We’re all A Little Mad: Crochet Mini Top Hat Pattern

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Whenever I think of top hats I think of Alice in Wonderland. Who can forget the Mad Hatter and his huge hat? Not to mention the recent Disney remake with Johnny Depp (insert dreamy sigh here) and his character’s dramatic top hat. I love them, they look so fun 🙂

Yesterday I posed a picture of my black hat, (now named Black Cherry), and today I’ve made a shorter hat called Short Cake (get it? Haha puns…). I will be sharing the pattern for both.

Making them is super easy, and they hardly take any time at all.

Needed: 4.5 mm hook, 3.0 mm hook, Size 4 yarn (recommended: Red Heart & Caron Simply Soft), accessories  like buttons/ribbon/lace/feathers/beads. Optional: Head band, hair clips

Abbreviations:
Sc – Single stitch
Sl st – Slip stitch
Dc – Double crochet
2tog – Decrease stitch
Ch – Chain

black cherry crochet top hat Black Cherry Top Hat (aka Tall Version)

Hat: Start with 4.5 mm Hook & Red Heart Yarn

Round 1: Magic Ring 6. Sl st and ch.  (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch. Sl st. (12)
Rnd 3: Sc, 2sc in next st. Sl st. (18)
Rnd 4: Sc 2, 2sc in next st. Sl st. (24)
Rnd 5: Sc 3, 2sc in next st. Sl st. (30)
Rnd 6: Sc 4, 2sc in next st. Sl st. (36)
Rnd 7: Back Loop 36. Sl st.
Rnd 8: Sc 36. Sl st.
Rnd 9: Sc 10, 2tog. Sl st. (33)
Rnd 10: Sc 33. Sl st.
Rnd 11: Sc  9, 2tog. Sl st. (30)
Rnd 12: Sc 30. Sl st.
Rnd 13: Sc 8, 2tog. Sl st. (27)
Rnd 14: Sc 27. Sl st.
Rnd 15: Sc 7, 2tog. Sl st. (24)
Rnd 16: Sc 24. Sl st.
Rnd 17: Sc 6, 2tog. Sl st. (21)
Rnd 18: Sc 21. Sl st.
Rnd 19: Front Loop 21. Sl st.
Rnd 20: Dc 3, 2dc. Sl st. (26)
Rnd 21: Sc 5, 2sc. Sl st. (29)
Rnd 22: Dc 4, 2dc. Sl st. (36)

Cherry: 3.0 mm hook, Caron Simply Soft Yarn

Rnd 1: Magic Ring 3. Sl st and ch.
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st. Sl st and ch. (6)
Rnd 3: Sc, 2sc in next st. Sl st and ch (9)
Rnd 4: 2tog until close. Stuff and sew shut.

Flower: 3.0 mm hook, Caron Simply Soft Yarn

Rnd 1: Magic Ring 5. Sl st and ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, sl st in next st. Repeat around.
Rnd 3: 3dc on the ch 3 from the previous round. Sl st end.

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Strawberry Short Cake (aka Short Version)

Hat: Start with 4.5 mm hook & Red Heart Yarn. Start with Cake Color (yellow)

Round 1: Magic Ring 6. Sl st.  (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch. Sl st. (12)
Rnd 3: Sc, 2sc in next st. Sl st. (18)
Rnd 4: Sc 2, 2sc in next st. Sl st. (24)
Rnd 5: Sc 3, 2sc in next st. Sl st. (30)
Rnd 6: Sc 4, 2sc in next st. Sl st. (36)
Rnd 7: Back Loop 36. Sl st.
Rnd 8-9: Sc 36. Sl st.
Change to Frosting (white)
Rnd 10: Sc 36. Sl st.
Change back to Cake Color
Rnd 11-13: Sc 36. Sl st.
Change to Pink or other color (I think of it as the “plate” that the short cake is sitting on heehee)
Rnd 14: Front Loop 36
Rnd 15: Dc 4, 2dc

Whipped Cream: 3.0 mm hook & Simply Soft yarn (x2)

Rnd 1: Magic Ring 4. Sl st and ch.
Rnd 2: Sc, 2sc in next st. Sl st and ch (6)
Rnd 3: 2dc, sc in next st.
Make a second one and sew the two together to complete.

Strawberry: 3.0 mm hook & Simply Soft yarn

Rnd 1: Magic Ring 2. Sl st and ch.
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st. sl st and ch. (8)
Rnd 3: Sc 2, 2sc in next st. Sl st and ch. (10)
Rnd 4: Sc 2, 2tog. Sl st and ch (8)
Rnd 5: 2tog until close.

