Crochet Messy Bun Hat Pattern and Video Tutorial

SKILL LEVELimg_0155 Beginner

ABBREVIATION
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
rpt – repeat


MATERIALS

6.5 mm hook
8.0 mm hook
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Marker
1 Skien Loops and Threads Charisma Yarn
Small amount of Cream and Red Charisma Yarn for band

MEASUREMENTS
Preteen to Adult – 20” x 8”

GAUGE
3sc = 1 inch

ADULT MESSY BUN HAT CROCHET PATTERN

*Hat is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join. Use a stitch marker at the beginning of round for easier counting

Using 8 mm hook work 30 sc around hair elastic

Rnd 1: 1 sc in 1st 4 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (36)

Rnd 2: 1 sc in 1st 5 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (42)

Rnd 3: 1 sc in 1st 6 sts *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts* rpt from * to * till end of rnd (48)

Rnd 4:  Sc in 1st and each st around (48)

Repeat Round 4 until hat measures 6”  Note:  This hat stops at mid ear – if you would like it longer just add a few more rounds before continuing to band.

BAND

Change to 6.50 mm hook and cream yarn.

Rnds 1-2:  Sc in 1st and each stitch around.  Drop cream yarn and change to red yarn. (48)

Rnd 3: Sc in 1st and each stitch around.  Cut red yarn and change to cream yarn. (48)

Rnd 4: Sc in 1st and each stitch around.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

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DIY Crochet Kit – GIVEAWAY

CLOSED – CONGRATULATIONS

CAROL S

Schnauzer Cozy 

DIY Crochet Kit

WHO? Everyone Can Enter!

WHAT? DIY Schnauzer Cozy Crochet Kit

WHERE? www.prettydarnadorable.com

WHEN? Friday December 2, 2016

WHY? Because it is too ‘ADORABLE’ not to share!

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A few weeks ago on Instagram the cutest picture of a cozy popped up.  This was not a regular wow that is really nice cozy.  It was HOLY SMOKES THAT IS SO ‘DARN ADORABLE’ I NEED THIS NOW kinda cozy.  Staring back at me was the sweetest little Schnauzer face I had ever seen crafted from yarn.  I just looked at it and smiled – then quickly checked out Angels store where I found an abundance of sweet little faces – each one cuter than the last 🙂

Well, of course I had to write Angel and tell her how wonderful and unique I thought her product was and mentioned that I would love to do a giveaway if she was ever interested…  SHE WAS!

I am so excited to introduce you to Angela from HookedbyAngel.  She is the mastermind behind these beautiful, unique and loveable cozies.

Angela is giving away this super cute DIY Crochet Cozy Kit including shipping!  A value of up to $42!  

Angel is also offering two very generous discounts!

  • All patterns on RAVELRY will be available at 25% off please use Coupon Code: GIVEAWAY
  • All DIY Crochet Kits on Etsy will be available at 15% off.  Be sure to message her on Etsy to receive your discount!

Entering this giveaway could not be easier. Simply post in the comments section under the “DIY CROCHET KIT” blog post that this kit is too adorable to live without and you will be entered.

The winner will be announced on my Blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook on Monday December 5, 2016 by random draw.

Be sure to check out all of Angel’s awesome products here:

www.etsy.com/shop/HookedbyAngel
www.ravelry.com/people/hookedbyangel
www.facebook.com/HookedbyAngel/
www.instagram.com/hookedbyangel/

Good Luck Everyone!

Love Cyprianne and Angel xo

 

Thank You!

Here in Canada Thanksgiving was a few weeks ago.  But now, as I am working on new designs I am also thinking how thankful I am for all the people out there supporting my business.  A business that allows me to be here for my family and at the same time do something I love.

The online business world has changed so much since I started ‘Speckled Frog Crochet’ back in late 2009. Back in the early years my Facebook business page was not a place where new designs were promoted as much as a place where people, mostly women and moms with young children chatted freely about the trials and tribulations of life and motherhood.

The hours I worked were long and late. Many nights as my family slept I would be working on new a design that I was anxious to see unfold. It was during those late evenings I would chat with people through Etsy Convo or on Facebook. These are the times friendships were formed and bonds were made with people I had never even met face-to-face. I knew customers by name, their children names and often details of their life which were so often in common with mine.  Then I took a break from designing…

When I came back oh my gosh things had changed!  So many designers so many Facebook pages and I felt completely out of touch and overwhelmed.  Everywhere I turned “Get More Followers!” was pushed in my face so I did.  But… I missed the intimacy of what my business used to be.

Now I feel things have come full circle.  Numbers don’t mean that much to me anymore (not to say I don’t appreciate EVERYONE who follows me – I DO!) But I look forward to seeing the people who comment, share their projects and are in my life on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.  I look for you now – and if you aren’t there I miss you!  Sounds silly I know but really how is it any different than looking forward to seeing the people you work with?  So please keep sharing, keep messaging me to show my what you have made or to touch base.  I really do enjoy it 🙂

Last year I did a re-launch and you all made it more successful than I could have ever imagined. I ended up in the top 10 sellers on Etsy for 3 days in a row!  I am so sincerely both humbled and thankful for this.

