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Karla’s Hats

Since published Little Karla Girl pattern, many times have been asked about different hat patterns for the little Karla. Blame it on me for not posting more back then, but when I crochet, I crochet without any pattern and usually don’t write what I am dong. So I end up repeating same doll and same pattern several times before it “hits” me that I could write it down for some future use. 🙂

Since I started with this blog, I do try to write down all I do. Even first time doing it. Now need time writing it all nice and readable 😀 Let us get back to what we have started here; hats for little Karla doll. You all met Karla. Since last time you saw her, her hair grew a little, but still not enough to take the hat off 😀 Will show you, her recent photos, but please, if you will must laugh, turn your head around and laugh quietly. We really did our best to comb and make nice hair style for photo shooting today.

So here comes Karla:

Karla Hats - 04🙂 we said no laughing loud!!!!

Today, tried to make up few hats together with patterns, so all of you that asked for something different to put on Karla’s head, now have few options to choose from.

Here are hats I have made today.

Karla Hats - 26These are really basic models and very, very simple to make. You can use them to make so many different styles. Once you’ll start and let your imagination lead you, you will see how it becomes never-ending story (when it comes to creating something new 🙂 So do not hesitate, take your little Karla, some yarn and needle and start creating new hats for this little one! Let’s continue with the hat patterns!

Starting with little mint green hat.

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Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next st*, repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc in next 2 st*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 5: *2 sc, sc in next 3 st*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 6: *2 sc, sc in next 4 st*, repeat 6 times (36)

Round 7: *2 sc, sc in next 5 st*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 8: *2 sc, sc in next 6 st*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 9: *2 sc, sc in next 7 st*, repeat 6 times (54)

Round 10: *2 sc, sc in next 8 st*, repeat 6 times (60)

Round 11 – 12: Sc in each st around (60)

Round 13: *Inv dec, sc in next 8 st*, repeat 6 times (54)

Round 14: *Inv dec, sc in next 7 st*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 15: * Inv dec, sc in next 6 st*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 16-17: Sc in each st around (42)

Round 18: *slip stitch, sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, slip stitch*  repeat all the way around (42)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Lilac (purple) hat

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Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next st*, repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc in next 2 st*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 5: *2 sc, sc in next 3 st*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 6: *2 sc, sc in next 4 st*, repeat 6 times (36)

Round 7: *2 sc, sc in next 5 st*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 8: *2 sc, sc in next 6 st*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 9: *2 sc, sc in next 7 st*, repeat 6 times (54)

Round 10: *2 sc, sc in next 8 st*, repeat 6 times (60)

Round 11 – 12: Sc in each st around (60)

Round 13: *Inv dec, sc in next 8 st*, repeat 6 times (54)

Round 14: *Inv dec, sc in next 7 st*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 15: * Inv dec, sc in next 6 st*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 16-17: Sc in each st around (42)

Round 18: 2Hdc in each st around, front loop only (84)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Pastel Yellow Hat

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Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next st*, repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc in next 2 st*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 5: *2 sc, sc in next 3 st*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 6: *2 sc, sc in next 4 st*, repeat 6 times (36)

Round 7: *2 sc, sc in next 5 st*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 8: *2 sc, sc in next 6 st*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 9: *2 sc, sc in next 7 st*, repeat 6 times (54)

Round 10: *2 sc, sc in next 8 st*, repeat 6 times (60)

Round 11 – 12: Sc in each st around (60)

Round 13: *Inv dec, sc in next 8 st*, repeat 6 times (54)

Round 14: *Inv dec, sc in next 7 st*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 15: * Inv dec, sc in next 6 st*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 16: 2hdc in each st around (84)

Round 17: Hdc in each st around (84)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Elf green HatKarla Hats - 18

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2-3: sc in each st around (6)

Round 4: *2 sc, sc in next st* repeat 3 times (9)

Round 5-6: sc in each st around (9)

Round 7: *2sc, sc in next 2 st*, repeat 6 times (12)

Round 8-9: sc in each st around (12)

Round 10: *2 sc, sc in next 1 st*, repeat 6 times (18)

Round 11-12: sc in each st around (18)

Round 13: *2 sc, sc in next 2 st*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 14-15: sc in each st around (24)

Round 16: *2 sc, sc in next 3 st*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 17.18: Sc in each st around (30)

Round 19: *2sc, sc in next 4 st*, repeat 6 times (36)

Round 20: sc in each st around (36)

Round 21: * 2sc, sc in next 5 st*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 22: Sc in each sc around (42)

Round 23: *2sc, sc in next6 st*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 24: sc in each st around (48)

Round 25: *2sc, sc in next 7st*, repeat 6 times (52)

Round 26: *2sc, sc in next8 sc*, repeat 6 times (60)

Round 27-28: sc in each st around (60)

