November 5, 2013

Mario Bros. Mushroom Beanie

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
Child (20" - 21.5" head circumference) nice stretchy fit
This same pattern fits a teen and adult with a small head (it fit me, nice snug fit)

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 4.0mm (G) & 5.0mm (H)
*Worsted weight yarn: Main Color (110yds), Beige (40yds) & White (45yds) or any color of choice
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Tapestry needle
*Felt: Black & White
*Hot Glue
*Matching thread

GAUGE - don't forget to read it...
  At the end of round 9, laying flat = 6.75 inches in diameter.

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
  Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
  Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
  The ch2, at the beginning of each round DOES NOT count as an hdc.
  You slip stitch on the first hdc, not on top of the ch 2.

BEANIE starting with blue, green, red or color of choice; 5.0mm (H)
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, *2hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
  Rnd 5: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 3 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (40)
  Rnd 6: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 4 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (48)
  Rnd 7: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 5 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (56)
  Rnd 8: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 6 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (64)
  Rnd 9: ch2, hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 15 sts, *2hdc in next st, hdc in next 15 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (68)
  Rnd 10-17: ch2, hdc in each st around, in the last st of round 17 change to beige, sl st into 1st st (68)
  Rnd 18-24: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st (68)
Don’t F/O if you would like to put earflaps in your beanie just continue on with making them. If you don’t want earflaps then skip the earflap, edging and braids portion and continue on with making the spots.

1st EARFLAP with beige; 5.0mm (H)
  Row 1: ch1, sc in next 12 sts, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 2-3: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (12)
  Row 4: sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 5: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (10)
  Row 6: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 7: sc in each st across, ch1, turn (8)
  Row 8: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (6)
  Row 9: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, ch1, turn (4)
  Row 10: sc2tog, sc2tog (2)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

2nd EARFLAP with beige; 5.0mm (H)
Count to the right 23 sts. Attach yarn on the 24th st, ch1, sc in next 12 sts, ch1, turn. Continue with rows 2-10 just like in the 1st earflap.
Don’t F/O, continue on to crocheting the edging.

EDGING with beige; 5.0mm (H)
sc in each st around; working evenly around each earflap. Remember to mark your round with a stitch marker. Join with a sl st in the 1st st to give it a nice even finish.
F/O and weave in all ends.

BRAIDS
Cut 18 pieces of yarn (9 for each earflap) about 36 inches long. Fold each bunch in half and push the folded end through an opening in the bottom of each earflap. Pull the unfolded ends through the loop and pull tight. Braid the strands and tie a knot to secure the braid. Complete the second braid the same way. I use 3 strands of each in main color, white and beige; you can use just one color or any combination you like.

SPOTS with white; 4.0mm (G); make 4
  Rnd 1: 8hdc in magic ring, sl st into 1st st (8)
  Rnd 2: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, *2 hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (16)
  Rnd 3: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (24)
  Rnd 4: ch2, 2hdc in same st you sl st, hdc in next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* repeat from * to * around, sl st into 1st st (32)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn in the end from the finish pieces to sew them in place but I personally like to use matching thread).
     Spots…sew them around the beanie between rounds 7 and 14. Space them out about 1.75” apart or play around with the spots and see the position you like them best.
     Eyes…with black felt cut 2 oval shapes. With the white felt cut 2 very small ovals. The black ovals, glue them between round 19 and 23. Space them about 1.5” (approx. 5 stitches). The white ovals glue those on the top center portion of the black ones.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || st/s: stitch/es || rnd:round || f/o: finish off



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- Janet

Mini, Super & 1-Up Mushrooms and Mario Bros. are copyright by Nintendo.
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (November 2013). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.