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The Mindless Messy Bun Hat

Happy Saturday all! Well just had to share this extremely easy Messy Bun Hat I made the other night! I wanted something that I totally didn’t have to think about while crocheting and this is what I came up with!  The “Mindless” Messy Bun Hat.  Click for pattern – Mindless Messy Bun Hat

This one is done from the Brim up and is all HDC’s (half double crochet) except the brim which is done in sc’s (single crochet). This works up extremely fast which is another Woo Hoo! Oh there’s also a video below the instructions.

 

Mindless Messy Bun Hat
Teen/Adult Size – fits 19 – 22 inch head

Materials Used:

Yarn: Loops & Thread Charisma – Chocolate Cupcake #5 Bulky
Hook: L/8mm Hook
Extras – Tapestry/Yarn Needle

Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
sc – Single Crochet
hdc – Half Double Crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together or also called HDC Dec – half double crochet decrease
YO – Yarn Over
sl st – slip stitch

Note: HDC2TOG – YO insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop, YO insert hook in next stitch, You’ll have 5 Loops on your hook – YO and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. This is your HDC Decrease or HDC2TOG.

Instructions:

Brim: Ch 6
Row 1:  sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch1, turn (5 sc)
Row 2: sc in next sc, sc in BLO in next 3 sc, sc in last sc, ch1, turn (5 sc)
Row 3 – 48: Repeat Row 2
Note – This for me worked up to about 19″ – my head is about 21 1/2 – this stretches so make sure you MEASURE around your own head as you go along. It will also stretch with wear.  If you are making for a child – there are many charts out there with basic head measurements.

Closing the Brim – Bring both ends together and sl st down going through both thicknesses. This is your seam so make sure you turn it inside before you start your Hat part. If you choose to.

Hat Part: ch 2 doesn’t count as a stitch unless otherwise noted
Row 1: ch 2, HDC evenly all around the brim, join to hdc, ch 2 (48 hdc)
Row 2 – 7: HDC in each across, join to hdc, ch 2 (48 hdc)  ***From Brim to here measured just a tad over 5″

Decreasing:
Row 8: (hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc2tog) – Repeat () around, join to hdc, ch 2 (26 hdc)
Row 9: (hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc2tog) – Repeat () around, join to hdc, ch 2 (27hdc)
Row 10: (hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc2tog) – Repeat () around, join to hdc, ch 2 (21 hdc)
FO – and weave in all yarn ends with your needle.

Hope you enjoyed this SUPER easy “Mindless” messy bun hat!  Questions comments leave me a comment!

 

 

 

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Basket Weave Messy Bun Hat

Well another post! What 2 over the weekend??? LOL!  I know right! Well I’m really trying to share more this year.
I wanted to share another pattern from my gal pal Diana from the Netherlands – It’s her Basket Weave Hat pattern. Been wanting to make one of these in like forever.  There is also a video I did for this one – which will be posted on the bottom.

I just love these textured hat.  Again if you are looking for her FREE patterns for now they are only posted in the Facebook Group “Crochet Messy Bun“.
Well hope you have a great rest of your weekend.  Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me or comment below.

As always thank you for stopping by and…..

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, CA.

Messy Bun Madness

Well it’s the weekend and I’ve got some time to post! Woo Hoo! Well the “Messy Bun” craze has not faded out! I have to say that these are just AWESOME! I’m completely hooked on Making them and pictured below are my 2 Favorite ones to make!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Grey one is called the “Katniss” Messy Bun hat inspired by the cowl worn by Katniss in the Movie “Hunger Games”.  I just absolutely LOVE the texture of this Messy Bun Beanie.  The next is the Cable Messy Bun Hat – This is also one of my favorites to make. Love how Elegant this hat looks.

These patterns are from a friend I met in a Facebook Crochet Group “Diana B” – I was lucky enough to test her patterns! She also created a Crochet Group which I’m a part of where she shares her patterns FREELY.  The name of the Group is Crochet Messy  Bun
The group is growing fast with almost 10,000 Members!  All patterns on this group are FREE.  I’ve also with her permission made some Videos for her patterns.  I have made a total of 3 – adding the 2 in the photos below. – Never thought I’d be doing videos but there was so many asking questions about the “Katniss” Beanie that thought it would be a good idea.  Thank you Diana for allowing me to share your Beautiful Creations!

Well thanks for taking the time to visit – will be back with more shares and as always,
Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz

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Happy New Year All!

I know it’s been way to long since I posted! I totally just have had to  put this on the back burner!

I also have to apologize for those looking for the 18″ Doll Mermaid Pattern and couldn’t get it to download your messages went straight to SPAM and I never was notified of your posts! I would of responded sooner had I known!  Now I think it’s been fixed! If not please let me know I was able to open it.

