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.
IMG_4302I decreased my stitches, as the pattern told me to until I got to the point that my hat was too tight to flip in and out and I made a big pom pom to put at the top.

home.


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This is another embroidery project I worked on over the course of two days. I started it one evening and finished it the next. This was really fun and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. And it was some good embroidery practice!

I typed the word “home” in illustrator to size and then taped the fabric to the computer screen and traced it. Then I fine tuned the tracing and got to embroidering, using lots of colors from my stash. I hung it right by the front door and I think it works great in our living room.

Home sweet home!

Here’s some progress photos:

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