Keep Calm Craft On • A Purple Pixie Hat

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

There are so many things that I want to learn to do. Sometimes I think it's actually kind of unhealthy because I often hop from one thing to another without ever learning or finishing much. My mom taught me how to crochet when I was younger - nothing in depth, just the basic single stitch. I never did much with what she had taught me, but I kept the little knowledge I had tucked away. I've never crocheted anything from start to finish. I've lost count of how many times I've bought the yarn, started something, then set it down and never picked it back up again. I think that's one of the things about blogging - it holds me accountable. I finish things because I want to share them here. Having Evie has really helped me in this department too. She watches everything I do and I want to model consistency and hard work to her. I want her to grow up knowing what it looks like to follow through. I was scanning through a few crochet boards on Pinterest a few days ago and came across this free pattern for a pixie hat. (Note: she recommends the bubble stitch, but I really liked the way the cluster stitch looked.) I've wanted to make a hat for Ev since I was pregnant with her, but I was always too lazy to learn how to crochet in the round. (It's probably easier than it looks, but it's always intimidated me.) This was perfect! You just crochet a big panel, fold it in half, sew it together and you have a hat! So I grabbed some yarn I had laying around (I really like 100% cotton yarn, but plan on trying wool next.) and got to work on Saturday. I feel like it's moving pretty quickly (Shortly after this picture was taken, Evie pulled the project down off of the dining room table and had fun unraveling it down the hallway. When discovered, I tried not to cry. I just keep telling myself that I get to practice more now.) My goal is to have it done by Christmas. After I've finished the panel, I'm going to add a pouf on the top, cords on the ears, a crocheted flower around the face, and line it with some floral vintage fabric I have.


  1. aw it's really cute. I like how the pattern your basing it off looks

  2. I learned to crochet when I was 12 or so, but I never kept up with it. I made a scarf once, but one end was waaaaaay longer than the other. :( Good for you for picking it back up! I'd like to learn how to be better at it so I can get my craft on again ;)



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