I made her some little things awhile ago (click here to see them) but had to stop the creating process because I ended up with a bad case of poison ivy while I was weeding. Yay, me.
It lasted a MONTH y'all! As soon as I thought things were better, the dried up patches would start itching and swell up again. Then I'd have to start back up with the vinegar and benadryl cream. That prescription steroid cream my doctor gave me? Meh...didn't do a THANG....I'm lucky like that.
In any event, the second my blisters dried up for REALS, I grabbed my yarn and hook and started creating. It was a FLURRY of yarn around here because I had to make two of both things.
Amy had a pin of two hats that were for sale on etsy. The original hats were knit and I'm not that good yet. Instead, I used a couple different crochet patterns (1 free and 1 purchased so I can't share) and morphed them together to get these. Similar and so cute! I used "I Love This Yarn" for the hats so they would have a little umpf to them and stand up.
Then I made her two little photo prop/stroller sized receiving blankets to go with the hats. I used Yarn Bee Effervesce baby yarn for the blankets for softness.
I got the pattern from lacy crochet here but adjusted the pattern to make it much smaller. I also used two strands held together and worked a different edge. The blankets turned out so soft and squishy. I was planning on edging the entire thing with short fringe but decided against it at the last minute.
BTW, The color actually matches the hats. I took the photos at different times because of my ongoing love affair with poison ivy and had already wrapped the hats before making the blankets.
Her twins are going to be soooo cute in their little photo. I am hoping she will let me share their photo here once taken.