Monday, February 22, 2010

Just off the Hook

Have you ever seen the blog craft fail? I was certain that this one was going there. When i finished this hat and looked at it i was not sure what had gone wrong. I followed the directions...i am a pretty consistent stitcher, but this was meant to fit me, and it looked like it would not even fit a very very small child. And if you have met my kids, you know they are not small.

I finished it up anyway, and asked Avery to give it a try. What they #^$%... i had worked on it I did not really want to give up on it. We gave it a little stretch, crossed our fingers and went for it. To my surprise it worked, and she liked it! Not a normal combo. She was happy to be my model for a few minutes. In the end she wore it for most of the afternoon....she came to me and asked me put her hair in a bun and then tuck it up in a hat. She liked it even better that way. No matter, either way was cute!



I found the pattern on Ravelry for free. Maybe i will try it again with double yarn and a bigger hook. think that will help?
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18 comments:

Brown Family Blog said...

cute hat! I love her eyes in the first pic.

Dee said...

Not a pattern follower, so no help there, but I'm glad she likes it!

She is such a pretty girl!

Lucky Mommy!

Colleen said...

It's a cute hat. Too bad it didn't fit you. You know that I haven't a clue how to fix that problem, but I'm sure someone will know.
I love the light on Avery's face in the first picture.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I am completly NO help but I think that the hat is adroable! and I want one for my daughter! :)

The Tripp Family said...

so cute! You'll have to try again and make a matching one for yourself

angela said...

Cute! I'm a knitter, so no help here. But I well know the pain of nearing the finish and realizing it just isn't going to fit!

Cathy said...

Such a cute hat! Your daughter looks darling in it! i have problems with my crochet hats turning out the right size also.
Cathy

Danna said...

Leslie! Thanks for your congats on jessie's blog. Your blog is so great- found it through your comment link. Spent too much time here today! You are very talented. I'm your newest follower! Love- Danna
www.sherunslikeagirl.blogspot.com

T.J. said...

Hi Lesile! I'm visiting your blog via the super awesome Colleen. Thanks for having me over as you have a great thing going here :) I I am a "little crafty" myself and currently working on a crafty fabric project-I hope to have it done by the end of the weekend- we'll see how that goes!

Glad to see you were visiting Lake George. You were virtually in my neck of the woods as many of us Vermonters take day trips there for some fun times.

Catherine Anne said...

I have missed some great post here. Love all your ideas and gifts of talent....

Deb said...

Very very cool hat... but you know the thing with hats, you make it and then figure out who its for!!

goodnightgram said...

Hi there! Sweet hat. I stumbled onto your blog today. I like the graphic and the way you made the photos look like snow falling. Not sure how you did that, but I wanted to let you know it looked COOL!

Evelyn said...

Love that first picture of Avery in the window. She looks beautiful. :)

Vicki said...

Super cute hat! Your girl looks adorable in it.

MaryMary said...

It's way cute--I like the slouchy look!

Miss said...

mmmm...I am loving this hat too!
you are WAY too good.

I want one of these for ME and ELLA =)

margo said...

Found your blog from CraftFail today.
This hat turned out quite cute. Maybe a doll-sized slouch hat would work too?

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Hope you don't mind I linked to you at CraftFail! :) I know your hat wasn't a fail, but I figured since you linked to us, you might not mind being linked back. :) Feel free to join us if ever you DO have a fail! :)

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