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Samantha’s Hope Beanie Free Pattern

Samantha’s Hope Beanie Free Pattern

Last year we participated in our first Crochet Cancer Challenge with our Samantha’s Hope beanie pattern. We went for royal blue in support of colon cancer.

2019 was a very poignant year to be initiated as one of the designers of this fabulous event. At the time Sara’s dad, Robin, was in the final stages of battling with his cancer. I designed this hat to honour him. I’m thrilled that he got to see it and approve of it before he died just 3 weeks later. Find out more about that story, what Sara fears the future holds for her and just how important this event is to us you can read about it here.

About the Samantha’s Hope Beanie

So now you know a little about how the Samantha’s Hope beanie and cowl came about, what about the pattern itself?

It is made using #5 weight yarn so it works up quickly. It’s unisex and looks fabulous in any colour choice you can think of!

At Sunflower Cottage Crochet we also like to try to teach crocheters a little about the craft. Whether it is a new technique, a new tip or trick or learning new stitches. Often times people have seen or used the stitch combos but not heard of the actual stitch before.

Give a stitch a name….

For some reason when you give a stitch a name it can start to intimidate some crocheters! For example, in one crochet group a lady worked up our Robin beanie, our Crochet Cancer Challenge pattern for 2020. In her post she stated that she had put off doing it because we named the third loop half double crochet stitch correctly as the camel stitch. Sitting down to make the hat she found it quite funny that this had put her off making the hat for a while.

 

 

My initial response was that we needed to change. Surely people shouldn’t feel that way when they see our patterns?

But I quickly realised that actually I like that we taught her something. Even if it was only the official name for the stitch. Our patterns always tell you how to work the special stitches and in most cases there is also a YouTube tutorial on how to work the stitch. There really is nothing to be intimidated about!

That being said….

 

Have you heard of the silt stitch?

It is a very basic stitch combo where you work (1sc, 2dc) in one stitch and then skip the next 2 sts and repeat and then on the next row you work a row of dc.

For the beanie and cowl I have amended it slightly. Instead of using the traditional double crochet row I used a hdc, to keep the cozy and warm feel of the hat.

But by itself the silt stitch just didn’t have the ‘umph’ that I was looking for. Sara is a big fan of the camel stitch (working into the third loop of the previous row) so I frogged and re-designed the hat to combine both the silt and the camel stitches. And doesn’t it look darling? The fact its unisex is also a big plus!

Samatha’s Hope Beanie is made to be a hug for your head. It’s warm, comfortable and is designed to be a little longer so that it covers and protects the ears too. It is written in three sizes – adult small, medium and large. If you want to adjust it to fit a child simply use #4 worsted weight yarn (aran) and go down to a 5mm hook! Sara and her family have given it a seal of approval – I hope you guys do too!

 

We have decided to share the pattern as a free one in this post!

But if you prefer to get the pdf versions you can find it at:

Our shop here

Ravelry here

Etsy here

Lovecrafts here

Are you ready for the free beanie pattern? Keep scrolling!

Materials:

  • #5 weight yarn (chunky) I used Stylecraft Special Chunky which you can find here:
    large beanie – around 115 yards, medium beanie – 105 yards approx., small beanie – less than 100 yards
  • 5.5mm hook
  • Needle to sew in ends
  • Tape measure
  • Stitch marker (optional)

Gauge: 2’’x2’’is 7HDC x 5 rows

Sizing:

  • Small – 18” circ, 7.5” tall
  • Medium – 19” circ, 8.5” tall
  • Large – 20” circumference, 9’’ tall

Abbreviations:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)

  • St(s)–stitch(es)

  • rep–repeat
  • sk—skip
  • ss – slip stitch
  • sc–single crochet
  • hdc— half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • Hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together
  • Dc2tog – double crochet 2 together
  • BLO – back loop only
  • YO – Yarn over

Pattern notes:

  • Written in US terms
  • Ch1 and Ch2 at the start of a row counts unless stated otherwise.
  • There are three sizes to the beanie pattern – small, medium and large. The pattern indicates this with using the format small (medium, Large) where stitch counts etc differ.

Special Stitches:

Camel Stitch: This is worked in the third loop of the HDC stitch, which pushes the top two “V” stitch loops to the side, creating a “knitted” look. YO and insert hook into 3rd loop of indicated hdc, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.

