Monday, December 1, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Hats: Day 4 - Adding Iron-on Patches to Crochet Work

All of my 12 Days of Christmas Hats were created as Christmas gifts for less fortunate students at my best friend's school in Nashville who do not have adequate winter wear. These patterns are available free of charge, but please consider making a donation here to help brighten a child's Christmas.

Have you ever tried adding an iron-on patch to crochet (or knit) work? I only ever exceeded in shrinking the work until I came up with this method. This is the perfect way for adding that extra special touch to your handmade gift.

The hat pictured is my Ruby Turban, but rounds 10-15 are worked in the back loop only to create some texture. It was made with Caron Simply Soft Party in Teal Sparkle.

Ruby Turban with Iron-On Patch
 
 

After you've made your hat (or blanket, or scarf, etc.), you'll need the following supplies to add an iron-on patch to it.

Material:
  • iron-on patch
  • felt that matches your yarn as closely as possible
  • needle and thread that matches the felt

Directions:

1. Following the directions for the iron-on patch, adhere it to the felt.

 
2. Trim the felt as closely to the patch as you can while still leaving a little border to use for sewing the patch onto the hat/other crochet work

 
3. Using the needle and thread, sew the patch on.


 That's it! It takes a little more work than just ironing the patch on, but the end result is totally worth it!



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