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Girls’ Boho Halter Top Crochet Pattern

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We love this girls' boho halter top crochet pattern. It's fun, easy to make and perfect for hot summer days. #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict #crochettop

Girls’ Boho Halter Top Crochet Pattern

It seemed to take a while to get here this year but summer is officially in full swing. My daughter Noelle and I have moved up to the lake for the summer holidays and are soaking up the amazing weather. 

For me, time at the beach means time to crochet. Anyone who finds me at the beach will see me sitting with my crochet bag alongside my chair and with yarn and a hook in my hands. This year has been no different. My first project was a cute color block bag (coming shortly) and then this cute halter top for Noelle.

Sadly, this morning we dropped Noelle off at rhythmic gymnastics camp in the Okanagan. Now, it’s obviously not sad that she’s at gymnastics camp, she’s going to have an amazing time, but it’s just sad for me to be without Noelle for 2 weeks – the longest we’ve ever been away from each other ūüôĀ

If you aren’t familiar with the Okanagan in British Columbia, it’s an incredibly beautiful lake-filled valley where the average summer day is around 35 degrees Celcius in the summer. Needless to say, you want to remain as cool as possible when you’re there. This is where my idea for this cute halter top pattern comes in. After 9 hours of gymnastics training, starting early in the day, Noelle is going to be very hot after practice and will be heading right to the water to cool off. She might as well stay cool on the way to the beach or pool by wearing this breezy halter top.

We love this girls' boho halter top crochet pattern. It's fun, easy to make and perfect for hot summer days. #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict #crochettop

I’ve never made a crochet halter top before but I have to say, I absolutely love this top and it was super easy to make. I whipped it up in only a few hours. The most challenging part of the halter top is crocheting stitches together (double crochet 2 together) but once you’ve got that mastered (it’s really easy) you’ll have this adorable top made before you know it. Also, if you’re looking for something a little more modest, you could make the bottom part longer or add a fringe to cover more of the belly. 

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We love this girls' boho halter top crochet pattern. It's fun, easy to make and perfect for hot summer days. #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict #crochettop

Girls’ Boho Halter Top Crochet Pattern

NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

 

SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Intermediate

MATERIALS:

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sl = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 together

NOTES:

I made this halter top to fit my 12-year-old daughter who is quite small – probably closer to a 9-year-old. But, this pattern is very forgiving as far as size goes as it has the long ties that go around the back and are adjustable and adaptable. I would say this would fit most girls age 7 – 13.

We love this girls' boho halter top crochet pattern. It's fun, easy to make and perfect for hot summer days. #crochetpattern #crochetlove #crochetaddict #crochettop

PATTERN:

Chain 81

Row 1: Dc in the 3rd st from the hook and then dc in every chain until you reach the end. Fold the finished piece in half and place a stitch marker in the middle stitch so that you have the same number of stitches on either side of the stitch with the marker in it. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2: Ch2 (counts as first dc) and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until you reach the stitch before the stitch marker, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 3: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the stitch before the ch space from the previous row, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch (2 spaces with 1 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 4 – 12: Repeat Row 3 (If you’d like to make this halter top longer, this is where you’d add a few more rows)

Row 13: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x2  (4 spaces with 3 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 14: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x3  (6 spaces with 5 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 15: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x4 (8 spaces with 7 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 16: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x5 (10 spaces with 9 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 17: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x6 (12 spaces with 11 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 18: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x7 (14 spaces with 13 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 19: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x8 (16 spaces with 15 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 20: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x9 (18 spaces with 17 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 21: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x10 (20 spaces with 19 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 22: Ch2 and in the next stitch Dc2tog (Double crochet 2 together). Dc in each stitch until the middle of the row, before you reach the 2 stitches before the ch space from the previous row, *ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch, ch1, skip one stitch and dc into the next stitch* x11 (22 spaces with 21 dc in between) then dc in each stitch until you reach the 3rd stitch from the end. Dc2tog over the next 2 stitches and then dc into the top of the turning ch from the last row to finish off. Ch2 and turn.

Row 23: Ch3, dc, ch, *dc, ch* rep* across row, ending with ch3.

Row 24: Ch3, dc, ch, *dc, ch* rep* across row, ending with ch3.

Now, with the yarn still on your hook keep chaining until you‚Äôve reached the desired length for the top strap (I made it about 12‚ÄĚ long). Cut and tie into a tight knot at the end of the strap.

Finish

With your hook on the opposite side of the top of the halter top, attach yarn and chain a strap the same size as your first strap. Cut and tie into a tight knot at the end of the strap.

Next, with your hook in the bottom left corner, attach your yarn and chain a strap to your desired length (I made this strap about 10 inches long but my daughter has a very tiny torso, make your strap the appropriate size for the person who’s wearing it). Cut and tie into a tight knot at the end of the strap. Repeat on the right bottom corner to make the last corner.

If you’d like an embellishment, you could add fringe to the bottom of your halter at this point.

