Thursday, 29 November 2012

Crochet Bow Hat

Our school just finished a collection of shoe boxes fill with gifts for boys and girls around the world. It's for Operation Christmas Child run by Samaritan's Purse and is such a blessing to us who are able to give to underprivileged children. We basically filled a wrapped shoebox with gifts for a child in a specific age group. 

My own kids helped me fill two boxes, one for a boy aged 2-4 and the other for a girl of the same age. After shopping around on Sunday, we had almost filled both boxes but there was still some room in the girl's. So, I made her a hat and scarf set.

I had my son try it on to make sure it would fit (my little girl was at school). He wasn't too happy about it...he's into 'scary' things at the moment, not pretty pink things. In the end, I snuck the hat on him and quickly snapped a picture. It fit.

I used a pattern from Vallieskids. It was a very quick and easy project. I fell in love with the "butterfly" that was near the edge of the hat. I altered it slightly to make it look more like a bow.

I crocheted the scarf without a pattern, with double crochets. I left an opening after I had most of the length so that the end can slide through and secure the scarf on the neck (does that even make sense??). I love it when my kids' scarfs do this so they don't fall off and I don't have to tie them. I wanted to make a similar "bow" on the scarf but ran out of yarn. I was lucky that the amount I had was enough to finish the scarf and I'll try the bow embellishment on a scarf another day.

I really enjoyed making this set and found it a nice time to pray for the little girl and boy who would be receiving our gifts.

I'm linking up to these fabulous parties!


  1. This hat is so cute! The recipient of your gift is very lucky :)

  2. Ha ha ha! Your son does look very unhappy :)) but the hat and scarf are simply lovely (love that bow!)

  3. Jessica,
    I fell in love with this pattern also.... your hat/scarf set is so pretty! and tell Canaan is very "cool" to model for the hat for you like Henry did for me:):)
    See you soon!!111

  4. This is so pretty! My sister-in-law can crochet, but all I can manage is a chain =) I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party

  5. This is so beautiful I love it! Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

  6. Hi, stopping by from Make It Pretty Monday.

    This is such a fantastic hat and scarf set. I finally got a chance to try that hat pattern out last year. Love, love. I'm sure whomever receives this present will really enjoy it!

    Please feel free to stop by my blog:

  7. Love your bow hat! Pinned it to study later. Would love to make one:) Wonderful gifts you are putting together for a girl and boy in need! Following your blog now. Follow me too. i posted to the dedicated house party:)

  8. I love your hat pattern! I found you at Make it Pretty Monday!Thank you for sharing!

  9. I love that the hat has a little extra pizazz with the bow. What a wonderful thing to do over the holidays - giving back to others.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY!

  10. Very cute! I love the color choice! Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!

  11. Such a good cause & making the holidays for someone a little brighter. Visiting from


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