Silt Stitch:We work a slightly amended version of the silt stitch in this pattern. It is worked over two rows or rounds.

  • Row 1: In the first st you work (sc, 2dc), sk2 and then work (sc, 2dc) in the next st, all of the way around your hat.
  • Row 2: Hdc in each st around
    (Note: technically here the stitch is usually worked using DC’s all of the way around for the silt stitch but I wanted to use the hdc)

Hdc2tog: This is used to create the reduction around the crown of the hat and is worked over two stitches.YO, insert hook into next st, YO and pull through, insert hook into the next st, YO and pull through. YO and pull through all four loops on hook.

Dc2tog: YO, insert hook into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook, YO insert into next st, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO pull through remaining three loops.

 

Samantha’s Hope Beanie Pattern

For the brim:

Row 1 – Ch 7 (8, 9) Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across (6, 7, 8 stitches)

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as a st), turn. Sc BLO in each stitch across

Row 3 – Repeat row 2 until brim measures 18” (19”, 20”)

Hold the first and the last rows together and ss across to join the brim.

Do not FO

 

For the start of each beanie:

Round 1 – Sc 51 (57, 60) evenly around Ss to join

Round 2 – Ch1 (not a st) hdc in each st around. SS to join

Round 3 – Ch1 (counts as a sc), 2dc in the first st, sk2, *(1sc, 2dc) in the next st, sk2 stitches* repeat from * to * around.
SS to join

Round 4 – Ch1 (not a st) hdc in each st around. SS to join

Round 5 – Working into the third loop only (camel stitch – see special stitches for video link) on this round …
Ch2 (counts as a hdc), hdc in each st around.

Continue beanie pattern for the relevant size of your hat below.

Size small:

Round 6 – Repeat round 3

Round 7 – Repeat round 4

.Round 8 – Repeat round 5

Round 9 – Repeat round 3

Round 10 – Ch2 (counts as a st), hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc next 4 sts, hdc 2tog*, Repeat from * to * around. Hdc in the last 3 sts
SS to join (43)

Round 11 – Working into the third loop only in this round ….
Ch2 (counts), hdc in the next 4 sts, hdc2tog, *hdc in the next 5 sts, hdc2tog* Repeat from * to * around, hdc2tog over the last two sts.  SS to join (36)

Round 12 – Repeat round 3 SS to join

Round 13 – Ch2 (counts), hdc in the next st, hdc2tog in the next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog in next st, hdc in next st, hdc2tog* Repeat from * to * around. SS to join (26)

Round 14 – Working into the third loop only in this round …
Ch2, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog in next st, *hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog * Repeat from * to * around. Hdc third loop only in the last 2 sts. SS to join (22)

Round 15 – Ch1 (does not count as a st), hdc2tog all of the way around. SS to join (11)

Round 16 – Ch1 (does not count), hdc in first st, hdc2tog around. SS to join (6)

Leave a long tail, FO.

Use tail to sew the top of the hat closed by weaving it through the stitches and then pulling tightly.

Sew in ends.

Size medium:

Rounds 6 – 8 – Repeat rounds 3-5

Rounds 9 &10 – Repeat rounds 3 and 4

Round 11 – Working into the third loop only in this round ….
Ch2, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog in the next st, *hdc in next st, hdc2tog in the next, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around. HDC in last 4 sts SS to join (42)

Round 12 – Repeat round 3 (42)

 

 

Round 13 – Ch2 (counts as a st), hdc in next st, hdc2tog in next st, *hdc in next st, hdc2tog in next, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog* Repeat from * to * around SS to join (30)

Round 14 – Working into the third loop only on this round … Ch2 (counts), in next st hdc2tog around. Hdc in last st SS to join (16)

Round 15 – Ch2, hdc2tog around SS to join (8)

Leave a long tail, FO.
Use tail to sew the top of the hat closed by weaving it through the stitches and then pulling tightly.

Sew in ends.

Size Large:

Rounds 6 – 11 – Repeat rounds 3-5 twice more

Round 12 – Repeat round 3

Round 13 – Ch2 , hdc2tog in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog in next, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog in next st, *hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog* around.
SS to join (51)

Round 14 – Working into the third loop only on this round ….
Ch2, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog in next, hdc in next st, hdc2tog in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog in next, *hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog in next st* Repeat from * to * once more. Hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog in next st. SS to join (42)

Round 15 – Repeat round 3.

