Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Winter Hat With Messy Bun Option


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Ok, I know, I know, I'm late to the game. Messy bun hats have been popular for a few months now. But since we have 6 more weeks of winter coming (as proclaimed by the oldest and most trusted weather source available wink wink) you have plenty of time to make this Winter Hat and get plenty of use out of it before spring hits!


I wanted to make sure that if I was going to write a pattern for a Messy bun hat that there would be something for everyone in it. I know there are people with short hair or those that never wear their hair up so I wanted to make sure that this hat could be made as a traditional closed top hat and a messy bun hat without too much difference between the two. Only the first two rounds of the hat are different. You can choose your option and make either hat with ease or make one of each! I sincerely hope you enjoy the versatility of the Winter Hat With Messy Bun Option.

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Winter Hat With Messy Bun Option

Monday, January 2, 2017

Sleigh Ride Hooded Infinity Scarf


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The Sleigh Ride Hooded Infinity Scarf pattern is one that I've been excited about for awhile. I worked it up earlier this last fall but didn't get it photographed until recently and I think it's perfect for the chilly January and February's that we have here in the Rockies. We always have a week or two of temps that don't get above freezing and the versatility of the Sleigh Ride Hooded Infinity Scarf makes it easy to wrap up and keep warm.  

Most cowls and scarves aren't tall enough to reach up over your head and keep both your ears and head warm while they are still around your neck. The Sleigh Ride Hooded Infinity Scarf has enough length to stay rippled and comfy around your neck and also reach up over your head. If you take it down it is a lovely bulky cowl. The stitch pattern repeat is only a few rows making it easy to memorize so you can work it up mindlessly. I hope you enjoy making the Sleigh Ride Hooded Infinity Scarf for yourself! I would love to see your creations of the Sleigh Ride Hooded Infinity Scarf so please share them with me on FacebookRavelryInstagram or Twitter.

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Sleigh Ride Hooded Infinity Scarf

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Chevron Love Super Scarf


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Hello all my lovely friends! We woke up to our first snowfall this last week and I was so excited and inspired that I knew I had to put the final touches on this post and get it out to all of you. Winter will be here before we know it! 

I LOVE how plush and cozy the Chevron Love Super Scarf is! It uses the same basic design as my other Chevron Love patterns but is worked up in a super bulky weight yarn. It is so warm and works up so fast! As a super scarf it is wider and longer then a regular scarf. You can wrap it multiple times for extra layers or leave it hanging down to showcase the design. The Chevron Love Super Scarf is the perfect accessory and gift. I hope you enjoy making yours. Don't forget that I would love to see your creations of the Chevron Love Super Scarf so please share them with me on Facebook, Ravelry, Instagram or Twitter.

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Chevron Love Super Scarf

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How To Make Tassels or Fringe

This is a photo tutorial that will show you how to make either tassels or fringe for the edge of a crochet or knit accessory. The photos are from the tassels that I made on the Chevron Love Super Scarf but the same method can be applied to making fringe along the edge of a scarf, shawl or other accessory.

Take the yarn you want to use for the tassel, fold it in half and pull the loop through the designated stitch.

Pull the tassel ends through the loop.

Pull the tassel ends until the loop is tight and secure. Trim the tassel ends so that they are even.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Planned Pooling Argyle Dishcloths

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If you are a member of pretty much any crochet group on social media I'm betting by now you have heard of or seen the new planned pooling argyle craze. To catch you up in case you have no idea what I am talking about: color pooling with yarn is what happens when you work with a variegated yarn and the colors either seem to group together or form distinguishable patterns within your finished item. I'm sure you've made a hat or and somehow the green in the variegated yarn always seems line up or something similar. Planned pooling is basically planning ahead of time to make your variegated yarn come together in a way that creates a color pattern. Over the last couple weeks this concept has gotten a crazy amount of attention!

It really is a lot of fun when you get the process down but it can be extremely frustrating to get the correct beginning chain because each variegated yarn has different lengths for the colors in the yarn. Ann from Glamour4You is a freaking math GENIUS and she figured out a way to make it work for just about any variegated yarn. I used her method to make 4 different argyle dishcloths.