A lovely Sunday drive out to a nearby creek was a great time to try out the girls newly crocheted hats. I started this little project a few months back but it was tossed into a corner because I struggled to find the time to complete it. I'm over not finding the time anymore and I'm back to my old ways of making the time.
I've started getting out of bed 1/2 an hour earlier to allow myself some quiet time to start the day. I've allowed myself a little time to crochet or read or just sit when it's nice and quiet and I have no one else to look after but myself. Add a cup of coffee to that and there's no better start to the day. If my schedule permits I've been enjoying another half hour or so of hooking in the afternoon, just before the older lot jump off the school bus.
When I first moved to this lovely cold climate a few months back I searched the web for some patterns I could crochet for the children, particularly miss Laura. Mostly beanies, scarfs, mittens etc, all easy patterns I could whip up quickly before the snow arrived. Well it didn't happen, with all that was going on I just wasn't in the right space for creative time. This little hat was always on the top of this list, it was a bit cute and being in a colder climate now, a woolen hat like this would be perfect for spring sunshine. And it is, with plenty of protection to the face and neck and wonderfully warm and cosy on the head, it is just perfect for these cooler spring days we regularly have here.
This wonderful Pattern is available here at Bizzy Crochet blog.
She shares some wonderful free patterns. Quite a talented lady!
This one is certainly an easy pattern to follow Still being new to crochet I am finding that each time I crochet something new the more I understand the stitches, and the patterns really start to make so much more sense after a while. I think I did a pretty good job, the hat was suppose to be 1 -3 months but mine are fitting a three year old and Miss 7 1/2 months. I did use a larger hook, I do crochet loosely and maybe a few stitches were dropped or doubled up on here or there but the basis of it looks pretty proportioned, don't you think? I also added a pretty little flower and draw string (made up of a simple chain stitch) to thread around the bottom row, just before the hat flares out, it makes it nice and snug to the head, and adjustable to head sizes as well. I think we'll be getting a lot of use out of these.
One thing I really miss about my home is my garden. Not a day went past that I wasn't outside with my little tots planting, digging, watering or just admiring. I miss it, lots!
A little garden therapy is always good for the soul, so a weekend visit to the nursery was quite a treat. A few lettuce seedlings, some pots of spring colour, some digging, watering and planting and we're all feeling a little refreshed again.
Last year we succumbed to the pressures of the media, main stream society and the children and decided that we would start to celebrate play with Halloween. To be honest I don't really know the story behind Halloween, do I need to? We don't do the streets to trick or treat, we just like to dress up and eat spooky food!