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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lawn Gnome!

I am a big fan of the 'hat' costume: a hat so fantastic that you can just wear normal clothes and it still counts as a costume.  I am not a fan of cheapie drugstore costumes anymore, because alas, I am not a size 4 so none of them fit me right.  But a hat!  A hat costume is amazing.  You still can participate in the office costume contest (oh how clever, you say you made it yourself?!) and you can take it off when you go on your lunch break.  Now, I can't guarantee that you wont get hat-hair, but it's a small price to pay for not being dressed up as Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games at work all day...  Those eyelashes would begin to bother me after about fifteen minutes... 

Jake was a very good sport today.  He's going as the World's Tallest Lawn Gnome.  (He's 6'5" and the hat adds about 7")

Gnome Hat
Supplies:
Worsted weight yarn in Red (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red - 1 skein should make 2 hats)
Size G crochet hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

R1: 8 hdc in a magic loop, pull loop tight and sl st to first hdc to close round (8 st)
R2: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (8 st)
R3: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (16 st)
R4: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (16 st)
R5: ch 1, (2 hdc in next st, hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (24 st)
R6-7: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (24 st)
R8: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 2 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (32 st)
R9-10: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (32 st)
R11: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (40 st)
R12-13: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (40 st)
R14: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 4 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (48 st)
R15-16: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (48 st)
R17: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 5 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (56 st)
R18: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (56 st)
R19: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 6 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (64 st)
R20-21: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (64 st)
R22: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 7 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (72 st)
R23-24: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (72 st)
R25: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 8 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (80 st)
R26-27: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (80 st)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.



Gnome Beard
Supplies:
Small amount of worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in White)
Size G crochet hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

ch 52
R1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each chain space across (51 st)
R2: ch 2, 24 hdc, 3 hdc in next st, 24 hdc (53 st)
R3: ch 1, 16 sc, 10 hdc, 3 hdc in next st, 10 hdc, 16 sc (55 st)
R4: ch 1, 16 sc, 11 hdc, 3 hdc in next st, 11 hdc, 16 sc (57 st)
R5: ch 1, 14 sl st, ch 2, (do not skip a stitch) 13 hdc, 3 hdc in next st, 14 hdc, ch 2, turn (30 stitches + ch sp before 13 hdc = 31 st)
R6: 15 hdc, 3 hdc in next st, 15 hdc (33 st)
R7: ch 1, 4 sl st, ch 2, 11 hdc, 3 hdc in next st, 12 hdc, ch 2, turn (27 st)
R8: 13 hdc, 3 hdc in next st, 13 hdc (29 st)
R9: ch 1, 5 sl st, ch 2, 9 hdc, 3 hdc in next st, 10 hdc
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Using red yarn, stitch beard to the sides of the hat.  I just used a simple running stitch.


This costume rocked extra, because I was able to use yarn that I already had to make it.  So basically, it was free!!  And free hat costumes are the best kind of hat costumes!

xoxo

21 comments:

  1. OMG - too awesome! I also love the hat costumes. Hubby and I went out to an event as Minions last year just by wearing overalls and minion hats I made. I love the World's Tallest Lawn Gnome idea! Your hubby is a trooper and models your creation well! :)

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    1. Poor Jake. I make him do the goofiest stuff. He is absolutely a trooper!
      Ooh, do you have pictures of the Minion hats? You should totally put them up! I'm sure I'm not the only one that would want to see them.
      xo Jaime

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  2. Oh, Em, Gee!!! If I end up having enough time to make this after I finish the little man's costume, I am TOTALLY making this!!!! (hahaha! you may have saved my Halloween! I always dress up and I was beginning to think I wouldn't be able to this year.... sad me!) Oooohh! And, if I get really "creative" (read: decide to stay up late b/c I am insane and can't just leave it alone) I could make it into specifically the garden gnome from Amilie, and make a giant polaroid to put myself into! heeheehee!
    xoxoxo
    ♥ETF♥

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    1. You get creative like I get creative! ETF!!! This one didn't take very long, even ripping it out a couple of times (there IS such a thing as too tall and pointy... LOL!!) The gnome from Amilie would be adorable!

      I've got 2 more hat costumes coming up that you might want to consider as well. Since none of them will take very long to make, you could pretty much wait until the last minute to decide... Unless you need time to get extra creative! :P
      xo ♥ETF♥

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    2. Unique yet AWESOME...I love it!
      I would very much like to feature a few of your patterns on my website..starting with the Lawn Gnome!
      http://www.crochethappy.com

      The focus of my website is to provide everything & anything crocheters look for and want on the internet. The tone is upbeat and friendly.

      Each pattern I feature includes your photo, a direct link to your site and is, of course, credited to you.

      Please visit www.crochethappy.com and browse a bit. If you agree to have your pattern (s) featured, just send me an email..tracy@crochethappy.com

      I hope to hear from you soon!

      Tracy Joyner
      Website: http://www.crochethappy.com
      Blog: http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com
      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crochethappy

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    3. Hi Tracy! Thank you so much for visiting my site! I've sent you an email.
      xo Jaime

      Psst! Dynamos! Tracy's site, CrochetHappy.com, is really cool! You should go check it out!!!! ♥

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  3. Yay I love it. I think it would be a fun family lawn gnome costume idea.

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    1. I agree!!! You want to start, or shall I? LOL!!!
      xo Jaime

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  4. Ah ever since Gnomeo and Juliet came out, our house hold (or rather my daughter) has gone gnome crazy. I might have to make this for me for Halloween and make her day :o)
    I love hat costumes too (No really kids I dont want to dress up as Darth vader or tinkerbell)

    Years ago my friend had the best "hat" costume. Remember the show "Home Improvement"? My friend showed up wearing a fishing hat and At first we were all confused until she raised a mini cardboard fence in front of her face. WILSON!!!!!!!!

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    1. Oh Bri, I hear ya! Mims is really trying to get me to dress as a bear to go with her Brave costume...
      xo Jaime

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    2. oooo that sounds dangerous for you :o) Why do they always want us to be props? Haha when my daughter was 5 she wanted to be a princess (of course) but she convinced us to dress her 1 yr old brother as the frog-prince. Well we get to the first house and they are ooo-ing and awww-ing. And the lady says to her "so are you going to give him a kiss and turn him into your prince?" to which my ever so loving daughter replies "No way he can stay a frog!"

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  5. THIS IS HILARIOUS! Excellent stitching too. LOL You did good. So cool.

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    1. Thanks Piper! It's completely random and weird...
      xo Jaime

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  6. Sadly, my minion hats were another set of photos that got lost in a hard drive crash. They were cute. I would make them again but can't fit them in right now. I did tell my hubby that we should keep the overalls and just change hats for costumes every year. We could be mario and luigi, hillbillies, farmers, scarecrows, whatever. LOL. If I do find some of the photos or remake them I will definitely share. There are a lot of others out there now though since I made mine. All adorable just like all minions are! :)

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    1. Aww. Bummer. Hard drive crashes suuuuuuck!
      xo J

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  7. I'm thinking...a whole herd o Corgis with gnome hats!!! (Jake, you are the sweetest husband ever. Next to DTF. Right close up next to him.)

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    1. PAL said to tell you thanks, and that it was high time someone appreciated his suffering for my art. I think that he's only doing it to get onto one of the 'What not to crochet' sites... He's such an attention monger.
      LOL!!

      (He really said to tell you thanks, and send you a hug!)
      xo J

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  8. is the sample in the pattern photo the same size as for Jake's? this is just what we've been looking for! thanks for another great pattern. Tracked this one through hooked on crochet) karenb/fredw

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