Queen Cupcake Shopkins Hat Crochet Pattern

Crochet Pattern for Queen Cupcake Hat

I received an order for a Queen Cupcake Shopkins hat but wanted something different than what I found online. I also didn’t want a slouch beanie or a bunch of stuffing piled on top of a 7 year old head. This is what I came up with. Cute but still comfortable! I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Material: crochet or yarn needles (I used crochet dude needles which really helped with the small details), small detail scissors, measuring tape

Yarn: *substitute any worsted weight yarn

  • ¼ skein Red Heart Super Saver Turqua*
  • ¼ skein Red Heart Super Saver Perfect Pink*
  • ¼ skein yellow yarn similar to Red Heart Super Saver*

I used what I had on hand for the yellow but I was the same weight and feel as red heart super saver. For the facial features, I used scrap yarn and here is what I know about those:

  • Caron Super Soft Black*
  • Impeccable White (has glitter in it)*
  • Scrap cross stitch thread in a dark brown

Notes: I used invisible joins. You may use any method you are comfortable with.

Abbreviations:
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
MR – magic ring
sp – space
slst – slip stitch
crab stitch – reverse single crochet
picot – ch 3, sc in first ch (3rd from hook)
fsc – foundation single crochet
inv – invisible
*…* around – repeat instructions in between the *’s to the end of the round
clean turn – remove hook from loop, insert hook back into loop from the opposite side so that hook faces direction of work after turning; this is optional but makes it easier for sewing and adding trim to uneven edges

Abbreviations / stitches in between commas go in a single stitch.

Hooks: C, D, F, K

Frosting: Hook F, Blue Yarn, Gauge 4” = R1-R5 (approximately)

I took inspiration from the Divine Hat Pattern found on Ravelry but made adjustments for a frosted cupcake look:

R1: ch 2 (does not count as dc here or throughout), 15 dc in MR, inv join (15)

R2: ch 2, fpdc around every dc around, inv join around first fpdc (15)

R3: ch 2, fpdc around fpdc below ch 2, dc between fpdc’s, *fpdc around fpdc from previous row, dc in between fpdc’s* around, inv join (15 fpdc + 15 dc)

R4: ch 2, fpdc around fpdc below ch 2, dc in 1st sp between fpdc and dc, *fpdc around next fpdc, dc in 1st sp between fpdc and dc* around, inv join (15 fpdc, 15 dc)

R5-R6: ch 2, fpdc around fpdc below ch 2, 2 dc in first sp between fpdc and dc, *fpdc around next fpdc, 2 dc in 1st sp between fpdc and dc* around, inv join (15 fpdc, 30 dc) check gauge

R7-R8: ch 2, fpdc around fpdc below ch 2, 3 dc in first sp between fpdc and dc, *fpdc around next fpdc, 3 dc in 1st sp between fpdc and dc* around, inv join (15 fpdc, 45 dc)

R9-R10: ch 2, fpdc around fpdc below ch 2, 4 dc in first sp between fpdc and dc, *fpdc around next fpdc, 4 dc in 1st sp between fpdc and dc* around, inv join (15 fpdc, 60 dc)

R11-R12: ch 2, fpdc around fpdc below ch 2, 5 dc in first sp between fpdc and dc, *fpdc around next fpdc, 5 dc in 1st sp between fpdc and dc* around, inv join, fasten off with long tail, tighten tail left from MR and weave in. (15 fpdc, 75 dc)

Cupcake Wrapper: Hook K, Yellow Yarn, Gauge 4” = 4.5 rows (without stretch)

R0: ch 15, turn

R2: sc across chain, turn (14)

R3-R46: ch 1, sc in back loop, turn (14) check gauge after row 5

Fasten off with long tail. Sew ends together. Weave in both tails.

Using tail from frosting piece, weave down to row 11. Attach cupcake wrapper to frosting top by sewing 3 rows of wrapper to each shell except for every 5th shell where you will sew 4 rows to the shell. (15 shells x 3=45 rows + 1 row every 5th shell = another 3 rows for a total of 48 rows sewn evenly to 15 shells)

Cupcake Wrapper Bottom Edge: Hook K, Yellow Yarn

R1: Attach yellow yarn to bottom edge, ch 1, sc at the bottom of each row, join (48)

R2: ch 1, crab stitch around, fasten off

If you would like the full pattern, you can find it here. Thank you for supporting my family! – Hannah

 

Birdy Reversible Style Boot Cuffs

I bought my daughter a pair of super high boots for her Halloween costume and she decided she likes to wear them all of the time. Thanks to the current popularity of boot cuffs, she tried on the various styles I had crocheted. They were all too frilly for boots that already make a statement. I made up this reversible boot cuff so that she would have an additional, but classic choice. I love the bird stitch so much that maybe I’ll use it in a matching scarf and hat! 