Round 16 – Ch2, hdc in next st *hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around. SS to join (32)

Round 17 – Working into the third loop only on this row …. Ch2, hdc in next st, hdc2tog in next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog in next st* repeat from * to * around. SS to join (24)

 

 

Round 18 – Ch2 (counts), hdc in next st, hdc2tog in next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog in next st*. Repeat from * to * around SS to join (18)

Round 19 – Ch1 (does not count as a st), hdc2tog all of the way around. SS to join (9)

Leave a long tail, FO.
Use tail to sew the top of the hat closed by weaving it through the stitches and then pulling tightly.

Sew in ends.

FREE PDF

On 11th November 2020 ONLY you can get this beanie pattern as a free pdf in the Season of Joy event hosted by Ambassador Crochet! You need to visit their round up post here to grab the code if you do not already have it!

 

BONUS!!

As an extra than you we are also offering you the Samantha’s Hope cowl at 50% off from 11th – 15th November using code SAMANTHA. If you would like to purchase the matching cowl at this great discounted rate you can do so here.

 

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Hooking With Made By Gootie

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Welcome Back to Hooking With

In this week’s Hooking With, we interviewed Agat Rottman of Made By Gootie.  Read on to get to know Agat!

Hi! My name is Agat (it’s the Hewbrew word for Agate, a precious stone).  I live in Haifa, a city near the Mediterranean Sea in the north of Israel.  However, I grew up in north-east Israel in a small village and after my mandatory service in the army I moved to Haifa to study food engineering.  I met my husband at the university and stayed at the big city.

A Little Background…

My mother is a ceramics artist and her creativity has always been a source of inspiration for me.  I’m also the kind of person who likes to keep her hands busy and so, naturally, my mother decided to teach me how to knit.  She taught me the basics (knit and purl) when I was 12 and ever since, I’ve been developing my skills through the great help of the internet.  Five years ago, I taught myself how to crochet–I wanted to expand my skills and fell in love with it.

I really love designing patterns, it’s a great creative outlet.  I always start out with an idea, move to a sketch and from there, enthusiasm (and a good deal of iterations) make it into reality.  My ideas usually start out as a project where I couldn’t find a pattern that I really like.  A few years ago, I decided that I want to share my designs and so I started writing them down.  Since then, I’ve been getting great feedback, which motivates me to keep going.  Two of my patterns were even published in I Like Crochet magazine and another pattern is due to be published in Simply Crochet magazine.

Current Situation:

I’m currently a product development food engineer in a dairy alternatives company.  While I really like my job, designing patterns is my greatest passion and I hope to make it my main business in the near future.

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Q: When did you start designing?

A: I published my first pattern in late 2017.

Q: Do you have a blog? If so, when did you start that up?

A: Yes! My blog is “Made By Gootie” (Gootie is my childhood nickname).  I started my blog a few months ago.

Q: What was your initial plan with your blog and designs?

A: My initial plan was to design decorative and practical things, blankets, coasters, table centerpieces.  For my blog, my plan is to post different tutorials (basics and advanced) and some of my patterns.

Q: How have your designs and designing process evolved?

A: I started with small things and when my close friends were having babies, I started designing blankets.

Q: What designs do you specialize in?

A: Blankets and decorative items.

Q: Do you have a favorite few stitches you like to use or do you always try to do new ones?

A: I usually love to try new ones and expand my stitches “library”, but my favorites are the moss stitch and puff stitch.

Q: When you come up with an idea, does it come first from yarn you have or do you find yarn to fit the idea?

A: I will find yarn that fits my idea.

Q: When did you start crocheting?

A: 5 years ago.

Q: What made you decide to become a designer?

A: I wanted to create something of my own, something new which will be exactly how I want it to be.

Q: Are there any patterns not your own that you just love?

A: I really love Tinna’s designs, they’re so unique and ambitious.

Q: Who/what inspired you?  Does this still inspire you?  Why?

A: My mom is my inspiration, she’s a ceramic artist.  I love how she always has new ideas and everything she creates is different than the other.

Q: Of your patterns, which is your favorite and why?

