Thursday, November 25, 2010

One Gift Done...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you've had a wonderful day with your loved ones and didn't eat so much that you are uncomfortable. Ours was quiet, but nice. The turkey was yummy and the girls are healthy and happy. There's not much more that one can ask for. *Ü*

As my title indicates, I can check off one gift as being done for this holiday season. I have a mom friend whom I hang out with after school (not Susi) who really likes to wear newsboy style caps. I thought it might be fun to make one for her as I really enjoy her company while our kids are playing for a bit before heading home. I tried making a freebie pattern and got it done to the brim part and thought it looked a bit small. I had Jessica try to put it on and it didn't even fit her eight year old head, so I knew it wouldn't fit my friend(kind of frustrating when you know your gauge is right, but it was free, so I can't really complain too much). I decided to go ahead and buy the pattern I had been eyeing for a few days. It's on Ravelry and you need to be a member to access it (although it's free to register). It's called Swirls Cap created by Sophia Kessinger (if you decide to take a peek on Ravelry you can look it up by that information).
Here's how it turned out:

I'm a little worried this one might be a teensy bit big (although it fits my head comfortably, if a bit floppy). If it is, I can always make her another one and adjust the size. This worked up really quickly as it is double crochets (my favorite crochet stitch). The pattern didn't call for a button on the flower, but I thought it would look neat with one. I found the vintage button in my stash and am really pleased with how it looks.

As this Thanksgiving comes to a close, I'd like to thank you all for your visits and comments. I truly appreciate  your time and generosity. If I've managed to make you smile, I'm thrilled. I hope the rest of your holiday weekend is wonderful!


Laurel said...

What cute hat!

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, this is adorable! She is going to love it! The flower with the brad is awesome. Great job!

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

Alanna said...

What a darling hat. I can't believe that you can just whip things up like this. Again Jeanne, your talent is so abundant.

I'm glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving. Blessings for a great weekend.

Sharli said...

Oh My Goodness, Jeanne! This hat is just amazing!!!! I really love the swirl, and the button and flower are an awesome touch! It's perfect!!!!!

ps - I, too, had a great T-Day - met my DDs boyfriend's family and really love them!

Kathi C. said...

Love this hat and so will your friend. I, too, love the swirl. Neat pattern. The button you used is the perfect finishing touch.

I am happy to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving. We're celebrating twice - yesterday at home and tomorrow at my sister's house - compliments of Mother Nature who made travel a not-so-good idea yesterday.

Jena said...

What a darling hat - I'm sure she'll love it! Glad to hear you had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving - wish I could say the same, Influenza B kinda put a kink in our plans, but we still enjoyed it. I just want to take the time to say Thank YOU for all of your sweet comments, you always make my day!

Anonymous said...


I love the hat and think I'll go over to Ravelry and get the pattern too. You have inspired me to make yet another hat. Thanks for sharing and I love the button too.


Jackie said...

Oh great job on the that sweater too and the necklace...great job!