CrocheTrend Challenge #4: Newsboy Hat

I’m still continuing making CrocheTrend’s patterns!  I had a poll on my Facebook page, & this hat was the winner: Newsboy Hat.  Fairly simple hat, I made the large size as I was making it with men in mind & my husband is a size large adult (24 inch).  I have yet to get him to model it for me however. I like the simple look. I probably would pick a more contrasting colour next time. The beige/linen colour doesn’t show up well next to the grey in my opinion. Perhaps a navy blue or kelly green.  I loved doing the crab stitch edge, but that’s just because I love the crab stitch (aka reverse singe crochet).  I like the interesting texture it has.

I am still working on the Gita Hat, although it is currently in time out. I’ll likely take it out again after I am done with my current order of a Krampus Hat. One potentially frustrating project at a time thank you very much.  I will be putting a poll up shortly on my Facebook page for you to vote on which CrocheTrend pattern to make next. Or perhaps I should dig out my Owl Tank? sigh

I’ve been working on another keychain/sipper charm item: Mr.Meeseeks from Rick & Morty. Rick & Morty is an adultish cartoon that is pretty hilarious & interesting. The Meeseeks are a creature that exists to fulfill a simple task, as existence is painful to them. They don’t mind helping out then *poof* disappearing. I’ve made several keychains & am now working on a doll as a custom order. Certainly an item I have to stock for the expo. 😀

Several other projects need to be finished: Skull Lapghan, Bonita Mystery Shawl, & Teal Bonita Crocodile Hood. sigh I am also aching to make some jewelry! But I have to tidy my desk first in my studio first.

I’ve been voted in as Vice President of my local LARP club, SLARPA, & I’ve been keeping busy with that.  Making an electronic newsletter & planning a workshop.  It’s going to be interesting planning things out for the con in a few months, & rekindling interest in what SLARPA can & does do for the local gaming community.

Stay busy my friends!

 

Newsboy Hat

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Etsy update!

I’ve been making & designing like crazy this year! So many finished items in January, plus all the started projects! Happily I’ve got some finally listed in my Etsy store on a Made To Order basis.  So if you’ve loved what I’ve made, you can order your very own.

This adorable zipper charm also comes in a Bright Rainbow version. And to show even more support, the Straight Ally Beanie is now available. The pattern will be coming soon!

I also have the Forest Girl Beret available. I’ve been wearing mine non-stop. I love it so much. I think I need a white version & an orange version. 😀

Shopping handmade is a little bit of work – searching & working with me to make sure you get exactly what you want, but it’s worth it. I’ve had several 5 star reviews coming in from the Christmas season. It makes me so happy when I see those stars & read I’ve made someone quite happy. 🙂 Keep those reviews coming! You can also give me a review on my Facebook page now! ❤

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January’s Makes!

January was a very productive month!

Here’s what I made::

Puffalicious Cowl in this pretty cake of turquoise, grey & brown.  This is one of my favorite pieces to wear. I pin it in the back of the neck and pull the ends to the front so I have all 3 big tassels in front. ❤ it!

Pattern :: Etsy Listing

COWL Jayma steampunk 1a

Jayma Steampunk Cowl in this great teacake of rich browns that look like metallic colours. So I went with a steampunk theme and added lots of charms to the tassels. There are closeups of the tassels on my Instagram. I also love wearing this piece. The pattern was really simple as well.

Pattern :: Etsy Listing – coming soon! Request one to have it appear faster.

OTHER Bag of Dicks 3a

Bag of Dicks order! This gag gift is quite popular! People get a kick out of it. 😀 My family gets a laugh every time I make one. The label is handpainted & is the most work out of all of this project.

Pattern :: Etsy Listing

Death Star Pillow Millenium Falcon Ami c

 

Death Star Pillow Millenium Falcon Ami a

 

Death Star Pillow a

Death Star Pillow with Mini Millenium Falcon Amigurumi order, made for a friends birthday. Just the pillow was ordered, but I added the wee M.Falcon as my contribution. I made the laser into a pocket to store it. 😀 Super cute!

Pattern, Pattern :: Etsy Listing, Etsy Listing

Katniss Vest Mod Amethyst a

Katniss Vest with additional Side Panel order.  This was an interesting make, as the buyer wanted something a little more modest and not asymmetrical. I love the yarn!! I think it’s out of production though. 😥

Pattern :: Etsy Listing 

HAT Psyduck Hat c

Psyduck Newsboy Hat order, which turned out super cute. New pattern that as soon as was posted the buyer wanted me to make. I’ll be making more of these for the Expo.

