30 December 2014

Three Pairs of Slippers and a Hat

Just a quick post to show you my latest projects. I'll get the boring part out of the way first--you know, the slippers I seem to have a compulsion to make.

The first 2 pairs are for a man and the third pair I modified the woman's size because I wasn't sure if I had enough yarn to finish a pair. Here's how I modified them:
  • Where it says "Back: ch 11"  I chained 4
  • Then I continued as the pattern said on 31 stitches
  • Dec Row 1: Sc in each of next 13) sc, dec over next 2 sts as follows: draw up a loop in each of the next 2 sts: 3 loops on hook, YO and pull through all loops on hook, work 1 sc, dec as before over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 13) sc, ch 1, turn. 
  • Dec Row 2: Sc in each of next 12 sc, dec over next 2 sts, work 1)sc, dec, sc in each of next 12 c, ch 1, turn.
  • Dec Row 3: Sc in each of next 11 Sc, dec, work 1)Sc, dec, sc in each of next 11 sc; ch 1, turn. 
That's all there is to it.

The other project I've recently completed is a slouchy hat for a woman. I love the yarn I used. I have no idea of what type it is because I got it at Goodwill and the only label on it was $2. The pattern is Lovely Lady Slouchy Hat. I did it one night as we watched television after dinner. I had to frog the edging and redo it with a larger hook (N) because it was way too tight. I crochet loosely so this was a surprise to me. With this happening to me with 2 separate hat patterns this month, I'm beginning to think I have a fat head.

I sure wish I brought my styrofoam heads with me to model the hats I've made. I think it gives a better "real life" look at hats.

That's all for now.