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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Baby bootie 3 strands

 April 10, 2016:

Hello everyone! 

‎Trying something different material-wise with baby booties today.   
Using a size 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook and 3 strands of size 10 thread held together, these booties are coming out better than I expected.    The sole is 3.25" long, great for a newborn size.    :)
I have tons of thread I need to use and this will help me do it!   :)

#babycrochet #bootie #baby #crochet #crochetgottaloveit


Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thank You Notes From Hospital


I received another wonderful thank-you card for the baby hats and booties from the hospital staff at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, Tennessee, back in March, 2016.

These cards are so special to me and it makes it so worthwhile, knowing that these are greatly appreciated and cherished by the recipients! 

This just makes my day! :)

‪#‎babyhats‬ ‪#‎preemie‬ ‪#crochet‬


Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Knit Totoro Hat


A-ha! I finally got the hang of changing colors in the middle of a row while knitting with two needles! It's a snap in crocheting, but knitting just had me stumped, especially since I've only been knitting since December of last year. LOL. 
Thank goodness the pattern is only knit and purl, since those are the only stitches I know so far. 
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lhamm/totoro-hat
This has been more fun following a block chart and working with two colors. Reminds me of filet crocheting and crochet moez. 

On the third row, I was having my doubts if the hat would turn out well but I kept going. Now, I'm glad I didn't give up on it! 

This is my progress on the Totoro Hat which I found on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/totoro-hat-6). I also watched the video for this hat on youtube and it was quite helpful. :)
I used some old Natura Wintuck worsted weight acrylic yarn for this hat. This yarn hasn't been made in years and someone recently gave me this old yarn. I accepted graciously because I never turn down yarn! :)

Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Changing yarn colors

Quick blog post!



This looks like an excellent way to join two yarns together to either continue the same color or start a new color.



I don't know about you, but I really don't like sewing ends into my work, especially into work in which it is hard to hide the ends, like lace crochet or knitting!.



This joining technique opens a lot of options!



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Baby Hats/Booties at Horizon Medical Center


February 9, 2016:

Yeah! The baby hats that we made (me, my Mom and her neighbor, Betty Jo), for the Labor and Delivery Unit at the rural hospital, Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, TN, have arrived!  Yippee!    

We sent crochet hats and booties made crocheted, tunisian crocheted and loom-knitted.

I received these photos late last night and I couldn't wait to share them! It's so great to know they arrived and are appreciated and most of all, the angel babies will have a special handmade item to wear home from the hospital . 

To us, is just so wonderful to see the doctors and nurses with these and wearing their smiles!

Here is what our contact at the hospital  said:

"Thanks so much again for the hats! As you can see they were a big hit! People were really amazed by your talents and generosity!!!! Have a great day! 
Caroline"‎


Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

First pattern on ravelry free

I figured it out with the help of my son....how to upload a pdf file to ravelry and for other people to be able to download it.  

It wasn't easy and it took about 30 minutes to get it working right, but there is a loom knit baby hat pattern I created! Yippee!

So, if you make hats for a hospital or want to make some as gifts and such, this is a good basic loom knit pattern! :)

See this link for pattern:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lhamm/newborn-loom-knit-baby-hat


Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Newborn Loom Knit Baby Hat

January 26, 2016:

Newborn Loom Knit Baby Hat

by Lee Ann Hamm Crochet Gotta Love It!



My first pattern I published on Ravelry.com!    


I gotta say though that getting the pdf link active on ravelry was not an easy task.   Seemed like I had to go round in circles and kept running into obstacles at every turn.


But my son and I finally did it!






http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/newborn-loom-knit-baby-hat

Monday, December 28, 2015

Honeycomb Preemie Hat


December 28, 2015:

Hi everyone, 
I just found the neatest and and really fun tunisian ‎crochet stitch from Kim Guzman's book, Tunisian Crochet Stitch Guide.

I bought the book in November but up to today, I had not tried any of the sampler stitches out yet.

This particular sampler pattern is Stitch No. 16 on page 30 of the book.