Now I am spending more time on my blog and YouTube.  I have created these venues as a place where I can give back.  Here you will not be bombarded with ads or pop-ups to get more from you.  Just come here an enjoy free video tutorials and free patterns – this space is all about you!

Long posts like this are very rare by me – but this is written from the heart.  I hope you have all taken a moment to read this so you know how much you mean to me.

Much love and appreciation,

Cyprianne xo

PS Watch your email tomorrow you will be getting your coupon code for BLACK FRIDAY (Well…THURSDAY)!

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It’s All About You!

ULTRA SUEDE TAGS

100 Piece Giveaway!


WHO? Everyone Can Enter!

WHAT? Giveaway for 100 Ultra Suede Tags

WHERE? www.prettydarnadorable.com

WHEN? November 10 thru November 13, 2016

WHY? Because we love you!


Sometimes in business I come across an individual who blows me away with their gratitude and great customer service.  When this happens, I will be a customer for life!  It is because of this I would like to introduce you all to Roberto Sand – the man behind the awesome ultra suede tags you see on all my crochet items!

Since my relaunch last November I receive almost daily inquiries from peeps just like you asking “Where did you get those tags?”   I quickly send them over to Rob’s Etsy Store knowing they will be in great hands and will be thrilled with the end result.

Then it came to me!  I need to do a giveaway for these awesome tags!… But “I” can’t make them (insert sad face here…)

So I contacted Rob… 

“Hey Rob, I would love to hold a giveaway for my awesome peeps!  Are you in?” 

To which he responded “Heck ya! Lets do it!”  

Then I said “But I feel sad for my peeps that don’t win. (Sigh…)” 

To which he said “Don’t feel sad, I will give them all special pricing!”  

Me, “Whaaaat?” 

“Yes” He said, “This is what I would like to do.”

GIVEAWAY

“The winner will receive 100 custom tags plus shipping a total value of $57 US!    

All other peeps that place an order between November 14 and November 21, 2016 will receive special pricing as below!

  •       50 for $19.50
  •     100 for $39.00”

Me…(speechless)


Because this giveaway is all about YOU, the only thing you need to do is tell us you want them! (Insert applause here…) Yup! That’s it!

Entering this giveaway could not be easier. Simply post in the comments section under the “Ultra Suede Tags Giveaway” blog post that you want the tags and you will be entered. We will be selecting the winner Monday, November 14, 2016 by random draw.  The winner will be announced on my Blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

Remember, you do not have be a business owner to appreciate these wonderful tags.

Good Luck!

Love Cyprianne and Rob xo

Let’s Get Our Jolly On!

More ADORABLE photos by Cuddlebug Captures – Thanks Shannon!

 I don’t know about you but I am all about the cheeks!  Cute cheeks, chubby cheeks, kissable cheeks!  And this little one has all of the above.

Enjoy this pattern and make sure you share photos of the cheeky one you make it for!

Love Cyp xo

TEXTURED JESTER HAT

Be sure to like and add to your RAVELRY library

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner/Easy

ABBREVIATIONS

  • 386908_282362095137887_1927426890_nch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • st – stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • rpt – repeat

MATERIALS

  • 5.5 mm hook
  • 6.5 mm hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • 100 g – 5 Bulky yarn

SIZES

  • Preemie – 14” x 5.5”
  • Newborn to 6 Months – 16” x 6.5”
  • 6 to 12 Months – 17” x 7.5”
  • 12 Months to 2 Years – 18” x 8.5”
  • 3 to 5 years – 19” x 9.5”
  • 5 to 10 Years – 20” x 10.5”

Please be respectful and don’t copy or claim this crochet pattern as your own.
But please do Share, Pin and Pingback as much as you want!

SPECIAL STITCH :  Sk st, (sc, dc) in next, sk nest st, (sc, dc) in next

POM POM

This doesn’t have to be exact but here is what I used.  4” X 4” piece of cardboard

Wind yarn around cardboard approx 150 times.  Slide off cardboard and tie yarn around middle as tight as possible.  Leave ends long for attaching to hat.  Cut all loops and trim pom pom to size and shape desired.  Attach to hat.

PREEMIE 

All rounds worked continuously – starting from the bottom up.

Starting with 5.5 mm hook – Work contrast colour for band here if desired and change to main colour when changing to 6.5mm hook

Ch 33, being careful not to twist chain, join with slip st (32)

Rnds 1-3: Sc in 1st and each st around (32)

Change to 6.5 mm hook

Rnd 4: Sk 1st st (sc, dc) in next st, *sk next st (sc, dc) in next* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (32)
Rnds 5-14: (Sc, dc) in 1st dc, sk next sc, *(sc, dc) in next dc, sk next sc* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (32)

Join last rnd with slip stitch and fasten off.

Turn hat inside out bring top edges together making sure fasten off point is centered.  Work slip stitch across top of hat.  Then turn right side out.  

