Sunday, February 15, 2015

Free Pattern: Earflap Hat - Youth/Adult Small

Premie size is here.
Newborn size is here.
3-month size is here.
6-month size is here.
9-12 month size is here.
Toddler size is here.

This hat should fit older kids/teens and small adult heads.  This fits my small head perfectly in the youth size!  If the older kid or teen has a smaller head, hop down to the toddler size and add a 13th row if you need it.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Free Pattern: Up and Down Stitch Hat - Newborn

This hat was inspired by my late grandmother.  She used this simple, textured stitch pattern to make so many beautiful blankets, one of which my daughter uses every night.  Her dedication to beauty and perfection in her craft inspired me to begin crocheting, and it inspires me still.

For my Valentine's theme, I got my idea from this gorgeous picture of an item no longer available on Etsy.  I made my hat in red, changing to white for the last round, and added a heart applique from Skip to My Lou - though I only did rounds 1 and 2, leaving off the last round.  Perfect for a Valentine's baby!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Free Pattern: Vertical Stripes Beanie - Premie

Newborn size here.
3 month size here.
6 month size here.

This hat is a worsted-weight copy of this hat.  The spaces are uneven on this size, but I think it's pretty cute that way!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Free Crochet Pattern: Stroller Pouch

Since I had my babies, pretty much every year one of my New Year's Resolutions is to exercise more regularly and maybe shed a few of these leftover pounds.  Now that my olders are in school, I can take the babe out during the day for a walk or a run.  But my jogging stroller didn't come with a parent tray, and though the underneath storage is great, I really need some things close while I am running.  So this is what I came up with.  This button-on stroller pocket works great to store my phone, iPod, my keys or garage clicker, some chapstick, whatever I need to be close at hand.

It will probably wobble as you go, but probably won't tip over.  Just in case, though, don't store anything in there that could hurt your kid if it fell out!

If you are making this for your own stroller, measure the distance between the handles.  If it's shorter than mine, you will need to make your starting chain shorter.  Also, if you want to carry a larger phone or a water bottle, add rows to make the pocket deeper.

Join me, and let's keep our stuff close by while we chew up a few miles!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Free Pattern: Beanie with Crossed Texture Detail Row - 6 months

Premie size here.
Newborn size here.
3-month size here.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and I hope you're looking forward to a wonderful new year!  Here's a happy winter hat with a sweet textured detail row.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Free Pattern: Crossed Texture Hat - 3 months

Newborn size here.
Premie size here.

This is a thicker texture that I've seen a lot on Etsy.  It is simple, though it would not be a good project for beginners.  This hat is extra warm, so perfect for a snowy Christmas.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Free Pattern: Number 0 Applique (3 inches)

Find the rest of the numbers here.

Don't worry if your finished number looks a little uneven or not round enough - when you sew it on, you will easily be able to make it look how you want.

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