Saturday, October 23, 2010

Crochet: Mohawk Hat

I have been wanting to make a mohawk hat for quite a while, ever since I saw pictures of them surface on the internet. Now, I've been making hats for quite a while on my own, but since I broke my crochet barriers and actually learned how to read patterns, I normally try to find patterns for everything now just because it's nice having something to follow.

Anyways, I am a frequenter of Craftzine's blog, and several months ago they featured a free pattern to a Mohawk hat on Craftster forums. Here is a link to the pattern. ONTO THE PICTURES!
The top of the mohawk is just 4" long strands of 100% wool yarn latched through the crochet stitches. It was my first time ever felting anything but I was quite surprised how easy it was. I took a close up shot of the what the mohawk looks like felted.

Thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Crochet: Yellow Cowl

I suscribe to Crochet Today because they have super awesome patterns that are easy enough for me to understand. In their special issue of "Must-Have Gifts", it includes patterns and projects that would be perfect as christmas gifts. On the cover there was something that caught my eye...
The gorgeous snowfall cowl!
I had some yarn that I accidently bought thinking it was wool (it totally wasn't) in a bright yellow color that was thick enough so it wouldn't be too holey. I grabbed the semi largest needle(the pattern called for a size 'M' and the needle I used was huge but had no size on it) I had and got to work! Here are the results!

I had some small colorful buttons that I sewed on. I don't think they're big enough though, but they'll work for now until I can find some equally colorful ones to take their place.

This is what it looks like on (pardon my derp face)! It's so warm and I absolutely love the bright yellow. It will be great when I'm going shopping and my mom needs to pick me out of a crowd!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Crochet: Cable pattern scarf

First, let me introduce this scarf's backstory before I just wam-bam you with pictures.

Every year my family has a themed Christmas.Apparently just giving someone something they asked for isn't any fun, and we've been doing this as long as I can remember. Since my family is so gigantic in size, we draw names as well. I'm honestly surprised we don't have a Christmas newsletter!

Anyways, this year is "Mystery Christmas" which I am pretty excited about. It's not really a mystery as in Murder She Wrote, more of a, "holy-crap-I-don't-have-the-slightest-idea-what-I'm-going-to-get" sort of mystery. The Fam all agreed that it would be more fun if we didn't know which present came from who, so the general consensus was that everyone is to wrap their presents in the Sunday Comics of the newspaper. No labels, nothing. Your name is drawn, you get to pick your present.

It's kinda like dirty santa except I think we agreed no "official" trading.

So for my gift, which has to be gender neutral (there goes that zebra print snuggie idea!), I decided to crochet a scarf. My friend Jonathan over at Knitting With Balls is working on a scarf for his brother, which he is knitting using a cable stitch. I loved the design and scoured the internet for a pattern that offered something similar using crochet. I found this free pattern on Ravelry, and here is the link for those who don't have an account on Ravelry.

Onto the picture!

I'd say it's about 80% done. :D Hope you enjoy!
PS- You will probably see more pictures of this when it is finished because I plan to pimp it out.