Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday, so I went and dropped off my hats at the Kaiser Chemo Ward. Dropped off 21 hats in total plus some chocolate bread from Zippys for the nurses. When I got there I noticed that there were a bunch of hats by the door. The nurse told me that since last year when I dropped off hats, people have been making and dropping off hats also! That is very awesome. I think now I'm taking a small break from hat making and gonna make a afghan or something big. Haven't totally decided yet.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hat 50!!!

Made it to hat 50!! Yay!

So this yarn is the Michaels' Impeccable yarn that I picked up while in Massachusetts. I tried pairing it with other colors and re-started it about 4 times until I realized I liked it by itself the best. I made a cute little bucket hat out of it with just a simple single crochet stitch. I love the pattern and the colors on this hat. I have a couple more patterned yarns that I got there which I can't wait to try.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hat 49

So, with hat 49, I was looking at my yellow yarn and wanted to make a hat that gave you the idea of a sun. The yarn is all Caron Simply Soft yarn in 3 different colors. The whole hat is done in a HDC stitch. The red goes throughout the entire thing and I would add in the yellow and orange for the stripes. It's a bright hat and I think I got the sun idea down pretty well. The Caron yarn is always a little too thin so pairing it with another yarn or another color seems to work nicely.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hat 48

So I took a vacation to Massachusetts and bought some yarn over there to make a few hats on the drives and plane ride. I had brought with me the last of my Homespun in Edwardian and stopped by Michaels' and picked up some Impeccable yarn in grey. I really wish we had a Michaels' here in Hawaii. So many colors and types and not too expensive!
Anyway, the grey was done with a HDC stitch and the Homespun in a DC. I really like the way this hat turned out. I almost had my sister steal it since we were so cold over there. I may make a similar one for myself at a later date since I still have that grey yarn left.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hat 47

Here is hat 47!! I had a ribbon denim looking yarn and so I started off with that until I ran out. I figure the grey fuzzy yarn matched a bit and added that. The end product looked a bit Russian which I thought was kinda fun. Top is a HDC stitch and the fuzzy yarn is a DC.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hat 46!

Here is hat 46! The yarn is Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice Yarn in white and olive. The pattern is from Simple Bean's blog where she takes the Durango pattern and adds a different band.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hat 45!

So, hat 45! I had a nice light soft semi-fuzzy yarn and had been thinking of what to pair it with. But the yarn is just so soft that I realized that it would be so nice just by itself. Used a DC on the whole thing since the fuzz will cover up the holes rather nicely.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hat 44

So I still had some Red Heart Baby Clouds Yarn in Orchid left over from previous projects. So since I made the hat 40 and STILL had more, I figure use up what's left. This one was made as a mushroom type hat, but can also be used as a slouch hat. I used DC on the top part then changed to a HDC on the bottom. Though the holes are kinda large, the hat is very soft and comfy and since it's somewhat big, I think the holes won't be so bad on this one.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hat 43

So hat 43 was a hat I made sort of winging it. The top is done with a dark Aqua yarn I had and my Bamboo yarn. I made the top and realized it was turning way too large so figure a slouch hat would work. But by then I had run out of the dark aqua yarn. So I had some green acrylic yarn next to me that seemed to go somewhat well with the colors. The slouch didn't turn out as well as I'd liked, and if it's not a slouch hat, it's a mushroom hat.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hat 42

Hat 42! The top is done with a HDC stitch with my bamboo yarn. I realized that I still had quite a bit of the light blue left and wanted to start using it. So paired it with some colored yarn I had and it turned out very pretty.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hat 41

My 41st hat was pretty simple.  It was a thick black yarn with shiny white/silverish threads winding through it.  I paired it with a nice soft white yarn that matched the threads.  Everything done in a easy single crochet. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hat 40!!!

Hooray for Hat 40!  Well, I have a bunch of Red Heart Baby Clouds Yarn in Orchid from a previous project I worked on a while back.  Thought it might look good in a simple hat.  It's a DC and the holes are bit large, but I still like it and hope someone might still wear it.   I want to start working on a few flowers again to add to some of the hats and this one will be one that I add a flower too.  Maybe a bright yellow or pink flower to add a little extra special to it.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hat 39!

