Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blaine's Hats


I made these hats for my nephew Blaine.  He is going to be one year old on Thursday!  I crocheted them and they whipped up really fast.  I love how they all turned out especially the acorn one but he looked the cutest in the frog one.  The eyes really stuck out when he had it on, I couldn't help laughing, Blaine is the cutest!!!  I wish I had had my camera with me, I never think ahead.
He let me try them all on him without removing them.  He is so adorable!
See ya!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Don't let it happen to you!

No!  NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

(back)

Pointy Back!!!!! Oh my god!  What did I do wrong?!!!  I never wanna crochet another hat ever!!!

(front)

The front is fine, why did this happen?!
Well I'll tell you why.  Thanks to the ladies in the crochet group on Facebook, they informed me that every time I joined at the end of a round I added a stitch which resulted in this ugly, pointy, yucky thing.  The girls told me it's much better to keep crocheting in the round rather than joining and ending the round.... Yeah, the patterns never mentioned that... yup... Son of a B*&#$!!!!
Don't worry, happy ending!


I took it apart and did it again.  All better!


I already did two more and I'm working on another now! I'm on a hat making binge. :)

See ya later!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall Time Scarf

Fall is almost here and I just finished my scarf that I started LAST YEAR!  Why did it take me so long to finish it?  I have no idea.  A little bit here, a tiny tad there.  I never had a project that took me this long and it has to be the easiest pattern EVER.


It feels so warm and soft and I'm in love with the color I chose!
It's just basic garter stitch except I used a big knitting needle every few rows.


Supplies:  Homespun yarn (Mediterranean)
One pair of U.S. size 11 needles and one size 50 needle


C.O. 20 sts onto the 11's and knit 8 rows then switch to the size 50 for one row then back to the 11 and repeat until you reach your desired length. 
I know you can get the same effect with Y.O/drop but when I started this I just reeeeeally wanted to use the big needle! :)
If you would rather do it the other way here is a helpful video I found.


 In the end this scarf will be seven inches wide and mine is 90 inches long, without the fringe, if you want to go longer you will need a second skein of yarn, mine took only one with just enough for fringe.


If you chose to add fringe you will need to put a knot in the ends or over time the yarn will unravel, as shown above. 


Happy Knitting!