Winter is finally gone. One last hat to show here. Since one tends to wear black or grey jackets/coats during the cold season since they go with everything else which makes them the easiest choice, you need brightly lored accessoires to make winter look less drab.
Green ensemble with a loop scarf in a simple popcorn stitch, hat crochet with a crochet bow (I am getting a bit tired of the flowers) and some black ribbon threaded through every second stich.
Last hat for a long time! Promised.
The hats keep on coming. Sorry about that but there are a lot of things going on right now and making hats relaxes me like nothing else (well, maybe making a scarf is also quite relaxing…) so please bear with me a bit longer. The situation will change, I promise!
This is a kid’s hat. Luckily my dolls have pretty small heads so I was able to take a decent picture.
So, who’s that guy? I am sure you recognize him.
I especially like the hair. It almost feels real. Bit creepy but cool at the same time. When you are looking for almost real hair, buy “Märchenwolle”. I took a batch and simply attached it to the hat with a couple of stitches.
Back to knitting! After a long while. Honestly, my arms started to hurt after a 3-hour stint of knitting on the couch. Due to all the crochet, other muscles seem to have been used. Ouch!
The hat is crochet. Made with beautiful yarn from Lamana. Single crochet , with a bit of hdc stitches for the rim. And of course with the flower, which I add to every hat I make (so far).
The scarf is knit, as already mentioned with a simple pearl-pattern (2 knit, 2 purl, alternate every two rows). It is a loop scarf, knit in the round.
Detail of the pattern:
The set is warm and comfy, non-scratchy. The only problem is that the yarn is a bit fuzzy and my black winter coat is covered in yellow fibres. It looks as if I had a fat ginger cat that likes to sleep on my coat!
Also, in the beginning my husband used to say in a whiney voice: “Maja, where are you?”, an hommage to the animated series “Die Biene Maja” and the male protagonist Willy. Ok, so I look like a bee. I am sure the queen bee of crochet in my household!
Those are partyhats for cats.
What? Yes, partyhats for cats.
A friend of mine specifically asked me for them. I used some cotton yarns I had lying around, with no specific pattern. I started from the rim and then went up, decreasing along till there were only a couple of stitches were left. The pompom consists of a couple of single stitches into the last stitch.
I added the long strings so my friends could were the hats as well since I knew that the cats might have served just as a shady argument to make those hats. And boy, I was so right! Another friend told me that the two girls wore the hats more often than the cats!
Phew, it is over. Well almost. One more day tomorrow then I can finally stop eating those big amounts of yummy food I am constantly offered. At least until New Years’s Eve.
Here is a hat I made for my mum. Made with soft Merino, 100%. The flower can be taken off and used as a brooch.
For my little sister I made a muffin and since she made ones with pink frosting a couple of times this year, I used pink yarn.
And a crochet bag for my mother-in-law. She somehow came across the black bag I made during summer through a Google search and asked me for it. This time the bag even features a magnet snap so it can be closed properly. Instead of forcing my sewing machine to deal with the thick bag, I hand-sewed the lining into the bag. Hope it stays there!
After making so much for other people during the past weeks, I am now knitting some things for me. Yeah, knitting! After I started knitting again after months of crochet, I got a sore shoulder. Muscle ache from knitting!
I would have loved to make more but the past weeks had been pretty hectic and I could not fit in more. Next year I will definitely plan and buy and make my gifts in September.
Only 6 weeks left and the project will be over!
Here is one more baby hat. It looks definitely weird without the baby. I wonder if it looks better ON the baby… My brother asked for it, for a friend. I really hope I get a good picture of the baby wearing it (Hello little brother!).
This morning was spent on building a lightbox since I am having a hard time with taking good-looking pictures due to lighting problems. Pictures of my awesome lightbox (big thanks again to husband for doing most of the building) will follow ASAP. Now I need to prepare for next Saturday, when I will sell my hats and other crochet items at a local hand-made market: Sewing my label to the hats, adding price tags, making some quick last projects. If you want to pay me a visit there (I would be delighted!), check on Facebook, I’ll post the details there.
Today was exciting for me. I got to do my first photo session with real people. Two friends of mine agreed to put on my hats and pose a bit for me. And all that for only coffee and cake afterwards!
My new hats remind me a bit of the 20ies, when bell-shaped, fitted hats were really chic. With thick yarn they look just gorgeous.
The weather was amazing, the models and my hats as well:
Aww, one more, they are so pretty:
There were even more hats. For a more complete overview, check out the entire album on Facebook. All of the hats are available in my little store.
I am really happy with the pictures. Plus I took the decision that I will now always try to put my products on real people, it just looks so much better than the white styrofoam heads.
I have been pretty busy with making hats the last couple of days. All in all I have made 10. All in different shapes, different patterns, different yarns. One prettier than the other. To see all of them, take a look on Facebook.
They are all available on Dawanda.
I made 5 hats from a thick Baby Alpaca Yarn. The structure of the yarn is beautiful.
I also made some grey ones. This particular one is made with yarn that is so soft that while crocheting I constantly felt like caressing a cute little bunny.
Finally my shop looks a bit fuller, plenty of colors to choose from. Every hat is unique since I still am not at ease with counting and following patterns.
So where is fall? It is way to warm outside! I want to wear my hats! And I want you to wear them too!
Last week I made an awesome scarf, today I can proudly present the matching hat:
Hope my grand-aunt likes it! I do and I ma very tempted to keep it. Though I have tons of yarn from MaLana in Cologne so a lot of new hats will be added to my little store within the next weeks.
Guess what? I made another baby hat! Honestly, really not my fault, it’s those people I know and they all get pregnant and have tons of babies. Babies that all need awesome hats. When sorting through my yarn stash I came across a lot of red cotton yarn. What else to make than a cute apple hat?
And when the baby gets to big for the hat, you could always use it as a toilet roll cover actually.
The hat was sent to England so I could not take a picture of the little girl wearing the hat. I should really get one of those babies myself so I can make them model the hats!