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Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon - kNot mY deSigns

Baby Football Cocoon

A baby; an infant; a little one; a newborn; is coming to this beautiful planet. You start thinking of names, checking out the kid’s section in the mall, setting up a plan for decorating the kid’s room, begin searching for parenting tips in the bookstores, and even start observing other parents. Your whole life is about to change; the priorities; the schedule; the life everything is going to change. You are going to have a whole new experience and indeed lots and lots of beautiful moments.

To capture one such moment, I planned to present a special handmade gift to my younger nephew. A baby football cocoon. I have already mentioned about the Toddler’s Football Earflap hat. Since I was planning to make a duo crochet gift for the brothers, I chose America football theme. This is my first attempt to make a cocoon for a baby and I am happy that it came out alright.

At present, the beanie is part of the cocoon’s body. We can also remove the body and use the head of the cocoon as separate beanie!

Process:

The cocoon can be divided into 2 parts:

  1. Beanie
  2. Cocoon body

Beanie:-

The beanie process is simple. It’s basic Half Double Crochet Stitch (HDC) with white and chocolate yarn changed as required.

Starting from a magic circle and 8 Half Double Crochet (HDC), extend every row (up to row 6) by 8 counts till you get 48 HDC.

With White colour yarn, extend 1 more row (i.e. row 7) by 8 counts to get 56 HDC. Continue 56 HDC for 3 more rows.

Change back to chocolate yarn, continue 56 DC to reach the height of the hat to 7.5″.

Cocoon Body:-

The pattern is taken from Celeste’s Here In the Waiting Place – Crochet Football Cocoon Hat. I have increased the chain stitches and no. of rows to make a slightly bigger.

Caution Section:-

  • Calculation of the position of the white band is important.
  • It will be easy if the basics hat excluding ear flaps are defined. For e.g. if the total height of the earflap hat is 8″ where 2″ is assigned for ear flaps, then the basic hat should be 6″ in height.
  • Since the number of rows alters due to different yarn sizes and crochet hooks, it is best to total up the number of rows required to make 1″. Based on this calculation, the position of the white band can be set.
  • Similarly, follow the same caution for cocoon. The positioning of the white band and the football seam along with the knowledge of the gauge will reduce the rework.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height of the football beanie: 7.5″
  • Circumference of the football beanie: 16″-18″

The sizes can be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

  • Height of the football cocoon: 22″
  • The circumference of the football cocoon: 22″.

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can increase the base diameter of the beanie to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
  • You can add pom-pom matching the colour with the edging or the base colour.  Link to make the pompom.
  • You can attach flowers, beads or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather etc to add more cuteness.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Baby Football Cocoon

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon - kNot mY deSigns

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon Free Pattern - Head defined - Knot My Designs

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon Free Pattern - Head defined - Knot My Designs

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon Free Pattern - Head defined - Knot My Designs

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon - kNot mY deSigns

Winter/Fall Seasoned Crochet Baby Football Cocoon - kNot mY deSigns

Style Aisle:

  • As the baby grows, you can just use the beanie.
  • You can add straps to the cocoon to make it market bag for future use.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Red Heart Soft – WhiteRed Heart Soft – Chocolate
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

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Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet Gramp's Football Theme Beanie free pattern for winter/fall season - Knot My Designs

Gramp’s Football Theme Beanie

Who says that themed beanies or scarves are only made for children and teens? When you are a grandfather or a grandmother, you have every right to wear themed based accessories along with your grandsons and granddaughters. I imagined the same when I started with the idea of making an American Football Theme beanie for grandpa. Following the Football theme, I had already created a Toddler Football Flap Beanie and Baby Football Cocoon. Thus, making a Football beanie for grandpa was an easy decision. They can wear during football season or at Halloween or Thanksgiving! All you need is a good family photo capturing the moments and embracing it forever.

Process:

It is simple Double Crochet stitch (DC) beanie with rows of white to create American Football theme. I have not added the stitches so that it doesn’t look extremely kiddish for grandpa. It can be easily worn on many occasions too. They can wear it anytime they want. The height of the beanie is 9.5″ and the hat circumference is 22-23″. It can be carried as slouch beanie depending on the person’s head size.

Body:-

R1: Started with a magic circle, and 12 Double Crochet stitches (DC), join at the beginning. Total 12 DC.

R2: Ch 2, *2 DC in each DC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 24 DC.

R3: Ch 2, *2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 36 DC.

R4: Ch 2, *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 2 DC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 48 DC.

R5: Ch 2, *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 3 DC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 60 DC.

Note: The total counts should be greater than 60 for an adult hat. It depends on the yarn, chosen crochet hook and your strength applied in each stitch.

