Time for me to do some more boasting about my hooky creations!
It was my youngest sister’s twenty-second birthday last month and I made her a hat. This was my first attempt at making a hat for a grown up and I had a lot of fun with it. I got the pattern off the Lincraft website, it’s called “Angora Beret” (see here). My sister’s name isn’t ‘Cindy’ by the way, I had such fun creating pseudonyms for my children and husband (I named them after literary characters) that I thought I’d do the same for my siblings (named after our corresponding character in “The Brady Bunch”. I would be Marcia.)
I spent a lot of time faffing about with the edging. Everything I tried was either too over-the-top or too plain. The final product is actually my original design! It’s very simple (double, treble, picot, treble, repeat), but it came out of my own head! I’m going to write it up as a proper pattern as I’m sure there’s a raging demand for patterns for lace edging. Plus, this would seem like more of a legitimate blog if I had some bona fide patterns on it (instead of just boasting about projects and general natterings on)
Cindy, being a very kind sister, promptly plonked the hat on her head and said it would give her true hipster cred. I didn’t mean for that last sentence to rhyme, but I’m so glad it did.