Monday, July 19, 2010

Chicken Hat

I'm almost done with my chicken hat. If I can figure out how to make it, I'll make more for my Carpe Bacon site.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Crocheted Top Hat Project

Last night I started crocheting a freeform hat, not yet sure what shape of hat I was aiming at. I started with a 2 color spiral in bright pink and olive green. Then I went to bed and let my brain work on it. When I got up this morning I made the spiral bigger and realized it would be the perfect flat top for a top hat. I can use the sides to show off the freeform medallions, and then make a brim. How fun!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Professor Sprout Hat

I'm so happy that I sold my witchy hat on Etsy a few days ago. The new owner has already recieved it. She is going to be Professor Sprout at some sort of Harry Potter party. How about that?

I decided to sell the hat because it was too small for me. But now I'll make another bigger one!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Purple and Black Slouch Cap

I'm whipping up a cute little purple variegated slouch hat right now. The border (band) will be black. I'm crocheting it during TV commercials. I wish I'd had it yesterday when I was sitting in the bleachers freezing my buns off at an SCA event. Just that morning I had taken my hat out of my purse thinking I wouldn't need it on a nice sunny day. But then a breeze came up and the grass was wet from yesterday's rain and brrrr it got chilly.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Plarn Equals Plastic Yarn

I just added a 'follow me' button. I never realized it didn't have one, but I guess I started this blog before blogger added that feature. That could explain why I never had any followers.

It began raining at 4 AM last night, so I was happy to have a hat to wear when I went to move my truck for the streetsweepers this morning. I want to make an official rain hat out of Plarn. I've been meaning to write a tutorial on that for a while now. Anything to keep those plastic bags out of the landfills. And plarn is free material in my world. Even with switching to tote bags when I shop I still wind up with a lot of plastic bags. And there are still baggers that put everything into plastic first, and then when I say,"Can you put it in the tote bags?", they put plastic bag, groceries and all into the tote bag.

I try to take my totes into every store, like the pet store or the gem fair. Anywhere they might otherwise give me plastic. But a lot of people still feel weird using tote bags anywhere but the grocery store.
I just keep a tote bag in my purse so I have it on hand when I need it.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Back and Forth Hat

I'm crocheting a slouch hat with bright rainbow yarn surrounded by black. It's not a spiral hat but rather one row is done in half double crochet, then the work is turned, and you go back the way you came. That's why I'm calling it a back and forth hat. It reminds me of stained glass and tie dye.