Friday, February 3, 2017

Puffed Wheat Hat, Crochet Pattern

Six more weeks of winter means plenty of time for making and wearing cozy hats, and I have a new pattern to share! My Puffed Wheat hat was originally published in Happily Hooked Magazine and is not available for direct purchase from my Ravelry and Etsy stores.

For my blog readers the pattern will be on sale for 1/2 off on Ravelry for the first week - just $2! After February 10th, the price will go up to $4, so jump on this one now with the coupon code COZYCAP before you miss out.

Teen / Adult Small in Barley and Oatmeal
Puffed Wheat is crocheted in Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, a super bulky weight yarn that works up very quickly, so it's great for last minute gifts (I'm talking the-day-before kind of last minute) and the thick, wool-blend yarn makes it extra cozy. Using less than a 1/2 skein each color, it's a great stash buster as well.

The pattern includes four sizes: Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Small, and Adult Large. Based on my head size (21.5") I wear a Teen/Adult small, which is the size I find most comfortable.

Teen / Adult Small in Barley and Oatmeal
The large isn't ridiculous on me, however. It just sits lower and looser on the head and is actually a bit cozier since there's more material.

Adult Large in Claret and Oatmeal

It fits fairly loose around the ears, so if you have a head measurement that fits in the smaller size, but want a little extra length for extra warmth, adding another row of puff sts would be a good option.

I've only done variations using the Oatmeal colorway for the contrast color, but Thick & Quick comes in a pretty wide variety of color options, so you can make it was wild as you like.

Toddler in Black and Oatmeal
Happy crocheting!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Easy Crocheted Pussy Hat

I'm coming out of blog hibernation to share an easy free pattern that (since I know you're on the internet) you've almost definitely seen by now. The Pussy Hat Project started as a "collective visual statement" for the women's march on Washington and the satellite marches around the world and has grown into a way to show solidarity and support for women's rights.

I was awfully late to the game, but decided I should do my part and make as many hats as I could in the couple days before the march in my city, New Orleans. I ended up just making 5 hats, and gave them all out before the march even began in exchange for $20 donations to Planned Parenthood. I wish I would have thought of the idea sooner because I know I could have collected so much more than $100 for this important organization. But for a couple evening's work, that's still pretty darn good!

Yep, that's me.

The women's march is over now, but there is so much more work to be done. Join me, and crochet a pussy hat or 3!

I've mostly seen patterns for knitted hats, so this one is for you crocheters. It's a very simple pattern that works up quite quickly and uses a very budget-friendly - and very pink - yarn.

Pussy Hat
  • Red Heart Super Saver in Shocking Pink
  • 5.5 mm, US I crochet hook
  • yarn needle


3 sts and 2 rows = 1" in dc


  • st(s) : stitch(es)
  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • dc: double crochet
  • fpdc: front post double crochet
  • bpdc: back post double crochet
  • sl: slipstich


1. Ch 30, work 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc 26 more. In last st, work 5 dc. Working down opposite side of chain, dc 26, work 3 dc in last. Sl to join. (62)
2: Ch 2 (does not count as first st), *dc; rep from * to end. Sl to join with first dc. 
3-9: Work even for 8 more rounds. 
10: Ch 1, *fpdc, bpdc; rep from * to end. Sl to join with first fpdc.
11-12: Repeat round 10. Tie off. weave in all ends. 
That's it! Fighting for your rights has never been simpler. Now go out there and change the world.