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Newborn Hat

The one person I’m always being inspired by is SARAH from Repeat Crafter Me. She has tons of great ideas and she shares her patterns for free which is even more amazing. Her patterns are colorful, easy to make and original. If you love cooking and children crafts, you will also be able to find something just for you.

My latest project by Sarah was a cute newborn hat with a heart on. I made two of them just in two evenings. I love them. I wish I could wear then, sadly my head is way too big. You can find the pattern her: Crochet Newborn Knot Hat Pattern.

Here is my cute result:

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I chose not to make a heart and keep it even more simple. Also, instead of a slip stitch around I made crab stitch edging.

I think that the pink hat needs an additional explanation. I do not know how I made the bottom to look like it does but I do have a guess. I think, I accidentally started to crochet from the other side. It gave it a very nice look. Sometimes, mistakes do have a very good finale and give you a chance to discover new things.

 

Soft Fish Toy

Yesterday, I have found a wonderful idea on Pinterest but sadly could not save it as it was blocked. So I was sitting and being afraid of leaving it out there because I can forget it and, unfortunately, I could not even save a picture on my iPad. Therefore, I decided to sew one straight away. Oh my, it took me a few hours to be done with such a small project (I am not good at sewing, you know)! When I was done and bragged to my husband about it (he thought it was very cute), went on searching for new ideas. And what do you think? I found not broken link to the original tutorial. Lucky me, huh. I will share my tiny tutorial with you and the link to the better one which inspired me to make a lovely soft fish toy for a baby. Here you can find a tutorial: The Latest from Lauri. Thank you!

As I did not have a pattern so I drew one myself. You can do it too, then our fishes will be different and original. I bet that everyone can draw a fish, if not – follow the link above. 

For this project you will need:

  • fabric (I used linen and some fabric samples I got on sale, sadly it does not say what fabric it is)
  • sewing machine
  • thread (any color, you choose it)
  • scissors
  • pencil (I do not have a special fabric pen, if you do, definitely use that one)
  • stuffing for toys
  • pins
  • 2 buttons for the eyes

When you gather everything start with drawing your fish. Then cut out the details and trace them on to the fabric. Remember to leave some space around (1/2 cm) for sewing it. I left a bit more because I was afraid that I will not manage to sew it. Cut everything out. Now, start sewing.

I began from scales. I cut them out and had 24 pieces in total. In the link, she makes scales only on one side of the fish, I chose to make on both. 

Then, you should sew them together and end up with 12 scales. Mine are very skew, I managed to sew right on my line just on the last scale. I need to practice more if I want to sew.

Then, you can follow the directions for sewing all the parts together on the link I gave in the very beginning. Here how it should look before sewing the fish together.

When sewing it together remember the fins! I stuffed them a bit. 

Join everything with the help of pins and sew. I left the open space at the end of the tale and I was sorry because it was quite difficult to turn it out (all the fins and scales). Then, stuff it and finish up. I did it with a sewing machine right on top after folding the ends inside. Do not forget to sew the eyes on. I wanted them to be blue but did not have two identical blue buttons, hence they became pink-red.Here is my not perfect but cute result:

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It is also possible to make a fish that can make sound, just put in kinder-surprise egg with beans inside and you have a rattle fish. You can also use some special fabric that makes noise while folding and put it in  scales, or any other interesting stuff for making babies curious about your toy. 

If you make one, remember to share it in the comments.

Snowman Hats

Hello!

It seems like just yesterday I posted my last post. But it’s almost a month ago. Shame on me! Therefore, I’m hurrying to post my new work just, just out of  the “oven” but already heating two little ladies. 

I know it’s not winter time yet but it’s never too early to get ready for the cold weather, yes? On this note, I’m posting two lovely, cute snowman hats which were made for two great girls: one whom just yesterday turned 1 year! Congratulations, Leia!!! Maya, her cousin, is a bit older. Can’t wait to see the pictures of them wearing these hats. 

I found a pattern on my very favorite blog of Sarah, Repeat Crafter Me. Thank you! No one can thank you enough for those great patterns you are sharing with us!!!

Here is my result. I did crochet the nose bit differently, as I used thin cotton (it had to be a lot bigger), and I also changed the place of the hat because it looked better that way. 🙂 I also wanted to change the look of pom poms. To make them more fluffy I just used a comb and brushed it for quite a while. Now they are very soft and light to touch. On the other hand, I still need to work on their shape. 

Here how it looks on a little birthday lady. Isn’t she cute?

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Star Blanket

Hello!

Star Blanket

Today I finished one of my projects-in-a-queue – a baby star blanket. I’m so proud of myself. Another little blanket finished. You probably are thinking “big deal, I’ve done it before”, and you are right, it’s not difficult. It’s just that I’m having problems with finishing big projects (and it is a BIG project for me). Therefore, I’m so happy about it. 

To crochet it I followed Beth Parsons pattern which you can find here: Beth’s Little Star Afghan. Thank you for great instructions and a picture tutorial! I helped me a lot.

Star Blanket

Star Blanket

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I really love it, especially the idea of making it in different colors, in one color and so on. You can even try various crochet stitches and it would look perfect. I have another idea for it, hopefully coming any time soon.

Colorful Elf Hat

Long ago I wanted to crochet an elf hat but never had the inspiration for it, or other projects were in the way. Nevertheless, I finally managed to sit down and make one. I have to say that I still need to work on the pattern, especially on the decrease part because I noticed that one side doesn’t look like the other one. It’s a bummer, I know. Therefore I’m not posting a pattern for it. I’ll do that when I make a good one. 

Today I just want to share with you some pictures of it, and also let you know that I’m not gone. I’m still crazy about crochet, and have many projects that will be finished soon. Don’t get scared off when I bomb you with posts one day. But let’s get back to the point. Here is the first attempt of my colorful elf hat.

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