If you follow my blog page on Facebook, you may know that I'm a HUGE fan of Repeat Crafter Me's blog. Sarah is incredibly creative, and makes the neatest/cutest patterns. I'm pretty much addicted to her website. So when I got the request to do a penguin hat, her blog is the first place I looked!
Sarah's patterns are incredibly easy to read, and she gives the best points/tips. Every pattern of her's that I've used has turned out great on the first try. I highly recommend her page if you are into crocheting, even if you're brand new!
You can find her original pattern for the penguin hat here. If you take a look, you'll see that my project ended a bit differently than Sarah's. The original hat has cute ear flaps with pompoms on the bottom (love!), but the sweet lady who requested this from me wanted the long scarf with pockets instead.
The only alteration I made to her pattern was to continue DC's in place of the ear flaps. I crocheted 16 DC for 60 rows, then increased to 20 DC for 24 more rows. I followed her instructions for placing the second earflap to place the second half of the scarf. When I did the SC around the outside of the hat/scarf, I folded the bottom section of the scarf in half (12 rows of 20 DC) and continued to SC through both layers to hold it together.
See? This is why I don't write patterns. Haha! I'll leave that to Sarah and the rest of the professionals.
Didn't it turn out too cute? I'm so excited to put it in the mail tomorrow!
And thanks, Sarah, for the awesome patterns!
I've been so gratefully overwhelmed with custom orders. I was concerned that the orders would stop after Christmas and that I may have to work outside the home. I have SO much respect for the mamas (and papas!) who go back to work after baby is born. The thought of it breaks my heart. BUT I have maintained enough orders to let me stay home! It does take a lot of my time, though, especially with Bean teething and crawling and trying to stand, so if I haven't posted in a while and you're wondering where I'm hiding, it's likely behind a crochet hook! :D
Mama Bear of one Baby Bear, Bean, who both love Papa Bear, and live in a crafty, gluten-free cozy den.