The hat pattern is the Flower or Lizzy Hat. It was quite simple to make (crochet) and very fun and quick. I used Caron Soft in the pink and then rimmed it with a little fun fur. It could have been a little bigger. Guess I'll just have to make another one. I LOVE crocheting cloches.
PATTERN: The Slithering Scarf by Sarah Bradberry
YARN: Red Heart
NEEDLES: #8 dpn's
LOVED: Enjoyed the pattern. It was easy to follow and fun to do. J1 really wanted to keep it. I guess that's one more for Christmas! I also enjoyed coming up with something a little different for the eyes. They are done double crochet around a button ring. I think it gives it that "trussssst in me" look.
HATED: I got a little yarn sick with the colors and I'm never a fan of working with acrylic.
I put a little pill bottle in the bottom of the tail with some rice in it - so it rattles.
I made them from acrylic yarn so that they can be abused. Wool-Ease would be good as well, though.
This is the one that got away. I really meant to write this pattern out after I made it, but I didn't. Someday I'll have to recreate it. I made it for my cousin, Mia and the handle is surgical tubing (so it wouldn't get all child icky). I knit a circle and then knitted in the round for the purse. I crocheted little flowers for the detailing. I made the flower pattern up on graph paper.
This pumpkin was made simply by single crocheting around and around (increasing stitches and then decreasing to get the ball). I stuffed it lightly with batting and pulled the tail of the yarn around the pumpkin and through the other side to create "segments." Then I just crocheted a little stem. Sorry no pattern.
These little teddy bears are adorable! So quick to knit and Joshua sure loves his! I found this pattern in Interweave Knits (Winter, 2005).
Joshua LOVED his bear and told me about the time that he and his bear had been lost in the woods - but that they would never go back in the woods again. I asked him if his bear took care of him, but he told me his bear is a baby so he has to take care of his bear!