All Winter and No Crafts Makes Emily a Grouchy Girl

Mickey Mouse crochet hat

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Time commitment: 9 episodes of Parks & Rec… Wait what? Uhh, I mean 3 hours…
Cost: $9
Ease of activity: 8/10 – with some previous crocheting experience, this is an intermediate pattern
“Re-Pin” Worthiness: 9/10

If you’re in Minnesota, polar vortex has hit us an upwards of 30 times this season already. If you’re anywhere south of the Mason Dixon line, you can just be quiet. We don’t want to hear about your frigid 35 degree weather.

While I was shaking my fist at Punxsutawney Phil for seeing his shadow this weekend, I was also inwardly giddy at six more weeks of wintry Saturday afternoons. Cold weekends in Minnesota were made for the crafty among us.

The warm indoors gives me an excuse to stay inside, binge on Netflix, and take out my crochet hooks.IMG_20140205_205620_438

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. “Oh, she’s one of those hipster girls who are trying to bring back activities that my grandma does.”

And to that, I can only say, “Yes, yes I am.”

While I’m not a hipster per say, I do think that I’m prepared for perpetual singleness with my cat, crocheting, and electric blanket. But seriously, crocheting and knitting are fun, easy to learn, and rewarding in the end.

This particular hat is something that I thought would be a lot harder than it actually was. The pattern was quick, free, and easy to follow.

IMG_20140202_152632_130I’m very excited about this hat because my older sister has loved Mickey Mouse ever since she was born, and is now pregnant with her fourth child. This hat fits at 3-6 months old, and will fit just in time for my new niece or nephew’s first Minnesota winter.

Take away: Learn a new skill or pick up a new hobby to pass the time during next few weeks of winter. Pinterest has great connections for beginner crafters for dozens of DIY projects.

Stay warm my friends. Yes, even you southern folk.

Do you have any projects you like to do on winter afternoons?

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3 thoughts on “All Winter and No Crafts Makes Emily a Grouchy Girl

  1. kirkistan says:

    You make crochet sound fun. Hipster.

  2. […] 5. Saturday afternoons in winter were created for yarn projects. […]

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