Fall is here! The weather is beginning to cool down in NY, and hats and scarves are once again the fashion accessory of choice around the city.
I was recently asked to make a hat based on the one worn by the character Jayne Cobb in the show Firefly. I’ve never seen the show, but after looking at some pictures on the internet I discovered that the hat definitely has an autumnal color scheme/feel. It was the perfect project to transition into the season.
I started by following this pattern, but quickly realized I had to adjust the sizing for a smaller head. I also decided to decrease stitches at the top instead of closing the hat by weaving it shut.
My brother is the model in the pics above. He’s a good sport.
This is my friend Matt doing his best Michelangelo impersonation. Pattern can be found here.
My boyfriend has been doing some work with a clothing company in NYC called MISHKA. They specialize in urban street wear that feature incredibly detailed illustrations. Since there has been a lot of MISHKA talk around the apartment lately, I decided to see if I could recreate their iconic eyeball design with yarn. The basic shape was easy (stitches in the round in black, blue, and white), but the veins on the outside were a bit tricky. I used a lot of free-form crochet and made up the shapes as I went along. It was a lot of fun, and made me think about creating 3-D crochet forms in a different way. The final design isn’t as “cute” as the stuff I normally make, but I think it worked out ok.
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I know this has been all over the internet, but I had to post it here. Cats? Crochet? Cats and Crochet? The two things I love the most!
This little kitty, a.k.a. Wasabi-chan was attacked by a crow and had to be outfitted in these little costumes to prevent her from further injuring herself. Cute and functional. I love it. For more pics head over here.