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Spiffy Nifty Hoodie Hat

~Spiffy Nifty Hoodie Hat~

PDF: Spiffy-Nifty-Hoodie-Hat

 

Materials:

Wool Ease Thick and Quick Stripes Yarn in Moonlight

Or any Super Bulky Yarn Weight (6)

M/N Crochet Hook or Size 9.0mm

Large Yarn Needle

Scissors

Terms:

Chain – Ch

Double Crochet – Dc

Front Post Double Crochet – FPDC

Half Double Crochet – HDC

Reverse Single Crochet – RSC

Single Crochet – Sc

Slip Stitch – Sl st

Stitch – St

Treble Crochet Stitch – TRBL

Sizes:

Adult size should fit any adult due to the fact that it is a loose fit.  This will also fit most teen sizes as well but if it is too large you can always fold the brim of the hat up.

Pattern:

Round 1:  Ch 4, sl st to form a ring.

Round 2:  Ch 2(DOES NOT count as stitch, here and throughout) Dc 10 times into ring.  Sl st into the top of your first dc (skipping the ch 2 you made at the beginning)  This makes a clean join with no gaps in the hat. (10 DC)

Round 3:  Ch 2, 2 Dc in each stitch around.  Sl st into top of the beginning dc. (20 DC)

Round 4:  Ch 2, Dc into same stitch as ch2.  *2 Dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next*.  Repeat from * to * all the way around. Ending with a 2 dc.  (30 DC)  Sl st into the top of the beginning dc.

Round 5:  Ch 2, Dc in same stitch.  *Dc in next stitch.  2 Dc in next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * all the way around.  Ending with a 2 dc.  (40 DC) Sl st into top of the beginning dc.

 

Round 6:  Ch 2, Dc in same stitch and in each stitch around.  Sl st into top of beginning dc. (40 DC)

Round 7:  Repeat Round 6 (40 DC)

We are now going to stop working in the round and work back and forth by turning our work from here on.

Row 1:  Ch 4 (DOES count as a trbl stitch now), trbl in same stitch.  Dc in next 34 stitches. 2 Trbl in next stitch.  Leave the remaining 4 stitches unworked, you will be turning your work now. (38 Stitches).

Row 2:  Ch 4, turn.  Trbl  in same stitch as ch 4.  2 Trbl in next 2 stitches.  Dc into next stitch.  Hdc in next 32 stitches. DC in next stitch.  2 Trbl in next 2 stitches.  (44 stitches)

Row 3:  Ch 4, turn.  Trbl in same stitch as ch 4.  2 Trbl in next stitch.  1 Trbl in next stitch.  1 Dc in next 2 stitches.  Hdc in next 32 sts.  Dc in next 2sts.  Trbl in next.  2 trbl in next two sts.  (46 sts)

Row 4:  Ch 4, turn.  Trbl in same st.  Trbl in the next stitch.  Dc in next 42 stitches.  Trbl in next stitch.  2 Trbl in last stitch.  (48 sts)

Row 5:  Ch 4, turn.  Trbl in same stitch.  Trble in next stitch.  Dc in next 44 stitches.  Trbl in next stitch.  2 trbl in next stitch.  (50 stitches)

This is where I ran out of yarn from the first skein.  If you want to trim your hat in a different color or make tassels in a different color, you sure can.

I attached a new skein of yarn and started where I left off from the other at the end of Row 5.  Now you will RSC in each stitch across the front of the hoodie hat.  Make sure when you get to the other end of the front, put 2 rsc in the corner stitch.  Now you will chain 1 and turn your work.  You will be working along the back bottom edge of the hoodie hat.  Put one Single Crochet in each stitch or space across.  Place your hook where it is comfortable but make sure you do not put too many stitches or too little stitches.  Too many stitches will cause your edge to ruffle or bump out.  Too little stitches will make it tight and not fit right in the back.  I had 36 single crochet stitches on my bottom edge.  Sl st join to the beginning edge.  Cut yarn and fasten off, weave in your ends.

