Thursday, January 26, 2012

Stuff It

Do you create amigurumi?  Or do you ever make a hat that requires some pieces to be stuffed?

Well, I don't know about you, but I really dislike using the typical poly-fill in hats.  While it might work well in stuffed animals, when you make a hat or another piece of wearable crochet, you may find that after a few washes the stuffing starts to peak through the stitches.  No good!

Well, when you find yourself in this situation, a neat trick is to use left-over scraps of yarn to stuff your pieces.  I just did this to create a darling giraffe hat.

Don't worry about using matching yarn. Just any scraps you have laying around will work!
When you stuff your crochet pieces this way, it's less likely to make the stuffing start peaking through your stitches after being washed.  Now, what are you going to do with that big old bag of poly-fill you bought for all of those little pieces?

Ta-Da! No Poly-fill!

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