I Shall Believe

The Name

I Shall Believe by Sheryl Crow

This is an appropriate name for a hat I improvised the design. I shall believe that I will figure this out.

I Shall Believe

The Beanie

Size: 0-3 months
Destination: Charity

42_small_best_fitI was going for something similar to the one pictured at right. I think my primary mistake was building the crown in double crochet; I feel like maybe I should’ve used Half double crochet. This hat has a weird fit.

While my hat does measure 6-inches high with a rounded crown, I am going to classify the size as 0-3 months based on How to Size Crochet Beanies + Chart by Heart Hook Home.

I Shall Believe

The Yarn

The yarn for this project is unknown. I had the same yarn on two different cones with different information. Because it was so thin and I wanted to rid myself of it, I double stranded.

I Shall Believe

Balloon Man

The Name

Balloon Man by Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians

The perfect name for this balloon-stitch hat.

Balloon Man

The Hat

Dimensions: 11-inch height, medium, female adult
Pattern: Balloon Stitch Slouch Hat by Nana’s Crafty Home
Destination: Charity

Nice textured hat, involving front and back post double crochets. I am not a fan of the construction, bottom up, like a knit hat. I am sure it could be adjusted, but I am moving on.

I had the hardest time keeping track of the row count, basing my hat by comparing mine to the one pictured on the website: three balloons is the same height. I am also foregoing the pom-pom, as the hat is for charity, I don’t like making pom-poms, and I believe paying for transportation to buy a pom-pom is ridiculous.

Balloon Man

The Yarn

Caron Simply Soft*
Color: Ocean; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Again, this color is very hard to capture in photography.

* Estimated guess by Hooker Leo

Feel The Spin

The Name

Feel The Spin by Deborah Harry

Love her, and the opportunity to use this song title for an old favorite crochet pattern.

Feel The Spin

The Hat

Dimensions: Adult
Pattern: Divine Hat by Sarah Arnold

I made this pattern as one of the first, upon my return to crochet years ago. I decided to make it again…and now that I know there is a preemie version, I’ll make that also.

I screwed up the brim, forgetting to incorporate the back post double crochets.

Feel The Spin

The Yarn

Unknown White
Color: Fishing Line*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 3, DK***

Unknown Black
Color: Tarmack*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Unknown White 2
Color: Horizon*; Content: Acrylic**; Weight: 4, Worsted***

Feel The Spin
Feel The Spin
* Color Name per Hooker Leo
** Presumed by Hooker Leo
*** Estimated by Hooker Leo

Smiling Faces Sometimes Baby Blanket

Smiling Faces Sometimes Baby Blanket

About The Project Name

Smiling Faces Sometimes by The Undisputed Truth refers to the fact that I was smiling sometimes – when I figured out why the pattern kept bowing.

About The Project

This project marks the end of my Bernat Baby Coordinates from my stash…finally! The only amount left will be used in a scrap project. I was not sure how big this project would be; I’m glad that it is big enough to be used as something practical. I was prematurely thinking mama could use this as a pad for Mini Mikey due to the thickness created by alternating back and front post double crochets.

About The Pattern

I may write it up, but I am sure there are plenty out there already. I will check and if not, I will write up the pattern now that I know the secret to making this pattern coming out flat.

About The Yarn

Bernat Baby Coordinates

Fiber Content: (75.2% Acrylic, 22.2% Acetate, 2.6% Nylon)
Yarn Color: 01012 Iced Mint, 01011 Lemon Custard, White, Blue-Green, Green-Yellow
Yarn Weight: 3, DK