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Crafty Corner: Gauntlets & Hats

I haven’t done a crafting update in a couple weeks. 3 to be exact. I have been getting some things done in that time.

I finished the Phoenix Gauntlets I was knitting. They turned out okay, but a little tight on my arms. If I make these again, I may increase the number of stitches.


Then, I crocheted this little hat. The pattern was titled “Olivia’s Butterfly”.


It’s only supposed to fit up to 3 months, but it looks like it might fit a little bigger(depends on kids’ head circumference of course. Hats never fit my kids at the right age, because their heads were always in the 90+ percentile).

I’m just about finished knitting another baby hat. The pattern was in a little book I got from my mother-in-law, and I didn’t have the actual yarn it called for, but I used one the same weight. It was knitted on straight needles instead of in the round, so I still have to sew up the back seam.


I plan to finish this hat today and start working on a crochet puppy hat tomorrow. Hope to share that one next week.

Crafty Corner: Hat & Sweater

Last week I finished the Baby Pom Pom hat I was working on.


One tassel is a little shorter than the other. Oops. Still it turned out cute.

After I finished that, I started the Storybook Baby Hoodie from Lionbrand yarns. I didn’t actually have any Pound of Love yarn. I decided to use another large skein I had, but it’s actually a lightweight yarn instead of worsted weight. So, it’s probably going to turn out a little smaller than the pattern indicated. But, a lot of the instructions for the pattern have you knit until a certain length, so that should help. If nothing else, it would make a nice sweater for my daughter’s dolls. 🙂


The back section is still on the needle and the right front is on the stitch holder. I’m hoping to have this finished sometime this week.

Crafty Corner: Hats

Last week I was just starting a fox hat. I finished it on Friday. It came out a bit bigger than I’d planned, but it still looks nice. My daughter is wearing it today for Crazy Hat Day. It took me just a little over 5 hours to finish.

The Sly Fox

The Sly Fox

My little fox boy

My little fox boy

I was going to start a pair of fingerless gloves next, but I didn’t have the Cotton-Ease yarn it called for. So, I moved on to the next project on my list, a Baby Pom Pom Hat. I just have the hat and ear flaps finished so far. I should have it finished soon though.


Crafty Corner: Ladybug & a Scarf

Two crafty posts in as many weeks. It must be a miracle. Or my determination to become more consistent with my posting schedule. And I’ve finished two projects in the last week.

When I posted last week, I was almost finished with the ladybug I was crocheting. I finished it later that day.

view from side

view from side

top view

top view

When I finished that project, I started a scarf pattern I found on lionbrand.com. The Tidewater Lace Scarf actually called for Cotton-Ease yarn, which I do not have any of. I did have a ball of Caron Simply Soft yarn(ok, I have more than 1). I thought that would work nice too. Since You work over the same pattern rows until it reaches a certain length, I wasn’t too worried about gauge. I worked on it for 6 days, a total of about 11.5 hours. It did turn out nice, even though I messed up a couple times on the pattern.


folded over

folded over

laid out

laid out

I’m planning on starting my next project today, this hat. I thought it was really cute when I was browsing through ravelry. Hopefully I’ll have something to show for it when I post next week.

Crafty Corner: Halloween & Winter

I had a longer post title, then figured this fit just as well. I have been concentrating this last month or so on just getting one project at a time done. If you follow my writing updates as well, you’ll know this is a problem I have in just about every aspect of my life, or at least creative life. But, it’s something I’m working on.

I did a Halloween-inspired bib and wash cloth set, both with Peaches & Creme cotton yarn in bright orange. The pattern was designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick over at Down Cloverlaine

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I also finished a little sweater this month that was in a magazine my mother-in-law gave me. This one was knitted with Simply Soft yarn in soft green.


And a scarf that was in the book I used to learn crochet:

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And a hat I just finished last week from a pattern by Jennie Harrell I had queued on Ravelry


My crafting is picking back up now that the weather is turning again. So, I may be doing these posts a bit more often. I try to finish at least one project a week. Depending on the project that doesn’t always happen though.

Crafty Tuesday: Another Bib & Afghan Squares

I haven’t finished a whole lot in the last week. I was working on the crochet bag and ran out of the one yarn. And of course I don’t have any more of it. I thought I was going to have enough, but obviously I was wrong. So, I had to set that aside until I can get to the store and get more of it. And I had started knitting another hat, but I was having a couple issues. A problem with the short rows and the fact that the yarn wouldn’t stay on the needles. i got frustrated and decided to set it aside for now.


Baby Ripples Bib


I posted about this one last week, as an in progress project. Well, I finished it last week. It didn’t take all that long, a little less than 7 hours total. I did crochet ties this time instead of the knitted I-cord ones. They turned out pretty nice.

In Progress:I just started knitting another hat today. It’s the Soft Berry Hat from Lion Brand Yarn. I’m using Lily’s Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn instead of the Lion Brand Organic Cotton though. Just have a few rows finished and no picture yet.

I have also been working on crocheting some afghan blocks. I figure I can seam them together later to make a blanket. I have three done so far.

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Coming Up:

Not really sure what I’ll be working on next. Will be picking up the crochet bag again once I have the yarn I need to finish it. Other than that, I’m not sure.

Knitting Tuesday: New baby Hat and Bib


Otis Baby Hat:

I used a lightweight acrylic yarn for this hat. The pattern only gave directions for a newborn size, so with it being so small, I needed to use my double point needles. It turned out nice, but cabling when knitting with double point needles is complicated to say the least(for me anyways. Some people may find it easier.) I just don’t seem to have enough hands.

newborn cabled hat

newborn cabled hat







closest to newborn I can find.

closest to newborn I can find.








