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How to Crochet: Minecraft Creeper Hat

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Perfect for the gamer, this Minecraft Creeper hat is an easy pattern to work up in a few short hours! My video tutorial demonstrates the pattern for the beanie as well as the character detail.

I was fortunate enough to have Nate model a sample, but in the video tutorial, I demonstrate how to make a toddler/child size hat. You can go on to increase your stitches to make this larger after round 7. See the notes section for further instructions.

For hat sizing and stitch counting, follow along with the measure guide chart in this post here.

 

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To learn how to make this Minecraft Creeper Hat, follow along with this video tutorial:

**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.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used colors Spring Green and Black)
-Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-This hat is demonstrated for a Toddler/Small Child size: 19 Inches Hat Circumference

-The chain 2 at the beginning of a new round does not count as a stitch

-Join to the first DC of the round in the hat portion, NOT to the ch 2.

-To make your hat bigger, after round 6 Increase the next round as follows:
Round 8: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 9, repeat around, join, ch 2 (66 DC)
Round 9: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 10, repeat around, join, ch 2 (72 DC)
Round 10-16: DC in each st, join, ch 2.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:
With Green:
Ch 3
Round 1: 9 DC in 3rd chain from hook, join to first DC, ch 2
Round 2: 2 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch 2 (18 DC)
Round 3: 2 DC, DC in next, repeat around, join, ch 2 (27 DC)
Round 4: 2 DC, DC in next 2, repeat around, join, ch 2 (36 DC)
Round 5: 2 DC, DC in next 3, repeat around, join, ch 2 (45 DC)
Round 6: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 4, repeat around, join, ch 2 (54 DC)
Round 7: 2 DC in first stitch, DC in next 8, repeat around, join, ch 2 (60 DC)
Round 8-16: DC around, join ch2 (54 DC)
(You could end on Round 15 if you wanted to)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Design of Creeper:
With Black:
Make 2:
Row 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 2-5: Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Mouth part:
With Black:
Row 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 2: sc across. ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 3: Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 4: sc across and chain 4 (7 sc & 4 chs)
Row 5: sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chains, sc in next 4 sts, leave last 3 sts unworked. ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 6: SC in each st across. ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 7: SC in each st across. ch 4, turn. (7)
Row 8: sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chains, sc in next 4 sts, leave last 3 sts unworked. ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 9: sc in each st across. ch 1 turn. (7)
Row 10: Sc in each st across. ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 11: SC in each st across. (7)
Sc around entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew pieces to hat, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Nintendo NES Controller Pixel Blanket

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486 pixels were stitched over the past few months and each one was made with love. The creation of this pixel blanket was made to be given to Nate in time for his birthday today, March 30th, 2016.

Nate is a video game enthusiast and early on I decided to create something epic for his special day. My idea formulated around a discussion about vintage video games we each played as kids. He loved Zelda, and mentioned the Nintendo NES system as a favorite. Of course, this had me scrambling in my creative way to find the perfect project to bring this favorite retro past-time to life. Behold the creation of the Nintendo NES Controller Pixel Blanket!

Pixel Blanket

I searched the internet for ideas on how to bring my vision to fruition and came across the blog from Repeat Crafter Me who created a Cupcake Pixel Blanket and I went into crazy creative overdrive!!

Pixel Blanket2
I decided to try to graph this project out on paper and found a photo of this controller by just doing a Google Search.  Once the graph was made, it was a series of mathematics calculations to figure out how much each square would equal in a measurement of inches. I wanted the overall size to be about the size of a queen-size bed. The calculations for this blanket equal the equivalent of 54 inches wide x 80 inches long.

Graph Without Buttons/Cord
Once the size was determined, then the calculation of how many pixels of each color would have to be figured out.

Pixel Graph with Buttons and Cord
All these calculations can be found in the pattern below.  Each square has to be individually created based on these initial calculations. It was easiest for me to work color by color. I began with grey, black, red, then lastly white. Once each square was made, I began to lay them out to determine if the vision in my mind was exactly what I pictured. This was the part where I held my breath hoping that I hadn’t made any mistakes in my calculations!  Below you will see the pixels all laid out on the floor.

Pixels laid out on my living room floor
Once the pixels were laid out and my design was satisfactory, the process of sewing these tiny squares was my next major step. Working in rows, I worked my way across first, then down, as shown in the tutorial video. Soon this project began to come together in the perfect work of art I envisioned!

Pixels with Buttons

 I added a few details to enhance this design. Instead of pixels, I crocheted two circles for the buttons on the controller and a crochet chain to emulate a cord coming from underneath the controller going to an invisible console. Once complete, this labor of my love became one of the most amazing creations I have made thus far. It was, by far, the best gift and was received with delight!

Happy Birthday Nate!!

