Thursday, December 2, 2010
Boy's Hat and Scarf Set
I've finished up Boy's hat and scarf for Christmas. The hat took a bit longer than I expected, but I love the way it turned out. (Many thanks to my extremely patient pumpkin model who did not squirm, fidget, or complain even once!)
I found this pattern in Crocheted Gifts by Kim Werker. I absolutely love this book and have made several things from it. This hat is made with 100% cotton worsted weight yarn from Universal Yarn Inc. in brown. Aside from using a worsted weight instead of a sport weight, I followed the pattern to a tee. Check this out:
I love it!!!! It looks like it might be tricky, but it's really very simple. Clever. Boxy. Hat Squared - that's it's name. It's really sized for a man's head, but I figured that way, Boy will just grow into it and be able to wear it as long as it lasts. He has a rather large head anyway for a 6 year old.
I did not really follow a pattern for the scarf.
It's really just a series of small shells [sc ch 2 sc] - 7 in a row - with a hdc at the end. I used all 100% cotton worsted weight yarn for this as well - brown and beige from Universal Yarn Inc. and envy heather (green) from Simply Cotton (which, by the way, uses organic cotton). I started out doing stripes whenever the spirit moved me, and then ended up with this as a finished product. The scarf is about 4 feet long and somewhere around 5 inches wide - perfect for a small boy.
So, I've finished Sweetpea's and Boy's. I've finished with Munch's hat and started her scarf last night. I really need to stop crocheting at a reasonable hour and get my rear to bed. I don't do well with not enough sleep, so although I am enjoying working on these gifts for my kids, I really need to sleep so that during the day i can enjoy them as well.
What are you working on for Christmas?!