Thursday, 5 September 2013

Snow Capped Orange

Hi friends,

Yes, its me! Still alive and playing hooky as usual. I know I am writing after many, many days and that is because I was busy with some "behind the scenes" activities. More about that later.

For a change I actually remembered something that I promised earlier and that is, to show you the matching hat I made for the orange and white scarf. So here it is:

crocheted  hat

crochet textured hat

Cute, isn't it? It does look like any simple crochet hat but I am very proud of it. Why?  Because I made it without any pattern. Something which I very rarely do as I am a slave to the written word and also because I just do not have the patience. But this time I had to rack my brains as I wanted a matchy matchy set.
 
crocheted scarf and hat set

The trick was in adapting the scarf pattern to the hat. While the scarf is worked by crocheting back and forth the hat is worked in the round. But I managed to do it without any gaps showing in the pattern. 

I will discuss more about adapting patterns in my next 'scarf and hat' post. I chose white for the crown as I thought orange would look too bright and even kiddish. So the white cuts through the orangey-ness. But I kept the cuff orange as that is the part which is handled the most while putting on and taking off and white may get soiled quite easily.

crocheted hat scarf

The set looks just lovely. What do you say?

Here is a closer look at the stitches and cuff

crochet hat textured stitch

And here is some unknown model wearing it.....   :)  LOL

crochetkari hat

Now, about those "behind the scenes" activities, you may have seen the advertising banners and links on the blog. I know that they are a bit irritating but please bear with me. Recently I came across many articles about monetizing your blog and I thought I should give it a try. Also the real reason is that I am hoping in the long (looooong) run it will help me pay for my yarn acquisition disorder without feeling guilty when I stock up. Since Adsense, for reasons unknown to me, does not want to be my friend I had to hunt for other options. Also fear of html is a big handicap.

Another activity is that I have now joined Twitter. I have not really got the hang of it yet but it is an easy way to "follow" your favorite bloggers, crochet designers and experts. Hoping to be active and tweeting soon. PS- Any tips are most welcome.  :)

This has been a hurried post as I am leaving for Mumbai to celebrate the Ganesh festival with my friends and relatives there. Last year I wrote a small post about this festival and you can read it HERE. I hope I have some good pics to share with you from Mumbai. 

I am also planning to buy some yarn in Mumbai, so wish me luck. No, not for buying but for camouflaging and stuffing it into my suitcase so that nobody is wiser!!  LOL The things one has to do just to keep your hobby alive.

So that is all for now. Can't resist one more pic of my orangey matching set!  :)

crochetkari orange scarf and hat set

Happy crafting and Happy Ganeshotsav


12 comments:

  1. What a lovely winterset! Nice colours, pretty pattern. I've clicked for you, if you are on my blog would you do it for me too, please?
    Have a nice stay in Mumbai, don't buy the shops empty over there lol

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  2. Hi Sangeetha

    Lovely hat and the sets looking yummy!! I loved it. You are sort of inspiring me haha!

    Hmmm... So the b'day girl is going to celebrate her b'day with her mom this time? And she is going to buy loads of gifts for herself to play with? Yes... I mean yarn. Lovely.. Enjoy your hols at BBY. Have great fun


    Lots of love
    Aishwarya

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  3. So cute !
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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  4. The set is lovely. You're crocheting is so neat! Xx

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANGEETHA....


    Girls...., its her b'day today. Join me in wishing her loads of best wishes and tons of luv..


    Hugs
    Aishwarya

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  6. Happy Birthday, Sangeetha!! :) I hope Aishwarya is not kidding that you weigh a ton now;)
    I love that orange color...sweet. Good that you made your own pattern for the hat. Are you planning to make sweater too? Make a contrast color if you are planning to do so.
    All the best for your new adventures on social networking !!

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  7. I just love this pattern so much! And the colors are wonderful too! One of the most striking projects I have seen :)

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  8. Very pretty colours and the cap and scarf look lovely.

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  9. This is beautiful. Where did you find the pattern for the scarf?

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  10. I really like this scarf and hat. Nice pattern and choice of colors too!

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  11. Hi Sangeeta...lovely stuff, I must say! Just wanted to ask though, exactly where do you get your yarn from in Mumbai? any particular shop/market?? Or is there any online shop you buy from?? I really want to buy some thick heavy weight yarn and I cant find :(

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