New Baby Yoda hat knitting pattern

I finally finished this adorable little Yoda hat for a friend’s little boy. There are a number of free patterns online, but I found I could pretty much turn any touque or beanie hat into a yoda hat by adding ears to it. The problem I had was finding a simple way to make ears. I combine the following 2…

Knitting a Yoda baby hat I am

Yes, Yoda hat knitting I am (update: you can see the final version here new-baby-yoda-hat I couldn’t find the exact pattern I wanted so I’m taking ideas from the free ones I found and making it my own. I’ll write out my version of the pattern once I work out the kinks – of which…

How to make a ring from a coin

This is the most amazing tutorial on how to make a ring from a quarter. It’s easy, but takes a lot of patience to hammer it into shape. The pay off is the look of awe from your friends when you show it off. Apparently, US quarters and dimes from 1964 and earlier are 90%…

V and Co: How to make a leather cuff from a belt

I love the look of leather bracelets and am lucky enough to live in a town with a Leathersmith who sells his leftover scraps. We discovered him a couple of years ago when we were creating Tuskan Raider costumes for a family/work trip to Comic-Con in San Diego (Read: I worked while husband and kids…