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I made a Nepeta hat for Kawaiiglasses!! I wrote up a pattern, since I couldn’t find one that I liked for a Nepeta hat. So, here it is! 

BEWARE – PATTERN THAT MAY REQUIRE SOME EXPERIENCE READING CROCHET PATTERNS!! A beginner may be able to do this pattern with a little extra time- but it requires previous knowledge of the basics of hat making and crocheting, as well as how to sew with yarn onto this hat. Good luck, and have fun!! :D

Edited as of 02/01/13 to include alternative(s) :D

Also, heads up: I wrote this pattern while making it, and finished the (minor) editing today. So, if something seems confusing send me a message for a heads up so I can help/fix my mistake. At the bottom are possible alterations for both the eyes and to be humanstuck friendly, courtesy of Inabaka :D (you can see a photo of her hat at http://capriciouscarnival.tumblr.com/post/39493797012/heres-the-picture-i-took-of-it-last-night-d). 

STITCHES AND METHODS USED

hdc

dc

sc

sc2tog

hdc2tog

sewing on pieces to hat

weaving in ends

stuffing (the horns)

magic circle

MATERIALS

Loops and Threads Impeccable (worsted) – Royal (about half a skein- 125-175m)

Red Heart Super Saver (worsted) – Red

White

Red yarn (worsted)

Orange yarn

Something to stuff the horns with. (I used some of the scraps of yarn I had- the ends of balls, cut off ends of yarn, ect.)

Not sure what brand or colour names of the orange and yellow yarn for the horns are, sorry!! I found the orange in my “end of ball” pile and I was given the yellow without the tag/paper-loop-thing. For the orange, I would recommend a brighter colour than what I used. Also, I based the horns on what I prefer horns to look like!! Feel free to switch it to the more canon orange-light orange-yellow if you wish!! I actually have recommendations for that (but remember, I haven’t made horns with them to see the radiant!! Look at them in-store to compare the colours and don’t be afraid to choose different colours):

Red Heart Super Saver (worsted): Cornmeal (or lemon)

Gold

Carrot

GAUGE

11 dc and 6 rows makes a 9 cm by 9 cm square.

NOTIONS

Tapestry needle

Stitch markers (if needed to mark where row begins)

HOOK

5.5mm

4.5mm

NOTES

To make things easier, I used a pattern for a hat that already had ear flaps. So, find a pattern on ravelry.com that has a 5.5mm hook and worsted weight yarn that fits the criteria (see hat intro below if you’re curious/confused), or use a pattern in your head (THAT YOU HAVE TRIED AND TESTED!!)

Every beginning chain counts as a stitch, but it will be referred to as both the beginning chain and last stitch.

FINISHED SIZE

A little larger than a regular beanie. It should reach to just above your eyebrows and where the curve of your skull meets your neck.

HAT: I used a standard ear flap hat pattern (in my head) in dc with a 5.5mm hook (with the beginning row made with 10 dc and increasing in the standard method: 2dc in each stitch around, then next row 1 dc and 2 dc in each stitch around alternating, ect., with the last increase row having 4 dc in between every dc increase0. It should have 60 dc in the last increase row (which was row 6 for me). I had a total of 14 rows, including increase rows, and then tied off.. If this is confusing, I can write up the pattern for the hat itself, but it’s basic enough. Feel free to use any ear flap hat pattern – it only really needs to be made out of worsted weight yarn and use a 5.5mm hook. Crochet it in Royal.

MOUTH FLAPS

Opposite of the fastened off side, attach royal to hat with 5.5mm hook.

R1: Ch1, sc around. Turn.

R2: Sl st into next stitch, ch1, sc2tog, *sc around* until last 4 stitches. Sc2tog, then sc in next stitch. Turn.

R3-4: Repeat row 2.

R5: Ch1, sc 7. Turn.

R6: Ch1, sc2tog, sc next two stitches, sc2tog, sc. Turn.

R7: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc. Turn.

R8: Ch 1, sc in next 3 stitches. Turn.

R9: Ch1, sc2tog, sc. Fasten off.

Other mouth flap:

Attach royal to beginning chain to opposite side of mouth (where the beginning of row 4 is).

R1: Ch1, sc 7. Turn.

