Crochet Hats and More

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year

Wow - Christmas has come and gone fast. Now we look forward to a new year and all the surprises it will hold. Last year had a few surprises but we made it through. The biggest one was my husbands health. In July he was really sick and ended up going into the Saskatoon University hospital by ambulance with severe chest pain. He was diagnosed with Myocarditis, inflamation of the heart muscle caused by a virus. He was off work for a couple weeks. He needed that time to rest and recover. There was no damage to the heart but he still needs to know his limits. He's been good since but he does still have mild chest pain but very rarely. There is a less than 20% chance this will happen again.

This year I was excited to start this blog and promote my crocheting. I love it and can't wait to see what will happen this year. I'm going to start on a few new things and change a few things too. The first is shipping. Now that I've sent a few things and learned a few tricks, I'm going to decrease my rates. The first item is $3. If you purchase 2 items shipping will be $5. If you purchase more than 2 items, I will let you know what it will cost.

Thank you for your support. I'm hoping to do more giveaways throughout the year too. I will let you know when those will happen so you can tell your friends.

Happy New Year,
God Bless,


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Only 6 days till Christmas

I didn't think I'd say this with almost a whole week left but I'm almost ready for Christmas. More ready than yesterday anyway. I still have a few things on my list that need to get done, but I'm not stressing over them. I need to remember that this is Christmas - you're not supposed to get stressed. I'm trying to finish up a couple projects for my children and 2 nieces and get some baking done, a few more presents need to be wrapped and that's it - maybe that's too much for only having 5 days to get them done.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

God Bless you all.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Adding a little warmth - Neck Warmer

If you are looking for something a little different than a scarf for your little one,
this would work perfect.
It fits snugggly over your head but loose around your neck.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

And the winners are ...

By random selection using Star Trek random number generator.

Entry 20 - CJ- and 28 - Tina Reynolds are the winners.

Congratulations. I will email you both with in the day.

Thank you to everyone for entering.
It was lots of fun and I'm sure I will be doing more giveaways next year.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Giveaway - I think it's time

So, this is what I'm offering- 2 hats, any style, size, color will be given away. 2 names will be drawn by random selection, eash person will win 1 hat. All you have to do is post a comment on this page, make sure you leave your email, and tell me what hat you might like to win.

For additional entries -
- join this blog or my Facebook page, post about this contest on your Facebook, on your blog, on twitter, etc. - one entry for every additional post you make.

The contest closes on Wednesday Dec 8 at midnight CST. Tell your friends.

When the winners are selected I will contact them about the hat they want and where to send it.


What a Hoot!!

I decided to take advantage of some black Friday sales. Not living in the States this day doesn't usually excite me too much but I came across a few sales. I follow the blog Craftaholics Anonymous and she had some etsy stores offering a few black Friday sales. I've known about Inner Hooker for awhile - love her patterns but just never got around to buying any. Well, she was offering 4 patterns for $10 - what a deal. So i bought 4 crochet hat patterns- Owl, Fox, Raccoon and Skunk. So today I finished the Owl hat - it turned out great. I usually manage to make a few mistakes because I don't read the pattern right, but this pattern was easy to follow. Here are a couple photos of my daughter in her new hat.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My little model

Well, she's not really mine, baby belongs to a friend.
She offered to take photos of her little girl in some of my hats and props.
It makes me want to have my own little model - almost anyway.

Berry Hat

Seashells Hat with flower

Infant Cocoon

Infant Pod Bowl with hat

Infant Pod Bowl with hat

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Baby, Baby

These will make great photo props. They are adorable.

Infant Pod Bowl.

Coordinating Hat - with flower or

with ears - or both.

(Thanks to my friend for taking pictures of her new little girl modeling a few things.)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Little Boy Brimmed

It can be hard to find cute boys hats. I think this brimmed hat fits the bill .

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Creations

I'm excited to show you some of my new creations. I was sent a picture of a hat someone wanted me to copy for their little girl. I decided I could give it a whirl and do my best to replicate the hat. This is what I made.

Little Girl brimmed with flower. This hat has 3 rows of shells. It's really cute.

And of course with matching scarf and mitts.

Seashell with a twist with matching scarf and mitts.

Seashell Scarf with flower.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Home from Holidays

Well, we got home last night from 2.5 weeks of holidays. While it's great to be home, it was so nice to visit with family and friends we haven't seen for a long time. I even managed to get some crocheting time in, and now that we are back I need to get my orders sorted out and start getting them done. I've lost track of how many projects I need to finish for other people. WHERE'S my LIST! While on our journey, I did find 2 yarn stores that were fun to browse through and found some great deals on yarn. One in Campbell River, BC, Needle and Arts Centre and the other in Sooke, BC. We even went into the States one day and I went to JoAnns fabric and craft store. Overwhelming would put it mildly. So much fabric, lots of yarn, great deals. I went in looking for fabric for my sons Halloween costumes but came out with lots of yarn too. We just can get some of that stuff here. Well, better get to my projects.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Crocheting . . .

I have been finding a few more patterns. I love to use half-double or double crochet - it just seems so much faster, so when I find a pattern that includes it - I've gotta try it.

This is the Best Baby Cloche, with a butterfly.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Hat Creations

I've been busy looking for and making some new designs.

Butterfly hat, with edging.

Another seashell with flower.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Berry Hat

So, I was digging through my pattern book the other day and I forgot that I had this pattern. I make it a little different than the instructions say, adding the stem on top, but I love it and think it's adorable. I call it my "Berry" Hat. It can be made from any color to make it look like any berry. I love the edging of the hat. It makes it look so delicate.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Crochet for Baby

What baby doesn't love to be cuddled!! Well, I might know a few, but most babies want to be warm and snuggled. These are a few items I have made in the last couple months.

Baby cocoon.

The hat and blanket set. Made with 100% cotton yarn.

The hat - with adorable ears.

The blanket - about 30" x 30".

Blanket and hat set.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

More hats

Here are a few more projects I have completed in the sort-of recent past. During the winter, when being outside is limited because of the weather, I am able to find more time to get projects done.

The boys have been asking for dinosaurs hats since November, when we went to Drumheller. So, I used my limited imagination and came up with this. It's a spiketail, aka Stegosauras.

Girls Newsboy Cap from Crochet! Magazine.

Seashell hat with flower.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spring crochet hats

I love spring. It's a mixture of freshness and warmth and change. Because we live on an acreage, we are surrounded by nature. Spring is also the perfect time for a new hat, like an easter bonnet. My youngest is a girl and girls are so much more fun to make things for. So for the past 2 years she has gotten a new hat, or 2.

This hat pattern is from the April 2008 issue of Crochet World. It's called In Her Easter Bonnet.

Flapper Hat with brim.

Adorable Ruffles Hat.
It's beautiful. My friend wanted one for her little girl too.

Puppy Tops crochet hats

I love to crochet. I'll try anything once. I decided I needed to try something new, so I came up with a plan and put it to paper, or hook I guess, and came out with these.
Puppy Tops for Tots

Black Lab

Husky Pup

Chocolate Lab