Crochet Owl Hats ~ For Babies

 So I'm creating so many items that the wine glasses now have hats, you say? LOL They are the best models I could find for these cutie-cute hats. The genesis of which is that we received word that a new baby will be joining the family in the spring!! Oldest grand and wife are expecting their first!! Yikes!! I can hardly believe it!! Wasn't he just thrilling us by being the first-born grand?? Now he's having a child??! And, and--wasn't his mother, our daughter, recently a mere babe herself??! Time is fleeting, does fly, and all of that!
These little hats are SO much fun to make and work up quickly. Since baby is due in April, the gender is still in question. Not a problem!! I made a boy's version in 0-3 months size and a girlie-girl hat in newborn size. My hope is that dear grandson's child will be the opposite gender of the neighbor's baby due in the winter. We'll see.

Want to make an owl hat or three?? The pattern is free here . I used a size G hook with stash yarn in DK;the pink is a light weight baby yarn. I really thought about what to use for the eyes since buttons are a safety concern and decided that they were safe for a newborn who wouldn't be pulling on them. The mommies will probably cut them off, which is fine, too.

What's your current project?


Prayer Shawl ~ Lala

FO report!! Yaaay!! This version of Lala's Simple Shawl is for our church's prayer shawl ministry. I first blogged it here: 

You can also see it here. It's a stash buster using I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby and size 13 needles. While the pattern is easy, it yields a very pretty shawl with a bit of style.  My prayers travel with it to bless someone in our community.

What are you knitting?


Grilling Season by Diane Mott Davidson

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it at 

Have you read any of Diane Mott Davidson's cozy mysteries featuring Goldie the caterer? I've begun another, The Grilling Season, a fun cozy mystery set in the fictional mountain town of Mountain Meadows which seems to be based on an actual community not far from where I live. It's always a joy to read a book with a familiar setting as I can pick up on recognizable details. 

p. 56 says, "He banged the phone down and regarded me dolefully. After a moment he said, "You look terrible, Mom." 
"Why don't you cook or something?" 


I'm joining the "Fibers on Friday" posting at My newest WIP is this "But I'm Biased" scarf at It knits in a jiffy with an easy two row pattern that creates a lacy, mesh-like fabric. 

I am using Malabrigo worsted, Red Java #79, and size 9 circs. I wonder if they even make this color any more because I've had this one gifted skein for a few years now. This pattern seemed to call for it. 

What are you making this weekend?