Morning Mist Triangle Scarf

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I’m on a roll lately!

I’ve been wanting to share this project with y’all for a little while now and I think that this is as good of a time as any! I was strolling along in Michael’s looking at the yarn and trying to feel inspired. I wanted something that was cozy, maybe with some natural fibers in it, but also more in the scarf realm of accessories. I’ve been in love lately with the Virus shawl stitching (I think I am going to make a million of them and store them back for Christmas and birthday presents for people, maybe even throw them up on the Etsy shop), but I wanted to go with some nice basics before I venture into creating patterns of my own with more complex mathematics behind it.

And so I found it. A ball of this super cozy Touch of Alpaca yarn from Lion Brand! I haven’t really worked with an Alpaca yarn before, so I was quite excited for finding a good project for it! I also didn’t want to waste too much time, simply because here in sunny SoCal there is a definite time stamp for warm clothing and accessories and it is usually very brief. I feel for those of you in much colder climates with longer bouts of weather, but here in California they come fast and don’t stay long, which makes it a bit tricky for knitters and crocheters. Venturing into the thick of April, we’re pretty much going to be in summer mode really soon.

(It’s also because of this lack of watery seasons that we have drought issues and fire seasons that last a lot longer than they used to, but hey)

 

 

So here’s a project for the tail end of winter weather but can still be used for the chilly days and evenings ahead as Spring wakes up! I’m calling it the Morning Mist Triangle Scarf because it’s such a lovely gray color and the wispiness of the Alpaca yarn really spoke to me. I hope you enjoy!

Materials:
1 Ball of Lion Brand Yarns Touch of Alpaca
(I used the color Oxford Grey)
I hook (5.5mm)
Scissors
Tapestry needle

 

Terms Used (US)
DC = double crochet
ch = chain
trbl = treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch

 

 

 

Instructions:

Starting with a Magic Circle
Row 1: Insert your hook into the middle of the Circle, pulling up the working yarn, and Chain 4. 2 DC into the Circle, ch 1, 3 DC into the Circle

Row 2: Ch 4 and turn, 3 DC into the top of the previous DC, ch 1, [3DC, ch 1, 3DC] into the ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 DC into the 4th chain of the previous row

Rows 3: Ch 4 and turn, 3 DC into the top of the previous DC, ch 1, 3 DC into ch 1 space, ch 1, [3DC, ch 1, 3DC] into the ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 DC into ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 DC into the 4th chain of the previous row

At this point, you’ll see that the combo I’ve labeled “[3DC, ch 1, 3DC] into the ch 1 space” is your center point. From here you’ll build out your triangle, doing 3 DC into every ch 1 and 4th chain of your previous row at the end EXCEPT for the center point where you’ll do the combo.

Do this until you’ve reached 29 rows!

For the scallop edging:

Usually with scallop edging, you have to count more specifically with how many individual stitches until you begin the next scallop, but I think that it is a much easier process with the granny triangle that we’ve got here, since you’re working with the large gaps created by the chain 1 spaces between the granny clusters.

Ch 3, 2 trbl crochet into the first ch 1 gap, sl st into the next ch 1 space, 5 trbl into the next, sl st into the next, and continue until you reach the center ch 1 space
In the center ch 1 space, 3 trbl, ch 1, 3 trbl and sl st into the next ch 1 space.

 

I really enjoy the simplicity of this scarf even though it might look a bit more complex. The deceptiveness of it is A+! You can whip this scarf up in absolutely no time at all and be ready for a coffee date, like so:

 

Thank goodness for those fun Snapchat filters, am I right? If you’re digging that sleeve in the picture, it’s my Irish Flag Coffee Sleeve, since I’m a sucker for coffee cozies you know! Alright, time for me to go grab coffee and get back to the yarn. Hope you all have a great rest of your weekend!

 

Until then,
Gilliane

 

 

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Brain Slug Inspired Headband

Hey there, guys and gals!

 

This post today comes from a project that I had completed over the summer which I really enjoyed. San Diego Comic Con was coming up and I wanted to come up with a variety of pieces to wear for each day, just for fun. I really enjoyed seeing other yarny crafters’ ideas, showing off their skills and love of pop culture. You can check out my recap with this post! One of the projects that I myself had put together was a headband that looked like one of the brain slugs from Futurama. I wanted something simple that I could put together for the event that wouldn’t be too obtrusive and I think that this one fit the bill.

It’s a nice quick project and I think you’ll enjoy it. With the convention season off to a strong start (WonderCon, in Anaheim, CA, was just this past weekend!), perhaps you’ll be looking for something simple but also nerdy and funny. So enjoy and let me know how it turned out for you!

