A lazy domestic goddess and crochet queen doing stuff, digging stuff, buying other stuff and occasionally remembering to parent her kids....
I'm on my 2nd Russian Little Girl's Cloche hat.. thank you! Thank you! Thank you.. the first one is a bit off as I forgot to crochet the sc on one side .. but it's cute.. and my grand daughter love it.. the 2nd one is following right along the pattern.. so far.. just about to start the single crochet around.. again.. thank you!! I love it!
That's wonderful Cyndi!
I am making the Russian Little Girl's Cloche hat and it is just working out to be flat...I am an experienced crocheter and can't figure out why the heck is working up like that. I am using 100% mercerized cotton sportweight... started with an F hook for gauge and started with 17 dc since I needed the hat slightly larger.... Any ideas why stitch count stays consistent as well.
Hi Alicia! Is an F hook a 3.75mm? That might be too large for the mercerised cotton. How about just trying to increase with the 17dc but using th the 2.5mm hook? See if that works better!
I use Patons Grace yarn for these cloche hats. They look fabulous!!
Is there a pdf format with just the pattern of your lovely items? I run out of ink too quickly when I print the pattern.
Hi there! Unfortunately not yet. Only for my paid patterns at this stage. I usually suggest copy and pasting the text into word doc and printing off, although I know this can be laborious! I'm hoping to create a pdf of the cloche hat in the next couple of months (although I think i said that to someone else a couple of months ago!).
I've found a site that seems safe to use where you can convert a web page to PDF (and very easy to use). You can do some editing (deleting) before the final product is generated, if there is material in there you don't want/need, but sometimes it's tied to portions you do want, so you have to keep it all. Documents are sometimes long--never know 'til you try it--but I've had good results with a lot of things. Here's the link if you want to give it a try:http://www.printfriendly.com/Another option is to do a copy and paste of the pattern, putting it into a Word document. These can also turn out to be long, but you can always tweak it by reducing size of some pictures, using a smaller font or closer spacing, etc.
At this point in time, is there a written pattern?? I love the cloche, thank you so much for the video tutorial!! I love your mannerisms and quite enjoyed your budgie and comments too!! Thank you!
Hi Cathleen, at this stage there is still the webpage (the link to which is included above just below the video tutorial) which has the full written pattern.xox Louise
ps: thanks for your kind words!
Just wanted to offer my method for saving patterns. I'm so not a fan of downloading from the internet, unless it's a trusted site. Anyway, I am a HUGE fan of Microsoft OneNote. It's a notebook. If you have a microsoft account such as outlook or live, you can save your OneNote "notebook" in the OneDrive. Which is accessible from anywhere. I do the traditional copy and paste of the desired pattern if the website allows me to copy and paste. Then I open a new page in my crochet notebook and paste it. Give it the title and I always alphabetize it. Now if the website does not allow you to copy and paste, it may have a print button, which is just too cool. I click the print link and it opens up a print tab. There can change where I print it. Instead of my HP 4400 I select print to OneNote 2010. It will "think" about it and then my one note pops up with a small window requiring me to choose where to put it. I select current page, because I usually have a new page open with it titled and in it's position within my alphabetical list. I absolutely love not having to print it on paper or save every pdf to my computer. I can share it with my friends via sending them a link to my One Drive. If I'm away from home, I can sign into my email and access the notebook from there. So COOL and CONVENIENT!!! Jus' sayin'.
Thank You for all your work . The Video is great as well as the pattern. My hat turned out wonderful !!
Hi Louise, I have just finished my 2nd hat, they have turned out lovely. I was so pleased to find your written pattern and video, thank you so much.
Why thank you Shirley! I'm so glad to hear they've turned out so well!
Louise, I made the hat numerous times and every time they turned out fantastic! You did an awesome job figuing it out and I thank you very much.
Hi Louise,My name is Maryam and I would love to translate some of your patterns into the dutch language for my crochet team in the Netherlands. We crochet products wich we donate to helporganisations.Right now I direct people who are interested in the pattern to your site here but most of them don't read english, so maybe I could translate and send them back to you so you can post them on your site?