Sunday, July 20, 2008

Plum Gulf Shores hat


Plum Gulf Shores hat
Originally uploaded by saintlex
Here's my latest creation, in Caron Simply Soft Brites yarn in Rose Violet. This one looks pretty good on me, though maybe I should've gone up a hook size.

Also, this hat goes with my fall-weight and winter coats, and with my Snuggly Scarf. Yay! I will definitely be wearing it when the weather gets chilly.

I am not even going to show this one to my mother. :P Not unless she sees me wearing it in the fall, anyway. And by then, it will be too late for her to discourage me. Muahahahaa.

Still workin' on the Moldy Cupcake. ;) It's coming along slowly, since I have been distracted by the hat and by other things I've had to do.

I've ordered some Caron Spa yarn, which is 25% bamboo, with the intention of crocheting myself a Somnambulista (the cute little nightie in Doris Chan's "Everyday Crochet"). That will be a big project for me. The pattern is done in some very expensive 100% bamboo yarn...I don't have that kind of a budget. In fact, I am pretty firm with myself about not spending more to make a crocheted garment than I would spend to buy that article of clothing, and I buy pretty inexpensive clothing. I spent roughly $25 on the yarn (ordered from Joann.com), and that was about right for me.

The other plus about Caron Spa is that it's machine washable. Much as I would love 100% bamboo yarn, I'd probably have to hand wash it, or at least not throw it in the drier.

3 comments:

April said...

I love the hat, no matter what your mom said. I loved the first one too. This one does look more grown up though...I think it's the color. Regardless though, I loved them both and would WEAR both of them. Have you SEEN the hats I wear? I wish I had something as lovely as you hats! Haha!

HobbyZu said...

Very cute hat! I like this color even better than the last. Wear it with pride!! :-)

Laura said...

i dont wear hats but thats too cute!!!!
congrats, i love it