Baby Hat Crochet Pattern That Looks Like A Football Helmet

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Today’s fan freebie is a baby hat crochet pattern that looks like a football helmet. That’s right, it looks like a football helmet, but it is cute just the same.

I realized I don’t have the cover to the booklet this crochet pattern is in. Since most of the patterns include the use of Chadwick’s Red Heart Baby Wool, my research tells me it may be a 1940s Woolies for Babies book.

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The Chadwick’s Red Heart Baby Wool used for this baby hat crochet pattern is discontinued. A substitute could be a fingering or sport weight yarn. I found Paton’s Beehive Baby Fingering yarn or Lion Brand Babysoft yarn, either should work okay.

No gauge is listed making it hard to get this vintage pattern right. While doing research for a yarn substitute, I came across an article on the Knitty website called The Joy of Vintage Patterns. It has some great information about using vintage patterns today.

Here’s the PDF file to download:

Baby Beauties Helmet Crochet Pattern

Since the baby hat crochet pattern is in PDF format, you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read it. Most computers have it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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I’m watching the Superbowl next weekend. Football is one of my husband’s favorite past times. I watched occasionally before I met him, but didn’t understand the game. He explained how it’s played, we have a favorite team and I’m hooked.

Go Falcons!!

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Mother’s Day Hat and Bag Vintage Crochet Patterns

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Single crochet hat and bag vintage pattern picture

 

Welcome to the VTNS Fanpage Freebie Friday!

From a 1946 Learn to Crochet booklet we’re sharing an easy Single Crochet Hat and Bag.

Earlier we shared a crochet pattern from the same booklet that was done in Rows of Single Crochet. It was a Single Crochet Evening Belt.

This set is done in Rounds of Single Crochet. I’ve included a page of instructions on how to do the rounds of single crochet.

 

Rounds of Single Crochet Demonstration Rounds of Single Crochet Rounds of Single Crochet Instructions

To make these items you’ll need pearl cotton size 5 and a crochet hook No. 4.  You’ll also need some ribbon and 1/2 yard of lining material for the bag.

Some of the abbreviations you’ll need to know are:

incl……….inclusive
ch…………ch
sc…………single crochet
Sl st………slip stitch
rnd……….round

Vintage Single Crochet Bag PatternVintage Single Crochet Hat Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern is in pdf format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link below and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Vintage Single Crochet Hat and Bag Pattern

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Miniature Basket and Bonnet Crochet Patterns

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Skipping right to Easter from St. Patrick’s Day, here are a couple of miniature crochet patterns for a basket and bonnet. Each could be used for home decor, party favors, or a gift wrap decoration.

You’ll need to experiment with the thread size. An exact size wasn’t given for the thread used so depending on what size you’d like your basket or hat to be when finished will determine the size to use.

In crochet terms a higher size number thread equals a smaller circumference. An example is Size 5 crochet thread is thicker than Size 10 thread, and Size 10 is thicker than Size 20.  The finest and most delicate crochet thread is Size 100.

I searched around the web and found that most miniature crochet patterns used either size 10, 20 or 30 thread.  These patterns were originally meant for Cinderella Slipper Tinsel or Glisten crochet thread, but I couldn’t find it available anywhere.

I didn’t have time to crochet one of these. I’m hoping to try one over the weekend, so I don’t know the exact measurements for the completed project. They weren’t listed in the publication. If you make one, please let us know the size and post a picture on our Facebook fan page.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
Steel Crochet Hook #10
Crochet Cotton thread Size 10 or
Aunt Lydia’s Extra Fine Crochet Thread (Size 30)
Fabric Stiffening Product
Craft Spray Clear Sealer
Find Abbreviations Chart below patterns

