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Happy National Hat Day – 21 Free Hat Patterns!

Happy National Hat Day – 21 Free Hat Patterns!



Happy National Hat Day… I started Beatrice Ryan Designs in 2013 and have 21 Free Crochet Hat Patterns… Wow, 10 years! It has been so much fun. To celebrate National Hat Day, I put together a round up of all of my hats… Hope you enjoy!!!

National Hat Day

My go to hat is number 19… So soft and warm and I will be wearing it on National Hat Day!!!

1. Amazing Grace Hat.. This was my first and most precious design, dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness…

2. Sunshine and Shells Summer Hat… Fun to make and perfect for warm weather…

3. Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie… An updated whimsical version of the original…

4. Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy…  Super stylish version of the charity drive theme hat…

5. Mountain Berry Beanie…  Quick and fun to make using Bulky Yarn

6.  Effortless Chic Beanie… A stylish hat featuring one of my lovely daughters…

7. Children’s Whimsical Warmth Beanie… A fun hat to make for the angel in your life…

8. Ladies Whimsical Warmth Beanie… A lovely adult version of the series…

9. Simply Shells Beanie…. My latest release using self striping yarn!!

10. Amazing Grace Blissful Summer Hat… Made from bulky cotton yarn!

11. Winter Walk Beanie… Easy to make using self striping yarn!

12. September Jewel Hat… Perfect for the in between weather!

13. Steel Ridge Beanie… A fun 2 color stitch hat!

14. Snowboarders Slouchy Hat… Fun and whimsical hat!

15. Snowy Beanie Hat… One skein of self-striping yarn makes all 3 hats!!

16. Winter Tide Beanie… One of my most popular hats!

17. Amazing Grace Simple Slouchy… Easy to wear!

18. Boreal Bun Hat… Wear your hair in a bun with a hat!

19. Wildwood Waves Hat… Made with super soft yarn!

20. Simple Squiggle Hat… Knit look hat!

21. Soft & Chic Beanie… Simple style hat!

Pick one or all 21 free patterns and get started today!


I has been so wet and cold here in Mt Shasta CA, I have been using these great Rechargeable Hand Warmers,,, Love them.. If your hands get cold give these a try!


Also, Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Finally, make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2023 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. Additionally, If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

My Favorite Cat Blanket! Easy, Free Crochet Pattern!!!

My Favorite Cat Blanket! Easy, Free Crochet Pattern!!!



My Favorite Cat Blanket… Easy, Free Crochet Pattern… So fun to make and accessorize with! Also, this is a great gift idea! You can do it in any color scheme or use your stash!!! My daughter swooped this up for her home!

Surprisingly so easy with a 3 row repeat (actually 2 rows, one you repeat twice!). Once you get the first few rows complete, it is a great tv watching project!

Add the My Favorite Cat Blanket to your Ravelry favorite queue for easy access… Click here!!!

My Favorite Cat Blanket

Will the My Favorite Cat Blanket be your favorite too??? I sure hope you love my latest free crochet pattern

Materials:

Yarn ~

Lion Brand Pound of Love – 3 skeins (1020 yds each): Color A – Cinnabar Color B – Quartz Color C – White

Hook ~

H hook


Using 2 or more colors makes the cat design pop!

Tips:

  • It is super easy, there are only a few ends to weave in for this project.
  • Use two or more contrasting colors to get the best effect.
  • You can choose any color scheme to make it your own.
  • After the first 2 rows, each color is used for 3 row repeating
  • I carry my yarn up the sides instead of finishing off and work over it when doing the edging

Size ~

46″ x 60′ – This can vary due to personal tension or yarn differences

My Free Cat Blanket up close

Stitches ~

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • YO – Yarn Over
  • DS Cl – Drop Stitch Cluster: Yo, insert hook 2 rows below between (2dc, ch1, 2dc)’s encapsulating both rows, pull up loop, yo, draw up loop in same space, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook. Keep your loops you pull up to the same height as the row you are working on. See Picture below

My Favorite Cat Blanket Instructions ~

Color A

Ch 155

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook(counts as 2 dc), * sk 3 chs, (2 dc in next ch, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch*, repeat *to* 28 times, sk 3 chs, dc in last 2 chs. = 29 (2 dc, ch1, 2 dc) & 4 dc

Row 2: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* across, dc in last 2 sts. = 29 (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) & 4 dc

Drop color A and Pick up color B

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, * ds cl 2 rows in sp 2 rows below (between last rows)see pic above), (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 28 more times, ds cl in next sp 2 rows below, dc in last 2 sts. = 29 (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc), 30 ds cl & 4 dc

Rows 4 & 5: Repeat row 2 in same color

Drop color B and Pick up color C

Row 6: repeat row 3

Row 7 & 8: Repeat row 2 in same color

Drop color C and Pick up color A

Rows 9-98: For each color you will do 3 rows (row 3 once, and row 2 twice).

You will end with color C

Edging

My Favorite Cat Blanket Edging

Continuing with Color C

Row 99: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, *(ds cl in next sp 2 rows below, 4 sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 28 more times, ds cl 2 rows below in sp, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st(corner), evenly sc 164 sts down row edges, 3 sc in next st of bottom row(corner), evenly sc 148 sts across bottom row until you are to the last st of that row, 3 sc in next st(this is the 1st ch of starting ch row 1)(3rd corner), evenly sc 164 sts up side rows, 2 sc in same st as 1st st of row 99. = 636 sc

Row 100: Ch 2(counts as hdc), turn, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 166 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 150 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 166 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 149 sts, join with sl st to beginning ch 2. = 644 hdc

Finish off, Turn and join color B in top Right Hand Corner St.

