21 November 2006


I've been wearing these around town for a while now so I figured it was about damn time I posted a picture!

The ear-flap hat was a surprisingly easy pattern from the Funky Chunky book. It's a basic hat pattern crocheted in rounds, but you don't turn at the end of each round. I think this makes for a less noticeable seam at the back. It took approximately 3 hours total, but keep in mind that I did one ear flap, the tassels and the pompom in the car. (Don't worry - I wasn't driving!)

I finally made the One-Skein Squiggle Scarf (as I like to call it). The pattern, as linked, is free, or you can find it in Stitch `N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. It was easy and it's a pretty pattern but a word of advice should you choose to attempt it yourself; when it says chain loosely - chain REALLY loosely. Because you're squeezing two clusters in there (that's a total of 10 dcs), you really need the room. If your chain is too tight, the scarf will twist and bunch and the pretty squiggle effect will be lost. These scarves are great (last minute) gifts as they don't take much yarn and only 2 hours of your time. So throw on a DVD and get hooking!

* Yarn used: Caron's (no dyelot) Simply Soft® in Raspberry

1 comment:

Slayermel said...

Okay, so after seeing how beautiful and feminine your scarf looked. I've decided to start making that pattern for Christmas presents instead of the big square one I was using. It looks so much better on then in the book. I'm going to have to get you and T-Ra to have a look at a pattern for a hat that for some reason I keep getting stumped on. It's confusing the crap out of me. The thing that's ticking me off is I'm sure it's straight forward, it's just the way it's written is confusing me. I'll be loading it up onto our group site so you guys can pick at it and see if it makes sense to you.