One of my family's favorite things every summer is the county fair. We look forward to it all summer long! You may have seen the photos from the fair that I shared on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We had fun entering crafts, baked goods, and vegetables from our garden. I wasn't able to be at the fair for very long this year, but I had fun participating while home-bound by entering craft projects. I didn't even have to take the items to the fair or pick them up. Will did all of that for me!
In June and July I kept my hands busy by making several different crocheted items to enter at the fair. Here are the crafts I entered and the ribbons they won. Don't be too impressed with the ribbons, though - there were only one or two entries in several of the categories. But it was fun for me anyway!
The pattern is available for free here.
I don't have a pattern for this one. This is a hat I have been making for a few years by looking at a newsgirl hat that Adelaide was given as a baby. I added the extra strap and buttons this time for a boy's hat.
Most of these patterns come from a book, but the pattern for the doily at the top left can be found here.
Medical ID Bracelet
I couldn't find a free pattern online that I liked, so I looked at several different pictures and made the hat up as I went along. I tried it on several times as I was making it to get the size and shape right. The hat is made with single crochet stitches in a spiral. The brim is made with single crochet stitches in rows.
This is a fun hat to wear! I can't wait for fall and winter so that I can wear this hat when I go out!
So that is what I did this summer to keep my hands busy. What have you been doing lately to keep your hands busy?