 

Materials:

4.5 Crochet Hook
Worsted weight yarn in a green color
(I used Big Twist Premium in Sprout)
White felt
Green felt
Permanent marker
Hot glue gun (I’m sure crazy glue would work as well)
Headband (find a similar set here)
A small amount of poly fiber fill for stuffing

 

Terms Used (US):

sc = single crochet
st/sts = stitch/stitches
trbl = treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain

 

Your slug is going to be done in a couple of pieces that will be assembled together. The pieces will consist of the Body, the Base, and the Antennae. We’ll start with the Body since it’s your largest piece of the puzzle.

 

 

Body:
With your yarn, start with a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 1, 12 sc into magic circle. sl st into beginning ch 1
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into each stitch around, sl st to beginning ch 1
Round 3 – 13: Ch 1, sc into each stitch around, sl st to beginning ch 1
Bind off

 

Base:
Start with another magic circle
Round 1: Ch 1, 12 sc into the magic circle and sl st to the beginning ch 1
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc into each stitch around and sl st to the beginning ch 1
Round 3: Ch 1, sc into each stitch around and sl st to the beginning ch 1
Do not bind off

 

You can begin attaching the Base to the Body with a sl st to connect the pieces. Ch 1, sc into the sl st, and single crochet matching the scs from each piece, creating the seam between the two pieces. Work half of your seam, and then start stuffing your Slug. It’s harder to stuff the body and THEN try to seam your pieces together, so at least get them lined up and halfway stitched together, and then start stuffing! Like so:

 

 

 

Once you’ve stuffed your Slug and feel good about its fullness, then continue to finish the single crochet seam and sl st to the beginning ch 1. Don’t bind off

This will cause a small pucker to form at your base and will give you the launch pad for the little tentacles, which we will be working in scallops.

Scallops:
Ch 1, skip 1 stitch, 5 trebel crochet into the next stitch, sl st the next, sk st, 5 trbl, and continue to the end of the round, sl st and bind off.

These will form your little undulating “legs” for the Slug!

 

Now let’s put some antennae on this guy!

 

Antennae:

(You’re going to make 2 of these)

Leave a small beginning tail and ch 7, then 3 sc into the 2nd chain from the hook
Sc back around to the beginning chain
Bind off with a bit of a tail and stitch it into the top of your Slug, wherever you’d prefer. Tie your ends into a nice knot and tuck your ends into the Body of the Slug!

 

 

He’s looking more alive now, but now he needs an eye!

 

 

Remember in the materials list when I said you need felt? The time has come! I’ll give you an approximation of how big the rounds of felt should be, but I literally just used some appropriate lids to trace circles for them. You’ll need one circle of white felt and another circle of the green felt.

Let your glue gun heat up while you’re tracing and cutting out your felt if you’re using one. I felt a glue gun would be the most effective option, but you can go with the type of adhesive you feel the most comfortable with or have laying around the house.

The white felt circle will need a dot in the middle of it, which you can draw in with the permanent marker. This is going to be the eye of the Slug. The green one will be going underneath the Slug and help you keep it on the headband.

Glue your white felt onto the middle of the body of your Slug where you’d like the eye!
Take your Slug and place it on the top part of your headband where you’d like it to go. In the show Futurama, which directly inspired this project, they’re situated off to the side of the person’s head, as you can see in this image:

 

 

And that’s what I went with with my headband, though you are free to place it where you’d like. Once you’ve picked where you want it to go, lather up some glue on the bottom of your slug and some on your green felt and sandwich your headband between the 2 pieces. It’s slightly chunky for the headband on its own and the felt on the bottom gives it extra stability. (I’ve suggested green since it would more readily blend in with the green of the Slug itself, though you could just use another piece of the white felt and make sure it didn’t tuck out too far of your Slug body.

 

Once the glue has cooled down and/or dried, you’re good to go! You’re ready to join the Brain Slug Party! I hope you like working with this pattern and I’d love to see your work, so feel free to tag me on the Internet!

 

Side fun:
Here’s a shot of me at San Diego Comic Con in 2017 wearing my Slug while working on some other projects in my downtime.

 

Conventions can get wild and it’s necessary to decompress from the madness! I’ve shared the patterns for the projects in the past here on the blog. I’m holding a pair of Ewok inspired ears, which you can find on my Crochet Animal Headbands post, and on the table is a pair of gloves worked up from my pattern Granny Gone Chic Gloves!

 

 

Until then,
Gilliane

 

 

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Crochet Animal Headbands

It’s coming–that time to dress up and walk around with a bag and get things from people as you trudge from stop to stop in search of free things!

 

Oh.

Oh, I’m not talking about Halloween. I’m talking about the second holiday to dress up and go around in a costume–San Diego Comic Con! Yeah, that’s right, Comic Con!

