Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I've wanted to crochet some flowers to put on my hats. I got about 5 or 6 of them with flowers when I gave them away. Here are 3 of them.

The first flower is from the book 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet and the 2nd is a simple rosette pattern that can be found free at Lion's Brand Yarn. Sadly I did the 3rd one a long time ago and don't remember where I got the pattern. I think it came from another hat pattern and I just took the flower part and put it on that hat. I seem to have an easy time of crocheting the flower and then a hard time of putting them together. Usually takes me just as long to stitch them together correctly as it takes to crochet them! It's pretty much what kept me from making more flowers, I'd read the end and see what it took to finish it and if my brain stopped working, I'd move on to the next pattern. I think I need more flower practice.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hat 29!!

Today I Finally after much procrastination dropped off my hats!!! My mom's birthday was on the 8th so I was 3 days late with her present. But as my husband said, she'd probably say "SOO?!?! I also took the Chemo nurses some doughnuts since they work hard and deserve something too! It's a nice big weight off my shoulder to get that done and I hope people like the hats I made.

Here's the last hat I made of all the hats I dropped off. This one is made out of some spare white and brown yarn and some green Eco yarn from Caron. Yes, I seem to be semi-addicted to that yarn. They come in such nice colors and the fact that it's soft and has no wool just makes it perfect for the hats. I just wish it came a little bit thicker. The flower is large, but I thought it went along nicely with the hat. And as usual, I put it on a pin so it's removable.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hat 28

This is a pretty simple hat using the Bamboo yarn I have and a ball of some shiny white yarn that was in my yarn drawers. It looks much nicer than the picture shows since that white yarn is very pretty.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hat 27

Here is a simple straight forward beanie hat made with a wool type yarn from my stash. Recently I got the book 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet so figured the hat could use a little color. It was a pretty simple flower to make and I love how it looks on the hat. I also put the flower on a pin so you can take the flower off if you really aren't into it or want to move it to a different place.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hat 26!

Yes Yes, I'm still working on my hats! And yes yes, It's December..so I've been pushing myself to get all the finishing touches done. They are about ready to go, made the tags, got all the pictures taken and either this week or next week I'll take them in. I was thinking that the 8th was my mom's birthday so that would be a nice birthday gift for her.

On to the hat! Here is hat 26 and it's made with Lion Brand's Homespun yarn in Colonial Blue.
I actually bought the yarn a long time ago when I first started crocheting and had a really hard time making a hat with it so gave it up and put it on the side. I figured I had a little practice with annoying yarns since then so I'd try again! I made sure to make it easy with a double crochet, but the holes are pretty small since the yarn is err..wiggly? The blue is so pretty, I love this simple hat for that alone. I made it a bit long so you can flip it up to make it tight on your head or you can make the brim short and have the hat a bit poofy. Made the top part slightly poofy in case someone wants to wear it that way. Ok, so maybe I didn't plan that part out, but turned out to be the case and I thought it looked pretty good that way too. Oh, and btw, that yarn is really soft, might have to buy some more next time I go to the store!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Comfort shawl

Took a little break from the hats though I do have a couple that I need to take pictures of. I have a friend who lost her brother to Cancer so made this comfort shawl for her. I thought it would be a quick and easy project but actually took me over a week to complete. I think I need to build up my crocheters endurance because after a couple days my fingers would just hurt so much and I'd have to take a break often. If I ever make a shawl again, I think I'll try a thicker yarn then it might not take as long to make. I used the eco yarn from caron again and am very happy with the way it turned out.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hat 25

I always wanted to try and make a slouch hat. So had some nice slightly fuzzy yellow and blue yarn and tried my hand at it. I especially like slouch hats because you can wear them different ways too. Always fun.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hat 24

A simple beanie made with cotton yarn for hat #24. Easy and simple is good sometimes :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hat 23

The black is my black bamboo/cotton yarn that I got a while back from Elann. The green part pops up slightly, almost a rug type feel to it, but very soft and smooshy. I was trying to pair that yarn with some other color, but kept getting frustrated with how off it kept looking. Black is always good. I found working with the bamboo/cotton yarn was a bit annoying because I would miss a strand of fiber every now and then and so one little strand would pop out, so I would either have to go back and fix it, or try and hide it. After the first couple times, I had to be very careful and keep an eye on my crocheting (No watching TV). I even tried using a bigger hook, but the yarn is just un-cooperative. In the end it's worth it because honestly, I love soft bamboo yarn that much.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hat 22

Hat 22 is, as you can see, a very colorful hat. I had the rainbow poofy type yarn but not enough to make a whole hat, so paired it with the bright red yarn. I think it looks pretty neat. The yarn is a bit thick, but since I used a double crochet, there are some holes that should not make it not too hot to wear (I hope).