 

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Round Crochet Bag with Tassel, Tea Towel Crochet PatternDone In A Day Baby BlanketEasy Crochet Can CozyTulip Textured Crochet Dishcloth, Colorful Solid Granny Square DishclothEasy Cozy Crochet BlanketCrochet Beach BagOutland CowlCaps for a CauseCrochet Infinity ScarfCrochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

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Crochet Caps for a Cause Pattern

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Crochet Hat Pattern - great for beginners and to donate.

Crochet Beanie Pattern – great for beginners and to donate.

Crochet Caps for a Cause Pattern. Last week I had a new and exciting experience РI became a volunteer at our local hospital.  I originally created this blog to have a creative outlet but I had no idea the impact my readers would have on my life.  All the positive feedback and comments have helped me see that I have an opportunity and an obligation to give back .  My new volunteer job is to create and deliver art and activities for the pediatric and geriatric wards and to make hats and blankets for the maternity and neonatal intensive care units.  I delivered my first big package of materials and hats last week and it felt so amazing to be able to contribute to this wonderful cause.

In honour of this new endeavour in my life, I’m including the pattern for what I’m calling my “Caps for a Cause” crochet beanie. ¬†This is a very quick and simple pattern that even beginner crocheters can easily master. I crochet pretty slowly and I can make these hats in about 45 minutes (much less time for a preemie sized hat). These hats can be made in any size from preemie all the way to men’s large so this is a very versatile pattern.

If you’re new to the world of crochet and would like some help getting started, I would suggest some of the great crochet classes offered at Craftsy.

READER CHALLENGE

I’d also like to extend a challenge for any of my readers who are so inclined to join me in this volunteer effort. Hospitals are in great need of caps for newborns, preemies, and cancer patients. ¬†Blankets, shawls, wash clothes and toys are also in high demand. Most hospitals have volunteer programs for receiving knitted and crochet goods so I encourage ¬†you to donate if possible – oh, and please share your experiences with me in my comments section.

Crochet Caps for a Cause Pattern –¬†download pattern.

Materials:

  • A soft medium weight yarn. I used Red Heart Soft. Choose as many different colors as you’d like.
  • Crochet Hook ‚Äď US J10/6 mm. I used this larger hook size for the baby hats so that the hats were a little more airy and stretchy but feel free to use a smaller hook if you prefer.
  • Yarn or tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Basic Hat Directions:

Ch = chain, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, dc = double crochet (U.S.)

  1. Ch 5 and then join together into a ring with a sl st (keep all your stitches loose). Or use the magic ring method if you prefer.
  2. Round 1: Ch 2 and then make 12 double crochets into the ring. Join with sl st.
  3. Round 2: Ch 2 and then 2 dc into the same stitch. Now do 2 dc in each stitch around and then sl st to join.
  4. Round 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first stitch then 1 dc in the next and the repeat this pattern for the entire row. Sl st to join.
  5. Round 4: Ch 2,¬†2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next TWO stitches and repeat in this pattern for the entire row. Sl st to join. ¬†(*Hats for preemie babies skip to step 7 – note that hospitals ask that hats for preemie’s be a little bit longer so that they can fold back the edge of the hat)
  6. Round 5: Ch 2,¬†2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next THREE stitches and repeat in this pattern for the entire row. Sl st to join. (*For larger hat designs you’d just keep increasing the number of stitches between each dc by 1 until you get the size you’d like. Example: the next row would be¬†2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next FOUR stitches, the next row¬†would be¬†2 dc in the next stitch then 1 dc in the next FIVE stitches, etc…)
  7. Rounds 6-12: Ch 2, double crochet in each stitch and join with a slip stitch.  Continue this for each row until the hat is as long as you want it. (I usually do 6 rows for my baby hats)
  8. Final row, chain 1 and then sc in each stitch and slip stitch to join (keep this last row loose or else it will make the hat too tight at the bottom).
  9. Fasten off and weave the ends into the hat using your yarn/tapestry needle.

For the striped hat design just alternate different colors for each row (and add a third colour in the second last row of dc’s if you’d like). ¬†For the hat with the second color along the rim, change the color in your last row of dc’s and then keep that color for step 8. I really like having at least 2 colors in the hat design, it just makes it a little more exciting to look at and you can have fun coming up with contrasting colors.

To add the single woven thread through the hat, thread your tapestry needle with a piece of yarn about 24″ long. Starting at the back seam of the hat,¬†weave in the yarn and tie in with a knot and then weave in and out of each stitch around one row. See photo below for exactly where you put your needle through to get the same design I’ve done. When you’re done the row fasten off and weave in any ends.

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Crochet Cat Bed, Crochet iPhone Case, Easy-Peasy Crochet Beanie, Crochet Infinity Scarf

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Thanks for reading!

~ Jamey

Basic Crochet Hat Pattern - Perfect for donating to hospitals.

Basic Crochet Hat Pattern – Perfect for donating to maternity and neonatal intensive care units.

Update: Here’s the pile of hats that Noelle and I took to the hospital on New Year’s day… what a positive way to start off a new year.

Hat donations

Hat donations

 

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