Thursday, 22 November 2012

bear hats

Morning ladies.  I scheduled this post as I'm in Harrogate today but I've still got a lot to show you, and I know you miss me when I'm not here ;0)
 
During the trip to Northumberland recently, I took along some craftwork to do during the drive up (which didn't happen as I had a migraine), the drive back and in the evenings.  I packed a few things but forgot key items.  I packed my snowflake patterns and hook, but forgot the thread, I packed my cowl pattern and yarn, but forgot the hook, I packed some cross stitch but forgot the chart!  The one thing I got right was baby bear hats.
 

I took chunky white and black yarn to make panda hats...

in 4 different sizes - don't they look cute together! 
 

This yarn I picked up in a craft shop in Alnwick, it's gorgeous!  It's Sirdar Hug, a chunky yarn that feels amazingly soft. I bought two balls of this light brown and one each of two shades of blue which I intend to use to make myself a hat.  I think there are three sizes of hats here.


The two on the left above are made from Sirdar click.  I know real life bears don't have coloured speckles on them, but who cares when they're this cute? The other one is made from the grey aran I used to make the twisted beanie recently, I had to play around with the pattern as it is a much thinner yarn, I made the 6 month version, but added extra stitches and rows.

So that's 11 baby bear hats for the craft fair!  This is a free pattern by Alli Crafts which can be found here.

7 comments:

Samantha said...

A family of bear hats, they're so cute!!

I would LOVE a bear hat btw, you should make them in adult sizes!

Pam said...

Cute little hats, Wendy!!!

JoJo said...

Those hats are so sweet! :) Dontcha hate it when you've packed your craft supplies but forget one crucial item that brings the project to a standstill? Been there! lol

Contented Caroline said...

Wow, they're amazing. I have just taught myself to crochet and have been wanting to make a little hat for my baby due in a few weeks time - they are so cute - I simply have to make one - thank you for the link Wendy xx

Melody said...

Very sweet

Celtic Thistle said...

Well you have been on a hat knitting fest! They are all lovely and will be very popular on your stall I am sure.

Sandra :) said...

EEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek totally adorable, lol! I bet they sell out in a flash!