Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Triple Fail

It is a little known fact that I've been known to hook a time or two. One could say I'm a hobby hooker. Jack of all Trades, Master of None, and all that jazz.

Now before my Father has an aneurysm I must point out that "hooker" is merely a pet name in the crafting world for people who crochet. Get it? They use a crochet hook to make things so they're hookers! Get it?!!!

Yeah.

Jokes are never funny when you have to explain them.

Anyways, moving right along from my funny fail,

I know my way around a crochet hook. And when I saw this project

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I simply had to try my hand at it. How cute would it look on Pork Chop! I even had some olive green yarn in my stash.

I carefully cast on. I crocheted with all my might, the pattern on one leg, and crochet directions on the other. It had been a while and I'd forgotten how fast things work up when crocheted. This was going to awesome.

And the finished result is pretty awesome.

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It just fits the wrong daughter.

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I guess gauge matters in crochet too. *scratches head* Who knew? I ought to check it and see how far off I was. So even though Sweet Pea really likes it, this is a fail.

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So I thought I would modify the pattern. You know, instead of checking gauge and going from there, I decided to just throw in a few extra increase rows, make it larger so it would fit a larger head. It was going to be easy-peasy!

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Yup.

This is also a

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So I abandoned this pattern, I mean, if gauge is that important, this is obviously not the pattern for me. I mean, obviously it was to fiddly. But Pork Chop still needed a new hat. One of the things I loved about the pattern was the tiny brim, so logically I turned to this pattern.

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That's a friend of mine in the red hat. Isn't she cute? I've always wanted to make one of these hats. This seemed like my chance. My time to shine.

Guess what!

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Gauge still matters.

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I think I'll go back to knitting hats. *hmph*

5 comments:

Kaye said...

I'm only laughing because I've done it too!!! Hee hee!

Amber said...

Those are CUTE hats! Send them to me I have a big head.....no no, not in that way though I promise. wink wink
I would not even be able to make a square inch of material stick together without some type of super glue so you are WAAAAY ahead of me. And your sweaters are to die for!

Misty said...

hehe, I love it!

Onica said...

ROFL. With that hat, I used GGH cumba and a smaller hook. I also tried it on as I went and shortened the brim by a few rows. HTH.

And SQUEE... I made it onto someone's blog. And that's a horrid picture of myself.

Carrie said...

Hey, as long as it fits *somebody* in the household, who cares?? :P

I've tried and given up several times on crocheting ... and I only seem to crochet when I'm pregnant. So maybe I ought to give it up this time for good. LOL