wor·sted[woos-tid, wur-stid] noun 1. firmly twisted yarn or thread spun from combed, stapled wool fibers of the same length, for weaving, knitting, etc. Compare woolen. 2. wool cloth woven from such yarns, having a hard, smooth surface and no nap.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Working with Waves

I recently found a great pattern for wave hats.  I have attempted a couple of them.  The pattern for these is FREE and can be found at http://playinhookydesigns.blogspot.com/p/free-pattern.html .  She has some amazing stuff on there.  These were my attempts with the pattern.. and I am excited to experiment some more.

The second one I made for my husband...  he had been wearing the first one around the house because he liked how warm it was.  I thought it was a bit girly... so I went with one wave color and used the more guy-ish colors I had. Pin It

AmY's HaTs!

Hi! I am Amy, Cat's little sister.  Cat was so nice to share her talent with me and taught me how to crochet.  I have really been enjoying it.  I am getting ready to start selling my hats, and Cat and Heidi were so nice to let me join their site.  So I am going to take up a bit of space just to post what I have so far.  Thanks so much for letting me be a part of this crocheting community :)
I don't have an Etsy account set up yet or a PayPal one.  So please if you are interested, please send me an email at nitymesky@yahoo.com.  I will try to get the Etsy account set up soon. Please email me if you have any questions about my hats.  Thanks for looking!

Shell Hat with a Flower
I call these shell hats because the stitch I use looks similar to a shell.  I use very soft yarn and they are very comfortable.  My kids love theirs.  I can make them pretty much any colors of your choice, including flower color.  
I made these from a pattern by Adrienne Engar found at 
Wow.. that is quite the address. .

Pink Sock Monkey Hat

This is a pink sock monkey hat based on Cat's sock monkey hat design which you can find at 

The yarn I use on this is very soft and comfortable to wear.  If you want more information on the yarn and whatnot, send me an email and I will give details.

Puff Hat with a flower

I call this a puff hat because I use a puff stitch.  I am not very creative with the names yet... maybe I will get there.  I am still working on these kinds.. trying to get it just right.  This is what I have so far, I will post more as I work on it.

The yarn I use is very soft, and it's a comfortable hat.  The pattern design is Adrienne Engar, and you can find it at http://www.etsy.com/listing/62785784/chloe-cap-crochet-hat-pattern-permission .


These are some soft headbands that I made.  You can pretty much choose any color combination that you want.  They are soft and comfortable.

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Introducing Amy

Amy and Me
When I, Cat, started crocheting a little over a year ago, my enthusiasm was so great I tried to get my little sister, Amy involved.  It wasn't the best timing because she gave me the big fat "no way."  But I wasn't going to let it go... then last summer I tried to get her involved again.  I told her that I would teach her and I KNOW she could pick it up just as fast as I did.

She gave it a little effort and we made a hat together, then it died... again.  A couple months after that I asked her to help me make a few hats to sell at the bookstore and she turned me down.  So I got together with Heidi instead and not only did she help me out, but we started this blog together.  Now, I got Amy's attention.  She called me one day and totally gave in.  So I sent her some patterns, gave her a few tips and off she went!  She made Christmas gifts for the family, and feel in love with crocheting like I (the wiser older sister) KNEW that she would.

It was just today that, after seeing some of Amy's darling work on Facebook, Heidi emailed me and told me we had to get Amy on board with this blog.  Since all three of us are from different areas of the state, have different styles, and are good friends, we felt we would make a merrier team with Amy.

I asked her tonight, and she accepted.

So I just want to introduce my sister Amy, and welcome her to the crochet party!

-Cat Pin It

Monday, January 16, 2012

Owl Hat Pattern Up and Ready!

Finally, after LOTS of trial and error and a whole filled out notebook later, I got my Owl Hat pattern finished!!!  Yay!

I have to thank my sister for her empty threats of serious butt kicking if I didn't get it finished soon, to press me to get it up.

Here it is:

Cat's Owl Hat Pattern

This pattern is 19 pages long and it includes:

* 7 different sizes ranging from Newborn to Children
* two different types of eyes
* lots of step by step pictures for some of the trickier parts
*Ideas on how to personalize your hat

Like my sock monkey hat, I am charging $8 for it.

This pattern is written in American English crochet terms.

Once you order this, and I receive payment, it will be emailed to you in a PDF format. (So you will need Adobe to read it, which can be downloaded for free at www.adobe.com) I will send it within 24 hours of purchase or payment going through.

All sales are final, due to the nature of the pattern. If you have any questions please feel free to email me or send me a message.

© Copyright Notice: You have permission to sell the finished product for this pattern; I only ask you give credit to me, Catherine Lang, for the pattern. If you sell them online, I ask that you provide a link to the shop (http://theworstedcrochetblog.blogspot.com orhttp://www.etsy.com/shop/MamaCatsHats) for the pattern. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern itself is prohibited. Thank you for so much for your support, understanding and cooperation. -Cat Pin It

Free Pattern: Super Hero Mask/Ear Warmers

Funny story.  I made the boys some ear warmers and at first they thought they were pretty cool... then they thought they were cooler when they pulled them over their eyes and tried to be super heroes... yeah, super heroes that were bumping into walls...

They gave be a great idea though, and make these fun little numbers:
 They were so easy, that I wrote the pattern down and decided to give it up for free on here.  These are great, and my boys LOVE them... not only do they keep their ears warm, but they give them superhero personas.  Happy kids make a happy mom.

Super Hero Masks/Ear Warmers

K Hook, worsted med yarn (4).

Ch 11, hdc in 2nd ch from hook.

Row 1: hdc 10. ch 1, turn.

Row 2-15: hdc 10. ch 1, turn.

Row 16: hdc 3, slip stitch in next 4 st, hdc 3. ch 1, turn.

Row 17: hdc 3, ch 4, skip next 4 st, hdc 3. ch 1, turn.

Row 18: hdc 3, hdc 4 in ch 4 space, hdc 3 (10 hdc total), ch 1, turn.

Row 19 and 20: hdc 10. ch1, turn.

Row 21: hdc 3, slip stitch in next 4 st, hdc 3. ch 1, turn.

Row 22:  hdc 3, ch 4, skip next 4 st, hdc 3. ch 1, turn.

Row 23: hdc 3, hdc 4 in ch 4 space, hdc 3 (10 hdc total), ch 1, turn.

Row 24-38: hdc 10, ch 1, turn.

Fasten off.

*Here, you can add rows or take them away as needed for your child's size.  This pattern above is for young boys, the same size fit the both of mine and their heads are different sizes.

Joining:  You can add a couple buttons to fasten it if you want, but what I did was I just made the bands the size of their heads when I stretched it around, then I just stitched it closed with some yarn and a yarn needle so it was just one big ring.

For girls:  I thought it would also be fun to make in pink or purple for the girls.  You can add a little bow to the side, or a cute little flower.  Just have fun, that's what crocheting, especially for kids, is all about.

-Cat Pin It
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