Got back on the hat track and have been working hard. I had been worried that I wouldn't have 20 hats by December so spent a couple weeks crocheting my little heart out and now have 20 so I can relax and go back to making hats at my leisure.

Here is hat 39 made with twining some Caron simply soft in Denim wash and some fuzzy blue and yellow yarn together. The fuzzy yarn also has a little sparkle to it so it adds a little pizazz to the hat. Not too long ago I bought a few big buttons just for the fun of it and thought it might look kinda nice on this hat. Can't tell by the pictures, but the brim isn't all the way around, but just in the front so it's sort of like a cap. Whole thing done in double crochet, and since it's a bit thick since it's 2 yarns and one is slightly fuzzy, the holes shouldn't be too bad at all.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Comfort Shawl

I have been slacking most of the year on making hats. But I have been working on a few other projects. One of them was this comfort shawl I made for a friend that is going through a hard time lately. I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn and I think the color is painted desert, but not positive, I'll figure it out next time I'm at the store, though I do know that the fringe was done in the Barley homespun. The pattern was the Lion Brand Prayer Shawl / Healing Shawl free pattern (need to sign in) which uses a HDC stitch throughout. Though the pattern calls for 2 1/2 skeins, I used a few more (6?) than that since I wanted to make the shawl extra extra long so she could really wrap herself up in it. In the end I was very happy with the colors I chose and the overall look of it.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hat 38

Hat 38 is made with the same yarn as hat 35. The Lion Brand Homespun Yarn in Painted desert. After making a comfort shawl with it and then that other hat, I still had some left over so made a quick DC hat out of it. The colors are much nicer than I could get a picture of and it's nice and soft. Even though homespun is a bit hard to work with, I always like the results.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hat 37

This one started out as a little beanie, but I had the frilly yarn that matched the blue I was using so well that I decided to make it a little more girly. I'm think I used a HDC stitch on it. Not positive, but it sure looks like it from the picture. Either way, cute little summer hat.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hat 36

Hat 36! This one took me a while for no real reason other than I kept putting it down since I wasn't sure what color to put with the green. Finally settled on a brown and white yarn I had a little left of. The green is the Caron Simply Soft Eco yarn that I tend to use a lot of. I didn't use a lot of the brown and white since it wasn't as soft as the green yarn.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

My mom was a avid gardener. Growing up we just had our little lanai, but she filled it with all types of plants. Since she's been gone, I've tried my best to keep her plants going, which is hard considering I did not inherit her green thumb. I've lost a few plants, but in general, the lanai is still pretty full. Every time a new flower comes up, I think of her and how happy she was in her little Lanai garden. Here's some of her flowers that are in bloom today on Mother's Day.

Amaryllis , one of her favorites.

Desert Rose


Hat 35!

Here's hat 35 for my mom done with Lion's Brand Homespun Yarn in Painted Desert and Barley. I had done a Comfort Shawl for a friend in these colors and had a few extra scraps which I made into this slouch hat. It looks a bit holey since I used a DC around the bottom there, but I think it'll be okay since the yarn is pretty thick, and in regular light you can't really see the holes as well.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hat for Friend

Here is a hat I made for a friend of my Dads that was visiting. The pattern used is The Popcorn Classic Hat from Free Vintage Crochet. I have used the pattern before in Hat #11 though in that one I didn't actually do the popcorn part but just used a poofy yarn. I had thought of doing the same thing but I've never done a popcorn stitch and wanted to try it out. The yarn used is Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand Yarns in White and Sapphire, though the popcorn part I used Denim Mist.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hat for Auntie!

I've been taking a little break making hats for mom to make hats and things for other people. I'm still working on a couple more items then it'll be back to hats for mom again.

Here's a hat I made for my Aunt. My mother in law lives with her in California and since it was a pretty cold winter (for Cali) and they go camping often, I wanted to make it nice and warm. This hat was made with Lion Brand's Thick & Quick yarn and I used a HDC stitch throughout so it would have that pretty pattern that I like.