Stuffing For Brains

 
 
I make a lot of things for coworkers. Mostly they request them or it's something that I can make which is personal for gifts.

Anyway, one of my coworkers has a niece with a little preemie baby that was born two months early. He came before the baby shower even! So I made this set of three hats for them in Auburn colors (parents are huge Auburn U fans, I'm told). I've seen lots of pictures of this little guy and I'm glad to know he's doing well. So I was very happy to make these three little hats for him to grow into. :)
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The first hat, on the top of the stack, is about big enough to fit on an orange (this is how big his head was described to be -- SO TINY!), the middle one is about newborn baby sized, the bottom one is toddler or 12 month old size.

Yarn:
Orange ~ TLC Essentials: Persimmon
Blue ~ Red Heart Super Saver: Royal

The yarn in the photo looks brighter than it does in person... Hmm. Though, I'm told the father was quite happy with the colors. :) Considering I don't follow college football at all, I'm glad I did well!

Original patterns (or, you know, general increasing stitches in a round for the first two, the big one was more of an actual pattern).
 
 
This one was for a coworker that transferred out of my branch to another one. We were all really sad to see her go. :( So I wanted to give her something to take with her.
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The scarf is quite long and the yarn changed colors a lot. Of all the pictures I took of it, I liked this one the best. The yarn was lovely, it switched from cream to white to cream to brown to purple to brown to cream to white and back and forth, so it always came out look symmetrical, rather than rotating colors. (i.e. cream, white, brow, purple, cream, ...)
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This is just a super close up of the pattern made on the scarf.

The yarn is Paton's Lace: Midas.
Made with an E hook.

The pattern came from Paton's website, called "Delicate Lace Scarf"

This is actually one of my favorite projects I've made. It's the first time I've worked with a lace weight yarn and the outcome is so pretty and, indeed, delicate! :)
 
 
So, I was teaching a friend how to crochet, because she wanted to learn to make a blanket the way her grandmother did. I bought this yarn, which is exactly the kind of colors my friend would love (her favorite color is rainbow!), so I decided to make her a scarf with the waffle stitch that I figured out for my first friend.
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From this image, it's just about impossible to tell that it's a waffle stitch, because the color of the yarn was so intense, my camera couldn't actually hand it AND the waffle stitch at the same time while showing the whole scarf. In other words, here's a macro of the waffle stitch:
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Yarn: Red Heart Kids: Bikini Multi
Hook: J/10

The pattern is original, for the scarf, I'll post it whenever I can borrow the scarf and remember just what I did. :) Though, I did just notice that the macro image of the scarf is sideways. Hah!