Happy Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween 2020

We had such a fantastic Halloween, and I wanted to share all of our costume pieces in one blog post.  Below you will see each piece that I crocheted and links to their crochet patterns. Simply click the image or the title of each pattern to go to its pattern.

Here is our little Bee Family Photo!

 

 

 

For my Bee Hive costume, I made one large spiral using Lion Brand Basic Stitch yarn.
I do not have a crochet pattern for this, however, at the very bottom of this blog post, I will share a mini “recipe” of how I created this beehive.

 

I added mini Felt Bees that I purchased on Amazon. You can get them here.

 

 

 

For Nate’s costume, I purchased a Bee Keeper Outfit on Amazon. You can find it here.

I also used some Tulle from the fabric shop and added it to the Honey Bee Sunhat that I made for his costume. I added the same Felt Bees to his hat with floral wire.

 

 

On Nasir’s Costume, I share all the components of his costume in this blog post here. I made the wings out of Nylons and coat hangers. I have a FREE crochet pattern and video tutorial for his whole outfit. It’s called the Baby Bee Costume and you can find it here.

 

 

This Baby Bee was *SO* done after our photo shoot!

Thank you for another fabulous year of costumes!

Happy Halloween!!

 

 

 

Below you will find information about the Large Bee Hive costume that I am wearing:

 

For the body and hat:
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 35
HDC in 1st Ch to form a ring, and in the next 23 chs, SC in last 11 chs.
Then I just HDC’d in each HDC st and SC’d in each SC st until it formed a spiral. I stuffed this tube as I went.

I did the same exact thing for my hat. I made 4 spirals for the body and 3 spirals for the hat.
I sewed the beginning and end of the tube and sewed it together in the shape of a beehive.

For the straps, I just did a row of 50 double crochet stitches to make a basic strap and sewed it in on the inside of the bee hive.

I hope this gives you a good idea of how I made the bee hive. If you are interested in making it and have questions, feel free to email me (nadia@yarnutopia.com) and I can help you as best as I can!!

Enjoy!

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Honey Bee Sunhat

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Honey Bee Sunhat

The Honey Bee Sunhat is such a simple hat to add to any outfit! Wear it in the garden to keep the sun off your face, or wear it to the apple orchard in the fall! You can spice it up with a fancy ribbon of any color!
I used this hat as part of our Halloween costumes for the Bee Keeper costume, but there are so many different ways you can wear it! Find the written instructions below.

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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch in Goldmine (2 Balls of yarn) You will use 2 strands of yarn held together
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Fancy Ribbon
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This hat will fit any adult
-I do not have stitch counts for smaller or bigger sizes.
-This took about 3 hours for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Hat:

Hold 2 strands of yarn together for stiffness

Work in Continuous Rounds

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 9 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (9)

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

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 9 times. (27)

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 9 times. (36)

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 9 times. (45)

Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 9 times. (54)

Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 8 sts] 6 times. (60)

Rnd 8: SC in each st around. (60)

Rnd 9: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 9 sts] 6 times. (66)

Rnd 10: SC in each st around. (66)

Rnd 11: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 10 sts] 6 times. (72)

Rnds 12-27: SC in each st around. (72)

Rnd 28: Add Wire underneath stitches for the rest of this pattern, Work in FLO for this row only, 2 SC in each st around. (144)

Rnd 29: Work in BOTH LOOPS of sts, continue using the wire underneath the sts, SC in each st around. (144)

Rnds 30-35: Repeat Row 29.
After row 35 is done, sl st to next st to fasten off.

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Tie a ribbon around hat.
(Add a feather if you’d like!)

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 Lion Brand Yarn

Crochet Tutorial: Hometown Honey Sunhat

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.

Hometown Honey Sunhat2
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.

Hometown Honey Sunhat3
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:

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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.

***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
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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:
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!

 

 

 

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