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Crochet Tutorial: Beast Hat

In keeping with my costume theme that began with my Enchanted Rose Cape, I have finished designing Part 2: The Beast Hat. From the outside, he may appear menacing, but underneath is a heart of gold. He’s my perfect beast!

This beast hat encapsulates the fierce persona that one would like to portray in this costume. If you are looking to do the Beast from Beauty and the Beast, this particular hat is just the right way to achieve that!

 

Beyond the Beast, this hat has a lot of versatility! You can remove the horns, change the colors, change the ears to create your own adult hat in various animals such as a bear, a skunk, a panda, or the like. This is a very warm and heavy hat perfect for those winter days. Enjoy this tutorial and written pattern!

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

**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 in Warm Brown (75 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coffee (20 Yards)
Patons Theo Yarn in Honey Dijon (115 yards)
Red Heart Boutique Fur in Mink (11 yards)
Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Sequoia (30 yards)
Poly-fil for stuffing horns
-L-8.00mm Crochet Hook
G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers

NOTES:
-The  pattern video tutorial starts at 9 minutes. The first 9 minutes are frequently asked questions and other information.
-You can use any bulky yarn or any furry yarn if you cannot find the Patons Theo yarn.
-This pattern is written for an adult size, but if you stop increasing on rounds 2 or 3 of the hat, you could make this for a baby.
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension.
-For measurements and to learn how big mine turned out to be, watch the beginning of the video tutorial.
-This took me about 3 hours to complete


Special stitches
:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease


Pattern:

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

 

Hat:
With L hook
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 9 DC in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc. ch up 2 (9 DC)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each sp between sts,  sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2 (18 DC)
Rnd 3: *2 DC in 1st sp, 1 DC in next sp, repeat from * around. sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2. (27)
Rnd 4: *2 DC in 1st sp, 1 DC in next 2 sps, repeat from * around. sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2. (36)
Rnds 5-8: DC in each sp around, sl st in sp between ch up 2 and 1st dc, ch up 2. (36)
You can make more rounds if you need it longer, when you are satisfied, go on to making the earflaps

Work in the sps between the sts for this part (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 1: Ch 2, DC in the same st and in the next 5 sts, Ch 2 turn (6 sts)
Row 2: DC2TOG, DC in next 4 sts, ch 2, turn (5 sts)
Row 3: DC2TOG, DC in next 4 sts, Ch 2, turn (5 sts)
Row 4: DC2TOG, DC in next 3 sts, CH 2, turn (4 sts)
Row 4: DC2TOG, DC2TOG, fasten off. (2 sts)

Fold hat in half and make other earflap on opposite side repeating the same thing you did for first earflap.

Ears: Make 2 with G hook
Work in continuous rounds, put st marker after each round to mark beginning of round
Work in BACK LOOPS ONLY
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnds 6-12: Sc in each st around. (30)
Fasten off with long tail.

Add fur by single crocheting around the ear edge. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Sew ears to hat

Horns: Make 2 with G hook
WORK IN BACK LOOPS ONLY
ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook (5)
Rnds 2-3: sc in each st around. (5)
Rnd 4: 2 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 3 sts (7)
Rnd 5: 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next st. (8)
Rnd 6: 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 2 sts (9)
Rnd 7: 2 sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sts. (10)
Rnds 8-9: sc in each st around. (10)
Rnd 10: sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts. (12)
Rnd 11: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts. (13)
Rnd 12: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts. (14)
Rnd 13: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts. (15)
Rnds 14-16: Sc in each st around. (15)

Mohawk: with L hook
Ch 6
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across, Ch up 2, turn
Row 2-12: DC between each st across, ch up 2, turn
Or however long you need to make it.

Add tassles to your ear flaps (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

Make the Beast Gloves here:
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Crochet Tutorial: Hometown Honey Sunhat

For the first time, I tried my hand at crocheting with raffia yarn. It was definitely an interesting experience in trying something new. I made this floppy brim Hometown Honey Sunhat! Just in time to protect yourself from the rays! Whether on the beach or in the garden, this will come in handy!

Working with raffia while creating this hat was interesting. I may have to try again on another project to fully provide a fair opinion of this type of yarn. I ran into a few frustrating challenges, but still managed to achieve a decent result. Some tweaking and blocking this hat pattern will continue to improve its look.

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When working with Raffia Yarn, always remember, you will have to give your hands a rest from time to time. Depending on the type of Raffia you use in your project, it can be a little rough on the hands.

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In making this hat, my initial concern was over the hook size because of the pattern it was creating. The yarn looks thick/bulky, but it is actually quite thin when you start working with it. It created a stitch that wasn’t as tight as I expected it to be using my G6 crochet hook. Be aware of that when you start your project. This Raffia yarn is also not as firm as I expected it to be in the final product.

Hometown Honey Sunhat
When I wore the hat, the brim of the hat was very floppy and did not hold a firm shape. I had a feeling that would happen while I was crocheting this in the video tutorial. At that point, I realized I had to do something to acquire the the wide brim look that I was hoping for. I decided to block this piece after I had my dad photograph it.

