Friday, November 29, 2013

Snowflake Hat

 I think this is my favorite hat I have made so far. The love the contrast between the red and white. And who can resist pom-poms? I made this based on a hat that I saw on Pinterest.
I used the basic hat pattern used on the Hello Kitty hats, but added pom-poms in place of the braids (can you tell I'm loving pom-poms right now?). For the applique I used the Star Snowflake pattern. I modified the pattern by using worsted weight yarn and a size G hook.


 This is my first amigurumi project. I think she turned out pretty cute.  I called it a Hug-a-Monster and gifted it to a little friend who needs lots of hugs. I added a heart around the eye (instead of a circle) and added cute pom-poms to make it more girly.
Pattern from CraftBits.

Hello Kitty in Purple

 Our little friend/neighbor was recently diagnosed with leukemia. She has started loosing her hair because of the chemotherapy. Her mom mentioned she like Hello Kitty, and that her favorite color is purple. So, of course I had to make a purple Hello Kitty hat for her. I hear she loves it!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Minnie Mouse Crocheted Hat

I made this Minnie Mouse hat for a cousin's little girl who loves to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I used the basic hat pattern from the Hello Kitty hat with a little bumpy stitch added for fun, then added the ears and bow inspired by this pattern. I think it turned out so cute and I hope the new owner will like it, too!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Siamese Cat Hat

E loves her cat. LOVES. After I made Miss A the Hello Kitty hat, she requested a cat hat, too, but could I make it look like her cat? We searched Ravelry to see what was out there, and what do you know! There was the perfect pattern! She asked that instead of making the eyes blue, could I please make them purple (her favorite color). The first hat I made I used the hat pattern from Hello Kitty, and the other elements from the Siamese Cat pattern. She LOVED it, and wore it NON STOP. The only time she ever took it off was at school (they aren't allowed to wear hats at school). But, she took it with her and wore it to and from. One sad, sad day the hat fell out of her bag on the way into school, never to be seen again. You would've thought her real cat had died for all the tears she shed. I promised her I'd make another one. This time I used the hat pattern from the Siamese Cat. It's a little too big, but she doesn't care. My only problem with this pattern is the eye size. It has instructions for small eyes (to be used on baby size hats) and large eyes. The large eyes seemed to big and the small eyes seemed too small. I let E decided what size eyes she wanted, and she chose the small. When I have the brain power to think about it, I'll have to see if I can make some that are in between. I also should have sewn on the ears in a curved line instead of a straight line. I think that would make them stand up. Right now they flop flat back. Ok, there is one more problem that I have with this hat. E wears it all the time. ALL. THE. TIME. Really, it's a bit of a problem. She even created her Halloween costume around it. At least I know she likes it. That's a huge understatement.  Siamese Cat hat pattern from Crochet by Jennifer found via Ravelry.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Owl Hat

My cousin requested an owl hat for her daughter who is the same age as Miss A (and sometimes I think the same person). I couldn't decide on one pattern, so I took what I liked from several different patterns that I found online and came up with what you see here. I think it turned out pretty cute. Maybe next time I won't make the ear flaps as long. Or maybe I'll leave off the braids and put pom-poms at the bottom of the flaps instead. The body of the hat and beak came from Slugs On The Refrigerator and can be downloaded here on Ravelry. If you're not a member of Ravelry you can join for free. I highly recommend it! You can find every pattern for anything you could imagine wanting to make.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hello, Hello Kitty!

Miss A likes Hello Kitty. A lot. I found this cute crocheted Hello Kitty hat pattern and whipped one up for her. It was so easy, and turned out so cute, I made another for my cousins daughter who likes Hello Kitty even more than A.  Pattern from Crochet in Color found via Ravelry.