R6: Ch 2, *2 DC in next DC, DC in next 4 DC*; repeat *-*, join at the beginning. Total 72 DC.

R7: DC in each DC, join at the beginning. Total 72 DC.

R8-R9: Change to white colour. Repeat R7.

R10-R15: Change to the base colour. Repeat R7.

R16-R17: Change to white colour. Repeat R7.

R18: Change to the base colour. Repeat R7.

Caution Section:-

  • Calculation of the position of the white bands is important.
  • It will be easy if the basics of the hat’s height are defined. For e.g. if the total height of the hat is 9″ and white band is about 1″ thick then the placement of the white band should be after 3″  and 8″ approx. 
  • Since the number of rows alters due to different yarn sizes and crochet hooks, it is best to total up the number of rows required to make 1″. Based on this calculation, the position of the white band can be set.
  • The positioning of the white bands and the football stitch seam along with the knowledge of the gauge will reduce the rework.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height for an adult man hat: 9.5″
  • Circumference: 22″-23″

The sizes could be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

Optional Alterations:-

  • For edging, you can use base colour fur, Crab Stitch or Slip Stitch or Herringbone Half Double Crochet(HHDC).
  • You can add the Football stitching in between the hat with white yarn. I avoided the stitch to the hat for multi-occasion.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Gramp’s Football Theme Beanie

Crochet Gramp's Football Theme Beanie free pattern for winter/fall season - Knot My Designs

Crochet Gramp's Football Theme Beanie free pattern for winter/fall season - Knot My Designs

Crochet Gramp's Football Theme Beanie free pattern for winter/fall season - Knot My Designs

Crochet Gramp's Football Theme Beanie free pattern for winter/fall season - Knot My Designs

Crochet Gramp's Football Theme Beanie free pattern for winter/fall season - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Select the yarn colour matching with your winter wear. Try out the Hat-Scarf combo, Hat-Gloves combo of the same pattern.
  • Choose the contrast colours matching with your jacket.
  • Choose the wool colour based on the palette in the wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Jo-Ann Red Heart – WhiteJo-Ann Red Heart – Chocolate
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

Care Instructions:

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Quality Promise: If washed with care, then the elegant stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following the further options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, kindly provide due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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Crochet Toddler Football Flap Beanie Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Toddler Football Flap Beanie

Sports and game are observed as same but there are few differences between them. Sport is a single-player physical activity, while a game is a team activity that relies on a number of players and their combined effort. Chess, for example, is a sport, but football is a game.

Sports has always given a priority in many countries apart from academia. Children are encouraged to involve in any kind of sports for growth and development. Among various sports, American football is something, it is not just Soccer. In fact, it is said that it is inspired by both soccer and rugby football, where participants do not kick the football but play with hands.

Process:

My sister is a mother of 2 and I wanted to gift a football theme crocheted product to my nephews. I chose football themed beanie for the toddler and a cocoon for the baby. There are hundreds of crochet football beanie patterns available online. But I preferred Sarah, Repeat Crafter Me.com. I like the RepeatCrafterMe.com – Football Earflap Hat pattern and decided to make this for the elder nephew.

Instead of Double Crochet (DC), I used Half-Double Crochet (HDC). The pattern contains 4 parts:

  1. Body
  2. Earflap
  3. Edging
  4. Final stitch

Body:-

The base colour starts forming the crown. 3 rows of white yarn to form the horizontal band. Continue 5-7 rows of base colour yarn. 3 rows of white yarn again to complete the band formation. 1-2 rows to end the desired height.

(Please note: I make slightly tight stitches. Thus my total number of counts may increase than compared to others.)

R1:(Base colour) Magic Circle, Ch 2, 8 HDC, join with Slip Stitch (ST SL) in the 1st HDC. Total: 8 HDC.

R2: Ch 2, 2HDC in every HDC, join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 16 HDC.

R3: Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 24 HDC.

R4: Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 2 HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 32 HDC.

R5: Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 3 HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 40 HDC.

R6: Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 4 HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 48 HDC.

R7: (with white colour) Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 5 HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 56 HDC.

Please check the diameter of the crown. If it ranges from 5.75″ to 6″, stop there and continue with the formation of the football design.

R8: (with white colour) Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, *2HDC in next HDC, HDC in next 6 HDC*; repeat *-*; join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 64 HDC.

R10- R15: (Back to base colour) Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 64 HDC.

R16-R17: (with white colour) Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 64 HDC.

R18: (Back to base colour) Ch 2, HDC in same HDC, join with ST SL in the 1st HDC. Total: 64 HDC.

