10.31.2011

Halloween Hat Pattern - Frankie

Happy Halloween! In honor of the holiday I'm posting my last Halloween hat pattern.

The "Frankie" Pattern:


Materials Needed:
I hook (5.5mm)
Yarn needle
Scissors
Yarn (black, green, & light gray)
Felt (black & white)
Needle & thread (black & white)

3-6 month
w/ black make a magic circle, ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 hdc in circle, pull tight, join (8 hdc)
Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st around, join (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * around, join (24 hdc)
Rnd 4: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, rep from * aorund, join (32 hdc)
Rnd 5: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 st, rep from * around, join (40 hdc)
Rnd 6: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 st, rep from * around, join (48 hdc)

This is where the patten gets a little tricky...
{when it says "3 hdc" that means to hdc in next 3 st, "2 hdc" means hdc in next 2 st, etc. Also, every time you ch 1 you skip a st.}
Rnd 7: ch 2, 3 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 1, 4 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 1, 3 hdc, ch 1, 4 hdc, ch 1, 3 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 1, 3 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc, ch 1, 3 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc, join & tie off (48 st)

For this next round you will be working double crochets and
drop stitches.
Rnd 8: join w/ green, ch 2, dc in each st around, and each time you come to a ch 1, work a drop stitch in the skipped st from previous round, join. This creates the hair. (48 dc)




Rnd 9-14: ch 2, dc in each st around, join (48 dc)
Rnd 15: ch 1, sc in each st around, join & tie off (48 sc)
(If earflaps are desired add them before rnd 15.)

Metal Studs (Make 2):
w/ gray make a magic circle, ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 hdc in circle, pull tight, join & tie off (8 hdc)
Attach to hat

For eyes, cut out circles of white and black felt and stitch to hat.
For mouth and stitches, use black yarn and needle to stitch on hat.


You have permission to sell your finished products, but please do not sell the pattern. Also please give credit to this site if you are selling online. If you do plan on using this pattern and others found on this site for profit, please consider donating to my cause. Thanks for your cooperation!

10.27.2011

Patterns for Sale


First things first, if you haven't checked out the *Patterns* tab up top, most definitely do. I've linked back to all the free patterns that I use when I make my hats, shoes, etc.

I have a several personal designs, some for sale and some for free. Those that are for sale are shown below. My free patterns can be found in the *Patterns* tab.

I have my patterns listed for sale on Craftsy and Ravelry for instant download. If you do not want to purchase from either of these sites, send me an email with which patterns you want and I can send you an invoice to your email.

Due to the nature of patterns, they may not be returned or exchanged. All sales are final. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me.

Panda Hat Pattern - Sizes 0-3 mo. to Adult ($5.50)
 

Penguin Hat Pattern - Sizes 0-3 mo. to Adult ($5.50)
 

Turkey Hat Pattern - Sizes 0-3 mo. to Adult ($5.50)
 
-Includes instructions for both Tom and Terry

Frosty Hat Pattern - Sizes 0-3 mo. to Adult ($5.50)
 
-Includes instructions for optional bow

Gingerbread Hat Pattern - Sizes 0-3 mo. to Adult ($5.50)
 
-Includes instructions for both Gingerbread Man and Girl

Reindeer Hat Pattern - Sizes 0-3 mo. to Adult ($5.50)
 
-Includes instructions for both Rudolph and Clarice

Frankie Hat Pattern - Sizes 0-3 mo. to Adult ($3.50)
 

Pumpkin/Jack Hat Pattern - Sizes 0-3 mo. to Adult ($3.50)
 

Mr. Bones Hat Pattern - Sizes 0-3 mo. to Adult ($3.50)
 

Mr. Boo Hat Pattern - Sizes 0-3 mo. to Adult ($3.50)
 

Whiskers Hat Pattern - Sizes 0-3 mo. to Adult ($3.50)
 

*These patterns may not be redistributed or copied in any way. Finished items may be sold, but if selling online, please give credit to "A Chick w/ Sticks" for the pattern. Also, if you plan to sell online please use your own photos of the crocheted items.

