pdf Digital Download


Women, Girls, Boys
Need help? Visit our Help Center »

Have you made this pattern?

Share with the Craftsy community.

About the designer

Yarn Twins on craftsy.com
Colorado Springs, CO

Yarnovations designs innovative crochet patterns for Yarnivore's. We have quirky and fun crochet designs for the whole family.

We are the Yarn Twins, Deborah Bagley and Dana Bincer. We have been ...

Read More » View all patterns by designer (77) »
Photo of Yarn Twins

Hard Hat and Mining Set

from Yarnovations
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Hard Hat and Mining Set
Hard Hat and Mining Set
Hard Hat and Mining Set
Hard Hat and Mining Set
Hard Hat and Mining Set
Hard Hat and Mining Set

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • crochet in the round

Pattern Description:

This hard hat and mining set will make play time explosive! The mining helmet with light will help the kids make their way through tunnels and mines so they can see where their going and where to place the dynamite.

Caution: once you make one stick of dynamite, your kids will ask for more!

Are you prepared to make a big stash of dynamite? If so, you'll want to make the blasting box for a really Big Bang and the wood crate to store the dynamite between jobs.

Hard Hat
The hard hat is crocheted in the round with super bulky yarn to give it durability and stiffness.

The helmet has an adjustable strap with button inside making it One-Size-Fits-All* from baby to adult women. *For newborns and babies, crochet in baby yarn.

The dynamite is also crocheted in the round. You can make them as long as you like (8" is standard). We have instructions for creating a wick to "light" individual sticks or a long wire and blasting cap which is used with a detonator box.

Detonator Box
For really big blasts, you want to be as far away as possible. So, use a long wire and blasting box to get the job done.

The detonator box has a handle that really moves up and down like a real blasting box. There's a strap for carrying the box to the job site. As well as two wing nuts (that really twist) for attaching the "copper" wire.

The pattern uses a wavy stitch to create a wood grain feel. You'll crochet cozies for cardboard to create the box shape. Crochet around a wood dowel and chopstick to create the handle.

Wood Dynamite Crate
The wood crate will store your dynamite between jobs and make it easier to carry a large amount of explosives to your next job.

The crate is crocheted with two shades of beige to give it a real wood grain look. Crochet cozies for cardboard to create the box shape. A couple of hinges and lettering will finish off the authentic look of the dynamite crate.


5 stitchs and 5 rows = 2 inches of single crochet

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Hat is one-size-fits-all with an adjustable strap inside that fits babies to adult women.


  • bulky yarn for hat (2 skeins), several skeins of browns. Skein of red. Remnant of grey and black.

You Will Also Need:

  • cardboard for blasting box and dynamite crate

Read blog or news article about this pattern »