Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I was Hat Happy

Very recently, I went a little hat happy. You'll see what I mean....

You are my Cupcake Toddler Hat (Crochet)

You  Are My Cupcake Hat

Items Used: “I Love This Cotton” yarn from Hobby Lobby. (If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you, you can also use Sugar n’ Cream Cotton—they have scents, too, so you can make your hat SMELL!)

3 ounces “I love this cotton” Ivory Spark

2 ounces “I love this cotton” brown

1 ounce “Sugar n’ cream” Rose Scented

1 ounce of any color that you wish to make “sprinkles” with

H Hook (for smaller sizes, use a smaller hook)

Yarn Needle

DC-Double Crochet
HDC-Half Double crochet
HDC Dec-Half double crochet Decrease
HDCBP- Half double crochet back post
HDCFP- Half double crochet front post

To do HDC Dec: Work a hdc in the next stitch without completing the very last step (keep all three loops on hook) , then hdc in the next stitch without completing the last step. You should have 5 loops on the hook then yarn over and draw through all the loops. Decrease made.
To do HDCBP: YO (yarn over), insert hook through the BACK of the post stitch. YO and pull through
To do HDCFP: YO, insert hook through the front of the post stitch. YO and pull through.

 If you need help, there is a great tutorial here  àhttp://youtu.be/56eTH2LxBWw. HOWEVER, instead of doing a DC, do a HDC.

To start:

With Ivory Spark (or the lighter color) Make a magic circle. Ch 3 (this will count as a dc from here throughout the rest of the pattern). 11 DC in the center. Join with top of Ch3. Pull the tail tight to close the hole in the middle of the MC.  [12dc total]

Round 1: Ch 3, DC in the same stitch. In the next stitch, 2 DC. Continue to do 2DC all the way around.  Join at the top of the ch 3[24dc total]

Round 2: Ch 3. *2 dc in next stitch. 1dc in stitch after that.* Continue the pattern between the * all the way around. Join at the top of the ch 3. [36 dc total]

Round 3: Ch 3. *1 dc in the next stitch. 2 dc in next stitch. 1 dc in the following two stitches.* continue what is in the * all the way around. Join at the top of the ch 3 .[48 dc total]

Round 4: Ch 3. *1 dc in the next two stitches. 2 dc in the next stitch. 1 dc in the next three stitches* Continue what’s in the ** all the way around. Join at the top of the ch 3. [60dc total]

Round 5: Ch 3. *1 dc in the next 3 stitches. 2 dc in the next stitch. 1dc in the next four stitches* Continue between the * Join at the top of the ch 3. [72dc total]

Round 6, 7 and 8: Ch 3. One DC in each of the stitches around.

Round 9: Ch2. One HDC in the next 3 stitches. *HDC Dec over the next two stitches (makes one stitch for the next round. One HDC in the next four stitches. HDC Dec over the next two stiches.* continue in between ** until the last five stitches. HDC in next 3 stitches. HDC Dec over the next two stitches. Join with the top of ch 2, fasten off. [58 stitches]   This row creates the illusion that the top is a cupcake top.

Round 10-13: Join brown color where ivory color left off. Ch 2 (count as the first HDCBP). The pattern all the way around goes *HDCFP, HDCBP, HDCFP, HDCBP, etc* it will end on a BP. This makes the ribbed texture as well as it’s more stretchy. If you want a bigger cupcake bottom, keep going! After, fasten off and weave in the ends.

POM POM cherry top: (I used my phone, but you can use a piece of rectangle cardboard or something that has two paralell, straight edges). USING MY PHONE….I wrapped yarn around the phone around 40 times. I slid this group of yarn off. With a separate piece of yarn (I’d say about 8-12 inches long) TIGHTLY tie around the middle of the yarn group. Then cut the yarn that looks folded on each side. Another good tutorial is here à http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NZDegGzY4c&feature=related (I’m using method 2)

With the long tail that I suggested you make, attatch to top of the hat, weaving in the ends into the hat.

SPRINKLES: With the color of your choice, snip  2 inch pieces off. Each two inch piece, insert anywhere on your hat. I did diagonal, straight, up down, etc. I would insert the yarn through the inside of the hat and go to the top of the hat creating a line. Then I would go back into the inside of the hat and lightly tie the ends together.


Please don’t sell my pattern or anything dealing with my pattern. If you use my pattern and post pictures of the hat, please reference me in there somewhere. If you sell the finished product, please just let me know J Thanks.


Upon welcoming myself to the blogger, I still haven't been able to figure out what to write about. I thought about attempting to be funny, but if you knew my sense of humor, it's not that funny and it's not worth listening to. I try. With not much success.

Either way, to tell you a little bit about myself and the creation that is Silly Goose...Silly Goose is obviously not my real name. Silly Goose is my daughter's nick name and a name that my husband and I decided would be perfect for things that I like to do...as most of it is for my little girl. Perfect. I enjoy crafting and art, but most of all, I enjoy yarn crafts. I love to crochet and I dabble in knitting. Crocheting was something that I taught myself how to do and is an amazing stress reliever. I actually never really bought my first "Crochet for dummies" until a year ago, when I decided it was time to actually LEARN what I was trying to do. Since then, things have just kind of taken off. I do a bit of crocheting every night to get a little bit of relaxation after work. My job is stressful, as most jobs are, and this makes me drift away with each yarn over, single crochet, or any sort of stitch that I decide to put in my work. A lot of my things are not based on patterns, but things that I made myself and designed myself. If I use a pattern, it's only because I don't know how to do a specific thing on an item that I want to make. As soon as I learn that technique, watchin out, that pattern is going to be altered, or even scrapped all together as I am going to make someone of my own with it.

In any mess, I guess, I welcome myself, yet again, to the world of Silly Goose Crafts. And to those who are reading this, feel free to use my patterns that I post on here. I ask that you don't sell my pattern and if you use my pattern to make something, just reference me and where you got it from. Sell what ever you make using the pattern. But, that pattern, IS MINE. We pattern makers put a lot of effort into making that pattern, writing that pattern out and testing it.

Also, feel free to ask me if you have questions. :-)

Silly Goose