10.26.2011

More Awesome Orders

The last group of orders that I've had have been so much fun to make. I've had a couple custom orders in this bunch, so it's been fun to experiment a bit.

The custom orders started with this awesome Penguin hat. A friend of mine from High School has a niece that LOVES penguins. I wanted to eventually make one of these, but hadn't yet, so this was the perfect thing to get me going on it. My friend ordered an owl hat to go with the penguin, because her other niece loves owls. I really like the color combo of this owl. It turned out so good.


Then I got another order from a family friend who has ordered a couple other hats. One of them was for her grand daughter and the other for one of her daughters. This hat was for another one of her daughters. It's for Christmas! What a fun gift idea.


The next order was baseball cap, but for a little guy! I met his mom when we were living in the married student housing during college. He is going to be a great Aggie supporter.


I've recently made one other baseball cap, but this wasn't an "order." I had told my younger brother I was going to make him a hat back when we visited during the summer. I felt guilty I hadn't finished it. I LOVE how it turned out. I know I say that about basically every hat, but this one was awesome. I hope he likes it.


Also, recently I attended a baby shower for a friend up here due with her fourth boy! I had so much fun putting together this little gift for her. I hope she liked it!


This next order was another custom. When I was making the Halloween hats I really wanted to do a one-eyed monster, but I already had 7 other hats, so I didn't. One of my little guys "best friends" is going to be a monster for Halloween, so his mom had me make him a hat! It fulfilled my desire!

She also got two other ear flap hats. I made one awhile back for her son and she said it is the only hat he'll wear, so they got another, and also one for his cousin.


The last order I've received so far was for these awesome Thanksgiving hats. And they are so adorable on him! A friend from our ward up here got them for her youngest.


I'm currently working on some Christmas hats, and other Christmas projects. I'm already getting into the Christmas spirit! That might partially be because my hubby decides at random times to turn on Christmas music.

Happy Holidays!

10.25.2011

Halloween Hat Pattern - Jack

There is less than a week till Halloween and I still have not carved a pumpkin. I'm wondering if all the Jack-O-Lantern hats I've made will count. :)

There are tons of pumpkin hat patterns out there, but I couldn't find a free one that I liked enough to use so I came up with my own.

Here is my "Jack" pattern:


Materials Needed:
I hook (5.5mm)
H hook (5.0mm)
Yarn needle
Scissors
Yarn (orange, brown & green)

Toddler: (I hook)
w/ brown make a magic circle, ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 hdc in circle, join (6 hdc)
Rnd 2: ch 2, hdc in each st around, join (6 hdc)
Rnd 3-4: Repeat round 2 (6 hdc)
Rnd 5: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st around, join (12 hdc)
Rnd 6: Repeat round 5 (24 hdc)
Rnd 7: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, rep from * around, join & tie off (32 hdc)
Join w/ orange
Rnd 8: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 st, rep from * around, join (40 dc)
Rnd 9: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 st, rep from * around, join (48 dc)
Rnd 10: ch 2, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 5 st, rep from * around, join (56 dc)
Rnd 11-16: ch 2, dc in each st around (56 dc)
Rnd 17: ch 1, sc in each st around, join & tie off, sew in ends (56 sc)

Vine: (H hook)
w/ green ch 30
Row 1: 2 dc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 14 ch, sl st in 2 ch, 2 dc in next 12 ch, tie off, & sew in ends
With long piece of green yarn tie a knot around the 2 sl st from row 1. Sew to bottom of stem, and sew in ends.

For face, cut nose, eyes, and mouth out of black felt and stitch to hat. You can make any kind of face you want. I opted for the pleasant and happy looking pumpkin.

If you want to add some ear flaps, add those before round 17.

 

You have permission to sell your finished products, but please do not sell the pattern. Also please give credit to this site if you are selling online. If you do plan on using this pattern and others found on this site for profit, please consider donating to my cause. Thanks for your cooperation!

10.20.2011

Halloween Hat Pattern - Whiskers

Today I'm sharing my "Whiskers" pattern.

I had originally done a normal crochet beanie and was going to attach ears, but I liked the look of the square hat better for the cat.

