I’ve been crocheting up a storm lately. The last time I crocheted something besides this headband which kinda sorta doesn’t really count is so long ago I don’t even recall what it was. I have found that it is like riding a bike though, you never really forget how.
Crocheting is dear to my heart since my grandmother taught it to me when I was a girl. The first thing I attempted to make was a baby doll blanket at the age of twelve. It turned out horrible – the tension was all uneven and I might not have even finished it. Thankfully my skills have improved since then.
I made this hat for baby girl using this free pattern from You Can Make This.com. I found the button at the craft store while shopping for yarn. It was the last one they had and they cut it off the button board and sold it to me. I used maybe a bit more than half a skein of grape colored 100% cotton worsted weight yarn from Sugar & Cream.
It is still a bit big on her head but I figure she can grow into it. I am thinking about lining it with cotton jersey, but I haven’t decided yet. It does tend to slide around a bit on her bare head, but I am hoping that as she grows into it, it will get more snug and wiggle and twist and turn less.
I am finding crocheting to be very addicting. I pick it up (if I have a project going) whenever I have a spare moment or my hands are idle. I’ve already made Mrs. Sayuri a scarf and hat. I’ll be posting about those on future Mondays. Here’s a little sneak preview of the scarf.