Free Pattern – Straight Up Beanie

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Delicate columns of fans climb straight up to the top of this hat. The split/center dc stitches line up directly on top of each other, instead of being slightly offset like they normally would. This creates perfectly straight columns of stitches, for a unique texture. This pattern was designed for the “Make it for Me” CAL on Elk Studio. You’ve made it through another busy holiday season, and probably poured lots of love into handmade gifts for others. Now it’s time to make something extra special just for you. Be sure to check out the other great “Make it for Me” patterns too!

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Round up – Messy Bun and Ponytail Hats

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If you’ve been on facebook at all this past week, you’ve probably seen some of these messy bun hats. The trend is everywhere, all of a sudden! In case it has you itching to make one, here are some great patterns to choose from. This post contains affiliate links (click for more info). If you click one of these links and … Continue reading →

Pattern Review – Slouchy Diamond Cap by Melody’s Makings

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As many of you know, I’ve been working on the Anthology Blanket Knit-Along from the Underground Crafter. I wanted to make a coordinating item with the small bits of each color that are left over. Melody’s Makings patterns has several beautiful baby items I thought might work, so I tried there first. I decided on her Slouchy Diamond Cap, which is a free pattern. … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Round the Mulberry Bush

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Rainbow colors go round and round, punctuated by lightly textured, grey stripes. With a cotton/acrylic blend in vivid colors, this simple hat is just right for summer. It uses small amounts of several different colors, so is a great stashbuster project too. Here’s a fun fact: despite the popular nursery rhyme, mulberries actually grow on trees, not bushes! This pattern is … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Daydreamer Cardigan

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This is the final piece of a 4 piece set, designed to match my Puffy Pinwheel Hat, Striped Booties and  Dreaming of Pinwheels blanket. The Anne Geddes Baby yarn by Red Heart quickly became a favorite of mine through these projects, and I hope I have a chance to work with it again soon. It’s soft and squishy, but strong too, and comes … Continue reading →

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Poinsettia bottle cozy

I know, I know….I haven’t posted a thing since Thanksgiving! I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet. I’m still here, just a bit swamped right now with a couple of projects that I can’t tell you about yet. Isn’t that the way it always goes at this time of year? Anyway, I just wanted to peek in and say I haven’t forgotten … Continue reading →

Your feedback matters!

I’m far from perfect (yes, yes, I know, it’s hard to believe, but it’s true! ☺) Recently, a lot of people have been making my Crocodile Stitch Pixie Hat, and have been nice enough to share their pictures and thoughts on their Ravelry project pages. I LOVE to see comments and particularly pictures of your projects! It lets me know … Continue reading →