Below you will see the photo of the hat in the blocking process. I pinned it to a towel and saturated it with water. It will be dry within 24 hours and it should hold a better shape. Upon doing further research, I have learned that you can also starch raffia/straw sunhats by using liquid spray starch or making your own starch with 16 oz. of hot water mixed with a tablespoon of corn starch. You can spray the mixture on your hat. It will not wreck it, and it will give you a more desired shape.

For those of you who want a floppy brim, the original result will give you that. It’s cute no matter what!!

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

**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:
Premier Home Raffia Yarn (210 Yards) Color: Almond
-Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size
-This is made from the top down
-This hat pattern and demonstration will fit an Adult Size, but you can adjust measurements on your increases very easily by following along with this measure guide. Just stop increasing at a certain point if you want to make this smaller, or increase evenly around in multiples of 6 until the crown of your hat measures to the size you need and then stop increasing and go on to making your hat sides and brim.
-Work in the BLO unless otherwise instructed
-This took me approximately 3 hours to make
-The measurements for the hat demonstrated in this tutorial are: Circumference of hat part: 22 Inches Top to brim: 7 inches Brim Width: 5 inches
-Move Stitch Marker up each round as this is made in the round

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
Crab Stitch: Backwards Single Crochet (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Pattern:
Ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 6 sts) 6 times. (48)
Rnd 9: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 7 sts) 6 times. (54)
Rnd 10: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 8 sts) 6 times. (60)
Rnd 11: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 9 sts) 6 times. (66)
Rnd 12: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 10 sts) 6 times. (72)
To increase more, just follow the pattern to make your increases and then go onto the instructions for rounds 13-24.
Rnds 13-24: Sc in each st around. (72)
Continue working the SC rounds if you need to make this longer (see the measure guide in the NOTES section of this tutorial)
Rnd 25: Work in the FLO: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) Repeat Around (108)
Rnd 26: (Go back to working in BLO) Sc in each st around. (108)
Rnd 27: (SC 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) Repeat Around. (144)
Rnds 28-29: SC in each st around. (144)
Rnd 30: (SC 2 in next st, SC in next 23 sts) Repeat around. (150)
Rnds 31-32: SC in each st around. (150)
Rnd 33: (SC 2 in next st, SC in next 24 sts) Repeat around. (156)
Rnds 34-36: SC in each st around. (156)
Sl st to next st, (Fasten off is optional at this point)
Rnd 37: Crab Stitch around (Reverse Single Crochet)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Embellish your hat with a ribbon, flower, pin, beads, anything you’d like!

Enjoy!

Crochet Tutorial: The Enchantress Bonnet

Most of you know that I get inspiration from a variety of ways when creating my pieces. “The Enchantress Bonnet” is no exception. It reminds me of the enchantress from ancient literature or from a character in a fairy-tale.

Enchantress Bonnet
Recently, I started binge watching the series “Once Upon A Time” on Netflix. This series is a drama series that brings fairytales to life and intertwines characters from stories I remember as a child. I’m totally addicted to this show! I’ve noticed that I adore the costumes worn by the characters. I had seen a hood design and I fell in love with it. I love the texture from the crocodile stitch combined with the front post and back post half-double crochet. It looks very detailed and complex.  
Enchantress Bonnet
“Bring out the hidden enchantress inside of you! The magnificent, confident, hauntingly beautiful, multifaceted you!!”

Enchantress Bonnet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make your Enchantress Bonnet:

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:
-Approx. 430 Yards of Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice in “Mountain Print”
-Approx. 315 Yards of Red Heart With Love in “Chocolate”
-Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
This hat is made to fit any adult size head. Watch the video to learn how to make it smaller if you are an advanced crocheter. The written pattern is for the ADULT SIZE ONLY.

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
V-Stitch: Double Crochet, Ch 1, Double Crochet all in the same stitch
Crocodile Stitch: 5 DC around 1st DC of V-Stitch, ch 1, 5 DC around 2nd DC of V-Stitch

Hat
With Mountain Print Ch 117
Row 1: 1 HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across. (116)

Row 2
: Ch 2, turn, (counts as stitch) *FPHDC around next st, BPHDC around next, repeat from * Across. HDC in last st.

Row 3
: Ch 2, turn, (counts as stitch) *BPHDC around next st, FPHDC around next, repeat from * across. HDC in last st.

Rows 4-20
: Repeat rows 2 & 3, ending on a repeat of Row 2.

Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 sts, * sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts, repeat from * across until you have 11 sts left. sc2tog, sc in last 9 sts. Do NOT fasten off. Change color to Chocolate (See video for visual instructions for this part)

Crocodile stitch section:

Row 1:  Ch 1, turn, dc in first st, sk next st, *V-stitch, sk next 2 sts, repeat from * across to last 3 sts, V in next st, sk next st, dc in last st.

Row 2: Turn, sl st in first dc, *work crocodile stitch around next V-stitch, skip next V-stitch, repeat from * across, work scale around last V-stitch, sl st in last st.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, dc in first st, *V-stitch in center of next scale, V-stitch in skipped V-stitch, repeat from * across, V-stitch in center of last scale, dc in last st.

