What an exciting year as we welcome a little one, my nephew, into the family after 8 years. The joy he has brought into our lives is over whelming. Not only is he beautiful it looks like he’s going to be a great model for some fun knitting crafts. He’s rockin’ my version of a Dino-rific Tail-hat, inspired by the many talented crafters on the most addicting website, Pinerest. When I saw this fun design I knew this is what I wanted to make for him.
Finding a craft to make is at times the easiest part of the process. In my opinion the hardest part is coming up with a pattern that you created so its your version not another persons (It’s always good to give credit where its due). What I did was crochet the hat and knit the tail, increasing and decreasing as I go making sure I get the shape I want. Then I made and attached the spikes. Now the spikes didn’t come out to be the same size (even though I tried to make them that way) so I attached them on largest to smallest. It’s your recreation so there’s no right or wrong way. Mistakes can be part of what makes your creation unique or a genuine one of a kind. For the finishing touch I used a single crochet stitch to add a trim around the entire body.
Whoop there it is! (hahaha) An adorable piece made for my truly one of a kind nephew. Love you bunches!
Inspirations, they come to all of us in different ways and in different times of our lives. Whether you have inadvertently pushed away a loved one and find yourself trying to knit your way back in their lives. If you find yourself knitting to remember a happier time when your children were so small and wore everything you made. Love is my true inspiration for knitting. What is yours? Do you have a story of inspired knitting you’d like to share? if so I would love to hear it. Till then HAPPY KNITTING.
OMG! That is so adorable!
Thank You, it was fun to do. Pinterest becomes addicting and you want to create everything. I have to remember one project at a time.
Thank you. Now I have to come up with another project for my niece who’s expected to meet her family at the end of this month. Two siblings seventeen years apart having babies in the same year. Love my family as it continues to grow.
Sewing for family is what it is all about;). Congratulations to the sisters and cousins!
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