Friday, March 6, 2015


Remember I said that I got a new camera. I am still learning to work it. I am fairly good on "auto". LOL Anyway, I decided I wanted to try the extra lens so I took off the lens that was on the camera. As it happened, I was clueless as to how to replace that lens or put on the other one. Today, I finally got the original one back on. So I took a picture. LOL

I wore this hat yesterday and was quite pleased with it. 

I didn't intend to make a hat for myself. Someone posted a link to hats on my Facebook page and I went over to look at them and decided to make one. I saw this Panama hat that looked good so I followed the video that was posted (in Russian but the video is very clear).

As it turned out, the first rows of the pattern were just regular increase rounds for a basic hat. The pattern started to vary after that for the "mesh" like rows. 

Of course, I veered off from there because I didn't want the rim and my hat was also getting pretty long by this time and I have a small head. So here's what I did. 

I worked the increase rounds to 72 stitches. (12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72). Then I alternated V stitch and small bobble rounds 3 times (made as in the video). I then worked 3 rounds of single crochet and finished with a pretty edging of (sc, ch 3, sc) in same stitch, sk 2 and repeat. My head is about 20 1/2" and this hat fit me perfectly. 

I used an I hook and Vanna's Choice cranberry yarn.

Added note: This designer has another pattern on her blog called Panama but it is not the same one as the one I followed. It's pretty though so I'm going to include the link here

Happy crocheting!

Monday, March 2, 2015

dw scarf

I'm still alive. heh I am using the excuse that I got a new camera and am not proficient in its use, not that I'll ever be!

Anyway, I took a few photos of recent projects and hope they will show up okay.

Here are some prayer cloths I completed.

And here is a hat that I made during the January challenge at Crochet Crowd on Facebook. The ends are supposed to turn up and a button put on but that never happened.

I started it with one skein of yarn (even though the instructions clearly said two) and had to get another skein to finish it. Then I needed to get buttons, which I did, but I never put them on. I know. I'm just pathetic. Or lazy. Or both. 
I don't often do challenges because of just this reason. I am lazy. LOL

The yarn is Vanna's Choice Cranberry. I only had a couple rounds left so I am using the rest to attempt another hat. LOL 

Currently, I am working on a requested Doctor Who Season 12 scarf. It's mindless work, single crochet rows. I just have to keep track of how many rows per color in the correct order. I am using a G hook.

I am using Stylecraft Special DK Copper, Camel, Khaki and Burgundy, Knit Picks Brava Sport Cobblestone Heather and Brindle; and Bonus DK Extra Value 0766 pumpkin (it's goldish). The grey is actually not supposed to be heather but it is the closest to the non-heathered grey I have used in the past.

You can find the Who patterns at Crochet Cabana or at my Gallifreyan Crochetin Weebly Who site. Patterns based on Gene Fender's patterns at (used with permission).

Happy crocheting!