Sunday, March 25, 2007

Back to Hats

After receiving Isela's book from Amazon and seeing some of the creative hats posted on the groups and on individual blogs, I'm ready to return to making hats. What a great excuse to visit JoAnn's and stock up on yarn. Of course, I will be making lots of basic hats like those in my photo album. But it's fun to make fancier hats too. So here is the beginning of season 2007.

This first hat started out from Isela's book. I like her cable hat and the cables were easy but all those flat stitches were more than my neck could handle. So the cables became an accent instead.

Here I was experimenting with accents other than pompoms. This is a loopy flower someone posted on one of the groups some time ago.

The flower on this hat was posted by the same person. It's a little large for this hat but I think some little girl will like it.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

More Toys

Bev Qualheim had a pattern for this crocheted bunny and links to the bear and a doll on her blog( The patterns include a vest and pants and shirt for boys. The size when finished is 6 inches from head to toe. Very fun to make and a nice change. My bunny does have a nose and mouth but the yarn is too pale to show.

Here are a couple more bears modeling the other clothing options


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Loom Bunny

This little guy was made from a pattern posted by Ann Bipes on her site( The head and legs and body are all from one loomed rectangle. His little face is so small I didn't give him any eyes or nose. He worked up very quickly and could probably be changed into different animals just by modifying the ears and tail.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Another Dog

t Using fun fur makes a difference. This guy has more character. And I attached his legs closer together so he can sit better. Most of the strands from the fun fur seemed to be on the inside (purl side) so I made that the outside of his body. I'm using buttons for the eyes --- not good for young children, I know --- but it's what I have and I like the eyes shiny.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Knit Kitty

The kitty was an earlier project posted in the Loom Class before I joined the group. It was fun doing something so easy, although I didn't read the directions for binding off the head until after I did it so the shape is off a little. Someone posted a picture of a puppy done with this pattern using fun fur that was very cute. I do like seeing what other people have tried and getting ideas from their pictures.