Now it is time to make the tassels.

I took a book that was about 6” wide and wrapped the yarn around it 20 times.  Cut the end and slipped a piece of yarn under one end and tied it very tight.  I slid it off the book and cut the loops on the other end (the end that I didn’t tie).  I took a long piece of yarn and wrapped it around the top about an inch down from where I tied.  I made a tight knot and double tied it after that to make sure it wouldn’t come loose.  I trimmed the ends to my liking and then used the tie at the top to attach it to a corner of the hat.  I made two more and put one on the top back of the hood where you first started your hat, and the other on the opposite corner of the first one!  Tie in all your ends and you are done!

 

SpiffyNifty Cabled Shawl

PDF SpiffyNifty Cabled Shawl

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This shawl was made out of need for a pattern that was simple but interesting enough to want to keep working on it.  I also wanted a more of a masculine look to it so it can be used for a man or a woman.  I feel it fits the needs of what I wanted and I hope you find it pleasing as well.  Basic crochet skills are needed as well as a good understanding of cabling stitches.

Materials:

Red Heart With Love Yarn in the color Pewter

I or 5.5mm crochet hook

Scissors

Large eye needle to sew in ends

Stitches Used/Key:

Back Post Double Crochet = Bpdc

Chain = Ch

Double Crochet = DC

Front Post Double Crochet = Fpdc

Front Post Treble (Triple) Crochet – Fptc

Reverse Single Crochet = Rsc

Pattern:

Chain 244 for a shawl with the length of approximately 76 inches.  (I thought this would be a good size for a gentleman.)  If you want a shawl that is not so long just make sure you chain in multiples of 14+6 for you desired length.  Just know that you will need 14 stitches for each cabled side of your shawl.  That means whatever number of stitches you put in between the 14 on each end doesn’t really matter as long as you have 14 stitches for each end of your shawl to do the cable pattern.

R1:  Dc in 4th chain from hook and in each chain stitch across.  Ch 3, turn.

R2:  Dc in next stitch, Fpdc in the next two stitches.  Dc in next two stitches.  Skip next two stitches, Fptc around next two stitches.  Fptc around first skipped stitch, fptc around next skipped stitch.  Dc in next two stitches.  Fpdc in next two stitches.  Dc in next 216 stitches.  Fpdc around next two stitches.  Dc in next two stitches.  Skip next 2 stitches.  Fptc around next stitch after the 2 skipped stitches.  Fptc around next stitch. Fptc around first skipped stitch.  Fptc around next skipped stitch.  Dc in next two stitches.  Fpdc around next two stitches.  Dc in last two stitches.  Chain 3, turn.

R3:  Dc in first stitch.  Bpdc around next two stitches.  Dc in next two stitches.  Bpdc around next 4 stitches.  Dc in next two stitches.  Bpdc in next two stitches.  Dc in next 216 stitches.  Bpdc around next two stitches.  Dc in next two stitches.  Bpdc around next 4 stitches.  Dc in next 2 stitches.  Bpdc in next two stitches. Dc in last two stitches.  Chain 3, turn.

You will repeat row 2 and 3 until you reach the height of the shawl that you want.  For my shawl I did 38 rows and that gave it a height of approximately 19 1/2 inches.  You will want to end on a row that is the cable side of your shawl.  The edging is a Rsc stitch in each space around the entire shawl and two Rsc in the corner stitches.  This stitches gives your shawl and very finished look and it goes nicely with the cabling in the project.

Thank you and enjoy!

