Writing a craft/recipe/activities blog requires a bit of balance. You have to actually doing the crafting/baking/activity-ing in order to have content to write about, but sometimes it’s hard to find time write when you’re so busy crafting/baking/activity-ing! It’s a rough life I live, but I’m willing to suffer through. 🙂
Lately, I’ve been working on so many things I want to share with you! I’ve been crocheting up a storm, I baked macaroons, I’ve tried more chocolate chip cookie recipes, I joined a book club, I changed my last name, and I tried my hand at making jewelry!
I’m sure I’ll tell you about all those things, but today I wanted to share some of the cutest work I’ve ever done!
As you might remember, I’ve crocheted several holiday baby hats over the past couple years. I love crocheting baby things because they’re so small, it doesn’t take too much time, and you can make everything super cute and tiny. My mom’s cousin had a baby recently, and she commissioned me to make her a few things for the baby girl. I couldn’t even handle how cute they turned out!
My mom asked for white Mary Janes, but there was no way I could make the Mary Janes and not make this ADORABLE dress to go along with it!
Then I saw several watermelon inspired accessories, and decided on these!
I just thought they turned out absolutely adorable, so I wanted to share them with you! All the patterns where free, and I’ve listed them below, along with the revisions I made.
I used an old pick yarn that I had on hand – I’m sorry, I don’t have the brand or color! But your standard bubble gum pink.
I used black basic craft beads that I bought on Amazon, but you can find them anywhere. I strung them onto the chain stitch of row 9, just for the front portion of the hat (for safety reasons). I did not use the row 10 directions, and for row 10 I followed the same directions as 9, and used Caron Simple Soft White.
I also did not follow Row 11 directions, and instead did 3 DCs in each V stitch of the last round, and 2 DCs between each V stitch, using Caron Simply Soft in Chartreuse.
Watermelon Mary Janes:
This is the pattern I referenced in the other Mary Jane notes. In order to make them a little bigger than the directions said, I used a bigger hook (I used a 5.5 mm).
I made the sole with Caron Simply Soft in Chartreuse, the first row of the “upper” with Caron Simply Soft White, and then the rest in the pink I can’t remember. I strung the black beads in following each hdc2tog in round 6.
Let me know if you have questions! Hope to see you again soon! Happy crafting!