brainwaves, etc.

i forgot to mention where to find the patterns for the beanie and ear warmer in my last post

the beanie pattern is called brainwaves and is designed by liz mcqueenbeanie for amaya - by rita summers 2013 you can download it for free here (includes both child and adult sizes) the ear warmer pattern can be purchased here from tiny tiptoes boutique, and is sized from newborn to adultheadband for amaya - by rita summers 2013 i’ve made the brainwaves beanie many time in various colour combination here they are again in case you missed them

as you can see, some of them are destined for the alice springs beanie festival

beanie fever

as mentioned in a previous post, our group hands of love makes items to give away to those in need

my alter ego, stitchedupmama, got in on the act by making beanies

in fact, she got so carried away that she made some extra beanies for the alice springs beanie festival as well

here are the products of her labour:

for adults

and for babies

over the top 4

this hat took me ages – the ‘flames’ along the side were very time-consuming

but i think it was worth it in the end … i called it firebird (which, incidentally, is also the name of a nest i posted last month)

here’s one side of the hat –

and here’s the other –

over the top 3

i finally finished this set early this month … i ran out of beads so it sat in my basket for a while

i’ve called it panorama, because the colours and textures remind me of the rural landscape here in northeast tasmania

here’s the hat –

here’s the scarf –

and here they are together –

over the top 2

in march i shared a post about an ‘over the top’ hat and collar set featuring hybperbolic crochet, which i called enigma

here’s another set i made about the same time … a hat and matching scarflette, titled equinnox (photos taken outside my gallery on a windy autumn day) –

here’s a closeup of the hat –

and the scarflette –

i had so much fun making this set … letting the ends hang out and adding beads, playing with hyperbolic crochet … and then i wore it, to a psychedelic party …