This is a great book containing 61 pattern sampler stitches.   :)


Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Knit Hat-Tunisian Crochet Hat Comparison

Yesterday, I moved from knitted swatches to an actual project. I decided on this hat pattern, Fitted Beanie-Easy Knit Pattern at therainbowwarrior.org. 

Check it out! I'm knitting! . This "die-hard " crocheter has discovered the joy of knitting needles and taught herself how to knit a little this Thanksgiving week! Yeah!

I was glad to figure out one thing in the directions which might be an omission. After making the ribbed cuff, it says to "K across all rows". Doesn't that make a garter stitch with purl and knit stitches on both sides?

Anyway, I looked it up on YouTube and decided that she must have meant Stockinette stitch for the rest of the hat. I learned that this means knit stitches on one side and pulls on the other.

After this hat is made, I am going to duplicate this in Tunisian crochet using the same yarn and the same size hook; I want to see how the pieces look side-by-side and see if the are the same size or not.

One thing that I am unsure about with knitting is that unlike crochet or tunisian crochet, the project is always on the needle(s) and it's not possible to try it on for size halfway through the project. I'm just not that good at knitting yet, to get a feel for how big it really is while still on the needles. I guess that comes with practice. LOL. 

My Facebook page ‎post:
https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1057623024271539&id=100000715551043&set=rpd.100000715551043&source=49&ref=bookmarks
But I am enjoying the heck out of this knitting! This is challenging and a real blast!

‪#‎ILoveKnitting‬ ‪#‎KnittingGottaLoveIt‬ ‪#‎knit‬ ‪#‎knithat‬


Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Knitting, I'm learning!

November 25, 2015, 3:00 pm CST:

I am learning how to knit at this very moment!‎    I found a very good video on the YouTube channel, americanknitter.‎  This lady has some very good instructions!   

I'm getting used to knitting but I find crochet is much easier, probably because crochet is what I first learned to do.  While I was casting on, my left hand started to cramp, but it stopped after a while.

So for today, I learned to cast on, do a knit stitch and do a purl stitch.   I can see how the purl stitch in knitting is similar to a tunisian crochet purl stitch.

This is turning out to be so much fun.    I think I have another yarn craft to look forward to!    Yipee!

Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Silly Dog Hat


This is Sugar Pie.    :)


This is our sweet little, Cora.    :)

November 20, 2015:

Here's our fur baby,  Cora wearing this hat I made for her..   But it's a little small on her. where the cuff part sits on her head.

So, I tried it on my mom's doggy, Sugar.   It fit her better ‎but she shook it off pretty quickly.

This dog hat is easy and fun to make and works up quickly.    Here is where I found it:  

"Silly Hat For My Silly Dog" pattern 
http://www.niftynnifer.com/2015/01/free-crochet-pattern-silly-hat-for-my.html?m=1‎


Yours in Christ,‎
Lee Ann H
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Shell Net Cowl

November 20, 2015:

I just finished this fun infinity scarf.   Until now, I didn't understand how to do the twist in the cowl. ‎  Now, having made this, it's so simple!

This is called Shell Net Cowl designed by Ryan Hollist. 
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shell-net-cowl

Please leave a comment below and thank you for visiting my blog!    :)

Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Crochet Clouds!


We took a driving trip this past weekend and my husband says, "You need to take a picture of those clouds".

I had just mentioned that they looked like a  crochet edging‎ with picots.    LOL

I'm so glad I took this photo!   :). This was taken near Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Slouchy Hat-Time!

November 8, 2015:
‎This is my first time to use this pretty yarn by Yarn Bee (aka, Hobby Lobby), called Fireside.   This color I'm using is, Party Time.    It's a size #5 yarn and it comes in a 6 oz /170 gram skein.   It has 185 yards/170 meters in the skein.

I think I like the Fireside yarn better than the one by Lionbrand called, Homespun yarn.   But I love Homespun too! 

I am really enjoying  the long striping which the has before it changes colors!

I'm making a slouchy hat design called, Easy Perfect Fit Hat Pattern from Jayda InStitches on youtube.com.

