I Call Her Passion

Now that the weather is getting a little warmer it’s time to start on some colorful spring time hats/beanies.  Since the weather is changing it’s time to change to  lighter and brighter yarn.    I’m enjoying the collection of I Love This Yarn  by Hobby Lobby.  You can compare this to the RedHeart With Love collection.  The only difference I can see is the I Love This Yarn is a bit softer and not as thick as the RedHeart With Love.  They are both good brands and I will continue to purchase them both.  It’s totally up to you, I just say  create something magical with your yarn and hook.

HL Cloudy Sea Acrylic

Cloudy Sea
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn

RH With Love

Red Heart With Love

This pattern is your basic beanie pattern.  If you have a favorite pattern that you like to use, then by all means use it.  There’s nothing complicated with this pattern and if you are familiar and comfortable with making hats this is a breeze.  The flower I used comes from  Big Bloom Hat pattern.  

Project List

1 skein of I Love This Yarn (Hobby Lobby) or any acrylic yarn

Cloudy Sea

1 skein contrasting color for Large Flower

Turquoise (Red Heart)

1 skein contrasting color for Small Flower

Purple (Red Heart)

*I didn’t have the label for the contrasting colors, I used my scrap yarn

“H” hook

1 Large Button

Tapestry Needle


ss – slip stitch

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet


–        Slip stitch in 1st does not count as a stitch

Let’s begin

 PassionOPAAT Hat

Basic Beanie Hat

With Main Color and H hook make the Magic Circle

Round 1:  Ch1, 12sc in circle, join with ss to 1st sc. (12)

Round 2:  Ch1, 2hdc in same st as join, 2hdc in each st around, join with ss.  (24)

Round 3:  Ch1, 1hdc in same st, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, repeat to end, join with ss. (36)

Round 4:  Ch1, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in next st, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 2sts, 2hdc in next st, repeat to end, join

with ss. (48)

Round 5:  Ch1, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in next 2sts, 2hdc in next st, 1hdc in next 3sts, 2hdc in next st, repeat to end, join

with ss. (60)

Round 6-15:  Ch1, 1hdc in same st, 1hdc in each st around, join with ss. (60)

Round 16-20:  Ch1, 1sc, in same st, 1sc in each st around, join with ss. (60)

Fasten of and weave ends.

Decide which color you would like your small and large flower to be and follow pattern accordingly.

The flower pattern can be found here.

Small Flower

Round 1: With B, ch 6; join in first ch to form a ring; ch 1, 7 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc – 7 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join – 14 sc.

Round 3: (Ch 3, 4 tr, ch 3, slip st) all in first sc, * skip next sc **, (slip st, ch 3, 4 tr, ch 3, slip

st) all in next sc; repeat from * around, end at ** – 7 petals. Fasten off.

Large Flower

Round 1: With B, ch 6; join in first ch to form a ring; ch 3, 13 dc in ring; join with slip st in first dc – 14 dc.

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around; join – 28 dc.

Round 3: Repeat Round 3 of Small Flower – 14 petals. Fasten off.

Passion Sideview OPAAT Hat

Attach small flower to large flower, attach button.

*Make sure you are working on the right side.

Attach flower and button to hat.

Have fun, enjoy and happy hooking!

Passion Hat Download


Ice Cream Hat

Thought I would not go back to making hats for a while.  After seeing so many lovelies I started back again.  What was I thinking, hats are a great way to display your skills.  I showed off a couple and in return received a sale, whoopee!  Duh, it’s cold out and people are still wearing hats.  The plan I have in the works is to go through all my WIP’s of hats and finish weaving the ends.  You already know I don’t like to do it but it has to get done.  Whatever hat that does not sell I will donate what I have to a charity.

The Chameleon Hat on Raverly caught my attention very quickly.  The sizes were straight forward and easy to follow.  Even though it’s geared for Newborn-Kids it had instructions on how to make it adult size with simply adding a two rows.  Ice Cream Hat with Watermark1

There are so many color combos that can be made and of course think of what type of embellishment you can add to it.

I found another hat to make from the same site called Rina’s Beanie

Name change…… Cool Summer Hat

Cool Summer HatLogo

This was my first time making a hat from cotton yarn.  I usually use the cotton yarn for my dishcloths but now they are going to serve another purpose.  I may have to venture out to Hobby Lobby and try their brand of cotton yarn.  Any excuse is good for me to go buy yarn.

Copyright This, Copyright That

Technology has gotten away from us.  All I want to do is crochet from patterns and what I see.  Nowadays, that can’t be done without you breaking some type of copyright and trademark law.  I’m speaking about large companies not the crochet lady who makes character hats for you.  Yes, companies want to turn a buck but for the little people who want to do the same give them a break.  It should be an honor if someone wants your character on the their crocheted item.  Think about it as free advertising.  This could be a win win situation for all.

Let me try to explain.. Minion

  • someone wants a Minion hat
  • you locate 100′s of free patterns online
  • you crochet your favorite hat using similar colors and embellishments
  • you give/sell to your customer and everyone is happy

This is my personal experience.  I’m still on the Minion hat scenario.  Since I don’t have little kids at home  I’m clueless on the latest and greatest characters for the year.  Thanks to my favorite crochet groups and blogs I’m able to keep up on the latest fashion for kids.  With me, one thing leads into another.  Next thing I know I end up on Pinterest and Raverly searching for more.  Eventually I know more about the character than I wanted to know, lol.  To put it bluntly, by me making the Minion hat it  sparked my desire to purchase official Minion gear.  So this time the company wins and I’m giving back for crocheting their design on my crocheted hat.

Hmmmmmmm, if it’s already posted online who is in violation the person who posted it or the designer?

This post is debatable and will require more research.  Great another task added to the list Sad smile.


I was doing my usual routine of checking Facebook which led me to a contest, the contest sent me to a Stitch & Unwind’s blog, I browsed the blog and I ended up finding 10 Free “Despicable Me” Minion crochet patterns.

Tonight was a great night, found new blogs to read and new patterns, all this from entering a contest.


Cloche Hat

Photo-12_29_13,-10.09.48-PM-1I spend way to much time on Raverly.  I’ve seen this hat before and passed it by.  It was passed by because I was on a beanie fix.  Naturally, when I saw this hat again it was added to my growing library.

The Spring Blossom Cloche from Cre8tion Crochet took me back in time.  While I was crocheting I even watched Bonnie and Clyde so I could get in character, lol.   Bonnie is defiantly what you would call a ride or die chick.

Back to the hat…

Easy and endless color combinations is what made this fun to make.  I’m thinking of giving this to my 80 year old Granny, who by the way will be going to Antarctica next month.  Yes, you read it correctly, ANTARCTICA.  Why would seniors pick there?  Her answer was that was the last continent she had to visit.  My Granny is a world traveller and always on the go.


I’ll play around with the colors some more and try adding a detachable flower.  As I’m typing more ideas are coming to me.  I better quit while I’m ahead.


Something Quick

What’s quick, fast, simple and easy to make?  If you answered hats, you are correct!  Making hats will open your creative doors.  When I first tried making hats I started with a simple beanie.  Not all crochet patterns are written the same.  It took me a long time to find that perfect basic beanie.  Check out Busy Mom Designs for her basic beanie pattern.

This is it! The Basic Beanie crochet pattern is perfect for making hats in any size! This pattern is great for beginners and can be completed in a short amount of time. Make perfect gifts for preemies, newborns, kids, teens or adults! This pattern is great for making charity hats. ~Busy Mom Designs