Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Superman hat 1

Daniel's sisters all received matching girly kufi beanies - but since Daniel is a BOY who loves superheroes, I wondered what kind of hat would suit him best.

Here's attempt No. 1 at creating a superhero hat for Daniel: a loom-knitted cap done in two strands - Superman's signature blue and red.

As you can see, it's a little tight - boys grow so fast! So I need to go a little bigger on the next one ...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Slytherin House hats

For Rose Love's xmas present this year, I made her two hats that will coordinate with the scarf I gave her last year. One hat is loom-knitted, and the other is crocheted using Britta Graham's Flower Power Hat pattern.

Here's a photo of Rose Love's Slytherin House Scarf from last year:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Crochet kufi caps/hats for infants to adults free pattern

Angelica got me started on a huge kufi-making kick. So my crochet hooks and I along with some antique skeins of yarn from my mother's stash had a busy weekend!

Between us, Montie and I have six grandnieces, so these should see some good use.

The free kufi pattern was designed by Erika Luke to fit infants sizes preemie to 24 months and is available here.

The free flower pattern was designed by Melissa and is available here.

Then Karen suggested I try a kufi pattern that she has enjoyed making, which was designed by Britta Graham and is available for purchase here. I have been even more prolific at making this pattern (by the dozens!!) because the majority of the cap is crafted in lazy shell stitch, which works up very quickly and easily. Another nice feature of Britta's pattern is that it's designed to fit sizes preemie to adult.