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Yay top hats, now I have two! 🙂 I think I’m either going to attach them to headbands or get a barrett so they stay positioned on my head better. I wish I didn’t make Black Cherry when I was tired, the ribbons came out a little sloppy but that’s what I get for crafting when I’m sleepy!

Speaking of which, I need to go to bed >_< Hope the hats bring a whimsical feel to you all. Thanks for stopping by~
❤ Millie

 

 

Don’t let them Float Away!: Balloon Animals Pattern

Balloon Animals by MillieOnHerWorld

Up, up, and away!
You have to watch this trio of float happy critters, they will be up in the clouds before you know it! Great gift for anyone who’s having a gloomy day, or just for decoration on the walls. They are inviting for love and playfulness.

(About a month late) Here is the tutorial on how to make them for yourself! The pattern is for personal use only, but I hope you enjoy and they put a smile on your face!

The basic pattern will be added here, but for the full pattern with pictures and a mini tutorial on joined rounds, check out the PDF:  BalloonAnimalTutorial

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Materials Needed

4.5 mm Crochet Hook
3.5 mm Crochet Hook
Acrylic Yarn (Size 4) in 2 Colors (Suggested: Caron Simply Soft)
Worsted Weight Yarn (Size 4) (Suggusted: Red Heart)
White Worsted Weight Yarn Size 3 for the Balloon String
9 mm Black Plastic Safety Eyes
6mm Copper Wire
Stuffing
Embroidery Thread
Yarn Needle

Terms
Sc – Single Crochet
St – Stitch
Ch – Chain
Sl st – Slip Stitch
2tog – Decrease Stitch

This pattern is done in Joined Rounds. But can be worked in spirals.
Head – 4.5 mm Hook and Acrylic Yarn Color A
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 6. Sl st and ch
Rnd 2. 2sc in each st (12) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3. Sc, 2sc in next st (18) Sl st and ch
Rnd 4. Sc 2, 2sc in next st (24) Sl st and ch
Rnd 5. Sc 3, 2sc in next st (30) Sl st and ch
Rnd 6. Sc 4, 2sc in next st (36) Sl st and ch
Rnd 7-11. Sc 36, remember to sl st and ch after each round.
Rnd 12. Sc 4, 2tog (30) Sl st and ch
Rnd 13. Sc 3, 2tog (24) Sl st and ch. Add eyes and embroider mouth
Rnd 14. Sc 2, 2tog (12) Sl st and ch. Stuff firmly.
Rnd 15. Sc, 2tog until the end. Sew closed and cut tail.

Ears – 3.5 mm Hook and Acrylic Yarn Color A. After making the ears sew them onto the head.
Bunny Ears:
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 4
Rnd 2. Sc, 2sc in next st (6) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3. Sc 2, 2sc in next st (8) Sl st and ch
Rnd 4. Sc 3, 2sc in next st (10) Sl st and ch
Rnd 5-9. Sc 10, remember to sl st and ch. FO and leave long tail.

Panda Ears:
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 7
Rnd 2. Sc, 2sc in next st (9) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3-4. Sc 9, remember to sl st and ch after each round. FO and leave long tail.

Cat Ears:
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 4
Rnd 2. Sc, 2sc in next st (6) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3. Sc, 2sc in next st (8) Sl st and ch
Rnd 4. Sc, 2sc in next st (10) Sl st and ch
Rnd 5. Sc, 2sc in next st (12). FO and leave long tail.

Hood – 4.5 mm Hook and Acrylic Yarn Color B
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 6. Sl st and ch
Rnd 2. 2sc in each st (12) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3. Sc, 2sc in next st (18) Sl st and ch
Rnd 4. Sc 2, 2sc in next st (24) Sl st and ch
Rnd 5. Sc 3, 2sc in next st (30) Sl st and ch
Rnd 6. Sc 4, 2sc in next st (36) Sl st and ch
Rnd 7-8. Sc 36m remember to sl st and ch
Rnd 9. Sc 36, but this round chain around the ears. Sl st and cH
Rnd 10. 2tog, Sc 35, 2tog (34) Be sure to Sc the same amount of chains from Rnd 9. Sl st and ch
Rnd 11. 2tog, Sc 34, 2tog (32) Sl st and ch
Rnd 12-14. Sc 32, remember to sl st and ch after each round. FO and leave long tail.

