Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hats, Hats, & Hats!!

One of my favorite things to crochet is a hat. They are just so easy to finish and there are so many different patterns to choose from you can make any kind of hat you want!

For Halloween, my son dressed up as Marshall from Paw Patrol but he wouldn't wear the hat that came with the costume. So, I decided to try and make a pumpkin hat so he would have something to keep his head warm. Here he is in his pumpkin hat:

He rushed out on Halloween night to go trick or treating so I didn't get a picture of it with his costume. The pattern was so easy. Here is a link: http://amray1976.blogspot.com/2015/09/crochet-pumpkin-hat-all-sizes.html

I love the look of the character hats but have only made one, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hat. Here is my son modeling that.

My favorite hat that I've made so far is a football hat. I made this hat for my son when he was about 10 months old. He is 3 now and somehow this hat still fits him! Here he is modeling this one.

Here is the link to this pattern: http://littlebucketcreates.blogspot.com/

I hope everyone enjoys a few of my favorite hat patterns! 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Frogging a Project

Frogging: the process of ripping out and undoing your crochet stitches when you make a mistake.

At some point, all crocheters will frog all or some of one of their crochet projects. I have done this many times myself. In fact, I just recently had to frog part of my American Flag Blanket project. As I got further along, the stars just were not laying in the right positions and I didn't like how they were starting to look. So I made a decision. I frogged the stars and am starting over!

I had a little helper taking the stars off :)

I think it took less time to take all of those stars off then it did to get them on the blanket!
Now, I'm starting over and making the stars smaller so that they fit better on the blanket. You just have to learn from your mistakes and don't get upset if something like this happens!

If this happens to you while you are crocheting, don't get upset. Know that you are not alone. Every crocheter has had to do it at some point. If you are like me, you want to make sure that your project looks perfect!

Friday, January 8, 2016

American Flag Blanket

For the last few months I have been working on an American Flag blanket. It's slowly coming along! I used this pattern for the flag http://www.allfreecrafts.com/crochet/afghans/american-flag/. For the stars I just used the pattern that is on the site with the flag. Right now I'm sewing on all of those stars so I'm hoping to be done soon! Here is what it has looks like:

I love how it is turning out so far! I will post pictures of my completed blanket. It's for a baby that was born in September, but this blanket is big enough that the baby will be able to use it for many years to come!

Once I get this completed, be looking for a new baby hat pattern!