Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is mom's birthday and I went and dropped off hats 51-75 at the Kaiser Chemo ward.    I'm hoping they  like my hats and they are comfy enough.  Now to begin work on my next round of hats for next year.    At the moment though I'm working on snowflakes to give out for Xmas.  They are both easy to do and frustrating at the same time.  Working with crochet thread takes some patience for me.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hat 75!

This week is mom's birthday so I'm going to try and take 25 hats into the chemo ward.  I was thinking about taking it to where they do radiation treatments, but after emailing them got no response.  It's a different hospital and not sure about their rules on bringing in homemade items for patients.   If they do get back to me by Thursday I will go there instead, but so far it'll be the Chemo ward over at Kaiser.

Anyway, here is hat 75 done with some Caron Super soft yarn and the last of the green yarn that I used in hat 19.  My favorite color is green so I definitely love this hat.  You can't see it very well but the green yarn also has a little sparkle to it to add a little extra.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hat 74!

Hat 74 is just a simple bucket hat using some grey yarns I had gotten. Not sure on the brands.  Everything done with a HDC stitch.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hat 73

When I first started crocheting I bought a cone of Chenille yarn off of ebay.  Not knowing anything about yarn it came and was way too thin for me.  So I paired it with another thin yarn and made this hat.  It's a bit holy since I used a DC but since the yarn was so light I wanted the hat to be light and cool. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hat 72

For hat 72 I used my new book Crochet Edgings and Trims again.   I used a HDC stitch throughout then ended with the "Papyrus Fans" trim.  I think it makes it look a bit like a flapper hat.  The yarn is a very soft Bamboo yarn I had, I love love love bamboo yarn.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hat 71

For hat 71 I used Caron simply soft in Plum and Bernat Baby in soft lilac.  The top is done with a HDC stitch twining the two yarns together.  I had recently bought Crochet Edgings and Trims from Interweave books since they were having a sale and started using it for my hats.   The bottom of the hat is "Grouped Relief Strands"  though in the book it's all in one color. I thought it might look a bit neater separating the colors to make it stand out a bit more. I will probably make another hat using that same edging since I really like the way it turned out. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hat 70!

Hat 70 is done with Caron simply soft in Harvest Rose and some very soft aqua yarn I had.  It was all done with a HDC stitch and I would do one color then twine the two colors then the third color so the pattern turned out pretty neat. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hat 69

 Hat 69 done with some light yellow Fun Fur yarn and Caron's Simply soft in Dark Country blue.  I only added a few rounds of yellow just in case the fun fur makes the hat itchy.  I don't think so though since they do hats, scarves, etc in the stuff.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hat 68

Hat 68 is another quick simple soft hat.  The light blue is one of my few remaining balls of  bamboo yarn and the pink is Caron Simply soft.  I wanted to make a light summer hat which is why I used a DC instead of my normal HDC.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hat 67

Simple little beanie cap with some light purple Bernat Baby's Breath on top and some Caron Simply Soft on the bottom in Plum.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hat 66

For this hat I used the Addison Hat pattern from the JPF crochet club. I always loved this hat, though I hope the big holes won't be too much of a problem. The yarn used was Caron Simply soft in Ocean. Always takes me a while to get the hang of making this hat, but it's all worth it in the end.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hat 65!

Hat 65 is some very very soft pink yarn twined with a shimmery satin type yarn all done with a HDC stitch. The finished hat was so soft and pretty, if I liked pink, I'd consider stealing/keeping it!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hat 64

Hat 64 done in Sapphire Vanna's Choice Yarn and some yellow and blue fuzzy yarn that I had just a little bit left.

