Let's start with the hats!
First up is a Minnie Mouse hat that I made for a sweet little girl turning two years old. The pattern came from one of my favorite crochet blogs, Repeat Crafter Me. I love how it uses buttons as polka dots!
Next, my friend, Pauline, asked me to make a beautiful hat (for her 5-year-old daughter) that was making the rounds on Facebook, but it turned out that the pattern was in Russian. So, I used this pattern for the actual hat, and by using Google Translate, I was able to figure out the flowers from the Russian pattern.
Sonia loved the hat so much that I made her one, too! And, then Pauline's co-worker asked if I might be able to make an adult-sized one, too! It turned out just as beautiful, I think.
When one of my new Texas friends heard that I crochet, she asked if I might be able to make her a slouchy hat. It turned out awesome and looked great on her, but you'll have to take my word for it because she didn't want her picture posted on the internet. I should have had Sonia take a picture of me wearing it! When the hat is just lying on a table, the brim rolls up and doesn't look all that great. But I would definitely make this Neely Slouchy Hat again! It is a fantastic pattern.
I also made two more Elsa hats and one more Anna hat....
I also crocheted two Spider-Man graph beanies (like the one I made for Cameron earlier this year)
This one is a bit bigger than the other one.... I hope both of them fit!
With no intended recipient in mind, I grabbed some pretty yarn (Red Heart Super Saver, "Tea Leaf" color) and gave the Crochet Seafarer's Cap a try.... I love this pattern so much!! The hat turned out a tiny bit snug on my head, so I'm going to have to go up a hook size if I make it for an adult. But how cool is the brim of this hat? It almost looks knitted! And it is very stretchy. I highly recommend giving this pattern a try.
I already have a red seafarer's cap about halfway done, and I know I'm making a few more hats before Christmas. Crocheting hats is so satisfying because they usually only take a few hours and can be done while chatting (unlike a lot of the afghan blocks I've hooked over the last few months!).
More blog posts to come!