Materials Needed:
I hook (5.5mm)
Yarn needle
Scissors
Yarn (black, yellow, & white)

0-3 month
with black, ch 44 (leave a long tail to stitch the top closed later)
Join w/ first ch made to create a circle. Make sure your chain isn't twisted.
Rnd 1: ch 2, dc in each st around, join (44 dc)
Rnd 2-10: repeat round 1 (44 dc)
Rnd 11: ch 1, sc in each stitch around (44 sc)
Now turn hat inside-out.
Using the long tail you from the beginning, whip stitch top of hat closed, tie off and sew in ends.
Turn hat right side out.

Eyes: (make 2)
w/ yellow make a magic circle, ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 hdc in circle, join (8 hdc)
Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: ch 2, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * around, join & tie off. (24 hdc)
Use your yarn needle and black yarn to stitch pupils.
Attach to hat


For ears:
I usually stick my hat on a balloon and stitch the corners closed for the ears. You can do this or you can leave them unstitched.

For whiskers:
w/ yarn needle and white yarn stitch 3 whiskers on each side.

Now you can go make yourself a litter of black cats for Halloween!


You have permission to sell your finished products, but please do not sell the pattern. Also please give credit to this site if you are selling online. If you do plan on using this pattern and others found on this site for profit, please consider donating to my cause. Thanks for your cooperation!

10.17.2011

Getting Closer

I have had so much fun with the orders I've been getting lately. Especially most recently because I've had a couple custom orders! I'm getting closer and closer to the half-way point of my goal.

The Halloween hats have been selling very well, and someone who actually previously ordered a Whiskers hat ordered 3 more hats. Another Whiskers, a Jack, & a Mr. Bones, all adult size. I'm not sure who will get to wear all these hats, but I hope they all have fun!


Then after the previous order I received one for a 0-3 month size checkerboard beanie with a sunflower. So cute! My little guy has modeled his fair share of girly hats and this style was adorable on him.


Another one of my orders was one I have been secretly hoping for. When I first made my little guy his baseball style cap I thought it was so darn cool that I was sure everyone needed something like that.

For this particular order it two adult sized baseball caps. I wanted to keep them for myself. I had a friend that lived next door growing up and she ordered them. She's currently in China with her husband so it's the farthest order I've received... but I shipped it to her mom's so she could send them in a package later on.


Then I got another Halloween hat order. When my hubby and I were going to school we lived in the married student housing and one of our friends that lived by us ordered these hats for her 3 little kiddos. She had ear flaps on all of them. I really love the look of the ear flaps.


And the last order that I've completed as of now was from one of my mom's really good friends. She ordered one of the hats for her granddaughter out in NY and then another for one of her girls.

Her granddaughter gets this adorable shell-stitch hat and I actually had one made up in the size she needed already! It was perfect. (I've secretly modeled this one on my little guy too.)


And the one I made for her daughter was a custom order. It was a Bob Marley style rasta hat.
Here's the top view:

And the side view:


I'm currently working on a couple other custom orders that are gonna be awesome. Just you wait.

Thanks again!

10.12.2011

A Time to Be Thankful

After making Halloween-themed hats I knew I had to make at least a couple for Thanksgiving. I really love how the turkey's turned out, and figured a pumpkin sans the jack-o-lantern face would be a perfect fall/Thanksgiving hat as well.

I'm planning on making up some Christmas hats as well. My main problem with that one is that there are SOOO many options. I just have to choose some of my favorite ideas and go with those so I don't kill over. If you've got some suggestions of what you'd like to see for Christmas let me know!

Here is the Thanksgiving line-up:
Pilgrim
 
Pumpkin
 
Terry the Turkey
 
Tom the Turkey


If you don't want ear flaps on the hats just specify that when you order,
otherwise they will come with ear-flaps.

Also if you have a special request...
just drop me a line and I'll let you know what I can do!

Sizes
Options

10.11.2011

Halloween Hat Pattern - Mr. Boo

I figured it was about time I posted another pattern...

Today I'm sharing my Mr. Boo pattern.

It took me a little while to figure out exactly how I wanted the top of this hat to work out, and I love how it came together.

