Pretty Ribbon Bows

22 Dec

Do It And How

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via pinterest: Cut tabs, tie in the middle and then pull loops from alternating sides. Ta da!! Professional bows without a sticky tab on the back.

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DIY- Super Cute Owl Hat

10 Nov

Hello there!  So I made this super cute hat for my goddaughter as seen in this post modeled by the munchkin.

Because I’m so super awesome, I’m going to share my made up pattern with you guys!  🙂 It’s super easy (the way I like it) and you can bust these babies out in time for the Holidays.  Hurray!  This hat should fit a 5-7 year old.  Sizing for toddler and baby will be in parentheses.

Here we go!

You will need:

A 5.5mm crochet hook

A 9mm crochet hook

Tapestry Needle

Buttons

And a yarn marker.  You can use anything that works for you as a yarn marker.  I like to use bobby pins.

Worst weight yarn in any colors that you desire.  I used mostly Red Heart Super Saver and mixed in some of my random yarn scraps to add color.

Owl Body (Hat)

Chain 65 (58, 51) and connect with the first stitch.  Make sure not to twist your chain.

Chain two and now half double crochet (hdc) in all the stitches for 65 (58, 51)

Place your yarn marker in your last hdc and continue on crocheting in the round until your hat is at it’s desired length.

Change out the colors as you like to give your hat more color and character.

When you get your hat to it’s desired length, flatten and single crochet across the top to close.

Tie off and weave in ends

Eyes

You will use this pattern for the white and colored centers*

Make a magic loop (or chain two)

Chain two and then make 9 hdc in the magic loop (Insert hook in the second crochet and make 9 hdc)

Now use a slip stitch to connect the last crochet with the first.

Chain two (this will count as your first hdc) and hdc in the same stitch.  Now go around and put 2 hdc in each stitch for a total of 18 stitches.  Slip stitch the first stitch to the last.

*(This is where you stop for the colored part and go around one more time making a single crochet into each stitch.  When you’re done tie of and weave in ends)

Chain 2 and go to the next stitch and make 2 hdc, next stitch 1 hdc, the next stitch 2 hdc.  Do this all the way around for a total of 27 stitches.  Slip stitch the first stitch to the last.

If this is the size you like you can stop here.  If you want bigger follow this pattern:

Chain 2 and go to the next two stitches and make  2 hdc, next stitch 1 hdc, the next two stitches then 2 hdc.  Do this all the way around for a total of 36 stitches.  Slip stitch the first stitch to the last.

And so on until you reach the diameter that you like.

Beak

Chain two

Make 2 hdc in the second stitch

Chain 2, hdc in the same stitch,  hdc*, turn

Chain 2, hdc*, 2 hdc*, hdc, turn,

Chain 2,  hdc*, 2 hdc*, 2 hdc* , hdc, turn

Chain 2, hdc*, hdc*, 2 hdc*,  2 hdc*, hdc, hdc, turn

Chain 2 make a hdc into each stitch going across until you reach desired length.

When you reach your desired length, make a single crochet into each stitch going around your beak to give it definition.

* in the next stitch

Tassels

Take 9 strand of yarn about 8 inches long and using a 9mm hook pull them through one stitch in the corner of your hat and using your 9mm hook pull them through the stitch on the other side of the corner.  Make strands equal lengths and knot it at the base of the strands at the corner of the hat.  Cut the strands to desired length.

Now use your tapestry needle and sew on all the pieces that you have made and make your kick ass owl hat come to life.

Happy Hooking!!

Contemporary Origami Art

9 Nov

Made some kick ass contemporary art last night, and couldn’t wait to show it off today.  🙂

How cool would this be as Holiday decor on my front door?