Monday, December 10, 2012

What Can It Be? Revealed

Thanks for the guesses you shared. I know I didn’t really give any hints to help, but I really couldn’t think of any that wouldn’t give it away.

As a little backstory as to why I made this hat. We do a gift exchange with members of Steve’s family and the gal I’m giving to is Steve’s niece who is pregnant with her first child…a boy. She wanted gifts from her baby registry. When we went shopping we noticed she chose things with a monkey theme. Amy told me I should make a monkey hat like the owl hat and so I have…

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I used the sock monkey pattern from Repeat Crafter Me for the basic hat and ears (only I used two colors in the ears). The eyes are modified eyes from the Owl hat pattern. I used half double crochets instead of double crochets. And the mouth? Well, that’s me just playing around til I got the shape I thought worked. All in all, I think it came out kind of cute.

I initially did a Google search for monkey hat patterns and this one really inspired the colors. Isn’t that the most adorable baby?? I guess Sock Monkey hats are pretty popular as many of that type came up. I’m not a big  fan of that type of monkey though.

Anyway, it was a fun, fast, little project. And now Jessica would be most happy if I got back to work on a project I was making for her and from which I have gotten completely sidetracked.  Oops.

Oh, we braved the bitter cold(18 degrees and falling) last night to go to the annual Winter Fest in the next city over from us. We went for the first time last year and wanted to see it again. Aside from the frigid temperatures, we had a good time. We thought this ice sculpture was pretty dang cool and thought I’d share. Pictures are from my phone…

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The gal said each reindeer took two hours and it was about 4 hours to make the sleigh. Pretty impressive, if you ask me!

We saw all the prettily lit up trees and stood by several huge bonfires to warm up. We even watched an outdoor puppet show and sang Christmas Carols! And we got those neat 3-D looking glasses where when you look through them at lights a holographic image shows up. This year the image was snowmen. And if you tilt your head from side to side, it looks like they are dancing. *Ü*

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope your week is off to a great start!


Sharli Schaitberger said...

Jeanne, a Monkey - of course!!! It's adorable! You are so clever!

I love the tree shopping photos - the ice sculptures are amazing, just amazing!


Sharli Schaitberger said...

Edit - not tree shopping, but attending/enjoying a winter fest! It looks lovely! I'm not sure I could have handled 18 degrees - I think I'm dying when it gets in the 20's here (very rare, fortunately!). Hugs!

Laurel said...

Cute hat!

Barb said...

The little hat is adorable! You are so good at crocheting! I know the new mom will be thrilled with her gift.

Well goodness, it sure is cold where you are! I love the ice sculptures...they are pretty amazing!

Happy Crocheter said...


Well I was way off on my guess. But I do love your monkey hat. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.