Tag Archive: Hat Huggers


A2Z, Y, CampNaNo 2190429


Yarn is fun whether telling or knitting/crocheting. My yarn telling is pretty well finished. If you take yWriter’s word for it I ended with 50,584. If you take Word’s word for it I ended with 51,336. The validating machine must be broken because neither amount sent me to the winners’ circle. I only need 50K darn it!  Maybe too many are hitting that validator at the same time, though I’ve never had this problem any of the 10-16 times I’ve finished novels on NaNo or CampNaNo. I wrote to the company to see what’s up but they say they don’t get back to you for 2 business days. Well, that takes me past the final date for this NaNo. Well, at least it took my fact page to the finality with the arrow in the target at 100, all the graphs stating I made it, so…I’m satisfied. I will try to write a bit more tomorrow and see if the machine is working.

Though I haven’t stopped knitting during this month, I have done far less than normal. I have a lot of stuffed bodies and body parts that need to be stuffed and sewn together. I finished several little baby hats that need those last bits sewn closed and labeled to go to the people who need them. I’ll try to post the pics as I finish a few. The leader of the Hugger Hats group told me to make more of the dolls as she has a doctor who wants to give them to stroke patients as they are helpful tactile comforts for them.

I’ve been happy with the story I was able to write this month and feel encouraged to get all the books in the series up and edited to the best of my abilities. As much as I read, I think I am feeling accomplished with my stories It feels different enough to not feel like the same ole story as what’s out there, yet the energy I feel as I read them make me want to read them again. Does that make sense? I’m not trying to brag. Not at all. I’m trying to review with the same kind of eye as when I read other books. I am so grateful to have these characters growing and dictating to my struggling fingers the pictures they give me. I hope as I edit the more poetic words or phrases will appear as I know that writing fast leave my vocabulary and grammar wanting.

Did anyone else do CampNaNo how’d it go for you? How did you like doing the A-to-Z Challenge? I will put my thoughts on that on tomorrows post? As I am picking up and looking around think of me as waving to all of you. What’s happening in your life while I was buried in wordage?

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Finished Friday 20190322


With all that has been happening this week, and the constantly changing weather, here is one thing I can feel good about:

A little, soft newborn hat.

KB Baby Hat loom. K2, P2 brim. Flat stitch knit, LoomaHat’s Decrease Bind Of. See below.

Happy Friday, everyone!


To celebrate I finished two hats! Neither are for snakes or cats. Nor are they green. But here they are. The baby one is waiting for the matching toy. Both are heading for charities.

This was a larger adult version (KB Loom) of the past one using the ‘homespun’ type yarn. It is so soft. I still have a little more of this yarn that I will use for a baby hat. Again this is the fold up brim to keep the ears warmer. It is all the flat knit stitch. That is until the decreasing part that I was trying to adapt GoodKnitKisses type of hat closure. I put the YouTube at the bottom of the page. I don’t have the adjustable loom so I modified with loose e-wraps as I decreased and only did a couple true decreases before just closing with the usual one strand closing I usually use. See the loomahat.com YouTube after the GKK one.

Here’s the baby one I finished today:

So tiny! Not as soft as the above adult hat. But love the self-striping. This was on the baby KB loom. Two by two knit purl brim. Flat knit stitch. Then used the LoomaHat closing below.

 

All’s Good Sunday 20190310


If you are seeing this, it is because I am writing this on my Acer that is now working again. This is my inner spirit:

So today was about starting the next hat on a bigger loom.

Sorry I can lighten the picture as my old editor isn’t here. The brim is too dark in this picture. But it is almost the length that I fold it up and continue the hat.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

 

Thursday Hats 20190307


I actually finished this hat a couple days ago but forgot to post. It is made on this loom and just the same yarn as a few before. I love the stuff! It is soft and not too thick so I think it will be okay for spring and sensitive heads. Here are the current Work In Process and the one I just finished. Just flat knit stitch and fold up brim. KBlooms.com

 

 

 

 

 

Make It Monday 20190225


So the Hat Huggers just gave away 100 adult hats so our fearless leader, Carol, requested more adult hats. Here’s another in the making. Fold up brim and all knit. I love this yarn!

Here is the Costco Animal crackers jar full of this marvelous yarn. So soft I want to use it all the time.

I only have the toe of the second sock for my brother!!!!!!! See the toe of the other sock sticking out the top? That is so I can make sure that both socks are the same.

I folded up the current sock brim so you can see the finished sock I stuck inside the current work in progress.

I gave up this little hat and toy kit for the sock and adult hat but every now and then I add a few rows. The little loom holds the leg part of the brown doll like the blue and white one (that needs a matching hat). The larger loom holds the hat for a baby. I love how the yarn is striping up. By the way, the hat and doll are based on those of LoomaHat.com except I love using the baby looms of KB.

What are you working on? It doesn’t have to be knitting, just hand-made something.


Sap/Sep/Sip/Sop/Sup

“‘S’up?”

“Sap?”

“Nah, it’s winter. How’s the soup?”

‘SIP’ “Sipped”

“And the bread?”

‘SLURP’ “Sopped.”

“The tab?”

Diner leaves the cafe quickly and shouts, “SEP!”

Waiter shouts back, “What’s that mean?”

Teen on a cell nearby mumbles, “Somebody Else’s Problem.”

You can find others using this theme once you check in on Linda G. Hill’s site. Some are far more clever than mine.

How about a few knitted projects to add some visual interest?

Loomed mostly flat-wrap knit with e-wrapped portions.

