I finally added the band to the the Swirls cap. It is kind of hard to see, but the button is visible. I haven't done any more crochet at all since then, it has been very busy at my house. The only free time I have had lately is right at bedtime, and I have been reading a lot instead of crocheting. I have been reading a series of casino/gambling mysteries featuring Tony Valentine by author James Swain. They have been enjoyable reading so far. I am currently on the fifth book of the series, called "Mr. Lucky" and am waiting on the library to notify me about a couple of others by him.
This is the Newsboy cap I mentioned in my last post, finally finished and modeled here by my gs, X. It is a free pattern that I made for my dd, but she isn't here to model it, so X was kind enough to humor his Grandmother. My hat doesn't seem to sit on the head like others of the same pattern that I have seen on Ravelry, so I don't know if I did something wrong, or what. I used a smaller hook than called for (G), but otherwise made the pattern exactly as written. To me this looks more like a Train Engineer's cap (at least on him)! :) I am hoping when dd receives it, it will look more like it is supposed to when she tries it on. (Hopefully, she will send me a photo). I think I just had it set on his head wrong. I also feel like the brim is too wide from side to side. I think if I make another, I will try a smaller brim. Overall, I liked the pattern, and if I had time to sit down very long to work on anything, think it could be made in a day. I used one skein of Red Heart "Lipstick" yarn from my stash. I want to go ahead and make the band that goes across the front also, I think that might help it look more like a newsboy cap, too.
I haven't updated in way too long! Christmas was fun, and we had lots of company. All my grandchildren got to come, after all. I didn't finish the Spiderman-ghan totally, but it is still high up on my to do list! My grandson, X (who it was made for) and my son moved to Fort Worth recently, so now I will get to see him all the time, and he has already been reminding me to finish it! :) I have also started a "Zero" the Ghost Dog, and a Newsboy Cap, both for DD, (no photos yet) that are both nearly completed, as well. I'm haven't been doing so great on working on the baby afghans that I have started, though. Hope to have photos later this week.
The pattern for the Chicken Potholder pictured above can be found in a booklet called "The Ultimate Book of Potholders", issued by Annie's Attic. I recently found a free pattern online, here, that is very similar.
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