Flower Pot is another pattern from Susan B Andersons Itty Bitty Hat Book. I made some changes to the pattern as follows:
I used a variegated yarn instead of solid for the pot base.
I opted to use a different pattern for the flowers. I didn’t like the tiny “disappearing” flowers called for in the book. So I went “here” to get a pattern from Teresa.
I accidently made 5 stems instead of only 4.
The book calls for basketweave stitch pattern for the main body of the pot. Instead I used the basketweave for 8 rows (enough to complete 1 full round of the pattern) and then I switched to a seed stitch. My reasoning was aesthetic. It was all in how I wanted my “pot” to look. 🙂
I think if I were to make this hat again, I would indeed go for a solid colour body, and use groupings of flowers to embellish the hat. Oh wait! There’s a whole other hat pattern in the book that does just that. Time to get out the circular needles and cast on again.
Incidently, in case there’s someone out there besides me who didn’t know this … there’s a wonderful on-line resource called Ravelry. It is a cool spot to keep track of your projects and make notes as little reminders to yourself. It also helps to provide a knowledge base for others who may be looking at trying certain patterns. There is supposed to be a sense of community too, but I haven’t found it. Maybe it’s because I’m not sure where to look for it. Regardless, lots of freebie patterns and designer patterns available for reasonable rates. Super spot to scope out ideas and get the creative juices going for your next knitting / crochet project.
Not into knitting or crochet? Perhaps paper crafts is more your thing? I wish I had the creative thought process some of you have. Linda, over at CraftaholicsAnonymous blog, (a blog I visit everyday for fantastic ideas and easy how-to’s, is amazing! She comes up with decore ideas that boggle my mind. Anyway, she happens to be giving away a very cool cutting tool that you may appreciate – espeially if you like scrapbooking and or card making. Check it out.
Thought for the day: “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”