Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Hats and Laps

Hi everyone
Recently I have been searching Ravelry for a beret pattern, when what should I find but the lovely The Adventures of the Gingerbread Lady had kindly posted a pattern for a very simple one that I just had to try. She named it "The Big Button Beret". It was also completely opposite to what I will be showing you below - it used 4ply/sock yarn and 3-3.5mm hook, I actually used a 4mm hook as the change was too much for my fingers to deal with

Unfortunately I ran out of yarn, the band should be 3 times wider.  While it did fit DD3's head, it really needed the wider band.  As I don't know any young children with heads the size of WtP it will have to be frogged and rethought

After seeing Never Knew's Rainsong Blanket, I thought the pattern was intruiging and put it on the must-must do list.  Then I saw Karin aan de haak's one.  Well the rest is history so while waiting for yarn for a gift blanket, I thought I would give this a go with yarn I had in my stash.

Wide enough to put over 2 laps
Long enough to cover the legs and laps

I still see elephants!!!
So I named it "Fantastia"

Details - 10ply/Aran weight
Cotton/Acrylic mix
Hook - 6mm/J
Chained 207
(I think I would do a foundation row of sc/dc next time, just for my ease)
Measurements - 145x91cm /57x36in
Pattern found here at The Art of Crochet
Used one ball of each colour - 16 colours in total
I worked 2 rows of sc/dc around the edge with leftover yarn

Definitely will be re-working this pattern
But next time, back to my comfort zone, 8ply/DK and 4-5mm hook
Probably try it with 2 or 3 colours as a baby blanket


  1. Gosh Maria you've been busy.
    Wonderful colours, wonderful pattern!
    Love Suex

  2. Wow, that was quick! Looks fabulous! Yay for you! :-)
    Caz :)

  3. What a busy lady you have been my friend. I liked this over on Karin's and well,... still do. Added to the list. Oh, the list... yes, it big and long....

    Fab Posting,

  4. Maria, what busy fingers I love the blanket and beret - I remember making crochet berets when at school, but I can't remember what I did now! x

  5. the blanket is just lovely! i really like the pattern... nice colours too!

  6. Fantastic. I'm continually amazed at how much stuff all you crocheters get finished!

  7. I see elephants too! Love that pattern and will definitely be adding it to my list of those I do for the veteran's here locally. Thanks for sharing it!

    I'm following now too, and adding you to my blog roll.

  8. Love the lapghan, the colors work so beautifully together! Thansk for stopping by my blog!