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Crafty Sassy: Crochet Adult Size Dragon Ball Z Goku Hat (Easy)

Hey dearies! Today I am back with a NEW pattern that I had to try and recreate. As you all know, some patterns can be available for a limited time or a price. A lot of creators rather create the items instead of having an option to buy the pattern.

Especially, if you know someone or really want something that they have created. Well, that’s what happened to me. As I was scrolling on Pinterest, I happened to see this hat set:2019-05-21.png

As soon as I saw it, I showed it to my fiance, who is a HUGE Dragon Ball Z fan and loved it! So, I looked into seeing if there was a pattern or someone who sells the pattern itself. Sadly, I didn’t get a pattern or couldn’t purchase a pattern.

When you can’t get a pattern, what do you do?

Recreate it, of course! Now, this was a simple recreate because the beanie is simple and those patterns are free, but I put a little twist to mine. I’m going to show you how to make the orange hat, the green one I am still currently looking for another pattern for the antenna’s, but once I do, I’ll have that pattern up for you all!

Let’s talk about what you will need:

  • Medium Size Yarn (In Orange, Black, and White)
    • I used Red Heart Super Saver Pumpkin, since I still have a huge skein of that left and same with the white.
    • I also used I Love This Yarn for the black, since I didn’t have any Red Heart in black.
  • 5.0mm
    • You can change the hook size to a 5.5mm or 6.0mm because the beanie will be really snug when it’s finished.
  • Sewing Needle
  • Scissors

*Note: This size fits an adult. My fiance’s head size is 21 inches, but I did adjust the pattern so that it wasn’t so tight. If anyone wants me to re-adjust the size if you want me to make one for the kiddos or baby sizes!

Let’s Begin!

-Hat-

Starting with the orange yarn, chain 5 and slip stitch in the first stitch chain to form a loop

Row 1: Chain 2. Make 10 double crochets in the loop. Join at the top of the first double crochet with a slip stitch. (10)

Row 2: Chain 2. Make two double crochets in each stitch. Join as you did before in row 1. (20)

Row 3: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the first stitch, Make 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (30)

Row 4: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 2 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat *around. Join. (40)

Row 5: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 3 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (50)

Row 6: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 4 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (60)

Row 7: Chain 2. * Double crochet in the next 5 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (70)

Row 8: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 6 stitches, 2 double crochet in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (80)

Row 9-15: Chain 2. Double crochet in each stitch. Join. (80)

Row 16-19: Switch to the black yarn. Chain 2. Double crochet in each stitch. Join. (80)

Row 20: Chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch. Join. Fasten off. (80)

Now that our hat is done, we need to create the circle part.

-Symbol Base (White circle)-

Grab the white yarn, chain 5 and slip stitch into the first chain to create a loop.

Row 1: Chain 2. Make 10 double crochets in the loop. Join. (10)

Row 2: Chain 2. Make 2 double crochets in every stitch. (20)

Row 3: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the first stitch, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (20)

Row 4: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 2 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat * around. Join. (30)

Row 5: Chain 2. *Double crochet in the next 3 stitches, 2 double crochets in the next stitch* Repeat *around. Join. (40)

Row 6: Chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch. Join

Row 7: Change to black yarn. Chain 1. Single crochet in each stitch. Join. Fasten off.

The next part is totally up to you. My fiance didn’t want the symbol that they had, in the original picture, so he wanted me to do this symbol instead:

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I’m sorry that I don’t know the symbols, but this is what he chose. You have to do one of two things to get the symbol on the white piece.

  1. Sew on the symbol.
  2. Puffy Paint it on.

I’ve never used puffy paint, but I wanted to give it a try and still give the ‘3D’ effect. I can sew, but let’s be honest, I got very frustrated on trying to do so. The good thing about sewing is that you can pull it from your project.

Here’s how the puffy paint came out:

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You don’t have to do either of the symbols, get creative and put whatever you would like!

Once you are done with the symbol, make sure that if you used the puffy paint, let it dry for about 4 hours before touching it or doing this next step.

Take your hat and white symbol circle, grab some black yarn and sew on the circle symbol piece to the hat. And you should be all set to wear it!

I’m going to try my best and create the other hat, but make sure you are following my Facebook page! I usually update when I’m about to create a new pattern or if you want to suggest any ideas that you would like me to recreate!

 

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Unforgotten – Chapter 18

If you haven’t read Chapter 17, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/05/13/unforgotten-chapter-17/

Athena’s P.O.V.
As we all stood around in our elemental spots, Elle was handing us all a candle. Our Aunt Marie and James stood in the middle. As Elle approached me, she told me that I would be starting the ritual again.

