Fall in love AFTER Valentine’s Day!!!

Fall in love with….my newest crochet stuff!!!  Isn’t it just sooo romantic?  I think so!  Well, maybe anti-Valentine…because it is skulls….MUAHAHAHA!

I love rock…hard rock and metal…so skulls are kind of my thing.  And I also love how the trend is to take skulls and put cutesy bows and bling on them to make them more femme fatale.  Ooo-la-la!

I blinged mine up with the yarn, but these would be adorable in any sort of color.  And, since spring is just around the corner, the stitch is perfect for the soon-to-be warming weather!  I will offer these at a discount of 25% until March 1, 2014 to my blog readers.  Just contact me for a coupon code!

This gorgeous model is my daughter.  I am so lucky to have two beautiful children/slave/models!  Haha, just kidding, kiddos!

Please share the word!  I am on facebook at Crochetgoddess Crochet, and I have a business page at https://www.facebook.com/TheCrochetGoddessDesigns .  

I would love to have more friends and followers, so please…network with me!

And here we go…the “Skull Series”!  I have a headband, slouchy hat, and skullcap.  As always….made to order by your personal specifications.

back, and close-up of pattern

And finally, my favorite…The Skull Skullcap!  😛

I have been working on some home decor items, and should have them ready soon and will post those.  I am really excited about those.

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I have thrown together a couple more of my items that will be going into my store.  Things are coming together nicely, and I can’t wait to get it all ready for opening day!  This is just a few more things that I’ll be selling.  Please do not forget that I will make custom colors!  Tomorrow, I will throw out the link for people to check out what I am building!  🙂

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Macho Man Deveristility Reversible Hat and Cowl Set!

Oh goodness, where on earth did I go?  Life got busy for me!  Whooosh!  And didn’t slow down for the holidays, yet I managed to come up with a new pattern while crocheting up some gifts!

All crocheters feel it at this time I suppose…sore, stiff fingers, aching arms, a heavy head from looking down so long, ugh!  But it is worth it, is it not, for the ones you love?

And behold!  Some of the manly gifts I made for the holidays as eye candy, before the pièce de ré·sistance!

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That dashing macho manliness of a model would be my son, posing in all his coveted football player glory! Not sure why, but he refused to model the “girly” stuff.  Oh, well, you want to see my pattern, anyway…I’ll post more Fresh-off-the-hooks later!

I would like to thank my wonderful pattern testers!  Especially since this was my first pattern, they were taking on more than usual, and I am so very grateful to them.  Please check them out on Ravelry.  I will include links to their profiles of awesomeness below.

If you’d like to download and print a .pdf file of this pattern, you can do so on my pattern page at Ravelry. Just click below!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mens-reversible-hat-and-cowl-set

And now if you will be SO kind as to imagine a drum roll, I present to you….my first pattern!!!!

Men’s Reversible Hat and Cowl Set

Contrasting Color done with Lion Brand Homespun.

Contrasting Color done with Lion Brand Homespun.

Dakota's xmas

Closeup of pattern, both sides, using Red Heart Super Saver

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Copyright:  All I ask, if you sell your work, is to link your selling page to my blog.  You may NOT sell this pattern or claim it as your own!

My blog link:  https://thecrochetgoddessblog.wordpress.com/

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Ravelry:  TheCrochetGoddess   Check me out here

Stitches Used:  Double crochet, single crochet, and crab stitch (a.k.a. reverse single crochet).  Crab stitch directions are included in the pattern. Gauge:  3 rounds of hat = 3 ½”
Materials:Hook Size:  I (5.50 MM)Yarn Weight:  Worsted, 10 ply (Brand I used is Red Heart Super Saver) and trim in 1st picture is Lion Brand HomespunTapestry needle to weave in endsScissors Terms:ch:  chainsc:  single crochetdc:  double crochet(RS):  Right side of pattern.(WS): Wrong side of pattern.MC:  Main Color

 


Special Stitch:  Crab Stitch (A.K.A. Reverse Single Crochet) 
  1. 1.        Insert hook from front to back, into the 1st stitch to the right.
  2. 2.       Yarn over (yo) and draw through the stitch.  You will have two loops on your hook, just as you would with a normal sc.
  3. 3.       Yarn over and draw through both loops on your hook.
  4. 4.       Repeat these steps for each stitch in the row.

 

Hat Pattern

Do NOT count your ch 2 as a stitch in this pattern.  I prefer to do a “step up” before the 1st initial stitch in order to fill the gap that is created with many hats with patterns that call for a chain and joining at the top of the chain in each round.

You will land on an increase at the end of each increase round in this hat pattern.

I prefer using a magic ring; this keeps the top of the hat closed without gaps at the top.  However, if you do not like to use magic rings, then chain 3 and join with sl st into 3rd ch from hook.

Round 1:  (RS) Ch 2.  DC into ring 10 times.  Join with sl st into 1st dc. (10 st.)

Round 2:  (RS) Ch 2.  DC into same st as join 2 times, 2 dc in ea. st. around, join with sl st into 1st dc.  (20 st.)

Round 3:  (RS) Ch 2.  DC into same st as join, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * to last dc, join with sl st into 1st dc.  (30 st.)

Round 4: (RS) Ch 2.  DC into same st as join, dc into next dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc’s.  Repeat from * to last dc, join with sl st into 1st dc.  (40 st.)

