Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring is coming and where elses should you be?

Sitting on a beach in Bermuda would be lovely
The beach has pink sand. I had the luxury to have all my school holidays on these beaches and since it is snowing in Cleveland, Bermuda beaches look wonderful. Stay in touch for more memoris

Crochet Hats

Hats, Hats and more Hats!

Crocheting isn’t hard. One just needs to find a pattern that you like and use your imagination. Change colors, use ribbons, flowers or buttons. Here are some examples of the hat that I gave the pattern for. The Ribbed Baby Hats.
In this picture some are ribbed and some aren't, you can use yarn, same or contrasting colors. 
Change colors, use ribbons.
Use your imagination and go wild.
I would love to see your creations.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Baby Ribbed Hat Free Pattern from Kathy North

This is one of the easiest hats to crochet. The pattern can be found on Ravelry and elsewhere. I made one for my Grandson and found that on Youtube. Youtube is one of the best places to learn how to crochet. Check it out. I am going to post the instructions here but if you don't understand anything check it out on Youtube.
Note: Cap is worked sideways in half double crochet rib to allow for stretch to fit a range of sizes. Hat can be made smaller (for preemies) by using thinner yarn and smaller hook.
Yarn:  Caron Simply Soft worsted weight, or any soft worsted weight acrylic (for smaller or preemie sizes, use sport-weight or baby yarn)
Size H hook for worsted weight newborn size (for smaller or preemie sizes use size G hook with sport-weight or size F hook with baby yarn.)
Gauge:  4 sc = 1", 16 hdc = 4"
Stitches used:  chain (ch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), slip stitch (sl st).
Note: Ch 2 at beg of hdc rows counts as a stitch.
CAPCh 26.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in ea ch across (25 sc)
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, sc in back loop only (BLO) of first 5 sc, hdc in BLO of next 20 sc (25 sts)
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in BLO of first 20 hdc, sc in BLO of next 5 sc (25 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in BLO of first 5 sc, hdc in BLO of next 20 hdc across (25 sts)
Rep Rows 3 and 4 until piece measures 10"-12" from beginning.
Finishing: Holding beginning row together with last row, sl st through both thicknesses to form tube. Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in ends.
Make crochet chain (ch 65 and fasten off) or use ribbon to gather single crochet end of tube to form top of hat.  Weave chain or ribbon through row at 5th sc from edge, gather top of hat, and tie in bow. Turn up cuff at other edge of tube. 
These instructions came from Kathy North.
If you like this hat but don't have the time to make it email me. I can make it in any color and size. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

I am looking forward to meeting you.

Has anyone used Endust? Well, yesterday I polished my cocktail table with a wax paste. It was lovely and shiny.  After a full day of use I needed to clean the table. Well, _______ (insert your own word here) grabbed the Endust and generously sprayed the table. Again _____ (insert your own word here) me started to clean the table. Yes, it looked cleaned, shiny and new, but then something happened in Cleveland Ohio with doesn’t happen too often. The sun came out. It not only came out but it had the nerve to show all of the streaks on the surface of the table. Thank God, I am not a perfectionist because I could have spent most of the morning polishing the table again. Instead I spent the entire morning polishing the table until the sun was covered by the clouds. Thank you weatherman and Cleveland for keeping with the saying, “if you don’t like the weather in Cleveland wait 5 minutes and it will change” and it did.
Anyway, welcome to the blog, I hope that you will understand my sense of humor and I hope that the humor will make you return.
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