Row 101: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 152 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 168 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 152 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in last 168 sts, join with sl st to beginning ch 2. = 652 hdc

Finish off, Turn and join color A in top Right Hand Corner St.

Row 102: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 154 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 170 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 154 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in last 170 sts, join with sl st to beginning ch 2. = 660 hdc

Row 103: Ch 1, turn, loosely *sl st across to corner st, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in corner st*, repeat *to* around, join to beginning sl st.

Finish off

That’s it… You now have My Favorite Cat Blanket!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and now my daughter does!!!

For another great crochet cat item, you can try the Easy Cat Dishcloth Pattern too!

Easy Cat Dishcloth

Also, I have been using these great Rechargeable Hand Warmers,,, Love them.. If your hands get cold give these a try!


Also, Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Finally, make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2023 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. Additionally, If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Pattern Season 1

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Pattern Season 1


2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Pattern Season 1 is now on day 10 and we are repeating the 7 rows that make the pattern. If you are just joining in, you can find all of the instructions for each day, hints and tips and the materials in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page!

Below, I have the instructions for the 7 row repeat (rows 3-9) so you don’t have to keep switching back to other posts… I hope that is helpful. If you need the beginning rows 1 & 2, you can find those in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page.


This is a suggested temperature chart and they yarn colors I am using. The range may not suit where you live so you can adjust it by moving it how you like or using less colors.

**Since my home town temperatures are within a range from lows of 10 degrees to highs of upper 90’s, I am going to use the daily average for myself. In order to use all of the yarn colors I purchased(25 colors), I have listed how I varied my temp chart increments. You can change yours up too if you like to get more or less colors. The above picture is just a suggestion of yarn colors and temperatures.

  • <24 White
  • 25-27 Light Gray
  • 28-30 Greybeard
  • 31-33 Soft Pink
  • 34-36 Pink
  • 37-39 Hot Rose
  • 40-42 Hot Orchid
  • 43-45 Mixed Berry
  • 46-48 Purple
  • 49-51 Navy
  • 52-53 Royal
  • 54-55 Peacock
  • 56-57 Turquoise
  • 58-59 Medium Blue
  • 60-61 Jelly Bean
  • 62-63 Limelight
  • 64-65 Buttercup
  • 66-67 Yellow
  • 68-69 Sungold
  • 70-71 Desert Glaze
  • 72-73 Burnt Pumpkin
  • 74-75 Red
  • 76-77 Fire Red
  • 78-79 Cranberry
  • 80> Auberine

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Season 1 The 7 Row Repeat Instructions

Today for me in Mt. Shasta California, The Low was 32 degrees, High was 37 degrees …. My color today for the average is 35 degrees, On my personalized chart that is Pink!

When I woke up this morning there was several inches of new snow, it was a bit crazy driving to work! By the time I came home it was back to rain/slush… Still we are in a huge cycle of precipitation and flooding is a big issue in the state!

The beginning of this mornings snow!
A quick clean off of snow was needed before I left for work!
My drive to work!

Instructions for the 7 row repeat

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, *Dc in fl of st 2 rows below (Pic below is in an example in a 5 st repeat), blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* across, sc in last st. . = 29 fldc , 2 sc & 174 blsc(all rows now will have this count). Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bl sc in next st(previous rows fl dc st), * fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* 27 more times, fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 5 sts, sc in last st. = 29 fldc , 2 sc & 174 blsc(all rows now will have this count). Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bl sc in next 2 sts, * fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* 27 more times, fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 4 sts, sc in last st. = 29 fldc , 2 sc & 174 blsc(all rows now will have this count). Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 6:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bl sc in next 3 sts, * fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* 27 more times, fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 3 sts, sc in last st. = 29 fldc , 2 sc & 174 blsc(all rows now will have this count). Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 7:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bl sc in next 4 sts, * fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* 27 more times, fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 2 sts, sc in last st. = 29 fldc , 2 sc & 174 blsc(all rows now will have this count). Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 8:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bl sc in next 5 sts, * fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* 27 more times, fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next st, sc in last st. = 29 fldc , 2 sc & 174 blsc(all rows now will have this count). Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

Row 9:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bl sc in next 6 sts, * fldc in next st 2 rows below, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* 27 more times, fldc in next st 2 rows below, sc in last st. = 29 fldc , 2 sc & 174 blsc(all rows now will have this count). Finish off and Move to the RH side to join next color

That’s it for the continuing rows either through March 31st (season 1), or the full year… Just keep making these rows in your color of the day and watch the magic happen.

If you want to start Season 2 April 1st separately for a new project, you can do row 1 & 2 then back to these repeats…

I will be posting progress pictures and posts about once a week and giving you more fun posts/picture about my daily life!

Prizes

For this 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL since it is continuing for a full year… There will be occasional $10 Amazon Gift Cards given away in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group on Facebook, if you aren’t a member yet click here to join the fun on that page, it is a ton of fun in the group. Also, at the end of each season(Jan – March, April – June, July – Sept, Oct – Dec) there will be a $25 Amazon Gift Card given away on the 10th of the following month that ends each season. To be eligible for the $25 Gift Card, you will email me a picture of your completed 3 month afghan to [email protected] by the 8th of the month following the season. If you choose to continue your CAL for the full year you can send the completed progress photo each season to me to enter.


Also, Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Finally, make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2023 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. Additionally, If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

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