 

Needle knitted

 

 

Both sets loom knitted. I think this was a Loom a Hat pattern. It was so easy and I loved these slippers so much I almost kept them. They were SO soft. I think someone will love them as much as I did.

 

 

I love making these tiny comfort dolls. It is one of Loom a Hat’s patterns I have memorized so that I don’t have to read a pattern or watch YouTube.

 

My ADD Saturday Stream is taking me to the next binge. UnReal on Hulu. I hate reality shows. First of all, you know they aren’t, right? Real, I mean. This show gives ideas as to how unreal these shows are. Yet this show has interesting writing. I like how the topics are current and addressed in creative, if not, horrible ways. Have you watched it? What did you think?

Oh, and yesterday I started on the Better Call Saul. Funny, mostly.

I watch UnReal with my husband as we seek something interesting while TV goes on hiatus. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, I watch in the living room during the day and my brother and son join me. Shows I really like, the guys don’t, so when I need alone time I’ll pull out a feminist movie and watch them all seek out their own entertainment. If I need more bodies in the living room to keep it warm put on a guy show. Crazy how that works! 😉

The wind is blowing in a storm. We are expecting snow tomorrow. The noise outside is crazy! I expect to see a witch riding a bicycle by the window at any moment. I took poor Kali out a while ago and she nearly crashed into the door as I tried to hold it open against the gale. Hey. Have you noticed that? Dorothy Gale got taken in the tornado!

Okay, it’s late enough that the stream of consciousness is overpowering me. Flood of consciousness more like.

 

Loom Knitting News


Here are some of my latest creations for charities:]

These little guys are fun to make. Thanks to LoomaHat.com for teaching us how to make them. The big one I made on the KK 24 peg. The little one I did on my Martha Stewart 24 peg loom which is much smaller. It’s fun to see how different they turn out. I usually use up my scrap yarn on these.

 

Hey, everyone! Here is my very first needle knitted hat! I started with a provisional cast on and then alternated inches of purls with inches of knits and even cast off first with the circular needles, then finally on four Double Point Needles. Please allow me a moment of awesome pride. Okay. I’m over it.

 

So, my brother and my son said this looked more like a young lion. But it is a cow. This is one of Scarlett Royal’s inventions. Okay, so I should have used more tan color but this is what I had. I think a kid will like it. The curlycue of yarn on top is the bow holding the label telling about the Hat Hugger group I get the donated yarn from and who gives our creations to the charities.

 

This lion was fun to make but the mane is hard for me. I count to nine without knitting fairly well. Keeping track of nine rows of two seems impossible. So some lanks of mane came out too long. I just took some ribbons and tied them fancy like the Cowardly Lion in Emerald City. Notice the pink arm. I ran out of the yarn I used on the rest of the lion as I reached the last arm. Since these go to kids in the clinic I figured I’d give him a cast. Hopefully, this guy will find a kid with a cast to commiserate with.

 

 

This is many shots of the same dragon and his little hat for a baby sibling. He likes the mouse. He thinks he is supposed to ride on it. He’s just a baby dragon and doesn’t know better. By the way, the lion and the dragon are Scarlett Royal patterns, too. I love her minis best and the sheriff here in town as requested I make a lot of these as he loves handing them out to the homeless kids or kids at the clinic. Because they are tiny and are easy for the kids to hold and enjoy. If the sheriff wants minis I make minis, what can I say?

 

 

I really enjoyed making this hat and love how it turned out. It was made on KB white loom with the small gauge. I just did three knits and three purls (rib stitch) all the way to the top. Because of the small gauge, it took quite a while to finish. The yarn is bumpily but very soft. It has that gradual color change that works up so cool. I have a ton of this that I took from Hat Huggers because it is so soft. So I am making another one with smaller rib stitch pattern. I think this will make a good hat for someone who might have bad/no hair days. It’s so soft and fits low on the head. I have to admit I am tempted to keep it. I won’t. But I can wish.

Newest Creations


A friend told me that March 1st was National Pig Day. She was making the piggie to celebrate. She did an awesome job. It was Scarlett Royal’s gem. It looked like fun so I made three. Two still need to be stuffed and sewn closed but here is my finished project with the matching baby hat.

The color of the hat is the actual color of both. By the way, the hat is alternating e-wrap for a few rows and then flat-wrap on a 24 peg (blue KK). Now to make two more matching sets.

Loom Knitting Sunday


No prompt. Just pictures, as bad as they are of what I’ve finished recently.

The tiny sock took me ages because it was on the KB2 loom that feels like it will break as you work. I’m glad my friend Kay gave me the metal/wood one for Christmas. I plan to use it next. By the way, I frogged this sock. It was merely a learning situation. Speaking of frogging, that hat I was knitting on the circular needles has been frogged once more. Yep, starting over. I’m learning, slowly!

 

 

This little doll and toddler hat were fun and easy. Both projects are LoomAHat.com (doll here) patterns that I have memorized and modified here and there.

I don’t know if you can tell what this is. It is a mini goat and baby hat. The yarn has fun little bumps all over and that makes it hard to see features. I can’t think of something this yarn would be good for. I doubt the baby will like wearing the hat. It’s kind of itchy. But it makes a cute bag for the goat to hang out in. The mini goat is a Scarlet Royal pattern (scroll to the bottom of the page), the hat from LoomAHat.

Meanwhile, I have two other socks in the process, the knitted knocker, and the circular needle hat. Since I am being requested for more toys I will work on them the most and do these harder projects a bit at a time.

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