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Little hatties

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Hey folks,

Today is the day that I share with you a completed project for the first time. I am very excited to show you my recent makes for an order. They will both be available in my Etsy  store, links to etsy will be posted under the pictures.

Abbreviation :
Hdc – half double crochet
Fphdc – front post half double crochet
Bphdc – back post half double crochet.

Pompom hat
This is simple hdc toddler hat where I have substituted the last few rows of hdc for fphdc and bphdc. The purpose of the fphdc and bphdc was to create this ribbed effect. Hat was made using Sirdar hayfield bonus dk and 5mm knit pro waves hook.
This hat was super easy and super quick to complete.

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For Etsy link click here

Tricolor hat
This is also a toddler size simple hdc hat. However in this one I have added earflaps and braids. Colour pattern was suggested by the girl that ordered. I enjoy making hdc hats as they add up really quickly. As the previous one it was made using Sirdar hayfield bonus dk and 5mm hook.

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For Etsy link click here

I am not very good with sizing so I have used Sarah’s  pattern to figure out the correct size. For the link to her Repeat Crafter Me frog hat pattern that helped me a lot please click here.

Please share and let me know what are your thoughts on the hats that I have shared with you all today.

With Love, Dorota

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Hooks

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Hello everyone,

I would like to talk about the crochet hooks I use. Before Christmas I had few plastic hooks that I totally hated as the yarn didn’t slide good enough on the hook. And sometimes it was very difficult to complete a stitch using the plastic hook.

I also have a set of 20 aluminium hooks that I have ordered from eBay. I love working with aluminium hooks however they lack any kind of handle and my hand can get very tired when working with a smaller size hook.

Since Christmas I am very proud owner of knit pro waves hooks, I got a set of 19 different sizes. They are also aluminium but they have very comfortable handle that makes using them a big pleasure.

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And this is how my set looks. The sizes range from 2mm to 12mm.

I would love to hear what hooks do you all use and what are your opinions on knit pro waves.

You can see the whole range of knit pro supplies on http://www.knitpro.eu/Materialwise-Details.asp?id=25&mcid=2

With Love, Dorota

Welcome to my blog

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Hello everybody, and thank you for stopping by.

I will start by directing you to “about me” page if you want to know more about me as a person. Here in the first post I would like to talk a little about what made me start the blog and what is going to be posted on it.

I am currently on a high run with my crochet skills. I am self learner and everything I know I learned by watching others do it, mainly on YouTube. I slowly started to learn how to read written instructions and how to read diagrams. It didn’t take as long as I was worried it will. I also learned (from mistakes) the importance of appropriate hook size and yarn weight.

I am mostly enjoying making hats, scarves, blankets and amigurumi. Oh! I also can’t forget about how much pleasure I get from making baby clothes. It’s just so adorable.

Since this Christmas my lovely boyfriend got me a set of 19 knit pro waves crochet hooks, which I totally love and adore, and he also got me a brand new tablet, I have decided to boost my crochet life. My tablet is going to be mainly used for crochet related stuff. Th st is: my crochet facebook (dorota crochet), my crochet Twitter, instagram, pintrest, blog and also Etsy.

My etsy shop is open for a long time however I haven’t really paid any attention to it and it wasn’t successful. Surprise surprise, I am gonna get into it after new year to make it a success.

Hopefully this tells you a little abou my crochet life. Please message me if you have any questions or requests.

With Love, Dorota