A: My Christmas crochet ornament.  It was inspired by Fibershare partner and I love that there’s a meaning and someone I was thinking of when I was designing it.

Q: Are there any crochet techniques/stitches you wish to learn this year?

A: Yes, Tunisian crochet.

Q: What are your biggest crochet challenges and how do you plan on overcoming that?

A: My biggest challenge at the moment is making time to crochet.  Due to my full time job, I usually crochet only on the weekend.  My plan is to make reasonable goals before every weekend so I will have a clear schedule.

Q: Have you ever lost your crojo and how did you overcome that?

A: Of course.  I usually turn to my friend and ask if there is something they want for themselves or for their home and draw inspiration from their wishes.

Q: What three tips can you offer to anyone that crochets?

A: 1. Be patient–practice makes perfect.  2.  Do what you love–crochet things that make you happy and creative, not the popular things on the media.  3.  If you don’t find the pattern you’re looking for, try and create it on your own, you might surprise yourself!

Wrap Up

We enjoyed getting to know Agat and hope you enjoyed it, too.  As a gift to our readers, Agat has provided a free crochet pattern!  Agat also would like to provide 20% off of her Ravelry and Etsy stores with code SUNFLOWER.

Links provided below:

Joyful Mandala Free Crochet Pattern

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crochet napkin ring free pattern

What tableware collection would be complete without napkin rings?

They are so often missed when designing patterns for tableware collections.

I think napkin rings are making something of a resurgence recently.

For many years they have been undervalued in giving your table that ‘finished’ look when you are trying to make a good impression, or simply just like your table to look pretty!

They are also a great stash buster!

Once I had decided to include napkin rings, the next challenge was which style to go for ….

I couldn’t decide and prototyped three different designs.

Problem was that once it was made, neither Sara nor I could pick a favourite to include, so we thought we would spoil you and include all three patterns!

You can decide which ones you prefer.

You will notice that the photos of the whole collection on my kitchen table include all of these options.

I think it gives each place setting something unique, kind of like those glass charms you get to identify which class is yours at a party.

As always, we would love to see your take on our designs so feel free to share them with us on Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry or our blog!

Lets get started ….

As with the other patterns in this collection you will need to know:

foundation single crochet (FSc) (video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG-LiTY_khs

Paired single crochet (Psc)  – this is one of our stitches of the week.

You will also need:

Abbreviations used:

Ch—Chain

FSC – Foundation single crochet

PSC – paired single crochet

St(s)—Stitch(es)

Sk – skip

SS – slip stitch

Sp(s)—Space(s)

Rep—Repeat

*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *

 FO – fasten off

Option 1: the plain one

napkin ring free crochet pattern

Note: this one is made flat and then the shorter sides sewn together at the end

Row 1 – chain 20, in second chain from hook sc, then Psc in each stitch across, ch1, turn.

Row 2 – sc in first st, Psc in each stitch across (19 stitches)

Rows 3-5 – ch1, turn, repeat row 2

Row 6–turn, ss across each stitch (19 ss)

Leave a long tail, sew short sides together and weave in ends.

Option 2: the striped one

napkin ring free crochet pattern

Note: you can either follow option 1 changing colour at the beginning of each row, or work it in the round so that you can carry your colours up at the back and not have so many ends to weave in! Surprisingly I worked in the round as I HATE those pesky ends!)

To work in the round:

Rnd 1 – Fsc 19, ss to first stitch to create the round shape.

Rnd 2-5 – change to desired colour, ch1, Psc around

FO, weave in ends.

Option 3: The two-textured one

napkin ring free crochet pattern

Note, it is easier to work this one flat and then sew the ends together.

In colour A:

Row 1 – FSC 19, ch1, turn

Row2 – sc in first st, Psc 18

In colour B:

Row 3 – ch4 (counts as ch1 plus ch3), *sk1, ss into next st , ch3,* across , turn

Rows 4-5 – ch4, ss into first ch3, *chain 3, ss into next ch3* across

In colour A:

Row 4 – 2sc in each ch3 space across and sc in last stitch (19 scs), ch1, turn

Row 5 – sc in first st, Psc in each stitch across.

FO leaving a long tail, sew sides together and weave in ends.

That’s all there is to it! Don’t forget to share your projects with us!

Be sure to check back real soon for the next part—the place mat!

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