Spiked Mesh Stitch Hat (Crochet)

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Another Scrapbuster Project! This hat uses a type of Spike Stitch – Mesh Stitch combo to create a lighter hat with lots of impact.

Skill level: Intermediate. While the stitches used are pretty basic (slip stitch, single crochet and half double crochet), the crocheter really needs to be comfortable “reading the work.” This term refers to the ability to look at completed stitches and understand exactly what they’re looking at! It’s necessary to know so you can place the stitches in the right places.

Spiked Mesh Stitch Hat Pattern

Download a Hat Sizing Chart for easy reference!

Need help? Click below for the Video Tutorial!

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Holiday Fabric Haul!

Time to start thinking about Holiday Crafting and one project that has come to mind is the good ol’ favorite: Magic Pillowcases! (AKA “Burrito-style” pillowcases and here’s my favorite tutorial thanks to Shabby Fabrics.) I’m working on a Year of Holidays Gift Collection for my daughter but these would be excellent charity donations and craft fair items as well!

Want to see what I’ve bought so far? Here you go:

McCall’s 7565 Pattern Review | Fancy Machine Stitches

Finally, the “Jungle Book Dress” for my Disney Cruise has been finished! I have mixed feelings about it and have received some wonderful feedback from viewers! (See the comment section of the video page.) I definitely feel I look better in a more traditional shirt dress silhouette but this is meant to be fun and different! I’m not sure I dislike it enough to tackle the alterations. Time will tell!

I also showed my first attempt at using one of the fancy stitches on my machine! I loved the effect with some multicolored thread. Here’s sneak peak of the skirt:

 

Pattern Hack | New Look 6843 | Skirt Pattern Sewing Shortcuts

6843_env_front_1This is my go-to pattern for skirts and while still on the market today, it’s been around for AGES! I mentioned it (and how I’ve modified it) in one of my regular videos and people wanted to hear more so this video provides all the details!

Overview:

  1. Favorite notions.
  2. Eliminate the waistband.
  3. Double fabric for easy lining.
  4. Demonstrate my method for inserting the zipper.
  5. Machine finish/hem.

Vlog Along Giveaway!

Post a 1-2 minute video clip of yourself showing us your yarn stash, your craft room, demonstrating a technique or anything else craft related and I’ll share it on my channel and enter you in the giveaway! It’s easy! Just post it social media with the hashtag #sheepishlysharing!

Instagram, Twitter, Sheepishly Sharing Facebook Group, our Ravelry Group or YouTube!

Rules:

👉 Must be 18 or over or have a parent/guardian’s permission
👉 G Rated
👉 2 minutes max
👉 Introduce yourself
👉 Share your stuff
👉 Post to Instagram, Twitter, on our Facebook group or Ravelry Group with the hashtag #sheepishlysharing Absolutely no emails. (YouTube is a great option but drop me an PM when it’s live since hashtags aren’t as easy to search.)

Here are the details on the giveaway goodies!

JetSteam Portable Steamer

I was sent a steamer to review and I’m happy to say I really liked it! (And I can’t say that about all little steamers like this… ask me how I know!) If you’re interested, you can get it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ocG0iQ

Brilliant Viewer Tips for Knit and Crochet!

For the CrochetCrate Giveaway, I asked that people give me something I can Sheepishly Share in the comment section of the giveaway video. (Tips, questions, stories… doesn’t matter!)  What a collection of brilliance we received so I’ll be sharing them in my videos!

In the first one, you can learn things like:

  • addressing pom pom problems
  • crochet hook technical info
  • bobby pins and hair clips can be useful
  • tips for organized project planning
  • free version of “Yarnit” type products
  • dyeing yarn with Easter Egg dye
  • felting tips
  • bag construction tips
  • resizing patterns without math
  • jogless stripes
  • inexpensive project bags
  • what to do with yarn scraps
  • AND MORE!

In the second one you’ll find tips on:

  • traveling with supplies
  • storing supplies and open skeins
  • mixing yarn crafts
  • making neck warmers
  • pattern organization
  • saving yarn for repairs
  • adding fragrance
  • knitting cast on tips
  • proper task lighting
  • best yarn for stitch definition
  • surprising benefits of wool
  • more great uses for yarn scraps