Monday, August 27, 2012

I get by with a little help from my friends...

What a great weekend.  Well, for a bust of a weekend it was good.  We had outdoor plans, but the forecast didn't look like it would cooperate.  We made the decision to stay home.  Of course the weather held out and it would have been perfect for our outside plans.  Go figure.  I know that if we had gone out that it would have rained the entire day.  That's just the way it goes  for me.

Since we stayed home, we got some cleaning done and I got my crochet on!  It isn't very often that I can get a lot of crocheting done on the weekend, so when it happens I feel accomplished.  :)

I can't wait to show you what I made!  Before I do though, I have to let you know that this was not my pattern.  The crochet community is fabulous.  There are so many talented artists out there!  This will be the first of more posts to come with patterns from other artists.  I love the idea of collaborating with other artists and hope to have some guest posts in the future.

Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Slouchy hat by Stitch11
Slouchy Hat by Stitch11

This hat was designed by Corina at Stitch11.  She has a lot of fantastic patterns on her site, this is just one of the many that she offers.  I will provide a direct link to her pattern on my free pattern tab (up at the top of the page). 
How adorable is that?!  I love this design.  The pattern is written out very clearly and is very easy to follow.

Swirls and Sprinkles: Crochet Slouchy hat designed by Stitch11
Slouchy Hat by Stitch11
Made by Swirls and Sprinkles

One of the wonderful things about crocheting is that once you know the basics you can do so much!  I have taken this hat as inspiration to make an adult size.  I will be writing up the pattern soon.  I have so many patterns to write up that I don't know where to start!  :)

I hope that you will take a moment to visit Stitch11 and take a look around.  Even take a second and say hello and tell her where you heard about her site.  ;)