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Weekend WIP’s and Free Crochet Pattern Review!!! What’s on your hook?? Let’s Chat….


Saturday night and time to crochet!!!!  Last night I started a whirlwind of crocheting… I have a charity donation coming up to send off some hats to… So I thought it was time to get “Hookin“!!  I looked over some of the Free Crochet Patterns I hosted over on my Facebook daily segment “Would you wear it, Would you make it?? Tell me what you think…”  I found 3 patterns that I really wanted to try!!!

I made 4 great hats in the last 24 hours… 3 of them from that segment!!!  So here we go… A Saturday Night Free Crochet Pattern Review!!

The first hat is from my great friend Kathy Lashley from ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs…  This is her Inspired by Taylor Beret/Tam Hat Pattern…  It was the easiest to make of the three patterns.  Her directions are clear and simple,,, And she uses very basic crochet stitches to make this cute hat! I was able to crochet this hat while watching a movie and not look at the pattern to many times… voila… easy!~ If you like Beret Style Hats… This one is for you!!  Click here for the Free Crochet Pattern!~



Inspired by Taylor Beret/Tam by ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs


The second hat was the most interesting to make…  It is the Mariposas Beanie by “e” Lee over at the Crochet Lounge…  This was a fun Bright Purple Hat!  The reason I say “The most interesting to make” was due to the stitches and the crochet terminology she used…  She goes out of her way to have a full description of every stitch used and explains it perfectly!  She uses the standing DC, Foundation SC, Chainless Start DC and much more!  If you havent used these stitches before… This pattern was well written with tutorials on these stitches and it will boost your skills to the next level!!  To get this Free Crochet Pattern Click Here!



Mariposas Beanie by “e” Lee at The Crochet Lounge


The third hat is the hat that falls into “My Style”… This definitely is a hat I would wear and I think I may be making another one to keep!  The pattern is written in Italian… But also has a graph and English directions! I am not clear if they wrote this pattern or translated it from another site…  The pattern is made of basic stitches and was very easy for an intermediate crocheter!  The only problem I ran into was… They left out the directions for rows 11-14… It was simple for me to figure out by looking at the hat that we were just going to repeat the 9 & 10 two more times and then continue to the directions for rows 15-20… The nice thing about this hat was… It turned out exactly like the picture and I love it!!  If you want to make this hat don’t shy away because of the multi language  directions… The English version is typed in red and easy to see… and if you remember to repeat rows 9 & 10 for the missing directions you will have no problem if you are a beginner!  Click Here for the Free Crochet Pattern!





The fourth and final hat was not from a pattern… I had some cool yarn I wanted to make a simple beanie with.. I added a Twisted Stitch row around the center… It was easy and fun to make and my daughter loved this yarn and wants me to make her something out of it!!



Simple Beanie,,, no pattern…


I hope you enjoyed this Free Pattern Review!!  Let me know what you are working on this weekend!!  Let’s Chat…




  1. You are so talented! Thanks for all the ideas and patterns! I am just learning! Going on a trip for next 2 weeks but when I get back I am going to make the cowl with the flower and the pink head band/ear warmer. I look for your posts everyday. Enjoy them so much! Candace

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  2. I make hats all the time for my shop and charity. I think I will try the third one for my next hat. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for visiting and thanks for the fantastic review! Love how quickly you worked up these hats in the post. Here is an open invite to test a sister beanie/slouch if you have hook/yarn time available – pm http://facebook.com/TheCrochetLounge / drop by twitter @crochetlounge or feel free to send an e-mail to [email protected] should this tickle your fancy 😀

  4. Cute!! These all look like super quick to make. Thanks for sharing your review with us!!

  5. Wow your hook has been busy. All of them look great. I like the Inspired by Taylor Tam best – the bow is a super cute addition.

  6. Thanks for a great review Elena! Your talent and skills bring any hat to life!!!

  7. Fabulous accomplishment and preparing for the CAL too! BUSY!

  8. Just found your website thru the Elk Studio website. Thanks for the info on the 3rd hat. I have drooled over it for a long time via Pinterest, albeit the website I had originally seen the pattern on had no written instructions.

  9. Need clarification for 3rd hat, on Round 4–it says ch1+2+1dc(not sure which stitch the 2 should be) and ch1+1+1ch sc(not sure what the unmarked 1 stitch is, and the 1 ch sc–is that chain or sc?) and on Round 19-20: what does is mean “make 2 sc every 10 togher sc”? is that a sc decrease and is it only done on every 10 stitches? Sorry, just want to make this so badly.

    • I will try… I think you are talking about the cute cream hat… Round 4 actually reads a little different…:

      1 dc+2ch+1dc in the same stitch (sc of the round 3); 1 ch+1sc+1ch in the same stitch (the dc in the center of the round 3). Repeat, end with 1 sl st.

      so the first part is actually like a V stitch…all in the single crochet of the previous row… and the second part… You just chain 1 then Sc in the Dc in the previous row and then Sc again…

      As far as 19-20 Yes… that is a decrease and yes every 10th stitch … I hope I helped… It was a little tricky!!!

  10. Yes, that helped a lot…I did the google translate the page with instructions from Italian to English and printed that out. It screwed up the directions on round 4. haha And the decrease is a sc2tog right?

    • Yes… it is a sc2tog… I am glad you are making this… its a great hat

      • Need help on Round 4. Can’t get it started right. The beginning of the previous round has 3 dc in 1 stitch followed by 1 sc. Where am I supposed to start the 1dc+2ch+1dc? Is it in the 1st sc(so, skipping the first 3 dc)?

        • It has been a while since I have made this hat and since it isnt my pattern I may not be accurate.but…

          The pattern reads…motif: 1 dc+2ch+1dc in the same stitch (sc of the round 3); 1 ch+1sc+1ch in the same stitch (the dc in the center of the round 3). Repeat, end with 1 sl st.

          Notice after the part you are talking about there is (sc of the round 3) and the next series of stitches are in the center DC of the 3 Dc… So my best suggestion is to make sure you get the stitches in the correct spot.. weather you do the first section in the joining stitch or slip stitch over to where you can get the pattern started correctly.

          Sorry this isn’t better help, But I would have to be making the hat again to be able to give more accurate help.

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