Garter Stitch Bib:

I also finished another bib. It’s designed by the same person who I got the patterns for the cow bib and some others from. This was a much simpler one, just garter stitch(knitting every stitch, every row) throughout the whole thing. I almost thought as I was going to run out of yarn before I finished it, but I ended up having just enough. Seriously, I had maybe two inches of yarn left when I finished. Now, that was cutting it close.

garter stitch bib

garter stitch bib









In Progress:

Rolled Rim Slouchy Toque

This is my latest cause hat. I only have the brim of it finished so far and no pictures yet. I would have started it with the other two projects, but I had to use the same needles for the baby hat that I’d need for this, so I’m just starting it.

Turn a Square Hat

This is another pattern I found on Ravelry. Also only finished with the brim of this one. I should make more progress on these this week and hopefully have them finished before the end of the weekend.

Coming Up:

Knit Child’s Solid Sock:

I found this pattern on Lion Brand Yarn’s website and was going to start it already, but I don’t have the yarn it calls for(Wool-Ease). I was going to use some of my acrylic yarn, but not sure how well that would work for socks. hopefully I can get the yarn soon though

1×1 rib beret

Simple Stripes Baby Hat:

This is another pattern I found on Ravelry. I attempted it once before, but it was when i first started using double-point needles and hadn’t quite gotten the hang of them yet, especially when starting a hat on them.

Knitting Tuesday: Empty Needles

Almost titled this post “Clean Needles” then thought that just didn’t sound quite right. 🙂

Finished: Everything! For now, anyways.

2×2 Folded Rib Beanie:

I finished this first back on Wednesday. Since I made it in the smallest size, it was pretty quick to knit up. Of course, that also means the only “model” I had was one of my daughter’s dolls. But, at least that is more cooperative than my other “models”(aka, my kids)

2×2 folded rib

A cooperative model

Mickey Mouse Hat:

I actually just finished this one this morning. I had all the knitting done yesterday, but still had to attach the ears and buttons. In total, the hat took me about seven hours to finish. I realize the buttons could be a choking hazard for a really little one, in which case I can always knit up a couple “buttons” instead of the other ones.

Mickey Mouse

my not so cooperative model

got a picture before he yanked it off or ran away from me

Cup Cozy:

I finished this last Wednesday as well. And then I realized I had sewn the buttons onto the wrong side which made buttoning it a bit awkward. So, this morning I took them off and resewed them onto the right side. This was a pretty quick project. Only took me about 4 hours total to finish it(not counting the extra time to redo the buttons).

cup cozy

around a cup

In Progress:

As you can probably tell from the title of this post, I have nothing in progress at the moment. That will probably change this afternoon though. Or tonight.

Coming Up:

I am planning on casting on stitches for a new hat pattern I found a while ago on Ravelry.

Also planning to start a garter stitch bib design by Elaine Fitzpatrick. This is the same designer of the cow and monkey bibs, among others, that I’ve done before.

And I’ll be doing another cause hat of course. This one is going to be a rolled rim slouchy toque. The last time I attempted a slouchy toque, it didn’t turn out very slouchy. Hoping this one is better.

If you see anything you like or there is something you’d like me to try, you can send me a message at brownsnovelknits@gmail.com or visit my Facebook page. I also have some ready to ship items listed on my Etsy page. The cozy here is one of them.

Knitting Tuesday: Bibs, Cozies, Hats


Like I figured, I finished the bib last Tuesday. I only had the one shoulder and I-cord tie to finish, so I knew it wouldn’t take me long.

Cow bib

In Progress:

I started another cause hat. This one is a beanie with a 2×2 folded rib brim. Since the brim is folded, it is also about the longest section of the hat, and usually it’s the shortest. So, I have just started on the main part of the hat.

beanie with 2×2 folded rib brim

I also started another cup cozy. The pattern is pretty simple, but it’s turning out nice. I just have a few more rows to go until it’s finished and add on a couple of buttons.

Cup Cozy

And I had also started a scarf until I looked at the pattern againand realized how long it was. And was pretty sure I did not have enough yarn to finish it. Thankfully I was only six rows into the pattern. So, I ripped it out and decided to wait until I had the yarn it actually calls for. Instead, I decided to work on another of my original ideas, a Mickey Mouse hat. Making this one to fit my son, but I only have the brim done so far.

Mickey Mouse Hat

Coming Up:

Once I finish these projects, I’m planning on working on another baby hat, a bib, and another of my cause hats. Of course, that is always subject to change.
And, as always, if you see anything you like or if there is something you want me to try to make, you can send me a message at brownsnovelknits@gmail.com or visit my Facebook Page. I also have my Etsy page back up. Right now, I am just listing Ready to Ship items on there, but the more customizable items(mostly for color and size) are on my Facebook page.

Knitting Tuesday: Another Cause Hat


Yesterday I finished my latest cause hat. Did this one in the smallest size, as a sample, since that uses the least time and is the quickest to finish. Obviously, I can make it in bigger sizes as well. I did this one in read, so 50% of any sales would go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

In Progress:

I am still working on the cotton baby bib. Almost finished with it though. Just have one more shoulder/strap to knit and it will be finished. So, I should be done with it today.

Coming Up:

I have picked the projects I’m going to start once I finish the bib. I kind of like starting three at once and then waiting until all those are finished to start another three, since they all take a different amount of time. So, I think that’s what I’ll keep doing. Unless one is a really big project. Then, I might start others before it’s finished.

I plan on working on this Simple Cable Scarf pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. Also will be picking up stitches for another Cup Cozy. And will be starting another cause hat, this one a beanie with a 2×2 folded rib brim.

As always, if you see something you lie or if there’s something you’d like me to try and make, you can send me a message at brownsnovelknits.gmail.com or visit my Facebook page. I’m also planning on getting my Etsy page back up and running at some point.

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