Wednesday, March 26, 2008

TCB

This post will be very short because I don't have any project updates or pictures for you guys. Just like the title says, just trying to take care of some business.

First order of business, I held a little blogiversary contest in my last post so its time to pick a winner. Actually I'm going to do that as we speak (er........or as I type). I just asked my Sweetie for any number between 1 & 15 because I currently have 15 comments on the last post. He can't see the screen right now cause he's at his DJ setup messing around with some music......Now I'm yelling at him because the music is so loud.......OK he picked one and the winner is........Number 15 YAY.....wait,let me go check to make sure she used the letter Q........yup she did, Congratulations Stickyfingers! Write me an email (my addy's in the sidebar) with your 2 favorite colors and your address. I'll let you know once I've sewn the bag and its on the way to you.

Because I'm a big softee at heart and I wish everyone was a winner, I'm going to pick a second place winner from a random number generator and this person will receive a set of 6 stitch markers hand made by me in their favorite color. So the winner for that is .........number 10, Hopie Knits! So Hope, send me an email with your address and favorite color when you get a chance. Thanks everybody for playing.

Second and last order of business concerns a pattern. A while ago I crocheted a little hat for my Sweetie seen here. A couple of people asked for the pattern and here it is. If anyone tries it, please let me know how it went, I would love to see pictures.

OK, that it for now, I'll have an update across all craft fronts next time. See ya.


R&B INSPIRED KUFI by
Harlem Purls

This hat was inspired by the one Eddie Murphy wore in the movie Dreamgirls. This hat is also similar to the crocheted hats Marvin Gaye wore during his career. Here’s my interpretation of the pattern. For this pattern you will need 4 different colors of heavy worsted weight yarn. I used acrylic scraps that I had in my stash. For this pattern I have labeled the different colors 1 thru 4. Here’s an example of how I identified my colors but you can use whatever order suits you:

Color 1 – Light Color

Color 2 – Medium Light Color

Color 3 – Medium Dark Color

Color 4 – Dark Color

Please also note that the beginning chains of a row do not count as a stitch. This pattern has not been tested so please let me know if you have any questions or find anything wonky. Enjoy.

Abbreviations:

Beg beginning

Ch chain

Dc double crochet

Rep Repeat

Rnd Round

Sl st slip stitch

St(s) stitch(es)

Trc triple crochet

Gauge:

12 dc = 4 inches

Hook – Size I – 5.5mm

Pattern:

Starting with Color 3, form a ring , chain (ch) 3 and make 12 triple crochet (trc) into ring. Slip stitch (sl st) to top of beginning (beg) ch to join.

Row 1: Ch 3. 2 trc in each st across, sl st in beg ch to join – (24 sts)

Row 2: Ch 3. *Skip 2 sts, 5 trc in next st, ch 1, rep from * 7 more times omitting the ch 1 on last cluster, change to Color 1, sl st in beg ch to join.

Row 3: Ch 3. Skip 2 sts, *4 trc in 3rd trc of cluster below, ch 3, rep from * 7 more times omitting last 2 chains, sl st in beg ch to join.

Row 4: Ch 2. Dc in each st and ch across, change to Color 4, sl st in beg ch to join – (54 sts)

Row 5: Ch 3. *Skip 2 sts, 3 trc in next st, ch 1, rep from * across 17 more times, sl st in beg ch to join.

Row 6: Ch 2. Dc in each st and ch across. Change to Color 2, sl st in beg ch to join – (55 sts)

Row 7: Ch 3. Trc in each st across, sl st in beg ch to join.

Row 8: Ch 2. Dc in each st across. Change to Color 4, sl st in beg ch to join.

Row 9: Ch 1. Sc in each st across, sl st in beg ch to join.

Row 10: Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Change to Color 3, sl st in beg ch to join.

Row 11: Ch 1. Sc in each st across, sl st in beg ch to join.

Row 12: Ch 1. Sc in each st across, sl st in beg ch to join.

Row 13: Ch 1. Sc in each st across, sl st in beg ch to join.

Row 14: Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Change to Color 2, sl st in beg ch to join.

Row 15: Ch 1. Sc in each st across. Fasten off.

8 comments:

stickyfingers said...

Yay! I won! I won! I'm jumping up and down in my mind, because if I jumped up and down in real life my co-workers would haul me off to bellvue.

Jeanine said...

So, I didn't win???

Sheila said...

Luv the hat and its so Eddie Murphy. I actually watched Dreamgirls Thursday and just luv the scene where he singing with his kufi on.

HPNY Knits said...

thanks for sharing the pattern!

Vera H. said...

Thanks for the hat pattern. I have a brother-in-law who would love it!

Lyrically speaking said...

I've posted a new piece, hope you like and can't wait for you to come back to blogging. Miss ya!

Locqueen said...

I'm really digging your blog....that hat makes me wanna get my crochet needles out....

annmarie said...

okay, you _so_ need to post a photo of the argyle sock and give some info about that experience! :)