I’m Dreaming of Cosy Crochet

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

When winter comes around I always want to wrap us all up in woolly hats and scarves. Every year I plan to crochet some – I’ve managed to make fingerless gloves before, but without fingers they weren’t warm enough! So this year hats were top of my list to try – if my crochet skills were up to it. Apart from the gloves the only other thing I’ve ever crocheted were little flowers for scrapbook pages!

I should have faith in myself though, as thanks to this event giving me an early push, I’ve managed to make this hat for my little cheeky boy…

Cosy Crochet Hat:

Cosy Crochet Hat by Jennifer Grace

Hee hee! I think I need to add some ties to keep the earflaps down so the wind doesn’t get into his ears, but other than that I’m quite proud of it!

I put this photo on the facebook chat group as part of a ‘guess the project’ photo contest I ran in advance of this event:

Crochet Hat in Process

No-one guessed a hat! I wasn’t just trying to be tricky though, I was just getting some support because when I was crocheting it I kept saying ‘it doesn’t look like a hat’, and I just had to believe it would get there in the end! My favourite guess for what the hat could be was Bethany’s suggestion that it was ‘a foot warmer for a baby elephant’. Love it!

I can’t give out a tutorial for this one, as I didn’t come up with the design myself. I got it out of this book:

Crochet Step by Step Book

Which has lots of great instructions for beginners, and some very cute projects. I adapted one of the projects – the hat in the book is a baby hat with round ears attached, and no pom-pom:

Adapting Crochet

So I just changed the colours, left the ears off, and added a pom-pom and a few stitched snowflakes. I also had to increase it a little bit extra as the pattern was for a baby’s hat – I think mine ended up a little too big, but never mind, it will fit him for longer!

Now little miss has requested a rainbow hat so that’s next on my list. Then here’s a few other crochet projects I’d love to try:

These adorable Cowboy Boots

This Rufflet Caplet for girls

These Puffy Hearts

Isn’t there lots of cuteness there? You can imagine me sitting on my red sofa crocheting away this winter.

Be Inspired:

Go pull a craft book off your shelf and make a project you’ve been meaning to try

Put a pom-pom on something

Stitch some snowflakes

I’ll see you again in an hour! Jennifer x

P.S. If you are enjoying this event, I’d love it if you can support me by sharing the projects you like via Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or however you like! There are sharing buttons below to make it easy for you – thanks! (Not obligatory but appreciated!)

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31 Comments
  • Marilyn Tucker
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    Cute little hat! I haven’t crocheted in years. I should learn again.

    November 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm
  • He looks so proud of his new hat. So cute. I never learned to crochet. It looks very Christmasy.

    Julie
    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 9, 2013 at 5:06 pm
  • Sweet hat, and I made it all the way around the hope, when I click on the last name (yours) it brought me to this post so that is where I posted 🙂

    November 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm
  • Bethany Hardy
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    Are you SURE I wasn’t right? I cannot knit…or crochet at all. I need some actual lessons from a live person. LOL

    November 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  • Margie
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    What sweet little hats!! Love them!

    November 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm
  • He looks wonderful in that hat!

    November 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm
  • Brenda W
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    That hat looks super cute!

    November 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm
  • Jean Bullock
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    Great job on the hat. Love the snowflakes pom pom and the edging. Really adds to the design.

    November 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm
  • Alison
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    Such a cutie…especially in that hat!
    Alison xx

    November 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm
  • I definitely need to learn to crochet properly not done a single stictch since you showed me the basics in March…. maybe I will get round to it next year lol!

    November 9, 2013 at 8:07 pm
  • Frances
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    The sweetest photo ever. Congrats on your crochet project. Looks amazing and love your ideas too!

    November 9, 2013 at 8:35 pm
  • Janis in ID
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    Foot warmer for a baby elephant…..(snort!) Hilarious!!

    This hat is adorable. Love the stitched in snowflakes, too! But which is cuter the little guy or the hat???? Hehehehe….I’d go with the little boy!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm
  • senoritascrapper
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    Now here’s a skill i need. Crochet looks easier than knitting. I’ll have to give it a try.

    November 10, 2013 at 2:52 am
  • A very cute hat on your little boy.The book would be quite handy as I’ve never mastered crochet.

    November 10, 2013 at 3:01 am
  • Cassandra Duchaine
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    I haven’t crocheted in 30 years – wonder if I remember how. Your little boy is so cute!

    November 10, 2013 at 3:02 am
  • He looks totally adorable in that marvelous hat! Will be fun to have pics over the time he fits into it, as he grows & changes :~)

    November 10, 2013 at 3:06 am
  • The hate looks very cute, I like the stitched snowflakes.

    November 10, 2013 at 3:32 am
  • Kelly B
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    I just finished a winter hat last night…and you’ve convinced me to add a pom-pom!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:41 am
  • Cute hat! My mom retired earlier this year and has picked up the crochet hook again to keep her busy. I’m trying to get her to make me some little flowers for my pages. : )

    November 10, 2013 at 4:53 am
  • Jackie Edwards
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    Super cute hat…as long as he keeps it on he will be warm!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haven’t crocheted in years…might have to find the hooks!!!!!

    November 10, 2013 at 6:46 am
  • Annie
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    I LOVE crochet, find it much easier to be creative with it than with knitting – I’d love to have a go at yarn-bombing, that would be so much fun! 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm
  • I used to crochet years ago and haven’t for ages. I just might have to get my hooks out

    November 10, 2013 at 1:14 pm
  • Dawn
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    I just taught myself to crochet and made a pair of fingerless gloves for myself and my 6 year old daughter who “had” to have a pair once she saw mine. They went together quickly so I hope to get a few more made for Christmas gifts.

    November 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm
  • He looks absolutely adorable in it…..I just wish I could crochet.

    November 10, 2013 at 6:45 pm
  • Miriam Prantner
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    I’m impressed! I crochet, but only blankets….I’ve never tackled anything really difficult and the hat looks wonderful, very cute model too!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm
  • jengd
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    I’ve tried a bit of crocheting but never really got the hang of it. Nice job on the hat!

    November 11, 2013 at 4:20 am
  • I’ve only been crocheting a few weeks but find it very easy. I also made the hat out of that book which I picked up from Aldi 🙂

    November 11, 2013 at 3:36 pm
  • Lisa H
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    I love hats – I need to track down someone willing to crochet one for me.

    November 11, 2013 at 6:53 pm
  • He looks so cute! I wish I could crochet but I just can’t get addicted to anything else.

    November 11, 2013 at 8:11 pm
  • i’ve crocheted lots of little things over the years but never a cute little hat!! I think you’ll be making more of these!

    November 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm
  • Really sweet hat, and your crocheting look perfect.

    Thanks for the link, I will go and check out the book you’ve used too, I really fancy having a go. X

    September 27, 2015 at 2:40 pm

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