Shawls and scarves have recently made their way into my heart. These accessories were once something I despised making and wearing, but as I’ve grown as a designer (and moved to a colder climate) I find that I just can’t get enough of them!
Long ago, back when Hooked On Tilly was just patterns on Etsy and had horrible (Yes, that bad) photography, I designed a beanie pattern. I was so happy with the result and couldn’t wait to share it with my small following at the time. I quickly took pictures on my white fur rug (we were all doing that back then, right?) posted the pattern to Etsy and…nothing.
Today I have the Plume Shawl crochet pattern to share with you all. This design is worked easily, using only a few simple crochet stitches. You wouldn’t guess this pattern would be so simple with how gorgeous the end result turns out!
Today I will be sharing a really easy crochet mitten pattern! I’ve actually never been interested in crocheting mittens before for the simple fact that I live in the desert (Lol!) So, there never has actually been an instance that I would need mittens or gloves!
So, I recently decided I would challenge myself to design a few more "smaller" and "quick" crochet projects. I know for a lot of you making a large garment doesn't always sound appealing, and I totally get that!
Years ago, when I first decided I wanted to start designer crochet patterns I designed the Melody scarf. This pattern has gone my entire journey as a designer, the good, bad, highs and lows. Going through a MAJOR amount of editing and altering, I've modified the template for this design multiple times.
A few years ago bun beanies went VIRAL. And when I say viral, I mean instantly overnight these stylish beanies took over the internet. I remember being tagged in a multitude of photos of these hats on Facebook, so I decided to make a few and see how they did on my Etsy shop.
Have you ever been gifted a gorgeous skein of hand dyed yarn and had absolutly no idea what to make with it? No worries friends I have found the perfect project for you, a basic half double crochet beanie, or as I like to call it, the Nola Beanie!
Recently, I've found myself struggling to find inspiration. Sometimes, I try so hard to design amazing pieces that I end up completely failing.
It's such a sucky feeling.
One way I am able to come out of that "funk" is by strolling the yarn aisle at Hobby Lobby or Joanns and letting the yarn speak for itself. The different colors, textures, weights, all have something to say.
Do you guy's know what the absolute BEST part of summer is?
It's Farmer's Markets.
I mean come on, who doesn't love waking up early in the morning (cup of coffee in hand of course) and taking a relaxing walk down to your local farmer's market. Supporting small town vendors and getting to try all those yummy baked goods!
This beanie as been SO MUCH fun to design, because it's just that EASY. Seriously you guy's, you know I'm a sucker for easy and quick patterns that make everyone think you took a whole lot time and effort...and this beanie is just that!
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About Me -
My name is Bailey, the Maker and designer behind hooked on tilly. I am a stay at home mama to two little babes. a few years ago i found myself pregnant and bored, so i decided to pick up a crochet hook and the rest is history from there! Most days you can find me knitting/crocheting with a cup of coffee and netflix playing in the background.