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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hobby Hall crafts

I am really fortunate to be able to meet with some other ladies a couple times a month. We snack, talk and craft together.

I was able to finish up a couple projects today. The first thing I made was some wrist warmers. I used the forever 21 stitch. (I mentioned that in my last post.) It is based on skipping a stitch, doing 2 trebles and going back with a double crochet in the missed stitch. Anyway the wrist warmers are made out of the same stitch. So all you do is make a flat panel and sew the sides together.The thumb holes are already there because that stitch makes the holes.

I finished up this Sponge bob hat. (For my nephew, Keegan) I didn't use a pattern.
 I just went and looked at various hats and made it.

I am so proud of Lexi, she made her first loom knit beanie today. I made the bow to go on it.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Forever 21 Knock off scarf and hat

I recently found this great tutorial on making this scarf. I loved the stitch so much I decided to make a hat using the same stitch to match. I love the vintage look that this stitch gives.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Matching Girl and Doll toboggans

The weather outside has been perfect for these hats.
 I even made a matching one for an  American Girl doll.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Crocheted Camo Newsboy Hat

I saw this cute Newsboy type hat the other day on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try. I have made different ones before. I really like the way the brim is done on this one. The yarn I chose is a very soft yarn so the brim doesn't hold up as stiff as a worsted weight yarn does. But it is easy to mold it.

I think It turned out really cute.

Here is the link to the pattern I used. The yarn has greens, and shades of brown which makes it great for a guy or a girl. And I cannot believe I actually got my son to model it for me.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Name Wall Art

Lexi wanted to get rid of some stuff in her room that made it feel "too little girlish", so I picked her out some new bedding. With Leopard and Hearts. She also wanted her name art re-done.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Owl Hats

This is my very first crocheted owl hat. I used this tutorial to learn how to do it.

This is the 2nd one I created and I chose to go with a square version. You just crochet a foundation chain the circumference of the head size. Join with Slip Stitch and continue crocheting in the round.
Once you get the length you want you sew the tops together with yarn.
Then you just make the eyes, etc.

This is the last one I made, I did it similar to the 2nd one, but I decreased some at the top, to bring it in and make it a little smaller. I also customized the eye brows myself.

Sock Monkey Hat

This is a sock monkey hat I made for my grandson Kylan. I used 2 tutorials for it.
I used this one for the hat and the ears.
I used this video to learn how to make the puffier snout.
I think both videos are great for learning how to make the hat.
But I do prefer to double crochet instead of single crochet. The first video uses a
double crochet pattern, (which works up faster than a single chain.) So that is why I use two different tutorials and patterns. Taking what I like from each source.

Football Beanie

Here is a darling little football beanie I made for my grandson, Kylan.

Here is the link to the tutorial I used to make it.

Crocheted Newsboy Hat


Crocheted Puff Stitch Hat

I am really excited about creating this Puff Stitch Hat. I used this video. To complete the hat. There are several different videos. I think 4 or 5 in this series.

 Here are the pictures of the completed project. I chose very soft, slightly varigated yarn. I also wanted some colors that would work well for Easter.

One thing you really have to learn in crocheting is that you may have to tear your work out at times. I noticed my puff stitches were pretty loose, and my chains for the brim ended up very tight. So this hat should fit Lexi above. (But when I first finished it, it didn't. ) I was way too tight, I would have fit a 3-6 month old child, but then would have looked like a Pillsbury dough boy hat on the child. So I ripped out the last 4 rows of chain stitches. Having to literally use scissors to cut them out. Then I re-crocheted those 4 rows, using a bigger hook and making sure I used a looser stitch. Which ended up with the result above. (The hat fitting.)
In the video she adds a darling little scallop for the last row, and also 4 chains to be sewn around the bottom of the hat, and also adds a crocheted button cover. (It is so precious, and definitely vintage looking.) But Lexi said it was too dressy for her, so I stopped here. I added a flower, and thought this one was dressier than a crocheted flower would have been. This flower is just pinned on.  If you decide to give this hat a go, have patience, but have fun. I really did enjoy learning this new "puff stitch" and love the look of the hat too. And the hat itself works up quick, adding on the extras takes some time though. (Oh and you might want to grab a larger hook -at least one or two sizes up for the chains at the bottom.)

Valentine Eyes Sock Monkey Hats

If you notice herem the location of the ears is really important. I got them a little too high in the 2nd hat, and think it looks more like a "bear monkey" I also think adding the stripe at the top of the hat looks more like the monkey is wearing a beanie.