Most of you will recognize these words as the famous song by John Denver "Annie's Song", for me these words convey how I feel about the great outdoors. I love being outdoors in the forest (my favourite), or surrounded by mountains, give me the wide open spaces anywhere in nature and I am fulfilled and happy.
Crochet Hat Patterns
You may wonder how this relates to crochet, but it is exactly this love of the outdoors which has lead me to wearing hats all the time. Whether for warmth, or to keep the sun off my face, I AM A HAT WEARER, ALL THE TIME! That is why I love crocheting hats and I love creating new crochet patterns for hats.
I often play with ideas for crochet hats and then leave them lying around for years before I get back to them and eventually get around to writing up the step-by-step instructions for the pattern. And most certainly when I do get to that stage, I guarantee you I will probably revise the crochet hat and remake it with new yarns.
FOREST HAT Crochet Pattern
This is where I come to talk about my latest crochet hat pattern, it is an old hat from my market stall days in the Old Spitalfields Market, London, UK. That is where the first FOREST HAT was designed and created in a range of colours (with three little flowers attached). Funnily enough, I didn't sell many Forest Hats in London, but instead sold more of these hats on my return back to Australia at the markets in the Northern Rivers, NSW.
Go figure, somewhere where it isn't as cold as London and I sell more FOREST HATS. You just never know who is going to like what?
Today I have revised the Forest Hat crochet pattern, I have updated to a heavier yarn weight and larger hook than the original FOREST HAT and I have also given it an optional cotton lining for extra warmth and comfort.
At long last, I have finally had the time to sit down and write out the mittens pattern, so everyone who has been patiently waiting for the instructions for how to make these baby mittens, can now enjoy making them yourselves.
RAINBOW Crochet Mittens
YARN USED: BWM Cotton 8ply●6 colours
NOTIONS: G-6 hook, Yarn needle
This pattern is written in USA American crochet terms.
Perfect Newborn Baby Gifts
These baby crochet mittens are ever so cute and they are perfect for that "newborn gift" for a boy or girl. They are made with a lovely soft, cotton yarn, ever so comfortable for delicate baby hands and also very easy to wash, and they look fabulous in bright rainbow colours.
You can match them up with the colourful baby hat crochet pattern called TROPO, (pictured in photo above), it has been one of my most popular crochet hat patterns for newborns.
Or you could also stretch you crochet skills and make mittens, hats and scarf with the ebook RAINBOW TREASURES.
All these patterns, hats, scarf and mittens were inspired by the RAINBOW Baby Blanket I made in 2012 for my grandchild.
If you would like to read more about the RAINBOW blanket see my previous bloghere.