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hat 21

Well, since the last striped hat went so well, I got a bit hooked. I have the light blue bamboo yarn (oh so soft) and this eco yarn from caron which is polyester made out of recycled water bottles..but also, really soft too! The colors fit so nicely, so of course, another striped hat! It's a bit of a bucket hat on top, but I think if you pull it down tight, it will turn a little more beanie-ish. Also, as you can see from the top view, I think i've got the changing yarns down nicely except for a few minor spots. I'm thinking this might look extra nice with a little flower on the side of it, but not sure if I want to go white, or something pizzazy like red or yellow.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hat 20!!!

RAH! Hat number 20 for mom! I always like the striped hats that I see and really wanted to try one out, so had this nice white yarn with black specks and paired it with just a regular black yarn. The hard part for me is to get the back looking good when I change yarn colors. I'm still working on that, but I did a pretty good job on it for this hat.

On a side note, I was supposed to drop off my hats this month, but I've wanted to put some tags on them, so kinda procrastinated on it, and THEN I got a sore throat and cough, so didn't want to touch the hats in case I'm contagious. I still have it, and I think it's allergies, but going to the docs tomorrow to make sure before I start putting my grubby hands on them. Hopefully in the next couple weeks I can drop off all the hats I made and start making more for my next trip. :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hat 19

So, I have this very busy yarn and instead of pairing it with another yarn, I figure it can hold up on it's own. So the whole hat done in this soft pretty yarn. I don't know if you can really see, but it's also got some gold flecks in it too, which makes it even more pretty.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hat 18

Hat #18 for mom is done with a nice soft yarn that has some very pretty muted colors in it. I made the edges shelled or ruffled, and I figure if it's a bit too girly, you can always turn up the brim and make it more of a beanie type, sort of like Dr. Mom's Head Hugger pattern that can be found over at the head huggers website.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hat 17

So here is my next hat for mom. I had this pretty pink yarn with sparkles in it and I have used it in my #6 hat. But since that only has a little, I had most of the roll left and really wanted to use it. So put it with some white acrylic yarn and tried to make a flower looking hat. I think it turned out very pretty and very summery also.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hat 16

So here is Hat 16 for mom. The tan is done with a nice soft somewhat thin chenille yarn. I had actually bought a spool off of ebay to make a blanket, but it was much thinner than I wanted, so instead I get to use it to make a hat. The color part is fuzz type yarn of course. I think it'll be nice on the hot days since it's not very thick.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hat 15

I used the Chunky Cap pattern by Kathy North for the top of this hat. On the last picture, I tried to get the cabling that is in the pattern, but it was hard to show up since the yarn is so busy. I was going to make the whole hat from the pattern, but at some point I thought that this hat might be HUGE if I kept going as I should have.

I figure you can wear this hat two ways, both as a beanie and as a fez type hat. The yarn is pretty thick and I ran out of the rainbow yarn halfway through, then made my nephews pick the yarn for the 2nd half since I was having a hard time (what goes with rainbow? everything? nothing?) In the end, I was really happy with the color they chose, AND that I ran out of the rainbow yarn so I could add another color. The orange mutes out the rainbow-ness of the top part real nice and instead of a loud hat, it's a bit more subdued and grown up. Or so I think.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Hat 14!

Finally went and took some pictures of the new hats I've made. So here it is, hat 14 I made for mom. I used a regular Vanna White yarn (Acrylic), with the fuzzy yarn. The Fuzzy yarn is a mix of some nice earthy tones. I was thinking about cutting some of the long fuzzies on the brim, but figure whoever gets the hat can choose to cut it or keep it or just trim it how they want.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


I still have to take pics of new hats I've made. I've got a little over a month left to make my hats and I also want to hand wash them so they are nice and clean when I give them away, just in case they've got dog hair or something on them. So I figure when I start doing that I'll grab my camera and snap those pics.

Aunt's Hat

This was a hat I made a while back for the chemo hats. But my Aunt was visiting from the east coast around winter, so I gave her this nice warm hat to take back with her. Not sure if she liked it, but I told her she could give it to a friend if she didn't. The color part is a nice varied earth tone yarn that pops up a bit.