How many bags can you make out of two skeins of yarn? Well, that depends on the size. I got four out of these ones. The yarn used was Red Heart Super Saver yarn and colors were Coffee and Pink Camo.
The biggest bag is about 9" by 12". The second is about 6" x 6", the third about 4" by 4", and the littlest one is about 3" by 2" and has a little bitty zipper for opening and closing.
I figured out an easy way to do handles. First I make the handle and then simply crochet in a round, attaching the bag to the handles with single crochet. It is a little tricky to get both sides exactly the same size and care has to be taken not to twist the chain; but it is much easier, at least for me, than adding the handle afterward. I crochet the bag from the top first and work downward. When the bag is finished, I turn it inside out and close the bottom of it by doing a row of single crochet through both sides of the bottom of the bag. Then I turn it right side out and push out the corners to get the bottom of the bag into the right shape.
The picture below shows the three bigger ones, one on top of the other.
Fall Leaves Slouch Hat
The other day I happened to see the pattern from Moogly for this hat in a link. From the place that shared the link, I understood that the hat was a good one for beginners to make. :-) Well, it wasn't a beginner pattern. It says "intermediate" in the pattern description. I'm not good at reading patterns, so it took me a while to figure it out. Once I figured it out, it really was pretty simple and worked up quickly and easily. Here is a link so you can make one yourself. They're fun and fast and pretty.
The picture on Moogly's site is much nicer than mine. :-)
Also gave this Ridged Crochet Hat a try. This is a Red Heart pattern. Although labeled "Intermediate," this one really is easy. It works up fast, doesn't use much yarn at all, and is so soft and squishy and cozy and warm.