Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hats Lately, Happy Halloween!





 
Happy Halloween from 4Hankins Crochet!
 
Due to the close proximity to Halloween and the limited amount of time I have to make these, they are now $25 each, plus a $5 rush fee, and $3 shipping.

If you'd like to order, go here.
 
All of the patterns you see here are my original patterns except for the pumpkin. I adjusted the pattern to make different sizes, but you can find the original pattern here: Bev's Country Cottage.
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Turkey Hat {FREE PATTERN}

I haven't really had time to write up patterns lately. I've been so busy with pre-K, soccer, karate, and dance, while also trying to get Halloween and turkey hat orders out in time for the holidays. Here's a quicky pattern. It's really very easy if you understand crochet patterns and do not need pictures of each step. If you have any questions, jusk ask. Enjoy!
 
As always, please link back to this post or my Facebook page if you post your hat for sale. Please be sure to credit me for the pattern. Thanks!
 
 
Turkey Hat Pattern by 4Hankins Crochet
To order a turkey hat, click here.
 
Materials: Worsted weight yarn in brown (A), white, black, orange, red, and yellow
H hook unless otherwise noted (4+ size uses G) 
Sizes: premie, 0-6mos, 6-24mos, 2-4, child, adult
Note: Ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
 
Each of the curly things is: Chain 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 19. (It will start curling on its own and you can curl it better with your finger.) I did 4 of these for the top. For the one hanging from the nose I did the same thing, but used hdc.
You'll sew the sc curlies to the top of the hat and the hdc curly beside the nose, after the nose is sewn on.
  
Eyes (make 2):
The black center (make 2): Ch 2, work 5sc in the 1st ch. Join w/ slst to the 1st sc.
The white eye: Chain 3, join w/ slst to 1st ch. Ch 1, work 10 hdc in circle. Join with slst to first hdc. Ch 1, work 2 hdc in each around (20), join with slst to first hdc.
Sew the black part to the white part, and when your hat is finished, sew the eyes to the hat.
  
Nose:
Chain 3, join w/ slst to 1st ch. Ch 1, work 5sc in circle, join to first sc with slst. Ch 1, work 2sc in each sc around (10), join. Ch 1, sc in each around (10), join. Ch 1,*sc, 2sc* around (15), join. Ch 1, sc in each around (15).
You'll sew the nose onto the hat under the eyes.
 
 
Size premie (H hook)
1.) With brown, Ch 3, join with slst. Ch 1. 12 hdc in circle; join with slst. (12)
2.) Ch 1. 2hdc in each hdc around. Join to first hdc with slst. (24)
3.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 2 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (32)
4.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 3 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (40)
5.-15.) Ch 1. Hdc in each hdc around. Join to first hdc with slst. (40)
 
*Earflaps*
16.) Ch 1. Hdc in each of next 10 hdc. (10)
17.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each of the next 10 hdc. (10)
18.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 hdc, hdc2tog. (8)
19.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc2tog. (6)
20.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc2tog. (4)
21.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog twice. Fasten off. (2)
 
Fold the hat so that the earflap is centered and you can find your starting point on the other side of the hat. Join A; Repeat 16-21. Weave in ends.
 
Size 0-6 months (H hook)
1.) With brown, Ch 3, join with slt. Ch 1. 12 hdc in circle; join with slst. (12)
2.) Ch 1. 2hdc in each hdc around. Join to first hdc with slst. (24)
3.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 2 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (32)
4.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 3 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (40)
5.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 4 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (48)
6.-15.) Ch 1. Hdc in each hdc around. Join to first hdc with slst. (48)
 
*Earflaps*
16.) Ch 1. Hdc in each of next 10 hdc. (10)
17.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each of the next 10 hdc. (10)
18.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 hdc, hdc2tog. (8)
19.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc2tog. (6)
20.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc2tog. (4)
21.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog twice. (2)
 
Fold the hat so that the earflap is centered and you can find your starting point on the other side of the hat. Join A; Repeat 16-21, do not fasten off.
 
