Rocket Ship

In keeping with the space/alien theme for my friends who are foster parents, I decided to make a rocket ship. I followed Rikkas pattern . The blog is in German, but there is an English version of the pattern available there. This ended up being a quick and easy pattern that was also a lot of fun. The white yarn I used is thinner than the other colors so I used a larger hook for that (J/10/6mm) otherwise I used a size H (8/5mm) hook for everything. The brain slug I made up as I went.

Brain Slug

A friend recently went through the process to become a foster parent and said she is low on toys for the various aged children that come to the house. She requested some hand crocheted toys. Here is the first toy I made for her. After I finished it, I thought perhaps a brain slug is not the best idea! They are alien parasites that take control of the people to whom they attach! What are the chances that the children will know that? Half my family never heard of a brain slug before! It will make a fun plush toy anyway. The eye and antennas were crocheted separately and sewn on. I didn’t follow a pattern. It was made with a size H hook and Red Heart yarn.

Panda Baby Hat

The panda is now classified as a bear again! What a shocker. They seems so adorable and cuddly, just like newborn babies. What better way to keep the little ones warm than with little panda hats of their own?

This panda baby hat is made with two strands of yarn crocheted at the same time. It could also be done with bulky yarn or with one strand of medium worsted weight yarn and one strand of fun fur. The ears, eye spots, nose and snout are all crocheted separately and sewn on. Even so, this is a quick project.

Click on Crocheted Panda Baby Hat to download a PDF version.

Materials:

Yarn: Medium worsted weight black and white. (Red Heart pictured)

Hook: L/11/8mm for hat, snout, ears, eye spots; H for nose

Stuffing for snout

Yarn needle to sew parts to hat

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Dc = double crochet

Dc inc – double crochet increase, two dc in same st

Hdc = half double crochet

Hdc dec = half double crochet two stitches

together

Hdc inc = 2 half double crochet in one stitch

Sc = single crochet

Sl st = slip stitch

Panda  Hat for Children 0-6 months

Holding two strands of white yarn and crochet at the same time

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. Join with a sl st. (6)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, count as first hdc. 2 hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 3. *Dc inc, dc* 8 times, dc inc. Join with a sl st.(18)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. *Dc inc, 2 dc* seven times. Dc inc, dc. Join with a sl st. (24)

Rnd 5: Ch 3. *Dc inc, 3 dc* seven times. Dc inc, 2 dc. Join with a sl st. (30)

Rnd 6-9: Ch 3. Dc around. Join with a sl st. (36)

Bear Hat for Children 6-12 months

Holding two strands of white yarn and crocheting at the same time

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. Join with a sl st. (8)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, count as first dc. 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (16)

Rnd 3: Ch 3. *Dc inc, dc* 8 times, dc inc. Join with a sl st.(24)

Rnd 4: Ch 3. *Dc inc, 2 dc* seven times. Dc inc, dc. Join with a sl st. (32)

Rnd 5: Ch 3. *Dc inc, 3 dc* seven times. Dc inc, 2 dc. Join with a sl st. (40)

Rnd 6-9: Ch 3. Dc around. Join with a sl st. (40)

 

Ears (make 2)

Holding two strands of black and crocheting at the same time

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 sc in second ch from hook. (8)

Rnd 2: Sc inc around. (16)

Rnd 3-5: Sc around. (16)

Sew ears to the top of the hat.

 

Snout

Holding two strands of white yarn and crocheting at the same time

Ch 7

Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook, 5 sc. (6)

Rnd 2-3: Ch 1, turn. 6 sc. (6)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec, 2 sc, sc dec. (4)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec twice. (2)

Rnd 6-7: Sc around the outside edge, along the ends and top and bottom of the snout. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Fill with stuffing; sew along the brim of the hat.

 

Nose

Hook size: H

Holding two strands of black yarn and crocheting at the same time

Ch 5

Rnd 1: Sc on second ch from hook, 3 sc. (4)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec twice. (2)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc dec. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. (1)

Sew nose to the front of the snout.

 

Eyes Spots (make 2)

Holding two strands of black yarn and crocheting at the same time

Ch 8

Rnd 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (count the three skipped chains as the first dc), 5 more dc in same st, hdc in next st, sc, hdc, 3 hdc in last st. Working in the other side of the foundation ch, 3 hdc in next st, hdc, sc, hdc, sl st into the top of the first dc. Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. (18)

Sew eye spots next to snout with the hdc end at the top.

Skull Caution Flag

My husband requested a skull and crossbones caution flag for the bike rack that extends out behind our vehicle. My husband doesn’t make many knit/crochet requests, so I got right on this one! Using the skull pattern from my Skull Cap for Logan, I added a couple of stitches on the sides and several extra rows on the top and bottom.

The yarn is a bulky yarn from the stash my mother-in-law gave me. She wasn’t using it, and originally I wasn’t sure what on earth I’d use the red for! When people see this caution flag they will be sufficiently warned! Hopefully they won’t decide to drive up close to get a closer look!

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