Springtime Beanie- Free Pattern

I’m afraid I’m a little bit behind this week, as I haven’t gotten a chance to post my WIP Wednesday yet (not sure if I will, truth be told), but I can at least re-blog this pattern from January 2016. In some parts of the world it’s still cool enough for a springtime hat? I know that here in Albuquerque it’s more like summer. The socks have come off and the sandals are out of the closet ☀️😁
I’ve been thinking about revising this pattern, but for now I’m just working through my yarn stash, before I buy more!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy! Stay cool!

Crochet On The Brain

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Still using up my leftover’s, I made this hat following the pattern I created for the You Are My Sunshine Infants Hat Pattern. There are a few differences, however.  First of all, I used size 5 crochet thread and a 3.25 mm hook, rather than yarn and the larger hook. Secondly, this one fits an adult, and I didn’t make a pattern for a child sized one (although going by gauge and textbook measurements, I could guess at the pattern for a child sized, if you’re interested). And last but not least, there is no pointy little brim on it, just a trim of hdc’s.


Springtime Beanie Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2016


Bernat Handicrafter crochet thread size 5- Fresh Fern (Color A) and Iris (Color B)

3.25 mm hook

sewing or embroidery needle

Gauge: 6 clusters= 2 inches…

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Winning Ways Throw DONE!

I did it! I did it! I finished the V-Stitch blanket (throw) completely! Even the yarn tails are weaved in! Hurray! lol


This photo, above, shows the size of it on a queen sized bed.  It is 44 inches wide by 66 inches long. I used 5 cakes of Mandala Baby yarn, in the color Far Far Away, and a 5 mm hook. There was no pattern for it, but I did follow a stitch pattern called “Winning Ways” which I found in a Leisure Arts book (which you can find/buy here, but I bought my copy at Walmart).

In this photo, below, you can see a close-up of the stitching, as well as the color pattern. The pattern consists of chains, sc, and v-stitches. It is very simple and “mindless”. The second and third rows of the pattern are simply repeated until you’ve had enough, lol.


Here’s Olivia impatiently waiting for photos to be done so that she can use the blanket…


And last, but not least, here is a photo of the little monkey snuggled up under it on her little roll-a-way bed. I think she’s claimed the blanket for herself 🙂


I thought about putting a border around it. I saved a small amount of yarn from the end of each cake, just in case, but in the end I decided to just leave it as it is.

And that is it. Now I can move on to other projects 🙂



25 Free Lightweight Shawl & Wrap Patterns


Spring has sprung! Well, depending on where you live anyhow. Here in Albuquerque it’s been sunny and warm (it reached 82°F here a couple of days ago!).  The perfect weather for a lightweight shawl! I’ve tried to comprise the list with shawls and wraps that are made of lighter weight yarns, as well as ones constructed with loose stitches.

All links have been tested, however, if you should come across a dead link please let me know and I will update this list.



**Disclaimer- I do not own the copyright to any of the photos above, nor am I trying to claim any of the patterns as my own designs.**

1. Alpaca Your Wrap by Moogly

2.  Blueberry Hill by Stitches N Scraps

3. Broomstick Lace Wrap by Crochet N Crafts

4. Butterfly Stitch Prayer Shawl by njSharon AND DebiAdams

5. Coral Fringe Triangular Shawl by Undeniable Glitter

6. Coral Glam Wrap by Oombawka Design

7. Crochet Heart Shawl by Gypsy Cat Crafts

8. Fights On Shawl by Melody’s Makings

9. Fortune’s Wrap by Moogly

10. Heathered Eyelets Wrap by Fiber Flux

11. Islamorada Half-Hexagon Crochet Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

12. It’s A Sunny Day Shawl by Vicarno

13. Justine Shawl by Underground Crafter

14. Lacy Gold Wrap by Posh Pooch Designs

15. Land and Sky by JessieAtHome

16. Lazy Waves Shawlette by Look What I Made

17. Lightweight Shawl by Crochet ‘n Create

18. Lisa’s Shawl by The Blue Brick

19. Penelope’s Flirty Shawl by Simply Collectible

20. Rings Fling Wrap by Kim Guzman

21. Soft Shell Pashmina by Happy In Red

22. Solomon’s Knot Whisper Wrap by Petals To Picots

23. Sweet and Simple Shawl by Bizzy Crochet

24. Tea Time  by JessieAtHome

25. Wrap Me in Ice Cream Shawl by Left in Knots