Crochet Hats and a Bag
I’ve been trying to use up some of my yarn. I have loads of half balls and over, so I thought I would try to make some beanie style hats. Most of my yarns are DK or double knit thickness.
We are going over to see Arron and Lilley Belle in March so I started with a hat for Lilley. Using the magic loop method to start, then it was just a basic beanie top of double crochets, then puff or cluster stitches down to the brim. For the brim or edge I did a row of double crochet then a couple of rows of back post single crochet for the brim. I didn’t use a pattern. just made it up as I went along.
Then I made a larger one in turquoise blue, using the same idea as for the pink one but I just did a different amount of rows of double crochet and puff stitches. I think they have worked out quiet well even if I say so myself.
For my hat sizes I do use Margaret Olanders hat sizing chart over on her blog Sheepishly Sharing. It’s the best chart I have used and hasn’t let me down on any size of hat I’ve made from little ones for the early babies to full grown adult sizes.
I might try making a couple of hats in just puff stitches. I haven’t ever made using it before so I’ll let you know how it comes out!
And Now the Bag
Nanna Doll now has to use a zimmer frame for getting around her house now so needed something to carry all her bits and pieces in. She asked me could I make her a little bag. I used the pattern from the cardigans I love making. It calls for a chain to begin that is divisible by three. Then a row of double crochet. the next row is chain three then single crochet in between the third and the fourth double crochet of the row below, then after every third double crochet until the end of the row. It is a simple easy pattern that I could do whilst watching the television.
I just made an oblong of these two rows until it was the length I wanted. I’m not sure how many rows I did and I have given the bag to Nanna Doll now! To join the sides I did a row of single crochet around joining the two sides together then a fan stitch to make it look pretty. The handle is a long chain that I just single crocheted back into.
She is finding it very handy to you around the house.
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