Monday, August 27, 2012

Butterfly Hat

This hat was super fun and super quick. It's made for a kid so you'll have to adjust the pattern if you want adults sizes.
This Pattern is not mine. You can find it HERE

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Big Scarf

Over in my history I mention a project that took me months because I had no idea how to finish. Well that would be this scarf. It is super long for a scarf (I couldn't finish so I just kept going) It is thick and comfy and warm and so so so easy. I'm linking to a pattern but you don't really need one. It's Knit. And I only used the Knit stitch. So cast on, knit, knit, knit some more, cast off  :) Super simple. I thought I had some better photos but I can't seem to find them any where so here is one of my daughter wearing the scarf. We wrap it around her 3 or 4 times and it still touches the ground. She loves it!
You can find this pattern HERE

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Short and Long Gloves

Fingerless, actually. I have not tried anything with fingers yet... but it's on my to do list  :)
I loooooooooooooooooooooove fingerless gloves. Truth be told I had no idea they even existed until I started to crochet and now I'm an addict. Unfortunately every pair I've made so far has gone to someone else. This year I need to make a pair of my own... And I already have the perfect crazy rainbow yarn on hold for them.
One piece of advice for those new to crochet. The exact number of stitches and gauge on my hats doesn't really matter, you can see as your working how big a hat is going to be and change the pattern accordingly... NOT so with gloves. I mean, you could if you wanted to but then you'd have to remember to do the exact same thing again for the other one. With gloves they HAVE to match so be careful to follow patterns when making these.
This first pattern is a short one. Pretty simple and I liked them a lot.
The second one is longer and my favorite glove pattern to date. I've made it several times. I WILL be using this pattern when I make my own gloves this year. I just love it  :)
These patterns are not mine. You can find the short glove HERE and the long glove HERE

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Owl Hat

People LOVE owls. I do agree that they are pretty cool but I had no idea making this hat for my daughter would cause such a frenzy. The other girls in her class just had to have one too. I've made more owl hats than any other project I have done. I will say it's a fun quick hat so I don't mind. I just find it a bit curious I guess.
This pattern isn't mine. You can find it HERE

Monday, August 20, 2012

Puff Stitch Hat

This hat is the very first crochet project I finished successfully and I still love it. There are A LOT of mistakes, for example: my old wrong version of the single crochet stitch  :) But nobody seems to notice them but me. It is warm and big enough that I can pull it over my hair if its up in a pony tail. I love it!
This is not my pattern. You can find it HERE

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Divine Hat

I've made this hat twice now. The first time I had no idea what gauge was and I made it way too big. I love to wear it as a slouchy hat since I can get all my hair up into it. The second time I made it wnet a lot better. I like both hats but I don't think you can tell they are from the same pattern  :)
I can really see how much I've grown from one hat to the other.
This is the first one, loose and baggy.
And here is the second one. You can tell there is a big difference.
This is not my pattern. You can find it HERE

Friday, August 17, 2012

Scary Panda

I was excited when my sister Katey asked me for a panda hat. They are so cute and I new it'd be a fun pattern to work with. This pattern started out cute. I didn't follow it completely, the pattern I'm linking to has earflaps and braids and my sister didn't want those so I made it a normal beanie. It was so cute when I sent it to her.
But she didn't like the pupils so she cut them out and sent this photo to me... I think it looks way creepier but at least she's happy  :) 

This pattern is not mine. You can find it HERE
Oh and a fun tip. I have made this pattern another time and I did it with other colors besides black and white and it really made for a fun hat. I had a rainbow yarn in place of the black and a neon green in place of the white. The rainbow braids looked so cool! It was very trippy and very fun... sorry I forgot to take photos before I sent it off  :(

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Ok, I am sorry for yelling at you but seriously, SOCK MONKEY! I love them. I don't know why I just do. If I could have nothing but sock monkeys filling my house, I might do it  :) This one I made for my sister Maggie (for those of you that don't know me, there are 6 girls in my family so I'm not just calling everyone sister, I really do have all these sisters)
I am jealous that she got this one. I will be making a new one this year and I'm going to keep it! 
My daddy tried it on too  :)
This pattern is not mine, you can find it HERE

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Bunny Rabbit

I know I said the stinky fish was my favorite but now that I'm looking at these photos again, I may have changed my mind. Who can resist a cuddly bunny?
I've made this hat twice now. Once for my sister Emma and once for a cousin but it didn't fit so my daughter got to keep it  :) Even thought I make a lot of animal and charecter hats, I have to say I love animal hats that don't include the eyes. They are just way cuter to me.
This first black and blue one was for my sister
 This purple and white one was for my daughter. For this one I used purple and white yarn and just crocheted them together to get this cool look.
This pattern is not mine. You can find it HERE

Monday, August 13, 2012

Stinky Fish Hat

This one by far is my favorite hat I've made and it's the one I get the most comments on. I made it for my sister Elle. She goes fishing a lot and since she lives up north, she goes ice fishing too so this hat was just perfect for her. I made her a pair of matching fingerless gloves to go with it.
Here is my baby trying on the hat before we sent it to his auntie.

 And here are the photos my sister sent to me after she received her package.
These patterns are not mine. You can find the stinky fish HERE.
and I can't find the pattern for these gloves. It may have been one I wrote myself. I will update this post when I figure it out  :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Little Blue Engine

When I found this pattern I was so excited because my son is obsessed with a certain blue engine. I actually finished the number 1 and the wheel ear flaps included in the pattern but my son stole the hat from me before I got a chance to sew them on. He loved it so much, he actually slept in it the first few nights after I made it for him. I didn't have the exact colors called for but I'm very happy with the result.
This is not my pattern. You can find this cute pattern HERE

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Project fail

I am not perfect. Not even close I make mistakes a lot and they are even more noticeable when I crochet or knit. I thought it'd be fun to start of this blog (and I'm sure I'll post way more as this blog progresses) with one of my "failed" projects.
First up is the Floppy Crochet Hat. I found this project on ravelry (LOVE THEM) and at the time I had no idea how to do a single crochet. I really thought I did but I discovered later that I did it wrong. I can't even tell you what my version of a single crochet was. It sort of looks like I did a weird combination of chains and slip stitches but I'm really not sure. Thankfully I have forgotten and I've been doing it right ever since :)  
With my original version of the single crochet, I followed the pattern perfectly and it ended up full of holes and being rather tight (not floppy at all) on top and the bottom is big and boring since I didn't know the difference, or I ignored the front stitch and back stitch part of the pattern.

For those who are curious, I still have the fail hat... my daughter still wears it in public too :) And I have not gone back and made a new one but I am definitely adding it to my project list.

This is not my pattern. You can find out what this hat was supposed to look like by checking out the pattern HERE