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Pink Sun Hat

June 13th, 2014

So… I have no idea where her purple sun hat (and I just realised I didn’t put the purple sun hat up here!) is as the house is forever in a mess! I know I should clear the mess but I thought crocheting her another hat would be faster than tidying up.

pink sun hat

 

pink sun hat

It’s not actually finished as she wants me to crochet a cat applique for it…

Will add the yarn info later as I’m at work right now and supposed to be doing work!!

Prototype: C is for Cookie Monster!

February 2nd, 2014

I was looking for a pattern for a Cookie Monster hat and the ones that I found (free patterns of course as I am tight like that) I didn’t really like…

I did find one on Etsy and was ready to pay for it when I thought… hmmmmmm… why not try to make one myself first and if it’s a disaster, at least I know where I can find the pattern. And if I did manage to make one, then I can perfect the pattern and be a competition on Etsy ;)

So…. here it is!

Cookie Monster hat

 

Not bad for a first try… and if the yarn is not fuzzy… it must be one of the messiest hat I’ve crocheted… but the most important thing is that Little Bee thinks it’s wonderful!

A Bit of Green, A Bit of Beige Baby Hat

January 21st, 2014

Mummy Jue saw the jumper that I crocheted for Nero and she likes the colours… and she asked me to crochet Baby K another hat :)

Here it is :)

baby hat

Should fit 4-6 months old baby :)

I used 4.5mm hook and Red Heart Niki yarn – beige and moss. Pattern… it was trial and error ;)

Matching Pink Baker Boy Hat and Cowl

December 1st, 2013

pink baker boy hat and cowl

When Little Bee saw me crocheting the green baker boy hat for Scott’s mom, she was asking if it was for her as she wanted a hat like mama’s purple hat. I told her of course not as I know green is not her favourite colour to which she asked if I was making a pink one for her.

Hmmmmm…

The thing is this is a very quick hat to make, with super chunky yarn and 10mm hook. But I didn’t have a pattern for a child so it was trial and error. When I did managed to make one that fitted her perfectly, she said she wanted it a bit more loose. It’s OK. I don’t mind unstitching and doing it over and over again until I got it right as it is quick!

Plus… Little Bee has been very ill this week and I thought a little handmade something from mama would make her happy… and as I was crocheting the hat, I realised that she needed a scarf. As I had two balls of Stylecraft Swift Knit Super Chunky in carnation, I used one ball for her hat and the other for her cowl.

pink baker boy hat and cowl

 

Baby Pink Hat to Match

November 29th, 2013

Mummy Jue asked me to make a hat to match Baby K’s cardigan. Well, she mentioned it on one of our lunches at Uncle Lim’s and I thought she was just joking so I didn’t make a start at it until she nudged me about it.

So here it is Mummy Jue. Hope it fits!

pink baby hat

 

The problems is I never write my pattern down… so I really hope that this will match the cardigan ;)

So for this hat I used Yarn Fair Tootsy Baby Double Knitting yarn in baby pink and white and 5mm hook… and this is the pattern I used… hoping that it will fit 0-3 months old baby.

5 chain.
Slip stitch into a circle.
Round 1: 3 ch, 2 tr into the loop, 1 ch; *3 tr into the loop, 1 ch**; repeat * to ** 3x, slip stitches into the 3 ch and 2 tr.
Round 2: 3 ch, 2 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr into first chain, 1 ch ; *3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr into next chain, 1 ch**; repeat * to ** 3x, slip stitches into the 3 ch and 2 tr.
Round 3: 3 ch, 2 tr, 1 ch,  3 tr into first chain, 1 ch ; 3 tr, 1 ch into next chain; *3 tr, 1 ch, 3 tr into next chain, 1 ch; 3 tr into next chain, 1 ch**; repeat * to ** 3x, slip stitches into the 3 ch and 2 tr.
Round 4-9: 3 ch, 2 tr into first chain, 1 ch; *3 tr into next chain, 1 chain**; repeat * to ** 13 x, slip stitches into the 3 ch and 2 tr.
Round 10: 3 ch, 2 tr into first chain, 1 ch; *3 tr into next chain, 1 chain**; repeat * to ** 13 x, fasten off.
Round 11-12: white yarn, 1 ch, 1 dc into each tr stitch, 2 dc into each chain stitch.
Round 13: 1 ch, *skip one stitch, 5 dc next stitch, skip one stitch, 1 dc next stitch**; repeat * to ** all around the brim for a little shell effect.

OK… this is the first time I’ve written up a pattern. It may not be professional like the ones in the books but it’s just to remind me the next time I have to make another of these hats. And I’m sure this pattern has been used before, it’s just that I didn’t really follow any pattern from books or on any website… it’s was trial and error and reaching to the pattern that I was happy with.

I’m happy with it… hope Mummy Jue and Baby K will too ;)

Green Baker Boy

November 26th, 2013

I promised Scott that I would teach him to crochet so he could make something for his mom. Unfortunately, things happened and we haven’t found the time to sit down for me to teach him… so, he asked me to make a hat for his mom… and here it is.

Sorry for the horrible photos. It was dark when I got home, and dark when I left home… so never enough light during this time of the year.

green baker boy

 

green baker boy

 

green baker boy

I used Stylecraft Swift Knit Super Chunky chameleon yarn and 10mm crochet needle. The pattern is adapted from Crocheted Beanies by Frauke Kiediasch.

Purple Shell Beanie

November 25th, 2013

It has been a while since I sat down to crochet due to health reasons. But hopefully I’m back and that Mummy G is happy with this to match with her shell wrist warmers.

purple shell beanie

 

purple shell beanie

 

purple shell beanie

 

purple shell beanie

 

I adapted a pattern from the book Crocheted Beanies by Frauke Kiediasch. I used with Robin FX Chunky yarn petunia purple fleck shade and 5mm and 4.5mm hooks.

Minion Hat… Third Time Lucky

November 2nd, 2013

minion hat

I finished this weeks ago… not sure why I didn’t put it up as Little Bee absolutely loves this hat… after so many tries that is. She wears it with pride to nursery and it puts a smile on people’s faces when they see the hat on her. A couple of kids did a double take. Minion hats just rocks!

minion hat

And yes, Amalina… I will order more yarn and get going on your minion hat order for your niece ;)

Pink Shark…

November 2nd, 2013

are less scary than the one I crochet before here! She loves this shark hat.

pink shark hat

 

pink shark hat

 

Again, I adapted the pattern from Repeat Crafter Me. I used Hayfield Bonus Chunky bubblegum yarn and 5mm hook.

Purple Baker Boy

November 1st, 2013

AT LAST!! A hat that Little Bee approved! Just in time for the cold weather too… so I can now keep my head nice and warm :)

I used Cygnet Seriously Chunky yarn in Magenta and 10mm hook.

Baker Boy hat

 

baker boy hat

 

baker boy hat