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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

All Star Crochet Blanket

When I saw a picture of this block from the All Star Crochet Blanket on Pinterest, I wanted to make it. I had never seen anything like it. I have a good friend who's birthday is in July, and she happens to love the 4th of July Holiday. I decided this would be a great gift to make for her. It wasn't hard, but it did take time. It took me about 2-3 months to complete (I've forgotten exactly). The pattern gave instructions for how to crochet and join as you go, but for the life of me I couldn't figure that part out. So, I completed all the blocks then joined them. Blocking the blanket after it was all put together made a HUGE difference.  It turned out great, and my friend loved it! The pattern is found in the book Crocheted Gifts: Irresistible Projects to Make & Give. I found it in our library.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hats, Hats & More Hats

Some ladies in my church have been knitting and crocheting hats to donate to charity. I chose to crochet my hats, because I'm much better and faster with the hook than with knitting needles. My goal was to crochet 10 hats. I was able to finish 13 hats before the collection day.

Baby Teething Biscuits

Baby Teething Biscuits that I crocheted using the leftover cotton yarn from the Newborn Elf Hat. What a brilliant idea! Dampen the buscuits, put in the fridge for an hour or two. Then, let the small person chew to their little hearts content to help sooth sore gums.
UPDATE!! Pattern can be purchased HERE found via Ravelry.
 Here is similar pattern for FREE (I haven't tried it).

Newborn Elf Hat

I crocheted this newborn elf hat as a baby gift for a good friend. She picked out the cute aqua and orange yarn to match a baby blanket she made . I love this hat. It's so cute, and quick to make up.
Pattern from Oodles 4 Noodles.