Happy Valentine’s day! Are you crocheting hearts today, or crocheting for someone who holds your heart? I am doing the latter. My five year old, who never tires of receiving new things, requested that I make her a hat. I told her that I’d be happy to make her a hat and suggested she go “shopping” in my yarn stash. She pulled out a variety of pinks, purples, blues, in every fiber from wool to velvet to metallic yarn. Naturally, like a good mom, I tried to oblige her (all while trying out some new design ideas).
“Mothers are all slightly insane.” J.D. Salinger
I started the hat using the multi-color for the top part. I came up with my own pattern to put some texture into the cap; the pattern increased well, but the multi-color did not show the texture at all. This hat was frogged.
My second attempt was a bit more successful, but not quite. I chose a solid color pink. I used the same pattern as the first, and although you could see the texture a little better, it still wasn’t great. I decided to slip stitch around the top with some of the other yarns to bring out some of the stitches. This turned out kind of cool, but I still wasn’t wild about the baby pink. For the main part of the hat I wanted to piece different granny squares. After making a few, I decided to frog this too. The baby pink just didn’t speak to me (especially when I think of my daughter).
“Behind ever great kid is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it up.” Anonymous
My last and final shot at a hat for Little C (and let’s face it, how picky can she be? ) I bought a skein of long-stranded multi-color. Yes, I finally gave into the Caron Cake sale. I started this last night, you’ll have to wait for the results!
What are you working on? I am in need of inspiration, so please share ideas! Hope everyone has a fun Valentine’s Day, and Happy Crocheting!