Brrr! We’ve had a definite change in the weather lately, and a nasty cold snap this week. I have been crocheting hats – pretty shell-stitch ones for the girls in shades of pink and green, and a quick-but-warm one for myself.
As I worked on the flower to adorn Babess’ hat, I asked Fainjin whether he would like me to make him a hat, too.
“Yes!” he agreed, then looked at what I was doing. “But not a pink one. And no flowers.”
Fair enough. It’s a few years since he asked me to make him a pretty dress, after all. “What colour hat would you like, Fainjin?”
“I want a dinosaur hat! With spikes!”
Ummm. OK, then. This is no time to ruin the illusion that Mummy can do anything. We had a look on the internet, and he decided he wants one like this – only bigger, obviously, since that’s a newborn hat. We discussed the merits of “googly eyes” and he eventually decided he doesn’t want his dinosaur hat to have eyes.
There was a yarn sale at my favourite shop today, so I bought several balls of dinosaur-coloured yarn, and I have cobbled together a sort-of pattern from bits and pieces of other patterns, as is my wont. Mostly I’m making it up as I go along.
When I’m done with that, Babess would like some gloves…
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