Crochet Hats and More

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another great photo prop

Early this fall I won 2 patterns from The Prop Shop, the giveaway was at the Mary Janes and Galoshes site. I made the infant bowl soon after but I finally got around to making the stork sack last week.
I think this will make a great photo prop for a newborn. Now I need to find a friend test it out.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Perfect for Baby

I have showed you before the infant pod bowl, perfect for a photo prop, but I decided I should make something to go with it. A headband with flower - I know it's for a girl, but I am working on something for boys too. It's perfect because it has a button at the back so it's adjustable and you can put any color of flower on it.

Now - this headband is super easy to make. I used the Lion brand quick and thick, size N hook and followed the Iris Patt.

Iris Patt

Row 1: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in 5th ch from hook, * sk next 3 ch, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), sk first 3 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk next 4 dc; rep from * to last 2 dc, dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for patt.

For this headband I started with a chain of 7 and worked the pattern until it was about 18" long, can be made to any length. I then attached a button, remember that it needs to be big enough so it won't fall through the stitches. And Voila.
I almost forgot - the flower. I found it at this site, 5-petal flower. It's definately my new favorite.

Monday, February 21, 2011

My Little Stinker

I finally got around to finishing my last of 4 patterns from Inner Hooker. It turned out great and the fun fur actually wasn't too hard to work with.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Paper Bag Skirt

In between crochet projects and finishing up orders I occasionally pull out my trusty sewing machine. I'm definitely not an expert but I do enjoying sewing. The other day I found this pattern and thought my daughter could use another skirt. It's an adorable Paper Bag skirt. I found some denim in my fabric bucket and some cute yellow and gray floral material and got too work. It actually didn't take too long to finish. I also made a matching diaper cover, I made mine reversible.

My daughter was not an eager model but I will try to take some pictures of her wearing it.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New patterns to try

The other day I bought 2 new cowl patterns off Etsy, from the Plum Giraffe.

The Elizabeth Bennet and the Seraphina Cowls.

I can't wait to start them but I should maybe try to finish a few other things first. Well...maybe not, I'm just too excited to see how they turn out.