Child Size Fox Hat – free crochet pattern

Child Size Fox Hat - Free Crochet Pattern

If you haven’t already made the Fox Tail, you must check the Fox Tail Tutorial out right away! I used the same pet brush to fluff this basic medium weight beanie!  You do not have to fluff the beanie you make, it looked beautiful with clean stitches- My daughter is just asking for a fluffy type of fox costume. As much as I would love to make every piece of her costume with super fluffy yarn… it just isn’t practical for me at the moment. Basic medium weight yarn is much easier to buy in the colors I need.
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How To Crochet a Child Size Fox Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

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Fox Tail – Free Tutorial – Review

Fox Tail - Free Tutorial Review

I am so excited to finally start on my daughters Halloween costume. She made it clear to me that I *must* start by making her fox tail first.

A quick post in the Facebook crochet group Yartists led me to this fun free tutorial by I Save A 2 Z. You can view the tutorial HERE.

It took me about three days to complete- but I am not able to sit and work on my projects all day… or I would have been able to finish it in one day.  I did not use a straightener on the yarn. If you choose to use one, I would suggest using it before attaching the yarn to the braid.

We are so thrilled with how beautiful this tail came out! Now to start on another part of her costume. More posts to come!  :D

If you love a beautiful fox, check out the Baby Fox Pattern I tested!

Where’s Waldo – free crochet pattern review

Where's Waldo - free crochet pattern review

A friend of mine asked if I could squeeze in a small project to help her complete her sons Halloween costume. She sent me a link to what she had in mind.

To my surprise, it was a free Where’s Waldo crochet hat pattern designed by Repeat Crafter Me! I love all of her designs! Her patterns are always very easy to follow and very true to the size.

I tried this one on my 3 year old and she says it fits perfect.

Pair this hat with a striped shirt and black round glasses and you will have Waldo! Thanks for the pattern Repeat Crafter Me!

Get your copy of this free pattern >HERE<

Grumpy Bear – Free Crochet Pattern

Free Grumpy Carebear Crochet Pattern

Some of you may already know how much my daughter loves Care bears. A few months ago I made her the “Backpack to Care-A-Lot“. Ever since then, she has been begging me to make her a Grumpy Bear. Mr Grumpy has been pushed back on my list for too long! Finally, my most reliable customer came to me requesting one!  Of course this made my daughter happy because I would have to make a few of them during the pattern writing process. :D  I hope you love this free Grumpy Care bear pattern as much as we do!!

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Creepy Skull Slouch – Pattern Review

Crochet Skull Hat Pattern

I stumbled upon this amazing Skull Hat pattern by Spider Mambo Designs. You can get the pattern HERE. Be sure to check out her Facebook page HERE too!

I want to start off by letting you know how much I am amazed by this design. I would never have been able to figure out how to make skulls like this.. and Spider Mambo makes it EASY!!!!

I did make a few changes… only to my personal liking. I did not find any reasons to HAVE to make changes. You can follow the pattern to exact and it turn out amazing!  I will say, the size small is more like child size.. but my head is small so I made it into an adult beanie instead of slouch.  If you are wanting the teen-adult slouch, definitely make the size large.
What changes did I make?
-I  started off the Creepy Skull pattern with  a FSC instead of the basic CH.
– I then did a round of FPSC before continuing with the DC directed in the pattern. I do this because I love the snug and stretchy fit that the FSC and FPSC together make.
– After round 14, I decided to go ahead and skip the next few rounds to close the hat a little earlier than the pattern calls for. This makes the size small more beanie than slouchy for my own head.  Doing this, I did the 4 SC like the pattern calls for on round 15. Just not the chains. Then, I finished it off with a long end and wove it back and forth around the stitches, pulled tight to close and wove in my ends.
– I decided to line my hat using fleece from sweatpants that my daughter had outgrown. I followed this awesome tutorial by Playin’ Hooky Designs!
– I also added a pom pom using my Secure Pom Pom Tutorial.