Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Messy Bun Hat-Free Crochet Pattern

Messy Bun Hats are the thing right now. They're so easy to make and look really cute. Here's a free pattern (below) to make your own Messy Bun Hat. If you prefer the printable pdf, visit my ravelry store: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/orange-september

Skill Level: Easy

Worsted weight yarn, any color, any fiber, about 2 oz (57 g) or 100 yards (91 m). Hat in photos was created using Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Olive and Light Mustard, and Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Gray Mist
J-10 (6.00 mm) crochet hook
Large-eye blunt needle for weaving ends

Gauge: 4"= 13 hdc stitches and 10 rounds

Finished measurement: 21.5” (55.0 cm) un-stretched band circumference, 6.5” (16.5 cm) height. Will fit teen/small adult.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Learning to knit after crochet

Sooo....I'm learning to knit after having crocheted for YEARS. I'm struggling, I'll be honest. There are so many methods, like Continental, English, and Portuguese knitting (I'm sure I forgot a few), and various ways to hold your hands, and my biggest problem; knitting needles don't have hooks! It's all rather overwhelming. I've watched countless YouTube videos and looked at written instructions, but still my hands are awkward and clumsy, and my tension is all over the place. My current project is a washcloth. It's not pretty.

Suggestions anyone? Is there a particular knitting style/method you preferred after having been a long-time crocheter?