Crochet Slouch Beanie

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I just wanted to show off today’s head accessory 🙂

Sorry there’s no pattern. I was testing out a chunky yarn and I just went with it. I get so many compliments on this hat, I plan on making more to put on my future Etsy page… I know, I’ve been saying that forever. Trust me, it’s worth the wait.

All Mine Crochet Slouch Pattern by Moogly

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Today I had to run out and do some early morning errands and I wanted to stay warm. Ever since I lost all that weight, I tend to get cold a lot. So I go into my bin of beanies… I seriously have so many beanies… most of them are baby ones my boys either grew out of, or don’t want to wear… sigh … and I come across this one I made a year ago, I think.

I wish I would have pulled it out earlier, like two days earlier, but here it is, and just to add on to the hipster look, I wore my Converse. The glasses, well that’s just because I’m blind and I don’t want to get contacts.

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But you don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to make this beautiful crochet hat. You can find the pattern here.

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I swear, every day I fall more in love with crochet. The things I can make with just yarn and a hook are unbelievable. I’m not only a hooker, I’m a magician too 😉

Love, laugh, live, crochet.

Crochet Gifts for Every Occasion: Baby

If you are friend or family, sooner or later you are bound to receive a crochet gift. I can make about anything in crochet, but what I love to do is baby items. Babies look adorable in crochet hats, booties, and blankets. Sure I can go through registries and buy something that won’t take as much time, but one thing I will tell you, If I make time to do something for you, you are indeed special 🙂

This is my recent baby gift for a friend’s baby. I saw that in their registry they had asked for leg warmers, so what do I do? I crochet some leg warmers… and a few other things. Here is what this beautiful baby received from me.

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I don’t remember how I made the leg warmers. That happens to me a lot. I pick up a hook and some yarn and say “I think I’ll crochet this today,” and it all magically appears.

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And I kept going. These leg warmers needed a matching headband, and voila!

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I also ordered a pack of rattles a while ago to use on all of my amigurumi and I tested them out putting one inside this beautiful little owl. The rattle is a perfect size and it’s loud enough to be stuffed inside amigurumi. I can’t wait to make more.

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To top it off I added the cutest beanie ever that supports and encourages breast feeding. The pattern for this is pretty simple, like any ordinary beanie but with a few rows up before increasing.

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One of the items that was not crochet but indeed handmade is the blanket with ribbon tags. Babies love tags and this can be used as a burp or quick wipe cloth.

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Handmade gifts are always the best and I love the face of appreciation and happiness when they receive them.

Crochet: Minion Hat

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Here’s the Minion hat I did for my son.

I plan on doing the one with the one eye for the baby and I too can have my own minions that will work for me. The pattern is pretty simple and it only took me a day to complete the entire hat.

Working with a simple earflap beanie pattern and after 12 sc rows,  I switched to black yarn and started the goggle band part of the hat.

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I stitched two rows of blue around the hat and the flaps, to finish off with two sets of braided yarn.

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The eyes have four colors, black, brown, white and gray. I made two identical circles and sewed them on the part that shows the uneven-ness of the yellow-black color change.

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