I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I’m feeling pretty good about the fact that I taught myself how to crochet less than a month ago. Who knew crocheting was so easy-peasy? One day while the boys were napping, I was doing a little online shopping and wasting away my husbands hard earned money on a crocheted sock monkey hat from Etsy. I thought to myself ‘What am I doing? I am crafty, I can make this!” So I headed over to Michaels, picked up some yarn and a crochet hook, watched a few YouTube videos and BAM before I knew it, I had created these super cute apple cozies, then a bear beanie, pumpkin beanie, football beanie….and I haven’t stopped since! If you like to crochet and want FREE patterns, check out the Crochet Pattern Central.
I made these apple cozies as a gift for my older son’s preschool teachers. They were a huge hit at his school. The apple cozy pattern I used is from CraftyAnna.
For the Bear Beanie, I altered a monkey hat pattern from Easy Makes Me Happy. I love her instructions because you can choose the pattern based on size (0-3 months, 3-6, 6-12, toddler, adult).
This cute little thing was made for a friends baby boy who was born mid October. I used the newborn size pumpkin beanie pattern found here. It’s stuffed with a newborn size halloween-themed onesie :o) The perfect gift for a little October baby!
I didn’t follow a pattern for this toddler size Football Beanie. Once I got used to doing the earflap hat, I felt comfortable switching colors and getting a little creative. GO HAWKS!
(photo courtesy of Shannon Erickson Photography)
These adorable newborn size flower beanies were made for my best friend who is expecting identical twin girls next month. The flowers are tied on, so she is able to remove them or switch them with different colors if she has trouble telling apart Baby A and Baby B :o) You can find the pattern at AlliCrafts blogspot. I can’t wait to try more of her FREE patterns!