Now that everything is out of the boxes and that my yarn is my studio/bedroom and that my Japanese crochet books are in display on my bookcases …… well, I feel really happy !!!!! ;oD
I started to browse (again!) my lovely books and looking at my yarn stash I thought I was ready to experiment again with some Japanese crochet charts ….
…. In this book, I found a cheerful pattern ….
…. a happy hat, with some granny squares (easy), some lace (light) and a string with 2 pom poms at its ends …. obviously, this pattern (pattern name : Colorful motif Cap) was calling my name out loudly !!!
While choosing the colours, I decided that my hat has to be C-O-L-O-U-R-F-U-L, so no white was selected, but instead some bright pink and blue, purple, caramel and mint green !
With a 3,5mm hook, I began with the squares ….
When the 6 required granny squares were completed, I noticed that they were not big as the ones on the book pictures (and I have a head circumference of 56cm, even because of my thick hair !), so I decided to add one more round to each granny and to use the join as you go method : in this way I reached the right size for my big head ! ;oD
After the joining of the squares, I had to adapt the pattern as I have added some extra stitches with my personal pattern changes, but it all went on smoothly, as you can see …
with the work going on, round after round ….
…. I reached the end of it in a couple of days (20 rounds of lace)….
So, I trimmed in the ends (luckily I was doing this boring job, little by little, during a few "crochet pit-stops"!!!)…
I put this tubular shape in the box, while working on the last details ….
Then, I collected the almost ready hat, I made the cord pass through some holes (along the 14th round), I made a knot+bow and finally I had to sew on the pom poms …. DONE !!!!!!!!!
Wanna have a good look ??? Please ….
…. and as today is Halloween (Happy Halloween to everyone !!!!) get ready to be scared …..
….. I'm in love with this hat !!!!! It's not possible not to be !!!!! In fact, I started a new one with the same yarn, but with a different colours combo !!!!!
Today party links : Link your Stuff !, Busy Fingers Showing Off #66 and Craft Schooling Sunday !!!!