R2: Ch1, sc2tog, sc next two stitches, sc2tog, sc. Turn

R3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc. Turn.

R4: Ch 1, sc in next 3 stitches. Turn.

R5: Ch1, sc2tog, sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

EYES (make two):

Make a magic circle with white and 4.5mm hook.

R1: Ch 2, 11 dc into magic circle. Sl st into top of beginning chain.

R2: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. 2 dc in every stitch around. Sl st into top of beginning chain.

R3: Ch 2, *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch* around. Sl st into top of beginning chain. Fasten off with a tail long enough to sew eye to hat, arms length is enough.

NOSE:

R1: Ch 2, 11 dc into magic circle. Sl st into top of beginning chain.

R2: Ch 2, dc in same stitch. 2 dc in every stitch around. Sl st into top of beginning chain. Fasten off with a tail long enough to sew eye to hat, arms length is enough.

Attach eyes and nose to hat before doing horns. See attaching horn paragraph below for recommendations.

HORNS (every beginning chain counts as 1 stitch)

Make a magic circle with red (base of horns). Use 4.5mm hook.

Horn base (make two):

R1: Sl st into circle, ch 2. Dc 11 around. Sl st into top of beginning chain. Tighten magic loop. (12 st)

R2: Ch 2, dc in same space, 2 dc in every stitch around, sl st into top of beginning chain. (24 st)

R3: Ch 2, * 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch* around, sl st into top of beginning chain. (36 st).

R4: Ch 1, sc around, sl st into top of beginning chain. Fasten off.( 36 st)

Once you have done both of the horn bases, pin them to where you want them on your head and sew them on using the same colour yarn and a tapestry needle. Sew it on good and tight without warping it- the horns will be stuffed and you don’t want them flopping around on your head!! Remember your head isn’t round, unlike the shape of the base hat. Check the placement of the horns before you sew them on- you don’t want to have to resew it after sewing it on!! I believe I had a space of two fingers ( my index and middle) between the eye and the horn. Do what suits you best, and don’t be afraid to move the horn bases around until you find something you like!! Also, it’ll be really difficult to sew it on AFTER the horn is completed and stuffed, so don’t put off sewing it on until it’s finished!! Heads up, if you keep your tails on the inside of the horns you won’t need to weave in the ends!!

Rest of the horn (to be done after bases are sewn onto hat):

Attach red to attached base of horn, on a stitch facing the back of the hat. Attach with the wrong side facing (the inside of the horn).

R1: Ch 2, hdc around. Sl st into top of beginning chain.

R2: Ch 2, hdc in next stitch, *hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 stitches* around, hdc in last space. Sl st into top of beginning chain.

R3: Ch 2, *hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 stitches* around, hdc in last space. Sl st into top of beginning chain. Fasten off.

R4: Attach orange. Ch 2, hdc around. Sl st into top of beginning chain. Fasten off.

R5: Attach yellow. Ch 2, *hdc2tog, hdc in next stitch* around. Sl st into top of beginning chain.

WITHOUT FASTENING OFF, stuff the horn with your choice of material. The more you can stuff into it, the firmer and less wobbly it will be.

R6: Ch 2, hdc2tog around. Sl st into top of beginning chain. Fasten off with a tail long enough to sew the small remaining opening closed tightly. Weave in ends.

This is where you take your hat pattern, and add the ear flaps. If there isn’t a final sc row all around the brim of the hat, do this:

R1: at end of final row of final ear flap, ch 1, sc around the edge of the entire hat. Sl st into top of beginning chain, and fasten off.  

Weave in all remaining ends. Have fun with your new Nepeta hat!! :)  

 Alternatives

Inabaka:

- Instead of using crochet circles for the eyes, use four hole buttons!! (I (capriciousCarnival) only really reccomend four hole buttons!! Two hole buttons can gradually become loose unless they’re REALLY secure,  and who wants floppy eye buttons??)

- Instead of making and attaching the horns, replace them with cat ear made from the same colour as the hat, for a humanstuck look. 

