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Friday, October 12, 2012

Mother Goose

You know I love a good hat costume, so this week has inadvertently turned into hat costume week... And I've got one more for next week.  They're just so practical!


Today is Mother Goose.  I know, I know, it looks like a funky witch hat.  In fact, if you wanted to use it as a witch hat you could, but I was really determined that I wasn't going to make a witch hat. In fact, Jake and I had a conversation a couple of weeks ago that went something like this:

Jaime: I want to make something fun for Halloween.
Jake: You should make a witch hat.
Jaime: There are a ton of adorable witch hats out there, everyone has a witch hat.  I want to do something different.
Jake: If it's your version, it would be different.  You should make a witch hat.
Jaime: No.
Jake: Then make a Lawn Gnome hat, but I really think you should make a witch hat.

LOL!!!!  Well, I got the Gnome hat finished and realized I had done 90% of the work of making a witch hat, so I'd just go for it and make my own version.  I sketched designs, a slouchy witch hat, a funky witch hat, trying to do something I hadn't seen a billion times on Pinterest...

I started the brim of the hat and it was short and weird and reminded me of something from my childhood.  I showed Jake and he thought it reminded him of European wood-cut prints of witches... Old world style...  Suddenly, we both were thinking 'Hansel and Gretel'-type witch, which made me think that we must have seen the same book when we were kids, because that was pretty random...

I consulted the Oracle (Google search) and realized it wasn't a witch we were thinking of at all!  It was Mother Goose!

18th century wood cut of Mother Goose by Luis d'Antin van Rooten 

So if you'd like to be something different, something that hasn't been seen a billion times on Pinterest, and you'd like to rock a funky witch hat, this is absolutely the pattern for you!!

Mother Goose Hat
Supplies:
Worsted Weight yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable 100% acrylic yarn in Lavender)
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: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (24 st)
R7: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 2 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (32 st)
R8: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (32 st)
R9: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (40 st)
R10: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (40 st)
R11: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 4 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (48 st)
R12: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (48 st)
R13: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 5 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (56 st)
R14: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (56 st)
R15: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 6 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (64 st)
R16: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (64 st)
R17: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 7 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (72 st)
R18: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (72 st)
R19: ch 1 (2 hdc in next st, 8 hdc) 8 times, sl st to first hdc to close round (80 st)
R20-22: ch 1, hdc in each st, sl st to first hdc to close round (80 st)
R23: (work in front loops only) ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to first sc to close round (80 st)
R24: (work in both loops) ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 9 sc) 8 times, sl st to first sc to close round (88 st)
R25: ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 10 sc) 8 times, sl st to first sc to close round (96 st)
R26: ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to first sc to close round (96 st)
R27: ch 1, 5 sc, (2 sc in next st, 11 sc) 7 times, 2 sc in next st, 6 sc, sl st to first sc to close round (104 st)
R28: ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 12 sc) 8 times, sl st to first sc to close round (112 st)
R29: ch 1, sc in each st, sl st to first sc to close round (112 st)
R30: ch 1, (2 sc in next st, 13 sc) 8 times, sl st to first sc to close round (120 st)
Fasten off.  Weave in ends.


xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh - you are so adorable and the hat is too! I remember seeing Mother Goose outfitted in hats just like that when I was a kid! Maybe I've seen that same woodcut image before. Anyway, it's perfect. Also, nice match to your shirt, LOL! Speaking of Gooses (geese), we need to find that one that lays golden eggs!

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    1. Amen!! You're preachin' to the choir!! When we find it, let's buy an island... and yarn bomb it...

      and I actually changed my shirt so that I matched... I don't normally costume up for the pictures, but it made me laugh!
      xo Jaime

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  2. I love this hat, I might just have to make one. Great colors too. Purple is the best color (next to orange and pink of course)

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    1. I agree! (Although, I think it's usually spelled GREEN instead of orange... LOL!!!:P)
      xo J

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  3. Heh, heh, heh.... we just found out the minimum costume for the Halloween thingie in our apartment complex is a hat. Wah-hoo! I'm thinking it would be bitchin' in all the colors I have scraps of. I'll go as Mother Schmoose!

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    1. That sounds awesome, K! Send me a picture of it if you do! xo J

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  4. This looks like a perfect pattern for a Beauxbatons hat for Harry Potter fans!

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    1. Zoh my Potter!!! It IS a Beauxbatons hat!!! LOL!!! How delightful!!! Well, that makes me want to change its name... :D I am awarding you triple Dynamo points and 50 points to Gryffindor.
      xo Jaime

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