Body – 4.5 mm Hook and Acrylic Yarn Color A
Legs (Make 2)
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 6. Sl st and ch
Rnd 2. Sc, 2sc in next st (8) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3. Sc 2, 2sc in next st (10) Sl st and ch
Rnd 4-6. Sc 10, remember to sl st and ch after each round. Sl st, FO and weave end.
Repeat Rnd 1-6 for the second leg, DO NOT cut tail when done
Rnd 7. Ch 3, sc into a st of the first leg, then Sc around (~26)
Rnd 8-10. Sc ~26, sl st and ch after each round.
Rnd 9-11. Chang to Color B and Sc ~26, remember to sl st and ch after each round.
Rnd 12. Sc around, but 2tog on each side (~24) sl st and ch
Rnd 13. Sc around (~24) sl st and ch
Rnd 14. Sc around, but 2tog on each side (~22) sl st and ch
Rnd 15. Sc around (~22) sl st and ch
Rnd 16. Sc around, but 2tog on each side (~20) sl st and ch
Rnd 17. Sc around (~20) sl st and FO, leave a long tail.

Arms – 4.5 mm Hook and Acrylic Yarn Color A
(Make 2)
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 6. Sl st and ch
Rnd 2. Sc, 2sc in next st (8) Sl st and ch
Rnd 3-5. Sc 8, sl st and chain at the end of each round.
Rnd 6-7. Switch to Color B and Sc 8. Sl st and ch. Stuff firmly.
Rnd 8. Sc, 2tog until close, FO and leave a long tail.

Assembly
1. Stuff the body firmly
2. Sew the head to the body
3. Sew on the arms, positioning the arm that will be holding the balloon higher and attached to the side of the animal’s head

Heart Balloon – 4.5 mm Hook and Worsted Weighted Yarns, Wire
The heart is done tin SPIRAL ROUNDS, do NOT sl st and chain
Rnd 1. Magic Ring 5
Rnd 2. 2sc in each st (10)
Rnd 3. Sc, 2sc in next st (15)
Rnd 4. Sc 2, 2sc in next st (20)
Rnd 5-6. Sc 20. Sl st and FO, and weave in tail. Repeat Rnd1-6 for second heart half, Do NOT cut after second half!
Rnd 7. Holding both heart halves side by side, Sc through both halves for 4 stitches, then continue to Sc around one half then the next. There should be 34 sc total.
Rnd 8-13. The next few rounds are kind of freehand, but you need to 2tog four times for the next six rounds. The best way to do this is 2tog at the beginning of the rnd, the left side, in the front center, and the right side. When you are done, there should be about 10 sc left. Next we will be adding the wire.

1. Cut the wire about 10 inches, and a piece of yarn the same color about 8 inches
2. Push the wire through the arm that will be holding the balloon. Make sure it goes all the way through
3. Insert the other end of the wire through the heart, pushing through the top of the heart and leaving about a centimeter or two
4. Wrap the exposed wire in yarn, leaving two loose ends
5. With scissors, jewelry tools, or by hand, fold the wire into the heart securely
6. With a yarn needle, sew and tie the loose yarn ends into the heart
7. Stuff the heart lightly, make sure the wire can hold it
8. 2tog the bottom of the heart around the wire. Then leave a tail and sew around the wire until very tightly around it
9. Take a long piece (about arm’s length) of the White Worsted Weight Size 3 yarn. Tie it to the wire, right under the heart balloon. Tightly wrap the yarn to cover the wire.
10. When reaching the animal arm, sew the yarn end through the animal arm, then continue wrapping the wire to the end. Don’t cut the yarn
11. Loop the wire around the animal’s arm then fold the wire into the arm securely. With the excess yarn, sew around the wire to help it maintain its place. Weave end into arm and cut.
12. You’re all done!

🙂 Hope things weren’t too tricky and you love the results! Thanks for checking it out.

Next blog post will be about my awesome Craft Swap with Denea of Ami Amore ❤ Plus an update on what has been going on lately. Oh, did I forget to mention this blog post was done in sunny Reno, Nevada? 😀 Second day of my vacation and visiting my parents~!

Enjoy the pattern, I’ll be enjoying my view of the mountains,
❤ Millie

 

 

Crazy Colored Cozies: DIY Mittens w/Pattern

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How would you like theses little rainbows on your wrists? This is just what anyone needs during this time of the year (well, if you’re in the midwest) when the skies are dreary and contemplating whether to snow or rain and there is still a chill in the air. But there is hope, combat those grey and damp hues outside with these soft and colorful cozies!

While I wish I was the mastermind who created these, I am not. I was on Facebook when I saw a post from the blog Cherry Heart , a charming blog with beautiful tutorials of all kinds. I saw these mittens and knew, this was screaming my name, I HAD to make them (which is the case with almost everything I make hahaha!) The picture filled step by step tutorial is found here on her blog.

