Crochet hat

  
I decided one evening that my father in law should also get a crocheted gift this Christmas. So I made this hat.

A long time ago I came across this stitch but didn’t make anything with it at that time. I don’t know the name of the stitch. But it goes like this:

The hat is made in continues rounds. 

I used 2 strands of acrylic yarn and a 6 mm hook. 

Make a magic circle and work 8 hdc in the circle. 

From now on you work in the “third” loop on the back of the stitch. Not the two loops on the top. 

Round 1: work 2 hdc in each stitch around in the “third” loop of the stitch. (16)

Round 2: * 1 hdc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch * continue like this for the rest of the round. (24)

Keep increasing  by 8 every round for the next 5 rounds. Do a round with no increases for every 5 rounds. Continue increasing with 8 every round till you have the desired size. Then work the rounds with no increases. 

When your hat has the desired size and length then you end the round by making 2 sc and then 2 sl st to even out the edge. 

I hope you can use this 🙂

Update on Sophie

  
Now that all the Christmas presents are done it’s time to get back to my beloved Sophie. 

Part 10 is now done and I can’t wait to get started on part 11. 

I always have a lot of projects going on at the same time. So I’ve been working on Sophie for quite some time now. I’m looking forward to finish her. 

I already have the next CAL ready. 

http://www.lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/yarn/crochet/sophies-universe-cal-2015/sophies-universe-cal-2015-information/

Another virus 

  
So I’ve started yet another virus shawl:-)

I just love this pattern. It’s simple and brilliant at the same time! 

This time I’ve moved away from my beloved wolltraum and over to red heart unforgettable boutique. I love the color combo. I’ve seen lots of shawls made from this yarn so I just had to try it. Luckily, with a little help from Facebook friends on my fabulous international crochet group, I was able to get it in the UK and then avoid paying a fortune in import taxes. I was a bit surprised though. I didn’t expect the yarn to be quite so hairy… But I guess I just have to get used to it. The colors are gorgeous 🙂 

Looking forward to finishing it. I think I have enough yarn for two shawls. 

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/virus-shawl%E2%80%94virustuch

Yarn: http://www.deramores.com/red-heart-boutique-unforgettable-candied-03965

Have a great day! 

Mermaid tail blanket 

  
I’ve seen these mermaid tail blankets for a while now on Facebook. Think they are so cute. So I decided that my 4 year old was going to get one for Christmas. I had some yarn sitting in my stash that actually was meant for a c2c blanket. But I have so much on my to do list, so I don’t think I’ll make the c2c any time soon. 

I found a pattern for the fins:

http://www.daperfectmix.blogspot.dk/2014/07/crochet-mermaid-tail-fin-pattern.html?m=1

The rest is just granny stripes with a sc and shell border. 

I’m so happy with how it turned out. And I hope that my little girl will like it.