The original pattern is for a full-sized afghan but I made it smaller for a baby. There was no hat to go along with it so I winged it and made one to match. I think it turned out pretty good considering there weren't any instructions.
The border on the blanket is with the pattern. It is nice and simple and goes fairly fast. Heck, the whole blanket went fast. I only repeated the color scheme 3 times. The instructions are easy to follow.
The brim of the hat can be folded over twice for a newborn baby or let down to accommodate a bit older baby.
Would I make this again, yes I would. The over all design reminds me of rows of tulips. I used worsted weight yarn from my stash. I did my own color scheme rather than use theirs. I just went with the colors you would normally see in tulips. I am thinking a pretty variegated yarn would make a pretty change.What follows are just some pictures of the blanket as it progressed. I might add that it is so close to being reversible too, which is nice.
I am presently working on another crocheted baby blanket. It is a Lion Brand pattern and another freebie. I will share all that info with you when it is completed. I will also be sending that one to Debi.
Now for what else has been going on around here. The weather is warming up a bit and then we have a blast of more cold and snow flurries. Last week on 2 separate days we got an inch of snow and by late afternoon it was all melted off. A week ago Friday I got stubborn and went out to my 2 apple trees with a bow saw and I trimmed both tree branches to about a foot above my head. My brother with a chain saw would have taken all of 15 minutes doing a job that took me 2 hours. I got myself a nice fall in the mud when I got my foot snagged on one of the branches on the ground. I was not hurt, just my pride and as far as I know, no one was around to see me although I'm sure to someone it would have been a Kodak moment. Dragging the tree limbs to the garden (where they will eventually be burned) was gonna have to wait. I promptly went into the house and called my brother who has promised to trim those trees, letting him know that the job was done and he could cross that chore off of the "TO DO LIST FOR SUE". He did come the next day to help me drag limbs to the garden, but arrived when there was just one left to do. He started up the chain saw and chopped the limbs down to a more manageable state. They are too wet to burn now. Maybe mid summer will be a good time for that.
Then I finally got a hold of a local contractor to put new roofs on the out buildings. I am also going to have them sided so that I don't have to worry about scraping and painting at a later time. The shed will get new doors too. Basically both buildings will get a face lift and so I won't have to worry about them anymore while I am still able to live here. The entire cost is a pretty penny, but there is no price for peace of mind. I am also in the process of selling off my husband's wood working equipment, that is a tearful job. The wood burning stove in the wood shop is sold too. I would like to one day put a vent less propane heater in that building and set up my quilting machine. That is all in the future and right now in the dream stage. So, what is new with all of you? I promised not to get behind on reading blogs but I don't see much reading going on in the next couple of weeks. Although I do not like working on Sundays, the contractors plan on starting in the morning. The dumpster and the supplies were delivered this morning. I am still baby sitting for my grandson and have to have some oral surgery done on Tuesday. I have a full week and pray the weather cooperates so that all this outside renovation goes smoothly and can be done as time permits. Hope all of you are doing well. Bless you and yours ♥