It’s amazing how life works… You just never know where it will twist and turn to and what new beginnings might come from something you thought wasn’t anything big. When I decided to make hats for my nieces and nephews this Christmas I thought that would be it. Then one thing led to another, I wanted a thicker hat for myself and before I knew it I was working on 3 different patterns.
As I always do I shared photos of what I was making on Instagram and Facebook and then one morning there was a message from Drops Design – the company that make the yarn that I use for all the hats – asking if I would send photos of my hats so they could share them on their social media page. I did a very long inward happy dance and am now working on the patterns every day along with making orders for hats.
I used to crochet every day, but somehow that has been sidelined for the moment as these hats just keep coming! I’m working on one pattern in Drops Andes, a chunky wool/alpaca mix that is very soft and snug. There will be three different pattern variations for that hat (at least!) and for now it will be only in one-size adult fit. This is one of the variations below – the cowl is my Chunky Herringmesh Cowl in the same yarn, you can get the free pattern for that here.
The other pattern is in a Drops Nepal, an Aran weight wool/alpaca mix yarn. The one I’m working on at the moment will be in 4 sizes: baby/toddler, child/small adult, medium/large adult and x-large adult. The sizes have been tweaked a few times and tried on various sizes of heads! For now it will be in a basic stripe pattern. Once these are made there are the at least dozen of crochet patterns I’ve been wanting to develop for ages and at least 2 more types of knitted hat…. At least I know I won’t get bored anytime soon!
© SARAPHIR QAA-RISHI