Tuesday, September 24, 2013

American Girl Hats and Ponchos

After learning how to make a basic beanie. I began learning how to add this cute visor. It took a few tries to get it right, but now I can pretty much tell when I am making the hat, how many stitches to add to the hat and how long to go out. This was my first one and the brim was really short.

Some of my later versions.


This is my favorite, and my daughter is begging me to make her a hat and cape to match her doll.
(So it is on my to-do list .)



Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Infinity Scarf

I just love this scarf. It works up really quick. I doubled it up and tied it, and added an old button cover I had laying around.

If you want to make one for yourself. You can get the pattern free here.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Chemo Crocheted Hats

I made these for my Mother In Law who is undergoing chemo now for stage IV bladder cancer. I wanted to make her some hats nice enough to wear out when she leaves the house.

This is a chemo turban I made. I just made a hat that was a little bigger and gathered the front and added a flower.


I got this pattern here. I just increased the rounds to make it larger for an adult.  IMG_0596

Friday, July 19, 2013

Newborn Sleepy Owl Hat

One of my latest creations. Fits newborn-6 months

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hobby Hall Creations

Here are two of the latest hats I made. I worked on these during Hobby Hall. Twice a month I meet with some friends and we work on our hobbies.

 I used this pattern to learn to make the mouth and eyes.
Once you know how to make a basic beanie. You can decide if you want
earflaps, what face you want, and if you want braids etc.
This is a newborn size owl hat I made. I began with a 12 inch chain, joined it and then began double crochet until I got to 5.5 inches. Then I closed up the top by chaining through both sides. I pinched the sides with bows to define the ears a bit, and added tassels. I also decided on letting the yarn hang freely at the bottom instead of chaining or braiding it.
I used this video for to learn how to do the sleepy owl eyes.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Boot Cuffs and Wrist Warmers with links.

Two of my latest creations. I made them from the same yarn so they would match.

Here are the boot cuffs. There is a bow on the side.You can click the link for the free pattern.
This one is easy to do as well.
Also once you learn some basic stitches it is easy to customize boot cuffs.

Here are the wristwarmers. Here is the link to the free tutorial. There are 3 tutorials,
 but the pattern is really easy to do and follow.
I actually made another pair for my daughter and made them much longer.
These are made shorter-because I had a limited amount of this yarn left.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

One of our friends recently had a little boy. Here he is pictured in the crochet hat I made for him.