{crochet caps: repurpose what you already have}

Something about winter (the cold obviously!) makes the crafter in me yearn to pull out my yarn and make something…crochet_flowers_pink_Web

I haven’t really shared any yarn projects here on my blog, have I? Its not because I dont knit or crochet- I love knitting!!! I have been knitting since I was in school. I just have this tendency of not sticking with a project till the end. I have a box full of unfinished yarn projects. There is this one sweater that I started two years ago for the older girl, which would fit the younger one atleast if I completed it now. Its on my to do list. No 1 on my to do list.

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I taught myself crochet after I got married- because I wanted to make beanies/caps for winter.The pattern I used for this one came from the Stitch n Bitch book. I found the pattern online for you here. This was supposed to be a beanie for my hubby. But I clearly got my gauge (size) wrong, coz it is teenie tiny. The girls found it the other day, and viola it fit the baby!

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To make it pretty, as in fit a for little girl, I added a huge flower. The best part, is that I have a bunch of flowers my mom made last time she stayed here, and we just picked the ones we loved! It was a huge event for the girls- choosing which flowers and which buttons they wanted on their respective caps :)

The flower has a simple circle on top but the green flower beneath can be made like this. I have pinned a lot more Free crochet flower patterns onto my  yarnLOVE board on pinterest today. So much eye candy!

And here is another cap repurposed to fit my older girl,
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The pattern for this one comes from here. I just used three colors of yarn instead of two. This was a cap that actually kinda fits me, but it fits her SO much better! It was instant love for her!

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I just added the three tiered circle flower with a few buttons onto the cap. I also gave it a pink edge, to pull all the colors together.

I totally love how these caps turned out!!! And they fit right into my new year resolution of make more, buy less.

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Linking this to The Train to Crazy’ Make it wear it Thursday
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PS: Miss Owens, how is your knitting coming along?

 

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