Woolly Bobble Hat – January 2016

Firstly, apologies for the lack of posts recently. My laptop finally called it a day after many years of faithful service and unfortunately all of my photos were saved on it. They are backed up but I haven’t got a replacement laptop yet so I’m having to use my work computer to post as and when I can. Also it’s school holidays so childcare commitments mean that I don’t have quite as much time as usual to craft or blog. Normal service will resume soon I promise but you may have to bear with me (and my ridiculous sideways pictures) for a couple more weeks!

2016 crafting continues apace. I made a new hat for my Son using a tiny baby hat pattern. I made the largest size and used chunky wool instead of DK. I made a similar one for my daughter maybe 3 years ago which kind of still fits! This hat is on the large side at the moment but is bright and colourful so should last him a while. It was fun and quick to knit and I’m pleased with the result. I shortened the recommended turn back bit which makes it mushroom out a little. I also added a bobble (using my trusty bobble maker!) It’s possibly an unconventional fashion choice but when you’re 2, anything goes!

The hat took almost the whole ball of yarn but with the remainder, I made a string of rainbow bobble baubles – gotta love a bit of rainbow action!

Yarn: James C. Brett Party Time Chunky in shade 4

Pattern: James C. Brett JB011

Easter Bits and Bobs – April 2014

Spent a productive if strange evening with my husband crafting Easter things for a Easter egg hunt for the following day (we had a last minute change of plans and had to stay at home rather than travelling over to see the in-laws). I made two flowers and two eggs. He made 7 chick coloured pompoms using the genius pompom maker. Very proud of our efforts!

Yarn – Sirdar Baby Crofter shade Cara 165 plus various oddments for the chicks
Pattern – Mollie Makes Issue 39 for the flowers, Making Issue 46 for the eggs