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Friday, November 18, 2011

Celtic Knot Beanie for the bf

Hello!! Thanks for stopping by!!

I finally finished the super secret project I was working on for the bf... whaddaya think?
I've always wanted to crochet him something but could never find anything that was "manly" enough... I always saw patterns that he said were cool but wouldn't actually wear.... *sigh*

I was looking through Debbie Stoller's "Son of Stitch N' Bitch" and saw this awesome design for a hat:

But it was a knitting pattern!! BAAAH!  It's times like these that make me so jealous of knitters! There's so many more knitting patterns and books out there than crochet.... oh well!!

This only made it a bit more of a challenge.... NO, I didn't learn how to knit to do this pattern but instead I converted it into a Tunisian Crochet project :-)
I made it from a bunch of wedges starting from the top center of the hat to the rim.  Then I stitched up the sides and voila!!

For the yarn, I used all Vanna's Choice in colors: White (don't remember the label name for white) and "Charcoal Print"

At the rim of the hat, I went around and did 1 round of front post single crochet and then another round of normal single crochet, this pulled it all together and gave it a nice rim.

I love love L.O.V.E this hat!! As soon as I finished it, the bf said "Awesome, this is perfect"  What better words could a mad crocheter hear after finishing a masterpiece!!  I love that he loves it so much but I'm thinking I might just have to make another one in pink for me!!! How cute would that beee?!??!

tempting, very tempting.... but I have so many other projects flowing through my head that I think I will do those before repeating a pattern :-)

I have oodles of other projects to share I just haven't gotten a chance to post them... Also I realized that I really hate the quality of my pictures on this blog! GAH!! I always take them with my phone and well they just don't come out so good :-/

This black friday I will make it my mission to find a sweet camera so i can take some better pics... until then, you're stuck with pics like these


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