Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I was inspired by a friend to create a cute little newborn bunny hat today. It worked up in about 30 minutes for me. Unfortunately, my son's noggin is too big to fit into this little thing. I'll have to make one just his size next!
I used this chunky yarn newborn hat pattern at Alli Crafts. I love her patterns! They are very easy to follow. I then made up the ear pattern myself. You can add or remove rows or number of stitches to change the shape and length of the ears.
I used Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Solids Yarn in Pristine with hook size K
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
Ears (make two)
Row 1: hdc in second ch from the hook and each ch across, ch 2, turn
Row 2-4: hdc in each stitch across, ch 2, turn
Row 5: hdc decrease twice, ch 2, turn
Row 6: hdc decrease once, ch 1
sc evenly around the edge of entire ear and finish off
Sew your ears on your hat and weave in all loose ends!
I made the ears more rounded. If you'd like more definition, sc twice in each corner. I've heard to make bunny ears a bit more sturdy, you can use pipe cleaners. Crochet them into the edge of the ears so they can bend any which way and stay there. I would have tried this if we had any in the house. I plan to try this trick with my next bunny hat though :)
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Sunday, July 29, 2012
When the carrots were fork tender, I mashed them with a fork to about the consistency of stage 3 store bought baby food. If you're making stage 1or 2 baby food it's easiest to use a food processor or emulsifier. I used the water left in the pot (that's adhere the nutrients are) from steaming to thin out the mash a little bit.
You can then store the little baby food cubes in a freezer baggie or tupperware container.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
So a friend of mine is having a baby boy soon (like tomorrow lol) and her theme is Sesame Street. So I decided to make a cookie monster themed hooded afghan!
I'm only about 1/4 of the way done (I was halfway done but didn't like the stitch so I took it apart) but here is what I'm doing so far..
I'm using royal blue yarn with a size G hook. I was doing a HDC v-stitch but decided to use the "crunch stitch" instead. Here is how:
Crunch Stitch (Multiple of 2 + 1 ch)
Chain 25 loosely
Row 1: slip st loosely in third ch from hook (hdc in next ch, slip st loosely in next ch) across.
Row 2: (right side) Ch 2, turn; skip first slip st (slip st loosely in next hdc, hdc in next slip st) across to last slip st, slip st loosely in top of turning ch.
Repeat row 2 for pattern
Here is what it ends up looking like..
Saturday, February 4, 2012
- Hook Size: G
- Small amounts of worsted weight yarn, red and white or whatever colors you'd like
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- A coordinating button (if you choose to use one)
- sc- single crochet
- sl st- slip stitch
Round 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (15)
Rounds 3-6: repeat round 2 switching to coordinating color in last sc
Round 7: ch 1, turn, sc around all four edges, putting 2 sc in each corner. sl st to first sc to join. (6 sc along each short edge, 15 sc along each long edge)
Round 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch across (15)
Round 2: sc in each stitch across (6)
Round 2: sc in each stitch across (15)
Repeat side 2
Finish off. Weave in ends
Using coordinating color, sl st into base, putting hook through the edges of two sides, sc together. Repeat until all sides are crocheted together, sc around top of bag.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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