Crocheted Cupcake Hat

cupcake ski cap

One of my latest projects had no pattern, but was prompted by a baby hat I saw in an old magazine.  Kids get to wear all the cute things, and if you’re like me you might think that’s a little unfair. Why do we have to tuck away our whimsey when we turn a certain age? Well I say the heck with that, and just started with a circle and a lot of left-over yarn from all those scarves. This, again, was an attempt to try new stitches and see what I could come up with.  I don’t find crocheting any easier than knitting, but it does seem to move along faster.

Detail

 

Because it’s all sheep’s wool with a small amount of Alpaca, it will have a great wicking quality if it gets wet and would keep the wearer very warm and dry.  It is long enough to cover the ears and because of all this I think it would make a great ski cap.  They’d certainly see you coming down the hill.

 

Remember: This is Whimseytopia after all.

This is mostly single crochet except for those green bobbles, known to the crochet world as popcorn.  I also fashioned my own french knitter out of an old wooden spool and three nails.  I had a five-point knitter in my stash, but the cording it made was too big.  I tried again with a four-point knitter; still too big.  So how easy is it to nail three brads into a spool?  Really easy.  A good tip is to use a knitting needle to turn the stitches as I found a crochet hook did not let them go easily, and I kept tearing up my yarn. Or you can buy one of those hooks, but you will surely lose it like I did mine. I’ve already started my next one and will post it as I continue to learn more stitches.

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About Patsye

I am an older woman and artist. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cats all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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