a new monkey hat

Thankfully Little Monkey is still young enough to want to wear most things I put him in. I’m sure if I strapped a pancake to his head, secured it with a ribbon and it kept out the sun, he would still wear it.

I think…

Pancakes aside, but with this philosophy in mind, I started crocheting my first hat.

I had the wool, I had the hook, and I had the image of a lovely warm colourful number. A hat to keep small ears warm, with the little imp running around and looking Β rather dashing in his new hat at the same time.

Now I just had to harness that imagery and put it into practise. Crochet and I were new friends, quite new friends. I was still practising and wasn’t quite sure how to make a hat rather than a… well, a pancake.

Now, how do I make it all go in again?…

Ah well, lets get cracking anyway.

Reclaimed wool from my mum, who in turn had reclaimed it from someone else. Stolen moments at the playground after school to crochet, and a week and a half later Little Monkey can now wear his new pancake…Β I mean hat.

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22 thoughts on “a new monkey hat

  1. So cute! The hat – the boy- the story.
    I think you did a beautiful job- I really can’t master the one hook.
    I need two needles to hang onto and keep track of the work.

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  2. Brydie., your amazing…, this is really cool. I’m giggling this end about the pancake to the head bit.., I’ve no idea how to crotchet, but it looks impressive…. I’ve an imagine of all Cityhippyfarmgirls family all tea cozied up with these cool hats now πŸ˜‰

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  3. Enjoy dressing him while you can. He will have a mind of his own before you know it. Even so, I think he’d still adore this cute little number. The vibrant colours add that extra warm feeling. Very nice.

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  4. How cute is that!!
    It looks much better than my first attempt at a crocheted hat that’s for sure…actually pancake would be a great description of that disaster.

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  5. I love the color combo. So you are getting some chilly weather where you are. You asked about the Northern lights. They are amazing. I have not seen them in awhile, but I have a memory of a few times that just blew my mind.

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  6. Oh, now that is sweet! I’m loving the colours. I wish my first attempts at crochet were this neat!! You know now, that there will be no stopping yourself, don’t you? πŸ˜‰

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