Half the year is done and I think I'll be able to make it so I have 25 hats when I drop them off. I've been doing other projects and somewhat feel no creativity when it comes to making hats. But I did buy a book that of edgings and trims so was thinking I would just make a bunch of beanies with some pretty trims to make life easy until I feel that spark again.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hat 63

Not too long ago I bought a bunch of yarn from a lady. It had all kinds of fun yarn of varying color and amount. This was one of the yarns in that bunch. Since it was a striping type yarn the top of my hat turned out much different from the bottom. I thought it came out pretty neat looking overall.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hat 62

Hat 62 is simple and soft with a little sparkle thrown in. The black is Caron simply soft yarn and the other is some yarn I had around. You can't see very well, but it has some nice pastel shades and a little bit of gold going through it. Simple and pretty, it's how I like it.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hat 61!

Happy Mother's Day! Here is hat 61 I did recently and it has become one of my favorites. I've always loved crochet flowers but have a hard time actually doing them. I found this pattern, Butterfly, Flower and Leaf, over at Craft Passion and they were just so fun and easy to make I made a few just to keep around. So I made a simple HDC stitch hat with some off white yarn and put a few flowers on it with some of the same yarn tied around to make a thin band. I think it turned out very nice and plan on doing a few more with the flowers since I love those small little flowers.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Princess Peach Amigurumi

So after making those Mario Mushrooms and sending them out, my friend's daughter requested a Princess Peach. I only found a couple patterns online but nothing that I really liked since I wanted something a bit more simple. So decided to try it out using a different pattern.

First I tried using the Kokeshi Dolls pattern to make the Peach doll. I figured something a little different. It turned out okay, but not exactly what I was looking for. So that little princess went to my niece who seemed to love it.
I then took that same pattern and fiddled with it a bit and added arms. I even made the arms movable which I thought was pretty neat. I sent off the Princess Peach and I'm hoping she likes it. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Both dolls I used the Caron Super Soft since it has so many bright colors.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cthulhu and other Amigurumi

So decided to try out some Amigurumi since I always think they are so cute.
All of these are from Patterns and I'll put the links on the bottom of this post.

Cthulhu - The first one was the big green one which I used some Red Heart Supersaver. I showed it to some friends and a couple requested their own so I made another green and a purple one. Those were made with the Caron Supersoft which I thought turned out much cuter since they ended up being much smaller than the first one.

Mario Mushrooms - I made the mini one and then a friend asked if she could have it. So I made her 2 more to go along with it. All done with Red Heart Supersaver yarn.

Striped Turtles - I made the big one first and gave that to my nephew but they were so cute I had to make more. I made them a little smaller than the pattern said and used Red Heart on both of the smaller ones.

Octopus - He was a nice and easy guy to make. I haven't given him away yet, but he's pretty darn cute. Red heart yarn again!

Thank you to everyone that posted free patterns!

Tiny Cthulhu -
Mini Mario Mushroom -
Mario Brother's Mushrooms -
Tiny Striped Turtle -
Octopus -

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hat 60!

Hat 60 was made using the Lion Brand Easy Sideways hat pattern (need to sign in) with a little change on the end of the pattern. Instead of weaving it together I made a cinch tie on the top and attached a couple of pom poms. It can be worn as both a hat and a cowl and I've seen similar patterns online before. I would like to do this type again but next time using the Convertible Hat pattern. Yarn used was Michael's Loops & Threads in Neopolitan.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hat 59

After doing Hat 52, I still had a little of the poofy yarn left over. So figure I'd just finish that last little bit off by pairing it with some regular green yarn I had. Nothing too complex, just something simple.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hat 58!

So about a month ago I saw someone on craig's list selling some yarn. I went over to her place and she had a nice big tupperware full of all different types of yarn, from expensive silk to red heart. I gave her one price for everything and went home with all types of new yarn! This was one of the yarns that was in there.

Hat 58 was done with a HDC stitch. The yarn is actually a few yarns plus threads to make up a nice bulky yarn. I loved how the pattern in the colors turned out in this hat. I added a bit of simply soft Caron in natural to add to the overwhelming pink. There are a couple of rolls of this type of yarn that I have so expect to see similar yarn in future hats.