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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Free Donald & Daisy Duck Inspired Hats Pattern©

Free Donald & Daisy Duck Inspired Hats Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©

Re-posting this pattern...had problems with the file being
corrupted so had to take it down and fix it...sorry for any inconvenience.
So here you go!

Size 3 to 6 Months/Toddler

Yarn Colors:
Bright Yellow
Light Blue
Hooks Used:
I, D, G
Other Materials Used:
Small piece black felt for tail on Donald's Hat.
Black Buttons for eyes or you can crochet them.
Sewing Needle & Matching Threads
Sm. Amount of Poly-Fill
Tapestry Needle


These are super cute and easy to make!
The patterns are 3 to 6 months/Toddler size...
Perfect props for those adorable baby photo's!
To make the Main Hat: with White & I HookCh3
Row 1. wk 9hdc in the last st.
Row 2. 2hdc in each st-18sts.
Row 3. 1hdc, 2hdc in the next st-27sts.
Row 4. 1hdc in 2, 2sts in the next st-36sts.
Row 5. 1sc in 3, 2sc in the next st-45sts.
Repeat row 5 until the hat measures 5", change color and wk 1sc in each st around.

For Toddler Size
Row 6. 1sc in 4, 2sc in the next st-54sts, continuing working 1sc in 54sts until hat measures 7”
Change to black/Pink and wk 1sc in each st around, make the ear flaps.

To make the Ear Flaps: Black/Purple & I hook
Row 1. Wk 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec 1sc, 1sc in 6, dec 1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec 1sc, 1sc in 4, dec 1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 6sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. dec 1sc, 1sc in 2, dec 1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 1sc in 4, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. dec 1sc, dec 1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. dec 1sc and FO.
Leaving about 16 to 17 sts in the front of the hat, attach yarn to other side and repeat rows 1-9 of the ear. Once both ear flaps are done attach blue/pink and wk 1sc around the entire hat including ears and FO.

(If making the hat in toddler size-you can make the ear flaps bigger by using 12sts instead of 10).
To make the Eyes (you can use buttons): with Light Blue & D Hook
Row 1. 1sc in 2, 3sc in the last st, working on the other side, 1sc in 1, 2sc st.
Row 2. 2sc, 1sc in 3sts, 2sc, 1sc in next 3sts.
Row 3. 2sc in 2sts, 1sc in 3, 2sc in 2, 1sc in 2, 2sc in next st.
Row 4. 1sc in 2, 2sc, 1sc in 3sts, 2sc in next 3sts, 1sc in 6, 1sl st in the last and FO.

For Donald's Eyes: attach white to the BLO, wk 1sc in 7, 1hdc in 6, 1sc in 7, leaving a few unworked sts. Place a black button near where the unworked sts are like in the photo below.
 Daisy's Eye Lashes: with Black & G Hook
Attach yarn wk 1sc in 4, 1hdc in 4 and FO.

Reverse for other eye. Use a tapestry needle to make the lashes.

To make the Beak: with Bright Yellow & G Hook
Row 1. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. 2sc, 1sc in 8, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. 2sc, 1sc in 10, 2sc, ch1& turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 14, ch1 & turn.
Rows 6-7. repeat row 5
Row 8. 1sc in the FLO, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 1sc in 14sts, ch1 & turn.
Rows 10-11. repeat row 9
Row 12. dec 1sc, 1sc in 10, dec 1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 13. 1sc in 12, ch1 & turn.
Row 14. dec 1sc, 1sc in 8, dec 1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 15. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 16. wk 1sc around entire beak and FO.
Sew the beak under the eyes like in the photo.
I sewed the beak on both sides, leaving the front opened like you see in the photo.

To make the hat that goes on top of the Donald's Hat: with Black & G Hook.
Ch30 join & ch1
Row 1. 1sc in 30sts, join & ch1.
Rows 2-3. repeat row 1
Change to Turquoise
Row 4. Now working in the FLO 1sc, 2sc in the next st, join & ch1.
Row 5. 1sc in each st-42sts.
Row 6. 1sc in the FLO, join & ch1.
Row 7. 1sc in each st, join & ch1.
Row 8. 1sc in 4sts, dec 1sc, join & ch1.
Row 9. 1sc in 3sts, dec 1sc, join & ch1.
Row 10. 1sc in 2, dec 1sc, join & ch1.
Row 11. 1sc in 1, dec 1sc, join & ch1.
Row 12. dec 1 until closed and FO.
Stuff the hat lightly and sew it onto the main hat.
Attach yarn to the ends and make the braids, don't make them to long if making for a baby.

To make the Bow on Daisy's Hat: with Pink & G Hook
Row 1. 1sc in 12sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 2. dec 1sc, 1sc in 8, dec 1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 3. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 4. dec 1sc, 1sc in 6, dec 1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 5. 1sc in 8, ch1 & turn.
Row 6. dec 1sc, 1sc in 4, dec 1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 7. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 8. dec 1sc, 1sc in 2, dec 1sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 9. 1sc in 4sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 10. 2sc, 1sc in 2, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 11. 1sc in 6, ch1 & turn.
Row 12. 2sc, 1sc in 4, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 13. 1sc in 8sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 14. 2sc, 1sc in 6, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 15. 1sc in 10sts, ch1 & turn.
Row 16. 2sc, 1sc in 8, 2sc, ch1 & turn.
Row 17. 1sc in 12sts and FO.

