from Soignee In Crochet
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The inspiration for this skull hat, scarf and fingerless mitt set came to me by request of my daughter for my youngest granddaughter. And with the recent popularity of several animated movies and characters I was able to come up with a pattern that I, believe, will delight those little monsters in your life.
Pattern is written for a small child (ages 5-8) with notes for enlarging to fit an older child. Head size 20 - 21" circumference.
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Size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook: 5 sc & 5 rows = 1 square inch
Size G/6 (4.25mm) crochet hook: 5 sc & 4 rows = 1 square inch
Size H/8 (5.00mm) crochet hook: 6 sc & 5 rows = 1.25 square inch
Size I/9 (5.50mm) crochet hook: 6 sc & 5 rows = 1.5 square inch
600 yards of Worsted weight
I grew up on a small dairy farm just outside a little town called Plummer, MN. That was over 40 years ago. Growing up on that farm I learned how to do a lot of things with my hands, and to use my imagination. We didn't have all the high tech gadgets back then so our imagination was pretty much all we had; besides, having a good teacher, my Dad. Dad taught me mechanics and how to build things. ...
I grew up on a small dairy farm just outside a little town called Plummer, MN. That was over 40 years ago. Growing up on that farm I learned how to do a lot of things with my hands, and to use my imagination. We didn't have all the high tech gadgets back then so our imagination was pretty much all we had; besides, having a good teacher, my Dad. Dad taught me mechanics and how to build things. I learned a lot from him and through his love, guidance and encouragement I found the creative side to my personality at a very young age. As I got older and started high school, home economics taught me how to sew; then at the age of 17, during a trip to visit an aunt in Maryland, she introduced me to the world of crochet, a simple single crochet stitch using the popular ripple afghan pattern. I was "HOOKED", literally.
Being a stay-at-home for the first 10 yrs. after high school, I pursued learning several crafts to occupy my time...macrame', cake decorating, cross-stitch, embroidery, sewing, baking, canning, woodworking, etc., however, crocheting seems to be the one craft that I keep going back to, as it's a craft I can take anywhere I go. I have made several afghans, scarves, hats, mittens and an occasional sweater, resulting in a rather large stash of yarn over the years. In the early 80's I tried my hand at using thread, making a few doilies for my own personal use and immediately fell in love with the delicate lace and how lovely they looked on my tables.
Then in the mid 80's, I ventured out into the world and started a career working outside the home. As a military wife, and having a husband who was deployed for most his 24 yr. career, there wasn't much time left for crafting. I still tinkered from time to time on some of my crafts; just not on a regular basis.
Now that my children are on their own, and I no longer work outside the home, I decided it was time to get back to doing what I love to do the most, crocheting with thread. Oh yeah, on occasion my grandchildren will ask me to make them a hat and/or a scarf; which of course, I am more than happy to do. After all, they take priority over everything else I do.