crocheted hats

November 18th, 2009

I wasn’t kidding when I said I wanted to make every project in the Kid’s Crochet book. And here are 2 more. This little pointy number is pretty fantastic. The super cuteness doesn’t really come across in the photos, not that I didn’t try–my children will. not. be. still! As with all the projects in the book, this hat went very fast and I didn’t have one bit of trouble with it (here are the specs). My daughter picked out the variegated yarn (she called it rainbow yarn) from Joann’s and I wanted to try to get another hat out of it, so I added some stripes.

To mark the back of the hat, I embroidered her name on some wool felt and stitched it in. She picked out the orange thread and damn if that child doesn’t just have some amazing, if sometimes crazy, color sense. What four year old picks out taupe yarn anyway? But she did and it’s beautiful. While we were at the store we got some yarn for a cardigan I want to crochet for her. Stupidly I didn’t bring the pattern and we ended up buying the wrong size yarn, but she chose three gorgeous colors: a purpley raspberry, a magenta and a taupe-y brown. I never would have thought that’s what she would pick.

The skull cap (a variation of the same pattern) went even faster than the first hat. I did run out of yarn, so I added larger stripes of the yarn leftover from his scarf, but the wool at the bottom is curling. I haven’t blocked it, but how do you block a hat? On your head?

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13 Responses to crocheted hats

  1. deb says:

    You inspired me Meg. I actually took my crochet books to bed last night to read and I’m going to start, I’m thinking a teddy bear scarf – the teddy won’t complain and it’s little so instant gratification. See your influences reaches to the far corner of the globe!! Hugs deb xx

  2. Jennifer says:

    It looks great! Great colour choice.

  3. leslie says:

    that truly is adorable!

  4. How sweet!

    Um, I dunno. Maybe you block it flat with something between the two layers?

  5. amanda says:

    try to block it on a ball!

  6. samlamb says:

    great hats!

    choosing taupe is fantastic. we’re still in an all-pink choosing world for yarn in my house. sigh.

  7. Michele C says:

    Great hat. I picked up the book at the library over the weekend after reading your previous post. Good reviews.

  8. Mom says:

    you can only block the hat on the head if it’s a blockhead. go figure.

  9. Hashi says:

    Like mother, like daughter … your little one is an artist!

  10. CitricSugar says:

    Great results! If you had one of those styrofoam heads for wigs, that would make blocking fairly easy BUT what if find helps with curling and what not is to steam it, put it on your head while it’s still a little bit damp and then let it dry on your head. (Inside of course)

  11. AJ says:

    adorable and I must make it.

  12. Anne Marie says:

    Love the pointed top, the ear flaps. So cute :-)

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