Round 29: *inv.dec., sc in next 8 st*, repeat 6 times (52)

Round 30: *inv.dec., sc in next 7 st, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 31: *in.dec., sc in next 6 st, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 32: reverse single crochet around (42)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

For those that don’t know how to make reverse single crochet stitch, here is little tutorial. If I could learn from this, so will you!http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-crochet-a-reverse-single-crochet-stitch.html

And final one is Teddy Bear hatKarla Hats - 22Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next st*, repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc in next 2 st*, repeat 6 times (24)

Round 5: *2 sc, sc in next 3 st*, repeat 6 times (30)

Round 6: *2 sc, sc in next 4 st*, repeat 6 times (36)

Round 7: *2 sc, sc in next 5 st*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 8: *2 sc, sc in next 6 st*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 9: *2 sc, sc in next 7 st*, repeat 6 times (54)

Round 10: *2 sc, sc in next 8 st*, repeat 6 times (60)

Round 11 – 12: Sc in each st around (60)

Round 13: *Inv dec, sc in next 8 st*, repeat 6 times (54)

Round 14: *Inv dec, sc in next 7 st*, repeat 6 times (48)

Round 15: * Inv dec, sc in next 6 st*, repeat 6 times (42)

Round 16-17: Sc in each st around (42)

Round 18: Hdc in each sc around (42)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Nose

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4-5: sc in each st around (18)

fasten of and leave long end for sewing the nose to the hat.

Ears

Round 1: 6 sc in magic circle (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)

Round 3: *2 sc, sc in next sc*, repeat 6 times (18)

Round 4-6: sc each st around (18)

Fasten off and leave long end for sewing ears to the hat.

Sew nose and ears to the hat. Glue some black cloth pieces on the top of the nose and in place of eyes (or sew them on with black thread).

This way you can make polar bear, duck, panda, koala, frog….so many different animal hats.

The tiny flower used on the hats you can make as follows:

Round 1: sc5 in magic circle

switch color if you wish to make two color flower

Round 2: *slip stitch to next st, ch2, hdc in same st, ch2* repeat 5 times

fasten off, leave long end for sewing the flower to the head.

Karla Hats - 12If you have any idea of new hat pattern you would like to see, or have a pattern you would like to share with us, let me know! Send me e-mail, or post a comment!

Till next time… happy hats making 😉

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Talking Angela Free Amigurumi Pattern

 

First heard of Angela the cat when my friend told me how it is adored by her daughter Sara, and asked me to make that cat as amigurumi doll for her.

For all of you that don’t know who is that Angela, here is a picture of this adorably cute cat.angela_bg_8bit

Took me a few days, maybe more…almost  a month to research about this Angela cat and to figure out how to do that doll.

Encouraged myself this week to finally make it, and here it is what I came up with. My version of Angela the cat.

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Even have the pattern done and ready if you would like to try making one. Have to say, that it is working pattern so some mistakes might be found. I did check it in written, but didn’t make time to make second and third Angela cat to be absolutely sure about this pattern. So keep that in mind if you decide making Angela.

For any details or further instructions please, feel free to ask. I do apologize for any mistakes or misunderstandings caused by my english, but am here to clear those as well 🙂

So here is the pattern! Hope you will enjoy making Angela!

Abreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

st: stitch

inv.dec.: invisible decrease

Materials:

2.00 mm crochet hook

white color cotton yarn for the cat (sport wight)

mohair or any other fuzzy yarn for the tail

embroidery thread in blue, black and white color

pink yarn for nose and mouth

embroidery needle for sewing the parts together and designing the face

Head

 

Row 1:             Chain 6

Row 2:             starting second stitch from the hook sc4, 3sc in next sc, turn around as we are making stitches around        the chain, sc3, 2sc in next sc (12)

Row 3:              *2sc in one st, sc1*  x6 (18)

Row 4:             *2sc in one st, sc2*  x6 (24)

Row 5:             *2sc in one st, sc3* x6 (30)

Row 6:             *2sc in one st, sc4* x6 (36)

Row 7:                *2sc in one st, sc5* x6 (42)

Row 8-11:            sc 42

Row 12:             *2sc in one st, sc6* x6 (48)

Row 13:             *2sc in one st, sc7* x6 (54)

Row 14:             *2sc in one st, sc8* x6 (60)

Row 15-20:            sc 60

Row 21:            *Inv.dec.1, sc8* x6 (54)

Row 22:             *Inv.dec.1, sc7* x6 (48)

Row 23:             *Inv dec.1, sc 6* x6 (42)

Row 24:             *Inv.dec.1, sc5* x6 (36)

Row 25:             *Inv.dec.1, sc4* x6 (30)

Row 26:             *Inv.dec.1, sc3* x6 (24)

Row 27:             *Inv.dec.1, sc2* x6 (18)

Tie off and stuff the head firmly.

