Saturday, November 30, 2013


I've been blogging for a few years now, so "Welcome" seems like an odd name for a post.  It's actually the name of the video I just made for my YouTube channel.  In their recent updates, they have been spiffing things up by encouraging everyone to have a greeting video on their channel, so from me to you, welcome to Wind Rose Fiber Studio!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Happy Christmas Hat ~ New Crochet Pattern!

Early this year, I had a nice reader ask me if I would be writing a pattern for my Happy Christmas Hat.  (I think I shared a photograph in a post once upon a time.)  I promised her I would and that I would have it done in time for the holidays.  

That promise has kind of haunted me this year.  It's so easy to have our days and weeks fill with commitments and distractions.  Now, with November here and Christmas right around the corner, I had to make good on my promise.  

The great news is that this pattern is very quick and easy.  You can have whimsical hats made for the whole family in no time!  The pattern includes sizing for infants to adults as well as a choice between flowers or loopy pom-poms and a scalloped or straight brim.

The yarn for this hat is easy to find at the big craft stores like Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.  I enjoy making this hat in Bernat's Soft BouclĂ©.  I love the texture and that it blurs the stitches together.  You can also use Bernat's Boucle for the brim, but in this version I used Sensations Beautiful.  It's so fluffy!

The pattern is for sale at a special holiday price.  Right now you can buy it for just 99¢ on Etsy or on Ravelry.  In both places it's available for instant download.  This hat is super cute on babies and kids, but it's pretty fun to see it on Grandpa too!  Happy Christmas everyone!