Sunday, August 25, 2013

Crochet Link/elf hat

I've recently been playing a lot of The Legend of Zelda lately. I really like the whole universe and story of the game. I wanted to make a Link hat but couldn't find one that I really liked. I tried to come up with my own pattern but not really sure if I liked the way I did it. I originally was going to share the pattern and then I decided not to and then changed my mind again and decided to share it. I figure might as well. Feel free to leave any feed back if you feel there is a better way to do this.

Hook size I 
I work in continuous rounds.

Chain 3, sl st into first stitch to join

Row 1- 6 SC in center of round
Row 2- 1 SC in 1st stitch, 2 SC in 2nd (9)
Row 3-4- 1 SC in each stitch
Row 5-1 HDC in next 2 stitches, 2 HDC in 3rd stitch (12)
Row 6-7- 1 HDC in each stitch
Row 8- 1 DC in next 3 stitches, 2 in the 4th (15)
Row 9-10- 1 DC in each stitch
Row 11- 1 DC in next 4, 2 in the 5th (18)
Row 12-13- 1 DC in each stitch
Row 14- 1 DC in next 5 stitches, 2 in the 6th (21)
Row 15-16- 1 DC in each stitch
Row 17- 1 DC in next 6 stitches, 2 in the 7th (24)
Row 18-19- 1 DC in each stitch
Row 20- 1 DC in next 7, stitches, 2 in the 8th (27)
Row 21-23- 1 DC in each stitch
Row 24- 1 DC in next 8 stitches, 2 in the 9th (30)
Row 25-26- 1 DC in each stitch
Row 27- 1 DC in the next 9 stitches, 2 in the 10th (33)
Row 28-29- 1 DC in each stitch
Row 30- 1 DC in the next 10 stitches, 2 in the 11th (36)
Row 31- 1 DC in the next 11 stitches, 2 in the 12th (39)
Row 32- 1 DC in the next 12 stitches, 2 on the 13th (42)
Row 33- 1 DC in the next 13, stitches, 2 in the 14th (45)
Row 34- 1 DC in the next 14 stitches, 2 in the 15th (48)
Row 35- 1 DC in each stitch
Row 36- 1 DC in next 15 stitches, 2 in the 16th (51)
Row 37-43- 1 DC in each stitch, sl st at the end of the round to even it off in the second chain in the round.

You can finish the hat with however many rows as you see fit.

I like to roll the bottom few rows up to give it a band type look.

 As with all the "patterns" I post, use with caution. This is just to show what I did and I'm sure I don't do things the "right" way.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I spent the day up in Lyons...

Lyons is a cute little town outside of Estes Park. My Mom, Grandma, and I wanted to visit the Ciatano Winery out there. We also made a few stops in the town.

There is a cute little quilt shop that just recently opened. It was really big inside and in every nook and cranny there was fabric, books, or quilting supplies. The fabric was super organized and there was a lot of natural lighting coming in.

So, after the quilt shop we went to eat and then went to the winery. The winery was nestled up the mountain a little bit. The property is absolutely beautiful. There was a wedding going on later in the day so there was wedding decorations out. It is definitely a gorgeous place to get married.

 Although I'm not really a big fan of wine, I did a wine tasting. I figure since I recently turned 21, I might as well do all the twenty-one year old stuff. I only tasted two wines and didn't really care for either one. I think wine is just an acquired taste.

It was a pretty nice day and really nice to get out of town for a little bit. The winery was super cute and relaxing. I would definitely check it out if you have an interest in wine.

I've been kind of missing from this blog but I've been really busy with work and figuring out other life stuff. I'm also awful at managing my time. I have a few craft blogs coming up that I am really excited about.  I can't wait to get those out. :)