This year I made some nice baby outfits. But I didn’t blogged about it because most baby knits are surprises for the mama’s and papa’s to be! For a little boy in England, that was born this summer, I made a very little debardeur or spencer. Along with it I made a Toad hat and a simple Just born hat with stripes. The toad hat was inspired by Mario bros from Nintendo. The debardeur was a pattern from Tante Hilde (aunt Hilde) . A toadstool applique was hooked to decorate the spencer. The spencer can be opened on the sides and shoulders so you can easy wrap your baby in it. The big bear showed the outfit. The baby size was 62 cm. The used Yarn Katia Peques. Needle 2.5 and 3 mm were needed. The toad hat was my own design.
I planned a post about Christmas ornaments and other nice stuff to make. But something else came on my path and I forgot all about this post. No crochet or knitting this month, but I was scrap-booking an album about my youth. Now it is finished I can return to crochet and knitting stuff again.
But because of Christmas I show a nice cap, It is easy to make. Choose a nice bulky yarn. Measure your head, cast on enough stitches to surround your head. Knit around with circular needles 10 mm in stocking stitch, till it is high enough. Take 2 normal needles and divide the stitches in two, knit them together and cast off immediately. Your cap is finished.
Merry Christmas, Elzeblaadje
The crocheted skull cap on my blog is very popular. There are many hits and downloads. Mostly people find my pattern on Ravelry. Only I don’t know of the cap is really made and wear. Therefore I would ask you down-loaders, if you want to send me a picture or post it on Ravelry in the projects section if you have made the cap. I am very curious if adding a free pattern is appreciated.
A few weeks ago I could lend a porcelain head, so now I can take a much better picture of the skull caps and of the caps and hats in my stash. Doesn’t it looks fine? Soon more pictures of hats and caps.
Tonight is the last evening of 2014. Tomorrow a new crafty year will start, So what is on my hooks and needles this evening. First I have to make a cover for our new tablet. So my hook is busy making crochet stitches in a few nice colors of SMC Catania. I am not sure what will come out, but it is nice crocheting again.
On my knitting needles is a shawl for my Sister in law. She wanted a Dragon scale shawl and I am half way down, but it is very slow going on the moment. Lot of stitches, counting and I found out that my technique for knitting on the circular needles is not sufficient. I am having difficulty to purl. My hands won’t do what they have to do.
The last year I had some 4400 hits and the most popular item was the skull cap.
Have a fine Night and see you in the new year again, Elzeblaadje
Because it is Halloween, a special hat, the Jack O lantern hat.
Instructions: make a Halloween hat and embroider the mouth, eyes and nose to the hat, You’re done.
Happy Halloween, Elzeblaadje
What about knitting an orange pumpkin cap this weekend for Halloween? All You need is a skein of orange yarn, like Stylecraft or Bravo and a bit of some similar green yarn, and needles nr. 4. I wrote the pattern notes already down for you, some time ago, but finished them this Friday. An experienced knitter makes the cap in a few hours.
You can find the notes under projects >> colorful caps >> caps for Halloween
Yesterday I finally posted my cap with skulls pattern on Ravelry, Soon it will be winter and Halloween and than a cap will be nice to have. The pattern is based upon the lost souls skull shawl from Maryetta Roy. The cap is made in the same manner as the skull gauntlets. So with cap, mittens and shawl you are ready for Halloween and wintertime. The Skull gauntlets are very nice in the cold season when you are typing on your computer. I have made several pair and given them to sister, niece and daughter, and all were happy with them. Crocheting cost you an evening or two hours and all kinds of yarn can be used. I made them from merino and they were extremely warn and comfortable. The cap is also fast to crochet. Don’t crochet the pitch chain to tight and all will go well. The patterns are in the pattern section of the website, see the menu above this post.