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October 14, 2011

A Hobby Revived

Years ago, when Josh was little I took up the hobby of crocheting. In fact while I was pregnant with him I was on bed rest, so I had lots of time to crochet. I made a little sweater for him. Problem was it turned out kind of girly looking so he didn't wear it much! As more little ones came along, I just didn't have the time for this hobby anymore, so I put it aside. But the crocheting bug never went away! This summer I took it up again and started by making some hair bands for the little girls. I was also was able to sell a couple at the Farmer's Market. Now as the cooler weather approaches and I am finding more time to actually sit, I decided to find a pattern for a little girls hat. I found this one on Etsy that I really liked. So the last couple of days in my spare moments (and whenever else I needed to sit:), I worked at making a couple of them. When Brooke and Mikaya saw me model the first completed one on their dolls and I saw their eyes light up, I decided to make the first couple as practice ones for their little babies! Here's how they turned out. I think I have it mastered now and am looking forward to making more. Best thing about the pattern is it goes from newborn to adult! My next project is to attempt a puppy hat for the Josiah and Jaden from another pattern I got from Etsy. What hobbies are you working on this winter?


2 Moms of a Feather...Stick Together said...

Cute hats!
BTW...the dolls almost look real.
I like to do embroidery...need to finish some projects.
Take care,
Nancy (Mommy2)

The Munck Family said...

Oh my...how cute! I'm sure your 2 sweet girls are going to love the hats! Enjoy your the revival of your hobby, your very good at it!

Sharon said...

Since we don't have winter in Miami, one has to be intentional about slowing down and giving our bodies a rest that 'real winter' provides on default due to weather and such. Thank you for the reminder that 'winter' is coming. I hope to do some crafts and work on my photography. I also get to spend a week with my parents-- at the beach. :)

Dustine said...

Beautiful! It would be really cute to make a matching set for your family. :)
I'm asking my daughter if she can give this a go, as she is the crocheter in our family.

Harry and Nancy Pauls said...

Beautifully done. Isn't it wonderful to have a hobby that makes so many people smile? I saw an infant with a little orange touque with a green "sprig" on the top. Looked like the cutest little pumpkin. Glad you've been able to revive a fun hobby.