Saturday, November 25, 2017

HOLIDAY JAR TOPPER CROCHET PATTERNS free



JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!!!

For the past week or so I have been drawing the faces on painted jars that we are making for an event we are having at work. We plan to fill those with a sort of Whooville flower arrangement (really cute idea that we found on Pinterest). But since I am ME!! I decided that I should make one with a crocheted Santa hat! And that led to making the Frosty top-hat. I used recycled jars (my Grandma Lair would be so proud!!), painted (more like poured and swirled) the insides of the jars. Then I drew the faces on free-hand while looking at pictures that I found by googling Grinch and Frosty "coloring book pages". Drawing the faces is easier than it seems. They are drawn on with SHARPIE MARKER!!!! That is the beauty of painting the inside of the jar....it leaves the smooth glass surface. IF you make a mistake, just use a little hand sanitizer to wipe it clean and start over.

They also make lovely toppers on clear glass jars filled with your homemade candies, cookies and hot chocolate mix. Top them with one of these cute hats and TADA!!! Instant Gift!!!!


There are TWO options for the BRIM of the Santa Hat. The first option uses one strand of bulky yarn and is done in simple single crochet. The second option uses worsted weight/size 4/medium and is worked up in a small popcorn stitch.

Download the PDF version of the Santa Hat HERE
Add it to your Ravelry queue HERE

SANTA HAT JAR TOPPER

MATERIALS: 1 oz red Worsted Weight/medium/size 4 yarn, small amount of Bulky furry white yarn (OR small amount of WW white option at the bottom), Size H (5.00mm) crochet hook, stitch marker, yarn needle.
SIZE: 8 inches tall (excluding pompom) x 11 ½ inches circumference
STITCHES AND TERMS:
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
St(s) – stitch(es)
Sl st – slip stitch
Beg - beginning
NOTE: Worked in continuous rounds, do not join unless specified in the instructions.  Place stitch marker in last stitch of each round to mark the end of the round.
Rnd 1: With Red yarn, Ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd chain from hook. Place stitch marker.
Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc next st) 2 times.
Rnd 3: Sc next 6 sts.
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, 1 sc next 2 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 5: Sc next 8 sts.
Rnd 6: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 3 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 7: Sc next 10 sts.
Rnd 8: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 4 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 9: Sc next 12 sts.
Rnd 10: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 5 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 11: Sc next 14 sts.
Rnd 12: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 6 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 13: Sc next 16 sts.
Rnd 14: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 7 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 15: Sc next 18 sts.
Rnd 16: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 8 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 17: Sc next 20 sts.
Rnd 18: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 9 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 19: Sc next 22 sts.
Rnd 20: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 10 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 21: Sc next 24 sts.
Rnd 22: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 11 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 23: Sc next 26 sts.
Rnd 24: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 12 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 25: Sc next 28 sts.
Rnd 26: (2 sc next st, 1 sc next 13 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 27: Sc next 30 sts. Sl st in next st. Finish off. For OPTION 1 join BULKY white yarn with a sl st.
Rnd 28-29: Ch 1, sc in each stitch around. Sl st in first sc to join.
Or OPTION 2 with Worsted Weight white yarn…..
Rnd 28: Join worsted weight white yarn with a sl st, [ch 3, 2 dc in first st, remove hook from loop and place it in the top of beg ch 3, pick up the loop and draw through the first st] (beginning small popcorn made). Ch 1, *[3 dc in next st, remove hook from loop and place it in the top of the first dc, pick up the loop and draw through the first st] (small popcorn made), ch 1. Repeat from * around. Sl st in top of beginning small popcorn to join. (30 small popcorn, 30 ch 1)
Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc in top of each small popcorn around. Sl st in top of first sc to join. Finish off. (30 sc)
 FINISH
Make a pom pom with white yarn and attach to round 1 of the hat.
To make this wearable for you dog (or cat) add a length of thin elastic and tie to each side. Please DO NOT leave your pet unattended while wearing this hat!!!
Brutus looking longingly at a piece of chicken I am using to bribe him to wear the Santa Hat!!!


The Frosty Top Hat is worked up in continuous rounds using a smaller hook to get a stiff structure so that it holds it's shape. You can also add a button to the center of the flower to give it a little something extra special!!!

Download the PDF Version of Frosty's Top Hat HERE
Add it to your Ravelry queue HERE

FROSTY TOP HAT JAR TOPPER

MATERIALS: 1 oz black Worsted Weight/medium/size 4 yarn, small amount red Worsted Weight/medium size 4 yarn, Size G (4.25mm) crochet hook, stitch marker, yarn needle, small button for center of flower (optional).
SIZE: 3 inches across top of hat x 11 inch circumference x 5 ½ inch brim (from side to side)
STITCHES AND TERMS:
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
BLO – back loops only
Sl st – slip stitch 
Cluster: (yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops) 2 times, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
NOTE: Worked in continuous rounds, DO NOT JOIN rounds unless specified in the instructions.  Place stitch marker in last stitch of each round to mark the end of the round.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join, place marker (SEE NOTE ABOVE)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc next st) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc next 4 sts) 6 times. (36) 
Rnd 7: THIS ROUND ONLY work in the back loops. Sl st next st, ch 1, sc in each st around BLO.
DO NOT JOIN. 
Rnds 8-15: Working in both loops, sc in each stitch around for 8 more rounds.

BRIM:
Rnd 1: Sl st in front loop of next st. Ch 1, TURN. Working in the BACK LOOPS ONLY for this round. (2 sc in next st, sc next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)
Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, sc next 6 sts) 6 times. (48)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc next 7 sts) 6 times. (56)
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. Sl st in next st, finish off.
FLOWER:
With WW Red Yarn, make a slip knot leaving a 6 inch tail. All stitches are worked in the very first chain (4th ch from hook). 
Ch 4, (cluster, ch 3, sl st) in the 4th ch from hook. The following is all worked in the same stitch as the last cluster. (ch 3, cluster, ch 3, sl st) 4 times. Finish off leaving a 6 inch tail. Using the tails, attach a small button (if desired) to the center of the flower, then stitch the flower to the hat using the tails. Secure and finish off. 

Brutus is such a HANDSOME model!!!