Sunday, August 14, 2011

Free Pattern: Vintage Football Helmet Newborn and Number 3 Applique


I saw a little helmet like this on Pinterest, and I loved it.  I didn't see a pattern online for it, so I whipped one up.  All the preseason football playing in our house put me in the mood!

The final round of scs is really important to make the earflaps nice and round, so don't be tempted to skip it!

Baby doll pictured has a head circumference of 14"


Supplies:
Worsted weight yarn, 2 colors.  I used I Love This Cotton (blue) and Red Heart cotton (white)
Size 5mm (H/8) hook
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Sc - single crochet
Dc dec - double crochet decrease
Sc dec - single crochet decrease
Sl st - slip stitch



Instructions: (ch-3 does not count as dc)
Round 1: Magic Ring, ch 3. 10 dc inside of ring.  Pull ring tight.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 2: Ch 3.  2 dc in each dc around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 3: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Round 4: Ch 3.  *2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dcs.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.
Rounds 5-9: Ch 3.  Dc in each dc around.  Join with sl st to top ch of ch 3.  Finish off.

Earflaps:
In the 6th stitch from the seam, attach yarn and ch 2.
Row 1: 10 dc
Row 2: Dc dec over 2 dcs, across
Row 3: Dc dec over 2 dcs, dc in next dc, dc dec over last 2 dcs.  Finish off.

Repeat on other side.

Sc around rim of hat and around earflaps.  Work 2 scs into each side of Row 3 and in center dc of Row 3.  Finish off, weave in ends.

Embellishments:
Ear protectors (make 2):
Magic Ring, ch 3.  12 dc.  Pull almost shut, join to top ch of ch 3 with sl st.  Finish off.



Number 3 (make 2): (Written one line for each stitch)
(Find the rest of the numbers here.)

Ch 24
Sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Sc dec over next 2 sc.
Sc dec over next 3 sc.
Sc dec over next 2 sc.
Sc dec over next 2 sc.
Sc in next ch.
2 sc in next ch.
Sc in next ch.
Sc dec over next 2 sc.
Sc dec over next 2 sc.
Sc dec over next 3 sc.
Sc dec over next 2 sc.
Sc in next ch.
Finish off.

Sew circles to earflaps, sew 3s to each side of the helmet.

©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

19 comments:

  1. So adorable. Isn't Pinterest great for inspiration?

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  2. do you have a toddler size pattern?

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  3. It would be simple to increase the size for a toddler (see size information), but you would also have to increase the size of the earflaps. Just add a few more stitches to the initial earflap and follow the same pattern of decreases as found in this pattern. Hope that helps.
    Alli

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  4. I am having problems with the Magic Ring. Do we chain 3 and SS to form the ring? I am not clear on how to make the Magic Ring.

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  5. If you click on the words, "Magic Ring," it will take you to a blog post that explains the technique in detail with lots of pictures.

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  6. Found this pattern via pinterest :) Love this pattern. I am your newest follower.

    Christine @ Projects Around the House

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  7. i just love your hats i will be making them to give to a group i am in Caring Caps for Cancer please come and see our site we are on fb but thank you for all the great patterns

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  8. You are awesome!! I've been looking for this pattern too! thanks for posting it <3

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  9. Thank you so much for ALL your amazing patterns! They are always my favorite finds! Thank you so much for sharing your talent, it's much much appreciated :)

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  10. This is so cute! Working on it right now, but what exactly does it mean when it says, "Work 2 scs into each side of Row 3 and in center dc of Row 3"? I love this pattern! I also like how all your patterns are free. Thanks again!!!

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  11. You have to sc down the sides of the rows of the flap, so I was just saying that to "turn the corner" to the bottom and back up the other side, you will do 2 scs in the outside of the bottom row, sc once in the first dc in the row, do 2 scs in the middle dc in the row, sc once in the last dc in the row, then do 2 scs in the side of the bottom row before. Does that make any more sense?

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    1. Yes, I think that does make more sense. I'm not quite to that part yet, so I'll let you know if I have any more questions. :) Also, any possibility that you could work on a pattern for a Kindle sleeve? Thank you! :)

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    2. Oh, one more thing...:) I just finished the main hat part, and are you supposed to fasten it off before going on to the earflaps? From what I could tell you're supposed to. Just let me know. :)

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    3. Yes, you do finish off. I updated the instructions. :)

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    4. Ok, thanks! I have one last question-what exactly does it mean to attach the yarn? I've done patterns that ask you to do this before, but don't know if I'm doing it right... Thanks for putting up with all my questions! Sorry there are so many!

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    5. Since you're not attaching a new yarn mid-stitch, you just hold the end of the yarn and pull a loop through the stitch indicated. Then you make your chains from there.

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    6. Sorry, that comment below is mine. I forgot to hit reply. So is what I said in the below comment correct? Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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  12. So basically I'm taking the yarn and pulling a strand through the back of the stitch? Thank you very much!

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    1. Yes, I think so. You stick your hook through the stitch and grab the yarn, then chain around the stitch.

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