©Spiffyniftyriffic 2016

 

The Nifty Newborn Crown

PDF to Nifty Newborn Crown

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I used an I Hook and Worsted Weight Yarn (Red Heart White)
I bought the gem stone at Walmart, they come in a pack of three
The silver ribbon I also bought at Walmart

Start by chaining 39 join with slip stitch to form the circle and chain 1.
Single crochet in each stitch around, join with slip stitch into first chain 1.
Chain 3, double crochet in each stitch around, join with slip stitch into top of beginning chain 3.
Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to beginning chain 1.
Chain 3, dc 2 times into same stitch as your chain 3 started, chain 2, dc three more times in same stitch.
Skip 2 stitches, slip stitch into the next stitch. Skip two stitches and double crochet three times into the next stitch, chain 2, 3 more double crochet into same stitch. Repeat all the way around.
Slip stitch into last stitch available and also into the beginning chain 3 to join them all together.
Slip stitch up to the top of the peak, 2 single crochet into that chain 2 space, chain 2 and slip stitch into the first chain (as if to make a picot), 2 more single crochet into chain 2 space. Slip stitch down the valley and back up to the next peak and repeat each peak the same.
Slip stitch down to your beginning and fasten off and weave in your ends.
The ribbon I start weaving in at the front of the crown. I do not have it show on the first three below the center peak (this is where the button goes) So I go around one side weaving the yarn up three and then down three. After I get one side done I go back to the front and get the ribbon from the other side and repeat the same process on the other side and have the ribbon ends meet in the back toward the inside of the crown so it will not be seen for pictures. I loosely tie it so that it can fit more than one baby😀 I clip the ends so that they cannot be seen from the outside.
The button I start in the front of the crown at the center of one of the crown peaks. You just use the same yarn and fasten it to the middle one of the three double chains.
There ya go, you can crown your king or queen!

Spiffy Leg Warmers for Newborns

~Spiffy Leg Warmers for Newborns~

Link to PDF:Spiffy Leg Warmers for Newborns

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Using Worsted Weight Yarn of Your Choice
I used Red Heart in Soft White and Caron Simply Soft in Rose and Grey
US Size 5 or 3.75mm Double Pointed Needles

Using your main color of yarn cast on 21 stitches in any preferred cast on method you want. I used long tail cast on.

Divide those stitches on 3 of your needles.
Working in a 1×1 rib knit and purl all the way around for 4 rows.
Work on round of a knit row increasing one stitch per needle so that you end up with 24 stitches total. (Do not cut yarn you will be carrying up your yarn to the next stripe rows, there is no need for all that weaving in ends! )
Switch to your first stripe color and knit around for 3 rows.
Switch back to your main color and knit 4 rows.
Switch back to your stripe color and knit 3 rows.
Switch back to your main color and knit 4 rows.
Switch back to your stripe color and knit 3 rows.
Change to your main color and work 1 knit row.
Working in your 1×1 rib, work the row and decrease each needle one stitch so that you end up with 21 total stitches again.
The next 3 rows work in your 1×1 rib. Bind off.
I bound off in the normal way but you can bind off in any manner you like.
Weave in your ends.

My finished work was approximately 4 1/2 inches long and about 4 inches in diameter. This should fit a newborn baby from ankle to knee easily. Enjoy this pattern and feel free to sell anything you make from it but do not sell the pattern as it was intended to be free of charge.
Pattern is ©Spiffyniftyriffic

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The Nifty Nose Warmer!

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The Nifty Nose Warmer

One size will fit most, if you have a smaller person to fit just make your ear loops less chains.
With any worsted weight yarn and a G crochet hook
Nose warmer is worked in the round

Leave about a 8 inch tail when starting this project.  That ensures you will have enough end to weave in the ear loop properly.

Chain 4, slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring.

Chain 3, Double crochet seven times into ring. Join with slip stitch into top of beginning chain 3.

Chain 3, Double crochet in same stitch as chain 3 started (your join from previous row) and then double crochet into each stitch around.  Join with slip stitch into top of the beginning chain 3.