Make pompoms as instructed above.  I like to join by simply tying a bow, that way they can be removed when washing the hat and can be fasten on again easily.

NEWBORN TO 6 MONTHS 

All rounds worked continuously – starting from the bottom up.

Starting with 5.5 mm hook – Work contrast colour for band here if desired and change to main colour when changing to 6.5mm hook

Starting with 5.5 mm hook

Ch 41, being very careful not to twist the chain join with slip stitch (40)

Rnds 1-3: Sc in first st and each st around (40)

Change to 6.5 mm hook

Rnd 4: Sk 1st st (sc, dc) in next st, *sk next st (sc, dc) in next* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (40)
Rnds 5-16: (Sc, dc) in 1st dc, sk next sc, *(sc, dc) in next dc, sk next sc* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (40)

Join last rnd with slip stitch and fasten off.

Turn hat inside out bring top edges together making sure fasten off point is centered.  Work slip stitch across top of hat.  Then turn right side out.  

Make pompoms as instructed above.  I like to join by simply tying a bow, that way they can be removed when washing the hat and can be fasten on again easily.

6 TO 12 MONTHS

All rounds worked continuously – starting from the bottom up.

Starting with 5.5 mm hook – Work contrast colour for band here if desired and change to main colour when changing to 6.5mm hook

Ch 45, being careful not to twist chain, join with slip st (44)

Rnds 1-4: Sc in 1st and each st around (44)

Change to 6.5 mm hook

Rnd 5: Sk 1st st (sc, dc) in next st, *sk next st (sc, dc) in next* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (44)
Rnds 6-18: (Sc, dc) in 1st dc, sk next sc, *(sc, dc) in next dc, sk next sc* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (44)

Join last rnd with slip stitch and fasten off.

Turn hat inside out bring top edges together making sure fasten off point is centered.  Work slip stitch across top of hat.  Then turn right side out.  

Make pompoms as instructed above.  I like to join by simply tying a bow, that way they can be removed when washing hat and can be fasten on again easily.

12 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS

All rounds worked continuously – starting from the bottom up.

Starting with 5.5 mm hook – Work contrast colour for band here if desired and change to main colour when changing to 6.5mm hook

Ch 49, being careful not to twist chain, join with slip st (48)

Rnds 1-4: Sc in 1st and each st around (48)

Change to 6.5 mm hook

Rnd 5: Sk 1st st (sc, dc) in next st, *sk next st (sc, dc) in next* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (48)
Rnds 6-20: (Sc, dc) in 1st dc, sk next sc, *(sc, dc) in next dc, sk next sc* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (48)

Join last rnd with slip stitch and fasten off.

Turn hat inside out bring top edges together making sure fasten off point is centered.  Work slip stitch across top of hat.  Then turn right side out.  

Make pompoms as instructed above.  I like to join by simply tying a bow, that way they can be removed when washing hat and can be fasten on again easily.

3 TO 5 YEARS

All rounds worked continuously – starting from the bottom up.

Starting with 5.5 mm hook – Work contrast colour for band here if desired and change to main colour when changing to 6.5mm hook

Ch 53, being careful not to twist chain, join with sl st (52)

Rnds 1-5: Sc in 1st and each st around (52)

Change to 6.5 mm hook

Rnd 6: Sk 1st st (sc, dc) in next st, *sk next st (sc, dc) in next* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (52)
Rnds 7-21: (Sc, dc) in 1st dc, sk next sc, *(sc, dc) in next dc, sk next sc* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (52)

Join last rnd with slip stitch and fasten off.

Turn hat inside out bring top edges together making sure fasten off point is centered.  Work slip stitch across top of hat.  Then turn right side out.  

Make pompoms as instructed above.  I like to join by simply tying a bow, that way they can be removed when washing hat and can be fasten on again easily.

5 TO 10 YEARS

All rounds worked continuously – starting from the bottom up.

Starting with 5.5 mm hook – Work contrast colour for band here if desired and change to main colour when changing to 6.5mm hook

Ch 57, being careful not to twist chain, join with sl st (56)

Rnds 1-5: Sc in 1st and each st around (56)

Change to 6.5 mm hook

Rnd 6: Sk 1st st (sc, dc) in next st, *sk next st (sc, dc) in next* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (56)
Rnds 7-23: (Sc, dc) in 1st dc, sk next sc, *(sc, dc) in next dc, sk next sc* rpt from *to* till end of rnd (56)

Join last rnd with slip stitch and fasten off.

Turn hat inside out bring top edges together making sure fasten off point is centered.  Work slip stitch across top of hat.  Then turn right side out.  

Make pompoms as instructed above.  I like to join by simply tying a bow, that way they can be removed when washing hat and can be fasten on again easily.

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Introducing The Montgomery Slouch Hat

One more slouchy hat for you before I start into my weekend.  This hat is perfect for men and women and again has two completely different looks included with the pattern.

This pattern will be on sale until end of day October 29 2016.  Be sure to pick it up in from my Etsy or Ravelry store!

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