Purple and gray harlequin crochet afghan

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Harlequin Stitch Crochet Afghan, Blanket, Throw or Comforter

Pattern: Greenway

Yarn: Caron One Pound (Deep Violet x2, Soft Grey Mix x2, Cream x 1)

Size: 65″ x 57″

Border: Sc around x2, Harlequin stitch around x 1, sc around x 2

 

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Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing a wonderful crochet pattern perfect for holiday gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas……..AND I get to be part of an amazing giveaway too. Keep reading…

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Baby Blue Striped Crochet Hat w/ Bill || free pattern

I’m back and with the best gift of all – a free pattern! I can always tell when the Holidays are around the corner. My blog views and comments go crazy. I love it. Mainly because it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one out there crocheting excitedly from November-December!

Today I am here with a free pattern for a striped baby hat with an optional bill. I made this hat for my sister to give to a friend for a baby shower. I love how simple yet elegant it is. It works great with or without the bill. The following pattern is for about a one year old, but can easily be made smaller or larger. If you are unfamiliar with how to make hats smaller/larger, check out this tutorial from Crochet in Color.

Baby Striped Hat with Bill || free pattern

Baby Striped Hat with Bill || free pattern

Baby Blue Striped Crochet Hat w/ optional Bill

Yarn: Any worsted weight, 3 colors
Hook: G hook
Size: Fits a one year old (13″ circumference x 6″ high w/o bill, 6.5″ high w/ bill

Stitches
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
SC – single crochet
SC dec – single crochet decrease (join to stitches together)

Pattern

With color 1 (blue), create a magic ring and crochet 10 DC inside the ring, join, ch 1

Round 1: *1 SC, 2 SC*, repeat from * around, join to the top of ch 1, ch 2
Round 2:  *1 DC, 1 DC, 2 DC*, repeat from * around, join to the top of ch 2, ch 1
Round 3: *1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC*, repeat from * around, join to the top of ch 1, ch 2
Round 4: *1 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC, 2 DC*, repeat from * around, join to the top of ch 2 with white, ch 1
Round 5: *1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC*, repeat from * around, join to the top of ch 1, ch 2
Round 6: * 1 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC, 1 DC, 2 DC*, repeat from * around, join to the top of ch 2 with gray, ch 1
Round 7: SC around, join to top of ch 1, ch 1
Round 8: SC around, join to the top of ch 1 with blue, ch 1
Round 9: HDC around, join to the top of ch 1, ch 1
Round 10: SC around, join to the top of ch 1 with white, ch 2
Round 11: DC around, join to the top of ch 2, ch 1
Round 12: SC around, join to the top of ch 1 with gray, ch 1
Round 13: SC around, join to the top of ch 1, ch 1
Round 14: SC around, join to the top of ch 1, ch 1
Round 15: **WITH A BILL** 20 SC, ch 1, turn, SC dec, 12 SC, SC dec, ch 1, turn, SC dec, 8 SC, SC dec, ch 1, turn
SC down the bill that you just created, then SC around until you join with the top of ch 1
Round 15: **WITHOUT A BILL* SC around, join to the top of ch 1

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Baby Blue Striped Hat || free pattern

Baby Blue Striped Hat || free pattern

That’s it! It’s a super simple hat but it comes out looking so beautiful. Hope everyone’s holiday crocheting is going well! I haven’t started mine. 🙂 Ooops! I will be bringing you another pattern soon as part of the Bake, Craft, Sew, and Crochet Along at Skip to My Lou.

 
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