I feel bad that I haven't posted in a while -- only to post about a major loss in my life.
So to balance the sad with the good, I want to share one of my biggest crochet triumphs -- The Stone Path Hat.
I did find, however, that the hat ends up too small, even when the gauge works out right.
Then again, I used regular worsted weight yarn (Caron's Simply Soft) and, I believe, a size "H" hook (unfortunately, I didn't write down the hook size on this first attempt) where the pattern called for sport weight and a size "E" hook. This hat will fit a small adult or pre-teen.
I made a second attempt, with mint green sport yarn and a size "J" hook. I also followed the pattern for the largest size and am extremely pleased with this second hat. It ended up just a tad large, but since this will be donated in my cancer hat project, a little large is good. I also finished it off with a slightly different edge -- forgoing the roll up brim.
When making the mint green version, I discovered a great tip (darn! can't remember where now) that said to take recipe cards and transfer the symbol crochet pattern, one row to one card through one pattern repeat. WOW! What a great idea! I did exactly that. I recreated the symbols, line by line on 6 cards (6 rows make one full pattern). These were easier to carry and I never lost my place in the pattern. It made making the second hat a breeze!
What do you think?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
My wonderful mom passed away in her sleep on Sunday, August 21. She would have been 87 at the end of this month.
I love you, Mom!
I love you, Mom!
Posted by Shellie DeYoung Dunn at 11:05 AM