Santa Cap | Free Crochet Pattern

santa cap


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Materials

  • Yarn: Weight 4, Medium. Example made with Vanna’s Choice Solids (Color A: Red, Color B: White)
  • Hook: H/8
  • Cotton Fill (for Crochet Ball)
  • Yarn Needle

Sizing

  • Gauge: 13 Sts& 2 Rows = 4”
  • Sizes:
    • Newborn (11.5”x 9.5”)
    • 3 – 6 M (13”x 10.5”)
    • 6 – 12 M 14.5” x 11.5”)
    • 1 – 2 Y (16” x 12.5”)
    • 2 – 5 Y (17.5” x 13.5”)
    • 5 – 8 Y (19” x 14.5”)

Pattern Key

  • St / Sts: Stitch / Stitches
  • Sl St: Slip Stitch
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • HDc: Half Double Crochet

Notes

  • Crochet ball instructions are found at the very end, and are suited for all cap sizes.

Newborn

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

Round 5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14-18: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 19-20: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (40 Sc) Fasten.

3 – 6 Months

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 15: Ch 1, (HDc into first 7 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (45 HDc)

Round 16: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 17-20: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 21-22: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (45 Sc) Fasten.

6 – 12 Months

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

Round 5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 15: Ch 1, (HDc into first 7 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (45 HDc)

Round 16: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 17: Ch 1, (HDc into first 8 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (50 HDc)

Round 18-22: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (50 HDc)

Round 23-24: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (50 Sc) Fasten.

12 – 24 Months

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

Round 5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 15: Ch 1, (HDc into first 7 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (45 HDc)

Round 16: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 17: Ch 1, (HDc into first 8 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (50 HDc)

Round 18: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (50 HDc)

Round 19: Ch 1, (HDc into first 9 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (55 HDc)

Round 20-24: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (55 HDc)

Round 25-26: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (55 Sc) Fasten.

2 – 5 Years

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

Round 5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 15: Ch 1, (HDc into first 7 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (45 HDc)

Round 16: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 17: Ch 1, (HDc into first 8 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (50 HDc)

Round 18: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (50 HDc)

Round 19: Ch 1, (HDc into first 9 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (55 HDc)

Round 20: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (55 HDc)

Round 21: Ch 1, (HDc into first 10 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (60 HDc)

Round 22-26: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (60 HDc)

Round 27-28: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (60 Sc) Fasten.

5 – 8 Years

Round 1: With A, form an adjustable loop, Ch 1 (Not a St, now and throughout), work 10 HDc into ring, Sl St to join (now and throughout). (10 HDc)

Round 2: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (10 HDc)

Round 3: Ch 1, (HDc, work 2 HDc into next St) around. (15 HDc)

Round 4: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (15 HDc)

Round 5: Ch 1, (HDc into first 2 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (20 HDc)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (20 HDc)

Round 7: Ch 1, (HDc into first 3 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (25 HDc)

Round 8: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (25 HDc)

Round 9: Ch 1, (HDc into first 4 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (30 HDc)

Round 10: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (30 HDc)

Round 11: Ch 1, (HDc into first 5 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around.      (35 HDc)

Round 12: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (35 HDc)

Round 13: Ch 1, (HDc into first 6 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (40 HDc)

Round 14: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (40 HDc)

Round 15: Ch 1, (HDc into first 7 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (45 HDc)

Round 16: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (45 HDc)

Round 17: Ch 1, (HDc into first 8 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (50 HDc)

Round 18: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (50 HDc)

Round 19: Ch 1, (HDc into first 9 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (55 HDc)

Round 20: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (55 HDc)

Round 21: Ch 1, (HDc into first 10 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (60 HDc)

Round 22: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (60 HDc)

Round 23: Ch 1, (HDc into first 11 Sts, 2 HDc into next) around. (65 HDc)

Round 24-28: Ch 1, HDc into each St around. (65 HDc)

Round 29-30: With B, ch 1, Sc into each St around. (65 Sc) Fasten.

Ball (All Sizes)

Round 1: With B, form an adjustable loop, ch 1 (not a st), work 6 sc into ring, sl st to join. (6 sc)

Round 2: Work 2 sc into each st around, sl st to join. (12 sc)

Round 3: [Sc into first st, work 2 Sc into following] 6 times, sl st to join. (18 sc)

Round 4: [Sc into first 2 sts, work 2 Sc into following] 6 times, sl st to join, fasten off. (24 sc)

Repeat Round 1-4 once more; instruction set creates one half of ball, both will make 1 ball.

