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Monday, November 21, 2011

IHSW for November

I decided to keep working on Fred for the weekend - I still have hopes of finishing him off this year.
*crosses fingers*
Anyway - Fred now has a complete bum!

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And I've started the work on those six red books in the bottom corner. I'll be going back and forth between them and the dreaded shelves for a while, possibly with a bit of the bird thrown in to keep my interest. We'll see how it goes!

I also finished two crocheted hats. These are for my dad for Christmas. He's bald, and on blood thinners, so his poor head gets very cold. I usually make him one of these, at least, every year, and by the next Christmas he's needing a new one. Last year, however, I made him a balaclava, so now he really needs a new hat! His old one has shrunk so much from being washed that it's halfway up his forehead, lol!

Here's the first - a slightly loose stitch with a nice ridge pattern to make it fit snugly. This is for when the weather is a little warmer or he wants to wear it during the day. I put a crab-stitch edging on it which looks like picots in the pic, but won't when he's wearing it. The finished hat was a little loose at the edge, so I added the crab-stitch to make sure it would stay on snugly.

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The second one is a much thicker, plain double-crochet stitch. It's for cold days or to sleep in at night - yes, he sleeps in them at night. He used to have a quilted one that originally went under a helmet or was for hunting - I don't know - but it wouldn't stay on his head at night and he'd wake up with a head cold. So these are much better!

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And that's two more prezzies off the list, which is lovely! On to my nephew's much more complicated hat!

11 comments:

  1. Nice progress on Fred. I totally LOVE both of your crocheted hats. I sooo wish I could crochet. I've tried to learn and it's like I have 2 left hands.

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  2. This project looks so cool, and your WIPs for it are always really interesting! It's still looking quite excellent. The hats you made are nice, too! I hope your dad likes them!

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  3. Fred is going nicely, Tama.

    Love those hats!!! I'm sure you dad will love them.

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  4. You did much stitching.
    Cross your fingers to finish him :-)

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  5. Good going on Fred. He's a fun stitch.

    Love those hats as well. Very nice.

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  6. Hooray for cat butt! I love the books and I'm a big weirdo and would make up stories for each of the books as I stitched them, hah.

    I've slept in hats before, during the coldest part of winter! Yours look quite lovely!

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  7. Good progress! That project is so adorable! :)

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  8. That cat is looking great :D Those hats are lovely. Very plain which is great for guys.

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  9. wonderful progress!! Love that cap!!

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