Sunday, August 8, 2010

Etsy Shop

I have finally started an Etsy shop called ApplePaper. I've been wanting to do it for ages, crocheting lots of stuff but not listing it anywhere - yeah that's me! I've got three listed to start with but when some of my Trademe auctions finish I will move them here too. This one is based on the 'Boy Beanie' from 'Stitch 'n Bitch' - The Happy Hooker - I have done a few of them and I'm really happy with how they turn out. The top can look a little bumpy  while you are making it (like it has corners that don't belong there) but it the end it has a nice round fit just like a beanie should.

When I'm just winging it (making it up as I go along). I tend to gravitate towards a hexagonal shape like this Newsboy Cap from Drops which I love making too. I don't really like the texture in the pattern so I just leave it plain but the basic pattern is suitable for adults and children and I have tried it in several types of yarn too. I just judge as I'm going along how big it should be on top and how tight around. Without using a pattern and with my aversion to measuring gauge my hats usually come out all different sizes. I only measure properly if I am making one for a particular person....

This one is crocheted with really nice Super
Chunky Wool Blend yarn. It feels really cuddly and is really big and slouchy. The one below is crocheted with two starnds of 100% DK Wool. One strand of Dark Pink and the other is a mid Purple. The result is still chunky and textured but is obviously a lighter weight hat and also looks nice for an adult or child.


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