22.) With orange, single crochet all the way around, working 3sc in the center of each earflap. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
 
Size 6-24 months (H hook)
1.) With brown, Ch 3, join with slst. Ch 1. 12 hdc in circle; join with slst. (12)
2.) Ch 1. 2hdc in each hdc around. Join to first hdc with slst. (24)
3.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 2 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (32)
4.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 3 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (40)
5.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 4 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (48)
6.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 5 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (56)
7.-16.) Ch 1. Hdc in each hdc around. Join to first hdc with slst. (56)
 
*Earflaps*
17.) Ch 1. Hdc in each of next 10 hdc. (10)
18.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each of the next 10 hdc. (10)
19.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 hdc, hdc2tog. (8)
20.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc2tog. (6)
21.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc2tog. (4)
22.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog twice. (2)
 
Fold the hat so that the earflap is centered and you can find your starting point on the other side of the hat. Join A; Repeat 17-22, do not fasten off.
 
23.) With orange, single crochet all the way around, working 3sc in the center of each earflap. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
 
Size 2-4 years (H hook)
1.) With brown, Ch 3, join with slst. Ch 1. 12 hdc in circle; join with slst. (12)
2.) Ch 1. 2hdc in each hdc around. Join to first hdc with slst. (24)
3.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 2 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (32)
4.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 3 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (40)
5.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 4 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (48)
6.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 5 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (56)
7.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 6 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (64)
8.-18.) Ch 1. Hdc in each hdc around. Join to first hdc with slst. (64)
 
*Earflaps*
19.) Ch 1. Hdc in each of next 12 hdc. (12)
20.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each of the next 12 hdc. (12)
21.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 hdc, hdc2tog. (10)
22.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 hdc, hdc2tog. (8)
23.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc2tog. (6)
24.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc2tog. (4)
25.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog twice. (2)
 
Fold the hat so that the earflap is centered and you can find your starting point on the other side of the hat. Join A; Repeat 19-25, do not fasten off.
 
26.) With orange, single crochet all the way around, working 3sc in the center of each earflap. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
 
Size Child (G hook), Adult (H hook)
1.) With brown, Ch 3, join with slst. Ch 1. 12 hdc in circle; join with slst. (12)
2.) Ch 1. 2hdc in each hdc around. Join to first hdc with slst. (24)
3.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 2 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (32)
4.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 3 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (40)
5.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 4 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (48)
6.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 5 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (56)
7.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 6 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (64)
8.) Ch 1. *hdc in next 7 hdc, 2hdc in next hdc* around. Join to first hdc with slst. (72)
9.-20.) Ch 1. Hdc in each hdc around. Join to first hdc with slst. (72)
 
*Earflaps*
21.) Ch 1. Hdc in each of next 12 hdc. (12)
22.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc in each of the next 12 hdc. (12)
23.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 hdc, hdc2tog. (10)
24.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 hdc, hdc2tog. (8)
25.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc2tog. (6)
26.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc2tog. (4)
27.) Ch 1, turn. Hdc2tog twice. (2)
 
Fold the hat so that the earflap is centered and you can find your starting point on the other side of the hat. Join A; Repeat 21-27, do not fasten off.
 
26.) With orange, single crochet all the way around, working 3sc in the center of each earflap. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
 
 
For the braids (I used orange, brown, and yellow), do this twice: Cut 9 pieces of yarn about 30" yarn. Fold it in half and feed the folded part through the bottom of the flap (between the last two hdc2tog). Pull the tails through the loop created. Pull tight to secure and then braid. Knot at the end.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Monster Cookies

It's been a long time since my last post, so I thought I'd post a sweet treat!

With my neighbor's encouragement, I've been breaking out the stand mixer more often (well, twice) and baking! This week, my son and I made monster cookies together. They are one of my favorite treats that my mom bakes when we do our Christmas baking. I didn't have her recipe, which makes a TON of cookies, but I googled and used Paula Deen's recipe, which made about 3 dozen large cookies.


You will need:
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 12-ounce jar creamy peanut butter
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup multi-colored chocolate candies
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins, optional
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. The recipe says to line your cookie sheets with parchment paper, but I just greased mine. Mix the first three ingredients well.


Add the next 4 ingredients, and mix well.


Stir in everything else.


Eat some of the candies, of course!



After you've stirred in everything, you should have a big glob of amazing monster-ness. :)


Drop by tablespoons, leaving enough room between them. Bake for 8-10 mins. Cool for 3 mins on the pan, and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.



Silly me, I forgot to take pictures after we were done... I didn't realize it until I started this post, and we don't have much left. :) They are too delicious not to eat quickly!

Enjoy. I have convinced myself that these are healthy because of all the peanut butter, oats, and raisins. Right!? ;)