Thursday, May 16, 2013

Smiling Joe skullcap

I figured my honey needed a cool costume-like hat to wear next Halloween (so he can at least try keep up with my awesomeness while I am wearing MY skull balaclava and handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters).

So I made him Darleen Hopkins' Smiling Joe, the Skull Hat/Creepy Beanie.

Looks like I will need to make him another one that's slightly larger! LOL!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pink Roswell alien hat

I purchased several of Darleen Hopkins' character-ific crochet hat patterns some months ago, and I figured it was about time I got started on making them.

This is my interpretation of her Roswell Alien Hat pattern. I made it in pink because I thought the unexpected color might appeal to a cancer patient with a slightly quirky sense of humor. :-) This hat will be donated to my local cancer center.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Beaded chemo cap free pattern

This is the Seamless Beaded Cancer Cap by Amy Depew. I was looking for a chemo cap pattern that incorporated beads to give it a fancier look than just the yarn by itself, and Amy's pattern was the perfect solution.

Amy also includes detailed instructions (including a video tutorial) for how to place the beads and get them to stay on the outside of the hat, which was very helpful. When you're crocheting in the round, those darn beads tend to want to slip to the inside of your work -- and we definitely don't want that to happen.