Friday, February 29, 2008

I'm crocheting! I'm crocheting!

Dear Shayne,

Crochet is a craft that has always held some fascination for me, but every time I've tried it, I've failed. Actually, I did make a scarf once in Single Crochet with a crowbar-like hook and giant yarn. But other than that... nothin'.

But there's this cowboy (well, cowgirl) hat in Debbie Stoller's book The Happy Hooker that I've wanted to make since I first saw it. We have Western Wednesday every week at work (it's not mandatory and most people don't participate, but I think it's fun) so this is a hat I could really get some mileage out of.

My crocheting friend Jocelyn (you've seen some of her lovely crafts before here and here) is a Crochet Master and has graciously agreed to step me through it. Here's what I have so far:
WiP: Cowgirl hat

Doesn't look like much, does it? When it's done, it will (in theory) look like this:

(That's a photo of the book. The pattern is called "Yeehaw Lady." Hee.)

Do you think when I finish this hat and put it on, I will also look like that model? One can only hope. Crochet is magic, right?



Shayne said...

Yea, Jocelyn! I bet you'll find crocheting easier than knitting, once you get going. You're doing great already. What do you usually wear for Western Wednesday?

kelly said...

I'm pretty lame and usually wear 1 of 2 plaid shirts I own. I really should get more -- I have a tendency to embrace a "uniform."

I also have a straw cowboy (cowgirl?) hat that I keep at my desk. If I remember to put it on throughout the day, I do. If (when!) I finish this hat, I will wear it all the time! :)

I need to get some boots -- I have, erm, "issues" with boots fitting (read: cankles) but I need to look into some boots that lace up.

Jan said...

crochet ... when bad things happen to good yarn. shudder.

I'm going to have to stage an intervention. Step away from the kool-aid.