Baby Hat

If the Big Bow Hat is not your style, and you prefer a more subtle flair, check out this adorable baby bow hat.

I began with a free pattern I found online here. This cute hat used a little bit of contrasting yarn to create a huge wow factor.  The bow was super easy to make, but a little plain compared to the Big Bow Hat.

If I were to knit this again, I think I would merge the two hats together and create a small bow in the style of the large one.

Happy Knitting!

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AHG Badge Help – Horsemanship #9

Every American Heritage Girl I have met seems drawn to the Horsemanship Merit Badge.

Many years ago, when my daughter earned this badge, the instructor used sticky notes to teach the parts of a horse.

Recently my Tenderheart unit attended a multi-troop event to a local horse farm.  However, the instructor missed a few requirements.  Thankfully we were able to finish them up at a meeting.

Since I did not have access to a live horse, I made do with a piece of poster board.

NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.


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Big Bow Hat

Every little girl needs a bow in her hair. So on winter months when it’s cold outside, why not put the bow on her hat.

Today’s hat was designed by Casey.  The free pattern can be found on her blog here.

The best thing about the newborn hats I’ve been knitting lately is they use very little yarn. I have been able to use up my drawer full of little bits of yarn.

Happy Knitting

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AHG Oath Twister

This semester we had several new Tenderhearts join our troop.  So I set out to complete their Joining Award.  To help them learn the AHG Oath, we played AHG Oath Twister. Continue reading

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Football Hat

Today’s knitting project is a football inspired hat for a little boy.  With a family of girls, I don’t often get to knit for boys, but I have had my eye on this pattern for a while.  With a small amount of yarn, this hat knitted up super quick. Continue reading

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You’re the Apple of My Eye

I mentioned last week that I was working on a set of baby hats that are going to be donated to a local crisis pregnancy center.  Even though the weather is getting warmer (at least in my part of the world), I hope they will be enjoyed by a precious little one when fall arrives in a few months.

For my first hat, I began with a free pattern by Iryna B.(here). Using worsted weight yarn, this tiny hat knitted up quickly.  A tiny amount of brown and green from my left-over bits of yarn added the perfect finishing touches.

I did opt to crochet the leaf on top. I began with a YouTube video (here).  The instructions have you crochet both sides of your original chain. However, I was pleased with the look and stopped half-way through.  This created the size leaf I needed.

Happy Knitting!

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AHG Badge Help – Space Exploration #5

After one of my amazing Patriots built a scale model of the planets, I was motivated to finish the Space Exploration badge with my unit.

While I do create many of my own activities, sometimes there is no need to re-invent the wheel. Thanks to the internet, someone did the work for me.

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