Thursday, December 15, 2016

ponytail bun hat

Just thought I'd pass these links along for those who aren't on my Facebook page. 

The ponytail / bun hats are very popular right now. I ran across this excellent tutorial featuring one method of making this type of hat. It's very simple as well. Check out Donna Wolfe's Naztazia channel. If you prefer having a paper version, she has that also, on her web site (as well as lots of other great stuff).

Vashti has a wonderful tutorial on making the star stitch. She always has lots of great information in her newsletters and I highly recommend you subscribe if you haven't already. 

And yet another good link is for making a blocking station. This would be particularly useful if you block a lot of items. I rarely block but I believe it's a good thing to do. I'm just lazy that way and have no really good place to do blocking. The squares I am making right now could do with a good blocking.

Happy crocheting!

Sunday, December 11, 2016


Remember all that yarn I bought in preparation for the Osgood, trying to find the right colors? Well, it has to be used for something. :-)  I decided to use the Red Heart Super Saver Beige in a scarf.

The scarf is all double crochet. The chain was 32 for 30 double crochets. I used an I hook for the body and an H hook for the edging, which is single crochet. In the corners I used (sc, hdc, sc). I finished off with the invisible finish off, then sewed in all the dangling tails and called it done.

Finished size is about 9 1/2" wide (wider than most that I make) by 68" long. It could be used as is or double to make a thick but narrower bit around the neck.

That's pretty much all there is to say about this scarf. 

Happy crocheting!