Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Hats, Egg Hunts, and Snow...O My!!

This past weekend I decided to make my girls new spring hats. I had never made a slouch beret style hat before so I took on the challenge and came up with this!

I really LOVE how it turned out! It reminds me of the vintage Strawberry Shortcake hats Strawberry and her friends use to wear. I made it to match a duster sweater I had made Xiera awhile back which still fits her by the way! ;) Here is a front view of the hat.

And here is the back view!

The other hat I made is for Zella. It matches a custom spring outfit I had bought for her. I have had the gingham chick buttons for awhile now and finally had a chance to use them! Aren't they cute?

We took the girls on an Easter egg hunt this past Saturday. It was freezing and there was still snow on the ground from a few days prior. Xiera and Zella didn't mind at all though!


One of Xiera's eggs had a ticket inside and she was able to claim her prize. She picked out a pink bunny. Zella got LOTS of eggs this year!

The girls both enjoyed spending time and getting their pictures taken with the Easter bunny too!

3 comments:

Bubble said...

They are gorgeous, you are very talented and inspirational. xx

Tekoa said...

Beautiful hats! What stitch did you use for your older's daughter hat. Very interesting.

crochetdlane said...

Thank you Bubble and Tekoa! Tekoa, I actually found the pattern to make this beret here.
http://www.rosiesyarncellar.com/library/rosieknitsdownloads/rkcolumbiaberet.shtml

But instead of doing a granny box stitch all the way around the hat, I did a pineapple stitch. I didn't write it down but it was something like

insert hook in space where box stitch would be, draw loop up, yo and draw loop up 3 more times and then draw through all 4 loops. Do this all the way around instead of the box stitch. I will have to go back and try it again to confirm this is right but I think it is. Good luck and happy crocheting!

Lindsay

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