Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Crochet Hat Pattern - Organic Cotton

Simple Crochet Hat from me, LazyT. Happy Holidays!
1 skein Nature's Choice Organic Cotton from Lion Brand Yarn (walnut color shown)
J (6 mm) hook
Fits adults/teens.

Ch 3, work 7 hdc in first st. Join. (8 hdc)
Ch 2, hdc in same. 2 hdc in each. Join. (16 hdc)
Ch 2, hdc in same, hdc in next. *2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next* Repeat from * to * around. Join. (24 hdc)
Ch 2, hdc in same, hdc in next 2 sts. *2 hdc in next, hdc in next 2 sts.* Repeat from * to * around. Join. (32 hdc)
Ch 2, hdc in same, hdc in next 3 sts. *2 hdc in next, hdc in next 3 sts.* Repeat from * to * around.
Join. (40 hdc)
Ch 2, hdc in same, hdc in next 4 sts. *2 hdc in next, hdc in next 4 sts.* Repeat from * to * around. Join. (48 hdc)
Ch 2, hdc in next and each st. around. Join. (48 hdc)
Repeat until out of yarn, or until hat is desired length. Fasten off.

*Optional - Fold up brim and sew on a button.©2011 LazyTcrochet

**My approximate gauge was 10 stitches X 9 rows = 4 inches. I ended up with 16 rounds of hdc, after the increases. When I increased to the 48 stitches, my circle measured approximately 6 1/4" (slightly stretchy). And this hat fits ladies/teens.
If your gauge is tighter, you could either add one more increase row (to 56 sts.) but that might be too loose, or you could try working with a larger hook (K).**

Monday, November 28, 2011

Handmade Holiday


The Buy Handmade campaign continues! I've ordered several gifts on Etsy and even talked my son into ordering something instead of heading to the big store with little selection.
I particularly liked this sign because of the knitting needles, of course!


And here's a link to my favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe to get you started on some holiday baking! http://lazytcrochet.blogspot.com/2011/05/little-birdie-told-me.html

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Let It Snow!


Beaded Snowflake Ornament from Simple Elements Design

I am ready for it. Not too many people actually like snow, but I do! I'll admit that the early snow is prettier and somehow more magical than the late snow that turns brown and icy and refuses to go away in the Spring. There's just something peaceful and beautiful about the first snow of the year. And, if there's a lot of snow, I can ski out the back door and into the woods, where it's like a whole new world - quiet and calm.

I suppose it could and should wait until after Thanksgiving though. I have a lot to be thankful for this year! I'm so grateful to have a close and happy family. My kids are amazing and I'm really happy that I've had the time to spend with them while still working from home. It's made a big difference in their lives as well as mine.
So, I'm hoping for lots of snow and some family time to ski together this year!
Happy Thanksgiving! Let it Snow!

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