“I’ll repeat what you have to say if you need me too.” She told me, handing me a green candle as I gave her a smile. I felt comfortable doing it by myself, but I needed to know what I had to say, especially since we are doing the ritual to change vampire back to humans.

“Is everything the same as the last ritual we did?” I asked as she nodded.

“The only thing that will be different, is that after we summon all the elements into the circle, you need to say one more thing before it is complete. I’ve already given James and Marie the potion. We are ready when you are.” Elle smiled as she headed over Roxi, handing her candle.

Each of us lit our candles. Dean smirked as I gazed over at him. I gave him a smiled and then took a deep breath to relax me. I was so nervous that something would go wrong. I closed my eyes and chanted: ‘Ego autem in terra circulus receperint.’

I opened them to see my flame get brighter. I carefully placed my candle on top of my stone, that glowed green. Slowly, I walked towards Roxi, as she gave me a smile, but I knew she was nervous as I. I closed my eyes once more and chanted: ‘Nunc receperint Aeris circulus.’

I opened them and saw her flame get brighter, as did the stone she stood on. I looked over to Elle as she nodded with approval. I then headed over to Dean. I noticed a smile appeared on his face, as I approached.

Standing in front of him, once again, I closed my eyes and chanted: ‘Nunc receperint pinguibus ignis Adfixus circulus.’

His flame grew brighter, as I slowly walked away towards my brother. He looked nervous, but seeing how I was, he relaxed his shoulders. Closing my eyes, I chanted: ‘Nunc receperint aqua circulus.’

I smiled how my brother flame got brighter. I headed towards the center of the circle where James and Aunt Marie were standing. I lifted the candle and stood in front of them. My Aunt Marie gave me a soft smile before I closed my eyes and chanted: ‘Nunc receperint Spiritus circulus.’

All of the elements started to glow as the ritual was almost completed. I looked over at Elle, as she had a smile on her face. “Now, Marie and James, you will need to stand looking at each other, holding the purple candle. Once Athena is back on her stone holding her candle, you will all chant ‘Beati eritis. Reduc eos maledictio data apou.'”

I nodded as I handed the candle over to my Aunt and James. The stood facing each other as I headed back to my candle. Once I was there, I closed my eyes and we all chanted: ‘Beati eritis. Reduc eos maledictio data apou.’, three times.

Opening my eyes, I saw everyone’s candles were out, but the Spiritual candle wasn’t. The Spiritual stone was also the only stone that was glowing. We all stood there amazed. I didn’t understand if we did it or not, but Elle seemed excited.

“Well, are we human or not?” James asked as Elle came towards him and smiled. I looked over and saw my Aunt Marie smiling and started to cry some tears.

“Well, you aren’t just human now, you are both the new Spiritual Element Leaders we have been waiting for.” Elle said as she blew out the candle and smiled at them both. She looked at James and smirked. “I knew there was something about you that was special, young man, but I never thought in a million years that we would see this happen in a ritual!”

I smiled as Dean came over and hugged me. His scent wrapped around me wanted me to kiss him, but I returned the smile. He leaned closer to my ear and whispered, “Come with me, I want to show you something.” I looked up and nodded.

Roxi and Logan kept talking as Elle was taking care of the candles and explaining to James everything that we had already heard. Dean and I snuck out, him holding my hand, as we laughed. I had no idea what he wanted to show me, but I was curious to know.

No one was in the main hall, but we headed toward the Fire Hall, which I have never been. The longer we walked down the hall, the hotter it got. Once we entered, it we were walking on a stone bridge, he held my hand as we crossed it.

I looked up to see a stone-like castle, covered in vines that climbed the walls. We started walking up the steps as he let go of my hand to open the old wooden door. My eyes were amazed at how incredible the castle was.

“Coming?” Dean asked as I looked back at him, still amazed with his home. I have always loved castles and fairy tails, but this was in-between an evil castle and a kings castle. As I entered into it, we were in a throne type room, with two staircases that were on each side of his elemental throne chair.

Dean grabbed my hand, as we headed up towards the stairs. As we went through the hall, there were 3 rooms. The one of the left, was a library, the one on the right was an extra room, and the only in the middle had another giant wooden doorway. Entering inside of it, there was a master bedroom.

It wasn’t as messy as I thought it would be. I always thought there would be his clothes everywhere or the bed wasn’t made, but it was spotless. I was shocked. “I never expected your room to be so clean.” I said as he chuckled, laying on his bed.

“You think I was a slob?” He joked as I laughed.

“Well, a little, but I’m kinda jealous,” I said, laying down with him on the bed. “I wished I was more organized like you.” I looked over at him and held my head up by my arm.

