Deck the Halls with Ash & Elm Day 2- Tamar Pfeiffer
Hi sewing friends! Tamar here with a guest blog for Day 2 of the Ash and Elm Deck the Halls event. Who’s excited about this series of sew-alongs!?!?!?! I’m prepared to get so many gifts made with this event and maybe I’ll even win a sewing prize in the process. Total win-win! If you haven’t joined yet, check out the Ash and Elm sew-along group for all the deets! Sew-Along with Ash and Elm
Today’s sew along is the free Apple Tree Patterns Slouchy Beanie. This pattern is so much fun to make. It’s so quick and easy! I’m pretty sure it took me longer to thread my serger than it took to actually sew this one up! Ha ha!
I used Ash and Elm* french terry. It worked so well for this pattern. It is soft and warm and has just the right amount of stretch and body for a great beanie. My daughter totally approves. She literally didn’t take it off all day long. I had to pry it off her head before bedtime! Ha ha!
I made the child size for my 7 year old, and the fit is just perfect! It looks adorable either with the cuff rolled up or worn slouchy. My absolute favorite part about this pattern is that it includes a pattern to make the pom pom!!!! Seriously?! Do you know how much money I have spent on pom poms for hats!?!?!? I always thought I could probably make them, but I also thought it would be hard or it wouldn’t turn out as well as the ones you buy. Well, I thought wrong! Thank you Apple Tree Patterns for opening my eyes to the beauty of making your own faux fur pom poms!
This will definitely NOT be my last Apple Tree Patterns Slouchy Beanie! You should try making one. Warning. . . they can be addicting.
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