Of course I crochet something for Her Sweetness too.. and some of my first “creations” was this reflective dog vest that would do good when we have to walk near traffic. She is already the sweetest thing ever, so I think the super cute neon pink colour from Galaxy reflex yarn looks good on her and sure makes her more visible in daylight too. Everything to make her safer.
For myself I wanted to try crochet a messy bean in similar colours to match her, but not so “neon” – so I choose a milder and thinner wool mix yarn from Viking of Norway. Too keep it warm and wind resistant I lined it with some stretch fleece. It sure feels great to put up my long hair in a bun or pony tail while exercising…
Cross country skiing with my new messy bun beanie – nice to get the hair away from any zippers… and so awesome when the cold wind bites. The fleece lining handles cardio sweat real nice too.
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Made for you my sweetie…
Messy bun beanie of the wool mix reflex yarn Viking of Norway
Ribbed edge with surface crochet in white and pink, the rest is double crochet stitches
Careful with the needles there..
First time I do a lining.. not so complicated as I thought
I am really glad I fleece lined the beanie.. did good in the cold winds up here during winter..brr
Reflecting threads alrighty..
Pretty soon ready to use… the belly belt is also ribbed to be stretchable for Her Sweetness’s belly..
So, here it is, my first messy bun beany and my first try to make a ribbed edge for extra stretch, and some surface crochet decoration, awesome to keep long hair out of sight for outdoor workouts, but still warm
We are visible… here we are out for an evening walk testing if the blitz catches us ..it doez.. the reflex yarn are not supposed to replace an ordinary reflex, but rather compliment it…
Dog vest pattern: As usual I shoot from my hip to get it the way I want it, so I mostly did this time too.. sometimes it works, sometimes not perfect but still ok (yeah, you noticed my clumsy rounding off at the back of the vest to didn’t you) …however, to get started with some good tips and tricks for the dog vest I viewed this video tutorial on Youtube, but I skipped the front leg holes as my dog don’t need the vest to keep her warm with all that thick lovely fur – it would just make her too hot.
Messy bun beanie pattern: Take a look here if you need a video tutorial to help you get started on a simple crochet messy bun. I really love to crochet the ribbed edge as it makes the beanie more stretchy around the head. I also did my very first surface crochet to decorate the beanie a bit.
If you should have any questions about these crochet pieces you are of course welcome to ask, and I will try to answer you the best I can 🙂
Absolutely adorable isn’t she…