Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hat 124

I had some sport weight Red Heart baby yarn that was a pretty sparkly white and purple.  I just paired it with another baby yarn in light purple to match.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hat 123

Whenever I go to the mainland I always try and stop in at Michael's and pick up some of their yarn.  I usually pick up a couple Impeccable yarns in an Ombre color.  I was left a few scraps of the them, but not enough to make a hat.  I mixed them all together to make this hat and added some off white to finish the job.  I think this is a combination of Neapolitan, Fresh Lilac and Sage Butter.  Turns out all together those colors mix really well.  Next time I'm there, I might be buying a bunch of them and mixing and matching them for fun.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hat 122

Hat 122 is the same hat as Hat 110 which is the Shell Beanie Hat with a little brim added.  Instead of using the Caron One pound weight yarn in off white, I used Caron Simply Soft yarn for the whole hat and added a bit more of the Harlequin yarn because I love that color.  The pattern calls for a thicker weight yarn so I actually modified the pattern a little to add some shells so it wouldn't be so tight.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Crochet!

I've been pretty busy this season.  I made a set of Coasters for a friend and then found this great stocking pattern, Mini Motif Stocking on Ravelry (need acct) by Doris Chan Designs. I made a bunch of those for my husband to give the women at his work.  I made a few extra to randomly hand out whenever I want during the season.  Both the Coasters and the stockings were made using Caron simply soft yarn in all their wonderful colors!

Hat 121

Hat 121 was made using the pattern Chicago Headliner from Crochet today Magazine.  It's actually got a wire in it to keep the brim upright. I've never used wire in my hats before so it was a nice added change, though storing it was a bit harder than normal since I didn't want to bend it all out of shape.  I didn't much like the weird squiggles in the middle of the flower so replaced it with a little gold button.  Yarn used was Vanna's Choice yarn in Denim Mist.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hat 120

Hat 120!!  Made with some Thick and Quick Lion Brand yarn.  I started the hat in regular rounds with black and then switched to the sideways hat with blue.  Big warm and comfy hat!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hat 119!

For hat 119 I used the same Turkish yarn as Hat 109.   Though I do love how this hat looks, I think I like the Whirl hat look a bit better.  Looking at it now I realize I should have added a little flower or something on the side, but since I've already delivered this hat it's a bit too late now.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom!

Well, not really.  Mom's birthday is on Sunday but since Chemo is closed on weekends I went to drop off hats 100-125 today.  Also brought the Nurses some Manapua since we got there a little before lunch.  I've already gotten started on the next batch so hopefully I won't feel so rushed as I did this year.  Though I've always got some crochet project on the burner, I want to always make sure I have enough time to make my hats.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hat 118

Hat 118 is just a simple beanie hat.  I think the brown might be a Lion Brand yarn, but I'm not sure.  I bought it a while back to make a beard for a beard hat and had most of of it left over.  Wanted to pair it with a darker color to make it a bit more of a manly hat considering most my hats are a bit girly.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hat 117

Hat 117 done with Lion Brand Homespun yarn in Painted Desert. I must say that I love homespun yarn, it's so soft and the colors are always so beautiful.  It took me a while to get used to crocheting with it, but now I always make a few in Homespun.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hat 116

For hat 116 I used some Caron Simply Soft to make a simple hat. I thought it was a bit plain so added a brown band with some pom poms to add a little color to it.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hat 115!

Hat 115 is the simple Easy Sideways Hat Pattern from Lion Brand Yarns but with a few extra rows added on the bottom to make it a little longer than it was originally.  The yarn is some very old Baby Red heart yarn I had gotten from one of my yarn buys and I paired it with some Vanna's Choice Yarn in Eggplant.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hat 114

Hat 114 is a basic HDC stitch in some Vanna's Choice yarn in Dark Purple. I had some wiggly type party yarn and edged the hat with it.  I thought it might need a little extra and had just got some new pom pom makers so made a pretty little pom pom on top.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hat 113

Hat 113 is the same type yarn I used in Hat 58.  A couple strands of yarn with a few different threads to make a very pretty bulky yarn.  I have a couple balls left of the stuff and for the blue, I figured it could just work on it's own without anything. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hat 112

It's been a while since I made a mushroom/slouch hat.  I always think they are pretty cute when I see people wearing them.  So I had some Vanna's Choice yarn in Seaspray Mist and Olive and made this cute little mushroom hat for mom. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hat 111

For a secret Santa I was in last year, the person got me Vanna's Choice Yarn in the Autumn Print and I paired it with some Orange yarn to make this hat.  Everything done in a HDC stitch.  I always love yarn as a present!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Hat 110!

For hat 110 I used the Shell Beanie hat pattern by Crochet Geek.  I used some Caron One Pound yarn in off-white and added some  Caron simply soft in Harlequin to make it a little more interesting.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hat 109

A few months ago a lady on craig's list was selling some yarn from turkey.  She had about 5+ boxes of different types, but i loved these striping yarns so I gathered them all up and bought a box filled with them.

Hat 109 is the first hat made with this acrylic yarn.  Pattern used was the "Give it a Whirl hat"
by Adrienne Lesh Designs on Ravelry and I love love how it turned out.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hat 108

Hat 108 is from the pattern Perenni on Ravelry.  I guess I read the patten wrong or was too busy thinking of other things because I got the flowers a bit wrong.  In the end I thought it still looked pretty nice so didn't take them apart to try again.  All done with Caron Simply Soft yarn. I will probably go back one day to try the pattern again and get it right.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hat 107

Hat 107 is made with some Vanna's Choice Yarn in Terracotta and some fuzzy colorful yarn I had.  I made the hat in the terracotta with a HDC stitch first then went back with the fuzzy yarn and added it to the loops on the outside of the hat.  I was worried the fuzzy yarn would be too itchy on the inside and I like the way it poofs out a bit extra than if I just changed yarn during the hat.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hat 106

So here is one of my favorite hats I've made this year. I tend to buy a lot of Caron Simply Soft yarn and I love all their colors, so I usually have a lot of scraps of different colors.  This hat was to use up some of those scraps. 

The pattern for this was Lion Brand's Easy Sideways Hat with a little extra twist.  I will probably do similar hats in the future since I love how this turned out.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hat 105

Hat 105 is made with Vanna's Choice Yarn in Olive and some light green poofy yarn I had.  Simple hat with a nice pretty brim.