Heart Dressing Table Mat

Every which way I tried to decide on a title for this “thing”(!), I stumbled.  If I call it a tablemat it could be thought of as a placemat, but it’s not large enough for that, and the beads would probably get in the way.  Looking at its spoke-like configuration, it was very nearly entitled the “Heart Wheel”.  Imagining it on a dressing table with a bottle of perfume standing on it, it seemed only fitting it should become a Heart Dressing Table Mat – and just in time for Valentine’s Day!  However, in reality, it is a decorative little crochet mat for placing on your tabletop, or on top of your sideboard, or anywhere you might please, where you would like to stand a little vase or ornament or suchlike on something for the sake of displaying it. Inkeeping with my recent Valentine’s theme, I included red, white, and pinks and crocheted some hearts.  The centre is made from a series of crochet circles.  Then I joined eight red hearts onto the circular mat, along with a red wooden bead for each heart, by creating an outline around them all.  Finally, I crocheted a long pink chain and joined it at the base of each heart to hold everything in place.

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“Heart Dressing Table Mat”.

Approx. 26cm/10 and 1/4″ across.

I won’t be offended if you call it a “Heart Wheel”, though. 😉

 

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“Minty Valentine” Hat

Following on from yesterday’s post, I have another Valentine themed hat to show you, but this one is adult-sized.  This hat is crocheted throughout.  Again, I used two strands of DK yarn to give it a chunky look and warm feel.  Five light pink and two darker pink crocheted hearts decorate this hat.  While I know some people love Valentine’s Day, I also know that it holds no appeal whatsoever for some people, which is why I thought it would be nice to make the colour scheme of this hat a little more subtle.  While it has pinks and hearts, it is not the traditional red and white that we so often associate with Valentine’s Day gifts, and which I know I usually gravitate towards when I’m trying to come up with ideas for that occasion.  Having used two strands of yarn at a time, I was able to make a number of soft, gentle colour combinatons using mixtures of pinks of different shades and a little white.  Then, nearer the bottom, I added a little green and some light blue just to mix things up a bit.  That is where I feel the “mintiness” comes in, hence the name I’ve given this hat.  Largely because of the colours, I feel this hat could be worn any time it’s cold, not just in mid-February!

 

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“Minty Valentine” hat

Approx.22cm/8 and 1/4″ from top to bottom.  Approx. 52cm/20″ around the inside of its brim.

 

Kinda cool and minty, yet warm and snuggly at the same time!

 

“Little Sweetheart” Hat

Hi!  I had no idea it had been so long since I had last been on here.  This is why a few of my replies are a little late.  😮  (I hope I didn’t miss any.)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I say this because the turn of the year has been and gone since I last posted on here, but that said, every day can be the beginning of a new year, can’t it?

With February 14th on the horizon I have been making a few Valentine’s themed crafts of late.  Today I’d like to share this one with you.

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“Little Sweethearts” hat. 

Approx. 18cm/7″ from top to bottom.  Approx. 38cm/15″ around the inside of the brim.

“Little Sweethearts” hat is a child’s hat I have knitted.  Some people love Valentine’s Day, some people hate it, I know, but the emphasis with this is on cuteness rather than romance.  Even though I was inspired by an occasion, it wouldn’t look strange to wear this hat at any time when it’s cold. After all, who doesn’t love a good heart?!

I have knitted this with two strands of DK wool throughout, except for the very brim, which I knitted solely in pink and with only one strand.  As you can see, I used pink and red and white to provide a “nod” (pun intended!) to Valentine’s Day, especially with the six crocheted hearts I have made and sewn on for decoration.  The brim is rolled up and sewn into place with red wool to make a fixed woolly brim – hopefully that should avoid having to keep rolling it up or unfolding it.

It feels quite warm, which judging by the forecast for here later this week, that’s not such a bad thing!