I don't know how yesterday got away from my but I totally forgot to post. Don't worry, no one missed anything. There's never much actual excitement happening around here and that's just as I like it.
I got some quilt back dyed so I can start quilting more veterans quilts this weekend and I'm still piecing away at the HST veterans quilt a few minutes each day. But my attention was mostly drawn to the skein of yarn remaining from the baby blanket I showed Wednesday. I decided to try out some hat patterns.
I've used a little more than a third of the yarn and so far have 2 preemie hats and one baby hat. The styrofoam ball is 5" and I've been told that I can size baby hats by making them to fit the ball. My baby hat will fit a styrofoam baby perfectly.
I had to search for some new patterns because this is a 3 weight yarn and most of my patterns are for 4 weight yarn. Yes, I could make adjustments but this was a good excuse to waste some more time on the internet.
I really wish this yarn photographed accurately. It's so much prettier in real life but the camera really wants it to be gray.
This is called the Teenybeanie and it's a free pattern on Ravelry. I made one with F and G hooks and one with G and H hooks to get 2 different sizes. It's a really well written pattern and I'm just assuming that these will fit a preemie baby. These were really quick to make!
This hat is the one that fits the 5" ball and is supposedly for 0 - 3 months. The motif is based on the Call The Midwife blanket. It's called Vintage Vibes Baby Beanie and it's by The Crochet Fix. She also has coordinating Vintage Vibes Adult Hat and Vintage Vibes Baby Blanket patterns. Both of the hat patterns are free. This is also a well written pattern and it has several versions, including preemie versions. I'll just keep making the hats in this pattern until the yarn is used up.
I keep a hat crochet project going that I can take to meetings or office visits and I finished another one this week at the quilt club meeting. Mostly what I'm making now are chemo hats and I use Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn so that the hats are super soft. This is the Amazing Grace pattern that I keep using over and over. I love it and it makes a really flattering beanie. I use a J hook for the body of the hat and finish off with 3 rows of SC using an H hook because I'm too lazy to do the required pattern decreases.
On the topic of yarn, I have a theory that most of the Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee yarn is the same as Lion Brand yarn. I like Lion Brand yarn a lot so I've become familiar with it. At the clearance sale last week I picked up some of the Yarn Bee anti-pilling yarn and it seems identical to the Lion Brand version. Even the yardage is the same. I also picked up some of the Yarn Bee Breathe Deep (on clearance) and it's totally the same as Feels Like Butta. The colors I got aren't Lion Brand colors but the yarn is identical. I've not got plenty to keep hat making all year!
The weather this weekend is really nice. Chris and I went for a walk this morning and I'll be weeding later today. Aside from that I'm going to be working on ironing quilt backs and getting some veterans quilts in the frame for quilting. I also need to finish off my sunprinting and get all of that stuff put away. I can also make more hats and sew more on the HST quilt. So many options!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.