Chunky Crochet Brimmed Hat

Chunky Crochet Brimmed Hat

By: Jacey Hermann

Gauge – 4″ = 8 ½ DC, 5 ½ rows

Hook Size – US K 10.5 / 6.50 MM

Yarn – Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA – Super Bulky (6) 5 oz.

This pattern should use exactly 1 skein of the Lion Brand Super Bulky yarn, which makes for a quick and easy project! The brown one I crocheted in about 45 minutes from start to finish and wearing. I have not tried it yet with other types of yarn. If you are going to use a worsted weight yarn, I recommend doubling up. Continue reading


Changing things up a bit

When I originally started this blog it’s purpose was to be a place for Alex and I to talk about things that were running through our heads to each other. Some of our best conversations happen on road trips. The kids are pinned down, we have zero distractions in front of us and are finally able to just talk. So we thought we would try to replicate that on the web.

It didn’t happen. That’s ok. We all know what it’s like to start with a seemingly great idea and for it to never get up off the ground.

I decided to blog about a year after this was created. I’ve been enjoying it so much! No, I’m not an avid blogger, posting every day, every other day or even every week. But it’s been fun to get on here and share a little bit of my life now and then.

So all that being said, I have felt like for awhile now that I need a new name and probably domain name. I’ve tweaked the name a little for now because I felt like “Conversations between you and me” was just too bulky and meh. Things will probably change again. Once I nail my title down, I plan on changing the domain name as well.

For now, this is how it will be. I’m so terrible at coming up at names and titles for things! I don’t know why it’s so difficult for me.

One of those days

Some days I feel like a super mom. Other days I feel like a really terrible mom. Today I feel like a meh kind of mom. Or maybe blah. Though blah doesn’t quite fit, because to me blah means things just sort of blend together into a big bland mess of nothingness. But I definitely did some things today. The kids were fed at least three times today and I distinctly remember being the instigator for two of those times. Continue reading


It’s been awhile since I’ve scraped up enough time to blog. School seems to be getting the best of me. And if it isn’t school, it’s crocheting costumes, baby shower gifts or Christmas presents for friends and family! Three weeks left of this semester and then I’ll get a break.

This post isn’t going to be too wordy. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. This is the first time I have ever made costumes for the kids. They loved it. I felt like my fingers were going to fall off from crocheting so much. I was sewing up until 3o minutes before I had to be at Mason’s school for his Halloween parade! I think I used a combination of 6 different free patterns that I was able to find online to create these hats and mittens. Oy!

Tom and Jerry hat and "paws"

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