31 Days of Halloween: USS Crafty

Today we have T'onna from USS Crafty!   If you haven't seen the blog, go now!  Super crafty and tons of great ideas!

 Hello! I'm T'onna aka Navy Wifey Peters from USS Crafty where I blog about sewing, crocheting, and wreath making. Every now and then, I provide a glimpse into the life of our navy family. I'm thrilled to be a part of 31 Days of Halloween, and today I'm sharing a Bride of Frankenstein hat that I crocheted for my daughter.
I am always creating something for my daughter, and since it's almost Halloween, I wanted to crochet a Halloween inspired hat.  After searching Pinterest for inspiration, I decided to make her a girly Frankenstein hat.  
I made this Bride of Frankenstein hat without using a pattern, but I have a pattern I created for a previous hat I made, and I just made the hat a little bit longer so it would fit my 2 year old. After making the hat, I crocheted the eyes, the purple bow, and the neck bolts.  
For the eyes:
magic ring with black yarn  
round 1: 8 dc into the ring and join (black)
round 2: with white yarn, 2 dc into each dc around and join (stop here for the smaller eye)
round 3: with white, 2 dc into each dc and join
*leave a tail of yarn for sewing onto the hat.
For the bow: 
chain 18
row 1: hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook
row 2: hdc across and turn 
rows 3-5: repeat row 2
sc around and join
Then wrap yarn around the center of the rectangle to create the bow shape.
For the bolts:
magic ring with gray yarn
round 1: 6 dc into the ring and join
round 2: 1 dc in each dc and join
round 3: repeat round 2
*leave a tail for sewing onto the hat
After, creating each part, I sewed them onto the hat using a yarn needle. For the hair, I used a pom pom maker to make a bunch of black and white pom poms, and I tied them onto the black part of the hat. I used a yarn needle and black yarn to sew a Frankenstein scar onto the hat. Lastly, I added ties to the hat. I cut 12 (4 of each in gray, black, and purple) strips of yarn double the length of the desired length for  the ties. I folded the strands in half and attached them through the bottom end of the ear flap. I divided the strands into thirds, and then braided them tightly together. I tied them in an overhand knot at the end of the braid, and then I repeated this for the other ear flap.
I think my daughter likes her new hat.  It's still pretty warm here in southern Georgia, so I'm not sure when she'll get to wear it!  Hopefully, the weather will cool down soon. After all, it is FALL!  Happy Halloween, Y'all!  :-)

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  1. So cute! As a fellow Navy wife I have failed the ability to crochet or do anything that requires yarn. When the ship was out a few years ago the wives were working on stitching different items... my poor scarf looked more like a trivet or something just pitiful. You are superwoman! :)

    1. Thank you, Michelle! When I first learned how to crochet, I decided to make a blanket.... But it looked more like a toilet set cover. :-/ I was crocheting way too tight, and it totally took on a U shape. lol So keep trying, and eventually, you'll get better. Don't give up! I've been crocheting for about 10 years, and I'm still learning. :-)