Finishing: 

  1. Align ball halves equally, take 12” of color B, and a yarn needle, and whip stitch ball halves together half way. Stuff with cotton fill (enough to make ball round). Continue to whip stitch ball halves together until closed, fasten, weave ends into inside of ball to conceal.
  2. Take 8” of Color B, and a yarn needle. Using either Round 1 of the Ball fasten yarn around and knot so that tail ends are equal. Use tail ends to knot to Round 1 of hat, knot on the inside to conceal, cut excess.

 

Silver & Spice Hood | Free Crochet Pattern

Silver & spice hood

This design is part of my very first collaborative book, published by Stackpole books, in the summer of 2015: Crochet for Christmas. 

Silver & Spice Hood Crochet Pattern Free Pattern Crochet For Christmas Book

Materials

Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Chunky, bulky weight #5 yarn (80% acrylic, 20% wool; 153 yd / 150 m per 5 oz / 140 g skein). 2 skeins Color A (Adult hat shown in Spice, Child hat shown in Silver). 1 skein Color B (pom-poms for both sizes shown in Natural)

Yarn alternative: Patons Classic Wool Bulky Yarn

Hook & other materials: US K-101/2 (6.5mm) crochet hook, 1.5” pom-pom maker (optional).

Difficulty: Easy

Size: Toddler 17”x8” (Child 20”x9”, Adult 23”x10”)

Gauge: 10 sts x 7 rows = 4” square

Stitch Guide: ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, st/sts – stitch/stitches, sl st – slip stitch, RS – right side

Special Stitches:

Three Double Crochet Cluster (3dc cluster): [Yo, insert hook into indicated st, yo and pull back through st, yo and pull through first 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

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Instructions : Toddler (Child, Adult)

Chain 42 (50, 58).

Row 1 (RS): With Color A, sc into second ch from hook and each ch across – 41 (49, 57) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1 (not a st), turn, work 1 3dc cluster into first st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, work 1 3dc cluster into following st] 19 (23, 27) times – 41 (49, 57) sts, or 21 (25, 29) 3dc clusters.

Row 3: Ch 1 (not a st), turn, work 1 sc into each st across – 41 (49, 57) sts.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 respectively until row 15 (17, 19) is complete.

Seam: To form the hood, fold Row 15 (17, 19) in half, assuring wrong side is facing outward. Sl st row together using the back loops only. Fasten off, and turn hat RS out.

Border: Join Color A into seam formed when Row 15 (17, 19) was joined. Work 3 sc into every sc end row from hood until Row 1 of hood reached. First crochet tie: Ch 21 (25, 29), hdc into second ch from hook and each across. Sc across Row 1 of hood. Second crochet tie: Ch 21 (25, 29), hdc into second ch from hook and each across. Work 3 sc into every sc end row from hood. Sl st to join, fasten off.

Finishing: Make three pom-poms from Color B. Attach one to the end of each crochet tie, and one to the top seam of the hood.

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FLASH SALE | Holiday Sparkle Christmas Stocking!

Holiday Sparkle Christmas Stocking  | Salena Baca Crochet PatternI was in Design Wars this past week!

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For this challenge, I decided to follow in my annual tradition and make a Christmas stocking! I love the rich tones this line displays, and the Cream contrast to the Greens and Reds made this particular stitch pattern really stand out boldly. This yarn has so much rich color, depth, and texture without losing the stitch definition. Plus, this yarn is ideal for pompom making! Seriously, I’ve made the best pompoms ever with yarns just like this. Overall, this  was the perfect yarn for my Holiday Sparkle Christmas Stocking design!

Holiday Sparkle Christmas Stocking | Salena Baca Crochet

This design is written in three sizes (Small, Medium, Large); each size is slightly larger than the last, giving these designs a traditional look that  pair together in a classic way. You can make one for everyone in your family, and size each according to age (Large for Mom and Dad, Small for the kids). Or, you can make each one the same size. Whatever you choose, the brickwork design will make each stocking blend together perfectly, giving you years of holiday joy!

Holiday Sparkle Christmas Stocking | Salena Baca Crochet

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Flash Sale | Jolly & Bright Christmas Stocking

Friday Flash Sale!

Today only, get my Jolly & Bright Christmas Stocking pattern for only $2.00 in my ravelry shop – no coupon necessary!

This pattern includes 3 festive sizes; Large, Medium and Skinny. Each are perfect for decoration, they make great gifts, and you can even stuff gifts in them, too!We still have more than enough time to get ready for the holiday season, and this is a great project to pick up on the weekends in the mean time! Get started now, and you’ll have a pile of them before November!
Enjoy this flash sale, and have a great weekend!
Your friend,

Salena