Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hat 94

For Hat 94 I had a ball of this chunky wool yarn.  I loved the colors so used the whole thing for the hat and just added a brim with some black yarn.  All done in HDC yarn.  The colors are much nicer than the picture can portray. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Cocoon

Here is my version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby cocoon and hat! 

I have a friend who is about to give birth in the next couple weeks or so.  I've been working on this for a while but mostly putting it off since I thought I had lots of time left.  I saw her recently and she's ready to go any moment now so had to rush to finish this project.

There are a couple patterns online, but I mostly free-styled it since I wasn't completely happy with any of the patterns. I was thinking about using homestyle yarn but couldn't find a color that I really liked, so instead used Caron Simply soft for the whole thing.  The cocoon is done all in a HDC stitch with 2 strands of the Simply soft yarn.  I would keep the main green and just switch out the 2nd strand for yellow, black or olive. 

I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hat 93

I think this hat is made with Lion Brand Alpine Wool yarn.  I had an skein lying around from a previous project.  Since it's such a nice yarn, I wanted to have it stand alone.  Hat done in a HDC stitch.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Hat 92

Hat 92 is me trying to use up some weird green yarn I had.  It's almost like shoelaces but a bit softer.  Paired it with a Caron Simply Soft black yarn to make a simple beanie type hat.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hat 91

Hat 91 is a simple hat made with Lion Brand's Vanna's Choice yarn in Denim Mist.  Even though it's simple, I really like this hat, though looking at it now, I think I will add a couple flowers before I sent it out to add a little extra color.