- Grand Canyon (rkcowan.wordpress.com)
I love a challenge and doing something different. A coworker came up to me all excited. She had a picture and wanted to know if I could make what was in the picture. So I looked and it was a dog wearing a cap. I said “Sure. Give me the kinds of dogs and sexes and I’ll bring samples tomorrow.” She needed 8 in a variety of sizes. I had never made hats for dogs before but she was willing to trust me. Here was a custom order and I am not going to turn that down!
I brought her 2 samples Friday. They weren’t completely finished with pompoms but she is going to try them out and let me know how it goes. Here is the picture she sent me of one of the caps on her dog.
I made a few today and tried them on my Jack Russell terrier. He is not a happy old man under normal circumstances and my grandson thinks he is embarrassed wearing a hat. Notice the ears turned back! I have more caps made but I’ll have to get another dog to model them!!!
I am thinking about putting a few caps in my Etsy shop. I’ll work on some ideas this week.
I have been working on some preemie ribbed caps and booties.
I absolutely loved this pattern for the cap http://smiley-netta.blogspot.com/2010/03/ribbed-crochet-preemie-hat.html. The stretch is perfect for preemies. I ended up going a little crazy with it. It is easy to make bigger or smaller by how many stitches you start out with.
Anyway, I decided the cap needed some booties to go with them. I didn’t like any of the patterns I ran across for it because I wanted the same amount of stretch. Plus it looks better when the cap and booties have the same stitch. So I made my own pattern. I used the new Stitch works program I got recently and made a chart. If you want it, let me know. It is a PDF file and I will be happy to share.
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