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The Yarn Stash Project: Week Seven (Frogs & Haircuts)

The Yarn Stash Project: Week Seven (Frogs & Haircuts)

The Yarn Stash Project: Week Seven (Frogs & Haircuts)

Somedays I feel like yarn runs my life.  Most of the time it’s in a good way, as it’s a comfort to me to have my hands busy in a mess of yarn and creating things at the tips of my fingers.  However, by looking back at my last few posts, I’ve shared nothing about us H-G’s.  So this week I thought I’d share a BIG moment for Quincy: his very first haircut.

 

A big thanks goes to my VERY talented sister-in-law (Brad’s sister), Stacey, for giving our little guy such a stylish cut, and being so patient as he squirmed and wiggled and did his best to try to have his ears and fingers trimmed as well.  But she did AWESOME, and it was a tear-free, limb-losing-free experience.

 

 

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Cheers to no more Baby Mullet!

 

On the yarning side of things, I made some progress on my Rosie’s Cozies goal of twenty preemie hats (I’m up to eight – twelve more to go!)  What do you think of these little tree frogs?

 

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None of the yarn is from my Challenge Box, but it is still from my stash!  Want to make one like it?  Here is the pattern!

 

Preemie Tree Frog Crochet Hat Pattern

Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (I used greens for the body, and just a smidge of black for the nostrils)
  • Crochet Hook size I
  • Small Buttons (for eyes)
  • Needle and Thread (to attach eyes)
  • Darning needle (for weaving in ends)

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Abbreviations:

  • r# = row number
  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • *instructions* = repeat until end of round

 

Main Hat:

R1: ch 3, sl st to join into ring, 12 dc’s in ring, sl st to join (12 dc).

R2: ch 2, 2 dc’s in ea st around, sl st to join (24 dc).

R3: ch 2, *1dc in first 3 st’s, 2 dc in next st*, sl st to join (30 dc).

R4-R7: ch 2, dc in ea st around, sl st to join.

R8: ch 2, hdc in ea st, sl st to join.

Finish, weave in ends.

 

Eyes: Make Two

R1: ch 2, 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

R2: 2 sc’s in ea stitch around.

R3: fold in half and sc two stitches together around rounded edge.

Finish with long tail to attach to main hat.

 

Finishing:

  • Use long tails left from eyes to attach to main hat.
  • Use needle and thread to sew buttons to eye sockets.
  • Using darning needle, take black yarn and sew two “V” shapes for nostrils

 

 

Permission to Use this Pattern:

You may use this pattern for personal or commercial use, but please reference this website as it’s creator and link back to this pattern page.  The pattern (including any photos associated with it) may not be reproduced or posted elsewhere in any capacity.  Thank you!

 

In other yarn news, I finished the Pink Bear hat – she can see now!

 

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Thanks for reading!

~M

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