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Monday, February 24, 2014

Ladybug Hat - Free Crochet Pattern Review with Link to Free Pattern

We had a carnival in town and my little girl was dressed up as a cute ladybug wearing a matching crochet ladybug hat.

Ladybug Hat - Free Crochet Pattern Review  with Link to Free Pattern

I have crocheted this lady bug hat, inspired by the cute hat of Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me (link below), with some own changes. I made my own basic beanie pattern using Red Heart Lisa, sport weight yarn and a 3.5 mm crochet hook (See below my Free Pattern for the Basic Beanie with almost invisible seams)

Ladybug Hat - Free Crochet Pattern Review  with Link to Free Pattern

The ladybug face and spots are made using Sarah's free pattern.
I love the way it turned out! My little ladybug had also a lot of fun! :)  
Check out the Free Pattern of the Ladybug Hat by Repeat Crafter Me! Sarah has also many other pretty character hats.  

Ladybug Hat - Free Crochet Pattern Review  with Link to Free Pattern

My Basic Beanie  Free Pattern with almost invisible seam:

Measures: 50 - 52 cm circumference
                 18,5 cm height

Notes: You will work the last dc of each round of the crown in the stitch looking as a knot, practically in the joining of the previous round, that normally it is not a stitch!!!! Mark the joining stitch, so you'll know that you will work in it your last stitch of the next round 
 Be sure not to miss that stitch! Count your stitches! 

To see where to work the last stitch check out my Step by Step Picture Tutorial for the Invisible Seam (worked the same way, only using half double crochet stitches like, not dc).

Begin with a magic ring.
Round 1: Make 12 dc into ring, join with slst into top of first dc.Pull end of yarn to close the ring. (12 stitches)

Round 2: ch2,(does not count as a stitch here and throughout the pattern), 1dc in same stitch, 2dc in each of the next 11sts, end with 1dc into the st marked as the joining. Join with slst in the top of the first dc. (24 stitches)

Round 3: ch2, 1dc in same stitch, 1dc in next st, (2dc in next st, 1dc in next st)x11 times, end with 1dc in the last st= the stitch marked as the joining, slst in the top of the first dc. (36 stitches)

Round 4: ch2, 1dc in same stitch, 1dc in each of the next 2dc, (2dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts) x11 times, end with 1dc in the last st= the stitch marked as the joining, slst in the top of first dc. (48 stitches)

Round 5: ch2, 1dc in same stitch, 1dc in each of the next 3dc, (2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 3sts) x11 times, end with 1dc into the marked st. slst in the top of the first dc of the round. (60 stitches)

Round 6: ch2, 1dc in same stitch, 1dc in each of the next 4dc, (2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of the next 4sts) x11 times, end with 1dc into the marked st. slst in the top of the first dc of the round. (72 stitches)

Round 7-17: ch2, 1dc in same st and 1 dc in each st around, join with sl st into top of first dc (72 stitches)

At the end of round 17 don't join, cut yarn and finish off invisibly. See my instructions with Step by Step Image Tutorial for The Invisible Finish Off at the end of my post
 CROCHET SUN HAT OCEAN AND SUN.

The Edging made with twisted single crochet. See my stitch instructions with picture tutorial in the post TWISTED SINGLE CROCHET.
Join black yarn with, ch1, 1 twsc into same st and 1 twsc in each st around. Join with sl st into the top of the first twsc. Cut yarn. Fasten off.

Ladybug Hat - Free Crochet Pattern Review  with Link to Free Pattern

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