Last Thursday, after an energy-sucking day, I was able to mellow out on the couch with a bit of creativity and my big tote of worsted weight yarn. By the end of the night, I had this sweet little hat for my sweet little niece!
That's Maddy on the left, rockin' the Zoolander look. The lucky girl is also sporting a homemade Valentine's shirt. You can read all about how to make that on her mommy's blog.
The pattern for the hat is Linda Cyr's "Floral Hat" in the May/June 2011 issue of crochet today! The only alteration I made was to use a K hook instead of the recommended I hook because I was worried that I might need some extra stretchiness to compensate for the appliqué. (It's a big applique, so it ended up being a good idea!) The yarn for the hat is Red Heart Soft.
I got the basics for the big heart from Crochet Geek. Here are the changes I made:
- Chain 10
- Row 1: 9sc across
- Rows 2-9: ch1, 9sc across
- Use tcs instead of qcs to make the bumps in the heart
- Finish with a round of sc (I did a few 2sc, sc around the curves of the heart) and a round of picot edging
The small yellow heart is from a pattern I found at Clay and Crochet. I stitched it onto the big pink heart first and then stitched the big pink heart on to the hat.
The hat itself is a great design. I'm making a few of them. I'm sure I'll post them soon enough!