Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Summer Crochet Projects

Time now to share some of the crochet I've been working on this summer.

Let's start with this one as it was the first of my summer projects. I got the majority of this tea cosy crocheted on the ferry crossing over to my parents'.

Anyone who remembers my first ever proper crochet project, will notice that it is a larger version of that.

It's so kitsch, I just love it!

Moving on.

I'm trying to build a wee selection of hats for the Etsy shop that will one of these days get off the ground!

This is a child's bear beanie hat, although the ears are still waiting to be sewn on. I was half way through this when the thought struck me that if I made the same again only in white, and with black ears and a couple of black eyes, it could be a panda hat!

It's on my 'to-do' list.

I also made another of these cute owl hats.

Then I thought I'd make a girly version (which is waiting for it's beak, tufts and braids.)

And also a plain ear-flap hat, for those who might be looking for something a bit plainer.

A couple of ladies beanies.......

.... which are far too dark in these photos, so here they are themselves...

I also made a beret, in the lovely teal colour for my mum, but I left that with her (obviously) and another ladies hat in red, which I forgot to photograph.

Moving away from the hats (I'm working on a racoon hat on the school run just now), I've just this week started making these really pretty afghan squares, that I'm hoping to make into my first ever afghan blanket.

Am I the only one who is not sad that autumn/winter is approaching? Nights sitting by the fire, crocheting. Snuggled under aforementioned crochet blanket. 

At least here in Scotland the autumn/winter weather delivers what you expect. Unlike the summer, which has let us down once again!

Do please remind me of this when we are knee deep in snow though!


  1. What fun projects, all! My favorite, though, is the tea cozy - how sweet! Did you make up the pattern? We had our first *real* rain in a couple weeks here yesterday, and yes - fall, with it's bright colors and snapping air certainly sounds appealing!

  2. Kirsteen,
    You do lovely work! You've been busy working on all of those projects!
    Autumn is my favorite time of year! This week has been cloudy and a bit cooler (although, Sarah Jayne and one of the little boys have been sleeping outside in hammock tents!) I am looking forward to cosy evenings!

  3. The hats are really cute too! :)

  4. I really like the navy colored ladies hat. And they look so pretty on you!

    I'm ready for fall weather too. I'm hoping this week is the last hurrah for the hot/humid weather here.

  5. Kirsteen! Oh my goodness!
    Put me down for one of everything!
    The little animal hats are amazing! I think all 6 of ours would love them! Love love love!

  6. Oh wow, I just love your projects.... I wish I could come over and crochet with you and have tea ... especially would love to have you show me how you did that tea cozy; I think it is so cute. I also love the hats; did you have patterns for them all ? Your afghan is going to be very pretty. Now you have stirred my little crocheting heart to get back to crocheting. I haven't picked up my crochet needles since May. I love thinking of fall and winter just as you said. It is not always so serene for us, but it is what I like to hope for... it makes me look forward to it.

    I was glad to read your "house selling up-date". I wondered whether you had ever gotten any buyers.
    The house and property sales are at a stand still here also. I am glad it is working out for you though. I loved reading the up-date... got tickled about David's future bride.... so cute. I appreciate hearing about your husband's work and ministry... it is something we have been involved with in the past (I think I mentioned it before), which has caused us to have a heart of compassion in that realm. Will keep you all in heart and prayer.

    Many Blessings to you all Kirsteen,
    Much Love, Pam

  7. Kirsteen,
    When I got on your blog as I was scrolling down I saw your Tea Cosie and I about screamed! Had to rush and scroll back up to the top to finish your first post so I could savor it. I am here with Elizabeth up in her room drinking tea late at night while all the babies are asleep and we are so cozy. You make us even cozier and as my mom said, wish so bad we could sit and crochet with you too. I can't get over all your projects and think they are lovely and brilliant! Also love the soon to be afghan! I am with you about fall and winter!!


  8. Oh, you're not the only one. I love seeing the evenings drawing in. I love the thought of sitting in our cozy family room, night after night. I absolutely love September, then October....

    Lovin' the hats too :)


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