To make the Center: with Pink & G Hook
Row 1. 1sc in 6sts, ch1& turn.
Row 2. 1sc in 6sts and FO.
Sew it in the center of the bow.

  Attach the center piece with a tapestry needle
Pull ends from left to right and tie off
Sew the bow to the top of the hat
You are now done with your
Free Donald & Daisy Inspired Hats Pattern©.
I hope who ever your making them for loves
them as much as I loved making them!
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Fever Decorating Ideas

"Spring Fever Decorating Ideas"
Right after Christmas my husband and I were shopping at our local
Fred Meyer store and we saw this peacock...this one little purchase has turned
into a big transformation at our house...we both just feel in love
with the bright and vibrant colors...
so I've been busy doing some spring cleaning and decorating... and I've finally finished...
now all I have to do is the upstairs....well I'll do that tomorrow...maybe!
I had to have two!
We have really dark furniture and most of our
accessories were dark as well...so here are some of the simple changes we made
to brighten up our space!
We bought a new rug for the living room...our other rug was very dark...
and so were our pillows
 we got new pillows, new lamps and new wall art...this is the
picture we had up...I live in Washington where it rains almost every day...
so this picture had to go!
This is what we put up to replace it....
I got the set of 3 pictures at Target...
it's light and cheery!
We got these new peacock lamps...they are so pretty...
 at night the shades give off this really pretty soft blue glow...these
lamps I found online at Kirkland's on sale.
On this table and on the wall we had dark brown picture frames...so
we tossed those in the closet...and found this beautiful peacock clock, peacock candles,
the pretty leaf shaped bowl and glass balls at Pier One...
one of my favorite stores...
But my favorite thing is this clock...
my husband bought me the tin peacock on the table...
there's a spot for 3 tea lights.
These peacock candles are so pretty...don't know if
I'll ever light them though!
 Here's another picture we replaced...because it
just screamed fall...

 this one below is just so cheery and very inexpensive...
I got this one at Tuesday Morning!
Out of all the pillows we bought this one is my
favorite...I got all the pillows at Pier One!
 You can change a room with simple little inexpensive touches...I watched
out for specials, sales and clearance items...in the store and online...
the deals are out there...so go and find them...my husband and I
had so much fun shopping for everything...when we were done
it was find of sad...but I've already told him we have the
upstairs to do...with the response I got from him...I think I
had a little more fun shopping then he did!
We had a dark red picture here...we found this one at our Fred Meyer Store...
it too wasn't expensive...the peacock candles were purchased at Pier One!
I found this is a peacock display plate at Pier One as well!
This is the room where I hung my
DIY Easy Wall Hanging Flower Vase Project, that I shared on
my blog...and here's the link!
 We found these peacock plates at Marshall's...
they too were super inexpensive!
I had wine colored drapes in my dining room...so we replaced them for
these pretty plush teal colored ones...I got these at Pier One!
This tin peacock is also from Pier One
The weather here is very gloomy and sometimes you won't see the sun
for days...so adding bright and cheery colors to a room
is always a feel good idea!
We are so ready for summer, motorcycle rides and trips to the beach!
I cannot wait for sand, surf and sun!

Happy Decorating!

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

DIY Easy Wall Hanging Flower Vase Project

"Easy Wall Hanging Flower Vase Project"
Make one for your mom this Mother's Day or for yourself...very easy to do...you
can put flowers in it or a candle...this would look so pretty on a patio or
along a fence with candles...make several for a beautiful
wall grouping!
Here's how and what you'll need:
A raw wooden frame, paint (I chose white because I didn't want my flowers
to have to compete with any color) paint brush and a varnish to seal...
put at least 2 coats of paint on and then varnish.
Once you've found exactly where your going to place the jar...
make 1 mark with a pencil on each side of the jar.
I had my husband drill 1 hole right where each pencil
mark was....
The wire I used was really easy to work with and
really easy to cut...this is the wrapper it came in.
Now mount, add some water, ribbon (I chose a turquoise ribbon because that
is my accent color, my husband went to the store and searched all the 
flowers and he couldn't find one blue tulip or any blue flower) 
then get some of mom's favorite flowers or yours...
I love my wall hanging flowers and I hope you will too!
When you tie the ribbon, place it under the wire...
It will help keep the ribbon in place.
Happy Crafting!
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Nighty Night Kelli Doll Ensemble Pattern©

Nighty Night Kelli Doll Ensemble Pattern©
By Connie Hughes Designs©
This is a new ensemble addition for my Kelli Doll©
It is included free with the purchase of your Kelli Doll Pattern©
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The New Nighty Night Kelli Ensemble Pattern© comes with:
Night Gown, Fuzzy Slippers, Star Pillow
and Granny Square Blanket pattern
comes with a complete Picture Tutorial.
As an added bonus included in the PDF
is my free Purple Teddy Bear Pattern©
 Kelli is wearing her New Night Gown & Fuzzy Slippers©!
Her new Blanket & Pillow match her Nighty!
The Purple Teddy Bear Pattern© is a free that can be found on
my blog or with this ensemble purchase.
 I Love the Kelli Doll Pattern©
so much because she is a doll that can really be played with!!
She's so sturdy and she's fun to dress up...
There will be a few more out-fits coming soon!
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