“Maybe I’ll surprise you some time and do it randomly someday for you.” He smiled as I leaned over and kissed his cheek.

“I’d like that.” I replied, as he leaned into my face and placed a soft kiss on my lips. It was gentle but soft. When he pulled away, I was sad, knowing that I wanted more from him.

“So, what was it that you wanted to show me?”

“This, my hall. I’ve always liked your hall better since there is more to do than in here.” He spoke as he stood up and walked over to the balcony, looking over at a warm red colored water that was flowing down some rocks below.

I followed him, looking over at the view as well. “So, do you have any duties?”

“Yeah, but I usually don’t have to do them, unless Elle tells me too or I’m angry and want something I can put my angry out.” He paused and looked over at me. “I make weapons, tools, and mine a bit, but I rather be spending it with you.”

I felt my cheeks blush. I didn’t know what to say, other than I didn’t want to make any promises to him that I couldn’t keep. Ricky was still alive, but I have felt that I have mourned him. Dean, on the other hand, is something that could be very dangerous for me to act on.

I gave him a friendly smile. “I’ve got to go. I want to see my parents for a little bit. Thank you for showing me your hall. I love the old fashion style it has to it.” I then left his castle and headed back to the main hall.

Chapter 19: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/06/10/unforgotten-chapter-19/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!

Posted in Crochet Blanket 2019

Temperature Blanket Update 2019: April

Hey Dearies! I know I’m a little behind on the update, but I was currently out of the 50-degree yarn and of course, it was the last square for April. The yarn FINALLY came in yesterday, so I was able to finish up April.

So, this month, as you can see, we are starting to warm up a little more! Although it did rain quite a bit in April, we did have some nice days! We haven’t hit 70-degree weather, yet, but I’m pretty sure that we will see some next month for sure!

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January, February, March, and April!

Now, as you can see, this blanket is getting pretty big! The more we get into summer, we will start to see the rise in temperatures quite a bit. In Maine, once it gets hot, it gets hot pretty quick before it stays like it.

Right now, this is my kind of weather. Not too hot, but not too cold. Just enough where you might need a sweatshirt, but even if you sit in the sun, you won’t want to have keep taking it off.

Just in case you forgot what colors and yarn I’m using, here it is:

 

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100 degrees – Fire Red (I Love This Yarn)
90 degrees – Pumpkin (Red Heart Super Saver)
80 degrees – Bright Yellow (Red Heart Super Saver)
70 degrees – Jelly Bean (I Love This Yarn)
60 degrees – Green (Main Stays Basic Yarn)
50 degrees – Turqia (Red Heart Super Saver)
40 degrees – Soft Blue (I Love This Yarn)
30 degrees – Dark Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver) *Changed to the following – Violet (Red Heart With Love)
20 degrees – Orchid (I Love This Yarn) *Changed to the following – Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver)
10 and below – Light Gray (I Love This Yarn)

How do you tell which color to use?

I, personally, go with the overall temperature. So, let’s go by today, for example.

Today in Maine, the overall temperature is 17 degrees. I would choose the light gray.

Let’s say that it was an overall temperature of 22 degrees, I would choose the Orchid color. All my temperatures, for my colored yarn, has to have the same number first number. If that makes any sense, I’m sorry if it doesn’t!

What was the highest temperature for this month?

We are still in that 60-degrees mark. We haven’t hit 70-degrees, yet, but we were pretty close to it. As we begin May, we should at least see a few days that will hit 70-degrees.

What was the lowest temperature for this month?

We didn’t get as cold as 20-degrees is, but we did have a few days that were pretty low, which was 30-degrees

Do you post daily updates?

Yes, I do. On my Facebook page, I post a picture of the square for each day. I also tried to post every week’s worth, but it was hard to keep track of, so I’ll be posting monthly and daily instead.

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Page, here is the link below! It keeps you posted and updated on my temperature blanket and any updates for my blog and YouTube channel, as well!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

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Unforgotten – Chapter 17

If you haven’t read Chapter 16, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/04/29/unforgotten-chapter-16/

Logan’s P.O.V.
“We really have to stop,” I said, pulling myself away from Roxi. “I know you want to go further, so do I, but you know we can’t.”

She frowned. “Alright then, I’ll see you tomorrow.” She said, but before she could walk away, I grabbed her wrist and placed my lips on hers. She smiled as I pressed our foreheads together.

“Good night.” I saw, as her smile grew.

