My husband and I (with some awesome parent helpers), tie-dyed shirts with over 100 Middle School Band members last week. It was… an experience. We had some left over, and finished the t-shirts with the family. We’ve gotten so many compliments on the brightness of the colors and generally how good they looked. So we just had to show you how we did it!
Here are 10 easy steps to a perfect Tie Dye! You can watch the video, with my cute children and adorable husband! Or you can skip to the bare-bones tips below!
I’ve tried many of the free patterns on the internet for American Girl doll hats. They always left something to be desired for me. Either they were really boring, or they fell off every 5 seconds. So I developed my own pattern that is super cute and actually stays on!
This hat pattern is no longer free, but it’s only $1.39! (Click for instant download on ETSY: Flowered Cloche Hat for American Girl) You MAY sell your finished products, as long as you give credit and link back to this pattern.
I have been getting into crochet lately. I find it easier for me than knitting, and I can easily make such interesting stitch patterns. What I don’t have these days is the patience to do a huge blanket, or even a long scarf. So hats have been my fad for the past few months! I made my three kids’ hats, their American Girls’ hats, my nephews’ camo hats, and I finally got to make one for ME!
I followed this crochet hat pattern, called Urban Jungle, by Vickie Howell. I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn with an H-8 hook.
This hat uses the puff stitch, which is challenging for some. The key is that when you pull up each loop, hold the yarn loosely and make sure they line up before doing the final step. It does use a lot of yarn, so make sure you start with a fresh skein.
Here is a view from the back. Instead of working from the top down, you start with the band and work upward and cinch the top together.
What do you think? What is your favorite thing to crochet?