I finished the second hat for my Craftster Baby/Toddler Hat Swap a couple of days ago, but hadn't yet had a chance to take photos. So, here is Brynne being a very cooperative model for my latest creation.
The hat is crocheted with 5 colors of Tahki's Cotton Classic yarn (I really like that stuff for 100% cotton yarn that's available in many colors!) on a size G (4mm) hook. The pattern is from Candy Tots: Unique Crochet for Babies & Toddlers. This hat is for the same unborn little girl that the previous hat was made for, but this one should fit her when she's a bit bigger. The hat is a combination of half-double crochet for the stripes, and a simple granny square for the top. The rows took a little while, but those granny squares sure do work up quickly! I'm not totally happy with the pom poms; it seems no matter what technique I used, I couldn't get them tied tight enough to make me happy. Both Jerry and I struggled together to get the tightest knot we could, but you can still pull the yarn pieces out of the pom pom. Does anyone out there have experience with pom pom makers? Do those help with tying them tight? Or, is there a secret to tying them that I'm not aware of?
I'm in such a crochet mood lately. It's fun, easy, and I can do it while watching TV! I'm trying to finish up a dress for Brynne right now, but the skirt part is taking forever! Row after row after row... I guess she could just wear it as an extreme mini, right?!?
I'm excited about this book I discovered through bellablue. I've added it to my Amazon wish list, and I'm sure I won't be able to wait too long before picking it up!