Materials Needed:
I hook (5.5mm)
Yarn needle
Scissors
Yarn (white and black)

6-12 mo.
with white, ch 2
Rnd 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch
Rnd 2: sc in each st (3 sc)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each st (6 sc)
Rnd 4: sc in each st (6 sc)
Rnd 5: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * around (9 hdc)
Rnd 6: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, rep from * around (12 hdc)
Rnd 7: repeat round 6 (16 hdc)
Rnd 8: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * around (24 hdc)
Rnd 9: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, rep from * around (32 hdc)
Rnd 10: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 st, rep from * around (40 hdc)
Rnd 11: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 st, rep from * around (48 hdc)
Rnd 12: *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 st, rep from * around (52 hdc)
Rnd 13-20: hdc in each st around (52 hdc)
Rnd 21: sc in each st around, sl st in next st and tie off. (52 sc)
Sew in loose ends and tie off.

Eyes (make 2):
with black, make a magic circle, ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 hdc in circle, join (8 hdc)
Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st, join (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next 4 st, 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 hdc in next 2 st, join and tie off.
with white, use your yarn needle to stitch pupils.
Position and attach to hat.

Mouth:

with black, ch 19
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 8 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 2, turn
Row 2: skip 1st sc and sl st in next sc, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next 8 st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next st, sl st in last 2 st, tie off.
Position and attach to hat.

You have permission to sell your finished products, but please do not sell the pattern. Also please give credit to this site if you are selling online. If you do plan on using this pattern and others found on this site for profit, please consider donating to my cause. Thanks for your cooperation!

10.05.2011

Almost Half Way There!

I could hardly believe it when I looked at the total of how much money I've raised so far. I thought that I had raised around $200 or so, but I've got over $300! Not a ton, but it was over $100 more than I thought, so I was pretty stoked.

I was planning on posting about the orders each time I raised $100, but I'm already behind on that. So for this post we're covering from $100-$200 and from $200-$300.

First off, I got an order from a good friend for a pair of darling ballet flats. She chose blue with an accent of yellow. I thought they turned out so adorable.


The next order was quite a big one, but I was so excited to do it, because it was for my sister! She ordered a bunch of hats for her darling little girl who is the inspiration of this blog.


Another family order came from my Aunt. She has two girls that were the recipients of these sweet Halloween hats. My hubby and I had fun guessing who was getting which hat.


Although the Halloween hats have totally taken off, I did get an order from a friend back in UT for an Owl hat. I loved the colors she chose and had so much fun making something so girly and cute.


I'll be honest for a second... I LOVE making baby sized hats. For one, they work up quick so I feel like I've accomplished something amazing in a little period of time, and second, everything is cuter in miniature. I've really come to realize this as I've been spending so much time with my little guy. Chunky thighs are cuter in miniature, chubby bellies, clothes, toothless grins, shoes... the list goes on.

With that said, I do enjoy getting adult size orders. I like to pretend I'm making it for me. :)

I got an order for an adult size Whiskers hat from a family friend from back when we lived in Albuquerque! What is even better, when I told my mom what hat our friend had ordered her response was, "Oh, she LOVES cats!" I thought it was just perfect!


The next order I received was another from one of my friends that has ordered a couple of things already. She's my most loyal customer. :) This time around she ordered 2 pairs of little shoes. It was the perfect General Conference activity. I stayed awake and alert the whole time.

I absolutely LOVE how these turned out. The little green loafers were killin' me the whole time! I wanted to keep them.


Not only is she a loyal customer, but her family too. Her sister has ordered an Owl hat before and her mom placed an order for 3 Halloween hats. I really enjoyed making these because I got to add some ear flaps on them. I think they turned out so cool.


And the last order that got me up to $300 was from another family friend back home. She order a couple Halloween hats for her sweet grand-babies. I was really excited that the Frankie hat was a 6-12 mo. size because then I could secretly try it on my little guy. So stinkin' cute.


I've still got a couple orders I'm working on, but that is all for now!

THANK YOU so much to everyone that has ordered! Not only have you helped me raise money for a good cause, you've kept me occupied when I could have been loosing my mind. :)