One of the best things about crochet is its versatility. I know many people love knitting and don't get me wrong I like it too. But when it comes to make adorable pieces like these, knitting just can't compete. :-)
This little kitty may stay here or be part of tomorrow's give-away. I haven't decided yet. I get so attached to these little critters. I think I will just have to make another one for myself.
As for the owl cozy, this is my first attempt at branching out my crochet. I have long stuck to very traditional crochet using only yarn and buttons as embellishments. But then I discovered a couple of designers on Ravelry that were incorporating beads, buttons, fabric and embroidery in their work. The result is so whimsical and personal it was exactly what I was looking for. The missing piece as it were to what I have been doing. This cozy is destined for tomorrow's give-away. In fact its the sole reason I made it. I will have to take a few moments to jot down the directions for the owl pieces before the party. I hope whomever wins this tomorrow falls in love with it as much as I have.
Willow wearing her hat
Baby Newsboy Hat
Yarn: Baby Bee, Sweet Delight, Hobby Lobby
Color 1: Teddy
Color 2: Naked
Weight: Light (3)
Hook size: G (4.0 mm)
Stitches Used: (American)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Single crochet 2 stitches together (Sc2tog)
Worked from top down
Beginning ch of every rnd is counted as a st.
With color 1 make a Magic Circle
Join with Sl st to 1st ch. Don’t tie off yarn.
With color 2, join yarn 16 st’s from last row join.
Return to Hat row 22.
Ch 38 with color 1
Sew strap just above hat brim. Attach 2 buttons to each end of hat strap.
Crochet lover. Ghost hunter. Avid chocolate eater. Kitties welcome. Maker of all things art.