Friday, June 16, 2017

Eye See You! Eyeball Beanie -- Free Crochet Pattern

Eye See You! Eyeball Beanie -- Free Crochet Pattern
Eye See You! Eyeball Beanie -- Free Crochet Pattern



Happy Halloween from Koneko Kawaii! To celebrate, I’m releasing this ghoulishly gross, eyeball beanie pattern for adults. (One Size Fits Most) ***This pattern has been modified slightly from the photos of the original beanie. I’m a newbie at pattern-writing, so if something doesn’t make sense, please don’t hesitate to message me!***

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
CH – chain
ST – stitch
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet (US)
DC – double crochet (US)
HDC – half-double crochet (US)
BO – bind off
Special Stitch Instructions
Spike Stitch – Spike stitch is a simple stitch to do, and a creative way to add color to any project. The red veins part of the eyeball hat is done with this stitch. To do a spike stitch, simply insert your hook into a stitch lower than the usual stitch, and draw through a long length of yarn. For a longer stitch, just insert your hook into a stitch even lower down.

Eys See You! Eyeball Beanie Adult Hat Pattern
Materials:
4 ply Worsted Weight Yarns,
Black Pupil 1 Skein
Color of Your Choosing for the Iris 1 Skein
White of the Eye 1 Skein
Red Veins 1 Skein
4.25 MM Hook, or size needed depending on your tension. (I’m terrible, and didn’t gauge.)
ADULT MEDIUM
Approximate Circumference = 20 inches, snug enough for a 22 inch head.
Approximate Crown to Mid Ear = 7.5 inches.
Shaping the Crown
The Pupil Rnds 1-3
Rnd 1: ch 2, 12 DC in 2nd ch from hook. Insert hook into first DC and SL ST. Pull circle tightly closed. (12 dc)
Rnd 2:  CH2. Counts as first DC for this, and every Rnd after. 1 DC in first ST. 2 DC in ea st around. Insert hook into first DC and SL ST. Cont. this at end of every Rnd. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: CH 2. 1 DC first ST *2 DC in next st, 1 DC  in next st* Repeat from * to * around. (36 DC)
Change Colors – The Iris Rnds 4-5
Rnd 4: CH 2. 1 DC first ST *2 DC in next st, 1 DC next 2 st* Repeat from * to * around. (48 DC)
Rnd 5: CH 2. 1 DC first ST *2 DC in next st, 1 DC next 3 st* Repeat from * to * around. (60 DC)
Change Colors – White of the Eye
Rnd 6: CH 2. 1 DC first ST *2 DC in next st, 1 DC next 4 st* Repeat from * to * around. (72 DC)
At this point, the circumference should be about 22 inches across. After this, there are no more increases.
Rnd 7-15:  CH 2 in first DC ST, 1 DC in every ST around.
The length of the hat should now be about  7.5inches from top of crown, to mid-ears.
Change Colors – Red Veins
The final three rows will be done in Single Crochet, the the option to do a final row of Slip Stitch if you wish for a tighter brim. The first row of the brim is done with Spike Stitch, staggering between varying lengths according to personal tastes.

Eye See You! Eyeball Beanie -- Free Crochet Pattern
Spike Stitch Example
Rnd 16: Spike Stitch – Done in Single Crochet. insert hook into a stitch lower than the usual stitch, and draw through a long length of yarn. For a longer stitch, just insert your hook into a stitch even lower down Here is a sample of how I staggered my stitches, you may do so any way you wish to suite your tastes.
Rnd 17-18: CH 1, SC in every St around. SL ST into the first ST
Rnd 19: Optional. Do a final row of Slip Stitch if you wish for a tighter brim. BO. Weave in ends. Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!