Science and yarn, two of my favourite things. Geekiness and creativity, I’m a happy lady!
MAD Science hat
Amigurumi Test Tubes
Arriba Amoeba Mitts
Do you know of any awesome science crafting? Let us know in the comments so we can all love them too.
All of these patterns are found on Ravelry.
Maize Hutton lives in a little cottage in the woods with her Westie Violet Blossom. She’s a recycled silver artist and owns two websites: Mommytags and MaizeHutton. She loves crafting of all sorts and has recently taken up crochet. You can find more tutorials on her blog.
This quick crochet project would be a perfect last minute gift – or make a heap of them – you could definitely personalise this to be more masculine too.
Crocheted Cloche Pattern
This is my very first crocheted hat pattern! I gave myself an extra challenge of making it from two skeins of yarn from the dollar store. These crochet up quickly and you can easily finish one in an evening.
Notes and materials
- H Hook/5mm
- Two skeins of yarn from the dollar store
- The hat is made using two strands of yarn together but I’ve also made it using Lion’s Pride Bulky with one strand. If you’re crocheting with one strand, I suggest repeating another row of TC after row 6 and deleting one increase row from the brim.
- Begin: Using 2 strands of yarn, chain 4, join to make circle with st st in 1st chain or make a magic loop with 4 sc then join.
- Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as 1st DC) 12 DC in circle, join with sl st on 2nd chain in 1st DC (13)
- Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as 1st TC) TC in same chain as chain 3. 2 TC in each DC to end, join with sl st at top of 3rd chain on 1st TC (26)
- Row 3: Chain 3 (counts as 1st TC) TC in same chain as chain 3. 2 TC in next chain, *1 TC in following chain, 2 TC in following chain* repeat from *to* to end. Join row with sl st in 3rd chain of 1st TC (39)
- Row 4: Chain 3 (counts as 1st TC) 1 TC in each chain to end. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of 1st TC (39)
- Row 5: Repeat Row 4 (39)
- Row 6: Chain 2 (counts as 1st DC) DC in each TC to end. Join with sl st in 2nd chain of 1st DC. (39)
- Row 7: Chain 1 (counts as 1st SC) SC in each DC to end. Join with sl st in 1st chain (39)
- Row 8: (making the brim): Chain 1 sc in next 10 SC. 1 DC in next chain, *2 DC in following chain, 1 DC in following chain* Repeat from *to* for 19 ch. SC in next 9 ch, Join with sl st to end row. (49)
- Row 9: Chain 1, SC in next 10. 1 DC in next ch, *2 DC in following chain, 1 DC in following chain* Repeat from *to* for 28 ch, SC remaining 9 ch. Join with sl st to end row. (63)
- Row 10: Chain 1, SC in next 10 ch. 1 DC in next ch, *2 dc in following chain, 1 DC in following chain* Repeat from *to* for 42 ch. Sc in remaining 9 ch. Join with sl st to end row. (84)
- Row 11: Chain 1, SC in each ch to end. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends. (84)
- Line Detail: Use scrap yarn. Starting in the back seam, SC around stem at top of brim (in hole) then chain 1, repeat to end. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
- Finish: There are many flower patterns on the web if you’d like to embellish it with a flower like I did.
I know we’re all tired of bunting, bunting over it! So don’t throw something at your monitor when I suggest that these stars would make a sweet bunting… Link to pattern.
These Little Petal Coasters by Amanda Tipton are just adorable – don’t you want a few? Pattern here.
Oh this crochet Gumdrop slouchy hat pattern by Julie King is perfect!