Happy 2020 everyone! This was a momentous past year for me – it’s the first time I’ve spent the ENTIRE calendar year in ONE location, without any temporary moves, medical evacuations, pregnancies, births, nothing! My belongings have finally been in … Continue reading
This owl has been one of my favorite hats to make over the ten years of my crocheting history. I’ve finally written up an official pattern to share with all of you! It can be easily modified to create a kitty hat, and can use either double crochet or single crochet (or really, half double crochet or any other stitch you want). The detailed PDF is available for purchase on Ravelry, Etsy or directly from my website. Hope you have as much fun making these hats as I have!
Happy 2019! I’m attempting to resurrect my little blog after a few years, in the which I 1) gave birth to two (more) babies, 2) moved countless times to 4 separate countries, and 3) finally have access to my entire … Continue reading
Has spring finally sprung for all of you? When I lived in DC, I loved the cherry blossoms, but oh, my allergies would emerge like the Loch Ness Monster and I’d suffer for months on end. Here in Beijing it’s … Continue reading
Many moons ago I saw an idea for a little bluebird baby hat which was just darling – teeny earflaps, cute little beak, the works. It was made with fuzzy wuzzy baby blue yarn, which I did not have the luxury to search out (being in China and all). Plus, I had this gigundous skein of baby blue Lion Brand Pound of Love that, up until this point, had sat quite stagnant in my stash since winter of 2010. Ergo, I did the next best thing – I used that yarn and added a fluffy white trim.
The trim totally sold me – so soft and fluffy and fuuuun! When I begged a friend to photograph her a-dor-a-ble newborn baby boy in it, she kept referring to it as the ‘penguin’ hat. Well… not to be outdone, it was pretty easy to swap out the blue for black. Add a few whimsical ‘owl’ eyes, a three dimensional beak, and *voila*! TWO AWESOME HATS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!! How can it get any better than this??