12.29.2011

Crochet Patterns from Inner Hooker

 
There is something about the cold weather that makes me break out the yarn stash.  That's probably the case for most of you right?  There is something cozy about being cozy inside with a ball of yarn creating something soft and warm to wear.  My favorite thing to make is hats.  Mostly because I find them fast to make and get to put them on the little ones right away so it's almost instant gratification.  My kiddos are still young enough to actually WANT to wear the things I make ;)  This year I really wanted to get myself a stash of baby sized hats to build my prop stash.  Being my first year in business I could use all the help I can get building an arsenal of cute things to use on a budget!  So of course DIY it is!!! Luckily, that's kind of my specialty. 


 

I was a bit bored with the patterns I had on hand.  Plus they were all for knitting (which I love, but am COMPLETELY slow at!).  Crochet (for me) is much faster and I found some really adorable patterns at Inner Hooker on Etsy.  They are completely addicting.  For me, these two in particular had me hooked (LOL, corny pun not intended, but I'll take it).


 

Above and below is the Long Tail Stoking Cap.   I love it because the length of the tail is completely customizable.  The stripes are as well (and optional if you prefer a solid color of course!).  I happen to love stripes!!! The pom or tassel on the end is also optional (and not included in the pattern).


 

I found Inner Hooker when searching for a scallop edge beanie pattern.  So glad I did!  The Scallop Beanie is  one of the shops original patterns, but I think it's a classic!  And so super easy to whip up.  I love that you can customize the colors to accent the scallop. 


 

The pattern comes with directions for making and adding a flower, but you could also add a silk flower or (as I did below) a ribbon and large bow!


 

Sorry for the terrible pic quality on that one!  Can you tell I'm playing with a new toy? ;)
I should also mention that I in no way consider myself a master crocheter.  These patterns were so easy to follow all it took was a little google to refresh my memory of some stitches and away I went!  So don't be intimidated if you have never made a hat before, or aren't an experienced hooker.

I also picked up a few more patterns that I cant' wait to dive into! The top yarn of that first pic I picked up specifically for the Teddy Bear Ear Flap pattern.  The yarn has some flecks in it that I think will make the teddy bear look a bit vintage. (there is a fox pattern too!!!!)


Image from Inner Hooker shop

And while we are talking woodland animals..... I think this little bunny is to die for!

again, image from shop

If your not into hats (or babies LOL) you can still find something fabulous.  Like this bag!

image from shop




2 comments:

  1. These are great! Thanks for posting these inspirations. I like the ribbon/bow through the hat you made.

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  2. I've been in a crocheting mood too! I love that long tailed stocking...so cute!

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