Here goes: I've been crafting! Just a little tiny bit of crochet, but it's something.
Last winter, a friend asked if I would make a hat for her daughter. By the time the yarn was purchased and I got a head measurement, the colder months were long behind us. It was decided that April was quite warm for a winter hat in Louisiana, and the project was put off until now. After much fussing about, and me convincing the child's mother that this half-finished blob was not a boobie cover OR a yarmulke, a hat was born. (That doesn't count as a baby reference.) So, without further ado: Ta-Da!
There are so many little quirks about this hat... the seam where the rows are joined is visible (how the heck do you avoid this stinking seam?!):
|Check out that twisty seam!|
There are other crafty goings-on at my house, but I
For the curious: the hat was worked in joined rounds of single crochet on a 5mm hook without a pattern. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn. The smaller hook and short stitch made the fabric slightly more "rigid" than I'd have liked, but you live and learn. It's still pretty soft and squishy. I'm sizing up to a 6mm hook for the next one, though!
Update: Its fits! And she looks adorable in it. Woohoo!