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Monday, November 15, 2010

More Hats!

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!)

Front:

Top: 

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.

7 comments:

MegRuth said...

So cute! Great work Tianna! If it was cold enough I would totally get one of the cream ones. Are you going to sell them on etsy?

Josh + Jul said...

Great hats! They look so perfect. (And I'm SO glad BJ is FINALLY playing Twilight Princess. Hopefully he beats it before Skyward Sword comes out!)

Carly said...

I am seriously impressed. Crocheting is in the realm of creativity that I do not participate in, so I am doubly impressed. I love the one you make for yourself!

Anonymous said...

i stumbled upon this blog and i'm glad i did! i'm a knitter, and i never ever use patterns for hats unless its very specific! love those hats!

Amy said...

Great looking hats. I would love to know where you got the patterns. I've been working on a few myself. I love crocheting cause I can finish them faster. I've got one on the knitting needles and am so impatient cause I started it the same time I started a crocheted one. The crocheted one got done in a day. Here's hoping I finish it this week cause it's a Christmas one.

Tianna said...

Amy, I found all of them at Ravelry.com. Greatest knitting/crocheting site ever. Seriously. Careful signing up; you might get addicted. But you can search, then sort your findings by knit/crochet, free or not, picture or not, etc. It's really fantastic.

Amy said...

Tianna,

Thanks. I'm actually signed up with them so I'll go looking at hat's specifically this time.