Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Link share

Today is link day. I'm still making shawls, but will wait until I have two completed before posting them. They are the same pattern as before so nothing new there. 

Here is a hat pattern I saw that looked intriguing. I haven't made it but thought I'd share. If anyone has made it and has tips holler out. It is the Fold Down Hat. It probably appealed to me because it's been unusually cold here.

Since I've been making shawls, I looked for some shawl pins. I discovered an entire store full of shawl pins! It is the Shawl Pin Store. Imaginative name. LOL I have not ordered anything from them as of yet but they do have some nice things. These are my favorites. I think it is because the sticks look like Brittany knitting needles. :-)

This is not crochet but for Doctor who fans. It is quilt patterns featuring Doctor Who themes. The site is called Fandom in Stitches (designed by fans for fans). 

I realized I didn't put the link to the slouchy hat yesterday. I will go back and add it, but for those who have already visited the page, here it is. The site is Jenn Dimaria's Jenn Likes Yarn. The hat is the Really Easy Slouchy Beanie and it really is quite easy if you can work in the round.

The only change I made was in the first ch-2 for the first dc. I have gotten ito the habit of working my first stitch on a hat as (ch 1, dc - for my first dc of the round) so that is what I did, but the ch-2 works perfectly fine and I've made many hats that way as well. I learned that method when I did the Button beret  from the Adventures of the Gingerbread Lady. I have found this a very useful beginning as you are making your join right into a dc instead of a chain.

I also happened across this scarf/shawl/sweater book by Jenny King. I saw it over at Maggie's Crochet.  What I love about Maggie's Crochet is that she always shows a lot of pictures from the books she features so you really have a good idea of what you're getting.

Lastly, I may have already posted this site. Not everyone is into head wraps as opposed to full hats, but if you are, here ya go. There are some other free patterns and Jonna has patterns for sale at Etsy and Ravelry. The blog site is Frayed Knot. Her Sophia Slouch hat is one that intrigues me also. 

I think that's it. I'll have pics of the wheelchair shawls in the next few days.

Happy crocheting!


  1. Trying to do a little blog visiting this am, too cold to go for a bike ride. Couldn't get your last link to fully open, saw the text but not the pictures of the head wrap to know what you're referring to. Is it a cowl that pulls into a hood? The first hat pattern looks like a nice one, would be good for the homeless...temps this winter have been nasty; but I don't usually buy patterns, might give it some thought though. Still trying to get used to blogging with the ipad, not the easiest.

    1. Nice to see you always, Sandy. Hmmm It opened for me. The headwrap pattern is free as well as the button beret and the slouchie hat. The fold down hat is not free and Jonna has some of both.