By Andrea – StuffSheMakes
I have this unwritten rule that I NEVER break. It’s that I don’t do things that can/should be worn. The funny thing is that I can actually make some very complicated and what some people might consider to be advanced things WITHOUT patterns and make them look really good!!! But for whatever the reason, I just can’t do clothing. Even the simplest things. Case in point – a hat for a baby.
I belong to ravelry and the other day I happened to see a picture of someone else’s baby wearing a viking hat with yellow braids!!! They had knitted it but I don’t knit because (and I maintain this belief) knitting is too hard for me to do. So, I went looking for a crochet pattern for this baby viking hat with braids that I just HAD to have and make and I couldn’t find one. Not easily deterred, I decided that, “Hey! It can’t be all THAT hard, right? I mean it’s just a simple hat with horns on it and a couple of braids! It’s no biggie!!!” Well, I was wrong. And how easily I forget my longstanding rule that I shouldn’t be making clothing EVER because the rules don’t apply to me, right?
As you can see from the picture above, my semi-finished project is far from the viking hat that it should be on top of the fact that it doesn’t even fit over my daughter’s head!!! She was a good sport about it though and I – again, breaking my rule of this whole business that I need to stay far away from making clothing – am going to try making it with a pattern of some sort instead. Because – remember? The rules absolutely don’t apply to ME!!!
I’m not making any promises but I’m hoping that at least next time around it fits her even if it doesn’t look good.