Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Princess Beanie Pattern

For Halloween this year my little one is going to be Sleeping Beauty, a cute headband came with her costume but for where we live she needed something warmer to go trick-or-treating with her sister. So I decided to make her a hat with a gold crown applique.

For the hat I used Loops and Threads Charisma yarn in pink with a 5.00mm hook.
For the crown I used Vanna's Glamour Yarn in Gold. I also bought the silver to try and it looks just as cute! This is a sport weight yarn so I used a 3.75mm hook.
This hat was made in size 3-6 months and I follow the template from Sarah over at Repeat Crafter Me.

Bulky yarn and 5.00 hook was used for this hat.

Pattern   (3-6 months):
Round 1: Magic Ring DC11 into ring, join to first DC, ch2
Round 2: 2DC around, join to first DC, ch2
Round 3: *2DC, DC in next* around, join to first DC, ch2
Round 4: *2DC, DC in next two* around, join to first DC, ch2
Round 5: *2DC, DC in next 10* around, join to first DC, ch2
Round 6-11 DC in each around, join to first DC, ch2
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Crown Applique: Pattern modified from Little Frills Designs
Ch 13 loosely
Row 1: SC in 2nd stitch from chain, sc across, turn
Row 2: DC across, turn
Row 3: SC across, turn
Row 4: *Ch3, skip 1, SC into next st* repeat 4 times so you have 5 "loops"
Row 5: Ch6, 1 DC into first loop, ch4, DC into next loop, ch6, 1 DC into next loop, ch4, 1 DC into next loop, ch6, 1 DC into last loop slip stitch into last st, turn
Row 6: HDC 6 into first loop, HDC 4 into second loop, HDC 2, DC 2, HDC 2, into third loop, HDC 4 into fourth loop, HDC 6 into last loop. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Sew the applique to the hat, gloves, headband or whatever it is needs the royal treatment.
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ceiling Fan Re-Do!

For my birthday this year my awesome husband bought me a mini ceiling fan for my craft room/office. Before it was installed I decided I would spruce it up a bit with some fabric and Mod Podge.

I still have a ton of this damask fabric leftover from when I did the window treatments so I figured I would have everything match.

Materials Needed:
Mod Podge (MP)
X-acto knife
Paint Brush

First, I laid out the blades and traced the outline onto the fabric. Then I put a thin layer of MP down on the blade and laid the fabric on top. I set them aside to dry for a couple of hours. I then followed with 3 coats of MP on top of the fabric to seal it. After everything was dry I used the x-acto knife to make the holes for the screws in the fabric and clean up the edges.
Then I installed the hardware and had it installed!
I love my present!

And I made a matching light switch plate as well!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Heart Newborn Beanie

My newborn had a 15" head at almost 6 weeks old, so this should fit a newbie right out of the oven with room to spare if you need to adjust the pattern, try going up or down in hook size before messing with the actual pattern.
Pattern is for newborn size only.

Bulky yarn in contrasting colors
5.00mm hook
tapestry needle

1: Magic circle, ch2, dc10, join with sl in first dc, ch2 (10)
2: 2dc in each stitch, join, ch2 (20)
3: Dc, 2dc around, join, ch2 (30)
4: Dc, dc, 2dc around, join, ch2 (40)
5-10 Dc around, join, ch2
11: sc around in contrasting color join weave in ends

Magic circle, ch3
*all sts are done in loop, pull closed when finished.*
3trc, 3dc, ch1, 1trc, ch1, 3dc, 3trc, ch2, sl st into center, pull closed, leave tail for sewing, attach to hat, weave in ends.