Thursday, November 5, 2015

The "Kara-Bear" Semi-Colon Hat

Many of my awesome Jungle fans know, I have a little sister that I absolutely think hung the moon.
This is her (Kara at left, me at right):
 From the day she was born, (I was 12 already!), she has been my light, my world, and my hopes and dreams for her have no end.  Then, she grew up, and from teen years forward, depression was a struggle.  Unfortunately, she has made more than one attempt on ending her own life, ending her story way before it is time.  For those that do not know, the "semi-colon" stands for the continuation of a sentence.  It indicates to you that there is more to come for the story, to be continued if you will.


Since that Bundle of joy joined our family we have called her our "Kara-Bear" so of course she has a great love for them.  I am sharing this here to encourage all who may need it; maybe make a potholder, or hat, or you anything you can dream up for the "Kara-Bear" in your own life.  This graph was discovered on pinterest, and only edited slightly to incorporate the semi colon on the tummy so that is special just for my Kara.  Please enjoy the attached pattern and please be sure to upload your projects to Ravelry.  I would LOVE to hear your personal stories in the comments section.  I am sure MANY of you have encouraging words for Kara that may be a WONDERFUL place of support for her to go to when she is down.  Please enjoy the pattern, and if you would like to help us with the "Semi - Colon Blanket Project" so that we can send Kara semi colons from around the word to wrap her self in some serious "hooker love" then please join us on FaceBook at: The Semi-Colon Blanket Project.

The "Kara-Bear" Semi Colon Graph/Hat Crochet Pattern
Worsted weight Yarn in each color needed for the graph
8 SC x 7 rows - 2" x 2"

This pattern is the intellectual property of Kelli Wohlgemuth. SICK 'LIL MONKEYS reserves all rights to the photos and designs with in this document.   You may sell all items made from this pattern. Cover Photo Credits to Queneke King and Rebecca Williams, find her on FaceBook at: Becca's Barnyard
Size H/8 -  5.0MM Bubble Hook or size needed to obtain gauge
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Please find instructions for a "Sack Style" or Rounded 
Single Crochet Beanie below (Tunisian crochet instructions
 below these):
SAVE TIME!!!  DO A GAUGE SWATCH  8SC x 7rows = 2"
Row 1: CH 33,  working into the back ridge of your starting 
chain, SC in 2nd CH from hook and across (32 ST)
Row 2 - 22: CH 1, turn, SC across (32 ST)
Row 23: CH 1, turn, Begin graph at Row 1.  Work odd 
numbered rows right to left.  Work one SC for each square on 
the graph.  Begin in the bottom left hand corner of your graph 
(32 ST)
Row 24: CH1, turn, Continue graph at row 2.  Work even 
numbered rows left to right.  (32 ST)
Row 25 - Row 54: Continue working graph rows working all 
odd numbered rows right to left, and even numbered rows left 
to right
Row 55 - Row 76: Rep Row 2 

Tunisian Crochet/Sack Style Beanie Instructions
8TSS x 7Rows = 2" x 2"
Each "bar" on your forward pass will count as a square on
 your graph.  On the return pass, yarn over and pull loop 
through on TSS in the color of the 2nd loop on your hook   
Row 1: CH 33,  working into the back ridge of your starting 
chain, work forward pass, CH 1, and work return pass (32 TSS)
Row 2 - 22: work forward pass, CH 1, and work return pass 
(32 TSS)
Row 23: Begin graph at Row 1.  You will work a forward and 
return pass for each row of the graph.  As you work the forward
pass, use the graph to indicate which color to use for each loop.
Work right to left on the forward pass and left to right on the
return pass.  (32 TSS)
Row 24 - Row 54: Continue working graph.  work a forward &
return pass for each row of the graph.  Work all rows right to 
left on the forward pass and left to right on the return pass.  
(32 TSS)
Row 55 - Row 76: Rep Row 2 (32 TSS) After you complete row
76,  join the ends of your long graph piece to form a tube, then 
at the top, lay it flat with the picture centered and SL ST 
together on the wrong side.  Turn inside out to hide your seam,
and add pom poms if desired. Or to round the top go to the 2nd
2nd Option to round and close top (Credits to Tabitha 
Rex):Complete the Sack style beanie instructions.  Then join 
the ends of your long graph piece to form a tube, then at the 
top, treat the side of each row as a previous st, giving you 76 

Round 1: *(1 SC, SC DEC)* repeat from * around, SC (51 ST)
Round 2 -finish: SC DEC around until approximately 6 SC 
are remaining.
Finishing: Sew end closed & add pom-pom if desired.

To make a larger Hat:Add as many rows as necessary to obtain the length you desire.
A large adult hat you would want to measure 22" before joining.
You would then add an SC border, about 8 rows long.

To make a smaller Hat:
Cut rows off;  For example a 3 yr old Hat would need an 18" 
length. and would add no SC border rows.

1 comment:

  1. Love your posts, please please please post your browning sack hat pattern!