To begin, I apologize again for the long wait between blog posts the past couple of weeks. I finally got a memory card reader for my camera. So I have a temporary fix until my camera decides to completely stop working. It seems like hats are the popular thing the past couple of weeks. I made two for the contest winners from The Perfect Knot, and I also made the custom hat for the winner of my contest. That winner chose a Black Spiderman Earflap Hat, in case anyone was wondering. In addition to that I made a few other custom hats including the Tardis one up above. The Tardis hat was really fun to make and also brought up some new challenges I have not faced before, like so many color changes within the same row on a hat.
Another hat that I just finished up within the past couple weeks is the Custom Totoro hat pictured above. It is funny that even though I use the same basic pattern for all my hats, they all end up turning out so differently. Something as simple as changing the shape of the ears makes a hat that is completely different.
Lastly, there is this Custom Mickey Mouse Earflap Hat. I wanted to do something like this because the Mickey Mouse face itself would be kind of difficult to replicate in crochet. I figured going for more of a mouse ears hat style but with aspects more related to Mickey would look better. I did the puffballs on the bottom yellow because I thought it looked cute to have the shorts, the long black spindly legs and then the puffballs are like Mickey's shoes. I also made this hat with a different stitch, which I may do from now on with my hats. I used hdc to shape the hat rather than dc, which I normally do, and I think it looks a little neater and tighter. I also used hdc for the Tardis Hat. Not sure if anyone other than me can tell the difference.