Tag: crocheted hats

Hats…Hats and more Hats

Hey All! Just a real quick post to share what I’ve been up to!  It’s been crazy in this house with all the goodies I’ve been making!  Here are a few Hats that I’ve been making for the shop at the Outlet Mall in San Clemente – Gift Boutique & Home Decor!  We are getting ready for the Holiday’s and let me tell you if you haven’t been and you are in the area you’ve got to check it out!  So many Unique Gifts!  I’ll be working this Sunday and will take some pics of the new items and share here. These are just a few of the “Messy Bun” Beanies that I’ve got in there. There are more colors this one is “Cupcake”!   I’ll share some more styles with you a little later.

If you are a crocheter and would like the pattern you can download it- Mindless Messy Bun Hat.  I’ve also done a video which you can watch by clicking the YouTube button at the sidebar. Or you can see it below.

 

Thank you for stopping by and I’ll be sharing more hats soon! I have designed 2 hats of my own.  I’m happy with the way they turned out! I’m so not a Designer, tester yes, Designer not so much!  Til next time….
Happy Craftin’
Yvonne Metz

Crochet 3 Color Katniss Hat

May already! So much going on! It’s just never ending here in my household! I’ve also had my Grandson come and visit and well everything else goes out the window! That one has got this “Nana” wrapped around his little finger! I just can’t get enough of him!

I’ve had many Baby Gifts in the last few weeks that I’ve been doing and am still not done! I’ll share those a little later this week! I wanted to share the last video that I did which is the 3 Color Katniss hat! I’m so in Love with this texted hat!  The color combos are endless!

Enjoy the video and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Craftin’,

Yvonne Metz

 

 

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.

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

Hookin on Hump Day

Good Morning & Happy Hump Day!

project yarnWell since finishing my last project I’ve been gathering all the yarn I need for my next one!

Here’s a peek at the colors I’ll be using! It’s something I’ve been wanting to make for awhile now and I’m super excited to get started on it!

I’ll post a little later with the progress I’m making!  Thanks for stopping by and as always….

 

Happy Craftin,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Hookin’ for a Cause

Knitting Rays of Hope DonationHi Crafters!  Just wanted to post real quick about a website I came upon last year when I started Looming.  It’s called Knitting Rays of Hope.  They make hats for Cancer Warriors, Babies in the NICU and a few other causes.  I believe they just started in 2012 so this site is farely new.

I just sent this package last week filled with hats mostly for boys but my daughter and I also made some for the girls.  We plan on making more to send hopefully in a few month!

If you have been wanting to make and donate hats you’ve got to check them out! I know there are LOTS of places but just had to share this one too!  PLUS they have some great hats for the Loom too which you can find HERE!
I know they have a Minion one that I am for sure going to try.  If you have thought about Looming they’ve got some GREAT tips and how to’s on the site also! As I mentioned that’s how I found them!  So CLICK HERE to check them out!  As always thanks for stopping by &

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, CA

Spring has begun….

533 Hello Crafters!

Can’t believe Spring is here! Sorry to have been MIA it was a super crazy busy end of 2014 and didn’t stop at the beginning of 2015!

I wanted to share a few things I’ve been working on. This time of year is when Baseball starts in my house so let’s just say “It’s all about that BASE” for sure!

I had an order for a Baseball Hat and soon I’ll have some in my Etsy shop!  Will post more little peaks on what I’m working on a little later too!

Love how this turned out! Below is a close up of the flower on the hat!  Isn’t the button just way to cute!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and as always……

532Happy Craftin’,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

 

 

Hats and Headbands

Hats and HeadbandsI wanted to share some hats & beanies that I donated in August. So what does 29 Headbands & 34 Beanies look like? Started these on Friday July 25th and they were ALL finished by Monday August 4th! My Mom helped with some of the hats and so did my Daughter & Son-in-law! Yep he loomed a hat! 

They went to an Orphanage in Zambia – You can read about the Mission HERE! Loved making them!  I have to see if I can get pics with the kids wearing them!  I would LOVE to see that!

I hope to be making some more hats for an Orphanage in Mexico that they go to more frequently.  I barely made a dent in the yarn that I have. 

If you are interested in helping out please let me know. We can get together at my house! I’ll want to plan a “Hookin’ Date” soon! Crocheters, Knitta’s and Loomers welcome! Just want to donate leave me a comment here or you can email me at yvonne@yvonnemetz.com

Hope you all have a great weekend! We’ve got a tournament this weekend so my time will be spent at the ball park! Yes, I’ll have my yarn & bag with me! Wait til you see what I’m working on. Maybe I’ll try to show you just a little teaser!

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.