“Night.” Roxi walked away, as I looked over at the ocean. My phone started to ring.
I saw the caller I.D. pop up as ‘Unknown’, I let it go to voicemail. As I walked over to my place, my phone went off again. Same person, but I sent it to voicemail. Who the hell would be calling me from an unknown number?

It rang once more, I was so frustrated I ended up picking it up. “Who the hell is this?” I asked as I waited for someone to answer.

“Logan, it’s me, Ricky.” I couldn’t believe it, but Athena did say that he could still be alive, I just thought that it wasn’t true, but now, I don’t know what to believe.
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Ricky’s P.O.V.
“Are you really alive?” I heard Logan ask, but I didn’t have time to chit chat.

“Yes, but I can’t talk for long. You need to listen to me.” I said as I paused. “My dad, isn’t who he says he is. He did something to me and now, I’m going to be set free.”

“That’s great, right?” Logan said, but he cut himself off. “Ricky, what do you mean he did something?”

I looked over and saw shadows coming closer towards the room I was stuck in. “I’ve got to go, but I needed to warn you guys both.” I paused. “Whatever you do, kill me. Tell Athena that I love her.” I hung up and smashed the phone into the floor. I quickly picked up the pieces and threw them in the trash.

I looked over and my father was staring me down, holding a set of clothes. “Now my boy, it’s time to do me a favor.” An evil grin appeared on his face, as I felt chills running up my back.

Two men dressed in black entered the room, I backed away from them as much as I could, but they grabbed me.

“Let go of me!” I snapped as I threw the guy on the left on the ground, as the other guy was trying to restrain me. Holy crap, how did I get this strong? I looked over as the guy on the left got back up and stuck a needle into my neck. “I won’t let you get away with this.” I said, staring into my father’s eyes.

My body started to weaken as I tired to break through from it. “But you see.” My father spoke, as my eyes started to close. “I already have.” He laughed as I closed my eyes once more and fell to the ground.
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Logan’s P.O.V.
I ran as fast as I could, running out of my hall. I passed Roxi as I heard her call my name. I ran into my sister’s hall as I saw she was sitting on her swing with Dean.

“Athena, it’s Ricky.” I spoke as I stopped to catch my breath. “You were right, he’s alive.”

She stood up, as I could see the shocked look on her face. She never thought that her visions would be true, but Ricky was alive. I heard him, but I cringed at the fact that we would have to kill him. I wanted to know if there was a way to fix him.

“H-how do you know?” She asked as I pulled out my phone.

“He called me, but listen we don’t have much time. We have to tell the others.” I said, grabbing her arm as Dean approached us.

“What do you mean to tell the others? What’s going on?” Dean asked as I sighed. I looked into my sister’s eyes, as I didn’t want to tell her that we really had to kill him, but I wanted to give her hope.

“Just, let’s go into the main hall and I’ll explain it.” I spoke as we all rushed into the main hall, Roxi was waiting for us as was Elle, Roxi must of told her somethin was going on with me.

I saw that in Elle’s eyes, she could tell something was wrong, just from looking at me. She nodded to me as I grabbed my cell phone. “Call her.” Elle spoke as everyone else looked at her. I nodded and called our Aunt Marie.

It rang once before she picked up. “Logan, is everything alright? We are almost there.”

“I’m not sure, but you are on speaker.” I said as I took a deep breath. “I got a call from Ricky, he’s alive, but he told me that his father wasn’t who he thought he was. So, with that being said, Athena was right, but she was also right that he did do something to Ricky. I’m not sure what it was, but he couldn’t explain it to me.” I said as Athena looked worried.

“Did he say anything else before you got off the phone with him?” Aunt Marie asked as I didn’t want to say it, but I could see Athena’s eyes were starting to get watered.

“He said that whatever we do, we would have to kill him.” I said, Athena started to cry, as Dean held her in his arms. “Unless Elle or know might know if we can help him or not.”
Elle looked puzzled, as I could see she was trying to think. “Now, Athena, what was it that you saw happened to Ricky.” Elle asked as she quickly move over to her, pulling her hand into hers. “Relax and think back to that. I’ll be able to pull as much information as I can.”

Elle had her eyes closed for a second or two before opening them and looking over to me. “It’s just as I feared.” She said, walking over to me and taking the phone from my hand. “Marie, dear. Get here as fast as you can. We need to try and turn you human before they get here.” Elle hung up the phone and handed it back to me.

“Okay, seriously, what the hell is going on?” Dean spoke up as I looked over at Elle.

“You’re uncle just created the first hybrid of the century. Get into your spiral outfits and we will meet back in the Spirit Hall. We are doing this for real. Be ready.” Elle walked back over to the potions and grabbed a purple vial, handing it to me. “Logan, take this. You and Athena are the only ones that can leave. Get ready and make sure to give this to your Aunt.” I nodded as Elle quickly got to work on something.

