The Matching Hat

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Hello and happy weekend! Remember the lovely dress and my promise of the soon–to-be-coming hat pattern to match?

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I have that hat pattern for you today! :mrgreen:

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Thankfully it worked up the way I remembered, so I quickly jotted down my notes.
It is for a size 6-12 months, worsted weight yarn and a 5mm hook and matches the sweet dress pattern found here:
https://thesparklytoad.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/mais-oui/

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Hat to Match the French Popover Smock
Rnd 1: Chain 3, DC 10x in chain furthest from hook. SL St into top of CH 3. (11 St)
Rnd 2: CH 4 (counts as first DC, CH 1), then DC, CH 1 between each  St around. Sl st to join at 3rd CH of starting CH 4. (11dc, CH 1)
Rnd 3: SL St to next CH 1 space. CH 3, DC, CH 1 in CH space, then 2dc, CH 1 in each CH space around. SL St to join at top of CH 3.
Rnd 4: SL st to CH 1sp, CH 4 (counts as dc, CH 1 of first v-stitch), then DC again in same St. (V-stitch made). Make DC between 2dc of previous round. *Make v-stitch (DC, CH 1, DC) in next ch 1 space, then DC between 2dc from round 3. Repeat from * around, join with SL St the 3rd CH of beginning CH 4.
Rnd 5: SL St to CH 1space, CH 3 for first DC, then DC, CH 2 2dc to make first shell. Make shell (2dc, CH 2, 2dc) in each CH 1 space around. Join with SL St to top of CH 3.
Rnd 6-9: repeat round 5.
Rnd 10: make 8dc in each CH 2 SP around, SC-ing between each shell from Rnd 9.
Finish off, weave ends.

For flower, see link above.

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And there you are! I have a dozen crochet projects to get to, and only an hour or so to spare this evening. I wish you happy hooking!

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Off to more crochet adventures I go!

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Foxy

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Hello, and happy Friday!
It’s been a busy, cold couple weeks around here, but today the sun is shining and the snow is melting with glorious speed in our fifty degree heat wave.
I’ve already been out walking three times!

Now to share my latest project:
Mr. Fox

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Since it has recently been Valentine’s Day, I couldn’t resist playing with the hood a bit. 😉

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With the changes in child car seat regulations due to updated research, little ones are safer without a coat while buckled in. That poses a problem during our chilly winters!

One clever solution is a poncho type garment, with side buttons for ease of use.

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In the car seat, the child can be buckled underneath the garment, and still stay nice and toasty!

It was quite simple to make. Two squares, one for the front and one for the back, and a rectangle sewn for the hood. 🙂

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I used two strands of worsted and a J hook to make it nice and warm.

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I like the ridged look of half double crochet in the back loops, so that’s what I used for my pieces. Add two ears, and a little fun fur, and off we go!

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Happy hooking!

Pretty Poncho II

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Hello, friends! It was a busy weekend.
Two fundraiser dinners and a splendid pizza-making effort, also a fundraiser. 🙂

Monday came quickly.

And yet, I am feeling quite rested now, because what should come after all that but a massively media driven, entirely overestimated, piddled out to next to nothing– snowstorm.

And we had two days off!

I completed my to-do list like a good girl, then took to my comfy crochet spot and picked up my hook. Oh, the bliss. ❤

I haven't much for pictures, but I'll share a peek.

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The pretty poncho is so close to finished! Waiting for the glue in the pompoms to dry…so I can properly trim and attach them. I made my own pompom maker out of cardboard after watching a video. YouTube is entirely handy that way.

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To see the first part of poncho construction, go here:

https://thesparklytoad.wordpress.com/2016/01/22/making-pretty-ponchos/

Then I whipped up a sweet dress and matching hat for an order. I’ll be sharing the hat pattern for free in an upcoming blog– and a picture, it was too dark here by the time I finished:

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My blog post with the pattern for dress and flower is here:
https://thesparklytoad.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/mais-oui/

And finally, I am embarking on an adventure long overdue — the hooded fox cowl. Making a poncho, actually, for the car seat. My nephew is in need of such a contraption. 🙂

My own design, after perusing a few pictures. More on that in an upcoming post as well.

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Made with lots of love, this one is…
Now to bed! Back to work in the morning!

My heart is hopeful for some lovely, long hours of crochet this coming weekend as well.
Though I do have tax paperwork that needs tending, boo. Perhaps I shall manage both! I usually do. 🙂

Happy hooking!