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Here’s a quick lil run down of me using her pattern:

1. Hardest step of this pattern? What colors to choose, and in which order?? I took a week of working on and off on these gloves because I would get about 5 rows in and not like the way the colors flowed!

2. Her pattern called for a 3.50 mm hook. Instead I used a 4.50 mm hook because I had to do less stitches and the fit seemed much looser.

3. I noticed her pattern termanology was slightly different. She uses the term “double crochet” (dc) when she really means “single crochet” (sc). I noticed when doing the final row of the mittens. If you want a looser fit at the top, then okies, but don’t do double crochet on the button part like I did, I had to start over.

Left: Correct Single CrochetRight: Incorrect Double Crochet

Left: Correct Single Crochet
Right: Incorrect Double Crochet

4. I used a combination of Simply Soft and Red Heart: Baby Steps yarn because they are both very vibrant brands that of course are very soft and warm.

I wore these to school today and got some really nice compliments 🙂 They are so eye catching and unique, way better than any store bought fingerless gloves! A fairly short blog post, but I had to share and encourage someone to make their  own pair, you won’t regret it~ ❤

K-thanx-bai!

Beautifully Blue: DIY Cozy Crochet Fingerless Gloves

My latest addition to my small crochet clothing collection: fingerless gloves!
I feel so lovely wearing these, they are soft, super warm, and might I say super stylish?
Fingerless gloves are always in style, and now I can make them in any color I please, and so they fit my hands perfectly.
I am crochet master!…(not really).

I 100% do NOT create the pattern for these beauties. I did however add a small modification. The wonderful tutorial was found from My Favorite Things‘s blog, the link to the pattern is here and try taking a peak at her other patterns, they are all equally amazing.  Her tutorial took me a few tries but I noticed a major problem was that she used thin wool yarn, and I have none. I was working with a thicker acrylic yarn and didn’t like the way things were turning out. I made a slight modification starting at the second round.

Here’s the basics of what I did:

Need: 4.50 mm hook, acrylic yarn (I used Caron’s Simply Soft), lace or ribbon

Rnd 1:

Chain so the sequence is long enough to comfortably fit around your hand. The pattern calls for 30, but it was too big for me so I had to do less. For this way, make sure it is an even number. When you are done chaining, slip stitch into the first stitch to create a circle.

Rnd 2-6:

Chain 2, followed by a half double crochet into the same stitch. This is where I change things a bit. Chain 1, skip 1, then do a half double crochet in the next stitch. At the end of the round, do a slip stitch into the first sc. Be sure to count the number of “circles” or gaps between the half double crochets. Each following round should have the same number of gaps so there are no increases and your gloves starts getting wider and wider. For Rnd 3, start again by Chain 2, half double crochet, chain 1, skip 1, now half double crochet through the holes as pictured above. Continues until there are 6 even rounds.

Rnd 7:

Things are coming along now! This round introduces room for our little thumbs to poke through. Keep up the half double crochet, chain, skip pattern until you reach your thumb. When you do, chain 5-7 times or however it takes so the loop will fit comfortably around your thumb. After chaining, be sure to skip the exact same amount of stitches, then continue the hdc, ch, sk pattern. While chaining for your thumb loop, pay extra attention to the number and the equivalent amount of “circles” that were skipped. At the end of the round, make sure you still have the same amount of circles. (Okay this sounds a little confusing). Example: My total number of circles (aka gaps between my half double crochets) was 14. I chained 5 for  my thumb. 5 chains and 5 skips was equal to 3 hdc and 2 chs, or three circles. I included those three circles at the end of the round so my total was still 14 circles total.  End the round with a slip stitch.

Rnd 8- +16:

Keep up the same pattern, making sure to keep counting and ending each round with a slip stitch. I did 16, but ofcourse you can make the gloves as long as you wish!

Finishing Rnd:

For the end of the glove, I followed her pattern to get the semi frilly look. All working in SAME sc: yarn over, insert hook through stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops. Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops. As usual, end this round with a slip stitch. To finish, weave lace into the second to last row, tie it into a bow. That’s all!

I haven’t taken my gloves off since I made them. I should really preserve them for special occasions or even when I leave the house, but I can’t help myself! I hope everyone else tries to make a pair ^-^ This was great practice, I’ll probably make more eventually, after I finish all the other projects I’ve got lined up.

Enjoy the pattern, I’m done for the night 🙂

❤ Bye bye!

P.S. Woohoo 131 followers! I’m thinking about having another give away soon, be on the look out 🙂

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