EarFlap:-

R1: Ch 1, 8 HDC in next HDC. Turn. Total: 8 HDC.

R2: Ch 1, HDC2Together(HDC2Tog), 4 HDC, (HDC2Tog). Turn. Total: 6HDC.

R3: Ch 1, HDC in every HDC. Turn. Total 6 HDC.

R4: Ch 1, HDC2Together(HDC2Tog), 2 HDC, (HDC2Tog). Turn. Total: 4HDC.

R5: Ch 1, HDC in every HDC. Turn. Total 4 HDC.

For other Earflap, skip 24 HDC, make another earflap.

To make the earflaps (i.e. 8 HDC decrease down to 4 HDC), we need to calculate the placement of the ear-flaps. 

Gap between 2 earflaps = {Total count(multiples of 8) – 16( 2 earflaps base size)}/2.

For e.g.: (64-16)/2 = 24 count gap between 2 earflaps of 8 HDC.

Edging:-

Single Crochet (SC) around to make a fine edge.

Final Stitch:-

Using White colour yarn, find the centre of the front of the hat to suture the football pattern.

The pattern for football cocoon for the baby will come in the future blogs.

Caution Section:-

  • I will suggest that it is better to rework initially while setting up the crown of the head. Typically, the crown diameter for a toddler’s head should be between 5.75″-6″. As this will grow, it’ll be a comfortable fit the toddler’s head.
  • For edging the last row, you can change the crochet hook to a smaller size to give a tighter set. But then it should depend on the face shape too, or best is to follow the same hook throughout.
  • The strength used on each stitch defines the elasticity of the item. I use a slight tight stitch. Thus, I focus on the measurements rather than writer’s count stitches.
  • The placement of the earflap should be defined by the total count of your hat rather than the writer’s defined count. Thus we need to concentrate on the calculation.
  • The yarn thickness, individual’s style and pattern decide the crochet hook that we should go for. With experience, we gain that confidence.

Product Specifications:

Defining Dimensions:-

  • Height of the earflap head of the hat: 6″
  • Height of the Flap of the hat: 2″
  • Circumference: 20″-22″

The sizes can be altered based on the count of the stitches for the rows.

Optional Alterations:-

  • You can increase the base diameter to give a more slouchy feel. Also, increase the height of the beanie.
  • You can add pom-pom matching the colour with the edging or the base colour. There are different ways to create pompom.
  • You can attach flowers, beads, tassels or a bow made of crochet, plastic, suede leather etc to give a more feminine touch.

Remember: do not over accessorise it. This hides the beauty of the pattern itself. Believe in elegance simplicity!!

In case, you have stuck anywhere or have any queries, kindly contact me.

Toddler Football Flap Beanie

Crochet Football Flap Beanie for Toddler Free Pattern - Knot My Designs

Style Aisle:

  • Choose the colour matching with your winter jacket.
  • Go for the contrast colour of your jacket. You might suit the colour with your cowl or gloves.
  • Choose the wool colour based on the palette in your wardrobe. Experiment and enjoy the beautiful colours.

Materials:

  1. Yarn: Red Heart Soft – WhiteRed Heart Soft – Chocolate
    • Note: you can play around with different branded yarns as far as they give the synchronous flow of the pattern using a constant crochet hook.
    • You can either go for the yarns with the same recommended crochet hook OR decide the yarn and change the crochet hooks along with the tightness on the crochet stitches as you proceed with the pattern.
    • You can change the pattern to get the continuous flow.
  2. Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
  3. Needles
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring Tape
  6. Stitch Marker: My stitch markers are the mini safety pins we get from clothing tags. You can buy from Michaels- Stitch MarkerAmazon – Stitch MarkerJo-Ann – Stitch Marker. Use offers for better deals.

Happy Crocheting!!!

APPENDIX

 

Quality Promise: If washed with care then the neat stitch guarantees perfection up to multiple washes. The wool quality might stretch upon multiple uses.

Purchase Here:

The crocheted, handmade and made to order item is already sold. In case you are looking forward to purchasing the same item or in any customised form, please check out the following options. The colour combinations, the designs, the dimensions can alter easily based on your preference and usage.

  1. KMD – Etsy Shopping Gallery
  2. Etsy – Knot My Designs
  3. Drop an email – knotmydesigns@gmail.com
  4. Connect through the Contact Page.

Disclaimer:

All the contents including photos, designs, and patterns are copyright of Knot My Designs unless otherwise stated. Kindly do not republish them as claiming your own.

The patterns are free to learn and adapt, for personal consumption; however, please give the due credit to Knot My Designs every time you use or share them.

Happy Shopping!!!

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