A touch of Crochet

I have always liked crocheting – my Mum taught me many, many years ago, but I’ve never really made much beyond a few Granny squares or simple blankets. On a recent trip to the Black Sheep Wool shop I spotted a book called Twenty to Make : Crocheted Beanies by Frauke Kiedaisch for the bargain price of £4.99. I have a daughter who loves hats so it was a must buy! I was a bit daunted by actually making a hat but decided that for a fiver I would have a go.

New Year’s Eve saw the birth of this creation…





This is Baker Boy, from the book and it uses one ball of Rowan Big Wool – it was made in no time at all. I was quite impressed with myself!

Next up was this Cloche Hat. This isn’t in the book but is a pattern that I bought from Ravelry called the Garbo Cloche I used 2 balls of Wendy Thor. Although the yarn was the type specified it was turning into a huge creation so I had to make a few adjustments. Again – it was made in no time at all.



My third creation was also from the book and is called Shades of Grey in the book…


See my beautiful model there? The Baker Boy cap graced her head up until this one was finished and it’s barely left her head since…just when sleeping I think! This yarn is Stylecraft Swift Knit – beautifully soft, I wish I’d bought more of it but I bought it in the sale and it’s since sold out. If I were making this one again I would probably make a smaller bobble, I got a bit carried away with the size of the thing and it turned out to be enormous! This one took a little bit longer to make mostly due to the bobble I think!

Next up – another Baker Boy! When I bought the book a young friend spied the Baker Boy and admired it. Full of my successes I decided to whip another one up just for her in her favourite colour…



150114-7This yarn was a gorgeous red colour and is called Sirdar Big Softie (on sale too!)

Finally I set out to make another one from the book that Catherine had expressed a liking for. This one proved tricky – very tricky. Luckily I started making it at our monthly get together and so had a lot of help from friend Karin. This is as far as I’ve got with it…

150114-8Now I was quite keen to carry on but after all this enjoyment the RSI decided to say “no more” very loudly! So, I’ve had to give it rest for a while and do something else. I have thoroughly enjoyed my little crocheting adventure though and will be back to it as soon as I have the ok from my wrist/arm whatever!



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2 Responses to A touch of Crochet

  1. Carole says:

    Fabulous! You’ve made some lovely hats there 🙂

  2. Natty says:

    Lovely makes Tree, I am looking forward to seeing the entire book brought to life, however I must say that Garbo cloche is splendid! Very Downton. 😉 And your model is gorgeous! xx

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