More often that not, my kids do not enjoy cleaning up their toys (shocking, I know). But I have found that turning it into a game will win over even the crankiest toddler. One of our favorite games is pretending that toy bags/containers are hungry monsters. A fine tradition inherited from my father, who was the master of the toy monster game. When the bag for our magnet blocks got completely destroyed, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to take the toy monster game to a new level with a lovable yet hungry crocheted monster. So this pattern is basically a crochet project AND a parenting hack, all in one. Score.
Summer is in full swing, and in the US that means county fair season. I've always wanted to enter a county fair and last year I finally did it. It was a fun experience overall and everything I entered ended up with a ribbon, which was neat (although I still have zero clue what to do with said ribbons). So why not do it again? This year our local fair has a special crochet category for an item inspired by a vintage style. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to try my hand at crocheting a cloche hat. The hat is fairly simple looking, so it probably won't be a ribbon contender. But I don't really mind because it's an excuse to make the cloche hat I've always secretly wanted.
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