Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SS's Puppy Dog Earflap Hat

A friend of mine is getting ready to give birth to her newest blessing. She knows she's having a boy and so our mom's group at the church had a mini shower for her. While I was not able to attend that meeting/shower, I did send a gift I made.

Here's a "hurried" photo I made of the hat. Please forgive the unclear-ness of the pic, I was rushed, trying to make sure I could snap a pic of it before it went out the door. :)

This pattern is called Puppy Dog Hat Pattern and is sold by Sweet Kiwi Crochet. (You can find her blog HERE.) The pattern cost $3.99 and I'm not sure if she sells them off her blog or not, but you could email her if you aren't sure.

I have to admit, I already have an earflap hat pattern that I really like and it is my go-to hat, so I debated on the wisdom of purchasing another earflap hat pattern. This pattern is different from the other and gives a different look to the base hat itself. I really like that. And it's easy to do. So, now I have two earflap hats that I enjoy working on.

But back to this project. My friend really likes green and though she is having a boy, I thought the green with browns would be so much better for her (I told her that when we chatted this past weekend and she said the green was her choice! LOL).

For this particular hat I used Caron Simply Soft yarn for all of the project. The colors used were Bone (for the hat base and braids), Chocolate (for eyes, nose, ears, hat trim and braids) and Sage (for spot and braids).

I think it took about 3-4 hours start to finish, but that's because my sewing skills are not the strongest and attaching the little parts takes me a while. The actual crochet work probably only took 1-2 hours.

This particular hat was "newborn" size, but the pattern comes with sizes from newborn to 4+ years of age.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting,

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Week - New Goals

Happy Monday, friends!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and were able to enjoy your time with loved ones. We had one of our typically-busy weekends but managed to find some down time to watch a movie together (The Wager, starring Randy Travis).

Well, as part of getting back into the usual swing of things, I'm hoping to post my weekly craft goals on Mondays. Would also like to hear what you are working on for the week so be sure to leave a comment and let me know.

This week there are a few "events" that will require some crafty-goodness. Monday we are supposed to attend a party with our homeschool co-op (if the weather allows). Tuesday is Vday and even though we don't celebrate it in traditional ways, I have some plans to do fun things that will reinforce our parenting class. Saturday is a day-long crop for the scrap group and I try to do something special for those days. As you can see, very busy week.

So here are some craft goals for the week:

~ Need to get creative in the kitchen and make a great snack
~ Prep for craft (make cutting templates, gather supplies)

~ Heart Attack Project (shhh, it's a secret, lol)
~ Card for hubby
~ Finish "I love you Today because" project for hubby
~ Tags for sodas for kids

~ Make crochet goodies that i planned for croppers
~ Design, create sample and prep make'n'take
~ Decide what I want to work on for crop
~ Make decorated tags for hot chocolate bar
~ Make decorated tags for goody bags
~ Make decorations for the crop

~ Finish apron set (me and dolly) for niece
~ untangle yarn for ds2's hat
~ finish Festival Shawl

Should be a fun, if somewhat busy week. Better get to sleep.