Miniature Hat Bonnet Crochet Pattern

EASTER BONNET

Ch 4. Join with a sl st to form a ring.
Ch 4, work 7 dc in center ring with a ch 1 in between each dc. (8 spaces). Join with a sl st.
Ch 5, work 1 dc in first sp * ch 3, work 1 dc in next sp. Repeat from * to complete rd. Join.
Ch 5, work 1 dc in first sp, * ch 3, work 1 dc in next sp, ch 3, work 1 dc in same sp. Repeat from * for 1 rd.
Ch 3, rep. above rd with only 1 ch in between ea dc. Join.
Ch 3, work 1 dc in ea sp ard with a ch 1 in between ea dc. Join.
Ch 1, work 2 sc in ea sp ard. Ch 1, work 1 sc in ea st ard, and repeat above rd once. Join.
Ch 4, work 1 dc in next st, * skip 1 st, ch 2, and work 1 dc in next st. Repeat from * to complete rd.
Ch 4, work 1 dc in first sp, *  ch 1, work 1 dc in same sp, ch 1 work 1 dc in next sp. Repeat from * to complete rd. Join.
Ch 4, work 1 dc in ea sp ard with a ch 1 in between. Join.
Ch 1, work 1 sc in ea st ard. End off.

 

STIFFENING:  Use paper or other material to make a mold to drape the crown of the hat over.  Follow the directions on a fabric stiffening product, but before hat is thoroughly dry, pinch around top of crown to form the hat shape. Carefully remove mold while still damp, then allow the hat to continue to dry.  Apply a light coat of clear hobby spray lacquer/sealer when completely dry. Embellish with ribbon and flowers.

 

Minature Easter Basket Crochet Pattern

EASTER BASKET

Row 1: Ch 5, l0 sc in circle. Do not join. (Place a marker in last sc of each row).
Row 2: l sc in first st, 2 sc in next (15 sc)
Row 3: l sc in each sc, increasing l every 3rd st. (20 sc)
Row 4: l sc in each sc, increasing l every 4th st. (25 sc)
Row 5: l sc in each sc, increasing l every 5th st. (30 sc)
Row 6: l sc in each sc, increasing l every 6th st. (35 sc)
Row 7: (Work in back loop only) sc in each sc. Join.
Row 8: (Work in back loop only) sc in each sc, increasing l sc at end. (36 sc)
Row 9: Ch 3 *, skip l sc, l dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next sc. (shell made).
Skip next sc, dc in next. Repeat from *. Join.
Row 10: Ch 4 *, shell in next shell, ch 1, 1 dc in dc, ch l, repeat from *. Join in 3rd ch of ch 4.
Row 11: Repeat row 10.
Row 12: Repeat row 10, but work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in shells.
Row 13: Repeat row 10, but work 2 dc, ch l, 2 dc in shells.
Row 14: Ch 4, dc in same st, * 2 dc, ch l, 2 dc in shell, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in dc Repeat from *.
Row 15: Sl st to center of shell. Shell of 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in shell, shell of 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next shell. Repeat around.
Row 16: Sl st to center of shell. Shell of 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in each shell around. (18 shells). Join.
Row 17: Shell of 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in each shell. Join.
Row 18: Sl to center of shell, sc in same space *, ch 6, sc in space of next shell, repeat from * around. Join.
Row 19: 6 sc over each ch 6 loops. Break off.

HANDLE: Cut 21 lengths of thread 8 inches long. Braid in strands of 7 each. Knot the ends. Sew both ends tightly inside of basket between 9th and 10th shell on each side.

BASE OF BASKET: Holding base of basket away from you,
Row 1: 1 sc in each free loop of row 8.
Row 2: Work in back loop. l sc in each sc. Break off.

STIFFENING: Use a small glass to fit snugly into the basket to shape the bottom of the basket. While still damp, remove the glass and shape the top and handle with fingers. Flatten out the bottom ridge.  At the top, shape out two rows as shown.  Allow to dry.

ABBREVIATIONS
ard……..around
ch………chain
dc………double crochet
ea………each
hdc……..half double crochet
hk………hook
inc……..increase
lp………loop
rd………round
rnd……..round
rep……..repeat
sc………single crochet
sl………slip
sl st……slip stitch
sp………space
st………stitch
tr………triple
trc……..treble crochet

* (star) Repeat instructions immediately following * (star) across or around.

Enjoy!