21 May 2014

Spring Hat



I have found that there are two types of weather days in Denmark: bright and sunny and gorgeous or spittering sprinkling rain all day. In either case, I found myself wanting a wide brimmed hat and came up with this. It is slightly tapered in the front to better contour your head and shade your eyes.

I embellished the hat with a simple green ribbon and a dogwood flower and leaves. You could easily substitute any flower you like!

The hat was made with 2 strands of cotton fingering weight yarn and a 3.5 (E) mm hook. The hat comfortably fits a 22 inch (56 cm). I have noted which rows should be altered to change sizes.

11 May 2014

Cornflower



For my final Mother's Day flower, I have a blue bachelor button or cornflower for my mom. This is her favorite flower. I remember growing it as a kid and wondering at its beautiful blue color. Happy Mother's Day, aiti!

The flowers have about a 2 inch diameter and are 1.5 inches tall when made with cotton 4-ply yarn and a 2mm hook. The flower is about 5 inches tall with the stem.


    10 May 2014

    Gardenia Flower and Leaf



    For my second Mother's Day flower, I have a gardenia for my mother in law. She taught me how to crochet and encouraged me with books and inspiration.

    The flowers have about a 3 inch diameter and are 0.75 inches tall when made with cotton 4-ply yarn and a 2mm hook. The leaves are about 3 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.


      09 May 2014

      Dogwood Flower and Leaf



      Mother's Day is coming up, and to celebrate I am working on a series of flower for the mothers in my life. My first flower is dogwood for my best friend who is a mother to two of the most adorable little girls ever (no, I'm not biased or anything...).

      The flowers have about a 2.5 inch diameter when made with cotton 4-ply yarn and a 2mm hook. The leaves are about 3 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.