Cutie Tootie hat

Recently I’ve been trying to get my stuff together. I have too many projects and not enough time in the day. But, by the grace of God I was able to find time to finally work on this hat I have been promising a good friend of mine for her daughter. It turned out darling just like her daughter!

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NEEDS:

1 skein Peaches & Crème Bright Pink (A)

1skein Peaches & Crème Ecru (B)

1 skein Lily Sugar n Cream Hot Pink (C)

Size I hook

tapestry needle for weaving in ends

ISTRUCTABLES:

Hat:

With (A) Make a magic ring. ch 3 (counts as dc) 5 dc in ring. (6sts)

Rd2: ch 3, 2 dc in each dc around, join with slst to chain 3. (12sts)

Rd3: ch 3, *2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc,* repeat * 5 times, join with slst to chain 3. (18sts)

Rd4: ch 3, *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc,* repeat * 5 times, join with slst to chain 3. (24sts)

Rd5: ch 3, *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc,* repeat * 5 times, join with slst to chain 3. (30sts)

Rd6: ch 3, *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 4 dc,* repeat * 5 times, join with slst to chain 3. (36sts)

Rd7: With (B). ch 3, *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 5 dc,* repeat * 5 times, join with slst to chain 3. (42sts)

Rd8: ch 3, *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 6 dc,* repeat * 5 times, join with slst to chain 3. (48sts)

Rd9: ch 3, *2 dc in first dc, dc in next 7 dc,* repeat * 5 times, join with slst to chain 3. (54sts)

Rd10-13: With (C). ch 3, dc in each dc around, join with slst to chain 3. (54sts) DO NOT finish off.

Earflaps:

Rd1: ch 2, dc in next 10 dc, ch 2, turn.

Rd2: dc dec in next two dc, dc in next 6 dc, dc dec in last two dc, ch 2 turn.

Rd3: dc in each dc across, ch 2 turn.

Rd4: dc dec in next two dc, dc in next 4 dc, dc dec in last two dc, ch 2 turn.

Rd5: dc in each dc across, ch 2 turn.

Rd6: dc dec in next four dc, ch 2 turn.

Rd7: dc dec in next two, finish off.

Count over 17 stitches and repeat the ear flap to create the second ear flap.

For the braids I took 3 pieces of each color yarn (about 12 inches) and threaded then through the bottom of each earflap and braided them together and tied them off.

Trim the first two colors from the inside of the hat, weave them in. And voila you have a cutie tootie hat 🙂

P.S This is the first hat pattern I’ve written, if you see any problems let me know!

 

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Wreaths, wreaths and more wreaths

After sharing my pictures of the wreath I made and after a visit from my momma, my sister and I ended up having 5 new projects! Exciting, so I made a red green and white ornament wreath for Mom. Needless to say it turned out great and she can’t wait to hang it after Christmas 🙂

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You can still see the hanger here, but after a few minutes of bending it disappeared.

Next we made a Santa Claus wreath. I have seen on pinterest where a lot of people have made the beard with tulle, but after forgetting it at home I had to settle with tinsel instead, and though it isn’t as full as the ones I have seen I like the simplicity a little more.

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NEEDS:

1 hanger

half a strand of white tinsel

a santa hat

hot glue gun and sticks

INSTRUCTBALES:

Bend the hanger into a circle, take the santa hat and place it about half way over the circle. Glue the inside of the hat around the hanger, glue all but one corner of the hat. Next take the tinsel and glue it into the open side of the hat. Glue the hat together. As you go around the rest of the hanger glue the hanger and wrap the tinsel as you go. Once you get to the other side of the hat turn around and wrap back over the tinsel. This wreath was much faster to do than the ornament wreath, but it is still darn cute! Let dry and hang where you like.

Ornamental way to start the week…

So. Monday.. Day OFF!!! Awesome! (Or was it Sunday?!) My darling sister came over to spend some time with us, and whilst board out of our minds, she decides to drag me Wally World for some craft stuff… She got me with that one, my philosophy… NO GIRL CAN EVER HAVE ENOUGH CRAFT STUFF! Anyways back to what I was saying. Obviously we head straight for the Christmas isle, and low and behold, ornaments! I had been wanting to try this wreath I had seen all over pinterest, and for some reason I decided to H E double hockey stick with it, I’m going to do it! I’m going to make that derned coat hanger ornament wreath! 100 glue sticks, 159 non-shatterable balls, 3 tinsel strands and 8 VERY burned fingers later I finally had one, and so did my sister.

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This picture does absolutely no justice!

NEEDS: (for two:))

159 shatter-proof ornaments (balls work best!)

100 glue sticks

2 coat hangers

2 hot glue guns (ouch!)

3 strands of tinsel (my sister only used one!)

*Optional 2 over the door hangers

*Necessary shoes removed!

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INSTUCTABLES:

To start you have to make your hanger a circle, not too hard but, keeping your bends soft is the key to no sharp turns. You will then need to un-wrap the top part. Now you take an ornament an hot glue AROUND the hanging part and the top of the ball (See pic below). I have seen some people say to pop those suckers off (really hard to do btw) but, I found that gluing around that works just as well, and in my experience, the easier and just as sturdy , the better.

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Let the glue set for about 5 seconds and thread it onto the hanger. Repeat with about ten more. Once I put the base ornaments on I put a dab at the very beginning of the hanger (right under the hook), I then slid a few ornaments down and put a dab of glue at the spot where each ornament touched another. Once the base is done just keep adding ornaments until your full. Here’s what mine looked like half way through.

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Once all ornaments are attached twist the hanger back together. Lastly Take the tinsel and tuck it into the spaces you don’t want to be seen! Voila, there you have it folks.

My ONLY complaint is… I thought this would be a quick 30 minute project, yeah, definitely NOT!!!! From beginning to finish the total was One hour and thirty five minutes, so be prepared to spend some time!

Weekend on the Road

It’s been a while, I know! BUT, I have not slowed down. I have a lot of things in the works right now and the first I’m going to share was a project to keep me occupied on the road. My hubbie and I decided to go to the lease a few weeks ago and the time away was amazing and much needed. Just before leaving a close family friend put in an order for a few (seven to be exact) infinity scarves to give as Christmas gifts this year. She chose her color and brought the yarn and while trying to decide which way I was going to head with them I found myself mindlessly creating something beautiful. I have always been a huge fan of the V-Stich, simply easy and gorgeous at the same time, so there I was, feet on the dash yarn in my hand, just a crocheting away. I ended up getting half the order done before returning home, and they turned out very well to.

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The entirety of the yarn and the Mobius twist in the front renders a simple beauty. 🙂

Lovey “Mobius” Scarves

NEEDS:

1 skein Lion Brand Homespun

K hook

tapestry needle

INSTRUCTABLES:

Ch 19.

Foundation Row: dc in 4th chain from hook,  ch 1, dc in the same ch space. *Skip two chains and in the next ch space, dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch space.  Repeat 3  times from * to the end, in the last ch space, dc, ch 1, dc in the same ch space.

Row 1: Turn, ch 3 and in each of the chain 1 spaces from the below row (middle of the “V”) dc, ch 1, dc, dc in the last space on the row.
Repeat Row 1 until the scarf is the length you’d like it to be. I made mine about 30 inches long, give or take considering I left the measuring tape at home (yes I’m that brilliant…)
Finishing:
*Weave in your ends using a whip stitch.
*If you would like to add a Mobius Twist here is the link I used to teach myself. DO THIS BEFORE YOU WEAVE IN THE ENDS 🙂
One more pretty picture before I say ta-ta!

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Have a blessed day!