Just finished crocheting this hat!
It is a pattern I use frequently but still manage many different looks depending on the yarn I use. In this case I used some of my hand-spun alpaca, then a few rows of bamboo yarn, a few rows of an alpaca and wool combo, and then some of my Worsted Weight Alpaca Yarn. It is a great way to use up small amounts of yarn left from other projects.
The pattern is a FREE one I found on Ravelry … if you haven’t checked out Ravelry yet you will want to! It is a free site for knitters, crocheters, and other fiber lovers…a place to organize your projects, your stash, find patterns, people, get help with projects and more!
I usually do some improvising on the pattern and in this case added a scalloped edge and flower, gives it a dainty look don’t you think?
I often, well almost always, mix and match my yarn. I start with one of my Hand Spun Alpaca Art Yarns
and select other yarn based on the colors of that yarn. The hat pattern
I use over and over is Loving Georgia Lee Tyler by Christine Marie Way Tyler & John Wesley Tyler.
I have made many, many shapes and sizes and colors and styles of hats
using this pattern. I can’t say I always follow the pattern exactly, but instead pick up whatever size hook seems to fit the yarn I’m using and try it on frequently for size while I’m working!
With some of the same yarn I crocheted a pair of Texting Mittens, also known as Twittens ( I just learned) for toasty texting!!
For these, I found a pattern for mittens, left off the thumbs and fingers, and crocheted an edge to finish them.
A new baby, little Kiptyn Robert, was born in our family, to my brother and sister-in-law, on January 12, my father’s 79th birthday!
It had been almost 13 years since my daughter was born and she is the youngest granddaughter, so it was great fun anticipating and welcoming the birth of this little guy!
Neither my son, or husband, or daughter wanted to hold him, in case he might break!
So I got inspired to make baby booties and hats, with alpaca yarn, I can’t imagine anything nicer for a baby to wear!
They are so soft and I know they’ll be so very warm on some baby’s little feet and head!
I had fun choosing colors and found I like the non-typical baby colors.
Some will work for either a boy or a girl.
Some are strictly for girls, with a dainty scalloped edge and flower!
he FREE Crochet Pattern for these darling booties is found on the Lion Brand website, click Easy Booties
The hat pattern is Loving Georgia Lee Tyler designed by: Christine Marie Way Tyler & John Wesley Tyler
I have used this pattern over and over for many, many different kinds of hats.
Be sure to see our selection of Alpaca Hats, so soft and warm!
Speaking of babies, this is Cub Scout and Masterpiece and Sultan to the rear, three of our alpaca
boys born last Fall!