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.

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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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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week IV Day Seven: Looking Forward

Today’s Instructions:  One year from now, when the 5th Knitting & Crochet Blog Week rolls around, where do you hope your crafting will have taken you to? What new skills, projects and experiences do you hope you might have conquered or tried?

Oh goodness gracious, I don’t know!  Right now, I’m knitting to relax, while I watch T.V., for fun, and sometimes to explore creativity.  But knitting is not the only medium I use when I have an idea, it’s just one outlet that I’ve found that I like and I can do.  Check out my Etsy shop to see some of the other things do.

But I guess I do have a few things I’d like to improve upon specifically. Continue reading →

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week IV Day Six: A Tool To Covet

Todays instructions:  “Write about your favourite knitting…tool.”

I don’t use too many abnormal knitting things.  If you know nothing at all about knitting, what do you think someone uses to knit?  Yarn and needles (period).  That’s about all I typically use.  I usually knit strictly with circular bamboo needles (for you non knitters, those are needles attached together with a little tube), but that’s just mainly because I bought a big pack cheap, so I have all the sizes.  And I make mostly hats, so I knit in the round.  From time to time I use DPNs (double pointed needles), cable needles, or sometimes even long straight needles, but I mostly stick with my normal needles, yarn, oh, and stitch markers!


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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week IV Day Four: Colour Review

Today’s instructions:  What are your favourite colours for knitted or crocheted projects.4KCBWDAY4If you know me, you know that I love color.   I find inspiration from color.  Colors definitely help set my mood.  Color means a lot is every aspect of my life from my clothes, to home decor, to the dishes I eat off of and everything in between.  So naturally, this would include my yarn choice.

The collage above are some of the colors I found around my house while thinking about today’s post.  I noticed that these colors have been a lot of the same colors I’ve been knitting with recently.  Here is some of the scrap yarn I’ve found laying around from past products: Continue reading →

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week IV Day One: The House Cup

Today’s instructions:

Day One: The House Cup.
A bit like Harry Potter, but not quite, this year’s Knitting & Crochet Blog Week is split into 4 houses. Don your favourite knitted or crocheted hat and let it guide you to which house you will be in.

This is what I had to choose from:

knit and crochet blog week

Bee, Manatee, Monkey, or Peacock

My house:

The House of Manatee

The House of Manatee.  Yes, I’m associating myself with a manatee, on purpose.  I know what you’re thinking, really Betsy?  A manatee?  You could choose from a bee, manatee, monkey, or a peacock, and you chose manatee?  Yes, I did.  And as I’m writing this, although confident in my decision, I’m still trying to work out as to why. Continue reading →