This is an amazing hat!
I had a request for this style of hat, & found the free pattern by Abnormal Crocheter. I found the pattern not exactly well written and the hat was frustrating to make. I also didn’t have the “right” yarn to make the project awesome. Enter in Red Heart’s Ombre yarn in violet. Winner winner chicken dinner!!
I purchased a different octopus hat pattern from The Twisted Hatter, and while expensive turned out to be the better pattern by far.
I really like how the lime contrasts with the purples!
What do you think?
Buy one for yourself or see my project page.
My teen has taken a big step & created a Gay Straight Alliance in their high school! It’s been an interesting but rewarding experience. They have a small club, & are working towards creating an atmosphere of acceptance and allies in the high school.
Towards that end I thought I would design some hats in the theme of the Pride Flags!
My teen wears their Gender Fluid Slouch often, so I am pretty happy about that. 🙂
I have the hats listed in my Etsy shop, & the patterns in Ravelry for you to buy and create your own. Available as an e-book or individual patterns.
We have a pair of squirrels living nearby.
They snack at the bird feeders, & I give them some hazelnuts I collected a couple of years ago.
All the animals find them interesting. Especially Scout!! Here is Silverstone-bebe-kitten looking at the cutie squirrel eating hazelnuts.
I got a custom order for crocheted grenades! They wanted them to be close to a real grenade used by the Canadian Armed Forces. I found a pattern that worked fairly well. I didn’t have a real grenade to compare closely to, so the crocheted version is a bit bigger than what they should be. I think I would have to drop a round of increasing & keep the same hook size, or drop down to a 3mm or 2.5mm hook & work up the pattern as written.
The customer is happy & likely going to order more. There must be fun to be had throwing a “grenade” at a co-worker on base. Hahaha??