Sunday, March 2, 2014

Some More Winter Accessories

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been busy crafting, but I have been terrible about blogging.  My boyfriend left for Navy bootcamp last week, so I was spending a lot of time with him.

I knitted and crocheted some more accessories over my winter break between semesters.

I crocheted this earflap hat for my boyfriend for Christmas using one strand of black yarn and one strand of gray yarn.  When I first learned how to crochet at snowboard school ten years ago (my God, I'm old) my friends taught me how to make basic beanies using two strands of yarn.  There is no official pattern or anything, although I am considering writing one up.

Doesn't he look cute?
I also made another hat for myself using yarn left over from my Mint Slouch Hat.  The pattern is available for free on Ravelry.

Total Cost: $11.98
  • 1 skein of mint: $5.99
  • 1 skein of white: $5.99

This hat took less than an hour to knit up and I think it's wicked cute.  Details on my Ravelry Project Page.

And finally, I knitted myself a cowl.  I make myself one scarf/cowl each year.  I should really make more because I wear them every day in the winter, but I just love making hats.

I used Plymouth Encore Chunky yarn in Natural - also the same yarn I used in my ribbed hat and my slouch hat.  The pattern originally called for worsted weight yarn, but I figured I wanted a warm cozy cowl so I went with bulky weight yarn and made some adjustments to the pattern.  This cowl was a quick knit and I enjoyed making it.

Total Cost: $11.98

This pattern is also available for free on Ravelry.  And here is the link to my Ravelry Project Page.

I should be posting more regularly now, and I have quite a few knitted, crocheted, and sewn garments to post about.


  1. Great to see you are busy crafting. Love the pictures of you and boyfriend. Yes, he is very cute! (LOL)

  2. So much cuteness! Love all the accessories.

  3. You are the Accessory Queen - I think the mint hat is my favourite :)