5 Little Monsters: August 2014

Little Boy Bow Ties

We have a wedding coming up in our family and I decided a while ago that I was going to make my girls dresses. I had some scraps left so I thought why not make some bow ties for the boys. I think bow ties on little boys are so cute and although I had never made one before I knew they wouldn't be very hard. I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted to make it and what I wanted it to look like but I also knew that I had seen tons of tutorials online for bow ties so I figured I could probably find what I was looking for. I googled it and looked at several before deciding that I wasn't going to find exactly what I was looking for and just needed to make up my own. 

Crocheted Football Helmet Hats- Free Pattern

A couple of years ago I made a hat for each of my kids for Christmas. I found lots of cute ideas for babies and for girls but I had a really hard time finding something for my oldest son that wasn't too babyish or just really plain and not very fun. In our family we are big University of Utah fans and he was just starting to get interested in football so I came up with the idea to make a hat to look like a football helmet. That hat is the red one in the pictures. It is a couple years old now and after getting stuck to the velcro on his coat several times it is definitely showing some wear. I thought it would be fun to figure out how to make it in different sizes and post the pattern.

11th Doctor Coin Purse: Another Geek-Craft

Last night I shared another geek-craft project on The Geeky Mormon. It is a Doctor Who project, an 11th Doctor Coin Purse.

I made it after seeing a tutorial online for a zipper wallet with a bow on it. After watching Doctor Who I can't see a bow on something like that without thinking of the Doctor. 

Owl Hats

I had a request for a couple of owl hats and I just got them finished and in the mail today. I used this pattern from Repeat Crafter Me. I have used this pattern so many times and it is always a big hit. I have made several as baby gifts but these were made in the teen/small adult size. They are for an 8 and 10 year old so I made the child size first but when I tried it on my almost 6 year old it fit perfectly, I was afraid on a child a couple years older it would be too small so I went with the next size up. I thought they both turned out really cute, the only thing I wasn't really happy with was that I used the size of buttons that the pattern called for for the eyes but I think they needed to be a little bigger. In the past I had used old buttons that I already had and they seemed to be bigger and I liked that better, this time I had to buy some because I had used up all of my big black buttons. And now looking at the pictures I realize I should have put the eyes a little closer together, oh well. Other than that I am happy with how they turned out.

Here is my daughter testing out the size for me. They were big on her, which is what I was hoping for, but I didn't think my son who is closer to the right age would be interested in modeling a pink or purple owl hat for me.

Five Little Monsters is Now on Facebook

I finally, thanks to a little push from my husband, have created a Facebook page for Five little Monsters. Click here to check it out. There isn't much on there right now but I will continue to add things to it and it will be a good way to keep up with my blog. I also added a Facebook button to my blog so you can click that as well. 
I am also on Instagram, Pinterest and Ravelry. Again, I am just getting all of these started so there isn't a lot there right now but I will be using all of these as ways to share my projects. 

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Thanks for all of the support.

Free Pattern- Crocheted Ninja Turtle Pencil Bag

I have another crochet pattern to share today, this time though I am guest posting on my husbands blog so you will need to click over there for the pattern. He loves all things geek so he has a blog where he writes about all kinds of geeky stuff. If you like that kind of stuff you should go check it out. His blog is The Geeky Mormon. We have decided to do a new feature on his blog where I will share a geek-related craft a couple of times a month. Today is the first time and I will be sharing the pattern for this crocheted Ninja Turtle Pencil Bag.