Friday, 8 March 2013

Bathroom, Boots and Jester Hats...

Simply Crochet Issue 3
Simply Crochet Issue Three is in the shops now and I'm so pleased to say it has more HanJan patterns in it for you! The fab magazine has loads of patterns and ideas and they have chosen to feature my baby buckle shoes in the most gorgeous colours along with some towel edgings and soap saver bag that I designed for their ' Bathing Beauties' section.

Bath towel crochet edgings by HanJan


A super cute new pattern launched today by HanJan - Jester Tassel Hats. These came from a design of a Santa style hat I made with springy spirals instead of a bobble and I just couldn't resist making a jester style pattern by just adding another point to the hat!

Jester Tassel Hats by HanJan
 So, the hats are deceptively easy to make - no tricky shaping, you just start at the bottom and work your way up to one point then join the yarn in again and make the other point. The tassels are so easy and you can make them as long or short or colourful as you like.

The great thing about the design is that the soft double knit yarn means that the points don't stand on end but flop over - so adorable on little ones! The pattern comes in 3 sizes, newborn, baby and child (up to 4 years).

They are worked with a 6mm crochet hook so have plenty of stretch in them and grow really quickly when you are making them too! They use about 70g of double knit yarn (50g of the main colour and 20g of the contrasting one).

If you want to make a Jester Tassel Hat, or 2.... then follow the links below:

UK Jester Hat Pattern

US Jester Hat Pattern

I have so much on the go at the moment... 3 baby blankets, 2 baby shoes designs, kimono style cardigans, mittens and so much more, plus I am starting to think about getting crafty for my wedding which is in September - so many ideas to keep me busy!