Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Star Hat

A soft hat in a star design that I made some time ago. I should make some to sell perhaps. This hat has a mind of it's own. But people seem to like it. I get a lot of compliments when I wear it. It's quirky like me.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Peggy's Hat

Here is a cool little hat I crocheted for my neighbor Peggy. It has a little ribbon drawstring in case she needs to adjust the size. Remember if you see a hat I've made that you like, I can always make a similar one for you and list it in my etsy shop at http://www.pigglewiggins.etsy.com/.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hat For a Friend

Last night and today I've been crocheting a hat for my friend Peggy. She lives across from me with a teenage son and two big dogs. Everyone is trying to save on heating costs so a hat really can help you keep the heater turned down more than up. I hope she likes it. I don't know her taste all that well. But I know I wear a hat indoors in my own home whenever I get too cold.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Two New Hats, Orange and Blue

I just finished knitting two hats. The blue one is going to a very special lady back east. The orange one will probably go into my Etsy shop. The orange one I did to bring a little color into a glum day. It reminds me of a creamsicle. It's extra thick with two strands of yarn on the crown. The ribbing is a single strand to make it nice and stretchy.

I've already started working on another hat in a spiral design. I hope I'm in the mood to knit tomorrow so I can finish it.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Other Two Hats

The gray one is Patron Classic wool and is crocheted. The striped one is acrylic yarn in pink and yellow and is knitted.
Today I found a purple hat I'm knitting as well and did a bit on that. It has to be transferred to smaller double pointed needles because this long circular needle isn't cooperating.

If you find you are fighting with your knitting see if you can change something. Sometimes its the needle size, sometimes you need a different kind of yarn, and sometimes you just need an afternoon nap.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trio of Hats

Last night I finished 3 hats. Here are photos of the camo hat. I haven't taken photos of the other two as it was dark last night (doh). But I'll go do it today when I have time. The rain has stopped and the lighting is decent.

Two of the hats are knitted. The other one is crocheted (the gray one). I love the rolled brim of the camo hat and started another one straight away. I'm trying to get as many hats as I can finished for a craft event in 2 weeks, but I don't want to injure my hands in the process. So when they start hurting I lay everything aside for a few hours.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chemo Caps Always Free

If you need one for you or a loved one, email me at Pigglewiggins (at) gmail.com. and let me know your favorite color. Also, do you prefer solids or stripes or anything goes. Make sure you tell me if it's for a child, teen, or adult so I get the size right. And I'll need a complete address to send it to.

And if any of you are in the Anaheim area I also accept donations of yarn and knitting and crocheting supplies, as long as they are from a smoke free environment. That way I can keep the caps coming, and you can get your closet cleaned out of all the yarn Aunt Martha left you. And if you could never figure out that new fangled knitting loom, I'll be happy to have those available too. That way I can put the local teens to work making hats as well.

My mother passed away from lung cancer so this is the least I can do in her memory.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Camo Tam

I love this camo yarn my boyfriend just got me. Ater I finish this tam to sell at an archery event, I want to make a slouch cap out of the same yarn to wear camping this winter. This yarn also comes in solid colors and is 100% wool by Patons.

Repost From My Crochet Blog RE: Slouch Hats

Right now I'm getting ready to make some slouch hats. Once I visualized in my mind that the shape is the same as a snood, only with a solid fabric instead of a netted one, I realized how easy it will be to make some. It's pretty much the same thing as a bag cap we wore at the Renaissance Faires. Some of the slouch cap patterns I googled up yesterday aren't really baggy at all and look just like beanies. I think they missed the point.

One pattern I read said that these 'slouch hats' would only be in style a few months so make them super big out of wool, so when the trend passes you can shrink them down and felt them to be a normal hat. Evidentally she doesn't know her hat history because this classic style has been around for centuries. When Pete Seeger wore one to the Obama Inaguration, I seriously doubt he was trying to be trendy. Ah well, that's fashionistas for you.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Silly Hat Knitting

Awhile back I knit this silly spiral hat. I never wear it much because where am I going to wear it, especially in S. California.
silly hat2
But now that I'm doing Silly Sunday Self Portraits I'll get to wear all my goofy hats. Yay hats!

silly hat4

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Crocheting More Tams

My friend and fellow archer liked the hat I crocheted him so much that he wants some more. I'll probably make 5 and that way he'll have a selection to choose from. The rest will go in my Etsy shop. People keep telling me to make colors that men will wear, so that's what I'm doing. Grays, browns, tans, forest greens, dark blues. I hear you and I shall comply.