Thursday, February 23, 2017

Courtesy of Joyce, a Crochet Hitty pattern for you!

Hitty image courtesy of Joyce

For everyone who has ever wanted a Hitty doll of their own, but could not wrap their mind around carving one, my friend Joyce has created a crochet version of this beloved travel doll.

Joyce was inspired by the Knit-Along on the Hitty's Knitty's yahoo group, but her prefered medium for doll creation is crochet, so she took on the challenge of creating Hitty with hooks, instead of needles.

Hitty image courtesy of Joyce

As you can see, Hitty Joy is just under 6 1/2 inches tall, crocheted with fingering weight yarn (Knit Picks Palette) and a size 1 and 2 steel hooks (2.25mm to 2.75mm).














 Images courtesy of Joyce


She has a simply embroidered face, and a move-able head.  This is a great way to add more personality to your doll.

The limbs are stuffed with pipe cleaners, and the body and head with fiberfill or wool batting.

Hitty images courtesy of Joyce

And best of all, a wig cap for her hair!  You can make a traditional Hitty style wig, or come up with your very own concoction.  Joyce includes a pattern for making this ringlet style wig, or you can find a more traditional wig pattern for your Hitty here:

Clothespeg Hitty Wig

And a drumroll please for:

 Hitty, A Crochet Doll

Thank you, Joyce, for sharing your doll and your considerable talent with us!

2/25/2017 Please Note!  The pattern for crochet Hitty has been updated to correct a couple of minor errors.  If you downloaded the pattern yesterday, please download the new one!
                                    
 

19 comments:

  1. Thank you Beth Ann for allowing me to occasionally post a pattern on your blog. Thank you for writing the introduction to the pattern and thank you for being my dear friend over the years. The Hitty wearing the black wig is from your popcorn curls wig and I'm so glad you linked to it. It is a perfect wig for Hitty. I truly appreciate this.

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    1. My pleasure, my dear friend and kindred spirit :-) What a joy that this beloved doll can now be created in crochet.

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  2. Hurray! Thank you Joyce for sharing your pattern and Beth for hosting it. I'm looking forward to trying this hooked Hitty as soon as I finish my Knitty Hittys. Yep, I'm making two at once. Long story.

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    1. I have started on mine! It is a great pattern and easy to follow, and any questions can be answered right here :-)

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  3. Gracias por compartir! Me encantan las muñecas pequeñitas!
    Un abrazo!

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    1. Pequeñas muñecas son mis favoritos también :-) ¡Disfrute!

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  4. Oh this is wonderful! I saw the pictures of crochet Hitty's on Flickr a day or two ago and was SO looking forward to your posting the pattern. Thank you so much, Joyce, for the pattern, and to Beth for posting-- and to both of you for the lovely crochet inspiration!

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    1. We hope you enjoy making your own crochet Hitty, Anna :-)

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  5. Oh how lovely thanks to both Joyce and you to Beth, will be next on my list after my current project thank you both so much x

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    1. Enjoy making your own Hitty, Amber :-)

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  6. Thank you all for your kind comments. It is my pleasure to submit this pattern for all to enjoy. So get out your hooks and let's make some Hitty's and play.

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    1. She is a wonderful way to have your own Hitty!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  8. She's beautiful! Many thanks to Joyce and Beth!

    Linda

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    1. I just made my second doll from this patter, and I am in love :-) Hope you enjoy making your own Hitty!

      warmly,

      Beth

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  9. How darling! I just love that last image. Wonderful! What talent.

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    1. Me too, Lois! I have made two Hitty's so far, and now am working on three more :-)

      Lovely to have you stop by,

      warmly,

      Beth

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