Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cupcake Beanie pattern


Here it is, friends!  I was asked to write up my version of a Cupcake Beanie.  A few years ago I came across a bootleg internet copy of a similar hat made by Twinkie Chan.  I worked her pattern up and liked it ok, but it didn't work once my daughter wore the hat...it barely sat straight on her head and the cake part kept getting bigger and bigger the more she wore it.  No bueno.  So, like any crafty/crocheting, frustrated mom, I decided to make up my own version and out came this little number.  It's a little slouchier so the frosting looks super-swirly and the cake part fits around the head a little tighter to help keep in on.  If you have any questions or need help, feel free to contact me on FB https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spicy-Tuesday-Crafts/167303963320859?ref=hl and I'll see if I can sort it out for you.  Enjoy!
 Cupcake Beanie

Materials:  I hook (5.5mm)
                  WW yarn in your choice of frosting color
                  WW yarn in your choice of Cake color
                  Pony beads, sequins, pom poms...whatever type of decoration you'd like

 Frosting:  Ch 28, turn

            R1:  1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn.

(work in BLO from here on)
           
            R2:  1 hdc in each st across, 2 hdc in last st, ch2, turn.
            R3:  2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each st across, 2hdctog in last 2 sts, ch 2, turn.
            R4:  2hdctog in first 2 sts, 1 hdc in each st across, 2 hdc in last st, ch 2 turn.
            R5 through R50:  Repeat, alternating between R3 and R4

            FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

            Sew R1 to R50 to make a tube.  FO, but do NOT cut the string.  Set frosting aside.



Cake:  Ch 14

(work in BLO for the whole cake section)

            R1:  1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each st across, ch 2 turn.
            R2:  1 sc in each st across, ch 2, turn.
            R3 through R90:  I sc in each st across, ch 2, turn.

            FO, leaving a long tail for sewing.
           
            Sew R1 to R90 to make a short tube.  Carefully and evenly, sew cake piece to bottom edge of frosting piece.  (You'll be sewing 90 sc rows to 50 hdc rows so try to keep the sewing stitches as even as possible around the cake.)  FO and weave in ends.

            Using the left-over sewing tail on the frosting, weave it in and out along the top edge of the frosting, around the tube. Pull gently to cinch the top edge closed.

            FO and weave in ends.

            Add "sprinkles" - pompoms, sequins, etc. - or whatever embellishment you'd like.  For my sprinkles, I used Pony beads, sewing them on and tying the knots on the inside of the hat to hide them.  


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