DIY “Where the Wild Things Are” Max Baby Costume

DIY Where the Wild Things Are Max Costume by laceandyarn.com

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Where there is a wild thing, there must be a king of all wild things!  I bought my three year old his costume, but I knew I could easily do a Max for cheap, and I did!  Here’s how: Continue reading →

Pumpkin Bow Headband Knit Pattern

Pumpkin Bow Headband Knit Pattern -- laceandyarn.com

As promised, here’s the pattern I used to create this adorable knit pumpkin bow headband.

The base pattern I used is from Blue Sky Alpacas.  You can find the pattern here (Miss Savannah Bow).  I love Blue Sky Alpaca yarn, and they have some pretty awesome free patterns on their site.  Definitely worth checking out.

The Miss Savannah Bow pattern is a newborn pattern (0-6 months), and that headband no longer fits my baby girls head!  Here’s my baby girl wearing it at 4 months. Continue reading →

Toddler Pumpkin Bow Headband

I love fall.  There I said it.  As cliché as it is, it’s always been my favorite season.  I’ve been knitting pumpkin hats for my son since I learned how to knit.  Luckily this year, his hat from last year still fits.  But my new daughter needs one.  I have not touched my knitting stuff since she was born.  Literally haven’t knitted anything this year.  Well that all changed today thanks to an awful tonsil infection, a kid hanging out with his grandparents, and a sleepy baby.

Man, do I love knitting – and – holy smokes – have I missed it!

So, I didn’t quite get to a pumpkin hat today, but we’ve been having warm weather recently anyway.  Instead, I made this freakin’ adorable pumpkin bow headband.

Pumpkin Bow Headband -- laceandyarn.comI know, this baby is just the cutest. Continue reading →

Quick Newborn Beanie

cat baby hat

Being able to quickly knit up a newborn baby hat is always useful!  Here are some reasons why you might want to knit a quick newborn beanie:

  • You’re having a baby. Yay!  And congratulations!
  • You know someone having a baby. Yay for you! You can have all the fun and enjoy the cuteness without having to deal with the spit up and the poop-y explosions.
  • You’re bored and need something to knit, and want to make some newborn hats to donate (to a hospital, or local charity).
  • You want to have a baby and need somewhere to put your “I can’t believe another month has just passed and I’m still not pregnant” angst.  (No judgements here.)

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Baby Cabled Hat Pattern

newborn cabled hat pattern

I specifically designed this Newborn Baby Cabled Hat Pattern to go with Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat Pattern (also for sale in my Etsy store) as a little sister/big sister combo.  The patterns are similar, but I was careful to not make them too matchy-matchy.  But this hat is definitely also a cutie on it’s own!

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Adding Cat (or just general critter) Ears to a Knit Hat

critter knit hat

Last winter or spring sometime, I knit a quick newborn hat in this beautiful brown alpaca yarn.  Since then, it’s been sitting.  I thought it’d be a great idea to add some quick ears, a bow, and BAM!  A super cute ready-to-wear critter hat to throw on my newborn baby girl when she decides to show up!  I couldn’t decide what type of “critter” my hat looked like until my friend decided it looked like a cat.  So call it what you will, but this hat has ears…

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Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat Pattern

Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat PATTERN

The Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat Pattern is finally listed in the Lace and Yarn Etsy shop!  I love making these hats!  It’s such a fun project and rewarding, because it’s so cute to see it on a little girl!  The photo above is of my two-year-old son’s “girlfriend” (his term), miss Frankie B.  Isn’t she adorable in this hat?

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Fisherman Stitch: How I Taught Myself

How many times have you heard someone say, “You learn something new everyday.”  Well, I’m all for lifelong learning, and YouTube has proved to be a great resource for teaching me knitting!  Over the holiday weekend, I taught “myself” (via YouTube) the fisherman rib stitch.  What a fun stitch!  But man, it’s seeming to take me forever.  Someone please tell me that with practice I can get faster at this!  Here is my progress on a baby hat so far:

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A New Use for Yarn Poms

Introducing Lace and Yarn’s newest endeavor, jewelry making!

A new project!  I haven’t made jewelry since I was a teenager, but man, was it great back then!  Especially in my preteen days where my friends and I would take string everywhere to make bracelets and necklaces.  Remember those friendship bracelets that were so cool in the 90s?  Okay, maybe it was just dorky little me, but I loved it!  Everyone got a friendship bracelet from me.  Well, grown up me has outgrown friendship bracelets, and has moved onto prettier things.

Behold, Lace and Yarn’s yarn pom necklaces!
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