Saturday, January 7, 2017

My New Ear Warmer




I just finished this and think it is a winner!  I'm going to write up a pattern for it, but need to tweak the beginning a little.  I really love the look and the stitch is fairly easy…you just need to be careful as to how you place the hook.

I used Madelinetosh ToshDK which is a very soft and "easy to crochet with" yarn! Smooth.


The photo below shows the end looking darker.  It is part of the yarn, but it seemed to pool a bit there.  Since it will be under my hair not a big deal. It's very comfy.


As mentioned many times I am unable to wear hats (as you can see the back of my head is FLAT!!) and hats don't stay on well without bobby pins.  The ear warmer, however, if perfect as it goes under my hair which holds it down and snug to my head.  

Warm ears are so nice!


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!



My hope for everyone is their personal celebration of life will bring them peace and happiness throughout the year, and that success will far outweigh the struggles, that joy will overcome all pain, and that peace will blanket all nations.

Wishing you the best life has to offer.


Friday, December 30, 2016

A few beanies for Christmas and beyond

This is a cabled beanie from the new book I bought….Over 30 Trendy, Classic and Sporty Accessories for All Ages

I did not follow the pattern for the in between stitches as her pattern goes sideways and my nieces (the last one is the same pattern, different beanie for different niece) wanted the cables to go up and down. This one is for Sandra. This one and the one at the bottom is called Aspen Beanie.


Then is called a Grid beanie.  Was pretty easy for sure.  They all seem to come out pretty large as I think the hats seem to "sit" on the head rather than stretch to hold. This is going to my nephew Patrick.


I made another "Seahawk" beanie for Stephanie and bought a Bernat Pom Pom. It's cute, but hard to attach where it doesn't wobble. No clue about washing as forgot to check. The pattern here is Backcountry Beanie.


This is me modeling the next beanie for my niece Megan.  I also made the band longer as well as using a smaller hook (down two sizes for first two rows then down another for another two rows, then down one more for a hdc row.  Seems to hug better and have a better look.


Have a safe and joyous New Year!