So I've been working on all of these hats for a friend, but in between I made a little family of hats for my husband, my daughter and me. They are super awesome, and perfect for the spring and summer months. Done in cotton yarn, I crocheted them pretty quickly. I like the way that cotton crochets up; it's nice and easy to grab with the hook, and it makes a really nice looking hat. I also worked up a really cute flower for my daughter's hat and added a button from my grandmother's button box.
I made my hat a bit big, so I may redo it, but right now it's perfect to cover my hair that is quickly thinning from Chemo. I put some more button box finds on mine, and I like the way they look on the yellow hat.
My husband's favorite color is orange, so when I went to the yarn clearance at Michael's and found Sugar and Cream yarn for 75 cents a ball, I scooped up a bright orange one for his hat. I am still searching for a vintage Harley Davidson button or patch for his hat, but I'll find one at some point.
I decided to enter my lovely hats into the Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Design Challenge over on www.lilblueboo.com. I'm not sure if it fits all the qualifications, as there isn't a whole lot going on, but I feel my embellishments are creative. I love making the little flowers, they are so fun to crochet and work up in as little as a few minutes. So here we are in all our glory, looking out over the field in front of our house.
And here is the collage of all the hats that I am submitting to the contest.
I can't wait to see all the other entries. And check out her blog too! She makes the most amazing clothes for kids. I have some of her patterns that I can't wait to make for my little girl this summer.
Well, off to catch the little one, she has crawled off somewhere again.