So wanted to share FIRST – what I had been working on towards the end of 2016! These Chunky Beanies and Slouchy Beanies – Got this great pattern from “Alexis Middleton” on YouTube.  She’s got a great “Cat Hat” video also which I’ll share those pics later too!  I’ve also been making the ever POPULAR “Messy Bun” or “Mom Bun” Beanies – that will be my next post!

I have already added these hats that are pictured to my Etsy shop which you’ll find in the right hand corner.

Thanks for stopping by and I plan to be blogging ALOT more this year as I’ve got LOTS to share with you all!
Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

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Cute Crocheted Chubby Kitty

Hey all!   So I kept seeing this cute little chunky kitty on a Facebook group I’m on and I just had to make one! I just love how it turned out! I couldn’t help but add a bow! I was so excited to make this that I didn’t realize that I grabbed a different color gray so my Kitty is Two-Toned! BUT that’s Ok I still LOVE how it turned out!  Now to get some more color combos! These are pretty addicting to make too!  If you are crocheter and are wanting to make this you can get the free pattern on Ravelry by clicking HERE!   Thanks for stopping by and as always….
Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Chubby Kitty Chubby Kitty 1

Baby Bear Lovey

Well as I mentioned before I added a new item to my Lovey Collection!  I had a customer ask for this sweet bear!  It was my first time making one and I have to say I’m pretty happy with her!  What do you think of the New Sleepy Bear Lovey?  I’ve got a few more coming out soon!

I may just have to try out some different color combinations too!  Any suggestions? I’m thinking I need to add a baby boy bear too! HMMM…..maybe with a baseball cap? Well as always thanks for stopping by!
Happy Craftin’
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

sleepy bearSleepy Bear 1

 

What’s been on my hook?

Happy Saturday all!

Well I’ve had several things on my hook this month!  I’m loving this Crocheted Cable Style Beanie!  I’ve added a this Grey one in my Etsy shop and will adding more in different colors. There will also be a slouchy version coming too!  Perfect for Skiing!  I’ll be sharing a new Lovey Blanket that I made for a customer tomorrow. It’s Super Cute!
Thanks for stopping by and as always,
Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz

Cable Beanie Grey Heather 2

Super Sweet Shark Slippers

Happy Thursday All! Well I’m pretty please with how these Shark Slippers came out! My friend had posted them on my Face Book timeline and I just new I had to make them!
What do you think? I know something other then a Mermaid Tail Blanket right?!

Shark SlippersWorking on a Shark Hat next! It’s almost done. Just need to add the eyes. Of course I’ll have to make a Shark Blanket too right? I mean it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t!

For my crochet friends out there I bought this pattern on Etsy. Here is the LINK.

The are pretty tedious BUT I really like how they turned out. I’ll be adding to my Etsy shop very soon!
Thanks for stopping by and as always.

Happy Craftin,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Happy 2016 Crafters!

Hello all and Happy 2016 – I have to say the last month of December was a blur for me!  I literally was bombarded with Mermaid Tail Orders ALL month LONG! OH and a craft fair at the beginning of the month too!  BUT I was able to get ALL my orders done!
Here are the 1st two that sold! These are Child Sizes in Lavender Blue & Ocean Tide!

Lavendar Ocean Tide 1
I’ll share more a little later along with a Doll version I created using the same pattern. Which is from MJ’s Off the Hook Designs. It’s an AWESOME pattern which can be found on Ravelry.com. Also quick and FAST to make up.  Which is always nice! Well need to get my Xmas decorations put away so I’ll have the rest of the day to play!  Thanks for stopping by and come back a little later as I’ll be sharing more goodies and the Best Christmas Gift I got!

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz

Mermaid Tail Blankets everywhere

Well I’ve been super busy with an upcoming craft fair!  I shared in my last post the Mermaid Tail Blanket that I made.  Well I’ve made 3 more since that you can see 2 of the colors below & the pink one is sold.  I’ve been getting many requests to purchase them and am adding to my Etsy shop later today!  If you are local to me and would like to purchase one you can purchase directly from me using the Paypal link below.  But get your orders in no later then DECEMBER 10th, 2015 in order to have it for Christmas.  As you can see in the pictures below there is one with a solid color and one that is all the same. You can choose which one you want.

IF you are NOT LOCAL please go to my Etsy Shop. (Link on the right)  I currently am working on 2 orders. ***The prices are for the Chunky Yarn shown in the POST below this one. The colors I have are below and I have most on hand except Nobility.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email: yvonne@yvonnemetz.com

Pink MermaidTeal TailCountry Loom Sampler

 

 

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