 

I enjoy attending Comic Con every year, it’s a lot of fun and a LOTTTTT of people! You get to see what’s new and fresh in the entertainment industry and it’s just a fascinating experience. Now, every year I have dressed up since I’ve started going, but this year I’m doing something different: I’m keeping it simple.

I also got kind of lazy and lost track of time when it came to the costume I had had in mind and don’t want to stress myself out with trying to throw a costume together, so I’m stripping it down and doing these amazing little headbands! They’re perfect for a last-minute Con outfit or you can pin this and save it for Halloween, or a school play, or whatever, there are so many options!

So I’m sharing with you my adorable animal headbands!

 

Bear Ears:

Materials:
1″ headband
(I picked up mine in a trio set from Dollar Tree and they’re perfect, this online set is really similar)
1 Ball of Bernat Softee Chunky in Black
L Hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

 

Instructions:

Body

Using L hook and yarn, chain 36

Row 1: 1 single crochet into the second chain from the hook, sc across (35 sc)
(side note: leave initial tail unseamed for now, you’ll need it to seam the edge of the headband)

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, single crochet into each stitch (35 sc)

Bind off, leaving a long tail for seaming

 

Band:

Take your newly-made strip and seam around the headband, meeting up the stitches
Make extra stitches at the end of the strip to secure it
Using the yarn from your beginning tail, stitch secure the end of the band

Ears (make 2):

Using L hook and Black yarn, ch 3
Row 1: 2 sc in second chain from hook, 2 sc in the next (4 sc). Ch 1 and turn
Row 2: 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc, 2 sc, 1 sc. Ch 1 and turn
Row 3: 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in the fourth, 2 sc in the last 2 stitches. Ch 1 and turn upside down
Single crochet across the flat part of the ear, bind off, leaving a long tail for stitching onto the headband

 

 

Assemble!

Toy around with the ears and find the place where you think they’ll look best, like so:

Use a whip stitch through the spaces in the headbands to secure the ears, tie them off and weave in the ends!

 

Fox Ears

Materials:
1″ headband
1 Ball of chunky Orange yarn
(I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Spice)
Small parts of a fuzzy white chunky yarn
(I used Homespun Thick and Quick in Dove)
Tapestry needle
Scissors

 

Instructions:

Headband Cover:
Using a soft or bright orange color, ch 36
Round 1: 1 single crochet into the second chain from the hook, sc across (35 sc)
Rounds 2-3: ch 1, sc across (35 sc)
Bind off, leaving a long tail for seaming

Whip stitch the seam of your cover around your headband base, creating extra stitching to support the ends of the headband

Ears (make 2):

Front part:
w/fluffy white, ch 2
Row 1: 3 sc in second chain from hook, ch 1 and turn
Row 2: 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, ch 1 and turn
Row 3: sc across, ch 1 and turn
Row 4: sc across, join orange and chain 1
Single crochet around the piece with the orange, slip stitch to the beginning chain 1. Bind off and weave in the ends

Back part:

w/ Orange, ch 2
Row 1: 3 sc in second chain from hook, ch 1 and turn
Row 2: 2 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc, ch 1 and turn
Row 3: sc across, ch 1 and turn
Row 4: sc across, ch 1
Single crochet around the piece and slip stitch to the beginning chain 1. Chain 1, do not bind off

 

Assembly

Line up the 2 pieces with the wrong sides facing each other, chain 1, and single crochet the pieces together. Slip stitch to the beginning.
Stitch those bad boys onto your headband!

 

 

Pom Pom Ears

I think this one is particularly adorable, it has pom poms for the ears! Not only is it cute, it is also a very simple design!

Choose your base color. For this one, I’ve chosen a pumpkin orange, it’s Bernat Softee Chunky.

Do the same steps for your headband cover (ch 36, sc into the second chain from the hook, total of 35 sc for the first row, plus 2 more rows, leave a long tail and bind off), and stitch it to your headband.

And now you can make your pom poms! They can be whatever size you want, though I picked a pair of large pom poms with my Clover pom pom maker, which I find much easier to work with because I had trouble making pom poms by hand. I thought I wasn’t making them consistently, so the Clover pom pom maker was a lifesaver!

I used a brown fluffy yarn (Wool Ease Thick and Quick) for mine!

 

And then you stitch them where you think they’d be cute on your headband

 

And I added a few X’s onto my piece to make it look nice and nerdy: Ewok!

 

 

I think Ewoks are cute and this was such a nice simple project, so I’m very excited to take it to Comic Con with me!

 

As you can see,you have tons of options! I hope you enjoyed this pattern for these super simple and cute headbands. If you’re getting ready for Comic Con and use these for your OOTD, I’d love to see it! Please share with me your finished work via Instagram and Facebook so I can like the heck out of it! Good luck on your crafting and I’ll see you soon!

 

-Gilliane

 

 

 

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