I'm crocheting the Shells Beanie from Crochet Slouchy Beanies and Headwraps! It's a bright and bulky dream project. Even if it does look a little like a hot pad from the 1970s right now.
|Which is a fine way to look, I must say.|
I'm using a J hook and a skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Jiffy that I hopes lasts me to the end of this hat. It's a nice, squishy project with rows and rows of shells. I love shells. This is so close to feeling like I'm crocheting a large circular granny square hat that I smile every time I think about it.
I'm halfway through the body now, and I think I can finish this up over the weekend. I'm not sure if this is going to go straight to my gift stash, or if I'll give this to my sister for her birthday next week. But someone's going to love it, that's for sure! It's been a while since I've crocheted a pattern from Crochet Slouchy Beanies and Headwraps, and I'm not sure why. These patterns are lovely! Cooler weather is just a couple of months away, and I want to make a few more patterns from this book before fall! I love a good slouchy hat, and this hat in particular is just too dadgummed cute for me to not make it. Hats are a great summer project.
Even though this summer has been beautifully not-terrible, I still have a hard time focusing on big cold-weather projects. I bought the yarn for a sweater a month ago and haven't knitted anything other than a gauge swatch. My plans for blankets? Just plans. All my lofty goals of baby booties and hats? We don't have to talk about it! It's summertime and the living's easy! We're riding high on piles of zucchini and squash and flip flops and long, sunshiny days! Cold weather crafting is the farthest thing from my mind. But I know I'll need some warm hats and scarves in my gift stash soon enough.
This great bulky weight project is going to crochet up quickly and cutely. I'm so happy my spellcheck didn't flag "cutely." I like that word. And I like this hat pattern. I can't wait to see it all worked up!