Before we begin, jump over for a visit with Ms. Frick and learn how to become a Ravelraiser! There are some pretty sweet prizes being offered just for supporting Ravelry! Go ahead, I'll wait.
Okay, back to our regularly scheduled blog post. I've gotten myself on a crochet binge again. I think I've been visiting Kinokuniya a bit too much.
Normally I only need to make one of any given project. My girls each have such different styles/preferences that we seldom have arguments about to whom a new FO should go to. This crochet hat was the exception. I made the yellow-green hat first and there was much dueling for ownership.
I quickly made another. Luckily crochet is a fast craft. At least there were no battles for color.
Reunited, they were able to return to the usual activities.
DD#2 continues to plaster pumps with newspaper. There has been much searching of sale racks for the perfect shoes. She's made three more pairs, one for each of her favorite music teachers. Headlines and images are carefully chosen for each individual. The pair that she is spraying here goes to her vocal teacher.
DD#1 busied herself examining signs of spring on the maple trees.
Pattern: From a Japanese Crochet book, ISBN #978-4-277-17207-3. It's the hat on the cover.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora
Hook: 3.5 mm for green hat, 4 mm for aqua hat
Mods: My yarn was much heavier than the yarn used in the pattern, so I did fewer increases. The pattern uses a crochet brim. I picked up stitches and knit a twisted rib to make the hat fit a bit snugger.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who have offered to test out my New Math. I haven't responded to anyone yet because I want to read through all of your notes carefully. A number of you have body types for which I am very curious to see how the formula works.