Friday, October 20, 2017

A Cabled Crochet Hat

A Cabled Crochet Hat

Video by Jonna Martinez
Pattern from Red Heart Yarn

I had so much fun crocheting these cabled hats! The cable stitch seems to be quite popular these days and I am totally on board with it! It gives a lovely texture and bulk to your work with not too much fuss or using bulky yarn that is heavy.
Anyone else think bulky is really heavy on your head?........ It might be just me..... lol 😄

I hope you get to see my video on how to crochet this cabled hat! 
Please note- I was not sponsored by anyone for this video. 
In the video I crochet the light gray/brown one and they are both made in 100% wool yarn in natural colors.
You can use any worsted weight yarn you like though! Just try to go with something that is close to the same thickness as Red Hearts With Love Yarn.

To make one hat size 20-21" and One pom-pom I used:

One 220yrd skein of 100% wool yarn
Crochet hook K-(6.5MM)
Yarn needle
Flexible tape measure
Pom-Pom Maker 3.5-4"
And stitch markers are handy to keep track of your rows

So the first time I made the starting chain of 48 for this hat, I used the recommended hook and yarn.
(with love yarn and K hook) It came out SOOOOOOOO small. I should have snapped a photo of me trying to wrap it around my head!  The pattern states loosely chain. They are NOT kidding. You want to go messy loose with that chain! 
I also realized that 6x8=48 and if you make this hat you should have 8 cables going around the hat.
So basically you can add or subtract 6 to the starting chain to make this hat smaller or larger! 
But please be aware when doing this you will have different numbers all together from the video. 
I plan to do this hat for my kids and my husband. 
I'll be sure to post my new hats here and on my Instagram when I do. 

That's all for now! 
Let me know what you think of the VIDEO and the hat here in the comments? 💖
I hope you make this hat and please share if you want to My Facebook Page and Instagram 

Have a Lovely Crochet day, 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A Haunting Masquerade Mask

A Haunting Masquerade Mask

Video By Jonna Martinez
Based on the Pattern By Red Heart Yarn

I had so much fun making this mask! They are pretty simple once you get the hang of how the thread works up.
Now I say that this VIDEO was based on the pattern by Red Heart because I had so much trouble reading this pattern that there may be several places where my verbal instruction differ from the written instruction. But PLEASE don't let that stop you from making one yourself! What I filmed is exactly what I show you, and I think mine looks pretty good 😍 

So I used this light pink size 10 thread ( I wanted to do deep maroon, but alas it would be too dark for film.)  I also used a 1.5mm crochet hook, scissors, yarn needle, foam head, school glue, water and a little spray starch. 

After you crochet this mask make sure to watch my second video on How To Block Your Mask.

Here is the glue I used for my mask. 

I then used some sewing pins and pinned out the mask.

Here it is after sitting overnight. I just LOVE how it turned out!!!

I could definitely see adding maybe some rhinestones or beads to this masquerade mask as well!  

Please make sure to comment here and let me know what you think of this project and if you are planing on making one! 
Also please post photos on Instagram! I have so much fun seeing your work.💖

Here is the link to My Instagram

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Thank you to the moon and back for the visit!! Please share, share, share with your friends! Watch, Crochet, Like and repeat.
                   Have a lovely crochet day,