Sunday, August 28, 2011

Knitted Rosette Beanie From Forever21 (Free Pattern)

I have been slacking off on my knitting and crocheting for awhile since school had started. I finally was able to squeeze in sometime to write this pattern because I'm currently in need of a beanie to cover up for my bad hair day. You know those day when you forgot to take a shower and your hair is all oily or when you wake up late and your hair is sticking out everywhere. Well, that's what hats are for and I'm planning to take advantage of them as much as I can. I rather save me some sleep. So here is my version of the hat which I came across on the website. Hope you guys like it and either subscribe or click on my add for more free patterns. :)
So this is what the one from Forever21 looks like. You can get one from their website for $4.80, which I think was pretty reasonable if you don't have the time. 

But if you do you can make one like for only $3.00 and still have enough yarns to make  another hat.

I used a size 10 circular needle but you can always use a different size. Just remember if it's a smaller needle, then you cast on more stitches and if it's bigger, you cast on less stitches. And for the yarn, I used worsted weight but I think I would  have prefer sport or DK since I think it will drape more nicely. 
So cast on 88 stitches.
R1: K1, P1 until the end. Repeat until the it measures to 2 inches.
R2: K until the hat measures 7 inches (or longer if you want it to be more loose or slouchy).
Decrease Round:
R1: K2, K2tog repeat till the end of round.
R2: K
R3: K1, K2tog repeat till the end of round.
R4: K
R5: K2tog repeat till the end of round.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail so you can thread the hat and then cut the extra yarn. 
The Rose:
I found the instruction for the rose on this really cool blog. They also have a video on how to do it if you're a visual leaner. 
Here's the link:
And instead of sewing the rose directly to the hat, you can always just tie it so you can wear the hat either way, with flower or without flower. Have fun and keep getting crafty. ^_^

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Korean Circle Scarf!

Circle scarf seem to becoming the new trend lately and I have seen so many Korean actors wearing them. It's a super easy to make scarf and it keeps you toasty warm. It can also become a hood scarf if you increase the width of the scarf and make it a bit wider. So here is my version of the Korean circle scarf. Hope you like it and please support me by checking out the ads and subscribe for more free patterns. :)

With an N size hook (10mm) chain 190 chain with a chunky yarn or two strands of worsted weight yarn. Then use a slip knot to connect the chain and make sure it's not twisted. Half double crochet in the round until your desired width. Mine was6.5 inches but if you would like a bigger hood, I recommend going for 7 or 8 inches.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Inspirations from Korean Drama- Ep 1 Secret Garden

I'm such a big fan of korean drama and asian drama in general to the point I'm watching several dramas at the same time because the episodes are not out fast enough for me. This is most my most recent watched drama, Secret Garden. I already finished this once but decided to go back since I ran out of new drama episodes. I have to tell you korean drama always have the cutest knit wear in them if you pay attention. So here are just a few of them. I'm thinking of writing patterns for them soon so hopefully I'll be able to post them before it get cold outside.  (Sorry for the bad quality pictures. Better pictures will be coming up in the future posts.)

 Ha Ji Won's hat from the famous "foam kiss" that later got her a CF deal with a coffee brand. 

A cute cable hat with roll up brim.

A really simple white rib scarf

Woo Young's circle scarf with a hood attached is pretty awesome .

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Camera in a Camera

I was going to make a camera case with felt but since I'm still  in my crochet mood, I decided to crochet it instead. This is really not a pattern since it depends on different cameras, but this'll give you an idea of how to make one yourself. :)
Chain 35 or until it fits around your camera. 
Slip stitch the chain together and add a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round
Keep sc (single crochet) until the length covers the camera

Sc back and forth as if you're crocheting a scarf to make the flap, make it as long as you like

Make some button holes (I made 2 )

Crochet a rectangle for the bottom

Use yarn needle and scrap yarn to sew the bottom and the top together

Add the buttons in the back

Crochet the center of the circle with brown color yarn and the outer with white,  button is optional

Attach it and add more details

Take 3 strands of yarn held together and make a loop

Attach it to the case and chain until desired length and this will be the strap

And TAH-DAHHH!! Your very own camera case. 

Hope you like it and get CRAFTY! :)