Let’s yarn awhile

Much to the delight of my cat, Hazelnut, I’ve started crocheting again. A former colleague of mine formed a crochet circle at the office and was more than happy to take me on as a padawan and show me the ropes… or yarn, as it were. I managed to complete a couple of projects and then hung up my hooks to finish my degree and bear several children. Now that I have a baby girl to crochet for (and a Pinterest board full of ideas), I’m back. I’ve recently finished several projects, including 3 hats. The cool thing is that while the finished products are very different, all 3 hats were made from the same beanie pattern. Sarah over at Repeat Crafter Me is a crochet genius and super generous in sharing her easy-to-read patterns (newborn – adult). Here’s a link to the beanie pattern I used for these little numbers.


This hat is the root of my new obsession with all things owl.


And now for a much angrier bird

Again, I reused my favorite beanie pattern for the hat. The pattern for the bird features can be found here.


Luke is super into Avengers at the moment and decided he really needed a Captain America hat. Mission accomplished. My gauge was a little off, so it’s not quite long enough. I really need to go back and crochet and extra row or 2.

Same basic pattern and then I found the pattern for the wings and stuff here.

I am so thankful that so many crocheters are willing to share their awesome patterns for free. The craft world has such a fabulous community. Enjoy the patterns and I’d love to see the finished product if you make any of these projects!