Here's the link:   https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLN6kJNH2BGc96Ryvc5YP4CuLK8eVA_a2C&v=fgUVj9b-xFI

#crochethat #crochetgottaloveit  


Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tunisian Crochet Pulled Gather!

















September 29, 2015:

I finally came up with a way to do a tunisian crochet finishing gather such as at the top of a hat, instead of doing several rows of decreases.     Yippee! 

This is for a hat worked in rows using a regular tunisian or afghan stitch crochet hook.    I have not figured out how to do this with a double-ended tunisian hook, but that would be a neat thing to figure out.

In this particular example, I am using the "I Love This Yarn" by Hobby Lobby (worsted weight #4 yarn),  and a size M/N, 9.00 mm, US #13 size tunisian hook

My tunisian decreases don't look too good and I like the look of this pulled gather much better anyway.

I have a video of how to do this pulled gather on my YouTube  channel‎, if you would like to see this. 
http://youtu.be/3wxxvDeBJ7U

On the last row of your work and after completing the forward pass, you simply pull through all of those loops on your hook at one time instead of working them off two at a time.

That's it; it's very simple to do.   I thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you view and enjoy the video too.

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Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Madcap and Angel Fleece Yarn Preemie Hats


September 23,2015:

I love this Madcap and Angel Fleece yarn for preemie hats! So soft! 

Has anyone ever used the Madcap yarn before?   

What are some good things to make with it besides hats? 

I picked up a skein of soft green and 3 skeins of orange - all on the clearance rack!    Yeah!



Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Twisty Cabled Beanie Hat!

September 23, 2015:

I love this hat pattern from Kim's website, http://crochetkim.com !


It's so easy to make and works up very quickly.    

I used two hook sizes.   A size M/N (9.00 mm) for the body of the hat and a size H ‎(5.00 mm) for the brim.   I love the way this brim is made on this hat pattern. 

You don't need to make this with a fancy yarn, just a basic acrylic will do in a size #4 worsted weight.



Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Lee Ann's Tunisian Ribbed Hat Finished!




September 13, 2015:

‎How did I do?

Remember my previous post about how I had just learned the tunisian Purl stitch and how I was making the Tunisian Ribbed Hat at Yarnspirations.com yesterday? 
Well, I finished the hat today!    I love that Purl stitch.   It takes a little more effort to do the purls, but it is worth it!

I made this with Red Heart Super Saver in the color, Medium Sage and I used a 6.0 mm hook (J or US #10).

And since I used the RH Super Saver yarn, I made my base chain 62 and this is fine for an adult-sized hat.

#crochetgottaloveit #crochet #crochethats #chapeau #tunisiano #tunisiancrochet

Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tunisian Rib Hat-My Attempt

September 12, 2015:

This is my attempt at the Tunisian Rib Hat pattern. I saw the tunisian Purl stitch demonstrated by Mikey on youtube, in the video for this pattern and I liked it. The stitch takes a little longer to do, but the result is worth it! 

 So, I went to Yarnspirations.com and downloaded the free pattern and I love it! I am using the recommended 6.0 mm hook in the pattern, but with Red Heart Super Saver yarn. I want to get some of this new Bernat Super Value Stripes yarn soon. 

*** NOTE:   Since I'm using the Red Heart yarn, I only chained 62 for my foundation chain and it fits my 23-inch head just fine.


 #crochetgottaloveit #crochet #crochethats #tunisiancrochet 
‎#chapeau 

Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lee Ann's Fortune’s Shawlette

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September 9, 2015:

I finished my Fortune's Shawlette CAL today! I love this pattern and it's well-written.   The chart is so easy to read too!   This was fun to make!

I used two full skeins plus part of a third one), of Debra Norville Serenity sock yarn in the color, Hibiscus.   This is a #1 fingering-weight yarn.

And I used the recommended size J/6.0 mm hook too.   The Japanese hook size is 10/0.

This particular Crochet-A-Long is part of the CrochetKim Facebook group.  

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Yours in Christ,
Lee Ann H
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