Sunday, April 08, 2007

40 Hats for Lent

There ya go. Forty hats. I need to do some major end-weaving, as you can see. I wasn't in the mood to deal with it. I never am.

As far as I can tell, there are 40 unique designs there as well. Many thanks to Bev Qualheim of Bev's Country Cottage, whose Hats! Hats! Hats! pattern provided my jumping-off point. (From that pattern I used a 10-dc foundation round, an H hook, and the finished length, but nothing else, so I am honestly comfortable claiming the finished projects as mine.) 300 Crochet Stitches, the book, also proved to be an invaluable resource, but easily half of the stitch patterns came from my own head, and most of the ones I got from the book were heavily modified to work in the round with the number of stitches I had to work with. So again, I am comfortable calling all of these designs my own.

I only wish I had thought to make a note of what stitch pattern I was using on each hat. I thought, foolishly, that I would be able to just look at the hat afterwards & tell what I had done. By and large, not true.

Most of the hats were done from stash yarn, but I did buy some new yarn. Most of them are done with Caron Simply Soft. One was made with my Knifty Knitter loom.

I've also made a slideshow:

Not my favorite slideshow of all time, but it works. Or should; I can't actually see it in the composition screen.

Fair warning: upon seeing how poorly I've been doing at updating this, I am working on a retooling of the blog. I am going to expand its contents beyond crochet a bit, though that will still be the central focus of the blog.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

I love them! What a great service project.