The Hep Hat

Hello blogworld, I've been a bit behind on my posts.  BUT I have finished my wonderful hat to match my scarf!!  Yay, excitement! I searched a long time to find the perfect hat.  I'm so picky about things its ridiculous.  I found a pattern on Craftster for a Swirls Cap, (someone else just posted it actually and did a great job), but then I saw this pattern for a Hep Hat.  It looked a little less time consuming, and that was the key thing for me! 

And here's the view from the top,

I made the whole hat in a few hours one night while I was waiting for the baby to go to sleep!  I finished the trim in the morning.   I've been getting tons of compliments on this hat and my bestest friend in the whole wide world requested one for her very own.  So we went to the local wool shop and she picked out some dark charcoal grey Patons Decor yarn.  It's a little bit different than the Bernat Worsted that I used, but so far the guage is the same, so no worries!  Here's the pattern for the Hep Hat I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! So now I'm working on my mittens.   I was originally gonna make some fingerless gloves, but it seems as though Autumn has just skipped right over us and winter is knocking on my door, so I'm going for the full coverage of some yummy warm mittens!  When I have them done I'll model the whole set! 

My New Scarf

I just finished my Queen Anne's Lace Scarf. I had seen it posted by someone on Craftster, and as soon as I saw it I just fell in love! It's just gorgeous, I'm really happy with how it turned out. It was soooooo ridiculously easy to make. I might whip up a few more for gifts, I haven't decided yet. I used Bernat Great Value Worsted yarn in Wine. I just love this colour! And since the skein of yarn is so big, 14 oz to be exact, I have tons left over to make a matching hat and some mittens! I never make things for myself, so I am extremely excited about this lol.

The scarf would only take a few hours to complete, but I'm constantly putting my crocheting down to do some Mommy related business. So this beauty took me about a week to finish off and on. If you are a beginner I think this would be a great project. It looks hard at a quick glance, but all this involves is double crochet, single crochet and chains and turning and turning and turning! The pattern can be found here Queen Anne's Lace Scarf . There is no pictures on this site, but I found it through a posting in Ravelry and can assure you this is the pattern to use! Until next time, happy hooking!


Wow, time seems to be picking up pace lately.  My 2 1/2 year old daughter is sprouting before my eyes, and my 7 month old daughter is changing every day.  I've been busy with crocheting, family events, friends, daily life. But still my mind was not being challenged enough, so I've been teaching myself to knit over the last week.  A few years ago, right before my first daughter was born, my paternal grandmother was being moved in to a senior's home and had to get rid of a lot of things.  So she gave me a collection of her knitting needles and craft books, a little bit of yarn.  And some knick knacks that I had always admired as a child.  Not until this last week was I able to actually do anything beyond casting on.  This means such a great deal to me to be able to use her needles.  The same needles that she herself had used over the years.  And when my girls are bigger, they are learning how to do both knitting and crocheting, I'll make sure of it!  I was always playing with string from as young as I can remember, starting with friendship bracelets, dream catchers, beaded necklaces, hemp necklaces and bracelets, cross stitch, crochet and now knitting. I feel pretty damn good right about now.