Wet Wednesday WIP’s

Baby Blanket Set Back and Moving Forward

I have been working alot on the baby blanket.

Last week I posted my progress with these photos.

 

Later that day I picked it up again, I was crocheting away when I noticed that my stitches seemed really loose and the edges were growing. I counted my stitches and found I now had 125 instead of the 123 I was suppose to have. Well, ok that explained the edges growing and starting to look like the top of a tornado funnel. However it did not explain the looseness. I just happened to glance down at my hook, it looked bigger and now that I thought about it, it also felt bigger. I checked the size it was my K/ 10 1/2- 6.50 mm hook, not my J/10 – 6.00 mm hook. It was no wonder my stitches were loose.
So at some point I had grabbed the larger hook. I can understand how I made the mistake. Let me show you. First off, I have been storing my hooks in this cute heart hot coco mug while I wait to finish lining my new hook case. I have the cup sitting on my night stand.

The red arrow is pointing out my J and K hooks. They look very similar in color. If I do just a quick glance grabbing one of them in the dimmer light of my bedside table lamp.

Even side by side in sunlight they look similar.

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So I ripped the blanket back to the row the red arrow is pointing to.

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I now make sure that I do in fact have the J hook in my hot little hand before continuing again.
I have now gotten back to were I noticed the my mistake. It no longer looks like a tornado funnel and it still measures 13 inches at this point.

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This is the progress as of last night. I took the photos this morning.

Just a small set back but onward and upward as the saying goes.

On another note, I have not worked on the brushed yarn in rust beanie since last week. I must really enjoy working on this blanket even with the set back to leave a beanie sit for a whole week. 😀

 

Red Hot, Hot Red Skull Cap Here!

I finished this little skull cap up the other day. It was a front post double crochet pattern that I wanted to do. I need more practice with this stitch and this was a cute little cap. It worked up well except when I missed a double crochet way back in round 3, I did not notice it until I had finished round 8, and had to pull it out back to that mistake. Then later on during the rework I missed a front post so had to pull it out again. I really should not try to do this stitch when I am tired or have other things going on around me. Lol 😛

The photo shoot was easy enough just one item to get in the picture.

It is available on Ebay here.

Two Strand Rainbow Hat

I thought I could use another hat. I have been wanting to use this pattern so I finally did. I thought it would be great to put a little brightness into these dreary winter days.

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Project Name: Two Strand Rainbow Hat
Pattern Used: Rainbow Hat Pattern # 14
“24 Hours Crochet Hacks: 25 Fast and Easy Crochet Hat Patterns for Beginners” Locations 642 – 689
by Emily Rohan Copyright 2015
Started on: 12/11/2016
Finished on: 12/14/2016
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm
Stitches Used: Double Crochet and Single Crochet
I added an extra round of double crochet before the starting single crochet round for the brim.
Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0319 Cherry Red
Red Heart Super Saver in 0390 Red Hot, 0254 Pumpkin, 0324 Bright Yellow, 0322 Pale Yellow, 0368 Paddy Green, 633 Dark Sage, 0886 Blue
Red Heart Wintuk 100% Virgin Orlon Acrylic Fiber Knit and Crochet Yarn in 814 Robin Blue
Red Heart Super Saver in 3972 Mulberry Mix
Unlabeled Skein of Purple Blue Variegated
Red Heart accent 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0779 Cranberry
Unlabeled Ball of Pink
Red Heart Jumbo in 0311 White
Lion Brand Wool Ease 78% Acrylic 19% wool 3 ply sport weight in 301 Multi White
Measurements: Circumference of 20inches . Crown to edge measures 9 inches when laid flat.
Size Made: Adult

Blueberry V-Stitch Beanie, Scarf and Fingerless Mittens Photo Shoot

Too bad it is sooo freaking cold, the snowy fields would have made a great background. So it was an indoor shoot. These range from serious to silly. It is hard to get all three in a photo. I would be a good model if I wasn’t the photographer and a good photographer if I wasn’t the model. I hope you enjoy them anyway.

All the particulars for each item may be found here in my projects portfolio.

Kay’s Mrs. Claus Hat

Last year I made Martin and Justin Santa Hats.

(I altered the pattern for Martin’s Hat as follows:
Chained 6 for brim sc in 2nd chain from hook and each stitch across ch 1, turn ( 5 )
Row 2: ch 1, sc in back loops only across ch 1 repeat until piece measured 14 inches. Slip stitched ends together to form loop for brim.
For the Hat I did Rounds 1 and and 2 of pattern.
Round 3 because of the smaller size was 50 stitches.
Skipped to Round 9 of pattern and continued through pattern to finish.)
I asked Kay if she would like one too. She said that she needed to have a Mrs. Clause Hat. I had already made a hat that I thought the pattern would make a perfect Mrs. Claus hat. I showed that hat to Kay.

She said, “That would work great in red and white of course. Oh, and I want a pom-pom on the top.”

So this is what I came up with.🙂

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The Stats

Project Name: Kay’s Mrs. Claus Hat
Pattern Used: Quick and Easy Double Crochet Beanie by Kris Hopper
YouTube Tutorial Video
Started on: 10/22/2016
Finished on: 10/24/2016
Hook Used: J/10 – 6.00 mm and H/8 – 5.00 mm for brim.

Stitches Used: Chain 4 slip stitch to join. Double Crochet and Single Crochet for brim.
Brim stitch Pattern- 2 rounds sc, 1 round sc increase by *sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch Repeat from * around, 2 rounds sc, 1 round increase, 2 rounds sc. 1 round *sc in next 3 stitches, 5sc in one stitch repeat from * around.

Other Materials: Pom-Pom: I made the pom-pom by wrapping yarn around a piece of cardboard,then cutting into strips. Cut those in half, laid them all together and tied them in the middle.

Colors Used: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 100% Acrylic 4 ply worsted weight in 0319 Cherry Red and 0311 White

Measurements: Circumference of 20 inches, crown to edge measures 9 inches. Brim measures 2 inches.
I took it to her yesterday. She was very pleased with the end results. Marty also approved. He had to try it on after Momma, he is such a ham.😀