Thursday, February 2, 2017
Now, however, I think I have found a "groove" for us and my fingers had been itching to pick up a hook or set of needles so before Christmas I managed to make a hat for 2 of my kids and one for my grandchild as well as a mermaid tail blanket. I had forgotten what a great feeling it is when I complete those final stitches on a project! So here is a peak at what I accomplished.
It isn't a great picture, but I hadn't really been thinking about sharing online when I was taking Christmas photos, so this is the best I got. I was able to work it up in about a day. I made it a few rounds longer since my son enjoys "slouchy" hats. You can find the pattern, Bankhead, as a free Ravelry download here.
This was a fun knit project.It is called the Etta, also a free download from Ravelry. Another horrible picture, I know. It is knit on size 6 needles, and I used a Simply Soft yarn in brown. I thought the finished fabric wasn't as fluid as I would have liked, but she loved it, and considering she has several brown outfits and hadn't a single brown hat, I think this worked out quite well for her!
I have to admit that this was my favorite hat this year. I saw it on Pinterest and fell in love. It isn't a free pattern so I spent several days searching for something similar that was free with no success. So I broke down and purchased it. It is called the Chouette and is also available on Ravelry. The pattern calls for a chunky weight yarn, but I just held two strands of Red Heart yarn together throughout. I didn't get around to adding the button eyes before Christmas though. This is definitely a warm hat!
This was my big project this Christmas season. My oldest saw these all over social media and requested it for Christmas. This one is crocheted and used 6 skeins of yarn (2 of each color). If you can work a dc you can make this. The designer even did a YouTube video for those who struggle with written directions! It is a freebie also and can be found here.
My current projects include adding crochet edgings to fleece blankets that will be donated to a local foster care group and a knit shawl. Oh how I have missed crafting!