Monday, September 26, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Proof is in the Pudding (or the yarn ) . . . .

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

Electric Pumpkin Hat

How about something a little more bold for your newborn's first Halloween?? 

Apple Explosion Hats

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.