Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Pay It Forward Gift Number One

Well, as you can imagine, with all those projects lined up, since I left you last I was feeling a bit swamped and unsure as to whether I would actually get anything finished. Flitting from one project to another between little scraps of time as I have been extremely busy with household and garden chores in the last week before our "holiday" time finishes. I was pretty much doubting much would be achieved at all. 

So I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to whip this little project up in hardly any time at all. Always lovely to have a ta-dah between all the chaos, don't you think? So without further ado......



This is the first of my Pay It forward gifts to be completed and it was requested that a beanie be made for my niece Jazzy. I wanted something cute but quick as obviously I still have so many other gifts to make as well. I can't really share the yarn as I have no idea what it was other than at a guess 10ply Acrylic. (soft of course or I would never have touched it). The edging is wool though and left over from some long forgotten project in my scrap yarn box. Same goes for the eyes, nose and bow. All in 8ply. 

I mostly followed the pattern, but I changed hooks after the increase rows to a larger hook as I was wary of the size. AND I made the ear flaps a couple of DC's smaller. I also used 12 strands of wool to make braids rather than the suggested chains. All in all, I was extremely happy with the results. So just a few small changes. LOL 

If you would like to make one too.......here is the link to the lovely pattern.....

Awwwww Doesn't my little fairy look cute in her cousins new hat? 

Hey! What do you mean its NOT for me? How rude!!!!!

Have a beautiful week everyone!

Hugs and smoochies xoxoxoxo


  1. How fun :O)! Hello Kitty is so classic. Your little niece will love it.

  2. I love this! It is so cute. Thanks for posting the link to the pattern.

  3. That is too cute! I know a couple of people who would LOVE a Hello Kitty hat!

  4. Hi Karisma... your daughter looks so happy to have that hat... I think you should make her one of her own! :)x

  5. awwwwww, hello kitty hat. it looks awesome!

  6. totally gorgeous hat! amazing :)

  7. Very sweet :) Your little niece will love it!!

  8. I can't let my daughter see this, she is such a huge Hello Kitty fan. It's really cute!

  9. Very Cute!..
    I wish I could crochet my friend trying to show me but I keep making knots...LOL :)

  10. You will probably hate me for doing this, but I gave you another award. Lol. Love you Karisma.

    1. Gee thanks Kashi, although this one does look like fun! LOL I will have to have a think about what to say! AND 15 people is a lot to have to choose!!!! Love you too beautiful! Thank you! mwah xoxox