Friday, December 14, 2007

The hat that ate my roommate...

****** LAST DAY TO ENTER THE CONTEST FOR THE SPAFINDER GIFT CERTIFICATE!!*******

Devon and I decided it was a craft holiday this year, so we made each other's gifts. He made me an awesome craft tool with yarn dispenser, mini hand clamps, and a threader for my yarn. In return, he requested a monster hat. Well, he requested a hat that looks like a HeadCrab with eyes, which turned out to be a monster hat.

With the inspiration provided by another crochet pattern for a head crab I began my work. First I looked for yarn that looks like gray matter, not an easy task. It would seem that most people don't want their crocheted goods to look like brain. Who knew? I found a mutli-colored brown and mauve cotton yarn that when crocheted attained a mottled appearance, lending a bit of authenticity to the monster hat.

Then I added pure white for it's terrifying jaws, and googly eyes.
The end result?

It's kinda cute isn't it? Does Devon like it?


Of course he does! How can he not like a hat that doubles as an attack puppet? Here is the hat eating my roommate:



I am ridiculously pleased with the outcome of this particular project. It has been a busy season for me, as I have made several gifts, including new stockings for the kids, but it is so much fun to make everything. I can tell you I am very interested in adding googly eyes to other crocheted gifts, so don't be surprised to see monster purses, snake scarves, and more coming from me in the future.

4 comments:

ellen said...

That is a great hat! I could totally see Simon wearing something like that. No, that wasn't a hint to make him one, just an observation.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Cute!

Does it whisper "Braaaaains!" as it latches on?

Mom said...

Totally awesome, Catt. It really turned out well. I'm so impressed with your abilities.
Love & see you soon!

Winnie said...

It's so cute! I think it compliments Devon's head. ;-)

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