Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's good to be back... projects that have nothing to do with holidays, that is. Here's a little hat I just made. It's supposed to have a stiffer brim but I like it like this. It was also supposed to be adult sized. I really do need to figure out that whole 'gauge' thing. But it will be cute for a little kid. It's basically just a beret with a bill on it. If it make it again, though, I'm going to add a second string of yarn when I make the bill so it is twice as thick and therefore stands better.

Yesterday I used some of the Barnes & Noble gift card Mike gave me for Christmas and got myself two new magazines--one crochet and one knit. Most of the knit stuff is way beyond me, but there are techniques in it that I'm practicing. I see lots of stuff in the crochet magazine I want to make.

I'm hoping to actually crochet and finish some kind of structured garment, probably a sweater, for myself this year. I've tried this before and failed, but I think I know what I did wrong. We'll see how that goes.


  1. Glad to see your post. That hat is adorable. It would make a great gift. Put it in a box for Christmas gifts and you can mark one off your list. lol

    I have trouble with getting the right guage sometimes also. I usually make a small swatch to figure out if I need to use a larger or smaller needle. Could I ask where you got the pattern for that hat? I'd love to make one for myself.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    What a cute hat!