Sunday, September 10, 2017

This and that...

This post may look like I've been really busy crocheting this week, but really what's pictured are items mostly crocheted over the last few weeks, and only needed a little work to finish.   


First, I finished a couple of Scalloped Potholders:



This is a very well-written pattern that I recommend.  These potholders are two-layered and pretty thick made with Lily's Sugar 'n Cream.  Made with a thinner cotton yarn, one layer might make a nice washcloth, though.

But I like these as potholders.  I'm thinking I might make a couple more to go with a new flowery tablecloth I recently found on clearance (at Meijer), but these two are going into my Potholders For Posterity collection.  :)

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Moving onto other things...  I'm happy to say I finally had success at making a couple of child-sized hats.

First, to go with this simple linen stitch scarf:


I finished this child-sized Divine Hat


And then, this weekend, I made a Stepping Texture Hat:

I found the chunky yarn too thick for making a slip-stitch ribbing that the pattern gave instructions for, so I made a ribbing using single crochets in place of slip stitches into the back loops of the row below.  Making my ribbing different from the pattern meant I also needed to adapt the beginning of the body of the hat.  It wasn't difficult, but I crocheted a row of sc's, sometimes adding sctog's until I had a total of 40 stitches I could work Rnd 1 into.  The instructions are clear and I finished this hat in just a few hours.  The stitch pattern becomes intuitive after a few rounds, and again... it's a well-written pattern that I highly recommend.

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15 comments:

  1. Nice finished objects. Your crocheted pot holders are so cheerful.

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  2. The two little hats!! One swirly and one geometric... I can just picture little warm faces under those hat brims :)

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  3. Very nice work. Those potholders will brighten up a kitchen. What sweet hats too. Your adjusting of the pattern to make it work looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you, Marsha. I just discovered that Mikey of Crochet Crowd has a video on Youtube for making this pattern and he explains how to adjust the hat to fit whatever size ribbing one makes. He did it a little differently than I did, but it was good to watch and understand that really any hat can be adjusted this way.

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  4. Sweet hats!
    I think you just gave me the last kick of inspiration to continue working through my cotton stash. Love the colourful potholders­čśŐ
    Happy days,
    Jenn

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    1. Cool! I love that I've inspired one who so often inspires me. :)

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  5. I love your potholders, all those bright colours, so lovely! And that linen stitch scarf looks great too.

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  6. Hi Becki :)) You got so much done! I love those little pot holders! Very cute. The hats are wonderful! :)

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  7. Oh my gosh! I am so inlove with that scarf!!

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    1. Awww, thanks, Erin. I forgot to mention that the yarn is Hobby Lobby's ILTY. The pink was a partial skein given to me that I don't presently remember the name of the color, and the multicolor yarn's colorway is called "Brights".

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  8. How did I miss this post? Your work is perfection. I love all your projects and you always find the neatest projects. The colors are gorgeous and the potholders are great especially since they are thick! Thank you for more great projects!

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