Pattern :: Etsy Listing

 

Malissa Hat part of the self imposed CrocheTrend Challenge. Vik of CrocheTrend has stopped designing & closed down her shop. I absolutely love her patterns, so I want to show her some love by making lots of them. 🙂 I have to keep in mind her gauge is tighter than mine, so I have to go down a size in hook.

Pattern :: Etsy Listing (sample) :: Etsy Listing

 

GSA teaser

Gay Straight Alliance Hats, if you follow me along on Facebook or Instagram you know that my teen started a GSA Club in her small town Saskatchewan High School. It’s been … interesting. To show support I am designing a bunch of hats & will be making them for her club. I’m almost ready to reveal them!

Pattern (coming soon!) :: Etsy Listing (coming soon!)

 

COZY Unicorn 1 b

COZY Unicorn 1 a

Unicorn Cozy order. A customer saw this pattern & had to order it. Super cute!!!! The horn is made with goldish yarn from Red Heart!

Pattern :: Etsy Listing

HAT Twentyone Pilots Slouch a

Twenty One Pilots Slouch order, this is one of my most popular hats! My teen loves hers as well. The aliens are quite fiddly to sew on, but I’ve got my method perfected.

Pattern :: Etsy Listing

KEYCHAIN GSA Heart Gay Pride a

Gay Straight Alliance Hearts that I’ve added key chains to.  My teen FLIPPED when she saw these. I made several for a giveaway for Valentines Day next week! 😀 I added faces to those so keep an eye out for them on next months round up if I don’t blog about them before that.

Pattern :: Etsy Listing – coming soon! Request one to have it appear faster.

 

Mirte Hat, another CrocheTrend Challenge piece. Steampunk style!! This one is up for sale in my shop.  I really like this hat & want to make more when I have the time.

Pattern :: Etsy Listing

Krampus Hat, which is quite possibly the most epic thing I have made. Holy Moly does it take a long time, but the results are worth it. I’ve already got an order for a pink one!! Original was sold hours after listing. Custom order yours below!

Pattern :: Etsy Listing

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Unicorn Horn Wand, painted at The Practical Magick & Curio Shoppe. Pretty awesome! It’s glittery too.

 

PET HAT mini top hat brown steampunk a

Mini Brown Top Hat, which I still have to embellish with some steampunk elements. Made as a gift for a friend & their snake. I CANNOT WAIT FOR PHOTOS!! 😀

PET HAT mini top hat black a

Mini Black Tophat, again made for a friend & their snake.  If I could figure out how to make a monocle I would. 😀 So Dapper!!

Pattern :: Etsy Listing – coming soon! Request one to have it appear faster.

HAT RTS black purple mustache button b

Black Slouch with Purple Mustache Button, made as a mistake actually. The hat was for the Twenty One Pilots Slouch order, but I made it all black and forgot to make the hem red.  I had recently gotten these cool buttons & had wanted to make a black toque for one….. serendipity I guess.

Pattern :: Etsy Listing

 

WHEW! What a busy month! Lots of fun. Not really anything finished for The PMC or the Expo, like I wanted. I have to get my butt in gear on those fronts. 🙂

 

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Krampus Hat Tada

Morale Fiber released this hat pattern at the end of December & instantly the internet gasped! I had a customer instantly request one, so I started.

The main part of the hat is easy but quite time consuming. Each row has to be worked twice, foundation then loops. Which adds up to about 7 stitches worth of time for each stitch “space”. The resulting fabric looks perfect & is about an inch thick.  The horns are awesome, I love them a lot!

HAT Krampus flecked c

The pattern is available on Morale Fiber’s blog here, & you can purchase your own hat in my Etsy shop here.  I’ve got idea’s springing forth & hope to make a couple more soon.  Thank you so much Regina for an amazing pattern!

HAT Krampus flecked b

HAT Krampus flecked a

HAT Krampus flecked d

Ta da!

 

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CrocheTrend Challenge #2

For the second item my Facebook fans voted for the Mirte Hat.

I went with a steampunk vibe using brown variegated yarn with some cream & leaf green! I really like how it turned out.  The patterns calls for 3 decorative buttons, however, I couldn’t decide on 3, so I used all 6 options I came up with.  I glued or sewed gear charms to the buttons to keep with the steampunk theme. I love how it turned out.

HAT RTS Mirte steampunk01 c

This hat is available for purchase in my Etsy shop!

Soon I will have a Made To Order listing as well.

HAT RTS Mirte steampunk01 b

You can find my project page here. ❤

Are you participating in my #CrocheTrendChallenge?

 

 

 

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