Chain 2, Half double crochet into next stitch.  2 half double crochet into next stitch, 1 half double crochet into next stitch and continue that all the way around.  Join with slip stitch into top of beginning chain 2.
Slip stitch over two stitches and chain 50, join into same stitch as starting that chain 50.
This forms your loop to put around the ear.
Slip stitch around nose warmer to the opposite side.  If you fold the nose warmer in half you will see exactly where the two sides will be across from eachother. Chain 50 and slip stitch into same stitch as start of chain 50.  Slip stitch around to first ear loop and cut yarn and pull through.
Now you have to weave in your ends.  What I do to make it look finished off is I take the yarn needle and thread the yarn into the back (inside) of nose warmer and poke it up right where your first chain 50 started, poke it back into where you slip stitched your chain 50 to make the ear loop and weave in your end to the back of the work very well to keep your nose warmer in tact and secure if it gets washed.  Your other end was from the beginning up top where you formed the ring.  That I do the same thing on the other side where you made your ear loop, I just weave the yarn here and there until I reach the first slip stitch to the chain 50 and go the same thing as the other side.
Wrap the ear loops around your ears and enjoy a warm nifty nose warmer🙂

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nose2Copyright@Spiffyniftyriffic No part of this pattern can be copied or sold.  Images and Pattern belong to Spiffyniftyriffic.  All items made from this pattern are as always able to be sold.

The Cozy Cowl

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This cowl uses a super bulky weight yarn and a size N crochet hook.  I used one skein of Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the color Barley.  The buttons I used I bought on Ebay, they are wooden and approximately 2 inches in diameter but I have seen them at Walmart and Hobby Lobby so they aren’t hard to come by.

My cozy cowl turned out to be approximately 25 inches in length and 8 1/2 inches wide.

Okay so what we need:

One skein of Super Bulky weight yarn (Wool-Ease Thick and Quick or any 6 ounces of yarn that yields 106 yards/97M of yarn.)

Size N hook (gauge doesn’t really matter on this project)

2 Two Inch Buttons

Blunt yarn needle for weaving in ends and putting buttons on.

Pattern:

Chain 52 for your foundation chain.

Row 1:  HDC in third chain from hook(the first two chains will count as your first hdc), hdc in each stitch across.  50 HDC.  Chain 1, turn.

Row 2:  Fairly loose slip stitch into each back loop of all of your previous row’s hdcs.  This gives an attractive front chain to the right side of the cowl.  Make sure to slip stitch into the top of the previous row’s chain 1 also.  50 Slip stitches.  Chain 4, turn.

Row 3:  Treble crochet into each loop you didn’t work into the previous row, that is to work in the “underside loop” of that row of slip stitches.  This is the row of stitches that you worked just into the back loop of in row 2, now you will be using the other loop that you had not gone into before.  50 Treble crochet stitches.  Chain 1, turn.

Row 4:  Repeat row 2, working in all of the previous row’s treble crochet stitches.  50 Slip stitches.  Chain 4, turn.

Row 5:  Repeat row 3.  50 Treble Crochet Stitches.  Chain 1, turn.

Row 6:  Repeat row 2.

Row 7:  Repeat row 3.

Row 8:  Repeat row 2.  50 Slip stitches.  Chain 2, turn.

Row 9:  HDC into each stitch across.  50 HDC.

EDGE:

Chain 2.  Single crochet into each side of the hdc and tc along the edge of the end of the cowl.  I ended up with 15 single crochet stitches.  Just make sure they are spaced evenly so you have a nice finished edge.

At the corner of your first end side, put two more single crochet stitches into the corner.  This makes your work turn to continue working along the next side.  Keep single crocheting all the way around and working three sc stitches into each corner until you get to the end where you had first begun.  Cut your yarn and leave about six inches of yarn to weave in the end.

Weave in ends.

Look at the cowl on the right side.  You can see where your rows of treble crochet are because they are larger then the end rows.  These rows are the rows that you are going to place your two buttons on because they will easily button into the matching treble crochet rows on the other side of the cowl.  I used the rest of the yarn as the thread for the buttons and it worked out great.  Weave in all those ends and you are done!

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