Thursday, 27 February 2014
My 3 year old son is really into yarn. He loves playing with all the soft and colourful left over scraps of yarn I have. One day he was going through my stash (which is a decent size) and rooting around the bottom. He came across a skein of Bernat Pipsqueak and fell in love. He carried that skein around with him everywhere and I've even caught him trying to go to sleep with it. I asked him if I could make him a "blankie" with it and he said no because he already has a blankie, he wanted a hat. I came across this pattern for a Fuzzy Polar Bear Hat and one night when he was sleeping I crocheted it for him. The next morning I gave it to my son and he was so happy he kept rubbing it on his cheek saying "It's so soft. Thank you Mummy. I love you!" He loves his polar bear hat and wears it everywhere. He also loves telling strangers who comment on the hat how soft it is and that it was made just for him. A link to the pattern can be found here.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
I came across a free pattern for a Poke'ball inspired hat and had to make one for my 6 year old son (and 27 year old friend who's really into gaming) who has just entered the world of Pokemon through his classmates. I added the earflaps, a finishing edge and braids down the sides. A link to the free pattern created by Bonnie Jacobs can be found here.