Hooked on a New Hobby

If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed that I've been pinning a lot of crochet projects.  Saturday was my three hour glucose tolerance test (yay - and I say that as unenthusiastically as possible).  Sitting in a lab for over three hours was going to be very boring and I needed something to occupy my time.  I'd been eyeing some baby girl beanies on easy lately and decided why not take a whack at crocheting while I'm sitting in a waiting room for nearly half of my Saturday.

Turns out, there are TONS of youtube videos out there that explain how to crochet not only baby beanies but scarves, booties, blankets, you name it!  I've had so much fun crocheting this weekend, that I actually ran back to the store to pick up a bunch more yarn today.

To be fair, I had learned how to crochet two stitches when I was a kid so I wasn't going into this cold. However, if you are new to crocheting there are a lot of really helpful instructional videos on youtube that can show you how to start.

This weekend, I've made a couple of beanies and wanted to share them.  First, I'll show you the first hat that I made... which was mistakenly way too small - I mean doll head small.  Turns out, when you're following someone's instructions the needle size does matter.


But I started to get the hang of it and since have made three beanies... one for Little Man and two for baby girl.






I absolutely love the little crochet flowers!!  Plus, I'm so excited to have little girl around in the fall when she can wear little beanies.  I also need to find some mini Uggs (I've seen them in stores before) - the cute little off brand look-a-likes.

The best part about crocheting is that it doesn't expose me to any chemicals that I am not supposed to breathe when pregnant.  Plus, it gives me something to do while I'm watching tv or just looking to use my hands.  Plus, yarn is crazy cheap for what you can create.  Cute little hats like these go for $10-$20+ on easy, when the materials only cost about $3-$5.  Crazy right?

Besides, we don't really have very many clothes yet for little girl so I feel like I'm adding to her wardrobe (it's more accessories than clothes, but hey... she is girl).  :)

Here are some of the helpful videos that I used to create these cute little pieces.  Has any else out there tried crocheting?

How to crochet a Baby Beanie by HappyBerry Crochet
How to Crochet a Flower by epicabindance
How to Crochet a Rose by B.hooked Crochet
How to Crochet a Bow by Bob Wilson

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