And it’s snowed. already.

Hooray for living in Wyoming. It’s already nasty and cold outside, and the snow is trying desperately to cling to my yard. Hats are being made as well as gloves, as I’m evidently already behind now. My obsession with making my crochet look knit continues, and I tried making a hat for DD with post stitches, but I used half double crochets instead of double crochets. It worked out pretty nicely! It’s actually pretty stretchy, and visually much nicer than double or treble post stitches.

On DD’s lil noggin. she actually kept stealing it and trying to ‘crochet’ it herself. mostly it got stabbed with a hook. cute, regardless πŸ™‚

I didn’t write up a pattern, but I can give you a nice recipe for what I did! I suppose I call it First Snow Beanie.

I used an F hook, and some mystery unlabeled yarn. It’s baby/sport weight, and I’m guessing bernat. It’s acrylic, I can tell that much. I used a bit tighter tension than I usually do, as well. I made it for my 2 yr old daughter, and it’s nice and snug. And covers her ears well.

I started out with 10 dc’s into a magic loop, then joined.

I ch’d 1 at the start of each round, and worked my first st into the same st as join. It makes for a cleaner start.

I worked in hdc from there, and increased by 10 each round. So, first round 2hdc in each st, then every other st on next round, and so on. I worked until I had 90 sts total. You’ll need to get to a multiple of 6, whatever size you’ll be making.

After you get to the size you want, you’ll switch to post ribbing, but hdc post st ribbing. I started with 2 bphdc, then 1 fphdc. So, a 2×1 rib pattern. I just worked in that until I got the length I wanted!

It’s so cute! And she lets me keep putting it on her. Which is a good sign…means I shouldn’t have to add ties to make it stay on, but knock on wood there. I’d like to make an adult one for her daddy, since he’s out in the cold during the day 😦 poor daddy! I already made him one hat but it never hurts to have more.

I’m working on some mittens for her to match. I’ve got one made so far, but I wrote down exactly what I did on these.

The ribbing got a little slack, but I keep getting distracted whilst making it..not to mention more toddler ‘crochet’ work was put into it. hehe. But that does seem to effect the ribbing, which doesn’t look as nice as the hat. I’ll have to see how the second mitten turns out. I’ll post the mitten pattern after I get the second one done and make sure there are no errors in it.

The hat off her head. It actually cinches up quite more than I’d thought it would. Yay! I may make one for myself, if I can convince myself to wear tight hats. haha.

Hope you enjoy! More posts to come as I get my craft mode set to ON for the gift giving season. πŸ™‚

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Hello! New pattern soon..

AH I have been busy lately! Finally we are getting nice weather (though still plenty of gusty wind..) so I’ve been out in the yard quite a bit.

I am, however, working on a pair of tunisian longies/shorties for my daughter (probably will be shorties since it’s quickly going to be too hot for longies) and I want to post the pattern when I’m done. I’ve taken my time with it so I hope it will turn out nicely. I also chose to do 2 colors which has slowed me down further πŸ˜› haha but oh well.

Take care!

Toddler Sunhat

It’s finally starting to get sunny here!! So I thought DD needed a new sunhat πŸ™‚ Β And I wanted it simple, cute and comfy.

She thought it was great that I wanted to take a picture of her in her hat, so she ran away squealing with laughter. I’ll have to snag a pic of her in it later!

I used Little Lehi cotton/acrylic yarn. It’s nice and soft and I love the color which is really hard to capture in a picture πŸ˜› It’s a lovely summer yellow. Size is for toddler.

DK weight cotton yarn

H hook

Make magic loop, 10 sc into loop.

Round 1: 2 sc in each st around. 20 sts

Round 2: sc in each st around.

Round 3: [sc in first st, 2 sc in next st] repeat [ ] around. 30 sts

Round 4: sc in each st around.

Round 5: [sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat [ ] around. 40 sts

Round 6: sc in each st around

Round 7: [sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat [ ] around. 50 sts

Round 8: sc in each st around.

Round 9: [sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat [ ] around. 60 sts

Rounds 10-14: sc in each st around

Round 15: sl st in next st, ch 2 (counts as first dc) dc in each st around. Join to top of ch 2. 60 dc

Rounds 16-19 :ch 2, fpdc around each dc, join to top of ch 2.

Round 20: do not ch, sc in each st around.

Round 21: [sc in first 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat [ ] around. 70 sts

Round 22: sc in each st around.

Round 23: [sc in first 6 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat [ ] around. 80 sts

Round 24: sc in each st around

Round 25: [sc in first 7 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat [ ] around. 90 sts

Round 26: sc in each st around

Round 27: [sc in first 8 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat [ ] around. 100 sts

Round 28: sc in each st around

Round 29: [sc in first 9 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat [ ] around. 110 sts

Round 30: sc in each st around.

Sl st in next st. Break yarn and fasten off.

I may add some ties to it if it becomes..necessary. Usually DD is pretty good about wearing hats, but you know. πŸ˜‰

Summer Toddler Halter

I know it’ll eventually get to be summer here, and that usually means hooot hooot dry weather here. So I thought I’d stay ahead of the game and start making DD some lil tops for summer. I keep seeing adorable knit apron tops, but not too many crochet ones.

Sorry, had to be over her outfit. Still pretty chilly here!

I think next time I’ll make the halter strap a bit shorter, but it came out rather cute. I may make it a bit wider too, as this is definitely more apron style. But it’s very cute!

WW Acrylic yarn-I used Patons Canadia, and didn’t use the whole skein. Maybe 3 oz ish.

I hook

If you want to adjust size, just bear in mind that the ripple pattern is a 10 + 1 repeat, and straps are really easy to adjust. As the pattern sits, it would probably fit 12-24 months ish. My dd is a petite gal, and has about a 20″ chest. πŸ˜€ so she’s still in her 18 mo clothes although she’s almost 22 mo!

CH 51.

Row 1: Sl st in back loop only in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across.

Row 2: (rs) ch 1, turn. Sl st in front loop only in each st across.

Row 3: (ws) ch 1, turn. Sl st in back loop only in each st across.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 six more times. Break yarn and fasten off.

Bottom half

Ch 53

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook in the back hump, dc in next 3 chs, [skip 2 ch, dc in next 4 ch, ch 2, dc in next 4 ch] repeat [ ] across to last 6 ch, skip 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in last ch.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc) skip first st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, [skip next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, {dc, ch 2, dc} in next ch-2 space, dc in next 3 sts] repeat [ ] across to last 6 sts, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in top of turning ch.

Repeat row 2 seven times

Next row: ch 1, turn. Sl st in back loop only of each st across, putting one sl st in ch-2 spaces. 46 sl sts.

Next row: ch 1, turn. Sl st in front loops only across.

Repeat last row 15 or until top piece measures about 2 1/2 in

Do not turn. Back straps are worked next.

Ch 1, sl st 3 times down side of work.

Ch 1, turn. Sl st in front loops only in 3 sts.

Repeat this row 50 times. Fasten off one strap made.

Attach yarn to opposite side, repeat for other strap.

Halter strap: ch 47

Dc in back hump of 3rd ch from hook and each ch down. Break yarn leaving tail for sewing.

Fold top in half, and sew one end of strap slightly to one side of center.

Sew buttons on (one is purely decorative)

I really like the slip stitched top half. Looks so nice and neat πŸ™‚

Weave in loose ends