Sunday, April 28, 2013

Shell Stitch Spring Hat

Hello there! I'm so excited to show you the very first hat I ever crocheted.
 
For this project, I used the Adult Spring or Easter Hat Shell Stitch Cotton Hat with Spring Blossoms by Cre8tion Crochet. I confess that the first time I saw Lorene's spring hat from All Free Crochet, I went restless in bed thinking of a good substitute since I didn't have a whole skein of white in my stash.

Good I had this yarn given by Aunt Marly two months ago! 
What a very nice and perfect gift because the color was just an appropriate match to my outfit during our summer outing! I started working on the hat three nights prior but because I would end up sleeping while watching my favorite TV series, I wasn't able to finish the project in time for the event. I traveled to the resort still crocheting the last two rounds of the hat. The place was not very far. We arrived there before I could finish the last round. So instead of exploring and enjoying the place immediately, I still had to work on the last few inches of slip stitches before I could wear the hat during our photo ops. 

First, here's a photo of my hat, minus the spring blossoms. I still need to dig for some pieces from my stash box. Oh, by the way, my colleagues suggested I added another round to make the brim wider to protect my face against the heat of the sun. I did as they suggested.
But let me tell you a little secret. I have to confess I made a mistake in Round 4 where I lacked 2 DCs which later would form one shell. It was too late for me to unravel some rounds as I didn't have the luxury of time anymore. The mistake made the hat a little tight when I tried it on. I thought of making some changes in the pattern, so in Round 12, instead of just making only 4 DCs, I made 6. That created a ruffled effect on the brim. Not bad!

See the photo below? My colleague posed wearing the hat while I was hurrying to make the last few rounds.
Madame Chit posing with my unfinished hat on
Now, here are other photos of me (wearing my hat) with my other colleagues taken in Mi Terraza, a private resort located at Antipolo, Rizal.
Me with sweet and pretty Charisse
Daisy took a photo of herself with my Spring hat on and made some artistic twists on her photo. See this---
Daisy with my Spring Hat on
Isn't that cute? We sure had an enjoyable time bonding, playing games and enjoying the food together. More pictures posted in my FB account at Eve Sison.

Enjoy your weekend!
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6 comments:

  1. What a darling hat! Thank you for hopping on board The Great Blog Train! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Thank you for the ride, Marci! Hope I could get another ticket for the next trip!

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  2. So cute!! I'm definitely going to be making myself one of these hats. Thank you for linking up on our blessings day!

    Many blessings - Julie

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    1. Thanks, Julie! If you make one, make sure to fasten some flower blossoms to make it a real spring hat. Mine still lacks some adornments.

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  3. Your hat is adorable! I love the color. You did such a fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. Happy Friday!!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. So glad to hear that, Kathy! It's a pleasure to share our talents.

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