With winter well on it's way and wanting to make a couple of gifts for some sweeties, beanies seemed to be an obvious choice. I found a couple of patterns on Ravelry that I liked the look off and set to it.
One for a girl: The pattern was pretty simple and it is also where I learned about fpdc and hpdc to create a ribbed effect. The flower is different from the one on the pattern. I may have made it up from flowers I've done previously.
For both hats I used two strands of 8ply Loyal wool. The girl one was adjusted in size and length to make sure it was big enough using my little model. The boy pattern was not adjusted at all (even though it's supposed to be adult size), but I think being fairly tight in my crocheting meant it ended up being the right size for a little boy. And the recipients loved them so mission accomplished!
Today is the last day to link up for the great April giveaway sponsored by the ladies at More Than Fabric. The winner can choose a set of fat quarters from one of these two ranges! Swoon...
Looking forward to seeing what you've all been making!