I’m so excited to share my newest Crochet hat with you today! I have been dying over this pattern for months now. Curtsay Designs is actually my 2nd cousin once removed (or something like that, I can never keep all that stuff straight). And she has a fun blog where she talks about her family, her life and her crocheting. It’s so fun to have a family member whose interested in the same hobbies as me. Then she started her pattern shop and I’ve had this Peanuts the Elephant hat pinned forever!
I finally got the pattern from her and made it in ONE NIGHT! It was quick and easy and when my daughter woke up this morning she fell in love! The only thing I would add as a tip is this. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. It’s one of those quick and easy steps that I often skip and overlook. Sometimes I can get away with it, but clearly Lindsey and I crochet very differently because my gauge was WAY off. But it was an easy fix. I didn’t want to start over again so I just cut back a few increase rows and a few length rows and it worked out great!
My gauge is so much LARGER that I’m actually attempting to make the hat for my 10YO right now. The hat itself will be easy to make large enough, but I want to expand the ears as well, so that will be my challenge, but honestly I think it will be just as easy, just add a few rows here and there. I can’t wait to show her, she’ll love having a matching hat with her younger sister.
Curtsay Designs has so many amazing patterns! I love love LOVE this sweet little frog prince cap, and how about this gorgeous Owl hat? Could you just die from cuteness?
And then she has these animal bibs! Seriously? I of course love the pig, but then the chick, the frog? The sweet little dog? So so SO cute. She not only sells a ton of cute patterns (more hats, and afghan, etc…) but some finished products as well, a clutch, a purse and these gorgeous necklaces in a ton of colors!
She also posts small free patterns on her blog, as well as sewing and craft projects, she’s seriously well rounded and talented. Also? She just had the cutest little baby boy (well cutest until MY little boy is born… right?). She also has a facebook fan page that will remind you to check out her latest posts!
And how could I not finish up with this great picture of The Destroying Angel hamming it up for the camera! She hasn’t taken this hat off all day (and it’s stink’in warm here). She’s never left something on her head for so long (with her Aspie-ness she doesn’t like things touching her hair!). This sweet girl has been so upset she doesn’t get to go to school with the older kids ever day. So waking up to this gift this morning totally made her feel special and made her day! Thanks Lindsey!