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: Measuring tape, yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker

Yarn: 2 skeins of Peaches & Crème, White
Substitutions: any worsted weight or 4 ply yarn

Gauge: doesn’t matter for this pattern. See measurement instructions.

Hook Size: H

Size: Standard Adult 12” before stretch

Measure just above boot for circumference. Subtract .5” for width of cuff.

Abbreviations Used:

st or sts – stitch or stitches
ch – chain stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
bpdc – back post double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
rnd(s) – round(s)
inv join – invisible join

Special Stitches:
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) and Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc): see the Moogly video

Post Style Side

Rnd 1: ch. 44 (or length in multiples of 2 required to achieve size), join, sc in same st, sc in each ch around, inv join to first sc (44)

Rnd 2: ch 2 (does not count as bpdc on any round), fpdc around same sc, bpdc next st, *fpdc, bpdc* around, join around the post of first fpdc (22 fpdc + 22 bpdc)

Rnd 3: ch 2, fpdc around same fpdc, bpdc around bpdc from previous row, *fpdc, bpdc* around, join around the post of first fpdc (22 fpdc + 22 bpdc)

Rnd 4-7: Repeat rnd 3 (22 fpdc + 22 bpdc)

 

Birdy Style Side

Rnd 8: ch 2, *hdc in same st, sl st in next st* around, insert stitch marker between last and first stitch of next round, do not join (skip ch 2 from previous round so count remains even)

Rnd 9-17: Repeat rnd 8 without joining (22 hdc, 22 sl st)

Note: if the rounds are done properly you will notice a diagonal pattern developing

Rnd 18: sc around, sl st twice, fasten off

 

I hope you enjoy the pdf version of this pattern here:

Birdy Reversible Style Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern PDF

We use sales of patterns and crocheted items to assist with homeschool costs. Thank you for supporting my family! You can find this pattern on Ravelry.

Copyright Notice:

You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it).

You may link in this way: Birdy Reversible Style Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern by Hannah at brightsideis.com.

If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at hannah@brightsideis.com as I am happy to help you. Thank you for supporting my family by purchasing a pattern. – Hannah

 

8 Things you never say to a pregnant woman

8 Things You NEVER Say to a Pregnant Woman

In my third trimester of my 4th pregnancy, I’ve endured an unreal amount of torture from flippant comments. I can’t even believe some of these myself considering I’ve remained outside of prison thus far. Here’s a list of actual comments I’ve received. Please pass them on to your friends who lack common sense.

  1. You’re pregnant?!? Why are you exclaiming this with such incredulity? Thanks for pointing out any number of things like I’m just fat enough to be riddled with this question or shouldn’t be pregnant for some reason. What would I do without you to remind me? For some, it may be due to the fact that I’m baking my 4th child, but that is not your business. Just say congratulations with a smile.
  2. You only have one in there? Yes JUST ONE. Once again, thanks for reminding me that I don’t just look pregnant, but fat. The hormones aren’t enough to depress me – I needed your help. Just say congratulations with a smile.
  3. Are you having twins? Review the last comment. And really?
  4. You’re doing this AGAIN?!? Once again, your incredulity is making me want to punch you in the face. Why is it your business how many times I am willing to go through incredible torture for the gift of an amazing & beautiful human being? I’m not going to list all the assumptions I think you are making right now (like how you think I can’t afford another child) so just say congratulations with a smile.
  5. Did you plan this?!? Why don’t you plan to keep your trap shut when you hear news that you aren’t exactly on board for? I’m all for transparency when it’s for a reason. This isn’t one of those reasons. Ask yourself, “Is it my business?”. Then just say congratulations and smile.
  6. Wow, you have a long way to go. Though I am intimately acquainted with my due date, somehow you thought it appropriate to remind me of the remaining months I’ll have to enjoy the rigors of pregnancy. Please, go offer your assistance to someone else or just say congratulations and smile.
  7. You must really love kids. I just can’t. Just say congratulations, smile, and don’t talk to me again.
  8. Good for you because I could never do it. Do I really need to translate how this comes across? Why don’t I start throwing out that comment for everything you have going on, like “wow, good for you marrying him because I could never do it”! Now how does it sound? Just say congratulations and smile.