Saturday, March 2, 2013
Pinspiration: Crocheted Owl Hats
I've mentioned before how much I love Pinterest. It is a great source of inspiration for me and I always seem to find new ideas and projects to try while browsing the endless "pins." This post is about one such "Pinspiration." I plan to share more posts like this one from time to time, in the hope that these pins might inspire you too. :)
Several months ago I stumbled upon this adorable crochet owl hat pattern by Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me and decided to make a couple hats for baby gifts. Sarah's instructions for this project are great. I had never crocheted a hat before and it was a delightful surprise to discover how simple this pattern is to make. Sarah provides the pattern in sizes from newborn through adult. The ivory/grey hat that I made is a 3-6 month size and the purple/grey hat is 6-12 month size. After seeing these two hats Andrew decided that he wanted one, so I currently have an adult size hat under way as well.
The only modification that I've made to Sarah's design is that rather than using buttons for the eyes I made long satin stitches with black yarn in a diamond shape to form the pupils (this was my mom's idea...thanks mom!). I'm always leery of putting buttons on items for babies because I worry about them being a choking hazard. I love the way the stitched on eyes came out and the hat is a bit safer as a result. :)
Have you been inspired by anything you've seen on Pinterest recently?