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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My hands can do this --- Pumpkin Hat (female)


With lots of pumpkins harvested from our garden, why not raise my wand to show some mystical creativity with these pumpkins?  I say… bewitched by this simple, cute pumpkin hat and facial expression design I made for the coming Halloween season.  Look at her face.  Isn't she a beautiful witch? Is there someone familiar you know about that she played a role as a witch in an old TV show?  I really like watching her in that former TV show.


*PUMPKIN HAT - female 
(with Facial Expression Design-green eyes)


Materials:
(1)  small sweetie pie pumpkin with 3 inches long  stem
(1)  Caron Simply Soft, 4 ply, 6 oz  (black) (leftovers)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft4 ply, 6 oz  (light country peach) (leftovers)
(1)  set acrylic paint permanent (12 bright colors) with brush
(1)  set glitter paint permanent (12 bright colors) with brush
       pencil
       paper towel
       small container for rinsing the paint brush
       cotton swabs
          crochet hook size - F5 / 3.75mm


Level of Difficulty - easy


Stitch Abbreviations:
(ch)   chain
(sc)    single crochet
(dc)    double crochet
(st)     stitch
(sp)    space
(sl st)  slip stitch
(fpdc) front post double crochet

Note:  Count first all the stitches you have made before going to the next row to avoid mistakes.


Special Instruction:

(fpdc) – front post double crochet – (YO) and insert hook from front to back around post of (dc).  [(YO) and pull up a loop and draw through 2 loops] 2X .

Instructions: (Black)
1st Row – Make 4 (ch).  Join with (sl st) to beginning (ch).  Make 8 (sc).  Join with (sl st) to beginning (sc).
Result – 8 (sc)

2nd Row – Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) in next (sc). Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).
Result – 8 (dc)

3rd Row – Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) in next 7 (dc).  Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).
Result – 8 (dc)

4th Row – Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on same (sp).  (Dc) on next (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on next (dc)] 3X.   Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).
Result – 12 (dc)

5th Row – Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) in next 11 (dc).  Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).
Result – 12 (dc)

6th Row – Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on same (sp).  (Dc) on next (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on next (dc)] 5X.   Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).
Result – 18 (dc)

7th Row – Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) in next 17 (dc).  Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).
Result – 18 (dc)

8th Row – Make 3 (ch). (Dc) on same (sp).  (Dc) on next (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on next (dc)] 8X.   Join with (sl st) to beginning (dc).
Result – 27 (dc)

9th  Row – Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) in next 26 (dc).  Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).
Result – 27 (dc)

10th  Row – Make 3 (ch). (Dc) on same (sp).  (Dc) on next (dc).  [2 (Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on next (dc)] 8X.   Join with (sl st) to beginning  3 (ch).
Result – 36 (dc)

11th Row – Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) in next 35 (dc).  Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).
Result – 36 (dc)


Connecting Another Yarn (Light Country Peach)
Insert the light country peach yarn into the loop hole of black yarn. Pull the black yarn and tie it once with the light country peach yarn. Do not cut the black yarn.  The inside part of the hat should be facing you as you crochet. (Sl st) on same (sp).  Hide the excess yarn as you crochet.

12th Row – Make 3 (ch). Work (fpdc) on same  (sp). [(Dc) on next (dc). Work (fpdc) on same (sp)] 35X.  Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).  Cut the yarn and fasten off.
Result –  36 (dc) and 36 (fpdc)


Connecting Another Yarn (Black)
13th Row – Pull the black yarn and insert the hook on the first (dc).  (Sl st) and make 3 (ch).  Hide the excess  yarn of the light country peach yarn as you crochet. Make (sl st) on same (sp).  Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on (fpdc).  [(Dc) on next (dc). (Dc) on next (fpdc)] 35X.  Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).
Result – 72 (dc)  

14th to 15th Row Make 3 (ch).  (Dc) on next 35 (dc).  Join with (sl st) to beginning 3 (ch).  Fasten off and hide the excess yarn.
Result -  72 (dc)



 
FACIAL EXPRESSION DESIGN
1.     Prepare the small pumpkin, acrylic paint, glitter paint, a piece of paper towel, and a small container with water for rinsing  on the table.  Be sure to rinse your brush every time you change color paint and dry it with paper towel to avoid smear.

2. Draw some samples of facial expression design you like to make on a piece of paper as shown on the picture above.

3. Choose a good area of the pumpkin to use as the face. Using your pencil, sketch your chosen facial expression design on the face of the pumpkin.

4. Brush the white paint first and apply on both eyes.  Let it dry.  If there is a need to reapply more white paint to cover the skin color of the pumpkin, do it.  Let the last coat be dried first before reapplying the paint.  Rinse the brush and dry with paper towel afterwards.

5. Next, brush the lip with pink color.  For every reapplication of the pink color, let the last coat be dried first before doing it.  Rinse the brush and dry with paper towel afterwards.

6. Next, use the black color to make the eyebrows, eyelashes and eye lids.  Outline the shape of the lips and the cheek, too.

7. The last one to paint with black color is the eyeball. Since the eye is already covered with white paint, you have to draw the size of the eyeball again with a pencil.  Be careful in painting the edge of the eyeball and its center as the black paint may smear the white color background of the eye. If there is a smear done, wet a cotton swab lightly and dab the area to remove the smear. Reapply the paint.  Rinse the brush and dry with paper towel afterwards. 

8. The last color to use is the green paint for the eye color. I choose this color to match the pink color of the lips.  Be careful also in painting this area to avoid smear to the black color.  I painted it blue before to see the difference which one looks better as shown on the picture below.   What do you think?

9. Apply the red glitter paint on both cheeks. Spread it out by using your fingers only.
   

PUMPKING HAT - female
(with Facial Expression Design - blue eyes)



*This project was featured also as "Bewitching Pumpkin Hat Crochet Pattern" and posted  #8 in What’s Hot – Top Halloween Crochet Project at All Free Crochet (Sept. 18, 2013). It's also listed as one among my Top Green eCraft Projects.  Please note this ranking is not permanent.  Thank you very much to all viewers.


Related Pumpkin Hat Projects:
    Pumpkin Hat - male  

Happy Halloween to All (-.-)




2 comments :

  1. This hat is so cute! It only took me an hour to make too! Thank you for sharing your pattern. The first part of it is blocked out by an ad but I was able figure it out

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  2. I'm glad you like the pattern. Thank you very much for the compliment.

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