Quick evening crochet: Owl Hat

I’ve seen this child’s hat around a lot in the last year or so and always thought it was sweet – when I saw my friend’s baby wearing it this week it inspired me to give it a go and here is the result!

I’m really pleased with it, particularly as it only took me 2-3 hours to make.





Appologies for the terrible photos!

I found the pattern on Repeat Crafter Me. Looking at her blog I can already see there are loads more projects that i want to try, as well as making many more of these owl hats for friends!

What have you been making recently?

F x

Liebster Award!

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Thank you so much to What Happened to my body for nominating me for the Liebster award! I’m so excited to be able to get to know more about my fellow bloggers. (I’m super new to this game!)

Now part of the nominees responsibilities is to do the following:

Liebster Award Rules

  • Thank and link the person who nominated you (check!)But thanks again to What happened to my body!
  • Answer the questions given by the nominator.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers, who have less than 300ish followers and link them.
  • Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer
  • Notify all nominees via social media/blogs.

Now to answer the questions 

1. What are you really really good at?

Being semi good at lots of things. I have a good ability to learn new things, so i can do a lot. but I rarely have the patience to master them! I guess crocheting and playing the trumpet are my real strengths.

2 .What did you want to be when you grow up?

In chronological order; an air hostess, a teacher, a policewoman, a nurse, a professional musician, a music therapist… now, i just want to be a good mum and I’ll figure the rest out in a few years!

3. What’s your favourite procrastination tool?

Crochet and Knitting! “Ok, hang on, let me just finish this line and ill stop….” Yeah right!

4. 1 Ply, 2 Ply or 3 Ply?

No real preference here! I like to experiment with a variety!

5. What’s your biggest blogging achievement?

Setting one up. And posting on it! (Baby steps,eh?)

6. What’s your biggest blogging challenge?

To continue to post worthwhile content and to get to know my followers!

7. What does a normal day in your life look like?

Baby, feed, play, nap, lather rinse repeat! And i wouldn’t change it for the world!

8. What makes you unique?

I have webbed toes. Its not as weird as it sounds. And no, my mother is not my auntie.

9. What is your favourite way to recover from a long and bad day?

Always, always a long bath and an early night. Not that i get much of a chance nowadays.

10. How do you shut off the world around you to concentrate on your blog?

I don’t, who knows maybe I should? I’m a multitasker (i hope!) but i do update drafts as and when i can so i don’t forget any ideas i have. Thank god for smartphones!

11. What 2 words best describe you?

I would like to nominate…

Like Dreamers Doo

Slender Threads

Inspiring Kids

Slow mum in Cambridge

Nathalie Hunter

Preggo My Eggo

Worthington Ave

To answer to following 11 questions.

1. Where about’s in the world are you living?

2. What are you most proud of?

3. Tell us something embarrassing about yourself..

4. How long have you been blogging?

5. What made you start a blog?

6. Who is your idol?

7. How is your life now compared to what you expected it to be as a child?

8. Whats your biggest passion?

9. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

10. Rich and lonely, or surrounded by love but poor?

11. Red wellie or yellow wellie?Is it welly or wellie?

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Handmade with love – my first make.

Now I love crochet. But recently I’ve been learning to knit and have really enjoyed learning. I thought I would make Alice a little something to wear and here is the result!

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This is a cable knit jumper using 4mm needles, 5 50g balls of double knit wool (We used Peter Pan) and a “Snuggly DK” pattern number 1813. (I got my wool and pattern from Get Knitted, Bristol – a really great friendly little shop local to me).

This took me about ten evenings of knitting to complete, but i am a complete novice and had to learn a lot of new techniques, so a more competent knitter could complete in less time I’m sure. I made it in size 6-12 months which fits fine around the tummy area but the sleeves turned out rather long, so if i were to do it again i would reduce the sleeve length to one more appropriate for Alice.

What are you guys making for your little ones at the moment? Do you have any good patterns to share?

F x

My next project is a crochet cardigan, so far i have spent one evening on it and it is near completion and looking much smarter than this cable knit jumper. For me, crochet is much easier and works up much faster! I will post the completed cardigan shortly!