quick afternoon

The to-do list started to grow as we approach the weekend. One of the to-do items is making a hat for my aunt, who wanted a gift for her friend’s newborn baby. She requested it after seeing this on a Zeller’s flyer.

It’s a knit hat, and I don’t have much time before delivering it to her this weekend, so I was looking for a crochet pattern – because it would be much quicker for me to crochet than to knit, and because I’m not familiar with infant head-sizes.

Initially I was just searching on Ravelry for a plain infant hat pattern, but then I came across this pattern on Stitch Tac Sew (website no longer available :( when checked again in July 2012) that looks exactly like the knit hat on the flyer, except it’s crochet! :D It’s free (score!) and involves using a large hook (double-score!)! I’ve been looking for projects to put my 16mm hook to good use.

I crocheted with 4 strands of yarn held together, mainly the bulky, woolly sort. My aunt suggested using pink and white. The hat only took 5 rows to complete. I was also delighted to see a tutorial on how to make pompoms without a pompom maker on the same blog, because I don’t have a pompom maker.

And so, here’s the hat! :D


I like the yarn combination, it reminds me of strawberries and cream.

And I hope the small person who is receiving this hat will like it too.

So with this project and laundry and the finishing-up of another piece of artwork that’s been hibernating for weeks, the afternoon went by quickly. I will now go make supper. Thank you for visiting, and have a great evening!

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