Row 4: Turn, sl st in first 2 dc and in ch space of first V, *work crocodile stitch around next V-stitch, skip next V-stitch, repeat from * finishing with scale in next V-stitch, sl st in ch space of last V and in last 2 dc.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, DC in first st, *V-stitch in skipped V-stitch, V-stitch in center of next scale, repeat from * across, finishing with V-stitch in last skipped V-stitch, dc in last st.

Row 6-10: Repeat Rows 2 – 5, then repeat row 2 once more.

Do NOT fasten off, remove your hook and sew up the back

Sewing up the back:
Fold work in half, with right sides together, so that Row 10 forms the front of the hat. Sew back seam. Turn hat right-side-out again. (See video for visual instructions on this section)

 

Continue with crocheting:

Pick up loop from last stitch of previous section, and turn work so you are now working in the sides of the rows along the bottom:

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc evenly spaced along sides of rows all the way around the bottom of hood. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Braids:
Take 12 strands of yarn that measure 48 inches and pull half through the bottom of one side of hood and tie a knot. There should be 24 strands. Braid using 8 strands of yarn in each bunch, and tie a knot at the bottom. (Do the same thing for the other side). See video tutorial for visual instructions on this section

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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“If I’m honest, I have to tell you… I still read fairy-tales, and I like them best of all.” ~Audrey Hepburn

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Wavy Hat with a Pom

Just in time for the coldest days of the year! This chunky wavy hat with a pom is one of the easiest projects you will make this holiday season! This will be a favorite for anyone! Treat all the guys and gals on your holiday list this year! Not only is it cute, but it is incredibly warm! It will be the coziest hat you will ever wear! Guaranteed!

Chunky Wavy Hat
This hat is only 9 rounds and works up really fast, you could make it in an afternoon! Make as many as you can and give them as gifts, sell them on your Etsy shop, donate them to charity, give them to schools so children don’t have to freeze at recess. These hats are so fun to make, you can get very creative and use many different colors or make it one solid color!

Chunky Wavy Hat
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this hat:

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Email: nadiafdeane@yahoo.com put “The Gentleman’s Scarf” in subject line
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:
-3 skeins of Hometown USA Lion Brand yarn. 81 yds each skein. 5 oz. (Colors used: Billings Chocolate, San Diego Navy, and Los Angeles Tan)
-Size N-9.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
This hat is made to fit any adult size head. Watch the video to learn how to make it smaller if you are an advanced crocheter. Just work with multiples of 12 sts.

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet 2 Together
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Together

Hat
With Chocolate Ch 3
Rnd 1: 12 DC in 3rd ch from hook, change to Tan, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2. (12)

Rnd 2
: 2 DC in each st around. Change to Navy, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2. (24)

Rnd 3
: *2 DC in next st, 1 DC in next st, repeat from * around, change to Chocolate, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2. (36)

Rnd 4
: *2 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, change to Tan, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2. (48)

Rnd 5
: 3 Dc in first st, *1 DC in next 4 sts, DC3TOG, 1 DC in next 4 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * ending with 1 dc in last 4 sts. Change to Navy, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2.

Rnd 6
: 1 DC in first st.  *3 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 4 sts, DC3TOG, 1 DC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with 1 dc in last 3 sts, change to Chocolate, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2.

Rnd 7
: 1 DC in first 2 sts.  *3 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 4 sts, DC3TOG, 1 DC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with 1 dc in last 2 sts, change to Tan, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2.

Rnd 8
: 1 DC in first 3 sts, *3 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 4 sts, DC3TOG, 1 DC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with 1 dc in last st, change to Navy, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2.

Rnd 9
: 1 DC in first 4 sts.  *3 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 4 sts, DC3TOG, 1 DC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with DC3TOG, change to Chocolate, sl st to beginning DC, ch 2.

First Earflap:
With Chocolate:
Row 1: HDC 10, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6, HDC2TOG, chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC across, chain 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4, HDC2TOG, chain 2, turn
Row 5: HDC across, chain 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 6: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2, HDC2TOG, chain 2, turn (4 HDC)
Fasten off, weave in ends

Second Earflap: 
Skip 15 sts on row 9 of the hat (see video for visual instructions) Attach Chocolate
Row 1: Chain 2, HDC 10, chain 2, turn
Row 2: HDC decrease, HDC in next 6, HDC decrease chain 2, turn
Row 3: HDC across, chain 2, turn (8 HDC)
Row 4: HDC decrease, HDC in next 4, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn
Row 5: HDC across, chain 2, turn (6 HDC)
Row 6: HDC decrease, HDC in next 2, HDC decrease, chain 2, turn DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
Continue to sc around entire hat. Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Pom:
See video for visual instructions on how to make a pom and attach to the top of the hat.

Braids:
Take 12 strands of yarn that measure 36 inches and pull half through the bottom of one earflap and tie a knot. There should be 24 strands. Braid using 8 strands of yarn in each bunch, and tie a knot at the bottom. (Do the same thing for the other ear flap).

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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“Life is an ocean and waves are our paths.” ~Diana Matoso

~Nadia