Oh my goodness. Hats, hats and more hats are being created from my overflowing basket of yarn these days than in past years. I have Ravelry to thank for that, as lately I’ve become inspired by the plethora of quality patterns available there for affordable prices. I really, really recommend that everyone support independent knit and crochet pattern makers by purchasing your patterns on Ravelry or Etsy instead of seeking out free patterns. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love free patterns, but it’s really important for the DIY movement (and the REVOLUTION) to support our community of crafters, artists and creative thinkers. OK! Having said that, I just wanted to share what I have been working on. Nothing too too crazy or exciting, just new. Here we go!
This beanie was made using the Kelechi Slouchy Beanie Hat pattern by Donna Rutledge-Okoro on Ravelry. I’ve actually made this hat twice… both times using the same color of yarn. I initially made it for my friend who works at Barbie… I thought the Barbie pink was appropriate, but then I just fell in love with the color and made another one for my coworker who recently shaved her head to raise money for Children’s Hospital Oakland.
Ahhhh, this is what I’d like to call my SF Pride beanie. Why? Well, obvious reasons aside, I actually started knitting this bad boy in June 2009 in anticipation of SF Pride Week, since I was visiting and wanted to be festive. Turns out, I didn’t finish it on time, and it was a million degrees that weekend anyway, so, such is life. But, after being on hold for many months, it is finally complete, and will be a new addition to the shop whenever I have time to upload it. This beanie was not made using a pattern, just my brain.
Last but not least, we have the Owl Earflap Hat, pattern by Adrienne Engar on Ravelry. This was made to celebrate the 26th birthday of my good friend, and Babushka Designs Southern California Representative, Cathy. A few years ago I made her a beanie with cat ears, so I thought I’d continue the tradition of sorts with this little guy.
That’s all for now! I’m still getting through my first crocheted blanket ever… I’m about 60% done. I can’t wait to share that. Also, I’ll be posting some info soon about upcoming craft festivals that I’ll be attending (or Cathy will be attending) with our good friend Mrs. Guava of Late to the Revolution. Stay tuned!