French Pompom Beret Crochet Pattern

As I've mentioned before, one of my many dreams is to travel throughout France.
To sit at a quiet cafe after strolling past The Seine, or to admire the artwork at the Louvre before taking a moment to to listen to ringing of Notre Dame's bells would be pure perfection... As you can tell, I've thought long and hard about all the things I'd love to experience while there!
I'd also love to learn more about their classic yet elegant fashion, and how they make it look so effortless!
Where would you love to travel one day? Let me know in the comments below!



What You'll Need
10.00mm Crochet Hook
150g Bulky Yarn {12ply} - I used Lincraft Veronica
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle

Finished Size 
Fits 13 Years & Up


Taking your 10.00mm crochet hook and bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 28 Chains.
Row 1~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Then crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 chains. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 14 chains. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the next 4 chains. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the next 4 chains. You should have 28 stitches now.
Row 2~ Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into every stitch across.
Row 3~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the back loop of the next 5 stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the back loop of the next 14 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the back loop of the next 4 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the back loop of the next 4 stitches.


Row 4~ Crochet 1 Slip Stitch into every stitch across.
Row 5~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the back loop of the next 5 stitches. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the back loop of the next 14 stitches. Crochet 1 Half Double Crochet into the back loop of the next 4 stitches. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into the back loop of the next 4 stitches. 
Row 6 - 45~ Repeat rows 3 - 4. {Note: You can either add or take away a couple sets of rows 3 - 4, depending on your head's circumference.}
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Now taking the yarn and tapestry needle, thread the yarn through the ends of the rows along the edge. {Note: Be sure to thread the yarn through the ends consisting of single crochets, not the ends with half double crochets.}


Once you've threaded your needle along one side, pull the yarn tightly to gather all the edges together until the hole at the top is closed.
Now, sew the two short sides of the hat together to complete your beanie.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Then make a Pom Pom using your bulky yarn. I used a pom pom maker, but if you don't have one you can easily make one using THIS video tutorial. {Note: My pompom measured 4 inches x 4 inches.}
Taking your tapestry/wool needle, attach the pom pom to the very top of your hat.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

 

Hope you all enjoyed this french pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,




Newborn Fairy Floss Pom Pom Hat Crochet Pattern

While crocheting with this yarn, I couldn't help but think of a childhood full of carnivals and cotton candy.
The thrill of the rides, the taste of sugary snacks, not to mention the difficult decision about which games to spend your hard earned tickets on, in hope of winning a fluffy animal of some sort.
I think there's something about a fair that brings out the inner child in us all!



What You'll Need
6.00mm Crochet Hook
100g Worsted "Thick-Thin" Yarn
Tapestry/Wool Needle
Scissors

Finished Size
Newborn, 0 - 3 Months Old
{Head Circumference 13.5 inches, 34cm. Hat Height 5.5 inches, 14cm}


~ Note ~
{Chains at the start of a round count as the first Double Crochet of that round}

Round 1~ Taking your 6.00mm crochet hook and worsted yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 2 Chains. Crochet 9 Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 10 double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2, then crochet a Double Crochet into the same stitch. Crochet 2 Double Crochets into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 20 double crochets now. 
Round 3~ Chain 2, then crochet a Double Crochet into the same stitch. *Crochet 1 Double Crochet. Then crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next stitch. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 30 double crochets now. 
Round 4 - 8~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Now make 2 Pom Poms using your yarn. I used a pom pom maker, but if you don't have one you can easily make one using THIS video tutorial.

Taking your tapestry/wool needle, attach 1 pom pom to each top corner of your hat, making sure to space them out evenly. 
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.


Hope you all enjoyed this cozy little pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,




DIY "Little Book of Hope"

Having spent many months in hospital in the past, something that always meant the world to me was a thoughtful gift. Whether it was a vase of my favourite flowers, a soft pillow or a thoughtful card, the giver's thoughtfulness never ceased to make me feel extra loved and special.

So being the sensitive person that I am, whenever someone I know is going through a difficult time, coping with loss or fighting cancer I go out of my way to make their stormy sea as smooth as possible.
This little book of hope below was created especially for a dear friend of mine who recently underwent surgery, and needed that extra bit of faith.
What's something that helped you get through a difficult time?


What You'll Need:
Pack of Playing Cards
2 Book Rings {1 inch x 1 inch}
  Modge Podge for Paper
Paint Brush {To apply modge podge}
Scissors
Hole Punch


~ Tutorial ~

Step 1~ Start of by deciding which sayings, messages, verses etc. you'd like to include in your little book of hope.  {Note: If you're not sure where to get started, have a little look through my Pinterest board of "Inspirational Quotes".}
Step 2~ Once you've decided on your messages of hope, you'll want to use a photo editing site to place your text onto the image you downloaded which you can download at Papervine. You'll also want to create a titled cover for your book. {Note: I used Picmonkey for this project, as it is a free and easy photo editing site to use.}


Step 3~ Taking your paint brush, paint a thin coat of modge podge onto your playing cards, before sticking down your messages of hope.
Step 4~ Punch 2 holes into every single playing card. {Note: I found it made it easier to align all the punches if I punched the holes over the small squares in the upper corners of the cards.}
Step 5~ Open up your 2 book rings. Then push 1 through each hole of your books cover playing card. Then start adding your cards in the order you would like them to be read. Once you've added all your playing cards, close the book rings back up. 

Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial for an inspirational little gift!
If you did create this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
 Have a lovely day crafting,