Monday, August 30, 2010

Hat 40!!!

Hooray for Hat 40!  Well, I have a bunch of Red Heart Baby Clouds Yarn in Orchid from a previous project I worked on a while back.  Thought it might look good in a simple hat.  It's a DC and the holes are bit large, but I still like it and hope someone might still wear it.   I want to start working on a few flowers again to add to some of the hats and this one will be one that I add a flower too.  Maybe a bright yellow or pink flower to add a little extra special to it.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hat 39!

Got back on the hat track and have been working hard. I had been worried that I wouldn't have 20 hats by December so spent a couple weeks crocheting my little heart out and now have 20 so I can relax and go back to making hats at my leisure.

Here is hat 39 made with twining some Caron simply soft in Denim wash and some fuzzy blue and yellow yarn together. The fuzzy yarn also has a little sparkle to it so it adds a little pizazz to the hat. Not too long ago I bought a few big buttons just for the fun of it and thought it might look kinda nice on this hat. Can't tell by the pictures, but the brim isn't all the way around, but just in the front so it's sort of like a cap. Whole thing done in double crochet, and since it's a bit thick since it's 2 yarns and one is slightly fuzzy, the holes shouldn't be too bad at all.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Comfort Shawl

I have been slacking most of the year on making hats. But I have been working on a few other projects. One of them was this comfort shawl I made for a friend that is going through a hard time lately. I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn and I think the color is painted desert, but not positive, I'll figure it out next time I'm at the store, though I do know that the fringe was done in the Barley homespun. The pattern was the Lion Brand Prayer Shawl / Healing Shawl free pattern (need to sign in) which uses a HDC stitch throughout. Though the pattern calls for 2 1/2 skeins, I used a few more (6?) than that since I wanted to make the shawl extra extra long so she could really wrap herself up in it. In the end I was very happy with the colors I chose and the overall look of it.