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I had a loyal customer contact me about an Elmo hat a couple of months ago. I was reluctant at the time because of how busy I was. I did explain that too her. I figured I could squeeze it in though. I had no idea what life had in store for me. I did see it through though and finally finished it on Friday.

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Elmo Hat

He is actually a combination of three patterns. The original pattern was for a baby. So I had to make a bigger hat base. I wasn’t fond of the nose, so I worked it from another pattern. If you’re curious about my project notes, you can find them here.


Crochet Pattern Review: Side Step Beanie or Newsboy by Crochet by Jennifer

I had the honour of testing Crochet by Jennifer’s latest pattern, the Side Step Beanie or Newsboy.

sidestep beanie

Once again, Jennifer delivers yet another well-written pattern. It may look complicated, but it really isn’t. If you don’t have a lot of experience (or this is your first time) with colour changes, this would be a great pattern to get you started. You can achieve some really amazing results just by changing the colour combinations. The yarns I used were Bernat Handicrafter and Village Yarn from Herrschners. I used a J/6mm hook as suggested in the pattern. ALWAYS check your gauge even though there is a suggested hook. I’m a tight stitcher and I matched gauge on this pattern.

This pattern includes sizes from preemie/doll all the way up to large adult. She also snuck in a newsboy option (after I finished my test!). For more colour inspiration and to purchase the pattern, click here.

I would most certainly recommend this pattern to a friend.