Wanting to make another hat in my newest design, I found two partial balls of brown cotton yarn. Well, I ran out of brown yarn. Not wanting to add to my growing stash of partial balls/skeins of yarn (and save a trip to the yarn store), I found some black cotton yarn and continued with the hat. The effect was pleasing, at least to me.
I also changed the brim to match the stitch pattern of the crown.
Still working on the pattern - this time with the new brim. If you missed my original post - see it here. I'm still accepting name suggestions for the hat with the originator of the name to receive the pattern as a prize. Post your ideas for the name of this hat to either this post or the original post.
I've finally added a new design to my list of patterns - but I need a name for it.
The brim is very firm and the crown has a nice texture. A few suggestions? All I've come up with is "Textured cap with brim". The entire hat is done non-stop with one strand of Caron Simply Soft yarn. The brim is done in a new technique I just learned that produces a very firm fabric.
I made a preliminary version for each of my three granddaughters (in pink, of course), but this one is the final design - I just need a better name.
I haven't finished the pattern yet, but if your name is selected, I'll send you a copy of the completed pattern for your assistance.
Remember back in January when I broke my ankle? Well, I'm all healed now. I thought you might like to see these x-rays of the healed ankle with screws still installed. The doctor says they can stay unless they bother me. I feel no further affects from the injury or surgery, so I guess I'll keep them.
The good news is that the motorcycle looks worse. Long story short: someone stopped quickly in front of me and when I hit the brakes, the rear end slid out, and I tumbled off. I was only going around 10-15 miles per hour, but when I stepped off the sliding motorcycle, I broke my left ankle.
The repetitive actions needed for knitting and crochet can bring the mind and body to a state called a "relaxation response" that is quite similar to what people experience with techniques such as repetitive prayer, yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, and other relaxation disciplines. Research at the Harvard Medical School Mind/Body Institute has found that when an individual is crocheting (or knitting) his/her heart rate can drop 11 beats a minute and his/her blood pressure drops as well. These results can have significant health benefits for people who knit and crochet. Therefore, I am a man who crochets. I design my own crochet and sell patterns and finished projects.