Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hat for Baby and The Chihuahua Pit

One of my student assistants taught me how to make a hat. So I made this little hat for my friend's new baby. We started with a chain of about 40, then joined it with a slip stitch. The hardest part was the first row of single crochets around the chain. The most important thing is that you have to make sure that you do not get the chain twisted. You continue around and around with single crochets until the height reaches where you think the crown of the head might be. Then you skip every other stitch around until you finally only have one little stitch left. This happens fairly quickly! You tie it off and it is done. We added a little flower on the side and my first hat is complete! Now to try to make one for my husband - sans flower of course!

When we are at home watching movies, my place is in the middle of the chihuahua pit! While it is difficult to see all of them, I am sitting in the middle of ten dogs. They absolutely love this time. They are the most spoiled animals in the world.

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