Eighteen years ago the birth of my first born changed my life forever. I went from being a work-a-holic to a SAHM. It was hard to adjust, but I funnelled all of my energy into being the best mother I could be. I’ve raised 4 pretty amazing children who are intelligent, compassionate & artistic. I developed proactive parenting techniques that I would like to share.
Why “The Happy Mom” ? Because I am genuinely happy. The true test? I wouldn’t change places with anyone else in the world.
Friday, 18 October 2013
Easy Crochet Pompom Hat
If you have basic crochet skills, then you can make this Easy Crochet Pompom Hat. I have made the instructions fairly easy to follow, and you don't have to know any special crochet abbreviations. I made a crochet video that you can crochet along with, or if you need a little extra help with any of the stitches in the pattern: How to Crochet an Easy Fall Hat
First collect the items that you will need...
Medium acrylic yarn (#4 is best)
8 mm acrylic hook
Half double crochet
Chain 41 (do not join until end of 2nd row)
Row 1: Single crochet across until you get to the end of the chain (40 stitches)
This is where you will form what you have crocheted into a circle and begin to crochet in the round
Row 2: Single crochet into top of 1st single crochet of row 2, and then double crochet all around (40 stitches)
Rows 3 to 10: Double crochet all around (40 stitches)
Row 11: Make 36 double crochets, 2 half double crochet, 2 single crochet (40 stitches)
Row 12: Make 40 slip stitches (40 stitches) and tie off
To Finish Off: Fold the hat flat so that the first half of the first row lies on top of the second half of the first row. Stitch the two halves together, matching stitch for stitch. Tie off and attach pompoms.
I hope that you have fun making the hat. I know that it is a favorite of mine...probably because it looks more difficult to make than it actually is! If you are having difficulties or are new to crochet, please feel free to post a question