Anyways, long story short, I saw some photos on Facebook which sent me to Etsy which led me to Michael's and the end result is that I made this little aviator bomber hat for my son.
|Here's a sort of front/side/top view|
|I had to crochet buttons because I couldn't find|
any that coordinated well & were big enough
I bought the pattern on Etsy and am fairly pleased with the result. I don't know if I'm just a bit out of touch with what current crochet patterns are like, but I felt like the pattern could have been more explicit. It wasn't difficult to follow, by any means, but it wasn't what I was used to.
|Chicks dig me because I can fly planes|
I think he's adorable, obviously, but the hat would be cuter if I made a bigger size. In my defense, he is only 5 months old and I made the 6 to 12 month size (based on his measurements and ensuring proper gauge).
|He's just got a HUGE noggin|
Ah well, it doesn't take long to make one of these so I'll just make a bigger one. Next time, though, I will use two strands of worsted instead of the bulky yarn.
|I love him!|
If you're interested, here's how I made the buttons:
Ch 3. 8 hdc in second chain from hook. Join with sl st, fasten off. (Make 2)
I sewed the buttons onto the front flap, then stitched the flap to the hat when I added the "X" in the center of the button.