So I have been experimenting with crochet forms.
Yeah, I know it’s been a while since I actually updated this blog, so let us instead focus on the bizarre fact that I am, in fact, doing crochet. Or has been doing it before this.
Josh Ryks’ Rebel Hat, in the making. From the look of things, the construction is somewhat weird. I am reminded of Mrs. Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket with the weird shaping. But seeing it take shape is very interesting indeed.
But I am digressing from crochet.
Last Monday was my nephew Adrian’s birthday and in honor of the occasion, I took out some cotton worsted and a Size I hook [5.5mm], and I scoured Google for a crochet hat. A singular one to make in honor of a singular kid. And I found one: Moogly’s striped slouch hat. I showed it to him and he shrugged. “Okay,” was all he said because he’s that kind of kid.
Anyway I was not discouraged! I looked through the pattern and found it called for post stitches.
My eyebrows rose. ‘What the hell are they?’ I asked myself as I googled it. Found the info I was looking for and used it. And since the yarn was variegated, I didn’t need to worry myself with stripes.
So I worked through the pattern, and I noticed that the post stitches helped give the hat a standing effect when turned upside down. I put the idea aside and finished the hat.
Which looks quite spiffy on him, as you can tell. It suits him to the ground, and he loves it.
But as I was taken in at the standing effect the post stitches had and cast on for another hat. This time in a bowl form, and I was surprised at the way it turned out.
As you can see it’s already filled with stuff. A lot of stuff. Buttons, knitting doodads, flotsam and jetsam. Also buttons and pins, because I have way too much to show off.
But anyway, I thought that I could modify the thing a bit, so I took some bulky yarn and made a smaller one.
The said knitting doodads now have a holder! I am a bit pleased at myself. In fact, I might be making a set of these as a housewarming gift in the future.