Pixel

**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.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this pixel blanket:

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:

-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black, White, Gray, Red
Amount: Black: 760 yards White: 1400 yards Gray: 740 yards Red: <200 yards
-Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:

-You can use any yarn brand you want, as long as you stick to the colors White, Black, Gray, and Red to make the pixel photo in the end as long as it’s an 8ply or 10ply yarn (worsted weight/double knitting).
-This took me a very long time to make. I started it in January 2016, but haven’t worked on it consistently, and I finished it on March 26th, 2016.
-You could use a smaller hook to make this smaller.
-This measures 80 inches across and 54 inches tall
-When you attach your squares in the back, they puff up making a 3D look to the pixels. It looks great!
-The Cord is optional, but the circle buttons need to be included to make the Pixel photo complete

Special stitches:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pixels:
Make 231 White
Make 5 Red
Make 107 Gray
Make 143 Black
Total Pixels: 486

Time started in video tutorial: 00:10:04

Rnd 1: Chain 3 and make 2 DC in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 3 DC in same ch, ch 1, 3 DC in same ch, ch 1, 3 DC in same ch, ch 1 and join to the top of the ch 2, ch 2

Rnd 2: DC in same stitch as your ch 2, DC in next 2 stitches, [DC, ch 2, DC] in the ch 1 sp, DC in the next 3 stitches, [DC, ch 2, DC] in the next ch 1 sp, DC in the next 3 stitches, [DC, ch 2, DC] in the next ch 1 sp, DC in the next 3 stitches, [DC, ch 2, DC] in the next ch 1 sp, chain two and join to the first DC, ch 1

Rnd 3: SC in first 4 stitches, [SC, ch 1, SC] in corner, SC in next 5 stitches, [SC, ch 1, SC] in corner, SC in next 5 stitches, [SC, ch 1, SC] in corner, SC in next 5 stitches, [SC, ch 1, SC] in corner, do not join.
Fasten off and follow video tutorial to learn how to make an invisible join.

Circle (Buttons A and B on Controller): Make 2

Time started in video tutorial: 00:22:42

ch 2.
Round 1: Sc 6 times in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Round 2: Sc twice in each st. (12)
Round 3: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * 5 times. (18)
Round 4: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (24)
Round 5: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (30)
Round 6: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (36)
Round 7: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (42)
Round 8: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 6 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (48)
Round 9: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 7 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (54)
Round 10: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 8 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (60)
Round 11: *Sc twice in next st, sc in next 9 sts. Repeat from * 5 times. (66)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Cord: (Optional) With Black.
Time started in video tutorial: 00:43:25
Chain 40 (or an amount that is long enough)
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across.
Fasten off with  long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew your squares together following along with the photos and video tutorial for visual instructions.
Attaching Pixels
Time started in video tutorial: 00:35:25
Then it starts again at 00:46:05

Sew Circles on blanket using video tutorial for visual instructions.
Attaching circles: Time started in video tutorial: 00:58:40

Sew Cord on blanket using video tutorial for visual instructions.
Time started in video tutorial: 1:03:11

Border:
Single crochet around entire blanket using video tutorial for visual instructions. Put 3 sc in each of the 4 corners of the blanket.
Time started in video tutorial: 00:54:18

Enjoy!

“Keep calm and game on.” ~Unknown

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: 1-UP & Power Up Mushroom Hat from Super Mario Bros.

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Super Mario Bros. 1-UP and Power Up Mushroom Hats for the gamer in your life! If you love someone who enjoys gaming, or you are a fan, this is the perfect project for you! Be sure to wow everyone with this easy crochet hat that is sure to be a hit! This can be made in other colors, and although this was designed to relate to the video game, you can use your creative energy to transform these hats into whatever you’d like!

1UP Power up
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this hat:

Mushrooms

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Red Heart Yarns in Red, White, Green, Buff, Black(or colors of your choice) I used about 180 yards of Red, Less than 100 yards of Buff, and scraps of white and Black.
-Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Hats are worked from the top down.
-Ch 2 at beginning of rounds does not count as stitch.
-This hat will fit an adult size head, but it may also fit a child. If you know basic decreasing, you can do more decreasing to make it smaller. *This hat is only available in the ONE size shown in this blog post.*

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease

Hat:
With Red:
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 9 HDC in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st to beginning HDC, ch 2 (9)
Rnd 2: 2 HDC in each st around. Sl st to beginning HDC, Ch 2. (18)
Rnd 3: *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning HDC, Ch 2. (27)
Rnd 4: *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning HDC, Ch 2. (36)
Rnd 5: *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning HDC, Ch 2. (45)
Rnd 6: *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning HDC, Ch 2. (54)
Rnd 7: *2 HDC in next st, 1 HDC in next 5 sts, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning HDC, Ch 2. (63)
Rnd 8: *2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 8 sts, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning HDC, Ch 2. (70)
Rnds 9-18: HDC in each st around, sl st to beginning HDC, ch 2. (70)
At the end of round 18, change color to Buff (or light tan) and ch 1 only.
Rnd 19: SC in each st around, sl st to beginning SC, ch 1. (70 SC)
Rnd 20: SC2TOG, SC in next 33 sts, SC2TOG, SC in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 1. (68)
Rnd 21: SC2TOG, SC in next 32 sts, SC2TOG, SC in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 1. (66)
Rnds 22-29: SC in each st around, sl st to beginning sc, ch 1. (66)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Mushroom Spots: (MAKE 5)
With White: Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to beginning sc, ch 1. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st, sl st to beginning sc, ch 1. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times, sl st to beginning sc, ch 1. (18)
Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times, sl st to beginning sc, ch 1. (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times, sl st to beginning sc, ch 1. (30)
Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times, sl st to beginning sc, ch 1. (36)
Fasten off with long end.
Sew to hat, using video tutorial as a visual guide.

Eyes: (Make 2)
With black,
Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (5 sc)
Fasten off with long tail.
Sew to hat using video tutorial as a visual guide.
Add a fleck of white in eye using video tutorial for visual instructions.

Finishing. Sew all your pieces to the hat, weave in all ends. Enjoy!

***You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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