Knitted Koala Hat

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The first hat I ever crafted was knitted but it wasn’t nearly as cute as this! A sleepy koala for an active baby. What could be better? Thanks to Littleredwindow.com for sharing this one!

http://littleredwindow.com/2016/06/cuddly-koala-hat-knitting-pattern.html

 

 

 

 

Newsboy brim hat


I have had this pattern for a while and I finally found the perfect yarn for it! This was easier than I thought with the brim. Top it off with tiny wooden buttons and I’d say it’s pretty close to the pattern picture. Yeah buddy! I done good!

Want the pattern? Get it here!

http://vallieskids.blogspot.com/2010/07/to-brim-or-not-to-brim.html?m=1

Little Hats, Big Hearts?

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This is a sweet hat was created for the Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign from the American Red Hearts Association but when I went to the page to find out more about how to donate, the page didn’t exist. Bummer. Maybe the site was just down temporarily. Still,  this is pretty cute to knit for any reason.

http://www.handsoccupied.com/2015/11/little-hats-big-hearts/

Kevin Photo Bomb

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There he is, my dear sweet rescue kitty photobombing the shit out of what was supposed to be a nice pic of the hat I finished a week ago. Ahhh…lookit that face! I can’t be mad at him! The fuzzy wuzzy baby head! But seriously, here’s the hat I finished.

I love this funfetti yarn from Hobby Lobby! It’s like the cake and just as soft and fluffy! I will be using it a lot more of it every chance I get.

Scruffy Looking Nerf Herders Rejoice!

  

I finished it, buns and all! I think it turned pretty well and the buns don’t weight an epic ton like the first go round I did while experimenting with knots and glue trying to keep those babies together. Pretty damn proud of myself. It’s the little victories that feel the best.

  

From a craft room far, far away


ARGH! This is the 3rd attempt with a Princess Leia hat which appears easy enough but there are a few things that came up I have to grouse about.

The buns. The damn dirty buns.

First, it takes forever to get the thickness of yarn you need to make the braids stand out enough. I finally worked out a system that doesn’t take too long to get the length and amount I need (PS: It takes a LOT of yarn) but how do you keep them together without tying huge, ugly, giant knots in the end???

The solution was sooooo f-ing obvious. No knots required. Just tie the same colored string around the end and add a dot of Elmers Super Hold Glue so it hold steady. NO ONE TELLS YOU THIS ONLINE THOUGH! NO ONE!

Seriously could have saved myself massive tears on that fiasco. Nut hey, I did it with no pattern. Just winging it off pics I’ve seen. Truthfully you don’t really need a pattern. It’s a beanie with buns…but the buns…that’s where they get ya.

I can Bear-ly Contain Myself!

    My 2nd attempt working chunky yarn and I think it came out ok. Found the pattern for this newborn hat on Hopefully Honey which is also where I also found the frog one I did a short while ago. I love the styles from this site. Very unique and a fun uses of chunky yarns which I am developing a new love for. 

So soft and cuddly! I may have done it wrong but I feel like with the muzzle and nose on this one that it’s a bit front heavy for a newborn and I don’t have any babies to test the theory. If anyone makes this and has access to wee kiddos, let me know how it works out! They have enough balance issues as it is without adding heavy but adorable head gear. 

Back in Action, Bitches!!!

  The dry spell has broken and my crochet hook is flying once again! Can I get a what what?!

And what better way to “hop” back into action than with a baby frog hat? See what I did there? Hop…frog…no? Too soon?

The overly enthusiastic kitty model model shown above was kind enough to allow me one snap shot before he ran off. What you see here is a 0-3 month pattern. I showed it to my mother and she said the hat was too small. Nope. My cat is that big. F-ing huge furry butt.

 
So yay for frog hats! Feels good to be back!