crochet scrappy hat.

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hatThis is a pretty easy hat to make for a kiddo – using scrap yarn. You can use any combination of colors – I used a 6mm hook and red heart yarn.

I followed this pattern, only my hat came out more rounded, than triangular. ( I think i missed the chain twos at the end when i was going around…ooops!), but in the end I came up with something that still works, and used up some of scrap yarn while at it!

I started with making the band first, using a ribbing stitch until it was 18 inches long.

IMG_4300Then I crocheted half double crochets all around, switching colors after each row, until it was time to decrease.
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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!