At the moment my only opportunity to crochet is in the evening when I get home from work, and by the time we have had our tea, done the usual jobs and sorted the ironing, there is very little time to work on something that would take me months to finish if it were anything of any reasonable size.
So, I thought that maybe creating lots of small things, rather than one big one, might be the way to go and would also result in me feeling as though I had actually achieved something. I also have lots of individual balls of yarn that would be suitable for projects such as this and children's/babies hats seemed like the ideal solution, but I would invent my own patterns as I went along, hopefully creating a more individual look.
The first hat was started a couple of weeks ago, in a pixie-style, using a ball of cotton/bamboo mix.
The next hat is even smaller and would be ideal for either premature or very small baby girls.
It is crocheted from soft pink acrylic yarn, has a small brim to keep the sun out of little eyes and is decorated with a small pink button on the front left.
This hat can also be worn with the brim turned up.
Finally for now, I have created a hat for girls aged 6-12mths.
Onto this I then crocheted straight sides in a smaller stitch.
It too can be worn with the brim up or down and has a small strawberry-shaped button attached to the front left. Warm enough for winter, it also has plenty of ventilation so that it is also suitable for slightly cooler late spring days too.
I'm really looking forward to developing what I have learned with these three hats and making quite a few more.