Versa Hat: Cowboy Hat, Sun Hat, and Much More                                                     

This pattern is so versatile! You can make a cowboy hat, a comfy sun hat, but it doesn’t stop there. By sewing the brim indifferent places you can create your own tricorn pirate hat and more!The possibilities are endless…add a few rows to the hat bucket,shorten the brim and you’ve got a top hat.

The Basic Pattern,called Cowboy Hat, can be found for free on my Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/holly-bailey                                                        The free version is for a one size fits most pattern to make the cowboyhat or sun hat.

The complete pattern, called Versa Hat, can be found here on my Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/holly-bailey                                    or here on my Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyMeHolly?ref=profile_header                   The complete pattern includes instructions for making larger adult sizes and youth sizes for children.

Below are a few helpful videos that demonstrait adding wire rope to the brim and doing the Reverse Single Crochet(Crab Stitch).

Adding wire rope to the brim.
Finishing off round covering wire.
Reverse Single Crochet/ Crab Stitch

I had so much fun making this pattern. I’ve tried a few sun hat patterns in the past,and while they were good ,they just weren’t what I wanted.

Fortunately for me, I have a vacation coming up. I needed a sun hat and a cowboy hat,so my Versa pattern was born. I wanted my cowboy hat to have smooth curves and lines,but I wanted a cleaner,sharper edge on my sun hat,something more reminiscent of Indiana Jones or Crocodile DunDee. So this pattern has options for for both.It allows you to really customize your hat. I also give tips and suggestions on making it into more than a cowboy or sun hat. The possibilities really are endless! Enjoy!


Skull Tank Top Pattern

Hello everyone! Finally finished with all the wedding stuff and had a chance to work on a pattern.

This pattern is for a Skull Tank Top. It’s made in a worsted 1/super fine yarn with a 3mm hook. It’s designed to be a bit loose fitting. I gave it a deep neckline to allow it to be worn over a cami/swim suit or sports bra. However you can easily stitch the front up so the neckline isn’t so revealing.

The pattern can be found here on my Ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/designers/holly-bailey,where I’m having a sale until Sunday June 19th. Buy this pattern and get a 2nd pattern 50% off.

You can also find it here on my Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyMeHolly?ref=profile_header ,where I’m having a sale , buy one item or pattern get a 2nd item or pattern 50% off.

I utilized the hi/lo (lemon peel) stitch to add texture to this top. I think it pairs well with the skull pattern.

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Granny Skulls

Hello everyone! Another new skull pattern just released! I couldn’t help myself. This motif just won’t leave me alone. Whay better way to showcase it than in a granny square.

There are instructions in the pattern for 2 different squares. The larger square measure 8.5″ and the smaller square measure 6″. They were made with a worsted 4 yarn and a 5mm hook. These squares can be made smaller or larger with heavier or lighter yarn weights and corresponding hooks.

The pattern can be found here on Ravelry : https://www.ravelry.com/stores/holly-bailey-designs Or here on my Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyMeHolly?ref=profile_header


Stitch Markers

I took a break from working on my new Blankets of the World Series to make some stitch markers!

These turned out great! I added holders to help keep them together when not in use. I’m hoping to get a chance to make a few more sets in the next few days. These completed sets can be found at my Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyMeHolly?ref=profile_header

I mentioned my Blankets of the World Series above, there will be more on that in the coming days and weeks. Right now I’m sketching and getting ideas together. I’m excited to be working on this and hope you enjoy my journey.

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Skull Pullover Crochet Pattern

Hello everyone! I’d like to introduce my newest crochet pattern, the Skull Pullover.

The pattern can be purchased here on my Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimplyMeHolly?ref=profile_header 20% off sale on all patterns now through February 15th, no code needed!

This pattern is made with mainly simple half double crochet stitches. It’s worked from the bottom up. I used a worsted 4/aran weight yarn and a 5mm hook (Lion Brand Pound of Love) This pullover is ment to be a bit oversized. I give instructions for sizes sm/med, lg/xl, 1x-3x. I also include options for various yarn types ( worsted 3/dk weight, worsted 5 & 6.

I give options to make it with a collar or hood. I also give instructions on making the sleeves longer or shorter. The skulls design is made up of half double crochet, double crochet, single crochet and slip stitches. Its fairly repetitive and fairly easy once you get into a rhythem.

If you purchase the pattern and run into any problems, need help, have suggestions or just want to share pics, please feel free to contact me!

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Cardholder and Folding Mat for Tarot and Gaming Cards

This is a cardholder and folding mat for Tarot and  collectible gaming cards like Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons. I’ve written the pattern in 2 sizes.The smaller size holds a full deck and up toa 5 card spread.The larger size holds a full deck and a 15 or more card spread, depending on card size.

This pattern calls for a worsted 3/dk weight yarn and a 3mm hook and 3.5 mm hook.Depending on the size you make you will need between 230-530 yds of yarn.

I include instructions on making the decorative symbols and I have included my Flying Dragon Applique pattern for anyone interested in making the dragon to go on their holder.(I set a finished dragon on mine just to make sure it fits)

The pattern can be found here on my Ravelry: https://ravelry.com/people/sparrowsnest74 or here on my Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/simplymeholly?ref=profile_header If you buy this pattern on my Ravelry you can choose a 2nd pattern for free! No coupon code needed.

