Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Free Pattern: Miniature Top Hat

A friend of mine and I have been bouncing ideas off each other, creating new patterns, and such, and I came up with this miniature top hat for an upcoming project! Something good about this is that it's really basic, but it's also easily customizable. You can make it bigger, taller, wider brim, add some tiny eyes and a little felt mustache....anything goes!

Pattern and photos are Copyright © 2012 Lillian Minneman - Just Stitched. Pattern shall remain free, and may not be reproduced or sold. Feel free to link to this pattern.

The Miniature Top Hat is made in the continuous round. Please read the pattern in full before beginning. Feel free to contact me for any questions.

G/4.25mm Hook
WW yarn in black (or color of your choice)
Yarn Needle

Miniature Top Hat
Round 1: sc6 in magic circle (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
Round 3: sc around in BLO (12)
Rounds 4-6: work in both loops, sc around (12)
Round 7: 2sc in FLO around (24)
Join to first sc of last round
F/O, weave in end.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Pattern Reading: Abbreviations List

This is a quick guide for pattern-reading. This will only tell you what each abbreviation stands for, not how to perform the instruction. Feel free to ask questions, though, I'd be more than happy to help!

I took the time to type out every abbreviation and description on my own. Please do not copy and paste this list anywhere, or claim it as your own. Feel free to link back.

For stitch abbreviations with instructions, see
ch - chain
slst - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dtr - double triple crochet
fpdc - front post double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet
c, cl - cluster
lp st - loop stitch
p - picot
pop or pc - popcorn stitch
rsc - reverse single crochet
tr - triple crochet
croc st - crocodile stitch

WW - Worsted Weight
hk, hks - hook, hooks

[], (), ** - repeat instructions within
alt - alternate
beg - beginning
bet, btwn - between
blo - back loop only
CC - contrasting color
ch-sp - chain space
cont - continue
dec - decrease
inc - increase
f/o - finish off
flo - front loop only
foll - following
lp, lps - loop, loops
MC - main color
mm - move marker
R - row, or round
rem - remaining
rep - repeat
RS - right side
rnd - round
rev - reverse
pat - pattern
pm - place marker
sc2tog - single crochet 2 together
sk - skip
st - stitch
sp - space
tog - together
tch, t-ch - turning chain
ws - wrong side
yo - yarn over
yoh - yarn over hook

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