Yesterday, I was sick. What do I do when I’m sick? Sleep. A. Lot.
In-between my naps, I would drink some tea and crochet a little bit. Then, because crocheting was much too strenuous, I’d take another nap. With all my sleeping and a little bit of crocheting, I had a newborn baby hat done by the end of the day. Life can be so exhausting when you’re sick. Anyway, the hat I made was from this awesome pattern I found on Pinterest: bustingstitches.blogspot.com/2012/09/candy-puffs-beanie.html.
|Example of the first cluster done with the skipped stitch behind it.|
The next stitch would go into that skipped stitch, meaning
you would cross over the existing stitch.
|Love the look of these stitches!|
I found a little bit of CARON Simply Soft yarn in grey so I decided to see if I had enough to make a baby hat. I followed the pattern and crocheted using two strands of yarn as one with the larger crochet hook. Since I only had one skein of yarn, it was a bit tricky. I had to stop every now and then and unwind some more yarn from the one side so the skein wouldn’t get all tangled up.
|An example of the end of a cluster stitch. See how there are|
technically 6 strands of yarn instead of 3?
That's because I doubled up the yarn and am working
with 2 strands instead of 1.
I love the look of these stitches – it’s basically cluster stitches crossing over each other. It was easy enough to learn and different from anything else I’ve made. I ran out of grey yarn with only one single crochet row left. I decided that I would finish that row with an accent color and crochet the flower out of that color as well. I went with the CARON Simply Soft yarn in Passion as the accent color. I doubled up the yarn for the last row of single crochet and then made the flower with just a single strand of yarn.
I have a go-to flower pattern that I really like – here is the pattern I used: http://www.action-hero.net/blog/2004/09/crocheted-flower-pattern.html
Since I only wanted a small flower, I stopped after Row 2. Then, I found a matching grey button, sewed that onto the flower and then the flower onto the hat! J
Do you want a chance to win this hat? Well, it’s your lucky day because I’m giving it away! For a chance to win, do one or more of the following: Like the Facebook post, comment on the Facebook post, or comment on the actual blog post. You will get 1 chance for each one of those actions taken. The drawing will end on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. I’ll draw from a hat (maybe even this one!) to see who wins. Good luck! :)