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                             Yarn Box

I’m a huge Harry Potter Fan, so no suprise when I come up with something Harry Potter inspired!I also have a love for anything yarn storage related. Bags,boxes,bowls….I have a wide variety of each.

This box is multi-functional. It can hold yarn and crochet or knitting supplies. You can also work out of it.It has a total of 4 holes and 2 spirals,allowing you to work up to 6 balls of yarn.It can also be closed and secured shut for ease in moving your working yarn or project from one place to the next.

The box can hold 2-3 full size skeins of yarn,depending on brand.

It measures 12″ long, 8″ wide ,and 5″ high. Made from wood. Hand carved, hand painted. Stained and sealed. It has a metal handle ,locks/clasps for closing, and decorative corner pieces.

This item can be found here at my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1166731393/yarn-box?click_key=8b358986f9ebc27070fd70e200cf1c88ebcf8ef3%3A1166731393&click_sum=44e26e07&ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

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Winter Trio

Hello all! The weather is steadily getting colder here so it’s time to put our hooks to work helping to keep us warm.Below is a free pattern for a winter scarf.It’s part of my Winter Trio set, pictured below. If you would like to purchase the whole pattern set you can find it on my Ravelry :https://www.ravelry.com/stores/holly-bailey-designs Or on my Etsy:https://www.etsy.com/shop/simplymeholly?ref=profile_header Everything on my Ravelry is on sale right now, 25% off all patterns or buy one get one 50% off with coupon code WinterTrio. This scarf is a very beginner friendly pattern. The seed stitch makes a very warm, textured scarf.

Winter Trio Scarf Free Pattern

  • Materials Needed:
  • Worsted 4/aran weight yarn roughly 1000 yds(I used lion brand pound of love in black(500 yds), oxford gray(300 yds), and antique white(200 yds)
  • 6mm hook
  • Needle for weaving ends

Seed stitch: The scarf is made using the seed stitch repeat. Sc in 1st st, dc in next st (you will always begin with a sc made in to the top of the last dc in the previous row,and you will always end with a dc.

  • Abbreviations:
  • Chain ch
  • Single crochet sc
  • Double crochet dc
  • Stitch st

Notes on color changing: The color changes will always be specified,and the will always be made at the end of a row in the last dc of that row.(See pictures below) When its specified to change color , start your last dc of the row as follows, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over ,pull through 2 loops, pull up new color through the 2 remaining loops. Ch 1, turn.

  • Scarf: starting in black yarn
  • 1) Ch 31, turn ,starting in the 2nd ch from the hook sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.(30)
  • 2)(Sc in first st, dc in next st) 15 times.(30) 15 sc/ 15 dc
  • 3-16)Repeat row 2 thirteen more times. Change to white yarn at the end of row 16.
  • 17-21)Repeat row 2 five times. Change to gray yarn at the end of row 21.
  • 22-31)Repeat row 2 ten times. Change to white yarn at the end of row 31.
  • 32-36) Repeat row 2 five times. Change to black yarn at the end of row 36.
  • 37-51) Repeat row 2 fifteen times. Change to white yarn at the end of row 51.
  • Repeat rows 3-51 three more times.Once finished,Instead of ending with change to white yarn, keep the black yarn ,ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st across. Fasten off and weave in ends.Add fringe if desired.

I’d love to see your finished scarves and any other wips you are working on ! Feel free to join my crochet group on facebook to share your photos and find more free pattern releases. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1064185624406207/?=group_browse

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Elf Candy Holder/Gift Bag

Happy holidays!Here is my Elf Candy Holder/Gift Bag.It is a free downloable pattern.I hope you all enjoy!

The pattern can be found in my Facebook Group, Simply You Knit and Crochet, feel free to join and share your wips, pages,ect. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1064185624406207/?ref=share

Its a pretty fast work up.Its very user friendly,even for beginners who are familiar with basic stitches. I used a super fine/ worsted 1 yarn,with a 2.5mm hook and he came out 11″ from tip of hat to boot bottom. You can use any worsted 2/sport weight, worsted 3/dk weight, or worsted 4 /aran weight with ease,it will just make him bigger.

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Skulls Christmas Stocking Pattern

Hello everyone!I just can’t seem to get away from skulls!Here is the latest pattern in my skulls collection, The Skulls Christmas Stocking. The pattern can be found here on my Ravelry, where I’m having a 25% off or buy 1 get one 50% off sale until Sunday: http://ravelry.com/stores/holly-bailey-designs Or you can get it here on my Etsy https://etsy.com/shop/simplymeholly?ref=profile_header

I used a 4mm hook and 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft.My finished size was 24″ tall and 7″ wide. You can use any worsted 4/aran weight yarn ,or a worsted 3/dk weight yarn if you want it a bit smaller.

This will probably be the last pattern in my skulls motif for a while as I focus on my Dragon Tree Skirt, Dragon Stocking and a few other things I’ve been wanting to make. There are some amazing patterns out there I’m dying to try! I hope you enjoy making my pattern, I’d love to see your finished work!