Thursday, September 13, 2012

Adventures in Crochet: Angry Birds Hat


I don't know about your kids, but my Not-So-Little-Man LOVES the game Angry Birds.  I've been spending a lot of time in my craft room lately (see This Fabulous Project ), but haven't really made him a whole lot.  But what does a mom sew or crochet for her 12-year-old boy?... 

...Apparently, an Angry Birds Hat.  I've spent time making gifts for my daughters, but felt bad for not having made anything for him, especially since he watched his little brother for me for some of it.  But I, for the life of me, couldn't think of anything that was "man enough" for him.  Enter blogosphere, yay!  I was kind of in the mood to crochet a hat, since he likes hats and the weather will cool down a tad soon.  I went to my go-to pattern site: Crochet Pattern Central and found this super-awesome pattern linked up by Kendra's Crocheted Creations

Here's the side-view:


The pattern was easy to follow and made up mostly of double-crochet stitches.  This hat took me a total of 4 hours from start to finish with some interruptions by Baby Boy and our cat, Half-Wit.  I made a couple of very-minor tweeks to suit my taste and ended up with a hat that Not-So-Little-Man couldn't wait to wear.  He actually wore it to church the next day, in 100+ degree heat with a t-shirt and shorts...  crazy kid.  But it melted my heart that he didn't even care about the heat, he just wanted to wear and show off what his momma made him.  :) 


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20 comments:

  1. So cool!

    I'm hosting my first linky party - would love for you to join in:

    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com/2012/09/weekend-warmth.html

    Thanks,
    Bobi

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  2. That is so cool! Perfect for a boy and the weather coming up!

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  3. I was so addicted to Angry Birds for a while...I can see why he likes it. The hat turned out great!

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  4. This is so cute. My grandson would love this. Thanks so much for sharing on "I Gotta Try That"
    Marcie

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  5. Very cool! I run into the same problem... what do I crochet for teenage boys??? This is great!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  6. adorable!!! i so wish i could crochet or knit. i get too stressed and my lines end up all funky! i know, it's suppose to be relaxing right? hahaha. im a new follower from "i freakin did it friday". come by and visit me too when you can www.kendrakaypahukoa.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm not a perfectionist, so uneven lines don't bug me too much. :) Thanks for the invite, you have a lovely blog. :)

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  7. Athena,
    This is awesome! My daughter loves these kind of hats. Just bought her a super cute owl. Thanks for sharing :)
    Michelle

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    1. Owls seem to be the rage this season. I'm seeing them everywhere. :) My son has now asked me to make him a black angry bird hat. :)

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  8. He looks so ecstatic that you made something just for HIM!!!
    You are an awesome mom....
    What kid WOULDN'T want an Angry Bird hat...
    Looks great on him too....
    :)

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  9. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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  10. It turned out fantastic! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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