I walked over to Athena and hugged her. “Get ready, I’ll met up with Athena. You, Dean, and Roxi keep looking for a cure for a hybrid. I don’t want to lose our best friend a second time.” I pulled away and gave her a faint smile.

“No, I’ll go up there with you.” She argued, I nodded and we all rushed off to get ready.
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“Elle, be honest with me.” I asked as she was gathering the candles for the ritual. “Do we have a choice? Or do we really have to kill him?” She kept gathering things as I waited for her to reply.

“Sadly, we must. It is the only way we will be able to keep peace on this Earth.” She looked over at me. “We have made bargains with the Vampires and Werewolf clans. As long as we can live civilly with everyone, no harm would come to anyone. Hybrids are a mix of both and we have tried many times to welcome them to live in peace with us, but they have refused.”

I didn’t understand why this was such a big deal. I could see that Elle noticed my frustrations, but Ricky wouldn’t be like that, at all.

“I know your friend has been a wonderful best friend, but when he is a Hybrid, it’s harder for the good to show from the bad. Hybrids have been wanting to control all for centuries. That’s why they are forbidden, but somehow, someway, they are reborn. We have to fight to keep the peace, otherwise, this world would be destroyed.” She gave be a comforting smile. “There is pure good in you, Logan, but this is something we can not save.”

I walked away from her and headed outside the tree. I stood there, in my ritual clothes, looking back at the parking lot, waiting for my Aunt. I didn’t understand why we couldn’t live in peace with them all. It just doesn’t make any sense.

There has to be a way, whether I create a way or not, but there has to be some way to help Ricky, or change his Hybrid ways.
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Athena’s P.O.V.
“Where’s Logan?” I asked, as I entered back in the main hall. Dean and Roxi were looking through scroll and books to see if anything could help us with Ricky. I didn’t want us to kill him, just because of who he changed to be.

“He just left the tree.” Roxi spoke, as she didn’t look up at me. I quickly left the tree, Logan was standing there, looking over at the parking lot. My mother, father, James, and Aunt Marie, were all there.

I wanted to run in my father’s arms, but I stood and waited for them to walk over to us. I was nervous to see my mother. Last time we both saw her, she had left us to go back home. I was afraid of what she was going to stay.

“Athena, take this.” Elle said as I walked back in the stairs and grabbed what she had. “Tell your parents to put these on, and they may enter. Here is another vial for James, as well.” I smiled back at her as she nodded to me and went back inside.

I stood next to Logan as our parents came up to hug us. “My babies!” My mother said, wrapping her arms around both of us. Logan pulled away and handed our Aunt Marie the vial.

“We have to all get inside. There is something coming.” Logan said, as I handed our parents the necklace and James the other vial. “Keep your necklaces on at all times.” My father nodded, but my mother’s expression changed from being happy, to being worried, and maybe a little angry.

“We will explain inside.” I told her as our parents put the necklaces on. “Please, we need to get inside now.”

Aunt Marie and James drank the vials and we all entered inside the tree. The entrance closed shut, as we all were in. Elle was waiting for us. Aunt Marie gave her a hug, but Elle pulled away. “Now is not the time for hugs.”

“I know, where do you want me?” Aunt Marie asked, as Elle nodded towards the Spiritual Hall, but before Aunt Marie left, Elle looked over at James.

“You, follow her. You shall be changed to be human as well.” Elle said, surprising Logan and I, as she spoke. “Now, listen. You two must stay here, for now. Until it is safe. The Water and Earth hall are your children’s rooms, you may go and visit, but your children have a ritual to complete. The Spiritual Hall is off limits.”

My father nodded, as did my mother, she seemed scared, but my father held her hand. “We have to go, but we won’t be long,” I said as Logan and I started to head for the Spiritual Hall. I was stopped by someone grabbing my arm.

“You need to tell us what is going on, Athena.” My mother said, as her grip got tighter. I pulled my arm loose from her grasp and sighed.

“Ricky is alive, but something evil has happened to him. Aunt Marie has to become the leader of the Spiritual Element, so we can hopefully stop him but at this moment.” I pause and took a deep breath.

“We have to kill him.” Saying the words stung me as my heart ache. Never in a million years did I ever think I would have to end up killing my best friend and my first love.

Chapter 18: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/05/21/unforgotten-chapter-18/

New chapters will be posted every Monday! Can’t wait til then? Check out the book on Wattpad! Search ‘katieasehl’, not only will you find this book, but other’s that I’ve finished or currently working on!