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Taupe Neckwarmer

This is a neckwarmer that I did a while ago. It was one of my first projects. I didn’t like how it turned out at first, but now I think it’s growing on me. And even though it’s skinnier than I had hoped, it’s actually quite warm. I didn’t like how any of the pictures turned out, so I’ll post the best of the worst. Haha.

Yarn used:
– Loops & Threads Charisma (bulky 5): Taupe #6

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Nancy’s button-up cowl

Well I wasn’t going to give this to Nancy because I wasn’t too happy about it, but last night I changed my mind. I hope she’ll still like it even though it’s not perfect & that she’ll find it useful & comfortable & of course warm.

Yarn used:
– Loops & Threads Charisma (bulky 5): #34 Toadstool

I don’t have my niece to model it for me, so I had to do the job. I look so uncomfortable & awkward. Haha! But this is one of those accessories that needs to be on a mannequin or a real person. A hanger will not work. I’m sure there are other ways to wear it, but these are the ones I was able to figure out.

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I honestly can’t remember what pattern I used. This was one of the first ones I did, which was months ago. I’ll be sure to update the post once I can figure it out. Sorry!

[UPDATE] This might be the pattern that I tried to use for this cowl.

Mom’s scoodie

Yarn used:

-Red Heart Super Soft: Chocolate 9344

Gave my mom her scoodie during the Christmas break. I was actually working on it while I was there. I think I rushed the hood part because it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it. Oh well. At least I was able to fix a part of it by folding it back. It turned out a little heavy but it was definitely super warm. Sometimes she sleeps with it, Glory said. Glory also said that I inspired my mom to start crocheting again too. Apparently she was an awesome crocheter back in the day. Hopefully she’ll continue it because it’s a perfect thing for her to not only kill time & keep her preoccupied, but it’ll exercise her brain as well. I’m so proud of her! Glory says that she listens to Ilocano music on the laptop while she crochets & can’t seem to put the hook down. That makes my heart smile. 🙂

Reyna was kind enough to model it for me so I can post it on my blog. Thanks, Reyna!

The pattern is free at Ravelry. I ended up improvising (as I usually do) so it didn’t turn out exactly like the patten.

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Rico’s Earflap Beanie

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Finished Rico’s beanie. It took a lot longer than expected. I just couldn’t get the earflap right. Then I had to make those pom-poms which I don’t enjoy doing. He says it’s comfortable, so hopefully he’ll actually wear it. We shall see.

Yarns used:
– Caron Simply Soft: dark country blue
– Vanna’s Choice: charcoal grey 151

I used this pattern, but I made changes by adding additional rows. I think the final row count was 18 & I added a border of sc stitches. Also I think the amount of stitches in row 4 should be 45 & then row 5 should be 60.

The earflaps were a bit more challenging for me. I tried writing the pattern after the fact, so I hope it’s accurate. As for where to start the flap, I had Rico put the beanie on & I marked the beginning & ending stitch with bobby pins. I made sure they were 14 stitches apart so the flap would end up long enough. So here it goes:

Row 1:
Join yarn, chain 2, DC in base of chain
DC in the next 13 stitches [14]

Row 2:
Chain 2, turn, DC in base if chain
DC all the way down [14]

Row 3:
Chain 2, turn, dc2tog next 2 chains
DC to the last 2 stitches
Dc2tog last 2 stitches
DC into chain space

Row 4:
Repeat row 2

Row 5-7:
Repeat row 3

Row 8:
Chain 2, turn,
Dc2tog next 2 stitches (2x)
DC into chain space

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Was able to get a picture of my hubby wearing it. 🙂

Nancy’s House Slippers for her birthday

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Yarns used:

I’m a little disappointed in this project, but I was short on time to start all over. Hopefully it’ll do it’s job & look cute on Nancy’s feet while keeping it warm. The one part I do like is the part I made up, which is the strap. The strap on the pattern didn’t work out so I had to improvise. This is what I did:

20 chains
Sc in chain 12
Slip stitch the rest of the chains

I left a tail in the beginning & in the end so that when I attach it to the slipper I could pull a string through each side of a stitch & tie a knot to secure it. Then I stitched the green border over it so it would look neater.

The button of course gives it the character it needs. Can’t wait to see it on Nancy’s feet. I pray that it will fit her feet like the glass slipper on Cinderella’s. haha!

Here is the pattern.

Cherree’s Bulky Slouchy Beanie for her birthday

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Yarn used:
– Loops & Thread Charisma (bulky) in Espresso #32

Started this out just to test out the pattern, but then decided that if it turned out cute I’d make it Cherree’s birthday gift. I like it, but I kind of wish they used WW yarn instead of bulky. It’s a little stiff for my liking, but I’m hoping Cherree will still wear it.

I got the pattern from one of those booklets. This one was called Celebrity Slouchy Beanies for the Family.

I went to Joann’s and decided to get a button for it for the finishing touch so it didn’t look so plain. This was the best one I could find. Hopefully Cherree will let me take a picture of her wearing it so I can post another picture here… hopefully I’ll remember to take the picture.

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Kai Kai’s Rupunzel Earflap Beanie

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Yarns used:
– Caron Simply Soft in Iris 9747
– Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink 9719
– Red Heart Soft in Lilac for the center of the flower & pom-pom

I finally finished Kai’s beanie. I just hope she likes it & will wear it. I think I got the basic pattern here, but made up my braids.

The flower pattern I got here but changed the colors. I also used sewing thread to tie the tips of the flower onto the beanie. And then I used a pom-pom maker of course.

I’m excited for my next project!

J’s requested dinosaur beanie

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This was J’s request.  It is one of my favorite beanies.  Unfortunately, he doesn’t wear it as much anymore.  Not sure if someone made a negative comment about it or something.  Hopefully he’s still proud of it. 🙂

I believe the beanie part I got from here.

The spikes, I know I got from here.

Hailee’s orange beanie

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Of course I couldn’t make Sydney a beanie without making Hailee one.  She picked the colors.  It is definitely perfect for the Spring.  She was my first pom-pom beanie. 🙂

I think I got the inspiration for the pattern here.  As you can see, I didn’t copy the trim for some reason.

The flower I got here.  Pretty easy to follow & her video is pretty useful.

Kid’s slouchy beanie

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This was suppose to be a big kid’s slouchy beanie, but some how it ended up as a toddler’s slouchy beanie. Haha!  I honestly can’t tell you where I got the pattern.  Perhaps it was from a book.  Once I can figure out where I got the pattern I’ll be sure to update this post.  In the mean time I’m waiting for my niece to send me a picture of her little sister wearing it.

The bow may have come from this website.