Saturday, March 08, 2008

Happily Hooking

A simple front loop double crochet spiral that switches to hdc for the brim and finishes with single crochet to hide the join yields... This! Oh, worked with a size I Susan Bates hook in Lion Brand Pound of Love. I really like how this turned out. It is reversible so you can show the spiral and have a textured brim, or hide the spiral and have the raised lines show on the brim.
And while I was thinking spirals, I had to try this. It looks like it is worked in the round, but is actually done flat then gathered. I've given this a test run and it works beautifully in the bath with shower gel. Not too rough, fits well in the hand, and lots of suds!
I may have enough of this yarn left to make one more multicolor, but I've already moved on to using up some more cotton scraps. See?
This may be the perfect pattern. It is quick, uses little yarn, and works great.

And just for fun...

WUT? DIS AR TEH BOX TOP? U MUST BE MISTAKEN.

DIS AR TEH MAH BED AN U CANT HAS IT BAK.

So much for packing up some of my books... LOL

4 comments:

Julie said...

Nice hat! And I love the poofs.

If you are still looking for the yarn to finish your shawl, I have some you can have. Let me know and I'll send it off to you :)

SleepyEyes said...

I really love that hat on you!!! And the poofs are great. How're they working out as dish scrubbers?

Elisa said...

Love the box cat. My AJ does that too, only she'd be happier if the books were already in the box and she could squeeeeeeeze in beside them. The smaller the space, the happier she is.

LMardenNH said...

me want the pattern for the poofs!
and the hat!
and as for the cat in the box, Abby just knocked a whole basket of laundry on the floor trying to cuddle up in it. Aren't cats wunnerful?