Source: starsheps

twerkrivantas:

I’M SO HAPPY WITH HOW THIS IS TURNING OUT OMG

Have some photos of my latest WIP! It looks really large but it looks really cute hehe

Bonus photo of the really nice lace yoke!!

pattern

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twerkrivantas:

The first couple loops out of 1 888, to do the edging of this.
Hopefully I can do this in two balls of yarn, since this yarn is discontinued and I have no idea what to do for edging or sleeves otherwise hahAHA.
I started this cardigan over a year ago, now. I’m going to try to finish it before the beginning of August!

twerkrivantas:

The first couple loops out of 1 888, to do the edging of this.

Hopefully I can do this in two balls of yarn, since this yarn is discontinued and I have no idea what to do for edging or sleeves otherwise hahAHA.

I started this cardigan over a year ago, now. I’m going to try to finish it before the beginning of August!

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twerkrivantas:

twerkrivantas:

This is the Lil Seb bag I crocheted for Anime North! It took me from about the beginning of March to May 23. I’m really happy with how this turned out! I might take out the lining and add arms and maybe a sword later, if I decide to cosplay basic Jane again (spoiler alert: I’m probably going to walk around the city as Jane at least once this summer). 

evening reblog!! 

also a reblog here for the small but mighty army that actually follows my crochet blog

bless you guys for sticking around even though I update like once every couple of months

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twerkrivantas:

Teaser photo of my Lil Seb bag!! Photos go up on Saturday.

^u^

twerkrivantas:

Teaser photo of my Lil Seb bag!! Photos go up on Saturday.

^u^

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The case was originally intended to be a book case to hold my ISP novels and post-it notes for English, while getting rid of extra yarn from the end of balls as well as novelty yarn (why did I think buying four balls of fluffy yarn was a good idea…). Three months after that semester ended, I figured I should actually get around to finishing this. 

Under the read more as the charts are large. Enjoy!! ^u^

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Wow look another sneak peek… While I try to get the charts in a format tumblr will accept… (expect the pattern finally sometime this week!!)

Wow look another sneak peek… While I try to get the charts in a format tumblr will accept… (expect the pattern finally sometime this week!!)

Just Stitched: Ravelry Roundup: Pop Tabs!

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Save your pop tabs to make these fun and funky projects!

1. Pop Tab Purse Tutorial by Mylinda Agar
Use all those pop tabs to make a purse! Photo © MagNEATO
2. Pop Tab Ring of Elegance by Teresa Wooley
This 30-minute project uses any different recycled items. Photo © Crochooley
3. Pop…

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Just Stitched: Ravelry Roundup: Cool Treats!

juststitched:

The weather is getting warmer (most of the time), and I’m already dreaming hot days with the one thing I can’t/shouldn’t have….ice cream!

1. Ice Cream Sandwich and Ice Cream Cone Amigurumi by Tracy Barrett
Look at these two cute pals! Photo © 2011 Caron Yarns
image2. Ice Cream Cone by Janet Carrillo
Super sweet! Photo © Janet Carrillo
image3. Ice Cream Cone by Eva Wu
This is my favorite kind of cone! Photo by McLovin
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4. Ice Cream Dishcloth by Lily / Sugar’n Cream
Pretty! Photo © Lily / Sugar’n Cream
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5. Neapolitan Ice Cream Bar by Virginia McCreedy
(Wow, is it really Neapolitan, not Neopolitan?) Photo © Craft Notes
image6. Popsicle Snuggy by Elisabeth Spivey
I need to make some of these for my family! Photo © Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations
image7. Scream for Ice Cream by Angela Bailes
Eek! A spider! Photo © Angela Bailes
image8. No Drop Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cone by Dayna Audirsch
Mmm! One of my favorites! Photo © withahook
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9. Ice Cream Sandwiches by Francie Harville
A styrofoam block would give this great shape for older kids! Photo © frankienits
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10. Brain Freeze! By Drew Emborsky
A nice sleeve for a pint of ice cream! Photo © TheCrochetDude
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A teaser for the case that I’m (finally) almost finished, with the pattern, pictures, and charts being posted around Tuesday(edit: April 1st)!! This is taking forever (it’s not difficult, working with 5 colours at once is a little frustrating when trying to keep them from tangling as well as fix up and adjust the colour charts). As always, if you use this I’d really like it if you took a picture of the project and tagged it with capriciousCarnival, or give me some feedback! ^u^

This is the front inside flap! Breath and Life god tier symbols from homestuck. Use whatever colours you like! One square=one sc.