Easy Crochet Hat

The past month or so I have been on a forced internet fast. Well, not totally, but I spend maybe an hour every couple of days instead of a couple of hours everyday. As a result, my husband is a much happier guy and I spend more time with my kids (and not wishing I was asleep because I was on the computer all night). However, I have still been getting crafty, and whipping up stuff I pinned over the summer on Pinterest. I was trying to find something easy to make for stocking stuffers for my kiddos, and maybe some homemade gifts (if I can manage that many) so I tried my hand at this:
I found the pattern for the hat on Pinterest, but here is the direct link to her blog.

This one came from here, I just made the flower part of the headband

It came out awesome!! The only downside is that I attempted to make a slouchy hat (posted about it here) a while back, and with this coming out great I now know that one was all wrong...so I may try it again.
Here's my next project:

I'd like to put bigger flowers on my future hats, and this one should be about the size of my whole palm where the purple one is a little smaller.  Since I have started learning to crochet and I'm getting better at it I may take some time to come up with my own patterns for hats and flowers. If I do, I'll be sure to post them here :)

Happy Thursday, and here's to a crafty weekend!!

I am {blank} because...

I am {HAPPY}  because....

  • My awesome kiddos are healthy and happy, and adjusting well to Mama going to work
  • I am starting nursing school in January, it's been a long time coming!
  • making time to craft is not as difficult as I thought, and it justifies the time I spend on Pinterest
  • the money coming in is more than the money going out
  • my $2 avon matte nail polish has stayed on longer than any other brand I've used to date
  • at 10am dinner is cruising right along in the crock so I know there will be no fast food in my house tonight
  • the doc says I've lost 8lbs since starting my new job-even though I have been eating whatever I want lately
  • And this:

Maddie's 5th birthday outfit

Just thought I'd share a little, today is one of those days-in a good way. It's nice sometimes to just feel content where you are even if everything in life isn't what we consider perfect. Happy Friday!