Simple Striped Beanie

This is the first pattern I have actually taken time to write out. When I first started crocheting I thought, “wow, I will never get to the point where I can make something without a pattern”. I still love working from patterns, but I do from time to time make up things without one. This is a simple little beanie I made one day out of boredom. So I thought I would share it with you. Works up super fast! If you have any questions, please send me a message or comment!

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COLOR CHANGES:

When you get to the last stitch in the row, before completing it you will be changing your color. I recommend watching the video on the following link because I know for me, seeing something makes it that much easier to understand. http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Tutorials/How-to-Color-Change-without-Knots

This hat is very simple and works up super fast! Love it? Please be sure to share my blog and my FB page! Leave me a message! Would love to hear from you!

HOOK Size: I

Hat should measure about 13-14 inches unstretched and from top to bottom 5 to 5.5 inches.

Begin with a ML (magic loop)

With Color A:

Round 1: In ML, make 7 HDC, sl st to join

Round 2: CH 1, 2 HDC in each st around, sl st to join, (14)

Round 3: CH 1, **2 HDC in next, 1 HDC ** repeat around, sl st to join (21)

**Here you will join a new color before you slip stitch to begin round 4. Do not cut yarn as you will bring the new color up with each color change. (See below for instruction on color changes)

With Color B:

Round 4: CH 1, **2 HDC in next, 2 HDC** repeat around, sl st to join (28)

Round 5: CH 1, **2 HDC in next, 3 HDC** repeat around, sl st (color A) to join (35)

Color A:

Round 7: CH 1, ** 2 HDC in next, 4 HDC** repeat around, sl to join (42)

Round 8: CH 1, HDC around, sl st (color B) to join (42)

**for Rounds 9-13 You will REPEAT Round 8, changing colors every 2 rows.

Round 14: CH 1, sc around, join with sl st (42)

War Eagle: My husband’s Project…

Actually this was a joint effort between the two of us. He’s never really did anything projecty (we will pretend that is a word), but after his crazy experience the last few months he knew he wanted to commemorate it in some way. He’s a big sports fan. There are two teams that you are guaranteed to here him yelling at the tv if you come to our home. One is the Atlanta Braves and the other is the Auburn Tigers. Obviously his reactions, as most of America now knows,  can get pretty crazy.  When all was said and done, he wanted to make something that would highlight the experience our family had and he did. This will go in his office at work.

This was a dark wood 30×40 frame that we went over with Spray Kilz:

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Time to add the blue!!

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Then he added articles and other things from our experience that he had laminated onto a board we got from Hobby Lobby:

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He added a few finishing touches and the job was complete!

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Oh he took up taggin’ in the process too….

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Project 365: Day 4 Pattern

This is my entry for this day (though I was lazy and didn’t get it posted very quickly. I’ve just been looking around the _MG_0356house and have been inspired to do something different. (which I do a lot) This is the pattern from a pillow I have..it makes me want to roll up my sleeves and finally get some painting in the house done!

Motivation Monday

Today my motivation need doesn’t necessary represent that anyone has actually vocally spoke the words “You can’t” to me. Sometimes it is what is unsaid or perhaps even the way things are said that can kinda get into your head and make you doubt yourself. So this is my motivation for today, and I must say if fits with several different things in my life.

 

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Monday Motivation

I need motivation in several areas. Sometimes I feel like I will never get it, but I think it is because I am stuck in the negative. So Mondays I am going to start blogging a favorite quote that fits something that I am feeling that I need motivation in. I won’t necessarily explain what it pertains to, and sometimes it may be quite obvious. Ultimately though, this is just kind of an accountability thing for me. So here is my motivation for today!

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My Little Inspiration…

I’ve talked about my daughter before, my little Fashion Queen. Well, she was slightly jealous of the scarves I made for my sisters that she insisted I make her one. So that is what I did. Just a simple, nothing special scarf to make her happy. EXCEPT after I presented it to her she then says that I know much make her a skirt, shirt, and shoes to match. So using her as inspiration for reviving my crocheting I decided to make up a skirt from a pattern I had previously purchased. (I hoard yarn patterns just the same as I do yarn)  I had purchased the cutest Chevron Skirt from A Crocheted Simplicity so I took this as a sign to actually get to working on it. I LOVE the results and so does my daughter, who I must add, posed herself!

The Fashionista Diva Queen in her new skirt (and yes, she reminded me that I still have not made her shirt yet):

Crochet Crochet Crochet…

Just wanting to sharing a few things that I have been up to lately in the world of crocheting. I have kinda been stuck in a rut of just making hats, from giraffe hats to owls, with the occasional diaper cover thrown in there. So much that I actually got burned out on crocheting. I didn’t think that would happen since I find it to be such an awesome stress relief. And with 2 older sisters, I need all the stress relief I can get. (Ok, that part is just in there so I can see who calls me on it first. lol) Anyway, I decided that I wanted to finally make something that I don’t usually make and see if that would help revive my crocheting hobby. So I decided on a houndstooth scarf. Again, I had my sisters in mind here since we are from Alabama and both of them are Alabama fans. (Sidenote* I’m not a fan of any team but as the wife of an Auburn fan Roll Tide are ugly words here.) I ended up really enjoying making the scarf, and having two sisters, I ended up making them both one.

It did take me a little bit on both of them, but I loved the end results. And I am definitely looking forward to making new things! I found the pattern for this scarf from ELK Studio-Handcrafted Crochet Designs and you can find the pattern here–> Houndstooth Scarf Pattern