Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April A to Z Blogging Challenge Day 8...Today's Blog Brought to You by the Letter "H"


By far, the most common object that I crochet is hats.  It's not the only thing that I crochet.  I have made scarves, mittens, diaper covers, headbands, goggles, pincushions, fingerless gloves, bags, costumes, booties, decor, and even a baby top.  But, I would guess that 75% or more of my projects are hats or include hats.  I have some sets that include leg warmers or diaper covers or booties.  One set has a Santa hat and a stocking that you can photograph a newborn in.  Another set has a turtle shell drape--another photo prop.  The one I am working on now has a pink fireman's helmet, a diaper cover with suspenders and cute fireman boots.  I have a gracious model when they are complete--the baby of a firefighter my husband works with.  Some hats I have for sale on my Etsy shop and some I haven't yet decided to post in my shop yet, though they can be found on my website.  Mostly I make them for my kids or for photo props or as gifts.  They do make adorable props!  And soon, I will be partnering with the ladies from my church to make hats for the homeless, the childrens' homes, and cancer patients.  I am very excited about this.  I have wanted to make items for charity for some time.  But, I am only one person and one hat at a time can only make so much difference.  But, a whole group of ladies can make a bigger difference!


What's your favorite hat?  Do you have any ideas for my next hat project?  I am contemplating Mike and Sully hats (Monsters Inc. and Monsters University).


~ Robin ~

8 comments:

  1. I'm a hat person, so I'm liking your A-Z post today! Hats are fun to knit, and usually pretty quick. :)

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    1. I think only one of these hats (possibly two) were knitted. The rest were crocheted. I can do both, but I find crocheting is much faster. And I think you hit the nail on the head--maybe I make so many hats because they are quick to make and I seem to have adult ADD (there's no hyperactivity!).

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  2. Oh my! I'm a crochet fool, too! But I've made only a few hats. Most of my crocheting has been blankets, afghans, tablecloths, bedspreads, doilies, bookmarks, gifttags, etc. I've been thinking, though, since I'm in a colder climate now, of making hats...I was thinking of a minion hat. :D

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    1. Yay! A fellow fool, lol! Sheesh, I don't know if I have the commitment or attention span for afghans, tablecloths, or bed spreads! When you do your doilies and and gift tags, do you use the tiny hooks and the tiny thread? I've not ventured there yet. My mom does that and is awesome at it. She has made snowflakes and bells and angels for Christmas decorations. I highly recommend the minion hats--my son got so many compliments on his minion costume last year!

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  3. I LOVE hats!!!! I don't own a crochet one though *pouts*

    Great post! Good luck with the rest of the challenge xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! No need to pout! You can always make a crocheted hat or purchase one! I know someone who makes them (wink, wink, nudge, nudge!), lol.

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  4. Love the Yoda hat! That is so adorable! Great Blog! Stopping by from A-Z

    http://brokenwings1313.blogspot.com/2014/04/k-is-for-karate-kid-kids-incorporated.html

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