Round 5:  (RS) Ch 2.  DC into same st as join, dc into ea. of the next 2 dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc’s.  Repeat from * to last dc, join with sl st into 1st dc.  (50 st.)

Round 6:  (RS) Ch 2.  DC into same st as join, dc into ea. of the next 3 dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc’s.  Repeat from * to last dc, join with sl st into 1st dc.  (60 st.)

Round 7:  (RS) Ch 2.  DC into same st as join, dc into ea. of the next 4 dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc’s.  Repeat from * to last dc, join with sl st into 1st dc.  (70 st.) Note:  Increase rounds stop here.  Each following round will have a total of 70 stitches.

Round 8:  (RS) Ch 2.  DC into same st as join, *dc into next dc.  Repeat from * to last dc, join with sl st into 1st dc.  (70 st.)

Round 9: (RS) Repeat round 8.  (70 st.)

Round 10: (RS) Repeat round 8.  (70 st.)  For a larger hat, repeat round 8 for two more rounds.

Round 11:  (RS) Repeat Round 8.  Change to CC at ending sl st to prepare for round 12.  (70 st)

Round 12: (RS) With CC, ch 1.  SC into same st as join, *sc into next dc.  Repeat from * to last dc, join with sl st into 1st sc.  Change back to MC.  (70 st.)

Round 13: (WS) TURN WORK.  FLIP HAT WRONG SIDE OUT, You are now working with the WS.  With MC, ch 2.  DC into same st as join, *dc into next sc in BLO.  Repeat from * to last dc, join with sl st into 1st dc.  Change back to CC.  (70 st.)  flip hat back to normal, turn.

Round 14: (RS) TURN WORK. FLIP HAT RIGHT SIDE OUT, You are now working with the RS again.  With CC, ch 1.  SC into same st as join, *sc into next dc.  Repeat from * to last dc, join with sl st into 1st sc.  Change back to MC.  (70 st.)

Round 15: (WS) TURN WORK.   FLIP HAT WRONG SIDE OUT.  With MC, ch 2.  DC into same st as join, *dc into next dc in BLO.  Repeat from * to last dc, join with sl st into 1st dc.  Change back to CC.  (70 st.)

Round 16:  (RS) FLIP HAT RIGHT SIDE OUT.  DO NOT TURN.  With CC, ch 1.  SC into same st as join, *sc into next dc.  Repeat from * to last dc, join with sl st into 1st sc.  Finish off and weave in ends, or follow trim step below for trim option.

Trim:

After joining with sl st at the end of round 16, keep CC and ch 1.  Crab stitch into ea. sc around to end; join with sl st into 1st sc.  Finish off and weave in ends.

Cowl Pattern:

Be sure to make your foundation chain a little looser than normal.  This will make it easier for you to join your CC for the trim along the bottom in Round 14.

With MC:  Ch 80 LOOSELY, join.

Round 1:  (RS) With MC, ch 3.  *DC into next st.  Repeat from * to last st. Join with sl st at top of ch -3 taking care not to twist.

Round 2:  (RS) Change to CC.  Ch 1.  *SC into next st.  Repeat from * to last st.  Join with sl st at top of ch-1.

Round 3:  (WS) TURN WORK.  FLIP COWL WRONG SIDE OUT.   You are now working with the wrong side facing. Change to MC, Ch 3.  *DC into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to last st.  Join with sl st at top of ch-3.

Round 4: (RS) TURN WORK.  FLIP COWL RIGHT SIDE OUT.  You are now working with the right side facing.  Change to CC, ch 1.  *sc into next st.  Repeat from * to last st.  Join with sl st at top of ch -1.

Round 5: (WS) TURN WORK.  FLIP COWL WRONG SIDE OUT.  Change to MC, ch 3.  *DC into next st in BLO.  Repeat from * to last st.  Join with sl st at top of ch- 3.

Round 6:  (RS) TURN WORK.  FLIP COWL RIGHT SIDE OUT.  Change to MC.  Ch 3.  *DC into next st.  Join with sl st into top of ch-3.

Round 7:  (RS) Ch 3.  *Dc into next st.  Repeat from * to last st.  Join with sl st into top of ch-3.

Round 8: (RS) Repeat round 7.  Please note:  for a bit of a shorter cowl, you may eliminate this row.

Round 9:  (RS) Repeat Round 2.

Round 10: (WS) Repeat Round 3.

Round 11: (RS) Repeat Round 4.

Round 12:  (WS) Repeat Round 5.

Round 13:  (RS) CC FLIP COWL RIGHT SIDE OUT AGAIN. DO NOT TURN.  *Sc into next st.  Repeat from * to last st, join into 1st sc.  Fasten off, or if you choose to use the trim, keep CC and ch 1, then crab stitch in each stitch across, join with sl st into ch-1.

Round 14: (RS) Flip cowl upside down and turn. DO NOT TURN INSIDE OUT.  With CC, pull up a loop.  *Sc into next st.  Repeat from * to last st, join into 1st sc at end of round.  You may finish off and weave ends in here, or if you are adding the trim, keep CC and ch 1, then crab stitch in each stitch across, join with sl st into ch-1, fasten off and weave in ends.

Special Thanks To My Pattern Testers!  They gave great input and suggestions, improving this first pattern of mine so much for outside users!  Couldn’t have done it without them:

Livelaughove381 on Ravelry

kamah on Ravelry

kamahskereations facebook page

Donnisha2 on Ravelry