I've been having way too much fun with hats lately. After my last post about hats, a friend of mine commissioned* a bunch of newborn and toddler hats. In trying to get sizes right, I ended up making a few more, but I figured that was fine, I'd just keep them for myself to give away. I have plenty of people I wanna make hats for anyway. But she loved them so much, she bought them all. My favorite is the pink one in front. Hence why it's in front. :) You can see that there are a coupla hats that are exactly the same except size.
I want to start making adult hats, too, so I started by making me one. Because, let's be honest, if I'm making all these hats, I certainly deserve one for myself. My first attempt was a ridiculous failure. It's still sitting in my crochet bag, mourning its sad existence. Next time I need that yarn I'm just going to rip it all out. It's that bad. But that's what I get for just trying to make it up. So I went and found a pattern and ended up finding this one. It's probably the hardest thing I've ever crocheted. Mostly because I couldn't figure out the pattern. (And looking at the comments, I wasn't alone.) But once I figured out the pattern, it got pretty easy. It's also super thick because the pattern on top is basically on top of a layer of hat underneath. Which, hopefully, will keep my ears nice and cozy warm all winter. (Note BJ in the background finally getting around to playing Zelda: Twilight Princess. I think he got it for his birthday. In March. He's just been so busy programming!)
And then tonight I finished another hat for Jeri (the friend who bought all the hats). Ok, it looks kind of funny laying down by itself, but the lighting on Photobooth was horrible and you couldn't see the pattern in the stitches or the color at all. Maybe when Jeri comes to get it I'll make her pose for a picture. Haha. I'm kind of proud of this one because I made up the pattern as I went. It's all based off other hats I've made with patterns, but I've never been able to convert into an adult hat. Today I had a brain wave and this is the result:
*If anyone else is interesting in purchasing a hat, I charge $10 for newborn, $12 for toddler and $15 for adult. (Except that fancy shmancy cream-colored one I'm charging $18 for because of the difficulty and because it uses about twice as much yarn.) I can customize colors.