I crochet a ski cap from my own pattern. I adjust it to fit any size head from preemie to extra-Large man size. I use measurements to get the size I need and do not worry about a gauge. I also can use any yarn I want to crochet this pattern.
Please DO Not publish this pattern without asking me first. Enjoy it.
Here is the pattern.
Marion’s Easy Ski Cap
Note pad and pen or pencil
Bulky yarn if you want a very warm hat about 6 ounces
Worsted weight yarn for warm hat about 3 ounces or more
Sport weight for a lighter hat or baby hat about 3 ounces as I am guessing here.
Crochet hooks suggestion: J or K for adults if using the worsted weight yarn or bulky yarn. Use a H or I for a sport weight yarn.
Tape measure that can go around the head
Note: Start by taking the measurements of the wearer’s head from the middle of the head to the bottom of ear. Then add the length of the ear. Write this down on paper.
Then take and measure around the hair line going over the ears. Write this measurement down also.
Start by chaining a length that is just slightly smaller than the length of the first measurement. NOTE: Make sure you chain loosely or with a larger hook than what you will be using it crochet the hat.
Row 1: DC in each stich to almost the end. When you have 6 chains left then HDC in the next 2 chains, SC in the next 3 chains. Chain 1 and turn. Note: Chain 1 does NOT equal a SC in this pattern.
Row 2: SC in the first 3 stitches then HDC in the next 3 stitches then DC to the end. Chain 2 and turn. Note: chain 2 does NOT equal a DC in this pattern.
Row 3: DC crochet in all DC stitches of previous rows, HDC in all HDC and SC in all SC, chain 1 and turn.
Continue repeating rows 2 and 3 till the piece will equal to the second measurement or diameter of the wearer’s head when slightly stretched.
Finishing: Slip stich the last row to the starting chain. Do this by using the back loops of the last row and the unused loops of the starting chain. Then take and sew the crown of hat closed. I do this with yarn.
Attach yarn to the bottom of hat and then SC around the hat, join with a Slip stitch then chain 1 and turn REV SC around and weave in ends. Pom-pom or any other trim can be added.
I started the pattern as written but then I knew I did not have enough green to make the tote and thought I would make shoulder bag instead. I had my gauge a little tighter so I added a few more chains to start than it called for so I ended up with an 8 inch by 11 1/2 inch bag. My strap is 3 inches wide. I trimmed it in just a single strand of yarn around the strap as it was easier to work with.
The rest of the bag is worked using 2 strands of worsted weight or number 4 yarn. One color, black, is worked all the way through while I changed the color for the bag by dropping the green and adding another strand of yarn as I went. I used up some very small balls of yarn for this part.
I added a flap to my bag so that it has to be opened to take things out. I crocheted one strap so I can wear it across my chest.
When I got the first half of the first part of the pattern crocheted I then folded my piece and stitch it on the one side and around the corner and across the bottom. I then wove in the end all the way to the other side and back as the first row is a double crochet in very stitch row. This also brought the color I used at the top to the bottom of the bag. I then used the two colors I started with for the straps and the flap. I single crocheted them to make for less stretch in the bag. The bag does not need lining as it is very tight and I will not be putting small items that will poke through into it. I worked in my ends as I went along so I did not have to weave in any but at the part I mentioned.
If you like this bag and do not crochet please let me know in the comments as to your color choice. I will be happy to crochet you one.
I have crocheted some sweaters and hats for little boys and little girls. I crochet a sweater every time I hear someone is having a baby. I make them large enough to fit a child 5 to 12 months old. That is not a size but an age. They are all crocheted using acrylic yarn and they will be warm and machine washable ad machine dry-able. I also have used mostly worsted weight yarn but some are sport weight yarn. I just use what I have. Here are some pictures of the sweaters. If you would like one then please contact me on Facebook. My page is I Crochet For Others.
I am crocheting some hats in open stitch patterns for a charity fundraiser. The non-profit group called New Beginnings of Central Fl., Inc. is selling jewelry. I have offered this group to sell my hats for the same price as the jewelry. The feather on the hat is one I bought and I put it on this hat this morning. I am doing this just for this charity. I will be crocheting hats and they will all be sold separately. The feathers make the hat more noticeable. The feathers come with a hair clip and a pin attached so they can be removed.
This is what the sweater looks like from the back.
I have crocheted some baby boy sweaters and this is just one of them. It is blue, white and brown. It is crochet using worsted weight yarn. This sweater is a size 18 months comes with a blanket to match.
This was the hat that matched the scarf I crocheted for the tire.
This pleased the young woman that got this scarf.
This is a pullover. The back and the front are the same till I crocheted the neckline.
This the style I crocheted for 2 of the ladies.
I needed a tire and some repairs to the cooling system of my van last October. I was just sitting on my front porch when the security officer came by my apartment. He offered to get me a tire for my van and I agreed to crochet a scarf for him to give to his wife as a Christmas gift. After he replaced the worn tire for a better one then I was able to go get a water pump.
Later in the week I got up very early to follow him to his residence. I was greeted with a warm greeting from his whole family and even from some of the barn yard animals. After many hours of working on the van and a few more parts later I was asking, “How much do I owe you?”. The answer was two black sweaters for Christmas presents.
The sweater in the picture is the one I made for another woman in 2011. It is the same basic style of the one of the black sweaters I crocheted. I also crocheted a pullover style and a red scarf for the same young lady. When I was almost finished with the second black sweater I was then asked to crochet one more. I was asked how much I wanted but I then remembered that the wife of the security officer was an author. I asked for some copies of a book she wrote. She has autographed them for my daughters. We are all happy with the arraignments made that way.
I changed my Facebook page name from “icrochetforyou.com” to “I crochet for others”. Why change the name you ask. I no longer have a dot com and I do crochet for other people. I also donate much of what I crochet. I am going to give most of the baby hats to a pregnancy crisis center. The children sweaters I am sending to an organization that helps children around the world. I am donating to two Christian outreach ministries I have been volunteering with for the last few years to help then raise funds.
I have plans to help those in need instead of trying to sell my crochet fashions. I will still sell but only when I am asked and the person offers to pay for what they want. Anything I crochet for the pleasure will be donated to help the poor and underprivileged as I know this is what I am asked to do by God.