Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Baby Hats

A friend of mine has a six-month-old baby girl, Madison.  She found a picture on Pinterest of a baby in a cute newsboy hat and asked me if I could make something similar.  I searched for some patterns, my friend bought some yarn she liked, and here is what we ended up with: pure cuteness.

Pattern:  Cheri hat
Size Made:  6-12 months
Hook Size:  G, H
The flower was made using a Zinnia pattern that I found at
I had a bunch of extra yarn, so I decided to make another hat.  I couldn't help myself :)
Pattern:  Owl Hat
Size Made:  6-12 months
Hook Size:  H
These hats were so quick and satifying (and cute).  I think I may be addicted to making baby hats :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Summer Crafting: Taupe Cowl

I knit myself a cowl this summer also.  Today was the first day I wore it, so I took a couple of photos, finally.

Pattern:  Marian Cowl
Needles:  size 19 circular, 29 in.

The yarn feels nice against my skin, although it did leave lots of fuzzies on the sweater I was wearing.  This cowl will be great to wear on those cold, winter days that are coming our way.

Well, that's it for my summer crafting.  I did not do a lot of knitting and crocheting this summer, but I have already started the fall and winter crafting, so more posts to come soon.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Summer Crafting: Barefoot Sandals

No pattern, made just for fun.  I really like them.  I think I would like to make more, maybe beaded.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Summer Crafting: Yoda Hat

I love how this hat turned out.  I used some vintage yarn that I got on Craigslist, used a basic ear flap hat pattern, and added some ears and fiberfill for hair.  

Summer Crafting: City Girl and a Lesson in Gauge

All last winter I really wanted a hat to go with my new coat.  My husband was not happy with any of the hats I already owned because they did not match my awesome red shoes that I wear almost all winter long, so I decided to make myself a nice red hat.

Pattern:  City Girl
Hook Size:  Too big :(
I really like this pattern, especially the pattern that the post double crochet stitches create.  
I think I learned a valuable lesson about checking gauge for crochet projects.  I have never checked gauge for a crochet project, but I often do with knitting projects.  This hat works well if I slouch a lot of the hat to the back of my head, but as you can see, the hat is actually big enough to cover my entire head!   It's huge!  Oh well, I will probably still wear it this winter :)