Saturday, January 15, 2011

I've Jumped on the Hat Band Wagon




Angela sold over 200 crocheted hats this summer at Market! She makes super cute hats for babies, lil girls, big girls, teenage girls and ladies too .. but no boy hats. When a few folks began asking for boy hats she didn't want to make them. You can't really frou-frou up boy hats. After being asked a few more times for lil boy hats I found a pattern and tweaked it to make it my own. It has ear flaps and I add a big pompom on top.

As time past a few requests came in for my hats in girlie colors .. pinks and lavenders etc.. I resisted but Angela said do it so I made a few hats. A few weeks a go someone ordered an adult ladies hat in hot pink in cotton so I made one. Can you say bright? I added the white band and white pompom to make it pop .. I think it worked. LOL

The hats in green and purple are a wool blend that is washable. I have nearly finished a wool hat for my neighbor Nicholas. The loose ends need to be woven in and I'm making a four inch pompom for it. I think if you are going to the trouble to make a pompom it should make a statement. [smile]

We are having Angela's and niece Hillary's birthday celebration today and I have to make a run to Papa John's so I had better get a wiggle on.

8 comments:

The Cottage Garden Farmer said...

I think your hats are lovely - will you be publishing the pattern on your blog? I'd love to make some for my grandsons - it would have to be easy though, my skills are somewhat basic!

Conni said...

Soo cute, Penny!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Those are so cute :) :) I love knitting hats ,myself!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Penny said...

The pattern is in my head so no I won't be publishing it on the blog. Transferring it from my head to the blog is beyond me. =(

If you Google bay hat with ear flaps you can probably find an easy pattern. This is what I did then I tweaked it to make it my own.

~mel said...

Your hats are adorable! I've tried crocheting and knitting in the past ~ and I gotta tell ya... it wasn't a pretty picture. Nothing came out right! I admire your talents!!

Angela said...

Thanks for making my party so special. Glad you are in the hat business too. I mean, if it keeps us off the streets....

Linda said...

Great hats, beautiful colours especially the green one, (my favourite colour!) I never write my knitting patterns down either. Now there's getting too many in my head, so I think a notebook is now inevitable!
Hapy New year and blessings to you and yours, xx

Laura-IH said...

Those are really cute, Penny! I love ear flap hats!