I had a great time at the Festival of Quilts on Saturday. Looking at everyone's pictures, I have a feeling Lucy and I spent more time chatting than finding the winners' board (we did find it on our way out, just in case you were wondering). As the purpose was not so much going to the FoQ but to meet up with Lucy for real, it worked well for me. We had arranged for a swap for our (future) little ones. Here is the crocheted hat I made for Lucy's.
|A bit of a wonky ear there...|
How cute is this little hat! Mr MiH (who is becoming soapier by the day at the thought of becoming a father) did not want me to give it away, and was wondering whether I would ever be able to make one as cute for Baby MiH. I had to promise I was going to make one (as cute as this one of course) to appease him before I took it away ... This was quite easy to promise, as the name of the pattern indicates, this is an 'easy owl baby hat' pattern - and it is (easy that is) - and therefore I can make loads more!
I did not change the pattern a lot - except size of hooks (and that is only because I was a bit late and I could get the right ones in time) - 5.5mm for the body of the hat, and 4.5mm for the eyes and beak. I achieved the colour of the body of the hat by combining 3 different yarns: some Malabrigo Yarn (Merino Worsted) in Pearl that I used for the Hemlock, a recycled yarn similar to Revive by Rowan (in a linen colour), and a light fingering yarn in black; for the eyes: some Rowan cotton for babies in white; and for the beak - a combination of fingering yarn in yellow and orange. I had to make up the thickness of the thread as I went along, and in consideration of what I already had in my stash. All I can say is try your own combinations, but do not hesitate to contact me if you have a problem! I hope Lucy liked it.
Because she made this amazing little Rabbit for my little one - isn't she just amazing! You cannot feel it, but he is really really soft as well. I love his glasses, and he looks so happy. And I am SO glad I did not attempt to sew anything! Apart from that I got some fabric (will share later), was rude not to when there were so many stalls there, and just had a fab time meeting all the other bloggers as well! I came back a very happy bunny indeed!