Saturday, March 26, 2022

A little morning crochet

I have been working on this Huntley Gift Bag by Yarn and Chai for a few days off and on.  I am going to leave off the handles and make straps for a walker bag to donate to a local nursing home.  I'm using a couple different shades of pink scrap balls.  

This seems to be working up pretty quick.  I just have problems with holding the bulkiness of the 2 strands for long periods of time.

The tunisian hat is getting close to trying the decrease with the honeycomb stitch.  hopefully i can figure it out and share it with you soon.

Thanks for stopping by  

Friday, March 18, 2022

 Here is a cute kitty cat I made recently made. He’s quite fat compared to the others from the same pattern.   The hat is totally custom. Hubby said he needed a bowler hat.  

Here are a couple of crochet hats I have made for my preschool donation. It’s a free pattern 
Cable hat. Instead of joining I make this hat in the round. 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Hat number 29 and 30 of 100

 Here are hats number 29 and 30 of the 100 hats for preschool. Almost all my hats so far have been made on my addi. It has made making hats to donate a whole lot easier. Definitely worth the investment. 

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

I love knitting variegated yarn!

 I always say yarn manufacturers create [non solid] yarns with knitters in mind. With crochet and tunisian crochet you often loose the patterning. I love knitting hats and often get the jitters when I first cast on. I don’t know brand or color of this yarn as it was gifted to me. Tonight I casted on a hat. I can’t wait to see how the color pattern plays out. 

I’ll update with the final results when I finish it. 

Thursday, March 03, 2022

Tunisian Honeycomb Stocking Hat Bottom Up In The Round (Adult Size)


Here's my basic instructions to make this hat

I used redheart favorite stripes for my main color and white for my return color

Double End "I" hook,

2 colors of yarn

chain 80

Without twisting, join to make a circle TSS around using DE hook to make return stitch. (80)

Use whatever "ribbing" stitch you would like for 2 inches (6 rows for me),  I used the rib stitch for this hat.  On last row Return stitch through both loops on the last 2 stitches. (79 stitches on the last row)  This makes the odd number required for the honeycomb stitch.

Start the honeycomb stitch and continue for a total hat height of about 6".

Increase 1 stitch on the last row of your honeycomb stitch. (back to 80 stitches)

Using TSS, tss the first 6 stitches then  the 7th and 8th stitches together continue around.

continue decreasing until you have a small opening (4-6 stitches) at the top.  Cut your yarns and put them inside the hat.  Turn it wrong side oud and use the return color, continue going in the same direction and run it through the loops.  Pull it tight and tie the 2 ends together.  

Mine curled  so I crocheted a single row of single crochet around the bottom.

My hat measured right around 8" tall 

Very basic instructions I know.  If you have any questions please ask.