Saturday was a lazy day for my daughter and I, because of the humidity most of our time was spent indoors.
We did wash Mr. Bentley, our Shih Tzu, outside. He wasn’t thrilled about that!
Mulberries were picked, and when we came inside my daughter and I worked on various crafts.
Since I knew I had one pattern left to test, I started crocheting the scraptastic hat.
When I saw the crochet designers call for pattern testers, I leaped at the opportunity. I really liked the style of the hat, since it reminds me of the crocheted tam hats that I adore. The designer, Sarah Jane Designs, calls it a Scraptastic hat, and requested that the pattern testers use their scrap yarn.
This crocheted hat is so soft! I crocheted this hat using a wool//cashmere blend.
You know… It’s funny, I can work with wool, cashmere, and mohair, as long as it stays in my hands, but I can’t place any of those fibers on other parts of my skin. My skin is sensitive to them, and I’ll experience breakouts.
Although I received the correct gauge with this hat, it didn’t fit my head. I measured it several times, while crocheting. My head’s too big!
I’m still going complete this hat, and donate it to an organization. The softness of this wool fiber is amazing, if I weren’t allergic I’d have been tempted to press it to my face, so the fibers softness could brush against my cheek.
One size fits all? Think again….
Finding hats that actually fit has always been difficult, I have a lot of hair, and I’ve already mentioned…
I have a big ole head. One size fits all? Yeah right, those hats never fit my head. Even the times I’ve cut my hair down to about an inch.
About twelve years ago, when I walked into my friends natural hair care salon, I was thrilled to find hats, handmade crocheted tams that actually fit me; and I snapped up several pairs. I wasn’t crocheting at the time.
This second hat is truly scraptastic! And it fits! I adjusted the pattern, so it does fit my head. In this picture I still had about ten rows to complete. And you’re not seeing the total hat, since the sides are tucked behind the hat.
Originally, when working on this hat, I wasn’t liking the colors as much and nicknamed it “my craptastic hat”. I loved the design, but wasn’t as fond of the colors. My opinion changed once the crocheted hat was completed. I really like how it’s turned out!
Although the yarn used in this hat is mainly cotton, there are a few rows of washable silk, and at least two rows of synthetic yarn. The type of yarn used ranges from fingering weight (sock yarn) to bulky (very thick yarn).
Early this morning, I finished the second crocheted hat, and sometime later today I’ll follow up with the crochet designer, update my Ravelry project page, and post updated pictures on Celebrate Life.
Since I’ve learned to crochet in December 2011, I’ve made several crocheted tams. My first crocheted hat was created about a month after I learned to crochet, no design, just me playing with stitches.
We’ll be heading to church in a few hours, I believe I’ll wait until we return home before I gather the mulberries.