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How to Crochet Tutorial: Lion Mane Cat Hat Costume

How to Crochet Tutorial: Lion Mane Cat Hat Costume

Happy Halloween from all of us at YARNutopia!! Especially from Jade ane Fern who thought this entire process was insufferable (and these costumes stayed on for about 3 minutes!) LOL

 

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this cat hat:

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Pattern
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“Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:

Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Gold, Warm Brown
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!


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Special stitches used:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet


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Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Hat

Work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
Ch 35
Round 1: SC in 1st ch (this creates a ring), SC in the rest of the chs around. (35 sts)

Round 2: SC in each st around.

Round 3: SC in 7 sts, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in 5 sts, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in the rest of the sts around.

Rounds 4-5: SC in each st around.
Sl st to next st.

You will now be working in Rows. (You can turn your work after every row)

Row 6: Ch 1, HDC in 21 sts, leave the rest unworked, turn.

Row 7: HDC in each st across, turn.

Row 8: HDC across, continue down the side and HDC 3 sts together, SC along round 5 to the other side, HDC 3 sts together up the other side of the flap. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

(See video tutorial for visual instructions on that last row, it can get confusing)

Assembly Step:
See video tutorial on how to add fringe and fray it out.
Add fringe all around your hat and then comb it out and fray it all so it’s nice and fluffy! Trim it down so it’s not so wild and uneven.
Enjoy!

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarn

 


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Crochet Tutorial: Catnip Sardine Toy

Crochet Tutorial: Catnip Sardine Toy

I have found that my kitties love a good catnip buzz! These two crazy cats go a bit nuts when I put out some nip or have a toy that has that scent. But I found that paying $5-$7 for a little mouse or stuffed ball is too much to keep these cats happy.

Instead, I decided to make a few of these Crochet Sardine Catnip Toys, and boy, was that a smart idea! Not only is this outrageously economical (you can use scrap cotton yarn and is a nice stash buster) but for mere pennies, these tiny fish can provide hours of feline entertainment! Let me show you how!

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this toy:

 

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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie (Color: Popsicle Brights)
-G-4.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can stuff this toy with polyfil or catnip
-You can use Tulle instead of Gauze for the inside as well.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Toy

Work in continuous rounds
Ch 9
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC across, put 2 SC in last st. (18)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 3: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 4: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Rnd 5: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 6: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)

Rnds 8-11: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 12: [SC 2 TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff fish with catnip wrapped in gauze or tulle fabric

Rnd 13: [SC2TOG] 6 times.

Rnd 14: [SC2TOG] 3 times.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Add a bell and a string to your catnip toy (optional)
Never leave kitties unattended while they enjoy toys like this one. 

 

 

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

Meet Jade and Fern

Meet Jade and Fern

Transitioning to so many new changes following the wedding, I found myself spending a lot of time alone. I live quite a distance from my parents now, in a new city, and have slowly begun to fully settle in to my new life here.

Working from home, I found that now the planning for the wedding is no longer consuming my days, I am finding a lot of extra time on my hands and hours to fill while Nate is at work all day. I stay busy. I have my YARNutopia blogging and tutorials to keep me quite active, but 10 hours a day I find myself alone. This is something I have been trying to adjust to and it hasn’t been easy.

Living with my parents, there was always a flurry of activity in our house. People coming and going, lots of stuff to do and very high energy made time pass quickly. I was never lonely. Here, my new house is very quiet all day, and it has taken some getting used to.

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Fur-baby First

Nate and I have been considering adding a pet to our household for some time now. Even before the wedding, we really felt a fur-baby would be a welcome addition to our new family. We decided on a kitty cat just to have some companionship for me while Nate is away.

On Saturday, we spontaneously decided to go check out a pet rescue called Chasing Daylight. We went with an open mind and heart. Since we have been planning to adopt a cat or a dog, it wasn’t too surprising to fall in love with a pet right away. Nate has always wanted a cat, I wanted a small dog. We ended up seeing both, cats and dogs yesterday and fell in love with one little kitty right away.

For a pet to be available for adoption, the facility (Chasing Daylight Pet Rescue) has to spay/neuter the animal, give the animal a full check-up and shots. We loved that the facility was very clean and all the animals were very well cared for. They let the cats all run around in an open room together for socialization.


She captured our hearts

We immediately were drawn to a little kitty that was approximately 6-8 months old. She was a stray and had never been previously owned. She was so sweet and such a cuddly little thing. She was fully vaccinated and spayed and ready for adoption.

We filled out an application. They needed full disclosure on info; the obvious- if we have ever been arrested for animal abuse and other important necessary facts. They needed to know who lives in the household and who will be the main care giver. Basically the rundown on making sure we would be good pet parents.

They were so kind to us and we were approved with no problems. We told them we were recently married, and it is just us two living in our home. I work from home and Nate works outside of the home. Someone will always be home and a full-time companion for this little sweetie!

It was set. We could come to pick her up 10am Sunday morning and take her home!

So, like all excited pet parents, when we got home last night to prep for our new arrival and we headed straight to the store and purchased EVERYTHING a cat needs. Litter, litter box, cat dishes, cat food, cat toys, mats, more toys, collars, cat crate, treats, shampoo, brush, 2 beds, Cat Tower, more toys, scratching posts, and catnip. You name it, it was in our cart!

To say we were thrilled is an understatement!

When we arrived Sunday morning to pick up our little kitty we went in, we were expecting to just adopt one cat, but when we got there, another cat was super social and was playing with “our” kitty, so we were so moved by their antics, we just could not resist and within a couple of hours we were bringing home two!


The second cat was previously owned, the owners moved to Georgia. She is approximately 1 year old. She has been spayed and up to date on all her distemper, ringworm shots as well.

We packed them in the carrier and off we went home to start this new adventure!

What’s in a name?

First line of business was giving them a name! We waited to get them home and watch over them a bit, but Nate and I were both so transfixed by the color of their eyes. They both have such beautiful green eyes that it soon became evident that those would be the defining factor in finding their forever names.

We decided on Jade for our older cat and Fern for our little kitty.

We are looking forward to this newest adventure in pet parenting and sharing our lives with these two darlings-Jade and Fern.
I know for myself, it will help make my days feel a bit less lonely with these two around, and I will love having some crochet companionship! I can’t wait to share their antics with all of you!

Share a bit about your fur-babies in the comments!

~Nadia

 

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia