Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
My Emily gets overheated very easily, so when I found this "Quick Fix" hat on www.vallieskids.blogspot.com, I knew it would be perfect for her. She loves blue, and I had some Jiffy in blue, which is a bulky weight yarn, the equivalent of the suggested 2 strands of worsted in the original pattern. I added 3 extra rows of sc, but I'm very happy with this quick and super easy hat. I do like the original designer's use of the 2 strands of worsted in blue and white. It adds a nice effect, but this is what I had on hand at the time.
Just finished working on a Lisa van Klaveren pattern called the "Slouchy Picot Hat". www.hollanddesigns.etsy.com. Lisa's patterns are all quite lovely. I can't wait to dive into her knit-look ones as well! I also whipped up another "Divine" hat from www.ravelry.com. This is a free pattern. I liked making it in the funky zebra/hot pink.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
www.ravelry.com. I actually knitted the flower.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Anyone who says that a crocheted newborn hat just isn't as soft as a knitted one knows nothing about crochet. I can say this since I do both and previously felt the same way, which is why I tended to migrate toward knitting. HOWEVER, with a few easy tricks, such as a softer/lighter yarn, larger hook than specified for the yarn, and a very simple yet versatile stitch, you can get all the stretch and softness as a knitted hat WITHOUT all the holes! Case in point: this sweet large preemie/small newborn apple hat. I just love this super simple pattern, and I love even more that I can give something so soft to someone with a newborn.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
These handmade crocheted hats are now available and on sale for $12 each. I call them "Apple Explosion" hats because they are an "explosion" of four very delicious apples: Gala, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith. It's a fun twist on a traditional apple hat.