Monday, December 7, 2009

A hat!

So, I have been really busy lately. Of course I am a boring stay at home mommy, so my version of busy and your version of busy are probably not the same. I am usually "busy" when I create projects for myself - like painting a room or baking cookies or going to the Aquarium. Last week I was chatting with a friend via email. We were talking about her awesome new knitting skills. She recently made a hat! I was jealous of her skills, so I decided to try my hand at making a hat too.

For those of you who don't know, I taught myself how to crochet about 3 years ago. I chronicled the process on my blog. For evidence go here and here and here. I am really good at crocheting baby blankets and scarves. Everything else is a challenge. I tried making a hat a few years ago, and I failed miserably. Fast forward to Friday. I found an adorable pattern for a hat and decided to try again. For the first hour, I kept screwing up and unraveling my creations. But then something clicked in my brain. Suddenly the pattern made sense, and I started making progress on my very first crocheted hat!

The pattern I had was for a newborn, so I decided to add a few stitches to the pattern so that the hat would fit my kids' ginormous heads. This plan did not work out very well, because the end product was a huge ( I mean HUGE) hat. It was even too big for my head. I guess I got carried away with adding extra stitches.

Determined to make a presentable hat, I started over. And this time, I came out victorious! It is a little misshaped in the back, but I am still super proud of my hat...

16 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh porgie looks adorable and I love the hat! Way to go. Plus we love the scarf you crocheted Max!!

Jenny said...

That looks great! Do they have the patterns at any craft store? I think this stay at home/part time personal trainer might give it a go.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Very cool! I just learned to knit and so far I've only mastered knitting -- not purling -- so I'm making lots and lots of scarves....

Catizhere said...

Very NICE!! I am (sort-of) glad that the weather is getting colder because now I can wear my awesome made-by-YOU scarf!

Mama Kalila said...

Cute!

And being a SAHM myself I understand... We may not be busy in the same ways a working mom is, but it still gets crazy busy around here. I wish I could crochet again... I started trying to work on a wool diaper cover & having a hard time w/ it... don't want to pick up reg yarn until I'm done though. At the rate I'm going that'll be awhile lol

Just Jiff said...

LOVE IT! You did an amazing job!!

I want to learn to knit.

And I don't care what you say... being a SAHM is a busy, tiring job. I work outside the home and can still appreciate SAHMs.

I want to learn to knit and crochet. I'm starting sewing again soon.

amanda said...

whooo hooo!! look at you friend!! (and porgie - serious cuteness)!!

maybe when we finally meet in real life we can have an old lady playdate - you crochet and i knit :)

Jeninacide said...

That is so cool! good work!!

Carrie said...

Super Cute! You get a gold star for stickin-to-it!

Clare said...

so very cute!! i love it! i am missing doing crafts, need to get back into it now that we are settled!

Eva said...

Everybody needs project. :) Nice hat!

Chris said...

That's way cool! Nice job.

Missy S said...

I am so jealous of your mad crocheting skills! That hat is adorable.

Mary said...

It's cute! All I can crochet is a scarf (and a misshapen one at that).

Nellie said...

adorable! great job!!

dani said...

impressed, MUCH!!!
porgie looks so cute in your creation, c:)
love,
dani