Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dabbling in Crochet

When winter comes, I tend to prefer to stay out of the basement (which is where my sewing machine is), because it's either freeeeeezing cold down there, or super dry because of the heater. But I still itch to do crafting, so I decided to crochet some hats! :)

There are 4 kids that hold a really special place in my heart. And they were all born in December, so I made each of them a hat for their birthday.

First I started with baby Brendan's hat. I used this Newborn Ballcap Pattern, and it worked super duper easy! To make it look more like a newsboy cap than a baseball cap, I added a double-crochet band with buttons to the front above the bill.

 Then I thought for Trenor, that it would be cute to make him a matching hat with Brendan's because he was SO excited to have a brother! I used the same pattern, and just added a few rows.


Bella's hat I knew had to have pink in it, and be "princess-y". So I went with a beret style hat, that was white and pink, and then added a brown ruffle-y ribbon around it to tie it into the boys' hats. I used this pattern for Bella's hat.

And finally, Amber-girl. Amber LOVES animals, and especially "doggies". Whenever we skype them, she gets so excited to see my dog (more excited than to see us!), so I thought it would be fun to make her a puppy-dog hat! I used this "Patchy Puppy Dog Beanie" pattern.

 

Crocheting isn't my forte, and these projects were super easy, but I was happy with the results! :)
I promise I'll have a sewing post up soon, but please bear with me as I post the "other stuff I do" in the meantime! :)

14 comments:

  1. So cute! I love the puppy dog, if I was that age I would want one just like that:) I have been knitting this winter, close to the wood burner mind that, it's one of the best things about winter you can justify sitting and doing crafty thing!

    ~Esther

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    1. Thanks, Esther! I was super happy with how the puppy dog came out too! ;)

      There is something so wonderful about sitting by the fireplace, with yarn and needle, and a cup of tea! :)

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  2. So cute!!!! I love crocheting, this week I have been working on doll clothes for 3 of my little sister's. There birthdays are a week apart at the end of this month. I have to get busy as I am a little behind because we all got sick.

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    1. I'm sure your sisters will love them!! I'm sorry to hear you were sick - no fun! That's all part of winter, I guess...

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  3. I love seen all your different projects!
    These hat are so cute!

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  4. Hi Tara,

    I just want to let you know that I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award on my blog!

    Here is the link to the post:
    http://tofurtherhiskingdom.blogspot.com/2014/02/sunshine-award.html

    And those hats are really adorable... I need to go learn how to crochet :)

    Abby

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    1. Thank you for the award, Abby!! I appreciate it!

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  5. Wow!! You crochet too? They look amazing! What do you mean crocheting isn't your forte? So very adorable. :)

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    1. :D Thanks, Emma! Hope to see you soon!

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  6. I love these, Tara!!! I need to do more crocheting for sure :) I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award! The details are here on my blog http://cherishingmyrole.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-sunshine-award_22.html . I understand if you don't want to participate but would love it if you would! Let me know what you think :)
    Blessings,
    McKenna

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    1. Thanks for the award, McKenna!!

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  7. those hats came out so cute Tara!
    And I looooove that pink spring dress you made, maybe it will help spring come soon :-)
    love, Oma

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