 

 

Ears (x2)

 

Row 1:             4 sc in magic circle

Row 2:             *2sc in one st, sc1* x2 (6)

Row 3:             *2sc in one st, sc1* x3 (9)

Row 4:             *2sc in one st, sc1* x4 sc1  (13)

Row 5:             *2sc in one st, sc1* x6  sc1(19)

Row 6-9:            sc 19

Tie off and leave long end for sewing the ears later.

 

 

Legs and body

 

Row 1:             sc6 in magic chain

Row 2:             *2sc in one st* x6 (12)

Row 3:                        *2sc in one st, sc1*  x6 (18)

Row 4:                        sc 18

Row 5:             *Inv.dec* x6, sc6 (12)

Row 6:             *Inv.dec* x3, sc 6 (9)

Row 7-11:             sc 9

At this point start stuffing the leg and continue as we move along.

Row 12:             sc2, *2sc in one st.* x2, sc5  (11)

Row 13-14:            sc 11

Row 15:            2sc in one st, sc5, 2sc in one st, sc4  (13)

Row 16-20:            13

Row 21:             2sc in one st, sc4, 2sc in one st, sc4, 2sc in one st, sc2

(16)

Row 22-26:             sc 16

Tie off, finish stuffing the leg and leave long end for sewing later.

 

Leg 2

 

Repeat from Row 1 to 26

After finishing Row 26 DON’T cut off the yarn.

Finish stuffing the leg.

Now take both legs together and put them side by side, toes pointing same direction. Tie both legs together for easier work to continue.

Row 27:             sc5, ch1, sc15, ch1, sc10

 

Starting with second leg, where we didn’t cut the yarn:

Sc5, ch1, continue stitching to next leg starting to stitch on the last stitch you worked on before tying off, sc15 (leave last stitch on this leg unstitched), ch1, leave unstitched 1st (first empty stitch after last one you stitched on this leg) sc10 (32)

Row 28:             sc 32

Pull out the yarn you left for sewing on the first leg made through the gap between the legs so it doesn’t get into your way while crocheting. We will use it later to sew and close this gap.

Row 29:             sc4, 2sc in one st, sc2, 2sc in one st, sc5, 2sc in one st, sc14, 2sc in one st, sc3 (36)

Row 30-34:             sc 36

Row 35:             *inv.dec.* x2, sc8, *inv.dec.* x3, sc16, inv.dec. (30)

Row 36:            inv.dec., sc8, *inv.dec.* x2, sc14, inv.dec. (26)

Row 37:             sc2 in one st, sc4, sc2 in one st, sc5, sc2 in one sc, sc5, sc2 in one sc, sc5, sc2in one st, sc2 (31)

Row 38:             sc2 in one sc, sc5, sc2 in one sc, sc6, sc2 in one sc, sc6, sc2 in one st, sc6, 2sc in on st, sc2 (36)

Row 39-40:             sc36

Row 41:             *inv.dec.1, sc4* x6 (30)

Row 42:             *inv.dec.1, sc3* x6 (24)

Row 43:             *inv.dec.1, sc2* x6 (18)

Row 44-45:             sc 18

Tie off and leave long end for sewing body to the head. Stuff the body well.

 

Arms (x2)

 

Row 1:             6 (magic circle)

Row 2:             2sc in each st all around (12)

Row 3-4:            sc 12

Row 5:             *inv.dec.* x3, sc3 (6)

Row 6-10:             sc 6

Row 11:             *2sc in one st, sc1* x3 (9)

Row12-16:             sc 9

Row 17:             *2sc in one st, sc2* x3 (12)

Row 18-19:             sc 12

Row 20:             sc6, *in.dec.* x3 (9)

Row 21:             sc3, *inv.dec.* x3 (6)

Sew end nicely to close the gap and sew arms on the body

 

Tail

Chain 30

sc1, slip stitch10, sc8, turn around (continue onto the other side of chain), sc8, slip stitch10, sc1  tie off (and hide the end)

Designing the face

Eyes

Embroidery threads:

Sky blue

Black

Tiny bit of white

Cross stitch the eyes with embroidery needle and thread

/X \̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̏ ̑ /X\

XXX ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑XXX

XXX ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑XXX

(X\ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑ ̑(X\

Outline the iris of the eye with two threads of blue embroidery yarn.

On upper black stitch embroider tiny white spark.

Outline the upper side of the eye with black embroidery thread to give it long lash kind effect.

To fill gaps on eyes or eye lashes, you can always use some markers to make tiny corrections.

Nose and mouth

Pink yarn

Sew the nose in between the exes (one row lower from the lowest eye line)

Sew triangle shape nose, across three horizontal stitches wide and the lowest part of vertical lines also three stitches long

From the lowest nose point, sew the mouth line pointing down, additional two stitches, and from there sew two stitches long line to each side to create mouth shape.