Monday, 17 February 2014

The cupcake hat

Hello, I'm just popping over here to show you a super quick hat I made (2 days start to finish) and the reason behind me making it.

First things first, the pattern, I searched ravelry on Saturday to find a "novelty hat" pattern for this particular project, and settled on a cupcake hat.

The ravlery pattern redirected me to Crochet Geek's blog here.

I found the written pattern quite difficult to follow, however the video was quite clear (though perhaps not for beginners?).

Having (finally) taught myself how to hold my yarn "properly" (as I like to call it.. as opposed to my weird throwing method, which I will try not to return to) I found crocheting this hat to be much more comfortable and faster than anything I've crocheted before (yay!)

I haven't yet had a chance to take some proper blog photos for this project, as it is literally straight off my hook, so I apologise if you follow me on instagram as you will already have seen these pictures, but I just had the urge to write here.

This hat is for one of my mum's friends.

Her friend, like her, is undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the moment, and as a result has suffered from hair loss. As I understand it, she is using hats to cover her head, and is wearing a different hat every day. She wears them once, and then will sell them on for charity. So I thought I would contribute, and I seem to be seeing a theme with her photos on facebook... novelty hats!

This hat will be making its way to her, via my mum, very soon!

Monday, 3 February 2014

New socks!

I finished my first pair of socks!

I finished them Friday night, and then wore them all day Saturday. I have since decided that they should probably be inside socks (for keeping my feet warm in the evenings) as my feet got so warm wearing them all day.

I am pretty happy with these, but I'm looking forward to making some with a lighter weight yarn.
Speaking of which, I have ordered a beautiful new yarn (and the needles suitable for it) from Deramores.

I picked Red Heart Sports Sock Colour, in Funny Red.

I'll show you a pretty picture when it arrives, but it is a lovely variegated yarn with red, yellow and blue running through it!