Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Week 27: Ahh! There's a giant crab on the loose!

It's coming closer....closer....closer!
Oh, thank goodness, it's not a giant crab, just an adorable little boy in an adorable little hat.
Squeaks and I went outside to play and got some really great pictures of this hat. Why haven't I done this before?
I love this hat! So simple, so clever. It really just involves a hat and a lot of strategically placed i-cords.  Yup, even the claws!
I had to make the eye "stalks" pretty stiff so they would stand up, but it worked out nicely.

Look at those baby blues. What a cutie.

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Take care!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Week 26: How could this hat not make your day?

Seriously. This is the CUTEST hat I have made in a while--it is in the top 5 for this year too!  Love, love, love it.

It has seriously sweet little wings, a comb, beak, and cutie-patootie little chicken legs that double as ties.

I like this set of photos because it makes Squeaks look like a Viking. Ooh, ooh! How cute would that be for a hat?

A couple of self-portraits. Oh, wait, did I remember to tell you I dyed my hair blue? Well, I did.

 One of his favorite toys--a gift from Francine's grandma.

Those legs just kill me!

Take care!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Week 25: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Dimple-cheeks Squeakerpants, that's who!  Yup, the hat for week 25 was a lovely little pineapple hat.

It's made using a cotton tweed yarn that I really like.  It's lightweight and pretty easy to work with. 
I created a sort of "modified" popcorn stitch so it would like like the pattern on a pineapple. The stitch is a little more open too, so it's a good summer hat. Nice and cool!

I have big plans for the next hat--it marks the halfway point! I can't believe I am working on my 26th hat! Okay, big plans may be a bit of an overstatement, really, it's just a hat that's been on my list for a long time that I just haven't done yet. I think "chicken hat" was on the list right after "penguin hat."  I think it will be super adorable. I have visions of a little comb, a beak, cute little wings, and of course, perfect chicken legs. I can't wait!

Take care,

Monday, July 4, 2011

Week 24: Baby you're a firework!

Whew. I was feeling a little bad about myself and my artistic skills since I hated last week's hat so much. I made up for it this week with an extra adorable Baby Firecracker Hat.
A perfect Independence Day hat. Or really, a hat for any day. I think fireworks are great year round!
I knitted this one using superwash merino wool. I know, you're thinking "Wool? In July?" It's so lovely though, it feels like it's cotton yarn; really light and kind of sproingy. I'm a little infatuated. It was great to work with. 
I made this hat in the pretty standard fashion, but with a "stalk" on the top that has three strands coming off it and pompoms on the ends. It's like a roman candle. 

I'm getting kind of lazy as I'm nearing the halfway point. No, I'm just trying to eliminate one of many sources of stress in my life. I've decided to only post the patterns for the super awesome hats on Etsy.  I have the patterns of all the hats I've made, but I'm just going to let them be available by request or through ravelry-- . So if you're interested in this pattern (or the hat itself!), just drop me a note!
Take care!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Week 23: Hmm. Not my favorite.

Well, I'm not really happy with last week's hat. It's a baby watch cap, which should have been a simple enough pattern. It started out as a baby baseball cap, but after a few rows it was clear that was not what it was turning into.
Squeaker of course looks cute in it, but the pictures hide the flaws pretty well.
For some reason it was really tight around the back of the hat and the brim had to be rolled up to look okay.
It was knit using a K2P6 pattern, so that it would have a cool "knobby" look to it. However, it looked way better once I turned it inside out.

I guess all the hats can't be winners!  I should be pleased with myself that I've had so many successes. Here are more cute pictures of the Squeaker!  He's getting so he can motor around well and is pulling himself up on everything!

Take care!