My mom needed a hat for her Red Hats Derby party next week. She gave me a few things she wanted me to use.
Supplies my mom wanted me to use
The yarn is cotton so it was breathable, 2 medallions but I only used 1, flower buttons and wire that is used with flower arrangements. She also added later a zebra she painted as a “horse of many colors” but really looks like a donkey of many colors and some fake flowers.
She said she wanted it big… wide and tall. I thought about it for a few days and started… of course it turned into something I couldn’t even imagine if I wanted to. I just kind of went with it and if it seemed like it was going somewhere I didn’t like I just adjusted the stitch and fixed it in the pattern. I think it turned out pretty good.
Front side of hat
Side of hat
Other side of hat
Back of Hat
And here are some picture of me modeling the hat
Jackie modeling front of hat
Jackie modeling side of hat
Jackie modeling other side of hat
Jackie modeling back of hat
I used the flower stems and the wire that I had off the bat to support the hat. I just weaved it thru nothing too complicated. It is being used by an adult so I am not concerned about my mom poking herself. I warned her to check before putting on the hat. If I had more time I would find a better way to hide the wired. I connected the “horse” by tying it on to the side and rim of the hat… again a simple and quick solution because my time ran out.
I used the shiny ribbon and glitter flower buttons to give a bit of sparkle which is always necessary with big hats. And it also has a nice large rim to go with a Kentucky Derby hat. It took a few days to make and I used up all the yarn of those colors I had plus used a purple/multi colored yarn around the rim edge to make it a bit larger. It actually goes quite well… in the purple yarn there is a green/yellow color that went with the rest of the hat.
So that was my fun for the last week. I like a good challenge and the freedom to do whatever I want with the materials given… will have to do this again soon.
I finally finished my other pillow case. These are for those small travel pillows. I use them in my trailer because a regular size pillow is just too big.
I used a cotton yarn so hopefully they will clean easily. They sure are comfy.
My dog Poco hurt his eye the other day… he has just been pitiful for the past few weeks. He is my oldest and will be 13 in August. Yesterday I was a bit bored and his eye was bothering him so I thought I would make a doggie eye patch. hahaha… it needs a little bit of work but here you go.
I know he is not feeling well if he lets me put things on him. My other dog Nube is usually the one I crochet things for because he doesn’t mind.
I figured it needed to go more around the ears and in a way around his chin of sorts to keep it on but not choke him. It also needs to be loose so that his eye can breathe a little. I think I need one more strap or something on the other side of the patch.. but I don’t want it to interrupt his view from his good eye.
He is such a good baby. Not too big of a fan of the eye patch but it did entertain me for a bit while he was sleeping.
Hi all… so sorry it has been so long. I have been lacking in motivation these days. Winter has been taking a bit long and at the moment I am trying to raise funds to get back on the road for my BlueRoad project but jobs are few and far between so my motivation fades away. I do have some ideas I want to work on. I have been fiddling with crochet bandanas. I finished one up. I don’t have a picture of it on a head with hair… totally forgot to do that before taking it to the Cadiz Comfort Zone to sale. But here is a picture that gives you an idea.
I have also been thinking about crocheting summer tops or sun dresses… that could be fun. I do have a couple other items I need to make and I also really need to finish my creation I have been working on since the fall. So hopefully my motivation comes back soon… send up some motivation and positive vibes for me… could use all I can get.
It has been a pretty exciting few weeks. Neldee is now at The Cadiz Comfort Zone. This is in downtown Cadiz, KY and all items are handcrafted by local artists.
I also had a nice blog post about Neldee from a recent customer. You can check that out here: http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/love-those-neldee-hats/
Here are a few items I made this last week. I also made the Alpaca scarf from the previous post.
Blue Hat, Adult Size $15
Blue Rainbow Hat, Youth Size $15
Coffee Sleeves $5 each
Black Wristers. Custom made order
Pink and Rainbow Wristers for my mom
Neon Green Wristers $15
Wool Shawl/Scarf $40
If interested or have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
I finished up this Alpaca scarf this week. I do have to say it was hard to crochet… not that the yarn itself was hard to use but it looked like hair and for whatever reason just really grossed me out. hahaha… I guess since I have been bald by choice when I see hair places or have to deal with hair it brings this disgusted reaction… really kind of odd. But it did turn out nice… and it is really soft.
For sale for $45. Email email@example.com if interested.
I made a couple of children’s hat this last week… well they always seem to be made on accident. Not quite paying attention to how big it is and then when it is all finished it is much smaller than I expected… but they sure are cute.
Child size hat
Purple Child Size Hat
I have been in to making these winter beanies. Here are a couple more I finished up.
Blue Check Beanie
Gray and Black Beanie
Bight colored winter beanie
All hats are for sale for $15. If you are interested you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been on the road the last week and crocheted a few hats while on the road and at my brothers for Christmas. All hats are for sale $15 each.
Red, yellow, tan hat, adult size, acrylic
green, brown, white acrylic hat. adult size
brown, cream and gray acrylic hat, child size
Purple, blue, brown wool hat. adult size
I created these wristers to go with the hat from the previous post. This is a custom order for a friend.
It will be hard to give these up… I love them!
They go from about mid finger to just before the elbow on the person I made them for… me they are a little shorter but quite fabulous.
Front side of wristers
Back side of wristers