365days of Hats · Pattern reviews

Day 78

1920’s Lacy Headband design by Hopeful Honey. 

  This FREE pattern can be found HERE

I LIED, I’m still obsessed with vintage patterns!  I knew exactly where to find my next one too. My go to gal from Hopeful Honey!  This took me a half hour to work up. Waiting room status!  I love how the stiches work up into such a pretty lacy look. I used a larger thicker weight of yarn so I had to check my gauge and ended up using a 4.0 mm hook instead. It worked perfectly. Her designs are so lovely and very easy to follow. 

365days of Hats · Pattern reviews

Day 65

Urban Jungle Slouch Beanie design by Vickie Howell at Yarnspirations.(previously known as Caron.com)



This FREE pattern can be found HERE. 

I made this hat ages ago. So long ago I lost it by now. :(. Regardless. I’ve remade this hat numerous times since. This is one of my favorite slouchy beanie patterns!  I Love how it used something other than the usual double crochet method for the beanie!  I used alpaca for this certain hat pictured, so it’s very fuzzy and it makes the stiches undefined and almost felt like in appearance. 

365days of Hats · Roundup · Uncategorized

Day55. Multisized round up for the Little Ones

A roundup featuring hats that come in multiple sizes and/or all sizes starting from baby and older. 

Top row: from L to R

       Spikes and Stripes Beanie– Creative Crochet Products(paid pattern)

      Watermelon Beanie– Dearest Debi

      Sharks Sharks Sharks hat– MNE Crafts

Bottom row:  from L to R

       Sleepy The Little Owl Hat–  Cre8tion Crochet

      All Size Suburbanite Hat– RRC

      Elianna Puff Beanie–  AG Handmades

365days of Hats · Robertsons Ridge Technique · Tutorials · Uncategorized

Day 51: Robertson Ridge Technique

Lately I’ve been designing a line of hats that all use the same technique. I call this technique the Robertsons Ridge Technique. So far I’ve designed three hats using this technique.

The first was this Pretty Pillbox Hat.

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Followed by the Boo-Yah Bucket hat.

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Just yesterday I released this Amish Inspired Hat Pattern.

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And tomorrow there will be another one using this technique.

This technique uses a sequence of three rows to get the desired ridge look. It starts by using desired stitch in the BLO of an entire row. Followed by two rows of desired stitch in the FLO of each row.

BLO stands for back loop only.
FLO stands for front loop only.

I have included a link to a video tutorial on how to crochet in the BLO and FLO. The video can be found HERE.

The video link is courtesy of Yarn Obsession.

You can also find these FREE patterns as a bundle on my RAVELRY.

Keep your eyes peeled for more hats using this technique coming soon. I’m currently working on at least four more designs 🙂

Check out day 50 HERE

365days of Hats · Pattern reviews

Day 49

Basic Beanie design by ImHooked.

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This FREE pattern can be found HERE.

Surprisingly we had another really cold day here in Northern California. My sons needed hats for our day to day errands and activities in our town. This pattern is perfect. It was really easy to follow. Had great tips and photos to aid you every step of the way. I also love how versatile the sizes are. The toddler size fits both my kids. My oldest who is three, wears it snug like a beanie. My youngest who will be One next month, wears it slouchy.

Also, Belle of I’m hooked runs and operates Belles Blog Boutique which is also doing 365 days. Of snowflakes!
Check out day 48 HERE.

365days of Hats · Roundup · Uncategorized

Day 48: toddler roundup.

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Toddler round up. I know I know, I have babies and toddlers on the brain. But my house is filled with the most wonderful baby and toddler boys I could ever ask for :).

Clockwise from L-R:

Small Brimmed Hat- Homemade Hats by Cheryl

3d Easy toddler Bonnet– Debi Dearest

Ring Around Hearts Beanie- MNE Crafts

Don’t be jelly beanie – RRC

Granny slouch beanie– stitch11

Artic aviator hat– RRC

365days of Hats · Pattern reviews

Day 45

Basic Bulky Beanie design by Charmed By You.

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This FREE pattern can be found HERE.

My mother in law gifted me the most wonderful flamingo colored bulky yarn. It’s by red heart of course haha. I needed a short n sweet pattern to test out how it works up. I’m not a huge fan if multi tone or multi colored yarn because it comes out looking like confetti. This yarn however came out perfect and in rounds. The pattern was easy to follow and worked up quite fast. I love how it comes in multiple sizes too. I will be revising this pattern many time in my future for sure.

Check out day 44 HERE.