Saw these and others like it floating around the internet being sold and what not. I don’t know if it’s the perfect gift this holiday season but it is certainly interesting.

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The tiara is by far my favorite. I might actually sport that one.

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And who could pass up a Darth Vader helmet sponsored by Guinness? Can you resist the sheet glory of it all?

Seams Baaaaaaad!

One of the things I love most about crochet is working in the round with only one hook. That noise is awesome! It’s like sculpting with yarn. It all comes to together and its easier for me see where the project is headed. The down fall? The, what I like to call, Frankenstein seam as shown below in the chicken hat I did.


See? It’s this diagonal line that gives away where you join your rounds. I thought this was due to some fault of mine in reading patterns but no…its supposed to be there. WHY?! It completely takes away from the beauty of your work!


I tried masking it better on my first attempt with the shark hat I’m working on and it’s still pretty obvious. Not to mention kind of bunchy. Not going well.

But then I watched this video from Crochet Ever After and I was like “Whaaaat?”

Why is this just not a standard way of joining rounds? The nearly invisible straight seam is amazing! It’s easy and I used it on my second hat attempt with far better results!¬†Look!


No bunching, more uniform, less sloppy looking. I’m sold! I cant wait to try it on other things and get it perfected.

Yamak-ing Me Crazy!


Finished my first project and it looks NOTHING like the picture but damn if I ain’t prouder than a peacock!

It’s supposed to be a beanie for a preemie but I don’t know of a human child that could sport this successfully. It’s very small and not a hat so much as a yamaka. But it looks good! And I did it myself! Yay!









Maybe it can double as a key cushion so I don’t scratch my table when I drop my keys?

I figured out what I did wrong. Totally missed the middle part if the pattern where I was supposed to stockinette for 4-5 inches. Riiiight. And the damnable ribbing! Still trying to get that right…

Oh well! Try try again!