Fluffy Baby Bear Hats

Newborn baby bears? Just love these ears.

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Just like real bear ears these have a basic off white yarn on the inside/front and a fluffy darker white on the outside/backside. A supersoft snow white edge and irregular fluffy strings with tassels.

Just need some cute tiny humans to put in these.

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Big Delight Baby Sweater

I used a combination of big delight yarn and a pink and yellow dye glitter yarn for some contrast.

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I added details such as buttons and a rose but theee are many details also in the stitches – chevron on the body and crocodile stitch on the sleeves.

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Just love the combo of these two yarns, colors as well as texture.

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Chevron Neckwarmer in Grey & Red

I love grey and red. And chevron.

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I figured it’d be hard to get a good idea on size and use so i did a selfie.  A stupid selfie btw cause i just removed a molar and although rhe swelling and brusing has gone away i cant actually smile worth a damn.

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Still the neck warmer or cowl is both functional and nice looking. I didn’t work in the round but decided to stitch it together instead to make the red stripes standing. Maybe i should make matching mittens.

Rainbow Owl Winter Hat

This is raggi yarn from järbo garn color 15115 70% wool. Quite the rainbow yarn indeed. The small hat is approx 100 g or 150 m yarn. The larger is 150 g or 225 m yarn.

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Here is my pattern for this project:

Crocodile Stitch part (A link that truly explains the crocodile stitch, there are also great guides on youtube for this stitch)

Chain 72 (size small, works for my 1-year old, any multiple of six will work) and sl into the first chain to make a circle.

Rnd 1. Chain 3 (replaces first dc), dc in the same chain, *chain 2, skip 2 chains and dc twice in the next chain* continue like 23 times, chain 2 and sl into the third chain of the first chain 3.

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Rnd 2. Turn the work sideways and dc 5 times around one of the dc’s in the pair adjecent to the starting point. Turn the work again and make another 5 dc around the second post, sl into the next dc pair. Continue like this all the way around (12 crocodile stitches)

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Rnd 3. Repeat rnd 1.

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Rnd 4. Chain three and sl in the adjecent dc pair (to make the crocodile stitches in the alternating posts compared to the previous round), make 12 crocodile stitches (same as round 2)

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Rnd 5. Repeat rnd 1.

Rnd 6. Repeat rnd 4.

Rnd 7. Repeat rnd 1.

Rnd 8. Repeat rnd 4.

Rnd 9, Chain 2, hdc two times in the chain space, dc once in the dc pair, dc twice in the chain space, dc once in the dc pair, continue like this all the way around, sl in the second chain of the beginning chains of the round. (total of 75 stitches)

Rnd 10. Chain 2, hdc in every dc of the previous rnd, sl into the second chain of the beginning chains of the rnd.

Repeat rnd 10 until work is approximately 12 cm in length,

Final  rounds: chain 3, dc * 5, sc *25, dc *12, sc * 25, dc * 7, sl into the the third beginning chain of the rnd. Repeat,

Turn the work inside out and join the top of the hat.

I then turned the work upside down correct side out to add a row of shell stitches (dc in the third st from the hook *7, then skip 2 st and sl, repeat all the way around.

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Finally I added the tassles and strings (needed the strings for my kid, who continuously throws her hats away), for this I used a needle.

Tassles: Take 10 15 cm pieces of yarn, using a 40 cm piece of yarn tie them together in the middle, then fold them over and twirl the rest of the string around the tassel many times occasionally tieing it around the tassle, then attached the long piece of yarn to the needle and sew it onto the middle of the dc area on one side of the hat. Repeat process and attached on the other side.

String: I look three 50 cm pieces of yarn and tied them togehter in one end and attached them to a door knob, then spun them around each other in one direction until they were twirled tight, folding them over in the middle, they create a beautiful tie string, making sure the hat will stay in one place. I then sew them on the hat, on the inside of the shell stitches, directly below the tassles, basically eyeing them on straight.

Eyes (x2), in brown, 12 hdc in a magic circle, sl into the top first hdc, switching to white, chain 2, hdc *2 into each hdc of the previous rnd, sl into the first hdc of the round, chain 3, dc into the same st, then dc *1 in the next stitch, dc *2 in the next, dc*1 in the next and repeat until end, sl into the third chain of the beginning chain and leave a long end to sew it on to the hat.

Using a needle I made the beak (almost wrote nose, haha) simply sewing on a triangle,

simple illustration:

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Naturally Colored Yarn

I suppose it is rarer these days to dye yarn using plants and other natural additives.  This yarn has been laying around my mother’s house for two or possibly three decades. She dyed it herself way back in the day.

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More

Fancy Skull Painting

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A little side project I’ve been working on a few nights.

Ready. Set. Retire! Gratulations Card

Paper and glue!

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Oh and an eraser that look like a sandal 😉

Chocolate/Orange Mousse Cake with m’n’m Cover

And Crusty Cookie Stick Lining…
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Looks like a basket filled with m’n’ms =)

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African Flower Bags – Crochet

Still love them! Here are some more color combinations!
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Steak Swiss Roll Cake

Yummy.
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This recipe for swiss roll can be allowed to cool before roll up – which is great and makes the whole thing so much easier.

3 eggs + 1, 5 dl sugar mix until fluffy

Add
1 dl wheat flour
1\2 dl potatoe flour
1 tsp baking powder

Smear on baking paper and place in oven until swelled and brown. It doesnt take very long so be careful not to burn it.

For a center I choose lemon fromage and blueberries.

Fromage:
4 gelatine leafs – place in water for 5 minutes

4 eggyolks
100 g powdered sugar

Whip the sugar and eggyolks until fluffy

1 lemon: peel and juice

Melt the gelatine over a water bath the mix with lemon peel and juice

3 dl whipping cream

Whip the cream then mix it into the cold lemon mixture.

Spread the lemon curd over the flat swiss roll, then sprinkle blueberries over. Roll it up.

I then covered the roll in a thin layer of whipped cream and added sugar paste to make it look like a steak with pineapple/cherry topping.
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Simply the Best

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