crocheted kitty hat.

kittyhat

I feel like I know ALOT of pregnant people as of late. So i got a head start on some baby gifts and crocheted this adorable little kitty hat in no time, plus I needed a break from blankets. (sorry granny stripe) The pattern is found here and its really easy to do! Pretty sure I’m going to need to do a boy version too. I didn’t use very much yarn, maybe a 1/4 of a skein? So this is a great project to use up random balls of yarn colors. Get to it!

granny stripe blanket….complete!

blanket

the granny stripe blanket is complete! (see progress, here, here and here). I’m so happy; this is my biggest yarn project to date. The pattern I used is found here. Although it looks like its an intimidating project, it really is super easy. Any beginner can do this. I ended up buying 15 skeins of yarn total (three skeins of each color) and used about 2 1/2 of each skein. I used black for the edging, and just did 2 rows of single crochet around. I’m so so happy with how it turned out. Special thanks to milo, who pushed the button on the timer to help make the photo about possible; training them young 🙂

So what are you waiting for? Get started on making yours and show me your progress!

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owl hat.

owl hat

I made milo an owl hat. He chose the colors – he insisted it be blue.

Someone on facebook posted this crochet pattern and said its pretty easy. So i took a stab at it – and turns out it is.
However, I started making milo the toddler/preschool size and got almost done while he was napping only to find out that when he woke up that its way too small. So i started over using the child size….And i had to add some rows and kind of make some stuff up while I went along because it was still coming up on the smaller size. So i did some winging – but that shows me that I’m starting to get comfortable enough with crocheting to be able to so.

This was alot of fun to make, and you can easily whip this up in a few hours. Like I said, i crocheted most of the hat while milo was taking a nap! I didn’t do the braided strings at the end because I thought it looked girly, but after looking at the finished product, maybe I will go back and do something like that?

the pattern I used can be found here: They have patterns for all sizes from newborns to adults.  Happy crocheting!