Monday, March 11, 2013

Olivia's Hello Kitty Hat and Scarf

 Miss O is my niece and also my Goddaughter.  This little hat was conjured up with her sweet face in my mind.

I'm kicking myself for not writing the pattern down.  Yes, you heard it.  I didn't write the pattern down, I just "winged-it"...

Apparently I DID write this pattern down! What a ninny. :)  I wrote it on my ravelry project page.  Whoohoo.  Here it is:

"I" Hook
Cotton Bernat yarn for hat
Caron simply soft for bow

Magic circle 8hdc then increase* by 8 each round (no chain one, no sl st, just use a marker to know when a new round is being made)
After initial 8 hdc in magic circle follow the pattern as follows:
Rnd 1:[ 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next] Repeat around. (16 hdc)
Rnd 2: [2hdc, hdc, hdc] Repeat (24 hdc)
Rnd 3: [2hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc] Repeat (32 hdc)
Increase to 63 stitches , then decrease* by 8hdc.

*Decrease Round:
 Rnd 9: [hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc2tog] Repeat around (56hdc)

Rnd 10: One row of 1hdc in each stitch. (56 hdc)

Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 9 (decrease round) 48 hdc

 Repeat Rnd 10 until the size you want.  

I then did three rows of sc with the rose colored yarn.  

Lay hat flat. 
Right ear: (stitches are worked around the post of hdc’s) 

  • Refer to my less than stellar artwork for more clarification. ;)

Working on the right edge of the hat:
First:  join yarn to the post of hdc  (on picture this is labeled as "1"), ch 1
Second: work 10 dc (double crochets) around the post of hdc of the st directly above that same st that you joined. (Labeled "2")

Third:  sl st around post of st directly above that st for step 2, ch 1 turn. (Labeled "3")

Now work this row across the 10 dc:  sc, sc, sc, dc, dc, dc, dc, sc, sc, sc. 
 Join with sl st to 1st ch 1. FO. Pull ends through to the inside of the hat. Tie off and weave in all ends.
Left ear: (Refer to drawing)
The left ear is worked the same as the right ear WITH THE EXCEPTION that you work in the opposite direction.  Take note of this on the drawing.

I made the bow by stitching a rectangle using hdc.  I sl st around it; Then using a needle, I weaved the yarn down the middle and cinched it.  I wrapped yarn around the middle then attached it to the hat near one of the ears. 

Giving a little smolder for the camera.

There's my sweet girl

The ever popular "duckface"
I believe I used an H hook** I used an I hook**and did hdc in a round, using a stitch marker so there wouldn't be any seam.  I know I decreased a row or two toward the end to give more of a rounded look.  The band at the end is single crochets with a slip stitched border.   Hopefully that makes sense to anyone who wants to know.

The scarf is made with hdc and tassels in red and pink.  Very basic.

I can almost feel Olivia's sweet snuggle and hear her praise, "Oh Auntie, I'm so proud of you."
She's so stinkin' cute. :)

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