Friday, January 15, 2016

This Week's Crafting

In addition to decluttering and organizing, here's what I've been working on this week.  I have been crocheting these baby hats.  The blue ones were a request from my daughter in law for her very pregnant cousin.  Its hard to make these in the right size without a baby head to try them on!  So I made the blue one in a newborn size and a 3 to 6 month size. 

The pink one is for the baby girl expected by my step-daughter.  I am going to crochet a white flower to go on the side of it.  Maybe I can show the final hat next week.

I have struggled so much while teaching myself how to make these hats.  I first started trying to learn about three years ago.  I made some rejects and low quality hats along the way.  Especially the first few!  But, I've finally got a feel for how to make them and I'm ready to branch out with more designs.   The internet is such a help.  Without it, I probably would never have figured it out.

I'm enjoying working on these hats while watching tv with my hubby.  I think one good thing about them is that I get a sense of accomplishment with fast gratification, since I can finish a hat in a couple of days, even though I only have a little bit of time to work on them.


Terri said...

They are adorable! Good job, Debbie.

Rhonda said...

Yours are sweet! Babies have different size heads too, I know it's tricky.
My mom crocheted 7 different caps for the 7 great grands for Christmas. They were all different and made from her yarn stash. The caps were a huge hit with the children and their parents

Jacque said...

The hats are really cute. I especially love the pink with the edging. I'm sure the babies will get lots of use from the hats.

Auntie M said...

Impressive, Debbie.

Little Penpen said...

Your hats are adorable! I've seen lots of pretty crochet patterns for hats, but I don't know how to crochet. :( I bought my MIL a book about vintage crochet projects for Christmas. I told her that I would be happy to have ANY project in the

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