I have been crocheting since last November for Christmas 2017. Why so early a start? I was crocheting gift for my family then was told we were not getting together for Christmas. I then decided that I would gift them to the single mothers I used to attend a weekly Bible study with. So now I had a good start on what I am giving to them to say thank you for being a good friend.
Another reason I am crocheting for this group is because I have a large amount of yarn that my husband thinks it in the way of is hobby, trains. Some of my yarn is stored underneath his model train set up on a platform. I would like to use much of the yarn as I can so I can store less used items there. Much of the yarn used was left over from other projects or part of a skein some one had given me. This is a good why to make use of all this yarn.
In the slide show is just some of what I have been crocheting. All items are finished at the time I posted the pictures.
I have a need for a manikin so I can take better pictures of hats. I crochet much better than I take pictures of what I crochet.
ESTHER Single Mother’s Outreach
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We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the spiritual, emotional, & physical needs of single mothers and their children. We accomplish this by encouraging healthy relationships while providing mothers and children with a safe harbor for healing and restoration.
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I crochet a ski cap from my own pattern. I adjust it to fit any size head from preemie to extra-Large man size. I use measurements to get the size I need and do not worry about a gauge. I also can use any yarn I want to crochet this pattern.
Please DO Not publish this pattern without asking me first. Enjoy it.
Here is the pattern.
Marion’s Easy Ski Cap
Note pad and pen or pencil
Bulky yarn if you want a very warm hat about 6 ounces
Worsted weight yarn for warm hat about 3 ounces or more
Sport weight for a lighter hat or baby hat about 3 ounces as I am guessing here.
Crochet hooks suggestion: J or K for adults if using the worsted weight yarn or bulky yarn. Use a H or I for a sport weight yarn.
Tape measure that can go around the head
Note: Start by taking the measurements of the wearer’s head from the middle of the head to the bottom of ear. Then add the length of the ear. Write this down on paper.
Then take and measure around the hair line going over the ears. Write this measurement down also.
Start by chaining a length that is just slightly smaller than the length of the first measurement. NOTE: Make sure you chain loosely or with a larger hook than what you will be using it crochet the hat.
Row 1: DC in each stich to almost the end. When you have 6 chains left then HDC in the next 2 chains, SC in the next 3 chains. Chain 1 and turn. Note: Chain 1 does NOT equal a SC in this pattern.
Row 2: SC in the first 3 stitches then HDC in the next 3 stitches then DC to the end. Chain 2 and turn. Note: chain 2 does NOT equal a DC in this pattern.
Row 3: DC crochet in all DC stitches of previous rows, HDC in all HDC and SC in all SC, chain 1 and turn.
Continue repeating rows 2 and 3 till the piece will equal to the second measurement or diameter of the wearer’s head when slightly stretched.
Finishing: Slip stich the last row to the starting chain. Do this by using the back loops of the last row and the unused loops of the starting chain. Then take and sew the crown of hat closed. I do this with yarn.
Attach yarn to the bottom of hat and then SC around the hat, join with a Slip stitch then chain 1 and turn REV SC around and weave in ends. Pom-pom or any other trim can be added.
I have crocheted some sweaters and hats for little boys and little girls. I crochet a sweater every time I hear someone is having a baby. I make them large enough to fit a child 5 to 12 months old. That is not a size but an age. They are all crocheted using acrylic yarn and they will be warm and machine washable ad machine dry-able. I also have used mostly worsted weight yarn but some are sport weight yarn. I just use what I have. Here are some pictures of the sweaters. If you would like one then please contact me on Facebook. My page is I Crochet For Others.
I crocheted a hat my daughter asked me to crochet for her birthday. She went with me to pick out the colors she wanted it to be. She said she wanted it bright. I picked up yarn I thought was bright. She kept saying to me it was not bright enough. I finally stepped back and let her pick what she wanted. We ended up with Caron Simply Soft as they have the brighter yarns. We also had to go to 2 different stores in to different cities to get the yarn.
One thing I like about it is now I have yarn to crochet more hats or even a shrug to go with the hat. I have a few months to decide as it is only June and Christmas is half a year away.