I know I'm running a little late on this,
since I am posting even after the Epiphany
but I don't think it can wait a whole year.
These are the Christmas-themed crochet projects
I worked on during the month of December.
For my son's kindergarten holiday party I made three hats
with the super-easy elf hat pattern from CrazySocks Crochet.
The other homeroom mom and I didn't dress up for Halloween
so we agreed to kind of get dressed up for Christmas.
The teacher and the two of us looked very festive!
Specifically 75 Santa hats for immediate family members.
Yes, I said 75. I am one of 6 and my husband is one of 9.
Between our siblings, their spouses and their childrenthe numbers have really risen in the last few years.
Each red and white hat was packaged with a gold hook
for hanging as ornaments on the recipients' trees.
A nephew put his on a nutcracker from his collection.
(He's allergic to nuts, so how ironic is it
that he has a bunch of nutcrackers?)
Since I made quite a few of them while watching
"Gnomeo and Juliet," I want to make gnomes with beards.
I could also adapt my leprechaun hats this year!
As the holiday season wound down,
I used the same stitch pattern to make a few evergreens,
adorned with white buttons and glitter snow.
I simply stuffed them with polyfiber with unfinished bottoms
but felt or fabric could be sewn on as bases.
CROCHET SANTA HATS OR TREES
I used a H hook and worsted weight yarn in the appropriate colors. The ch 2 at the start of each round doesn't count as a stitch. At the end of a round, join to first stitch not the ch 2. (The best way of hiding your seam.)
Ch 4 and john in first ch to make a loop.
Round 1: Ch 2, 6 dc in loop, join with sl st to first dc. (6 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts* twice, join. (8 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts* twice, join. (10 dc)
Round 4: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 sts* twice, join. (12 dc)
Round 5: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts* twice, join. (14 dc)
Round 6: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts* twice, join. (16 dc)
Round 7: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts* twice, join. (18 dc)
Round 8: Ch 2, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts* twice, join. (20 dc)
The Santa hats are 8 rounds tall, 7 in red and 1 in white trim. The trees were anywhere from 6-9 rows tall. If you prefer something taller, continue on with the increase pattern until it is the size you would like.