Sunday, March 30, 2014

An Extended Single Crochet?

 I was a very busy little person last weekend.  I was watching an episode of Knitting Daily and they mentioned something called the extended single crochet.  I thought it looked kind of interesting but didn't try it then.  While I was at K&CC (short for Knitters and Crocheters Care) I finished one more section of my secret project I found that I could not work on more.  The pattern I was using as a starting point for another part was not in my bag.
I then grabbed a random skein of yarn and decided to see how I liked that extended single crochet.

I was going to make a hat at first, but I didn't feel like counting to see how many stitches and what that was devisable by, so I just made a headband at first.

The working from the top down I started on one hat.  I like how I can just increase until it is the size I pretty much want and work straight down from there.  This was fun, but I knew it would be boring to make more than one of the same size.

So I made a very small preemie hat.  It is so tiny that it is hard to think that babies could have heads that small, but we all do start out as a tiny clump of cells and go from there.

A medium hat was something I felt was needed to round out my baby hat making for the day.  I knew I didn't have enough yarn to make another hat, but I wanted to use it all.

So I made a little headband with a flat "bow" on it.  The bow was pretty easy and I just kind of made it up as I went along. Here it is.

Simple Flat Bow
Chain 7
  1. Sc 6 along chain starting from second loop from hook.
  2. Sc 6
  3. Sc 6
  4. Sc 6
  5. Sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog
  6. Sc 4
  7. Sc2tog x2
  8. Sc 2
  9. Sc 2 in one sc from row before x2
  10. Sc 4
  11. Sc 2 in one sc from row before, sc 2, sc 2 in one sc from row before
  12. Sc 6
  13. Sc 6
  14. Sc 6
  15. Sc 6 fasten off at end and weave in tails.

Friday, March 14, 2014

99.5% Done

Here is another  is a Honeycomb Cowl(Ravelry Link).  I was hoping to make this long enough to fold over itself and seam the cast-on and bind-off together. However, it is only about 2.5 inches long.
I have left the tail on it for now.  I am going to get a few more opinions before I totally finish it.
There is another one planned after this, but I'm thinking I might take a hat break.  I might also make something completely different, who knows?  I'm awesome like that.