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.