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Jono’s Night Cap

night cap

Oh the things you make when you have teenage children! So, this is a night cap, or as Jono likes to call it, a cool long pointy beanie thing. And yes, he actually wears it, not only with his pajamas but out to the mall – gosh.

I simply used tr crochet, starting at the point, slowly increasing until the last about 9 rows. Then I added a few rows of dc to make the band. It’s an acrylic dk, or worsted weight yarn and I used a 5mm hook. And finally added the pompom. It’s been many years since I made a pompom, taking me back to my childhood.

Jono Night Cap


Hipster Beanie and Boots for Baby

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I loved making this little set. The yarn is so soft and ideal for keeping a little head and feet warm. The very natural and earthy look of the yarn also lends itself to the hipster style.

For the hat I used this easy to follow pattern by April Cromwell. Thanks April. The only change I made was shortening the ties a little. I used a 5.5mm hook. And one of my favourite patterns for boots is this one by Repeat Crafter Me. I used a 3,5mm hook to make it smaller and tighter (my yarn is so soft I had to firm it up somehow) and I only made 3 rows of the cuff, then I added the laces. The yarn is a stunning, locally-produced blend of cotton, tweed, wool and acrylic.

beanie and boots

Little Girl’s Sun Hat

Summer is such a wonderful time. We usually associate crochet with winter woolies; blankets, scarves, beanies etc, but summer presents a whole new world of creative crochet opportunity. This is the second little sun hat I’ve made for little girls.

It’s 100% cotton which makes it light and cool, perfect for sunny days. I used a 4.5mm hook and Vinnis locally hand-dyed cotton yarn. It will fit a one year old.

I have a ladies summer scarf to finish making up now, but then not sure what to put my hand to….hmmm?

4-in-1 Flopsy Hat

A friend of mine asked me to make a gift for a one year old girl. We decided that crochet shoes and toddlers don’t work so well together. The only reason crochet shoes are cute is because they are so small, once they get bigger they lose their cuteness. So we settled on the idea of a hat and I began exploring patterns and trying out options. This was my first creation.

It’s half wool (which gives it it’s rustic feel) and half cotton (keeping it light and cool). I used a 4mm hook and made it up in htr (hdc if you are American). For the flower I used this pattern. I quite like the way the flower can come on and off and how you can button up the one side to give it different looks. It ended up being too small for a 0ne year old, but fits a little pinky who’s 6 months.

Beanie And Boots Giveaway

My friend, Sharon hosts an exciting online antenatal course in South Africa called Just Engage. She also regularly posts fun, relevant, real and helpful stories on her blog relating to pregnancy and parenting. You can follow her on facebook too.

She is currently running a giveaway featuring this beanie and boots set, and has written a lovely article about Megs J Shep.

Because these were made for a giveaway they had to be suitable for either a boy or a girl. I had been wanting to make something up using this combination of silver grey and stone, and this seemed the perfect opportunity. The pattern I used for the boots is from Repeat Crafter Me and is easy to follow. I found it a fun a versatile pattern. I then had to find a pattern for a beanie that matched….not so easy. I ended up making this one up. It is predominantly double (single if you are American) crochet, except for the brim which is alternate double and half-treble rows to match the cuff on the boots.

It is great to be part of this giveaway. Thanks to Sharon and Just Engage for featuring me. I hope these boots and beanie will be well worn by a precious little person.

V Stitch Baby Hat

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Not every hat needs a flower on it Рdoes it? These hats are all so cute and I think this particular one looks simple and even classic without a flower. One could always pin embellishments onto it if so desired.

I’m so enjoying playing around with these 100% cotton yarns. In some instances I think I even prefer it to the more shiny bamboo. Only in ‘some’ instances though. This is a pattern that I’ve used before by Mary Ann. I used a 4.5mm hook and a stone coloured cotton yarn. It will fit a newborn baby.

It appears that more and more online shopping sites are popping up in South Africa. Some of them are quite exciting. Strictly handmade is one that I discovered recently.

Baby Button Flap Beanie

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I love all the different kinds of beanies there are. I’m not a great fan of white, but this turned out quite cute.

Another pattern from Alli Crafts, thanks Alli, they’re great. I used 100% cotton in a crisp white and a 5mm hook. This beanie will fit a baby of about 3 – 6 months. The button gives it a sweet little extra touch. Whilst my favourite thing is to make up things to give away, this beanie will be going to the store for sale.

I’ve also made up a few more headbands in the last few days. I’ll be adding photos to existing posts shortly.