in my christmas wrap-up, i posted a pic of the cute lil hat i crocheted for our nephew.
i had a feeling it was going to be a bit too small,
but the wonderful thing about crochet is you can take it apart/add to it and fix it!
i added brown and tan single stitches to the bottom to give it length.
then i thought i'd make a cute pair of thumbless mittens that i also made for our twin nieces. (i added a few stitches to make them a bit larger)
then i topped the hat with a pom-pom for added cuteness.
(you can learn how to make easy pom-poms here.)
i followed a lovely blogger marisa and made a pom pom gift topper.
i'm really having a lot of fun with yarn. although it's frustrating at times and my projects are far from perfect, i find crocheting to be so soothing and rewarding. i've been teaching myself how to follow patterns and, for those interested, i find teresa's blog and video tutorials extremely helpful.
i love this soft hat i made john using lion brand homespun yarn in wild fire.
and since this is technically a food blog, i will leave you with a yummy easy dessert we enjoyed last night!