Random Ramblings: Owl beanie

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Owl beanie

Quite some time ago, while surfing the internet, I came across this picture.  I instantly fell in love with them and knew that I wanted to attempt to make my little Chloe her own.  
(I am sorry I do not know the photo source of this picture, I saved it to my computer back then)

Well I went to Joanns with my friend Coree and we picked out the yarn and came back to my house and we got started. Well my first attempt was a no go. It was way too big. I wasn't going by any instructionsl, I was just winging it. Well I was using a puff stitch so it made it a bit stretchy, so it was just too big for her. So I started a new one with a smaller crochet hook and it was coming out much better. Well then I put it up, and didn't pick it back up until the end of last month. 
I said that this year is going to be the year to finish up all those half done projects, and by golly I want to get them done. 
So I pulled it out one night and got to work on the eyes and the pompoms on top.  Then I did the  braided things that come down on the sides.  I put it all together and LOVE LOVE LOVE how it came out.  She really liked it too, however that night she just would not stay still long enough for me to get a picture of her in it. 

The next day I put her up on the pool table and was able to get a couple shots of her with it on.

Since I made the first beanie, I used up all the rest of the brown on this secong beanie.  I still had alot of the other colors though, so I had an idea.  I put the pink, green,blue, white and blue together and crocheted another beanie.  A simple one and I used a puff stitch. 
I think it came out pretty cute too, and it is pretty thick.  I made it small so I can use it for newborns photoshoots. 

I can't wait for it to get cold here in Southern California so that little miss Chloe can use it sometime soon.  I can't wait to use the multicolored beanie for a photo shoot soon too. 
Have you crocheted anything recently?