Saturday, March 10, 2012

lent week 3 projects

First, I want to say thank you to all of the pattern designers that have so freely shared their patterns for free on the web and on Ravelry.  It sure keeps me from getting bored doing projects like this.  I have made 16 hats as of today and each is different and all are free!  Be sure to thank them if you decide to make any of the patterns I am linking to so that they will know they are appreciated and will hopefully continue to share! 

Also, please consider using your gift of crochet or knit to help someone else.  I am donating all of these hats to God's Tiny Angels, a local group run by a great woman.  She organizes everything and often pays postage to mail donated items to hospitals around the country out of her own pocket.  You can find out more about the group at their website here or at their Facebook page here.  There are so many great organizations out there, just please chose one and send an item.

Also, I don't know how many of you are readers (of books and not just blogs) but if you are looking for a good book please check out my review blog, Sunflowers at Home's Book Reviews 4 U 2.  There will be a book giveaway later this month open to US residents. 

Hat 1 is the Ring of Cables Hat.  This was really finicky to work and it took what felt like forever to finish the band but it wasn't boring and went quick once I got past the band. 

Hat 2 is Olivia's Butterfly.  I really liked this one and it was super quick to work up.  The pattern is written for a larger size.  I modified it by using a G hook and for round 5 I worked 2 dc in next, dc in each of the next 11, repeat from around the hat. Omitted rnd 8 entirely and worked the rest of the pattern as written. What a cute little hat!

Hat 3 is the Puff Stich Baby Hat.  I ended up having to add extra rows of sc to get the right height.  If I make this one again I would add even more rows as I like this hat better when it is folded.  The puff stitch then ends up looking like a scallop on the edge of the hat. 

Hat 4 is the Sweet Dreams Baby Hat, but it is modified to include a pattern in the hat.  The shaping is all the same though.  What I did was to add a few purl stitchs to create some interest.  I also used SS yarn and size 5 needles, only casting on 64 to make up for the difference in yarn.  This may be the hat I make for my first grandbaby due in October.

Hat 5 is the Baby Beanie with Flower by Lisa Auch.  This is a great spring/summer hat and I LOVE the large flower on the hat!

Hat 6 is a combination of the Basic Baby Hat pattern and the Baby Bunny Hat.  I really liked the ears of the bunny hat but preferred the shaping of the basic baby hat so I combined them.

So that is what I have been up to this week.  15 hats done and 25 to go.

Until next time,


LisaAuch said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh My goodness it is so cute, and I am so pleased it worked out! You have done a great job here, If you want I can add in the picture for you, as a completed project but link back to your blog? i think its great that we can let others see how easy/good they turn out!

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Ginny of Sunflowers At Home said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sure Lisa, sounds wonderful! So glad you liked it, and thank you for sharing the pattern!

Krazy Momma Kreations said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just love all of your crochet ideas. I too love searching and working on free patterns, as well as improvise. It's nice to find others who share this passion. Definitely a new fan.

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