochet hook
Note: this pattern requires both knitting and crochet.
Instructions
Newborn size – knit pattern
Finished hat measures 11.5 inches in circumference and 4.5 inches tall.
Cast on 52 stitches
K1, P1 across
P1, K1 across
Continue in Stockinette Stitch until piece measure 3.5 inches from cast on edge ending with a purl row.
(K4, k2tog) repeat across, K last 4 stitches (44)
Purl row
(K3, k2tog) repeat across, K last 4 stitches (36)
Purl row
(K2, k2tog) repeat across (27)
Purl row
(K1, k2tog) repeat across (18)
Purl row
(k2tog) repeat across (9)
Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing. Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull up tight to close. Sew back seam with mattress stitch.
Horns, make 2
Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
INC, 3 SC (5)
INC, 4 SC (6)
INC, 5 SC (7)
INC, 6 SC (8)
INC, 7 SC (9)
INC, 8 SC (10)
INC, 9 SC (11)
INC, 10 SC (12)
Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing. Stuff horns and sew to hat.

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Viking Hat on display

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My friend, the wonderful and talented, Kristie Cromie, helped me out last week by taking a few photos of her adorable little Will posing in the Viking Helmet kids hat that I had made for her.

He's at that stage where keeping a hat on is not his forte

A couple of other shots:

The pattern is available at http://www.etsy.com/listing/61293067/viking-helmet-knit-and-crochet-pattern.

I tried to use ribbing to make it stretchy and give it that plated metal look. I made the brim seperately using a seed and bobble stitch to give the appearance of rivits on the hat. Lastly, I crocheted and stuffed the horn so they would stick up. I’ve tried this hat in multiple colors including blue and hot pink. I’d like to make a version with braids, but I keep running out of time.