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More Cat Hats

I’ve been working diligently on a scarf lately, but I’ve grown bored. So I’ve decided to start working on more hats.

I’ve decided to start a series of hats inspired by the Crazy Cat Hat pattern that I featured in August.

The second hat in the series, which is still in the process of being created, is inspired by my kitty cat Tigger. Being a tiger cat, I chose to use Zebra yarn from Red Heart.

This yarn is a lot thinner than the one called for in the pattern. In order to make my hat fit, I used a K (6.5mm) hook. I also added to the number of rounds to make the hat long enough.

I’m going to begin working on the ear flaps for the hat today. I’m really excited to see how the patterning works out. I really like the spiral stripes it has right now, and I hope that it is able to continue to some degree.



Skull Illusion Scarf

Since Halloween is fast approaching us, I decided to start off the month of October by working on this seemingly innocent scarf that I found on Ravelry.

While browsing through patterns on Ravelry and beefing up my queue, I noticed a lot of patterns for these huge illusion┬ápanels with some really cool characters. I was intrigued, but I was weary that mine would actually come out looking like they are supposed to. So when I came across a listing for an illusion scarf, I decided to give it a try. It seemed like it would be a good way to sample the idea, since it was a repeating pattern, and if I did mess up I’d have less to pull out.

At first, I was concerned that the illusion wouldn’t show up, but after completing the first 30 rows or so, the illusion started to appear.

Working the scarf has been pretty easy so far. The pattern does involve counting to make the texture contrast that forms the illusion, which is somewhat annoying as I like to avoid counting whenever possible. I’ve also forgotten how tedious making scarves is. I’ve spent a few hours working on this so far, and each time I put it down I keep thinking I should be further. I may not be able to finish this by Halloween…